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24th Sep '17 7:26:54 PM MikeW
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^ Chester Gould could offer truly funny stuff in ''ComicStrip/DickTracy''. However, too often, he fell into having a character pushed as "hilarious" when in fact he wasn't.

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^ * Chester Gould could offer truly funny stuff in ''ComicStrip/DickTracy''. However, too often, he fell into having a character pushed as "hilarious" when in fact he wasn't.
24th Sep '17 7:24:55 PM MikeW
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^ Chester Gould could offer truly funny stuff in ''ComicStrip/DickTracy''. However, too often, he fell into having a character pushed as "hilarious" when in fact he wasn't.
** A clear case is a would-be bumbling detective who makes bad jokes and goofy gags. Characters are seen in the background howling at his antics which just come off annoying.
** Gould took a shot at "experimental" comic strips in the 1960s with a lame strip that everyone was howling as genius.
13th Sep '17 5:51:22 PM Thesedaysthosedays
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* It was once [[InvokedTrope invoked]] InUniverse on an episode of TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987. The MadScientist villain of the week had an invention that made unfunny jokes funny; so funny that people who hear the joke will lose all self-control as they burst out laughing. Raphael was forced to provide the jokes, and even the worst jokes he could think of would still produce a very extreme laughing reaction.
8th Sep '17 12:01:49 PM MBG159
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** The Krusty the Clown Show in general has a lot of this - deliberately, of course. It's a mega-franchise in-universe and Bart basically worships Krusty, but the only things we see are painfully awkward skits, stolen, hackneyed gags, clunky, painful-looking slapstick, and routines straight out of a 40s sideshow. One article described him as "somebody who grew up watching classic comedians, but could never figure out why they were supposed to be funny." It's been implied quite frequently that Krusty only gets by on the LowestCommonDenominator and the FleetingDemographic; one episode has him bomb out of a comedy club after trying a flapping dickey routine.
24th Aug '17 8:47:33 AM Sinister_Sandwich
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** 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.
22nd Aug '17 1:40:01 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Averted in the ''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.

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* Averted in the ''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 [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign German-sounding nonsense nonsense]] rather than an actual joke.
22nd Aug '17 1:33:41 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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-->'''B.C.''':"No..[[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne Nacho Cheese tortillas]], actually.."

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-->'''B.C.''':"No..''': "No..[[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne Nacho Cheese tortillas]], actually.."
15th Jul '17 5:43:47 PM UchuuFlamenco
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* ''ParksAndRecreation'' does the deliberate version as a running gag. Ben's accounting jokes are all [[IncrediblyLamePun Incredibly Lame Puns]] (for example, "Calc you later"), but other accountants find them uproariously funny.

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* ''ParksAndRecreation'' ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' does the deliberate version as a running gag. Ben's accounting jokes are all [[IncrediblyLamePun Incredibly Lame Puns]] (for example, "Calc you later"), but other accountants find them uproariously funny.funny.
* Sonny in ''Series/SonnyWithAChance'' is stated to be hilarious, but the times we see her comedy sketch ideas they range from mediocre to plain bad.
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.
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