The Greatest Cutaway of All Time


In recent years, many television programs have turned to the cut-away joke, in which an offhand reference is illustrated explicitly, interrupting the action. These jokes are a mixed bag -- I think we all know how I feel about Family Guy, and we probably don't know how I feel about Scrubs, but if we did know, it'd only alienate people.

All of that said: I think everyone on earth can agree that the above is the greatest cutaway joke of all time. And perhaps the greatest single joke of all time. And the best use of a Thriller jacket since the short film "Thriller" starring Michael Jackson.

Here are some things that this clip is better than:
Sliced Bread
The Magna Carta
The Kitchen Sink
Baby Animals
Baby People
Gilgamesh (work of literature *and* god)


I thought the vanity plate joke was even better. "ICU81MI? Hilarious!" I had to pause the show for about two minutes while I laughed.

this clip is better than anything that has ever been on television or fixed to a medium at any point in human history.Tracy Jordan is a living legend.

That was amazing, makes one want to write for the show. I laughed so hard that I erased every family guy I owned since it now sucks.

Best Tracy Morgan moment....EVER.

I agree with Steve.

I beat you to it, Thorn.

The cut-away was used really well last season too, like the episode where Tracy finds out that he has a white ancestor and flashes back to his Sinbad-esque standup routine.