History Main / CanNotTellAJoke

8th May '16 11:12:45 AM nombretomado
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* There have been a number of examples of guests like this over the long history of ''HaveIGotNewsForYou'', but special mention has to go to trade-unionist Derek Hatton, whose joke about a ministerial lovechild ''bombed'', and most of all Piers Morgan, who attempts to copy a joke from a previous week, tells it badly, and then '''attempts to bully the audience into laughing at it'''. It fails miserably, and best of all, Ian Hislop manages to tell the joke later, to much laughter. (Of course, when Hislop told it the audience were laughing purely to make Morgan's failure more personal).

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* There have been a number of examples of guests like this over the long history of ''HaveIGotNewsForYou'', ''Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou'', but special mention has to go to trade-unionist Derek Hatton, whose joke about a ministerial lovechild ''bombed'', and most of all Piers Morgan, who attempts to copy a joke from a previous week, tells it badly, and then '''attempts to bully the audience into laughing at it'''. It fails miserably, and best of all, Ian Hislop manages to tell the joke later, to much laughter. (Of course, when Hislop told it the audience were laughing purely to make Morgan's failure more personal).
22nd Apr '16 6:15:53 AM Doug86
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* {{Prince}} portrays Bruce Wayne as this on the ''Batman'' soundtrack.

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* {{Prince}} Music/{{Prince}} portrays Bruce Wayne as this on the ''Batman'' soundtrack.
22nd Mar '16 2:17:18 PM Willbyr
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* Setsuna in ''{{Negima}}!?''.
* The English dub of ''KeroroGunsou'' has Koyuki act like this in episode 18. She tells a condensed, G-rated version of TheAristocrats, apparently [[CompletelyMissingThePoint not knowing the point of the joke]] is to make it [[ShaggyDogStory as drawn-out]] [[RefugeInAudacity and vulgar]] as possible.

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* Setsuna in ''{{Negima}}!?''.
''Anime/{{Negima}}''.
* The English dub of ''KeroroGunsou'' ''Manga/SgtFrog'' has Koyuki act like this in episode 18. She tells a condensed, G-rated version of TheAristocrats, apparently [[CompletelyMissingThePoint not knowing the point of the joke]] is to make it [[ShaggyDogStory as drawn-out]] [[RefugeInAudacity and vulgar]] as possible.



* Madam Red in ''BlackButler''. We never get to hear the joke but the cast's reactions range from blank stares to confusion.

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* Madam Red in ''BlackButler''.''Manga/BlackButler''. We never get to hear the joke but the cast's reactions range from blank stares to confusion.



* In ''{{Nichijou}}'', the principal tells old jokes that no one gets, while Yuuko's are just terrible.

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* In ''{{Nichijou}}'', ''Manga/{{Nichijou}}'', the principal tells old jokes that no one gets, while Yuuko's are just terrible.
17th Feb '16 6:57:03 AM Jikashi
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** After being appointed interim principal of Springfield Elementary, Ned Flanders stated his policy to put the 'pal' back in 'principal', which everyone finds hilarious. Straight away, Chalmers adds that he'll put the 'super' back in 'superintendent', to which the room responds with silence.
--->'''Ned''': (continuing, on his lunch policy) Let me just say I want to put the "stew" back in "students". (everyone laughs)
--->'''Chalmers''': It's just a damn popularity contest with you kids! (walks offstage in a huff)
4th Dec '15 8:20:32 PM azul120
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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': Beast Boy is often telling jokes that make everyone else groan, especially Raven.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'': Here in the followup series, Robin takes the unfunny ball in the episode "Uncle Jokes".



1st Dec '15 1:47:22 AM Ugolino
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* The attempts of ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'''s Dee Reynolds to get her standup career off the ground inevitably fall into this. Most of the time, she starts retching out of stage fright halfway through her first joke. When she can get one in, it's inevitably rambling observational humor or references to her vagina, delivered either in a halfhearted drawl or while stammering profusely. Yet somehow, it's still better than her non-standup [[Blackface "character work."]]

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* The attempts of ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'''s Dee Reynolds to get her standup career off the ground inevitably fall into this. Most of the time, she starts retching out of stage fright halfway through her first joke. When she can get one in, it's inevitably rambling observational humor or references to her vagina, delivered delivered either in a halfhearted drawl or while stammering profusely. Yet somehow, it's still better than her non-standup [[Blackface [[{{Blackface}} "character work."]]
1st Dec '15 1:46:06 AM Ugolino
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* The attempts of ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'''s Dee Reynolds to get her standup career off the ground inevitably fall into this. Most of the time, she starts retching out of stage fright halfway through her first joke. When she can get one in, it's inevitably rambling observational humor or references to her vagina, delivered either in a halfhearted drawl or while stammering profusely. Yet somehow, it's still better than her non-standup [[Blackface "character work."]]
25th Nov '15 11:53:12 PM Doug86
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* The "Hedge Sketch" by [[ABitOfFryAndLaurie Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie]] seems to be a very basic scene at a store, but consists of them continuously getting their lines in the wrong order, or speaking the lines of the wrong character, which leads to them starting all over from the start several times. In the end, they both [[ShaggyDogStory can't remember the final punchline]].

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* The "Hedge Sketch" by [[ABitOfFryAndLaurie [[Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie]] seems to be a very basic scene at a store, but consists of them continuously getting their lines in the wrong order, or speaking the lines of the wrong character, which leads to them starting all over from the start several times. In the end, they both [[ShaggyDogStory can't remember the final punchline]].
20th Nov '15 5:22:31 PM pittsburghmuggle
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* A joke told among comedians [[PlayingWithATrope plays with this]]. The teller says "Do you know what the most important part of a joke is?" and then ''as the listener says'' "No, what?" the teller says "Timing." [[DontExplainTheJoke The joke is that the timing is wrong]].
13th Nov '15 6:20:03 PM foxley
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* In ''Film/{{Bill}}'', Christopher Marlowe doesn't really get comedy and spends much of the movie attempting to tell a YourMomma joke after Shakespeare introduces him to the concept. And failing.

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* In ''Film/{{Bill}}'', Christopher Marlowe doesn't really get comedy and spends much of the movie attempting to tell a YourMomma YourMom joke after Shakespeare introduces him to the concept. And failing.
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