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25th Jun '17 7:07:47 PM skybox
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* ''ParksAndRecreation'' does the deliberate version as a running gag. Ben's accounting jokes are all IncrediblyLamePuns (for example, "Calc you later"), but other accountants find them uproariously funny.

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* ''ParksAndRecreation'' does the deliberate version as a running gag. Ben's accounting jokes are all IncrediblyLamePuns [[IncrediblyLamePun Incredibly Lame Puns]] (for example, "Calc you later"), but other accountants find them uproariously funny.
25th Jun '17 7:06:35 PM skybox
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* ''ParksAndRecreation'' does the deliberate version as a running gag. Ben's accounting jokes are all IncrediblyLamePuns (for example, "Calc you later"), but other accountants find them uproariously funny.
10th Jun '17 5:18:37 PM Scsigs
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* ''WesternAnimation/RoverDangerfield''. Oh so so much. Apparently he has the InformedAbility for making jokes and one liners funny enough that his dog friends constantly laugh and compliment him on his humor.



*** It's even worse when you learn that the jokes the Comedian gave during the episode were actually Joe's own ad-libs, meaning that either the jokes in the script were of such bad quality that Joe felt his were better, or he wanted to do his own material anyway, and they ''still'' failed. It's worse when you realize that they could've hired any number of actually funny comedians at the time before they shot the episode, like, say, Creator/GeorgeCarlin, to do the role with ''their'' ad-libs and they would've turned out ''much'' better, especially in comparison.



* Played straight and later subverted in ''Raising Dad''. Sarah develops a dislike of her nose. Her father and sister rattle off a series of jokes about her nose being huge - which they have a good giggle over. Emily's in particular just come across as really mean-spirited. Sarah of course ends up considering a nose job. Emily is then horrified that Sarah wants to do that to herself and realises her mistake.

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* Played straight and later subverted in ''Raising Dad''. Sarah develops a dislike of her nose. Her father and sister rattle off a series of jokes about her nose being huge - which they have a good giggle over. Emily's in particular just come across as really mean-spirited. Sarah of course ends up considering a nose job. Emily is then horrified that Sarah wants to do that to herself and realises realizes her mistake.



** Native american standups consist of the performer more or less flatly stating that white-skins are stupid, and then the audience laughs. In unison.

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** Native american standups American stand-ups consist of the performer more or less flatly stating that white-skins are stupid, and then the audience laughs. In unison.unison.
** Unfortunately played straight with "Stanley's Cup", where Stone and Parker expected the audience to laugh at the ''4 and 5-year-old kids'' getting the ''shit beaten out of them by adult Pro Hockey players'', yet did absolutely ''nothing'' in the first 3/4 of the episode to deserve such harsh treatment. The episode as a whole just has a very depressing tone about it, because almost every plot point just feels forced in just to make the plot move along, and Randy's subplot about Stan embarrassing himself similarly to when ''he'' was in peewee Hockey isn't funny enough to alleviate the depressing feeling and terrible ending. Ironically, while most people in the audience share the sentiment that the ending is terrible, Stone and Parker feel the exact opposite, as they apparently feel the ending was good, but everything ''else'' was bad, since they weren't in the best places when producing it, which makes the episode even worse in retrospect when you know that fact.



* ''WesternAnimation/RoverDangerfield''. Oh so so much. Apparently he has the InformedAbility for making jokes and one liners funny enough that his dog friends constantly laugh and compliment him on his humor.
2nd Jun '17 6:57:22 AM starofjusticev21
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* Despite all its very legitimate ability to generate laughs, there were a couple times in ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' when BJ would do standup as "Shecky Juice" and come out with a series of truly painful japes that are nonetheless received as brilliant comedy. In "Ship of Ghouls" this is so bad that the audience busts out laughing ''just from him greeting them, even though the only thing indicating he told a joke at all was Lydia doing a rimshot.''

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* Despite all its very legitimate ability to generate laughs, there were a couple times in ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' when BJ would do standup as "Shecky Juice" and come out with a series of truly painful japes that are nonetheless received as brilliant comedy. In "Ship of Ghouls" this is so bad that the audience busts out laughing ''just from him greeting them, them,'' even though the only thing indicating he told a joke at all was Lydia ''Lydia doing a rimshot.''
1st Jun '17 3:54:37 AM RobTan
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** Similar to the ''Babylon Five'' example above of different species having different standards for humor, in an episoe of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', Kira (a Bajoran) finds the idea of an away team being shrunk by a space anomaly hysterically funny, doubling over in laughter. Worf is unamused, and Nog (a Ferengi and therefore short) finds her laughter mildly offensive. Sisko gets a little chuckle out of it, but probably just because Kira's laughter is contagious.

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** Similar to the ''Babylon Five'' example above of different species having different standards for humor, in an episoe episode of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', Kira (a Bajoran) finds the idea of an away team being shrunk by a space anomaly hysterically funny, doubling over in laughter. Worf is unamused, and Nog (a Ferengi and therefore short) finds her laughter mildly offensive. Sisko gets a little chuckle out of it, but probably just because Kira's laughter is contagious.
21st May '17 9:38:13 AM starofjusticev21
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* Despite all its very legitimate ability to generate laughs, there were a couple times in ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' when BJ would do standup as "Shecky Juice" and come out with a series of truly painful japes. In "Ship of Ghouls" this is so bad that the audience busts out laughing ''just from him greeting them.''

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* Despite all its very legitimate ability to generate laughs, there were a couple times in ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' when BJ would do standup as "Shecky Juice" and come out with a series of truly painful japes. japes that are nonetheless received as brilliant comedy. In "Ship of Ghouls" this is so bad that the audience busts out laughing ''just from him greeting them.them, even though the only thing indicating he told a joke at all was Lydia doing a rimshot.''
21st May '17 9:34:44 AM starofjusticev21
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* Despite all its very legitimate ability to generate laughs, there were a couple times in ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' when BJ would do standup as "Shecky Juice" and come out with a series of truly painful japes. In "Ship of Ghouls" this is so bad that the audience busts out laughing ''just from him greeting them.''
8th May '17 3:32:22 AM RobTan
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** Similar to the ''Babylon Five'' example above of different species having different standards for humor, Kira (a Bajoran) finds the idea of an away team being shrunk by a space anomaly hysterically funny, doubling over in laughter. Worf is unamused, and Nog (a Ferengi and therefore short) finds her laughter mildly offensive. Sisko gets a little chuckle out of it, but probably just because Kira's laughter is contagious.

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** Similar to the ''Babylon Five'' example above of different species having different standards for humor, in an episoe of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', Kira (a Bajoran) finds the idea of an away team being shrunk by a space anomaly hysterically funny, doubling over in laughter. Worf is unamused, and Nog (a Ferengi and therefore short) finds her laughter mildly offensive. Sisko gets a little chuckle out of it, but probably just because Kira's laughter is contagious.
7th May '17 1:50:16 PM RobTan
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** Similar to the ''Babylon Fuve'' example above, Kira (a Bajoran) finds the idea of an away team being shrunk by a space anomaly hysterically funny, douboing over in laughter. Worf is unamused, and Nog (a Ferengi and therefore short) finds her laughter mildly offensive. Sisko gets a little chuckle out of it, but probably just because Kira's laughter is contagious.

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** Similar to the ''Babylon Fuve'' Five'' example above, above of different species having different standards for humor, Kira (a Bajoran) finds the idea of an away team being shrunk by a space anomaly hysterically funny, douboing doubling over in laughter. Worf is unamused, and Nog (a Ferengi and therefore short) finds her laughter mildly offensive. Sisko gets a little chuckle out of it, but probably just because Kira's laughter is contagious.
7th May '17 1:49:07 PM RobTan
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** Similar to the ''Babylon Fuve'' example above, Kira (a Bajoran) finds the idea of an away team being shrunk by a space anomaly hysterically funny, douboing over in laughter. Worf is unamused, and Nog (a Ferengi and therefore short) finds her laughter mildly offensive. Sisko gets a little chuckle out of it, but probably just because Kira's laughter is contagious.
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