run'ning joke'

1. a joke or humorous allusion used recurrently in a play, film, television skit, etc., for a cumulative comic effect.
2. a subject, reference, remark, etc., that is a continual source of humor. Also called run'ning gag'.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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