Most of the time it’s clear that the viewers are supposed to be paying attention to a specific thing that’s on screen, like a character’s expression or what a character is doing.
But sometimes something silly, be it goofy dialogue or some slapstick humor, happens in the background. These background events typically don’t progress the plot, but they do make for some entertaining moments at times.
Take episode 5 from Kiniro Mosaic, for instance. The audience is supposed to be focusing on Yoko turning around and noticing that Shinobu is in distress. Meanwhile, some unnamed characters have an amusing conversation in the background.
What are some of your favorite funny background events? I’d love to read about them in the comments section!