: Anyone else think that over half the examples need to be explained?
- Igloo Mccoy: I'm unsure whether my inability to get any of these jokes is due to not knowing the sources or just stupidity. Can we add explanations for these things?
: I'm amused that apparently many of the links to this page don't actually employ the trope in question, and instead make incredibly obvious (but explicit rather that implied) puns.
(again): I also figure that I should mention a joke I came up with, although, since I never actually used it anywhere, it probably doesn't belong on the page itself: I got the idea of a webcomic (or whatever) featuring two colonels named Colonel Panic and Colonel Hacker (a play on the Unix terms "kernel panic" and "kernel hacker"), but the title "Colonel" and the surnames would never
be allowed to be juxtaposed in dialogue, leaving the puns unspoken. In fact, their surnames would probably never be said aloud at all, so the pun could only be noticed by paying attention to their nametags.
randomfanboy: At the risk of looking like an idiot, can someone explain the Jolee/Wookies joke?
: It's based off a Limp Bizkit song, with lyrics identical to that exchange, except with "nookie" instead of "wookie". Come to think of it, that's not really an example of this trope - it's just a regular pun. Example: pulled.
- If you pursue enough conversations with Jolee Bindo in Knights of the Old Republic, you can ask him why he stayed on a certain planet for so long. His response? "I guess you could say I did it all for the Wookies." "The Wookies?" "The Wookies." Damn you Bioware. Damn you to hell.
- Just be glad they don't have the rights to Katamari Damacy.
John: Also risking looking like an idiot, can someone explain the Irregular Webcomic from July 14
? I keep saying to myself "Hobbit... clothes... hay... effigy..." but I got nothin'.
- Seconded on the "I don't get it" front.
: I'm running even more of a risk of looking like an idiot, but I think it was a parody of this trope, setting up a series of obscure references that sound like they should mean something
but with no actual punchline in mind.
: Consensus on the IW forum seems to be that Bilbert shouted "I'll get you, store of hay! And your little togs, too!" Feel free to wince.
: Opinion has since shifted to "Don't make a hobbit of it!" Feel free to wince again.
: I'm not getting the "Nomanisan"/"Nomansan" ones. I feel kinda dumb now.
Anonymous: Nomanisan Island... No man is an island...
: Can someone please
explain the "Boston" one? My head is all spinny now.. LATER: Thank you.
Bicornis: Perhaps renaming this page would reduce the influx of misplaced wicks?
: I'm totally lost on the Mamma Mia! one.
: "Greek chorus". Yeah, it took me a minute, too.
: ...(Face Palm
: Oh wow, I looked through how many links to figure out that Something Awful
photoshop one, and then it hit me. I'm currently out of breath from laughing, be right back.
: I keep staring at the Something Awful
one, and I can't figure it out.
: Photo shop.
: Yeah, I'll admit it. I didn't get The Colbert Report
one. Can someone explain that to me?
: Legal alien.
: Where do common sayings like "Make like a tree and get the f@#$ out of here" fit in?
Some Sort Of Troper
: Trope renamed based on this crowner
and this discussion
: Okay, it's getting a bit old to ask this on the discussion page, but I am really, really
lost by that Youtube Poop
. Just...what? How the hell is that a pun? And how can a Youtube Poop
possibly have a Big-Lipped Alligator Moment
: Pulled this:
- One of the greatest legendary musicians is a priest who stole music from the gods, making him a felonious monk.
- The entire book is a repeated setup for the pun given at the end, "I saw a singer next town and I swear he was elvish!"
Because both those punchlines actually happen. The second one, in fact, happens throughout the book
: This might as well be a running gag by now: can someone explain the joke on the quotes page? Was the third Robin a fake...?
Scigatt:Which category would you place the stealth pun in this page