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Cartoon Gag Writing Tool

This tool is designed to stimulate ideas for funny cartoons. Here is how it is used: There are three random number generators, one for characters, one for location and one for a prop. Don't try to change the minimum or maximum parameters. Instead just click on the box which says Generate. You will see a number come up at the bottom of the box. Compare that number to the list below and that will give you the character, location or prop. Think about those combinations and using one to three of the elements, see if it suggests an idea to you.

For example, here is a gag I just came up with using this tool. The numbers I drew gave me a superhero, in jail, with a wig. As I thought about it, I decided to eliminate the wig and substituted a courtroom for the jail. Thinking about a superhero in court I came up with a gag whereby a superhero and his lawyer are in front of a judge and the judge says: "Bail is set at $1,000,000 since the defendant poses a flight risk."

Character

1. Boss
2. Employee
3. Policeman
4. Wife
5. Shipwrecked man
6. Lecturer
7. Space alien
8. King or Queen
9. Accountant
10. Panhandler
11. Caveman
12. Insurance Claims Agent
13. Kid
14. Army Recruiter
15. Old Man
16. Old Lady
17. Man in Torture Chamber
18. Mathematician
19. Inventor
20. Scientist
21. God
22. Angel
23. Student
24. Moses
25. Teacher
26. Doctor
27. Patient
28. Turtle
29. Dog
30. Fish
31. Cat
32. Parrot
33. Horse
34. Mule
35. Duck
36. Goose
37. Stork
38. Crane
39. Elephant
40. Rhino
41. Lion
42. Alligator
43. Snake
44. Spider
45. Ghost
46. Santa Claus
47. Easter Bunny
48. Clergyman
49. Convict
50. Cook
51. Waiter or Waitress
52. Soldier
53. Time Traveler
54. Cow
55. Monster
56. Pig
57. Bartender
58. Drunk
59. Groom
60. Bride
61. Mother In Law
62. Wise Man On Mountain
63. Burglar
64. Car Salesman
65. Door to Door Salesman
66. Sexy Woman
67. Stripper
68. Prostitute
69. Politician
70. Satan
71. Banker
72. Construction Worker
73. Tax Man
74. Plumber
75. Carpenter
76. Gambler
77. Lion Tamer
78. Clown
79. Circus Performer
80. Fortune Teller
81. Holdup Man
82. Tiger
83. Shark
84. Lawyer
85. Airline Pilot
86. Stewardess
87. Pirate
88. Knight
89. Tarzan
90. Super Hero
91. TV Host or Newsman
92. Reporter
93. Photographer
94. Singer
95. Baby
96. Dinosaur
97. Cartoonist
98. Panda
99. Bear
100. Cowboy

Location

1. Office
2. City Street
3. Outer space
4. Hell
5. Heaven
6. Back yard
7. Swimming pool or hole
8. Old west
9. Jail
10. Police station
11. IRS Office
12. Casino
13. Bedroom
14. Kitchen
15. Living Room
16. Dentist Chair
17. Doctor's Office
18. Jungle
19. Forest
20. At Sea
21. On An Airliner
22. Congress
23. Oval Office
24. Circus
25. Carnival
26. Movie Theater
27. In Front of TV
28. Sporting Event
29. Construction Site
30. Gym
31. Graveyard
32. Haunted House
33. Park Bench
34. Railroad Station
35. Bus Stop
36. Car Lot
37. Hospital Bed
38. Courtroom
39. Restaurant
40. Diner
41. Zoo
42. Bar
43. Church
44. Pawn Shop
45. Grocery Store
46. Hardware Store
47. Auto Mechanic Shop
48. Front Door
49. Pet Shop
50. Castle
51. Pirate Ship
52. Deserted Island
53. Desert
54. Crowded Freeway
55. TV Station
56. Mountain Climbing
57. Parachuting
58. Bank
59. Golf Course
60. Swimming Pool
61. Farm
62. Beach
63. Nudist Resort
64. Prehistoric Cave
65. Hotel
66. Employment Office
67. Drug Store
68. Camera Store
69. Computer Store
70. Alley
71. Stock Brokerage
72. Hiking Trail
73. Campground
74. Office Conference Room
75. Combat Zone
76. Scenic Travel Location
77. Fairy Tale Location
78. Artist's Studio
79. Garden
80. Classroom
81. Factory
82. Barber Shop
83. House of Prostitution
84. Scientific Laboratory
85. Observatory
86. Under Water
87. Library
88. Book Store
89. Nuclear Power Plant
90. Nuclear Testing Ground
91. Military War Room
92. POW Camp
93. Torture Chamber
94. Hobo Camp
95. Operating Table
96. At the Computer
97. Noah's Ark
98. Psychiatrist Couch
99. Magic Show
100. Poker Game

Props

1. Fire Hydrant
2. Race Car
3. Poker Chips
4. Chess Pieces
5. Gun or Rifle
6. Gas Mask
7. Clothespin
8. Barrel
9. Fishing Pole
10. Bowling Ball
11. Baseball
12. Football
13. TV Set
14. Computer
15. Book
16. Magazines
17. Videotape or CD
18. Medical instruments
19. Hammer
20. Shovel
21. Ax
22. Sledge Hammer
23. Air Hammer
24. Hard Hat
25. Flying Saucer
26. Space Ship
27. Fortune Teller's Ball
28. Deck of Cards
29. Magician's Hat
30. Cigar
31. Wrecking Ball
32. King's Crown
33. Sword
34. Bow and Arrow
35. Flag
36. Protest Sign
37. Torch
38. Firecracker
39. Motorcycle
40. Swim Mask or Fins
41. Golf cart
42. Golf clubs or balls
43. Gold pan
44. Piggy Bank
45. Worn Out Hat
46. Cowboy Hat
47. Suit of Armor
48. False Teeth
49. Wig
50. Crutches or wheelchair
51. Bull Fighter's Uniform
52. Smoke Signals
53. Beehive
54. Fruit tree
55. Vegetable Garden
56. Boxing Glove
57. Drawing Board
58. Refrigerator
59. Dynamite
60. Bull Horn
61. Cell Phone
62. Suitcase
63. Strange Invention
64. Tent
65. Diving Outfit
66. Parachute
67. Wings
68. Backpack
69. Ice Cream Cone
70. Pipe Wrench
71. Stilts
72. Basketball
73. Cowboy Hat
74. Badge
75. Blindfold
76. Cuckoo Clock
77. Saw
78. Mailbox
79. Tennis Racket
80. Target
81. Top Hat
82. Bottle of Liquor
83. Scales for Weight
84. Wall Safe
85. Fly Swatter
86. Barbells
87. Boat
88. Skiis
89. Jet Ski
90. Dog House
91. Trash Can
92. Loudspeakers
93. Camera
94. Guitar
95. Piano
96. Pizza
97. Drum
98. Fireplace
99. Hamburger
100. Hot Dog

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