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The source or first usage of an idea used in a movie or television show.

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Which movie first did the chase sequence/pane of glass gag?

There's a common gag/cliche/trope/whatever in chase sequences in movies/tv/cartoons where two people are carrying a window/mirror/pane of glass across a road that gets smashed during the chase. In ...
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Is there a source for the “Kleebob card game” gag George Burns used?

Many of the gags used in The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show had their roots in Vaudeville and were from their routines or even routines their friends did. In their very first episode on TV, The ...