History Main / DontExplainTheJoke

2nd Jan '17 2:25:15 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''Manga/{{Bakuman}}'', this sometimes happens with the more obscure manga references, such as one in which Nobuhiro makes a reference to the little brother of "Sally the Witch". Justified because these are, in-universe, seen as exceptionally obscure and only funny to manga enthusiasts.

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* In ''Manga/{{Bakuman}}'', this ''Manga/{{Bakuman}}''this sometimes happens with the more obscure manga references, such as one in which Nobuhiro makes a reference to the little brother of "Sally the Witch". Justified because these are, in-universe, seen as exceptionally obscure and only funny to manga enthusiasts.
1st Jan '17 4:15:18 PM merotoker
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On a related note, when making jokes involving obscure references and memes here at TvTropes, please ''do'' explain the joke: tropers tend to find the [[TheyWouldCutYouUp dissected innards of humor fascinating]], and {{Zero Context Example}}s highly irritating. [[note]]Linking to MemeticMutation is not an explanation, by the way.[[/note]]

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On a related note, when making jokes involving obscure references and memes here at TvTropes, Wiki/TVTropes, please ''do'' explain the joke: tropers tend to find the [[TheyWouldCutYouUp dissected innards of humor fascinating]], and {{Zero Context Example}}s highly irritating. [[note]]Linking to MemeticMutation is not an explanation, by the way.[[/note]]



--->'''Nerina:''' You'd appreciate this: number two's quite cute, isn't he?\\

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--->'''Nerina:''' -->'''Nerina:''' You'd appreciate this: number two's quite cute, isn't he?\\



* ''WebVideo/JoJosBizarreAdventureAbridged'':

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* ''WebVideo/JoJosBizarreAdventureAbridged'':''WebVideo/JojosBizarreAdventureAbridged'':



* {{Subverted}} in ''Fanfic/AChangedWorld''. Discussing FirstContact between the Federation and the Bajorans (borrowed from the [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries original series]] novel ''[[Franchise/StarTrekNovelverse Allegiance in Exile]]''), Bajoran viewpoint character Eleya comments that Leonard [=McCoy=] had to make Kirk a cure for banta fever. Gaarra, also Bajoran, nearly falls over laughing, but Biri, a Trill, doesn't get it. Then Eleya explains that [[ReallyGetsAround banta fever is a Bajoran STD]] and Biri breaks out in giggles.

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* {{Subverted}} {{Subverted|Trope}} in ''Fanfic/AChangedWorld''. Discussing FirstContact between the Federation and the Bajorans (borrowed from the [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries original series]] novel ''[[Franchise/StarTrekNovelverse Allegiance in Exile]]''), Bajoran viewpoint character Eleya comments that Leonard [=McCoy=] had to make Kirk a cure for banta fever. Gaarra, also Bajoran, nearly falls over laughing, but Biri, a Trill, doesn't get it. Then Eleya explains that [[ReallyGetsAround banta fever is a Bajoran STD]] and Biri breaks out in giggles.



** He goes futher, in that explaining what he's doing often becomes the joke.

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** He goes futher, further, in that explaining what he's doing often becomes the joke.



* The African guides in the ''Film/GeorgeOfTheJungle'' live-action film get one of those rare times when explaining the joke actually manages to ''enhance'' the humor:
-->'''Guide 1''': (''[[NoFourthWall to the camera]]'') Bad guy falls in [[ToiletHumor poop]]: ''[[LampshadeHanging Classic]]'' element of [[{{Slapstick}} physical comedy]]! [[ThisIsThePartWhere Now comes the part where]] we throw our heads back and laugh! Ready?\\

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* The African guides in the ''Film/GeorgeOfTheJungle'' live-action film get one of those rare times when explaining the joke actually manages to ''enhance'' the humor:
-->'''Guide 1''': (''[[NoFourthWall to the camera]]'') Bad guy falls in [[ToiletHumor [[ToiletHumour poop]]: ''[[LampshadeHanging Classic]]'' element of [[{{Slapstick}} physical comedy]]! [[ThisIsThePartWhere Now comes the part where]] we throw our heads back and laugh! Ready?\\



** And yet, somehow ''inverted'' during Jon's [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-june-28-2011/louis-c-k- interview with Louis CK]] He began dissecting ToiletHumor during the interview, leaving Jon and the audience in stitches.

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** And yet, somehow ''inverted'' during Jon's [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-june-28-2011/louis-c-k- interview with Louis CK]] He began dissecting ToiletHumor ToiletHumour during the interview, leaving Jon and the audience in stitches.



* ''Magazine/NintendoPower'' magazine used to do this. Whenever they cracked a TakeThat joke, they'd always add "That's a joke; we kid the (target attacked)!" One fan letter pointed this out and said that it kills the joke; he should know, he went to a comedy school. NP responds with, "You tell us you took a comedy class and then write us a letter that's not funny? Some comedy teachers you have! That's a joke; we kid your teachers!"

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* ''Magazine/NintendoPower'' magazine used to do this. Whenever they cracked a TakeThat joke, they'd always add "That's a joke; we kid the (target attacked)!" One fan letter pointed this out and said that it kills the joke; he should know, he went to a comedy school. NP responds with, "You tell us you took a comedy class and then write us a letter that's not funny? Some comedy teachers you have! That's a joke; we kid your teachers!"



* ''Webcomic/BasicInstructions'' describes [[http://basicinstructions.squarespace.com/storage/2010-12-14-ruinjoke.gif How to Retroactively Ruin a Joke]].

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* ''Webcomic/BasicInstructions'' describes [[http://basicinstructions.squarespace.com/storage/2010-12-14-ruinjoke.gif [[http://www.basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2010/12/14/how-to-retroactively-ruin-a-joke.html?rq=how%20to%20ruin How to Retroactively Ruin a Joke]].



** One common stock gag on this news aggregator is for a submission to ''woodenly'' summarize what happens in a news article using increasingly ''stretched'' {{Unusual Euphemism}}s for a ''prominent'' [[ToiletHumor "impolite"]] concept, then ''stiffly'' [[{{Anvilicious}} drop the anvil]] in the last word. Penis.

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** One common stock gag on this news aggregator is for a submission to ''woodenly'' summarize what happens in a news article using increasingly ''stretched'' {{Unusual Euphemism}}s for a ''prominent'' [[ToiletHumor [[ToiletHumour "impolite"]] concept, then ''stiffly'' [[{{Anvilicious}} drop the anvil]] in the last word. Penis.



'''Raven:''' Because Beast Boy lacks the large brain necessary for telling jokes.\\

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'''Raven:''' Because Beast Boy lacks the large brain necessary for telling jokes.\\



-->'''Lucius''': We will fight over the [[BottomlessPit Abyss of Nothingness]]! To the winner goes victory! The loser gets... nothing! Get it? Abyss of Nothingness! Nothing!

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-->'''Lucius''': We will fight over the [[BottomlessPit [[BottomlessPits Abyss of Nothingness]]! To the winner goes victory! The loser gets... nothing! Get it? Abyss of Nothingness! Nothing!
19th Nov '16 10:12:07 PM BackgroundGuy
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--> '''Tigress:''' My friends are the twins...Discipline..and Sacrifice.

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--> '''Tigress:''' '''[[TheComicallySerious Tigress]]:''' My friends are the twins...Discipline..and Sacrifice.
4th Oct '16 8:56:04 PM BackgroundGuy
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* If {{WebVideo/MK}} is anything to go by, radio host Charlamagne Tha God is fond of hitting on women using an extremely corny line - "Hey baby, let me shoot your club up!" and then explaining it to them ("It's when a man ejaculates in you"). The pickup line is neither clever nor funny in the first place, but it only gets worse when it's explained. But as MK points out, men who use stupid lines like that on women get what they're after far more often than they deserve to.
1st Sep '16 11:55:44 PM BackgroundGuy
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* ''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld'', dealing with cultures that aren't as familiar to worldwide audiences as others may be, frequently has to explain punchlines in the author's notes to every comic. However, this can actually make the comics ''funnier'' if you re-read them after reading the explanations. Longtime followers will also feel less inclined to check the notes as the characters & the stereotypes they represent will become more familiar to them; those who keep up with the news and/or have a good background of world history will also not need them as often. [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs And you can imagine how it would be for someone familiar with the characters, current events, and world history.]]
31st Aug '16 12:52:15 PM HawkbitAlpha
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Get it? It's because he's a murderer with a comedy theme!]]-]

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[[SelfDemonstratingArticle Get it? It's because he's a murderer with a comedy theme!]]-]
theme!]]]]-]
23rd Aug '16 7:47:55 AM ZimFan89
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* ''WesternAnimation/KuboAndTheTwoStrings'' has this exchange during the fight with the [[DemBones Gashadokuro]]:
-->'''Beetle''': I've got a bone to pick with you! (''aside'') Get it? Because he's made of bone?
-->'''Monkey''': You're an embarrassment.
14th Aug '16 12:34:03 PM StarSword
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* {{Subverted}} in ''Fanfic/AChangedWorld''. Discussing FirstContact between the Federation and the Bajorans (borrowed from the [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries original series]] novel ''[[Franchise/StarTrekNovelverse Allegiance in Exile]]'', Bajoran viewpoint character Eleya comments that Leonard [=McCoy=] had to make Kirk a cure for banta fever. Gaarra, also Bajoran, nearly falls over laughing, but Biri, a Trill, doesn't get it. Then Eleya explains that [[ReallyGetsAround banta fever is a Bajoran STD]] and Biri breaks out in giggles.

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* {{Subverted}} in ''Fanfic/AChangedWorld''. Discussing FirstContact between the Federation and the Bajorans (borrowed from the [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries original series]] novel ''[[Franchise/StarTrekNovelverse Allegiance in Exile]]'', Exile]]''), Bajoran viewpoint character Eleya comments that Leonard [=McCoy=] had to make Kirk a cure for banta fever. Gaarra, also Bajoran, nearly falls over laughing, but Biri, a Trill, doesn't get it. Then Eleya explains that [[ReallyGetsAround banta fever is a Bajoran STD]] and Biri breaks out in giggles.
28th Jul '16 8:59:45 PM Hadjorim
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* Once during the UK panel show "Never Mind the Buzzcocks," the panelists had to pick out a celebrity from a line-up. One of the female panelists turned to the host Simon Astell (who is gay) and said:

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* Once during the UK panel show "Never Mind the Buzzcocks," the panelists had to pick out a celebrity from a line-up. One of the female panelists turned to the host Simon Astell Amstell (who is gay) and said:
27th Jul '16 11:21:08 PM Hadjorim
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* Once during the show "Never Mind the Buzzcocks," the panelists had to pick out a celebrity from a line-up. One of the female panelists turned to the host Simon Astell (who is gay) and said:

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* Once during the UK panel show "Never Mind the Buzzcocks," the panelists had to pick out a celebrity from a line-up. One of the female panelists turned to the host Simon Astell (who is gay) and said:
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