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19th Feb '16 4:29:13 AM DrFraud
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* ''Miss Piggy's Guide to Life'', "as told to" Henry Beard. Chock-full of hilarious "advice" such as the suggestion that people with crow's feet should wear scarecrow earrings.

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* ''Miss Piggy's ''[[Series/TheMuppetShow Miss Piggy]]'s Guide to Life'', "as told to" Henry Beard. Chock-full of hilarious "advice" such as the suggestion that people with crow's feet should wear scarecrow earrings.
19th Feb '16 4:26:12 AM DrFraud
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* ''Miss Piggy's Guide to Life'', "as told to" Henry Beard. Chock-full of hilarious "advice" such as the suggestion that people with crow's feet should wear scarecrow earrings.
16th Feb '16 2:04:38 PM FF32
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12th Feb '16 9:51:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* Classic [[ClassicDisneyShorts Goofy cartoons]] used to do this with a number of subjects (mostly sports). It was given a ShoutOut in a ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' episode, and there are several examples in ''House of Mouse'' (such as "How to Haunt a House," which begins with Goofy getting hit by a car and dying), and "HowToHookUpYourHomeTheater" showed before ''NationalTreasure 2''.

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* Classic [[ClassicDisneyShorts Goofy cartoons]] used to do this with a number of subjects (mostly sports). It was given a ShoutOut in a ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' episode, and there are several examples in ''House of Mouse'' (such as "How to Haunt a House," which begins with Goofy getting hit by a car and dying), and "HowToHookUpYourHomeTheater" "WesternAnimation/HowToHookUpYourHomeTheater" showed before ''NationalTreasure 2''.
13th Jan '16 11:41:36 AM jonpin
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** Another example from "Log Date 7 15 2" sees [[spoiler: Peridot]] reading a book entitled "JOKES! How to Make People Laugh Around You Instead of Feel Bad".
9th Jan '16 7:21:52 PM nombretomado
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* The ''SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "Krusty Krab Training Video".

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* The ''SpongeBobSquarePants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "Krusty Krab Training Video".
26th Oct '15 5:45:07 AM Austin
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* One of the tie-in books with the ''Last laugh'' storyline has a two-page strip featuring SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker demonstrating how to manufacture his Joker venom, and repeatedly killing his assistant Multi-Man in the process.

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* One of the tie-in books with the ''Last laugh'' ''[[ComicBook/JokersLastLaugh Last Laugh]]'' storyline has a two-page strip featuring SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker demonstrating how to manufacture his Joker venom, and repeatedly killing his assistant Multi-Man in the process.
19th Oct '15 4:41:27 PM Noah1
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Satirical "How To" guides. The [[TheBlindLeadingTheBlind instructions are faulty]], or the person following them does it horribly, or the instructions are loaded with {{irony}} about how ''not'' to do it. One sure thing, [[RuleOfFunny the point is to laugh]], not to teach.

Compare {{Mockumentary}}, LittleKnownFacts, FauxtivationalPoster, FauxDocumentary, {{Sabotutor}}.

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Satirical [[caption-width-right:350:[[StatingTheSimpleSolution In that case...]] [[FridgeLogic what do all the other pages say?]]]]
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"How To" guides. The [[TheBlindLeadingTheBlind instructions are faulty]], or the person following them does it horribly, or the instructions are loaded with {{irony}} about how ''not'' to do it. One sure thing, [[RuleOfFunny the point is to laugh]], not to teach.

Compare {{Mockumentary}}, LittleKnownFacts, TropesForDummies, FauxtivationalPoster, FauxDocumentary, {{Sabotutor}}.
19th Oct '15 8:08:09 AM Prfnoff
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* ''The Journal of Irreproducible Results'' cheerfully offered instructions for how you can build a thermonuclear device in your own home in ten easy steps.



* ''How to Lose Friends and Alienate People'' by Irving Tressler is a 1937-vintage guide to making oneself obnoxious.



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* ''The Journal of Irreproducible Results'' cheerfully offered instructions for how you can build a thermonuclear device in your own home in ten easy steps.
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* One George Carlin comedy routine consisted of a list of nonsensical "how-to" books, including "How to Annoy Everyone" and "How to Kill a Rat With an Oboe".

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* One George Carlin Creator/GeorgeCarlin comedy routine consisted of a list of nonsensical "how-to" books, including "How to Annoy Everyone" and "How to Kill a Rat With an Oboe".
14th Oct '15 5:50:00 PM nombretomado
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* Dick Loudon in ''{{Newhart}}'' wrote how-to guides. They were straight how to guides, but one episode had the town ready to burn them because they thought it helped a man escape from prison. Then they read the books, and wanted to burn them because they were boring. Fortunately, they realized that that was setting a bad precedent.

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* Dick Loudon in ''{{Newhart}}'' ''Series/{{Newhart}}'' wrote how-to guides. They were straight how to guides, but one episode had the town ready to burn them because they thought it helped a man escape from prison. Then they read the books, and wanted to burn them because they were boring. Fortunately, they realized that that was setting a bad precedent.
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