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8th Dec '17 4:21:59 PM JMQwilleran
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* In "Think or Swim" from ''WesternAnimation/GoldieAndBear'', Humpty Dumpty shouts "high," trying to warn Goldie and Bear that they're filling the Giant's bathtub too ''high''. Unfortunately, they think he's just saying "[[{{Hello}} Hi]]."
6th Dec '17 8:25:52 PM Crossover-Enthusiast
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "Sadie Killer", Sadie [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-m5HPZELpgs starts making up a song]] about how much she hates [[BurgerFool her job]], with at one point the lyrics going how she can't be in ''mourning'' in regards to [[spoiler:Lars being stranded on an alien planet]] because she has to work yet another shift in the ''morning'' due to currently being the only employee at her store.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "Sadie Killer", Sadie [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-m5HPZELpgs starts making up a song]] about how much she hates [[BurgerFool her job]], with at one point the lyrics going into how she can't be in ''mourning'' in regards to [[spoiler:Lars being stranded on an alien planet]] because she has to work yet another shift in the ''morning'' due to currently being the only employee at her store.
6th Dec '17 8:38:09 AM TheCuza
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* '''Q:''' Two cats have a swimming race: One cat is from England and is named One-Two-Three. The other is from France and is named Un-Deux-Trois Who won? '''A:''' One-Two-Three wins, of course. Because the Un-Deux-Trois cat sank.[[labelnote:Explanation]]Un, deux, trois, quatre, cinq = 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 in French. "Quatre" and "cinq" are pronounced like "cat" and "sank".[[/labelnote]]

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* '''Q:''' Two cats have a swimming race: One cat is from England and is named One-Two-Three. The other is from France and is named Un-Deux-Trois Un-Deux-Trois. Who won? '''A:''' One-Two-Three wins, of course. Because the Un-Deux-Trois cat sank.[[labelnote:Explanation]]Un, deux, trois, quatre, cinq = 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 in French. "Quatre" and "cinq" are pronounced like "cat" and "sank".[[/labelnote]]
6th Dec '17 8:37:31 AM TheCuza
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* '''Q:''' Two cats have a swimming race: One cat is from England and is named One-Two-Three. The other is from France and is named Un-Deux-Trois Who won? '''A:''' One-Two-Three wins, of course. Because the Un-Deux-Trois cat sank.[[labelnote:Explanation]]Un, deux, trois, quatre, cinq = 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 in French. "Quatre" and "cinq" are pronounced like "cat" and "sank".[[/labelnote]]
14th Nov '17 10:38:46 PM TheWanderer
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "Sadie Killer", Sadie [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-m5HPZELpgs starts making up a song]] about how much she hates [[BurgerFool her job]], with at one point the lyrics going how she can't be in ''mourning'' in regards to [[spoiler:Lars being stranded on an alien planet]] because she has to work yet another shift in the ''morning'' due to currently being the only employee at her store.
-->''I really ought to be in mourning/but I've got another shift this morning.''
7th Aug '17 8:16:09 AM CaptainTedium
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* The ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "The Whole Tooth" played with the legend of the tooth fairy by revealing in the end that [=SpongeBob=] was actually talking about a tooth ''ferry''.
* The ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' episode "Affairweather Friends" had [[StalkerWithACrush Berri]] attempt to get Bloo's attention by pretending to be a rich kid named Barry, which eventually leads to Mac unsuccessfully trying to get it through to Bloo that Barry and Berri are one and the same.
18th Jul '17 5:48:30 PM Paradoxic
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* If you thought furigana was bad enough when it came to the puns, wait until you see Chinese comedy shows. A good portion of Chinese humour is guaranteed to involve homophones and some sort of pun. This makes sense considering how Chinese is a tonal language, which means many words share the same pronunciation.
9th Jul '17 8:07:11 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': House Lannister's song and go-to implied threat, ''The Rains of Castamere'', is about the destruction of House Reyne of Castamere.
8th Jun '17 6:39:04 AM Getta
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Japanese works love this kind of wordplay, since one certain reading (furigana) can refer to many things at once. Contrast AlternateCharacterReading where gags are made with a set of kanji with multiple readings.


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* ''Manga/OnePiece'': many names and speeches are playing with homophones, reflecting Oda's love of such gags. Case in point, many of Zoro's sword techniques are badass sounding names that happen to be homophonic with something silly or unrelated, such as how "Tatsumaki" is written with the kanji for "Dragon Wave", but it can also mean "Tornado".
22nd May '17 8:57:38 AM Kafkesque
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* ''WebComic/SamAndFuzzy'' has the titular Sam being interrogated by the Ninja Mafia elders as a candidate for Emperor in a YouKillItYouBoughtIt scenario. At one point one of the elders disbelievingly questions Sam's statement that he killed his predecessor with his "bare hands," and Sam, [[BlatantLies realizing how unlikely that sounds]], says that he meant he used his secret martial arts technique of "''bear'' hands".
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