In "Get Smart"
, 'The Cone of Silence' would never work, much to the Chief's annoyance.
Max would always add "and loving it" when told how much danger he would be in on a mission.
and of course there were the recurring catchphrases "Missed it by that much", "Sorry about that Chief",
"I asked you not to tell me that" after Max asks someone "Don't tell me I ......." and they do.
Gareth in "The Office"
trying to make himself sound more important by misquoting his actual title. (I think they repeated this with Dwight in the US version) He is Assistant to the
Regional Manager, not Assistant Regional Manager
Basil Fawlty in "Fawlty Towers"
explaining Manuel's stupidity as being because "He's from Barcelona"
There have been comedies that have been nothing but running gags. "'Allo 'Allo!"
repeated the same gags every week and this shit pile went for 9 Seasons.