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14th Dec '13 8:52:00 AM erforce
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->''So basically, Funnyman's modus operandi consisted of annoying his enemies until they laid down on the floor and died.''
-->--{{Website/Cracked}}

Meet the {{Oswald the Lucky Rabbit}} of [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] comics.

Funnyman was the star of a self-titled comics series created in 1948 by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, famous as the fathers of [[{{Superman}} that other guy]]. The character was little more than an attempt to make lightning strike twice after DCComics had bought out their iconic creation for the measly sum of $130--needless to say, it didn't work, and Funnyman has passed into obscurity.

Funnyman himself was Larry Davis, a comedian talked into performing a {{superhero}}-themed publicity stunt by his manager, June Farrell. As it happened, Larry accidentally foiled a ''real'' robbery—and found that [[TheyFightCrime fighting crime]] was his true calling. He went on to perform genuine heroic deeds with the help of June and Sergeant Harrington, but readers were not amused, and Funnyman hung up his novelty rubber nose after no more than six issues.

Then again, as the second son of Superman's creators, the guy had some really big shoes to fill.

...Geddit? Big Shoes? [[DontExplainTheJoke Because he wears big clown shoes!]] [[http://instantrimshot.com/ Har har har!]]
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!!This comic contains examples of:
* TheAdjectivalSuperhero - Larry must surely have the most {{egregious}} example: the Intrepid Imbecile!
* ClarkKenting - As Funnyman, Larry hid his identity behind a novelty rubber nose.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed - Larry's mannerisms were based on those of comedian DannyKaye.
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->''So basically, Funnyman's modus operandi consisted of annoying his enemies until they laid down on the floor and died.''
-->--{{Website/Cracked}}

Meet the {{Oswald the Lucky Rabbit}} of [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] comics.

Funnyman was the star of
Funny Man may refer to:

* ''Comicbook/{{Funnyman}}'',
a self-titled comics series created in 1948 by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, famous as the fathers of [[{{Superman}} that other guy]]. The comicbook character was little more than an attempt to make lightning strike twice after DCComics had bought out their iconic creation for from the measly sum of $130--needless to say, it didn't work, and Funnyman has passed into obscurity.

Funnyman himself was Larry Davis,
duo who created ''Franchise/{{Superman}}''.
* ''Film/FunnyMan'',
a comedian talked into performing a {{superhero}}-themed publicity stunt by his manager, June Farrell. As it happened, Larry accidentally foiled a ''real'' robbery—and found that [[TheyFightCrime fighting crime]] was his true calling. He went on to perform genuine heroic deeds with the help of June and Sergeant Harrington, but readers were not amused, and Funnyman hung up his novelty rubber nose after no more than six issues.

Then again, as the second son of Superman's creators, the guy had some really big shoes to fill.

...Geddit? Big Shoes? [[DontExplainTheJoke Because he wears big clown shoes!]] [[http://instantrimshot.com/ Har har har!]]
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!!This comic contains examples of:
* TheAdjectivalSuperhero - Larry must surely have the most {{egregious}} example: the Intrepid Imbecile!
* ClarkKenting - As Funnyman, Larry hid his identity behind a novelty rubber nose.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed - Larry's mannerisms were based on those of comedian DannyKaye.
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British horror comedy film from 1994.
6th Oct '12 9:50:41 AM nombretomado
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12th Apr '12 10:25:56 AM Tarlonniel
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed - Larry's mannerisms were based on those of comedian Danny Kaye.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed - Larry's mannerisms were based on those of comedian Danny Kaye.DannyKaye.
2nd Aug '11 4:08:16 PM LouieW
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* TheAdjectivalSuperhero - Larry must surely have the most {{egregious}} example: the Intrepid Imbecile!



* TheEgregiousTropeMan - Larry must surely have the most {{egregious}} example: the Intrepid Imbecile!
9th Oct '10 11:39:36 AM Ironeye
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Meet the {{Oswald the Lucky Rabbit}} of {{golden age}} comics.

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Meet the {{Oswald the Lucky Rabbit}} of {{golden age}} [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] comics.
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