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A quote line to introduce a new topic of conversation, or to end a particualarly embarrassing line of talk.

Derived from the old horse operas where action at one point was interrupted to go to the ranch in question; This line being spoken by the narrator in order to assist the hard of thinking. ( A hold over from radio narration style )
A;"Anyway, how did your date with Sarah go?"
B:'OK, I guess . . . Did you know she was a hermaphrodite?"
(Silence)
A:"Meanwhile, back at the ranch . . . "
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In a story, it means,"Meanwhile, in another part of the story,"and has nothing to do with ranches.
Timmy put the finishing touches on his painting. Meanwhile, back at the ranch , Lolita was finishing her cake.
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Used to make fun of the topic just discussed or change it entirely.

Probably derived from Dukes of Hazzard during a scene change.
Person 1:Speaking of dildoes, I just found my mom's stash the other day!
Person 2:Whoa! Meanwhile, back at the ranch...
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whats going on where you live.information that concerns you.
meanwhile, back at the ranch your mom was fucking your boyfriend.
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