The thing about running gags is by their very nature, they're all considered funny to some and overused to others. But consider this; isn't a joke more amusing when accompanied by an illustration? When it comes down to it, gags involving actions in addition to words seem to hold more water. "Team Rocket's blasting off again" wasn't merely a phrase, it was the trio physically flying off in a comical fashion. When Brock went crazy over a girl, the witty and corny dialogue was always followed by physical intervention. Even Butch and Stephan's name joke boils down to Butch blowing a fuse vs Stephan awkwardly complaining. It all comes down to that old saying "actions speak louder than words". It holds true in tv shows just as much in real life.
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1. The Anime: OS > AG > BW > DP > XY
2. The English Dub: 4Kids + TAJ Productions (Seasons 1-5) > 4Kids Entertainment (Seasons 6-8) > DuArt Film and Video (Seasons 11-Current) > TAJ Productions (Seasons 9-10)
3. The Games: XY > BW > RSE > GSC > Y > HGSS > DP > RBG
4. The Manga: RSE > RBY > DPPt > BW > GSC
5. Pokemon: The Origin: Excellent: 94.7/100.
English Dub Episode 1: 85/100
English Dub Episode 2: 80/100
English Dub Episode 3: 100/100
English Dub Episode 4: 80/100
English Dub of The Origin: 86.3/100
6. The Movies: OS > AG > DP = BW
Brock's running gags only became bad because he was there for so long. 600 episodes is a lot of time for the same crap.
I also felt Wobbufett was an overused running gag during mid/late Johto, but they toned him down once Hoenn started.
I don't know if it's a gag, but whenever the characters agree on something, they say "right". It's always been in the anime and I've always found it annoying.
Pokemon popping out of their poke balls when they aren't wanted! (Psyduck, wobbufet, oshawott) and the "abused fire type starter ash always encounters. Fire type are supposed to be badasses!
To always have confidence, to always believe, to always be ready and willing. This is what it means to be... Serperior.
My Heartgold team:
1. Iris's "You're such a kid!"
2. Cilan's cooking references and "EVALUATION TIME!"
3. Georgia the Dragon buster annoys me for no reason, her presence just irritates me!
So, I herd u liek mudkipz
Team Rocket's blasting off lost me back in IS, so I'm glad that stopped.