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laying pipe

laying pipe  n.— «“laying pipe”: writing and delivering the onerous dialogue which provids backstory and the plot facts needed to support the weight of the funny (or interesting). Exposition, kids, and it ain’t fun. Example:...

jukebox musical

jukebox musical  n.— «Another jukebox musical—revive someone else’s plot (in this case Shakespeare’s Tempest and a forgotten MGM sci-fi movie of the 1950s), punctuate it with feel-good songs from the 1960s, and disguise the thin idea...

hypersigil

hypersigil  n.— «The “hypersigil” or “supersigil” develops the sigil concept beyond the static image and incorporates elements such as characterization, drama, and plot. The hypersigil is a sigil extended through...

rat line

rat line  n.— «The Bulgarian secret service, which follows KGB orders without question and which had long-established “rat lines” smuggling spies and arms into Italy and Turkey, was the obvious choice.» —“Did Andropov plot...

fan service

fan service  n.— «Fan service is anything in media that is there because the creators think it will please the fans, not because it advances plot, theme, character, or any other overall value of the work.» —“Re: What’s a Fan Service...

mean-mugging

mean-mugging  n.— «Chino plays the part of the chump with “a complex” getting played because he thinks he’s the man. How many videos have that plot? In the other scenes, it’s dark and Chino is just flippin’ his hands and mean...