History Main / HumorDissonance

27th Nov '17 8:51:19 AM chopshop
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* PlayedForLaughs in ''WesternAnimation/OKKOLetsBeHeroes'', where Rad and KO inexplicably find [[PungeonMaster Joe Cuppa]] and his terrible, repetitive coffee puns uproariously funny. They're pretty much the only people who like his jokes and [[OnlySaneMan Enid]] spends a great deal of time trying to figure out ''why'' they think he's so funny, to no avail.
3rd Nov '17 11:19:39 PM JapaneseTeeth
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* Invoked in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "What About Discord?" Discord?": Twilight's friends apparently started up a bunch of an inside jokes joke 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 of the conflict of the episode revolves around Twilight's frustration at being left out.
20th Oct '17 6:26:15 AM Sapphirea2
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Film/{{Arthur}}'' (the 1981 version) is a triumphant inversion of the trope -- when the title character is cracking jokes trying to get a positive rise out of people he's the only one laughing at said jokes most of the time...but that's because most of these people are terminally humorless. And he finds ''more'' joke fodder in the {{Tough Room}}s he deals with. His quips are funny, the constant stream of them makes them funnier, and his laugh becomes almost a gag in itself. The result was a huge box-office hit that netted Creator/DudleyMoore a Best Actor Academy Award nomination.
8th Oct '17 3:12:16 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Deliberately used on ''ShootingStars.'' A RunningGag was that during the Dove from Above round, Vic would tell a joke ending in an [[{{Pun}} Incredibly Lame Pun]]. These jokes would generally elicit the kind of response they deserved - except on the rare occasions when another of the regulars told them, whereupon they would receive gales of laughter, applause and praise for the joke-teller.

to:

* Deliberately used on ''ShootingStars.''Series/ShootingStars.'' A RunningGag was that during the Dove from Above round, Vic would tell a joke ending in an [[{{Pun}} Incredibly Lame Pun]]. These jokes would generally elicit the kind of response they deserved - except on the rare occasions when another of the regulars told them, whereupon they would receive gales of laughter, applause and praise for the joke-teller.
28th Sep '17 1:29:01 AM Monsund
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* There was an entire episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' dedicated to how funny King Tut saying "I want my mummy" supposedly was. The example might be a bit of playing with the trope; only a select few people thought the joke was funny, but Buster's imagination sure thought it was the reason Binky got a higher grade. It's revealed at the end that Buster [[CriticalResearchFailure studied the wrong topic]] for his report.

to:

* There was Played with in an entire episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' dedicated to how funny King Buster invents a lame joke for his report(King Tut saying "I want my mummy" supposedly was. The example might be a bit of playing with mummy") which he tells to Binky, who later tells it to the trope; class before Buster can use it for his report. Though only a select few people thought students chucked at the joke was funny, but joke, Buster's imagination sure thought imaginations concluded it was the only reason Binky got a higher grade.grade from their teacher, while he got a bad one. It's revealed at the end that Buster [[CriticalResearchFailure studied the wrong topic]] for his report.
24th Sep '17 7:26:54 PM MikeW
Is there an issue? Send a Message


^ 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.

to:

^ * 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

^ 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** 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.
This list shows the last 10 events of 261. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.HumorDissonance