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24th Mar '17 7:18:49 PM Pichu-kun
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* Averted in the commentary for ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'', where it's mentioned that they refused to have Boo laugh at anything that didn't make them laugh too.
* 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 to 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.
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* Averted in the commentary for ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'', where it's mentioned that they refused to have Boo laugh at anything that didn't make them laugh too.



* 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.
12th Mar '17 12:53:38 PM nombretomado
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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 in English, which is just as well, since a translator who had heard two words from the joke landed in intensive care. The viewers get to hear the joke in German several times, but it's mostly German-sounding nonsense rather than an actual joke.

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* Averted in the ''MontyPython'' ''Creator/MontyPython'' "Killer Joke" sketch with the funniest joke ever written, which causes people to die laughing. We never hear the joke in English, which is just as well, since a translator who had heard two words from the joke landed in intensive care. The viewers get to hear the joke in German several times, but it's mostly German-sounding nonsense rather than an actual joke.
2nd Feb '17 6:25:44 PM trulymadmoves
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* Book 3 of the ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'', ''Brisingr'', has an InUniverse example where Eragon and Arya witness a group of spirit orbs turning a lily into a gem. Eragon points out that they literally gilded a lily like the phrase "gilding a lily" and thinks it's the funniest thing ever. Arya is only vaguely amused.

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* ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'':
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Book 3 of the ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'', 3, ''Brisingr'', has an InUniverse example where Eragon and Arya witness a group of spirit orbs turning a lily into a gem. Eragon points out that they literally gilded a lily like the phrase "gilding a lily" and thinks it's the funniest thing ever. Arya is only vaguely amused.amused.
** Happens again in Book 4, when Saphira kills a bunch of giant mutant snails for them to eat. Eragon finds the idea of eating snails absolutely hilarious, to Saphira and Glaedr's bewilderment.


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* Inverted in one ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' book. Tobias asks Ax, "What's up?" to which Ax replies, "Up is the opposite of down. However, these terms are meaningless outside of a localized gravity field." Despite this being a fairly good joke, it's played as yet another example of Ax's utter inability to grasp human humor.
9th Nov '16 3:48:47 PM dsneybuf
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* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' invokes this with the "America's Funniest Pets" sketches. Each one begins with the show's host delivering a GagDub of a pet's home movie. Then he/she invites the hosts of the French spin-off, Joelle [=LaRue=] (Cecily Strong) and Noelle [=LeSoup=] (Kate [=McKinnon=]), onto the stage. They perform Gag Dubs that sound rather macabre by American standards, even after they try following the American host's suggestions for levity.

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* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' invokes this with the "America's Funniest Pets" sketches. Each one begins with the show's host delivering a GagDub of a pet's home movie. Then he/she invites the hosts of the French spin-off, Joelle [=LaRue=] (Cecily Strong) and Noelle [=LeSoup=] (Kate [=McKinnon=]), (Creator/KateMcKinnon), onto the stage. They perform Gag Dubs that sound rather macabre by American standards, even after they try following the American host's suggestions for levity.
5th Nov '16 3:52:44 PM DaibhidC
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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial "Enlightenment", one of the sailors on Captain Striker's space yacht tells his mates a joke. The joke is "Here, know why a pig can never become a sailor? 'Cos he can't look aloft!" The sailors all find this hilarious. Admittedly, they're all Edwardian seamen who've been drugged into accepting they're on a space yacht, so they aren't exactly thinking straight, but still.

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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial "Enlightenment", one of the sailors on Captain Striker's [[SpaceSailing space yacht yacht]] tells his mates a joke. The joke is "Here, know why a pig can never become a sailor? 'Cos he can't look aloft!" The sailors crew all find this hilarious. Admittedly, they're all Edwardian seamen who've been drugged into accepting they're on a space yacht, so they aren't exactly thinking straight, but still.
5th Nov '16 3:50:28 PM DaibhidC
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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial "Enlightenment", one of the sailors on Captain Striker's space yacht tells his mates a joke. The joke is "Here, know why a pig can never become a sailor? 'Cos he can't look aloft!" The sailors all find this hilarious. Admittedly, they're all Edwardian seamen who've been drugged into accepting they're on a space yacht, so they aren't exactly thinking straight, but still.
1st Nov '16 10:45:18 AM dsneybuf
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* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' invokes this with the "America's Funniest Pets" sketches. Each one begins with the show's host delivering a GagDub of a pet's home movie. Then he/she invites the hosts of the French spin-off, Joelle [=LaRue=] (Cecily Strong) and Noelle [=LeSoup=] (Kate [=McKinnon=]), onto the stage. They perform Gag Dubs that sound rather macabre by American standards, even after they try following the American host's suggestions for levity.
29th Sep '16 4:18:43 PM ThatBitterTase
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*** On the other hand, as someone on the series's Funny Moments page points out, it's entirely possible that Brent Spiner, knowing the material was crap, was deliberately waffling it to make fun of Joe Piscopo, which might be enough to make it funny again.
12th Jul '16 4:02:23 PM DarkHunter
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* ''Series/StargateSG1'': InUniverse example when O'Neill, upon hearing that Jaffa do in fact tell jokes, prompts Teal'c to tell one. Teal'c does so, and laughs uproariously afterward, but the Earth-born characters all just stare blankly and then change the subject.
-->'''Teal'c''': A Serpent Guard, a Horus Guard, and a Setesh Guard all meet on a neutral planet. It is a tense moment. The Serpent Guard's eyes glow. The Horus Guard's beak glistens. The Setesh Guard's... nose drips.
30th Jun '16 4:09:24 PM TotalDramaRox97
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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", [[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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** 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.funny, though he has had several funny lines (none of which were in his comedy routine). 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", [[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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