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11th Apr '16 12:08:25 PM JapaneseTeeth
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* Invoked in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "What About Discord?" Twilight's friends apparently started up a bunch of inside jokes with Discord while she was away. Twilight (along with the viewer) never sees the event that started the inside joke, and fails to see what's so amusing about it. Most the conflict of the episode revolves around Twilight's frustration at being left out.
16th Mar '16 1:48:53 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Ultimately subverted in ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia''. Dee's stand-up career ends up taking off after she decides to channel her depression into some fairly decent material that goes over pretty well. As she gets more successful, her act degrades into a trite, annoying shtick consisting of little more than a bunch of stupid voices and sound effects, but the audiences still goes nuts for it and it leads to a network rep offering her a guest shot on Conan O'Brien's show. The subversion comes when Charlie, Mac and Frank reveal that [[spoiler:it's all a prank they were playing on Dee so she would stop bumming them out with her depression. The agent she slept with, the network talent scout, and every single fan of her comedy was just an actor hired by Frank.]]
14th Mar '16 12:20:47 PM TheCuza
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** Jimmy is supposed to be a very funny stand-up comedian that all the other characters find hilarious. He has yet to tell a single joke that is funny. In the episode "Fishsticks," Jimmy coming up with (and Cartman taking all the credit for) what is supposed to be the funniest joke ever. It goes thus: "Do you like fishsticks ([[DontExplainTheJoke fish dicks]]) ?" "Yes." "Do you like putting them in your mouth?" "Yes." "What are you, a gay fish?" The joke makes the rounds in all the talk shows and becomes a nationwide phenomenon. The only person not to get it is rapper Music/KanyeWest, who is so self-centered that he takes it as a personal insult and starts looking for the originator of the "rumors".

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** Jimmy is supposed to be a very funny stand-up comedian that all the other characters find hilarious. He has yet to tell a single joke that is funny. In the episode "Fishsticks," Jimmy coming up with (and Cartman taking all the credit for) what is supposed to be the funniest joke ever. It goes thus: "Do you like fishsticks ([[DontExplainTheJoke fish dicks]]) ?" "Yes." "Do you like putting them in your mouth?" "Yes." "What are you, a gay fish?" The joke makes the rounds in all the talk shows and becomes a nationwide phenomenon. The only person not to get it is rapper Music/KanyeWest, who is so self-centered that he takes it as a personal insult and starts looking for the originator of the "rumors"."rumors", [[spoiler:only to eventually come to the conclusion that the joke means ''he must actually be a gay fish'' and everyone was just trying to help him realize it]].



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26th Feb '16 11:08:28 PM Anicomicgeek
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** It's even worse. As Wiki/SFDebris pointed out in his review of the episode (The Outrageous Okona) the joke that appears is actually a rewrite, the original joke (which he actually reads out) is even worse: ''My job here places me under some obligations, like a vow of secrecy. I can't repeat anything I hear or see. Now the obligation of the patron is to tell the truth otherwise I'm being placed under a commitment to keep a secret about nothing. That's not fair, it's called wasted honor. Do you understand?'' Yeah really, that's the joke, check it [[http://blip.tv/sf-debris-opinionated-reviews/tng-the-outrageous-okona-review-5167604]]. Its around the 10:40 minutes mark.

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** It's even worse. As Wiki/SFDebris Website/SFDebris pointed out in his review of the episode (The Outrageous Okona) the joke that appears is actually a rewrite, the original joke (which he actually reads out) is even worse: ''My job here places me under some obligations, like a vow of secrecy. I can't repeat anything I hear or see. Now the obligation of the patron is to tell the truth otherwise I'm being placed under a commitment to keep a secret about nothing. That's not fair, it's called wasted honor. Do you understand?'' Yeah really, that's the joke, check it [[http://blip.tv/sf-debris-opinionated-reviews/tng-the-outrageous-okona-review-5167604]].[[http://sfdebris.com/videos/startrek/t130.php]]. Its around the 10:40 minutes mark.
26th Feb '16 7:14:15 AM DarkStorm
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* Averted in the ''MontyPython'' "Killer Joke" sketch with the funniest joke ever written, which causes people to die laughing. We never hear the joke, which is just as well, since a translator who had heard two words from the joke landed in intensive care.

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* Averted in the ''MontyPython'' "Killer Joke" sketch with the funniest joke ever written, which causes people to die laughing. We never hear the joke, joke in English, which is just as well, since a translator who had heard two words from the joke landed in intensive care.care. The viewers get to hear the joke in German several times, but it's mostly German-sounding nonsense rather than an actual joke.
31st Dec '15 10:57:08 AM Anicomicgeek
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* In the ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce'' episode "Last Laugh", Noah is criticized for over-analyzing jokes rather than simply relaxing and laughing at them. The problem is, the jokes in question are legitimately awful (unless you're, say, a seven-year-old), and he comes off more like the OnlySaneMan in some sort of world gone mad, where people will break into laughter at the slightest provocation. Especially the monster's last resort: a good old-fashioned fart. It gets Troy, but not Noah.
7th Dec '15 3:06:24 AM Ugolino
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*** Unfortunately, played straight later on in the episode, when Krusty reforms his material - plenty of reviewers thought he just came off as a Creator/GeorgeCarlin knockoff and found his [[SoUnfunnyItsFunny attempts to eke observational humor from the yellow pages]] to be the real treat of the episode.
10th Nov '15 9:01:44 AM HighCrate
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* A plot point in ''Series/TheMuppets 2015'' has Fozzie finding unexpected success with a new stand-up routine poking fun at his girlfriend Becky's foibles. It ''is'' funnier than his normal stand-up routine, which is [[StylisticSuck portrayed as even more terrible than usual]], but that's only relative; the audience reacts as though it's hilarious when it is, at best, passable.
5th Nov '15 3:15:29 PM HighCrate
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* In-universe example: In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie'', the most popular (and as far as we can see, only) television program in Bricksburg is a sitcom called ''Where Are My Pants?'', which appears to consist only of a pantsless man asking the titular question of his wife in a broad, affected tone. Main character Emmett finds this ''hilarious'', but the rest of the characters see this as just one more example of how incredibly bland he is.
21st Oct '15 4:40:54 AM jormis29
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* Punny Bones from ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryIV'' is a gnome jester who tells ''really'' bad jokes and puns because his humor was stolen by Baba Yaga. After you restore his humor...his jokes don't really get any funnier, he just tells more of them (if anything, his humor gets even ''worse''. The trio of hecklers in the audience with ad libbed dialogue consistently manage to be funnier than him.) Mercifully averted with the Ultimate Joke he teaches you (guaranteed to make ''anyone'' break out in laughter when they hear it,) since the player never hears it in full, leaving more to the imagination.

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* Punny Bones from ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryIV'' is a gnome jester who tells ''really'' bad jokes and puns because his humor was stolen by Baba Yaga.Literature/BabaYaga. After you restore his humor...his jokes don't really get any funnier, he just tells more of them (if anything, his humor gets even ''worse''. The trio of hecklers in the audience with ad libbed dialogue consistently manage to be funnier than him.) Mercifully averted with the Ultimate Joke he teaches you (guaranteed to make ''anyone'' break out in laughter when they hear it,) since the player never hears it in full, leaving more to the imagination.
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