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13th Aug '17 2:40:23 AM Silverblade2
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* In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, surprisingly, subverts it during "Wild Card, Part 1".

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* In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, ComicBook/TheJoker, surprisingly, subverts it during "Wild Card, Part 1".
2nd Aug '17 7:43:03 PM unclebubba62
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** "Two fellers peein' off a bridge. One said it'uz cold, other'n said it'uz deep. I b'lieve one of 'emz from Arkinsaw."
23rd Jul '17 1:18:04 PM merotoker
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* During the roast of Bob Saget, Creator/NormMacDonald did this with lame and predictable jokes, turning his roast into a {{Post Modern|ism}} mockery of roasts themselves.

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* During the roast of Bob Saget, Creator/BobSaget, Creator/NormMacDonald did this with lame and predictable jokes, turning his roast into a {{Post Modern|ism}} mockery of roasts themselves.



* ''Film/NotAnotherTeenMovie'' is guilty of this as well. Sometimes it's just unsubtle ("I'm the black guy at this party"), but other times it assumes all ViewersAreMorons, eg. the foreign exchange student, whose explanation of the fact that she is ambiguously foreign and prone to switching accents at random runs longer than the rest of her dialogue put together.

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* ''Film/NotAnotherTeenMovie'' is guilty of this as well. Sometimes it's just unsubtle ("I'm the black guy at this party"), but other times it assumes all ViewersAreMorons, eg.e.g. the foreign exchange student, whose explanation of the fact that she is ambiguously foreign and prone to switching accents at random runs longer than the rest of her dialogue put together.






** [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-october-8-2008/word-war-ii Explaining how "Obama got served".]]

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** [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-october-8-2008/word-war-ii cc.com/video-clips/njmn0d/the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart-word-war-ii Explaining how "Obama got served".]]



** Creator/JohnCleese and Michael Palin explained the main premise of the Dead Parrot sketch from ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' while performing it on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''. Fans of the sketch probably seem to think it is surreal due to a) not understanding British culture and b) not understanding that customer service is much, much better now than it was when the sketch was originally made. Case in point, the parrot itself is not actually that important to the sketch. A sketch with the same premise was written for another show by Graham Chapman and Creator/JohnCleese about a car. Palin and Cleese {{lampshade|Hanging}}d this in a live performance when [[spoiler:Palin handed Cleese a full refund immediately, leaving Cleese dumbfounded and saying, "You can't say Thatcher hasn't changed some things."]]

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** Creator/JohnCleese and Michael Palin Creator/MichaelPalin explained the main premise of the Dead Parrot sketch from ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' while performing it on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''. Fans of the sketch probably seem to think it is surreal due to a) not understanding British culture and b) not understanding that customer service is much, much better now than it was when the sketch was originally made. Case in point, the parrot itself is not actually that important to the sketch. A sketch with the same premise was written for another show by Graham Chapman and Creator/JohnCleese about a car. Palin and Cleese {{lampshade|Hanging}}d this in a live performance when [[spoiler:Palin handed Cleese a full refund immediately, leaving Cleese dumbfounded and saying, "You can't say Thatcher hasn't changed some things."]]



* Exemplified in a ''Series/HumanGiant'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D27WtFZ-aaI sketch]].



* In [=ProFootballMock.com's=] "NFL Quarterbacks on Facebook" skits, Ben Roethlisberger is known to explain every joke in all caps.

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* In This is Ben Roethlisberger's schtick on [=ProFootballMock.com's=] "NFL Quarterbacks on Facebook" skits, Ben Roethlisberger ''Website/NFLQuarterbacksOnFacebook'', to the other quarterbacks' constant annoyance. He is known to explain every joke in all caps.



* This is Ben Roethlisberger's schtick on Website/NFLQuarterbacksOnFacebook, to the other quarterbacks' constant annoyance.



** From the article "[[http://www.cracked.com/quick-fixes/the-5-craziest-presidential-campaign-ads-all-time The 5 Craziest Presidential Campaign Ads of All Time]]": "Russians were encouraged to vote for Cracked's favorite evil mastermind, Vladimir Putin, with an ad campaign that equated casting a ballot for Putin with playing with his Tetris block, if you know what we mean. (We mean having sex with him.)"

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** From the article "[[http://www.cracked.com/quick-fixes/the-5-craziest-presidential-campaign-ads-all-time The 5 Craziest Presidential Campaign Ads of All Time]]": "Russians were encouraged to vote for Cracked's favorite evil mastermind, Vladimir Putin, UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin, with an ad campaign that equated casting a ballot for Putin with playing with his Tetris block, if you know what we mean. (We mean having sex with him.)"



* Blog/MarkDoesStuff - in his video for StarTrekVoyager's episode "[[Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS6E24LifeLine Life Line]]", when the character turns around and says something dramatic, Mark comments "You know, we hadn't had a dramatic turn like that in a while.... get it? It's both a dramatic turn...literal and meta-- stop."

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* Blog/MarkDoesStuff - in his video for StarTrekVoyager's ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'''s episode "[[Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS6E24LifeLine Life Line]]", when the character turns around and says something dramatic, Mark comments "You know, we hadn't had a dramatic turn like that in a while.... get it? It's both a dramatic turn...literal and meta-- stop."



* In the ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' episode "Shades of Gray", Danny needlessly explains the joke "Who let the dogs in?". Embarassed, he goes ghost, and Sam shouts at him to bring back better jokes.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' episode "Shades of Gray", Danny needlessly explains the joke "Who let the dogs in?". Embarassed, Embarrassed, he goes ghost, and Sam shouts at him to bring back better jokes.



** In one episode, Brian catches a rerun of ''Series/OneDayAtATime''. Mocking Schneider's comic schtick, he announces that he's there to:
--->'''Schneider:''' Fix your sink Ms. Romano, and by "fix your sink" I mean I'll have sex with you, and by "I have sex with you" I mean I'll fix your sink. And by "sink" I mean your reproductive organ. And by, "reproductive organ" I mean the thing between your knees, and by "the thing between your knees"? I... I guess that one's kind of self-explanatory.\\

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** In one episode, Brian catches a rerun of ''Series/OneDayAtATime''. Mocking Schneider's comic schtick, he announces that he's there to:
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--->'''Schneider:''' Fix I'm here to fix your sink Ms. Romano, and by "fix your sink" I mean I'll have sex with you, and by "I have sex with you" I mean I'll fix your sink. And by "sink" I mean your reproductive organ. And by, "reproductive organ" I mean the thing between your knees, and by "the thing between your knees"? I... I guess that one's kind of self-explanatory.\\
17th Jul '17 2:08:21 PM GlassRain
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* ''Webcomic/GuildedAge'': Inverted. Gravedust, easily the member of the cast most lacking in comedic ability, ends up having to pretend to be a comedian on a stage. He [[http://guildedage.net/comic/chapter-7-page-17/ tells a mediocre joke]] about misfortune which the audience finds increasingly hilarious as he begins to explain how the joke actually depicts a very tragic situation and questions the audience's mirth.
11th Jul '17 6:00:28 PM Andyroid
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'': In "Mathmagic", Star burst out laughing when Janna tells her the ChickenJoke. When [[SternTeacher Miss Skullnick]] demands to know "What's so funny?", [[LiteralMinded Star]] tries to explain what makes "Why did the chicken cross the road?" an example of "classic AntiHumor".
8th Jul '17 5:08:37 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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* This was the basis of a running joke on ''Series/ShootingStars''. Here's an example:
--> '''Bob''': What is the name of the inventor of the steam engine?
--> [''The teams offer no answers'']
--> '''Bob''': Well, I'm surprised you didn't get that. The clue was in the question: '''Watt''' is the name of the inventor of the steam engine?
--> '''Vic''': What is it, then?
--> '''Bob''': No, Vic, '''Watt''' is the name of the inventor of the steam engine?
--> '''Vic''': Oh! Yes, right! [''Beat''] What is it, then?
10th Jun '17 11:04:47 AM nombretomado
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* Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart once wrote a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFPoRmsiFzc four part "musical joke"]], which is pretty funny without explanation. But here, the trope is inverted because this particular joke gets ''even funnier'' when the joke is properly explained.

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* Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart once wrote a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFPoRmsiFzc four part "musical joke"]], which is pretty funny without explanation. But here, the trope is inverted because this particular joke gets ''even funnier'' when the joke is properly explained.
15th May '17 9:56:42 AM Siempie
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--->'''[=GLaDOS=]:''' Remember in the last test chamber when I was talking about smelly garbage taking up space? I'm sorry, but that was a metaphor. I was talking about you. You didn't react at the time, so I wasn't sure that you understood, which would have made this apology sound insane. That's why I had to call you garbage a second time just now.\\\

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--->'''[=GLaDOS=]:''' Remember in the last test chamber when I was talking about smelly garbage taking up space? I'm sorry, but that standing around being useless? That was a metaphor. I was actually talking about you. And I'm sorry. You didn't react at the time, so I wasn't sure that you understood, which was worried it had sailed right over your head. Which would have made this apology sound seem insane. That's why I had to call you garbage a second time just now.\\\
12th May '17 6:51:30 AM fdsa1234567890
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** In "Basic Rocket Science" all of the group's problems are a result of the fact that Jeff explained to the Dean that the Greendale flag was a butt flag, which the Dean failed to see despite the fact that it said "E pluribus anus."
4th May '17 9:33:22 AM MrItty
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* Blog/MarkDoesStuff - in his video for StarTrekVoyager's episode "[[Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS6E24LifeLine Life Line]]", when the character turns around and says something dramatic, Mark comments "You know, we hadn't had a dramatic turn like that in a while.... get it? It's both a dramatic turn...literal and meta-- stop."
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