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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".
22nd May '17 8:40:48 AM Kafkesque
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* ''Radio/CarTalk'' would always sign off with a CreditsGag where the hosts would list off fake crew members whose names were a HurricaneOfPuns, such as their Russian chauffeur Pikup Andropov, their makeup artist Bud Tugly, their PR manager Haywood U. Buzoff...
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12th May '17 4:03:14 PM Specialist290
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* ''[[http://www.mangahere.co/manga/eien_no_with/ Eien no With:]]'' Hitomi raises a puppy to be a [[MeaningfulName seeing guide dog who she nameds is Eye]], which is actually an elaborate bilingual pun: Eye is a Labrador, "lab" is pronounced "rabu" in Japanese; "rabu" is how the English word "love" is pronounced; "love" in Japanese is "ai" which sounds like "eye"; "Hitomi" also means "eye". Shy Hitomi feels a connection with Eye, the runt of the litter so there's another layer: "mi" means eye, "mi" sounds like "me" ("he reminds me of me").

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* ''[[http://www.mangahere.co/manga/eien_no_with/ Eien no With:]]'' Hitomi raises a puppy to be a [[MeaningfulName seeing guide dog who she nameds is named Eye]], which is actually an elaborate bilingual pun: Eye is a Labrador, "lab" is pronounced "rabu" in Japanese; "rabu" is how the English word "love" is pronounced; "love" in Japanese is "ai" which sounds like "eye"; "Hitomi" also means "eye". Shy Hitomi feels a connection with Eye, the runt of the litter so there's another layer: "mi" means eye, "mi" sounds like "me" ("he reminds me of me").
26th Apr '17 6:57:42 AM Troperinik
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': In the episode "Let's Play Golf", Kaeloo tells Stumpy that he needs to use a tee. He mistakes it for "tea" and asks why he can't have coffee.
25th Apr '17 9:33:21 PM mrincodi
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* In ''[[Videogame/ColossalCave Colossal Cave Adventure]]'', when trying to kill the bear:
-->''With what? Your bare hands? Against his bear hands?''
25th Apr '17 11:33:45 AM mrincodi
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* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' twice made a joke of someone talking about Superman's [[BroughtToYouByTheLetterS "S"]]: once when Lois first sees a picture and says he has a "nice S", and when Lobo threatens to kick his "big red S".

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* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' twice made a joke of someone talking about Superman's [[BroughtToYouByTheLetterS "S"]]: once when Lois first sees a picture and says he has a "nice S", "[[Radar/WesternAnimation nice S]]", and when Lobo threatens to kick his "big "[[Radar/WesternAnimation big red S".S]]".
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