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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]].
15th May '16 10:38:56 PM gophergiggles
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* Inverted with the ''Webcomic/CtrlAltDel'' strip "[[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20080602 Loss]]". It was meant to be crushingly sad and dramatic, but was formatted ''exactly'' like every strip (intro, setup, expectation, gag) and appeared in an already lighthearted and funny comic, leaving readers expecting it to end in a joke. Fans were so amused by this they memed the hell out of it with the "[[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/cadbortion-loss-edits Loss Edits]]".
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.]]
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