Visual gag
In comedy, a visual gag or sight gag is anything which conveys its humor visually, often without words being used at all.

There are numerous examples in cinema history of directors who based most of the humour in their films on visual gags, even to the point of using no or minimal dialogue. The first known use of a visual gag was in the Lumière brothers' 1895 short, L'Arroseur Arrosé
L'Arroseur Arrosé
L'Arroseur arrosé is an 1895 French short black-and-white silent comedy film directed and produced by Louis Lumière and starring François Clerc and Benoît Duval...

("The Waterer Watered"), in which a gardener watering his plants becomes the subject of a boy's prank.
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