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->''"That's a harp he's playing, Nobby," said one of them, after watching Imp for a while.\\
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"Lyre."\\
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"No, it's the honest truth, I'm--" The fat Guard frowned and looked down. "[[IAlwaysWantedToSayThat You've just been waiting all your life to say that]], ain't you Nobby," he said. "I bet you was born hoping that one day someone'd say 'That's a harp' so you could say 'lyre', on account of it being a pun or play on words. Well, har har."''
-->-- '''Creator/TerryPratchett''', ''Discworld/SoulMusic''

A character (especially a PungeonMaster) makes a {{pun}}, that is claimed to be so obvious or disgusting, that it makes listening characters [[SuckinessIsPainful wince]], [[CollectiveGroan groan]] or even feel compelled to [[DopeSlap inflict violence on the punster]]--or, at least, bring a lawsuit against him for pun-itive damages. {{Rimshot}}s are completely optional.

Since puns are considered one of the lowest forms of humor by default, [[ToughRoom this claim can be made]] even if the pun in question is [[CrowningMomentOfFunny actually really, really funny]].

The chief purpose of this trope seems to be to allow a writer to deploy an awful groaner and still dodge the blame for it by pointing the karmic retribution at the character, or to use this acknowledgment as a piece of SelfDeprecatingHumor, turning this {{Lampshading}} into the joke's punchline, instead of just having the pun itself.

This is a subtrope of {{Pun}}. For other puns that [[SoUnfunnyItsFunny may or may not be bad]], see HurricaneOfPuns. For a character that always makes these, see PungeonMaster. For a work which is saturated with puns, see WorldOfPun. For an index of punny trope names, see JustForPun.

Not to be confused with StealthPun, which refers to puns where the punchline is simply left to the readers or listeners as an exercise, and not to particularly groan-inducing and/or obvious puns.

This may also warrant a CollectiveGroan. See also VisualPun and HumorDissonance.
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* The English Dub of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' loves this. It might as well be its own page. The crowner has to be Brock's use of an ImprovisedUmbrella in the Mewtwo Returns movie.
--> '''Brock''': I'll use my trusty frying pan, as a ''drying'' pan!
* NininGaShinobuden has a truly horrible visual pun at the end of episode 9's first half. The ninja attempt to make a [[FuroScene furo]] by rerouting a hot spring into their bath house, but it's not water that comes out of the pipe...
-->'''Ninja''': Permed hair!?\\
'''Kaede''': Afro?\\
'''Shinobu''': I guess...\\
'''Onsokumaru''': It's "a furo", therefore "afro".\\
'''Everybody''': ''*groan*''\\
'''Ninja''': That was a lame joke.
* In ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' (the anime), Tomo makes a pun, though what that pun is depends on whether it's the dub, the sub (both based on "freedom"), or the original (based on "yoyuu"). The other girls groan and Chiyo says it was bad, while Tomo is flabbergasted at their response.
* Fuuka of ''[[{{Yotsubato}} Yotsuba&!]]'' makes the occasional pun, though only Asagi attacks her for it (Koiwai and Jumbo merely tell her off). Her father, on the other hand, appreciates the humor value.
* ''[[Anime/{{Persona 4}} Persona 4: The Animation]]'' has a couple. In episode 9, Yukiko calls Chie's Persona a "Chie pet." As if that single pun wasn't enough for her, she then proceeds to go off an a ''whole tangent'' about Chie pets, all the while laughing her head off.
** Episode 15 has one that gets LostInTranslation. Teddie and Yukiko laugh at a pun on Kanji's name, "ii kanji," which means "good feeling/s." The subbers settle for using the pun that was used in the game, "Great Kanjecture." For bonus points, the latter isn't just lame--it doesn't make a lot of sense.
** And then there's just Teddie, whose constant barrage of bear puns is almost completely unBEARable throughout the entire game. Seriously, you can BEARly deal with it. It's bad enough that even [[TheHyena Yukiko]] doesn't laugh at them.
* One of the main characters from ''ShamanKing'', Chocolove, is rather famous for his puns so horribly obvious that the others tend to freeze in awe for a few seconds before continuing the conversation, often turning completely white in the process (in the anime, at least). Other times he just gets attacked by someone, usually Ren.
* Tamahome throws one out in ''FushigiYuugi''. In an attempt to cheer Miaka up, he tells her that after causing some trouble, '''Tasuki''' will probably be taken to '''task''' (in the Japanese version, the word used for the pun is ''tasukete'', or "help" in English). He acknowledges the lameness of his pun himself and blames his MoneyFetish for it.
* In ''PrinceOfTennis'', on the team of Rokkaku, Amane 'David' Hikaru is frequently kicked for making many lame puns. Many people know him as "that pun guy" instead of his real name.
* ''DarkerThanBlack'': [[CluelessDetective Kurosawa]] has spent two entire episodes littering his speech with very bad GratuitousEnglish on the mistaken impression that it'll help his client, a Scandinavian named Eelis Castinen, understand him. Then he crosses the GratuitousEnglish Event Horizon by making an {{Engrish}} pun on "Castinen" ("cast it in"), and his HypercompetentSidekick, who has been wincing behind his back the whole time, gets annoyed.
--> '''Kiko:''' I knew you were going to say that. It wasn't even funny.
* In ''KamichamaKarin'', Karin makes one of these ("Wait, a god (''kami'') just [[CloseCallHaircut burned]] my hair (also ''kami'')??") and then chastises herself for it.
* In ''[[MaiHime My Hime]]'', Haruka attempts to make a pun which is immediately followed by dead silence and staring.
-->'''Haruka''': What a hideous face. What is that?\\
'''Yukino''': I believe it's a kelp grouper, Haruka.\\
'''Haruka''': Really?\\
'''Yukino''': Yeah. It's good to serve at parties in a hot pot or sashimi.\\
'''Haruka''': No wonder it's called a grouper.
* Kate in {{Sketchbook}} is a frequent offender of this trope.
* Brook in ''OnePiece'' makes these ''constantly'' in regards to his [[DemBones body]]. In just one scene, he does it three times with commentary for each. First two times? Franky starts to aim his Weapons Left and Robin tells him not to because he's already dead. The third one she just says 'go ahead and beat him up.' And he does.
* Excel of ''Manga/ExcelSaga'' draws a comparison between conquest (征 服, ''seifuku'') and [[{{Joshikousei}} uniforms]] (制 服, also ''seifuku''). Hyatt notes that this is just too obvious (and she usually plays CaptainObvious to [[DontExplainTheJoke explain the joke]], so this is her way of calling it lame).
** And MahouSenseiNegima's Jack Rakan did it the same exact way. Whether it is a ShoutOut or not is unknown.
* Judai in ''YuGiOhGX'' is quite fond of this trope. Here's a good example as shown below when he duels with Wheeler, a monkey duelist, to rescue fellow Duel Academy student Jasmine in the episode "Monkey See, Monkey Duel":
-->'''Judai''': You saw my moves, now do yours! Hah! Get it? Monkey see, monkey DO?\\
'''Jasmine''': You make puns now, and not even good ones!
* Howdy from Hamtaro just loves to tell ''really'' bad jokes that nobody in the show finds funny at all.
* At the start of the Steel Ball Run in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', the race's benefactor, Stephen Steel, announces the trophy for the winner has been buried in a block of ice dug up from Antarctica which will melt by the time the race is over. When he say that his comments have hopefully "broken the ice", everyone is astounded he would make such a horrible joke, except Stephen's wife, who claps.
* Kohtaro Taiga from ''[[GaoGaiGar GaoGaiGar Final]]'' in addition the being the BigGood BadassNormal uses his golf club the ''Taiga Wood'' to prove his point, by stabbing the control lock that kept 3G from doing what needed to be done, the club even goes so far as to have an eye-catch devoted to explaining its specs and being the Key to Victory item that the narrator informs us about at the end of the previous next episode preview.
* One [[ShugoChara Shugo Chara Chan!]], comic has the Guardian Characters wondering what the prince of flowers ("hana" in Japanese) looks like, and one of the princes is a nose (Also "hana" in Japanese). Ran says "That's not the right "hana" we're talking about!"
* In the English dub of episode 7 of MagicalDoremi, when Caitlyn (Poppu in Japanese) has to go to the bathroom, Dorie (Doremi) says "Oh no! Nature's calling, and I must answer!". She said "No way! She has to go to the toilet? It's because of the ice cream!" in the Japanese version.
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[[folder:Comicbooks]]
* In the ArchieComics ''Comicbook/SonicTheHedgehog'' Sonic is known for his many lame puns. Apart from the obvious Eggman jokes, he has also fought Knuckles when the latter was Enerjak, calling him Ener-Joke. This prompted Knuckles to yell, "Are you quite finished?!" Sonic, smug as ever, then said, "Actually... Jumping-jak. Ener-tube. Flap-jak. Ener-state. Ener-jak-in-the-box. And come to think of it... "Enerjak" sounds like some kind of sports drink. Now I'm finished." Knuckles threw him into a wall afterward.
* In ''SquadronSupreme'', toddler Hyperion is startled by his new pet dog and incinerates it with his heat vision. One of the two guards watching him over security camera remarks "I guess Spot was kind of the right name after all." His partner lays him out for that one, in a cross between this trope and DudeNotFunny.
* {{Batman}}'s [[{{Robin}} Robins]] have such a [[PungeonMaster propensity]] to this, it's been suspected it's a tacit requirement to being Robin.
-->'''[[TheComicallySerious Batman]]''': You still haven't gotten over the puns?\\
'''[[SidekickGraduationsStick Nightwing]]''': Oh shush. You love it.
* In the DonRosa story "Return to Plain Awful," DonaldDuck and Scrooge [=McDuck=] visit the LostWorld of Plain Awful, a {{Utopia}} where square things are prized, round things are illegal, and the people live "on good cheer" with no financial interests. Eventually, Scrooge does manage to interest the people in his money -- but only aesthetically, and as a finishing touch, they chop their new stack of bills into two square halves. The story ends with Donald noting that now, SelfMadeMan Scrooge has something in common with the Awfultonians:
-->'''Donald''': Well, they made their billion by being [[CatchPhrase tougher than the toughies and smarter than the smarties]]! And you know what else?\\
'''Scrooge''': Oh, ''no'', nephew! Don't say it! ...''Please''!\\
'''Donald''': That's right! They made it ''square''!
* Rhonda Bleenie's fruit salad love story in ''AmeliaRules'' ''The Tweenage Guide to not Being Unpopular'' is a [[HurricaneOfPuns hurricane of incredibly lame puns]].
---> '''Dracula''': Psst .. Amelia .. look! (''points to his sandwich'') [[Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo The Count's Monte Christo!]]
---> '''Frankenstein's Monster ''': RRR... PUN BAD!
* In ''ComicBook/MegaMan'', when Mega Man is first facing Cut Man, he spends the entire fight giving off [[PungeonMaster puns involving cutting]]. So when he's defeated:
--->'''Mega Man''': Sorry, I didn't mean to ''cut'' you off. Ha... [[LampshadeHanging that was lame]].
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[[folder:Commercials]]
* Another example from a Heinz ad for corn:
-->'''Ad''': One of our corn farmers has a saying: "You won't believe my ears!" We never said it was a good saying.
* An Australian beer ad featured some stereotypically blokey blokes out on a drinking-lots-of-beer-and-fishing holiday, cooking some fish in a wheelbarrow because they forgot the frying pan.
--->'''Bloke 1''': What kind of fish is it anyway?\\
'''Bloke 2''': It's, ah... [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barramundi barra]].\\
'''Bloke 3''': That's terrible.\\
'''Bloke 2''': Yeh, it is.
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[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* ''TheLandBeforeTime 2''. When a pair of egg-stealing Struthiomimuses arrive at the Great Valley after a long trek, one of them says that he's just "egg-xausted". His partner kicks him in the face in response.
* ''YellowSubmarine'' is liberally sprinkled with puns, but one in particular, when the submarine's motor dies, falls into this category:
-->'''John:''' Maybe we should call a road service?\\
'''Paul:''' Can't, no road!\\
'''Ringo:''' And we're not sub... scribers.\\
'''John/[[FacePalm Paul]]/George:''' [''groaning''] Subscribers!
** Or this, as Ringo and Old Fred walk through a hall of displays:
-->'''Old Fred:''' Say, what would your friends be doing here?
-->'''Ringo:''' Displayin'.
-->'''Old Fred:''' Displaying what?.
-->'''Ringo:''' Displayin' around.
-->''rimshot''
** Or this, as Ringo tries to drive the submarine through the Sea of Monsters:
-->'''Old Fred:''' You've got to steer clear!
-->'''Ringo:''' Steer clear?
-->'''Old Fred:''' Yes, steer! Clear?
-->'''Ringo:''' Yes, dear.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''DuckSoup'': Chicolini's suggestion that Freedonia maintain a standing army, "because then we save money on chairs", provokes Firefly to give him the bum's rush from the room (and apparently worse, judging by the OffscreenCrash that follows). This is a pun so bad that ''Groucho'', the man who once took pictures of the native girls and was waiting for them to develop, felt it necessary to chase Chico.
* In ''What's Up, Tiger Lily?'', hero Phil Moskowitz and his girl assistant, tied up, think they've been abducted by bad guy Shepard Wong, but it turns out to be a second bad guy, Wing Fat, who introduces himself: "I am Wong's competitor." Phil quips, "Well...two Wongs don't make a wight!" Wing Fat smiles and says, "For that joke you should only drop dead."
* Film/FlashGordon has a terrible one. Flash asks a wounded ally if he's all right, and gets the reply "He only winged me!" The ally is a Hawkman, who's was shown to be hit in the wing.
* In ''Film/MasterAndCommander'', the ''Surprise's'' CommandRoster is eating dinner, and Jack Aubrey sees a pair of weevils on the table. He asks Stephen Maturin which he would choose. After some deliberation Stephen chooses the right-hand weevil because it's bigger.
--> '''Jack:''' ''(slams the table)'' There! I've got you! You're completely dished. Do you not know that in the service, one must always choose the ''lesser'' of two weevils?\\
''(everyone at the table laughs uproariously)''\\
'''Stephen:''' ''(shaking his head)'' He who would pun would pick a pocket. Really, weevils...
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[[folder:Literature]]
* The ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' series is extremely fond of these, and not one is ever considered funny by the people hearing them.
** ''The New Literature/{{Discworld}} Companion'' tells the story of Monsieur Pune, creator of the Fool's Guild:
-->''"Q. When is a door not a door? A. When it is ajar (a jar)" - one of his early puns for which he was tarred and feathered and left for dead.''
** A running joke in ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad'' is Granny Weatherwax's attempt to make a joke ending with "make me an alligator sandwich, and make it snappy". But because she doesn't remember it perfectly and has no idea what's supposed to be amusing about it, she keeps saying she wants it fast, or some other synonym that breaks the pun.
* DaveBarry is not fond of puns, and rarely uses them without heavyweight LampshadeHanging. Take, for example, this passage in ''Dave Barry Slept Here'':
-->But now he could sit back and relax as the reaper roared through as many as ten acres per hour, reaping the living hell out of everything that stood in its path, occasionally spitting out bits of mule fur or farmhand clothing, which could easily be reassembled thanks to the sewing machine, invented by Elias Howe. "Don't ask me Howe it works!" he used to say, over and over, until finally somebody, we think his wife, shot him in the head with a revolver, invented by Samuel Colt.
** Or this passage in ''Dave Barry's Only Travel Guide You Will Ever Need'':
-->The history of Ireland dates back a long time to the original inhabitants, the Picts, who were a fun-loving tribe known for their wit. "You sure Pict a winner that time!" is the kind of thing they were always saying, until finally a neighboring tribe called the Celtics got sick and tired of it and came in and, in 432 B.C. on October 8, defeated the Picts in the Battle of Defeating the Picts when John Havlicek sank two free throws in overtime.
* In Piers Anthony's ''Literature/{{Xanth}}'' series, much of the wildlife and magic are literal puns, such as a mango being a human-shaped fruit that makes you urinate immediately upon eating it. Most of the characters dislike the puns, particularly a winged centaur whose name is a pun (Karia, who starts floating helplessly away whenever she hears her name.)
* Inverted by the characters in Spider Robinson's ''Literature/CallahansCrosstimeSaloon'' series, who are prolific with puns, to the point of competitions in which the worst/best pun of the evening gets his bar tab waived. They call it Punday Night. Normally, things are thrown at the offending punster, and fire extinguishers and seltzer bottles are also used for particularly outrageous puns. The bigger the response, the better they consider the pun.
** The time traveler who tried to sell them 4 (fake) high tech gems on the 4th of July. [[DontExplainTheJoke Get it, 4th jewel lie.]] This was also incredibly cruel since one of the gems made a paralyzed man think he could walk.
* ''Literature/TheMarvelousLandOfOz'', the second [[Literature/LandOfOz Oz book]], sees H.M. Wogglebug T.E. make a joke about the Sawhorse, noting that if he rode him, it would be a "horse-and-buggie". Jack Pumpkinhead covers up his permanently-smiling mouth, and the Tin Woodsman threatens the Wogglebug with his axe.
* In ''[[AuntDimity Aunt Dimity's Death]]'', When Lori asks Bill how he got the irises in the Willises' parlour in early April, he starts to reply, "Where there's a Willis—". Lori groans to cut him off.
* In ''HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'', after George loses one of his ears, and says he feels "saint-like":
-->'''George:''' You see... I'm holy. ''Holey''. Fred, geddit?
-->'''Fred:''' Pathetic. Pathetic! With the whole wide world of ear-related humour before you, you go for ''Holey''?
** And that's when everybody knows George is okay!
* In ''[[XWingSeries Starfighters of Adumar]]'', [[FunetikAksent Rad Flat]] (Red Flight) meets regularly with a reporter who wears a recording unit on her shoulder that looks like the head of a protocol droid, making her appear to have two heads. Once, she complained that it was malfunctioning and she couldn't seem to fix the problem.
-->[[ManChild Janson]] grinned at her. "Some days make you just want to beat your heads against a wall, don't they?"\\
[[TheEeyore Hobbie]] said, "Maybe not. The young lady might not have her heads on straight, after all."\\
[[TheStoic Tycho]] said, "Still, I think she ought to get her heads examined."\\
[[TheCaptain Wedge]] looked at them, appalled.
* The Series/DoctorWho Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures novel ''The Slow Empire'' has an instance of a character making a pun so lame even he gets embarrassed:
--->"I'm Fitz. Just Fitz."\\
"And it fits you admirably," said Jamon de la Rocas[[hottip:*:he's one to talk; for whatever reason, [[BilingualBonus his name means "ham of the rocks"]], "I have no doubt."\\
For a moment everybody [[NotSoInnocentWhistle gazed up in the air and whistled]], avoiding each other’s eyes at what could not even be dignified as a pun.
** The Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures novel ''Lungbarrow'' has one for the Hand of Omega.
-->'''The Other''': Omega, despite his sacrifice, still had a hand in their affairs. It was a rather good joke he thought, but Rassilon didn't find it funny at all.
* In [[CiaphasCain For The Emperor]], the local Sisters of Battle convent is located on Gavarrone, making them [[spoiler: the Nuns of Gavarrone.]]
* In JimCHines ''Literature/PrincessSeries'' novel ''The Snow Queen's Shadow'', Talia tells a story about the time, many years ago, when Snow made it rain urine in [[PrinceCharming Prince Armand's]] room for more than an hour. When Queen Beatrice asked Snow why she did it, Snow said that "she wanted him to know what it felt like to be a peon". Talia said that she told Bea that whatever Snow's punishment was going to be, it ought to be doubled just for that pun.
* One of the running jokes in DiaryOfANobody is Charles Pooter's incredibly laboured puns and his family and friends reactions to them "I'm afraid these trousers are frayed"
* In ''Literature/LesMiserables'', Tholomyés makes a pun at the dinner table, and his friends are less than impressed, killing the conversation. He immediately [[LargeHam launches into an elaborate speech in defense of puns]], regaining his popularity.
* An implicit, somewhat slyly-given example in StarTrekExMachina. Two crewmen - an Eeiauoan and a Caitian - are mentioned to have started fighting. Given that both races are feline, we have a literal CatFight. They’re told to “groom and make up”.
* In AliceInWonderland the King of Hearts tries to make a joke about a poem not FITting the Queen (because she [[BlatantLies never has fits]]). Nobody laughs... until he explains that its supposed to be a pun.

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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* The Cryptkeeper in TV version of ''TalesFromTheCrypt'' is a master at making these.
-->"Cryptkeeper" Oh hello kiddies, you're just in time for your driving lesson. Today we'll be learning about scare-lell parking.
* ''ICarly'': Both Shay siblings [[PungeonMaster are very prolific with these]].
** In ''iNevel'', Spencer is repairing his commissioned statue made of butter.
--->'''Spencer''': "Don't worry, Mr. Toasty, soon you'll be back and ''butter'' than ever."\\
''(Spencer looks around the room)''\\
'''Spencer''': "Thank god no one heard that."
** In ''iFind Lewbert's Lost Love'', Spencer is annoyed because of the recent remote control thefts.
--->'''Spencer''': "What kind of burglar will break into people's apartments just to steal TV remotes?"\\
'''Carly''': ''(stifles laughter)'' "A ''remote control freak''?"\\
''(Spencer sprays whipped cream on Carly's nose bridge)''
** In ''iFix A Popstar'', Wade Collins is brought up on the webshow.
--->'''Carly:''' "One might call him... hobnoxious." ''(laughs)''\\
'''Sam:''' "Ohohoho, Carly..." ''(looks away in horror)''
** In ''iQuit iCarly'', as they introduce Fleck and Dave.
--->'''Sam:''' "Their videos are hi-larious."
--->'''Carly:''' "Which is the opposite of low-larious." ''(chuckles)''
--->'''Sam:''' "I begged her not to say that."
--->'''Carly:''' "I should have listened."
* ''The Smoking Gun Presents:'' is replete with bad puns, often made by the celebrity panel. If one person makes a particularly egregious one other celebrities will have a StunnedSilence possibly accompanied by ChirpingCrickets.
* Tom Servo of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' absolutely loves to bust puns out, usually attracting the ire of Crow and Joel/Mike.
** In the ''TimeChasers'' episode:
--->'''Servo:''' Hey, that moss has taken a lichen to that tree.
--->'''Eddie (Mike's brother):''' Hey! What'd I say about puns?!
---> '''Servo:''' To jam them up my...
--->'''Eddie:''' That's right!
** Later, in the same episode:
--->'''Lisa:''' Nick!
--->'''Crow:''' I shaved this morning and got a nick.
--->[''Eddie punches Crow in the shoulder, knocking him out of his seat.'']
* On ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', this exchange (among others):
--->'''Giles''': I've never actually heard of anyone attacked by a lone baseball bat before.
--->'''Xander''': Maybe it's a vampire bat.
--->'''Everyone''': *stares*
** And "Earshot" has ''Angel'' of all people say he's "dying to get rid of immortality."
* On ''Series/{{Mash}}'', Hawkeye and B.J. were prone to these.
-->'''Hawkeye''': In fact, you might say that all of us together [[InventedIndividual made up]] Tuttle. \\
''(Cut to eyeroll from Radar.)''
** That's amateur night compared to the one B.J. brought out while telling the story of [[AndroclesLion Androcles and the Lion]] to a group of orphaned kids:
--->'''B.J.''': ...Because he was not only very '''kind''', he was also very '''Gentile'''.
--->''(Hawkeye [[DeathGlare stares daggers through him]].)''
* Johnny Carson's "Carnac the Magnificent" on ''TheTonightShow'' typically served up plenty of puns and if the audience groaned or booed loudly enough, Carnac would place a funny curse on them in retaliation.
* ''{{Spaced}}'': Mike is kicked out of the Rough Ramblers after a disastrous Eskimo roll. Tim says:
--->'''Tim''': So it wasn't so much a Eskimo roll as a case of rolling right Inuit.
--->'''Mike''': *stares*
--->'''Tim''': [[DontExplainTheJoke Inuit's another word for Eskimo.]]
** While paintballing, Tim gets into a MexicanStandoff with Duane, the man his girlfriend left him for. As they stand there, Duane's mobile phone rings:
--->'''Tim:''' Are you going to answer that?
--->'''Duane:''' I've got an answering service.
--->'''Tim:''' You've got an answer for everything.
--->'''Duane:''' I cannot believe you said that.
* ''{{Frasier}}''. In ''Look Before You Leap'', Frasier is attempting an opera song, requiring him to hit an impossibly high note, while Niles is horny due to refusing Maris' rare sexual invite despite their marriage counselor's advice.
--->'''Niles:''' You know, as much as I admire your willingness to take a leap, I did warn you that you were getting into a dangerous aria. ''(pained laugh)'' Oh God, I'm using humor to mask sexual frustration. It's high school all over again.
** From "Are You Being Served?":
--->'''Frasier''': Well, that's our show today. But before we close, I'd like to invite you all to join us here at KACL in wishing a fond farewell to our happy chef, Leo Pascale, as he bubble-wraps his crepe pan and heads south towards sunny Santa Fe. Leo, you stirred us with your passion, melted us with your charm, added spice to our lives. Now, as you whisk youself away, let's not say goodbye, but rather, "tar-tar" for now. This is Dr. Frasier Crane, KACL 780.
--->'''Roz''': ''(coming into the booth, still with a nauseated expression)'' Well, at least you stopped short of saying, "I'll be 'fricaseeing' you."
** One of the best occurred when he was doing an advert for a Chinese Restaurant. He says something to the extent of "If you have a yen for good Chinese, check them out." When Roz walks in, he asks how she liked his little ad lib, he responds, "Nice, but yen is Japanese, not Chinese."
** Frasier's family is prone to this. In one episode, Daphne is putting on weight and falls down, prompting Frasier, Niles and Martin to all help her up. Martin, laughing at his own wit, says, "Daphne, I just realized! It took three ''Cranes'' to lift you!" Daphne wasn't as amused as Martin was.
** In Dark Victory Roz gets a package from her family from a dairy farm and talks about how they make cheese-related puns. Frasier invites her over to his father's birthday saying he doesn't like to see her upset, adding "I'm camembert it".
* ''FullHouse'' had a LOT. From the episode "Smash Club: The Next Generation", when Jesse is trying to hide Joey (who has gotten everything below his head stuck in a hole in the bar) from a woman interviewing him:
---> '''Jesse''': This is Joey...our ...'''head''' waiter.
* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'': In the 17th episode of season 3 (Sabrina The Teenage Writer) Sabrina writes a spy story on a magic typewriter and her characters, which mirror actual characters of the show, [[HilarityEnsues come to life.]] At one point the mirror character of Dr. Kraft (Dr. Bad) captures Harvey's character Derek (who has a habit of saying bad puns) and and ties him to a buzz saw in order to kill him, and then this dialogue happens:
--->'''Derek''': There's always been an unpleasant edge to you, Dr. Bad.
--->'''Dr. Bad''': (with his hands on his ears) I am killing you, just to stop the puns.
* ''ShootingStars'' generally has Vic give one horrible joke in the show. Everybody remains stone-faced, church bells toll, the wind howls and a tumble-weed rolls by before we move on, leaving Vic sweeping into his sleeves. Then Bob tells the ''exact same joke'' and everybody laughs.
* In ''CSIMiami'': "That gives a new meaning to the term 'fried hard drive'". Cue silent stare.
** NCIS had McGee overusing that one in one episode, nobody liked it.
* In ''Series/{{CSI}}'', regular flavor: "What a waste". [[ItMakesSenseInContext (a pun on the fact the victim was a Civil War re-enactor who wore corsets and had a really narrow waist.)]]
** That's nothing. The episode featuring the death of a "furry" ended with Gil musing [[HunterSThompson "Fur and loathing in Las Vegas."]]
* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the [[TheNthDoctor Second]] Doctor apologized for one in "Tomb of the Cybermen" after he fried some Cybermats.
-->'''Two''': You might almost say they’ve had a complete metal breakdown.
-->'''Jamie''': ''(groans)''
-->'''The Doctor''': I'm so sorry, Jamie.
** The [[TheNthDoctor Ninth]] makes an equally bad one in "The Unquiet Dead" while part of a seance:
--->'''Nine''': Don't antagonise her. I love a happy medium.
--->'''Rose''': I can't believe you just said that.
** Harry, in ''Genesis of The Daleks'':
--->'''Four''': It's like finding a Stone Age man with a transistor radio.
--->'''Harry''': Playing rock music?
** And another from the Ninth Doctor;
--->'''Rose''': I can see everything, all there is, all there was, everything that ever could be, but why does it hurt?
--->'''Nine''': That's what i see all the time, and doesn't it drive you mad?
--->'''Rose''': My head! its killing me!
--->'''Nine''': I think you need a doctor.
** In ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E01TheEleventhHour The Eleventh Hour]]'', the Eleventh Doctor makes an Incredibly Lame Pun while addressing of [[GreatEscape Prisoner]] [[BigBad Zero]].
--->'''Doctor''': And the final score is no [[TimeMachine TARDIS]], no screwdriver, two minutes to spare *outstretches arms* WHO DA MAN?
--->*No-one laughs*
--->'''Doctor''': Alright, I'm never saying that again. Fine!
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdjYzd2izD0 This]] Jinnai Tomonori skit includes a Japanese Incredibly Lame [[BilingualBonus Bilingual]] StealthPun (with helpful explanation provided in the subtitles) and the proper response (starts at 3:27).
* The late publisher Bennett Cerf was well known for his love of puns both on and off of ''Series/WhatsMyLine'', and since he was the one who would usually introduce ''Series/WhatsMyLine'' host John Daly he would often throw out a groaner that would have Mr Daly wincing upon entry.
* ''TheMuppetShow'' likes those.
-->'''Kermit''': You like your drums more than food?
-->'''Animal''': They are food! Eat drums, eat cymbals!
-->'''Kermit''': How cymbalic.
-->'''Animal''': Bad joke!!! Bad joke!!!
* In the ''That70sShow'' episode "Holy Crap!" when Kelso wants to grow a beard:
-->'''Fez''': May I grow one too?
-->'''Kelso''': I don't know Fez, the two of us growing beards together...isn't that kinda girly?
-->'''Fez''': Well, I just figure, the more the hairier! ''(dead silence)'' Oh I'm surrounded by idiots!
** In the episode "Ramble On" when Fez, having submitted an application for the DMV, is being interview for the position.
--->'''Fez''': Okay, but one thing that my application doesn't say, is how well I could APPLY myself to the job here.
--->'''Interviewer''': I'm going to have to ask you to stop making puns now.
* In an episode of ''TheWorstWitch'' Mildred and Enid accidentally cast a spell that causes written down numbers to multiply and spread around the entire school. Ms Hardbroom stops the spell and remarks "as for these girls, I think their number's up". She allows herself a giggle before realising that nobody else is laughing.
* ''SesameStreet'':
-->'''Elmo''': Does a trash heap have a nose?
-->'''Oscar''': No, but it smells...terrible.
-->'''Elmo''': So does that joke, Oscar.
* ''BeakmansWorld'' was always pun-based, and in the first three season the characters would show mild disgust with some of the puns. By the fourth season (the Phoebe episodes), [[HurricaneOfPuns they went overboard with them.]]
* From ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'':
** In the "Visitors fron Coventry" sketch:
-->'''Arthur Name''': What's brown and sounds like a bell? Dung!
** In the "Art Critic" sketch, when a pretty girl enters:
-->'''Art Critic:''' Oh hello there father, er confessor, professor, your honour, your grace ...
-->'''Girl:''' I'm not your Grace, I'm your Elsie.
-->'''Critic:''' What a terrible joke!
-->'''Girl:''' ''(crying)'' But it's my only line!
* From ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode "[[Recap/CommunityS2E08CooperativeCalligraphy Cooperative Calligraphy]]":
-->'''Jeff:''' I have a date to catch, or, should I say, a catch to date.\\
'''Britta:''' Oof, I hope you just came up with that.\\
''(later)''\\
'''Dean Pelton:''' I expect to see you all at the puppy parade. Except you, Jeffrey - I know you've got a catch to date.
** In ''Remedial Chaos Theory'' Shirley runs out of the room after her pies burn, and Jeff says she had a mental breakdown.
--> '''Pierce:''' More like a mental-
--> '''Jeff:''' Bakedown, I know, I didn't say it on purpose.
* The science show ''The Known Universe'' describes a cryovolcano on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enceladus_%28moon%29 Enceladus]] as "''Cold'' Faithful InSpace".
* ''Series/YoungBlades'': In "Enchanted," when D'Artagnan announces that Ramon's new love is a poetess, King Louis asks if she "has good lines," making an hourglass shape in the air. He continues to ask if [[DontExplainTheJoke everyone gets it]] as they all look awkward or roll their eyes.
* In ''TrueBlood'', Sookie is skeptical when Bill tells her that the vampire bar in Shreveport is called "Fangtasia". He tells her that most vampires are really old, and puns used to be the highest form of humor.
* ''{{QI}}'' has a few, but the most memorable was when Stephen Fry ended up making a pun on Corsica.
-->'''Stephen Fry:''' Can you tell me what sort of person kisses five times? 'Course I can!\\
''**{{beat}}, [[CollectiveGroan audience groans]]**''
-->'''Alan Davies:''' ...I think you have to leave now.
** In the "Holiday" episode, Rob Brydon talks about stamp-collecting:
--->'''Rob''': I collected stamps for a very brief period like you in my early teens and I gave it up. I just thought- I thought to myself, philately will get me nowhere.\\
''[pained reactions from everyone on the panel including Brydon himself, groans from the audience]''\\
'''Bill Bailey''': Press the- Go back in time. Go back in time.\\
'''Rob''': ''[pushes buzzer, which makes a glissando]'' I collected stamps for a period when I was a teenager and I loved it.
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' has a RunningGag where Ted and Robin will salute after phrases including military ranks. Major Baggage. General Knowledge. Private Conversation. Major Inconvenience. Colonel Stuckinmyteeth.
* ''Series/{{Stargate SG-1}}'' had a habit of making WhosOnFirst jokes using the System Lord Yu. When newcomer Dr. Elizabeth Weir first heard of Yu, she started to make one but Daniel Jackson cut her off, explaining that every possible variant had already been done and it wasn't funny anymore.
* In Criminal Minds, when the team is discussing a serial killer with a lot of female fans with a prison guard, the guard calls him a "real ladykiller." The look on his face makes it clear that he's been waiting YEARS to actually use that one.
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[[folder:Music]]
* Owl City's song, "Rugs From me to You" is full of puns. One of them he apologizes for in-song. He sings, "Excuse the pun, but it's hair today, gone tomorrow."
* Kate Micucci's song "Dear Deer" has one of these. 'Some say Pennsylvania's sunny, but I prefer to say it's gunny.' Lampshaded immediately with 'Ok maybe that's not funny, but either way it's way too punny.'
* From Music/JustinBieber's Never Say Never:
--->'''Jaden [[WillSmith Smith]]:''' No pun intended, I was raised by the power of will.
* Bert Bach, PDQBach's only known living direct descendant, and his musicians, don't appreciate how Professor Schickele has always "wanted to give Bert Bach a rock!"[[hottip:*:[[DontExplainTheJoke Burt]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burt_Bacharach Bacharach]]
* "Cows With Guns" by Dana Lyons has a lampshaded one:
--->Cows gathered around 'cause the steaks were so high. *guitar strumming* Bad cow pun.
* Young Money's Bedrock contains the lyrics "Call me Mr. Flintstone, I can make your bed rock."
* Kip Addotta's "Wet Dream" has a fish-related pun in every line. For example:
--->'''Kip Addotta:''' I said, "Hi Gil!" You have to yell; he's hard of herring.
* Primus' Tommy The Cat features this too.
--->'"The air was filled with cat calls (no pun intended)"
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* A recurring gag in ''PearlsBeforeSwine'', where a long conversation leads to a stretched word pun on the entire conversation, and then (usually) Rat [[NoFourthWall threatens bodily harm on artist Stephan Pastis]].
-->'''Pig''': So if at "Farce" you don't suck seed, try dry again?\\
'''Rat''' (to author): Have some pride.
** Also, [[http://keckeley.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/pearls-its-a-moray.gif this]]. ''Ow''.
** Averted, HARD, in [[http://gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2010/11/21/ this]]. SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped?
* ''FoxTrot'', being as {{Troperiffic}} as it is, gives a double-ShoutOut to the pun strips in ''PearlsBeforeSwine'' and the [[NoodleIncident noodle incidents]] in ''CalvinAndHobbes'' in [[http://thedailyfunnies.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/12-06-09-foxtrot.gif this strip.]]
* In ''CalvinAndHobbes'':
-->'''Calvin:''' Hey Hobbes, want to see an antelope?
-->'''Hobbes:''' An antelope?\\
'''Calvin:''' Come on! ''(goes to an anthill)'' See, she's climbing down the ladder to her boyfriend's car. ''(beat)'' You're not laughing.\\
'''Hobbes:''' It's not funny.
* ''MotherGooseAndGrimm'' is full of these. But [[http://www.cartoonistgroup.com/store/add.php?iid=38452 this strip]] in particular is pretty bad.
* Scott Adams, writer of ''{{Dilbert}}'', is fond of these, especially in the earlier strips (prime example [[http://www.dilbert.com/1991-06-28/ here]]). He's also well aware of [[http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/1992-03-26/ how folks often react to them]].
* ''{{Peanuts}}'' had a strip where Linus made a snowman who is reading a book and tells Charlie Brown that he imagines the snowman is reading some poetry, but is at a loss for a poet a snowman would like. When Charlie Brown suggests RobertFrost, Linus responds, "You said it, I didn't."
* One U.S. Acres comic had Lanolin wear a sign that said [[EndOfSeriesAwareness "The End Is Near"]] and the back of the sign shows her bu-erm, tail.
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[[folder:Radio]]
* We are talking here about one of the very basic concepts, one of the driving forces, of ''all'' British radio comedy since ''{{ITMA}}'' in the 1940's and possibly before.
* Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain was a pun-storm all of its own. As [[Series/TheGoodies Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie]] gleefully threw puns around for minutes at a time, [[Creator/MontyPython John Cleese]] would stand back from the mike, fold his arms in disdain, refuse to join in and can be heard repeating ''"easy. Easy. Too easy"'' A classic ISIRTA build-up might describe an eccentric Northern English textile magnate who decides to turn over some of his business premises to breeding dachshunds, alsatians and Rottweilers. Deploring the noise of thousands of dogs, the cast would then break into song:
--> ''The Mills are alive, with the Hounds of Munich...''
** A similar set-up involved breeding rodents for their tusks:
--> ''Prime ivory mouse tusks!''
* An episode of the ''GoonShow'', ''The African Incident'', took the whole thirty minutes to set up one complex pun: this involves the hapless Prussian, Herr General von Gooturm.
--> "Hit him again!"
--> "Why?"
--> "Because von Gooturm deserves another!" (''Orchestral sting)''.
* A few of the puns on Radio/TheDebaters have been bad enough for host Steve Patterson to apologize of behalf of the entire production team.

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[[folder:Stand Up Comedy]]
* This is practically TimVine's entire ''schtick''.
--> Crime in multi-storey car parks? That's wrong on so many levels.
** He can rattle off several in one go:
--> I went to rent a movie and I said to the clerk, "Can I have ''BatmanForever''?" The clerk said, "No, you've got to bring it back tomorrow." I said, "How about ''[[FortyEightHours Another 48 Hours]]''?" He said, "''Tomorrow''." I said, "Have you got ''BigTroubleInLittleChina''?" He said, "[[ImaginedInnuendo Please...]]"
* Creator/BillHicks once ended one of his lengthy rants on the [[JohnFKennedy Kennedy assassination]] with this:
-->There's no fucking way, man! Not unless Oswald was hanging by his toes, upside-down from the ledge... surely someone would have seen this?!? Either that or some pigeons grabbed onto him, and flew him over the motorcade! You know, there were rumors of anti-Castro pigeons seen drinking in bars the night before the assassination. Someone overheard them saying "Coup, coup!"

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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''MagicTheGathering'': The Revised Edition game manual included Richard Garfield's account of the creation of the game. He mentions that the pre-release version used placeholder art for the cards, including a few of these. For example, "Heal" was a photograph of someone's foot, while "Power Sink" showed [[CalvinAndHobbes Calvin]] sitting in a toilet, "because what ''is'' a toilet except a power sink?"
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* GilbertAndSullivan, ''The Grand Duke'':
-->'''Notary''': When [[PainfulRhyme exigence of rhyme compels]],\\
Orthography forgoes her spells,\\
And "ghost" is rhymed with "goest".\\
'''All''': With what an emphasis he dwells\\
Upon "orthography" and "spells"!\\
That kind of fun's the lowest.
* In ''Rent'' Roger and Mark are burning old concert posters and screenplays to keep warm and as they are burning them they sing:
** '''Mark''': The music ignites the night with passionate fire!
** '''Roger''': The narration crackles and pops with incendiary wit!
* In ''The Complete History of America (abridged)'', private detective Spade Diamond is being grilled by two toughs on what [[ILoveLucy Lucy Ricardo]] was doing on the day of JFK's assassination. (This MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext.) His alibi: she was with him, but wasn't seen with him because she was disguised. One of the toughs snaps back, "So, [[Music/TheBeatles Lucy was disguised with Diamond]]," and all three do an AsideGlance as the audience groans. ("I should've seen that coming," Spade confides to the fourth wall.)
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''AnimalCrossing'' will make your character crack a bad joke whenever he/she catches a fish or bug and this is occasionally [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]]:
-->'''[[{{AFGNCAAP}} You]]:''' "I caught a sea bass! See? BASS! (Why do I keep saying things like that?)"
* ''{{Sacrifice}}'' brings us this little gem, aimed at a servant of the god of earth who's made of living rock:
-->'''Zyzyx:''' Now Grakkus here is none too quick on his feet. It may be because he leads such a... ''Sedimentary'' lifestyle!\\
'''Eldred''': ...''NeverSayThatAgain''.
* ''RailroadTycoon'' has a newspaper headline that says "ECONOMY IS BACK ON '''TRACK'''."
* ''TalesOfMonkeyIsland Chapter 1: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal'': Guybrush, on meeting treasure hunter Joaquin D'Oro, makes a pun so bad even his EvilHand feels the need to upbraid him for it:
-->'''Guybrush:''' Can I call you "[[DoraTheExplorer D'Oro the Explorer]]?" *Punches himself*
** Amazingly, he manages to top himself in the very next episode, ''The Siege of Spinner Cay'', after receiving a book of 101 Fish Jokes from the Vaycaylian Tetra (many of which also qualify):
--->'''Guybrush:''' I hope it doesn't keep me in '''stitches''' or I might need a ... '''Sturgeon'''!\\
'''Tetra:''' I hate you now.
* Tenebrae from ''TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld'' absolutely ''loves'' groan-inducing puns. At one going, he made one that was so bad that Raine and Genis didn't groan, but instead unloaded on him with their ultimate unison attack from the previous game.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'', there's Frog Morton...
-->'''Chosen One:''' Why do they call him Frog Morton?
-->'''Sheriff Marion:''' His name's Morton, and they call him Frog 'cause he croaks people. Ready to go get 'im?
-->'''Chosen One:''' [[SuckinessIsPainful Ohhhh. Ouch. That's terrible. The pain, the pain!]]
-->'''Sheriff Marion:''' Hey, I didn't make that one up - he did. [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotHeinous With puns that bad]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking I'd say that gives you just one more reason to kill 'im]].
* There is an optional scene in ''{{Persona 3}}'' where Akihiko, trying to get over his shyness around girls, practices his pick-up lines in secret. Reading that a sense of humor is vital, he makes an utterly horrid pun ("Want to go to that Beef Bowl place?... I hope I 'meat' you there!"), then promptly chastises himself:
-->'''Akihiko:''' Who am I, [[PungeonMaster the Chairman]]?!?
* In ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'', there's a stage where EVERYONE starts making these (Japanese-only). It even highlights in red what the pun is supposed to be. To the characters, it gets old really fast.
* ''KingdomOfLoathing'' is chock full of references and puns, occasionally even the narrator recognizes how terrible some of them are. For example:
-->"This is a dairy goat. Insert a pun on "udderly" and "utterly", if you're the kind of guy who doesn't get punched in the face enough. "
::Then, later in the fight:
-->"She swings her udder at you, but misses. She's an udder failure. Yeah, go ahead and punch me in the face."
* In the Japanese version of ''ArTonelico2'', Infel has a penchant for these, with Croix reacting appropriately after every single one. This is [[LostInTranslation completely lost in the English version of the game]] as it seems Infel's text was translated word-for-word, and Japanese puns normally don't work in other languages. Croix still reels after each joke, confusing many English-speaking players.
* Here is a random conversation bit taken from an ERCS Guard in a bug-ridden research lab in ''MassEffect'':
-->''Science pukes. Should just bug out and leave 'em to die. All their fault anyway.''
-->*Pause for half second, then...*
-->''Heh. "Bug out." Heh. Heh.''
** In the sequel, the player can launch probes to discover missions and distress signals on planets. [[AnalProbing One of the planets you can probe is Uranus]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-CDNLYZ0zA EDI is not amused by this at all.]]
* PhoenixWright: 'Why am I, Phoenix Wright, such a good lawyer? Because I'm "Wright" all the time!' It's actually a pretty good pun, Maya just doesn't think so.
** She warms up to it eventually, as does Moe the Clown, ''master'' of the IncrediblyLamePun (from Phoenix's point of view at least).
* ''IcewindDale II'' has an enemy boss utilizing trained war bears. Before fighting him, if asked how his own bears don't tear him to shreds, he points out the magical collars they 'bear'. The main character DeadpanSnarker is quick to point out the slip up, at which point the boss essentially disowns the pun with embarrassment claiming it unintentional.
* FinalFantasyXIII: when the group is being chased through the air by a monster on Pulse:
--->Fang: He thinks we're lunch.\\
Sazh: Like a L'Cie food buffet.\\
Light: "Cie Food", cute...
* The various Artix Entertainment games (''VideoGame/AdventureQuest'', ''VideoGame/DragonFable'', ''VideoGame/MechQuest''...) are [[HurricaneOfPuns crammed so full of puns]] that this sort of lampshading is inevitable on occasion. An example: at one point in the ''Archknight'' storyline of VideoGame/{{Dragonfable}}, main character Ash Dragonblade is facing a necromancer who specializes in evil trees called [[{{Pun}} Deadwoods]]. He makes so many terrible tree-related puns that the necromancer flips out and attacks him out of sheer annoyance.
* One of the achievements in LegendaryTheBox is a pun called "Dou-Bull Trou-Bull", which you get for defeating 2 Minotaurs who are fighting you at the same time (what's even more annoying is that the achievement only gives you 1 Gamerscore point). Right after you get that achievement, though, you get another achievement (that gives the rest of the points you deserve) titled "I owe you an apology", where the lead designer apologizes for making such a lame pun.
* ''FinalFantasyV'' has a few. Most notably, when the protagonists are hanging on a ship mast:
-->'''Xezat''': I'm coming! Hang in there!\\
'''Galuf''': That pun is so bad, I'm gonna fall on purpose...
* Early in ''[[BanjoKazooie Banjo Tooie]]'' you must shoot down a few pesky flies that are eating through an anthropomorphic cow's crops. Upon completion of the task she exclaims, "A-maizing! I corn hardly believe it! You wheatly sorted those flies out!", to which Kazooie quips that she's had enough of the "crop jokes".
* In the beginning of Mother 3 as you're moving toward the Magypsies with Flint, Alec gets pun-tastic as he leads you through this cave. Some of the lame puns he makes are along the lines "There's a vine around here, we have to 'vined' it." and "Vines go up because they're 'divine'". *insert rim-shot*
* One early sidequest in ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2: [[ExpansionPack Storm of Zehir]]'' has the player [[FetchQuest find a parrot]] for Volothamp Geddarm. Turns out the parrot's prior owner taught it a wide variety of [[PardonMyKlingon useful Dwarven expletives]]. Cue Volo making a "fowl language" pun[[note]]naming [[FowlMouthedParrot a trope]] in the process[[/note]], and the {{player character}}s [[LampshadeHanging calling him on it]].
* KidIcarusUprising gives us this:
--> '''Palutena:''' That [[spoiler: Great Reaper]] has quite the evil eye!
--> '''Pit:''' How could you be making puns at a time like this?!
--> '''Palutena:''' I guess I just don't SEE the problem with a little levity.
--> '''Pit:''' Agh! You're killing me here!

--> '''Pit:''' That's right, you tentafool!
--> '''Palutena:''' Tentafool? [[SarcasmMode Uh, nice one, Pit.]]
* Sonic Colors is well known for Sonic's terrible puns through out the game based on the areas and even the bosses. And here comes a real stinger; at the very end of the game, Sonic, King of Bad Jokes and Puns, insults Eggman's decent Amusement Park puns that shamed his jokes inertly.
* ''DragonAgeII'' actually used one of these for foreshadowing the game's most shocking event. During the quest "Justice," [[spoiler: Grand Cleric Elthina tells Anders that she hopes the Chantry was a [[StuffBlowingUp balm]] for his soul.]] Yeah, the writers have a warped sense of humor.
* During ''{{Uncharted}} 2'', there's an achievement for jumping into the pool at the top of the Nepal hotel. If you do, Nathan (who is attempting to retrace Marco Polo's discovery of Shangri-La) will yell out "Marco!" Chloe will be left utterly dumbstruck.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* DominicDeegan is a frequent offender, as are the rest of his family, and anyone else who spends too much time with them.
** In one case, Siggy does this on purpose to elicit groans from hiding thieves and give away their position.
** In another, Dominic's father uses this to incapacitate Jacob's Quilt Man.
* [[http://drmcninja.com/page.php?pageNum=34&issue=13 This page]] of ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja''.
** [[AltText He makes you wear an old diving suit, of course he just said that.]]
** [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/5p40 this page]] as well. "[[AltText If the internet were an auditorium, I'd be on stage grinning proudly against]] [[CollectiveGroan a chorus of groans]]."
* The ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' strip [[http://www.xkcd.com/282/ Organic Fuel]] has a pretty extreme version of this.
** [[http://www.xkcd.com/410/ Math Paper]] takes it even further.
** Then there's the mouse-over text for [[http://xkcd.com/431/ Delivery]].
** And [[http://xkcd.com/594/ Period]] has another groaner.
** Math flavored in [[http://xkcd.com/626/ this one]]
** Statistically significant. [[http://xkcd.com/539/ Ha]].
* And in ''ScaryGoRound'', [[http://scarygoround.com/index.php?date=20070627 "You were wrong. Puns don't help."]]
* [[http://captainosaka.deviantart.com/art/DOUBLE-K-026-106195125 This page]] of ''Webcomic/DoubleK''. In the words of the writer: "KAMINA just pissed away every cool point he earned over the last 25 pages, way to go buddy".
* King Astos of had been shaping up to be the major antagonist in the Elfland subplot of ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater''. Just before the [[FinalBattle assumed climactic battle]] would transpire, an incredibly lame pun by Red Mage wrecked the tension. The following pun by Black Mage was so lame that King Astos ''[[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2003/06/21/episode-298-a-natural-response/ died]]'' immediately upon hearing it. (The author of the webcomic is a fan of such {{Anti Climax}}es, by the way.)
** Also, when it finally sinks into Fighter's thick skull that Thief is actually the Prince of Elfland:
-->'''Fighter:''' Wait, let me get this straight. So Thief is [[Music/{{Prince}} the elf formerly known as Prince]]?\\
'''Black Mage''': Killing you is going to be the greatest moment of my life.
* ''BetweenFailures'' shows [[http://betweenfailures.com/2009/01/21/406-menses/ Nina insulting Reggie]] with one of these.
* ''{{Starslip}}'':
-->'''Cutter''': Honking our horn ain't enough. I say we flash them our '''hi-beams'''.\\
'''Vanderbeam''': How would we do that?\\
'''Cutter''': Say hi, Beams.\\
'''Vanderbeam''': ''Guh''.
* Mr. Mighty in ''EverydayHeroes'' will occasionally try to be a [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=117736 cut-up]].
* ''Webcomic/CaseyAndAndy'' features the (extremely lethal) Pun Police. In one strip a villain successfully kills Andy by inducing him to make a bad pun.
* In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0684.html this]] ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Vaarsuvius has sworn not to interfere in the battle except in self-defense... or if Elan's puns drive him/her crazy.
-->'''Elan''': "C'mon, Nale, don't be a sword loser!"\\
'''Nale''': "Ugh, that was horrible! I swear, I'm going to kill you, then pay a cleric to raise you, and kill you again, just to make you pay for the puns!"
* In the webcomic ''JailhouseBlues'' the character of Bean Man has puns so bad, or at least so undignified, that his creator forbids him from using them. He does anyway and earns himself a rather painful death in the process.
* Possibly the webcomic king of puns is Howard Tayler of [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/ Schlock Mercenary]]. Especially [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20030916.html this one]] is a groaner.
* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'': Torg and Riff tend to encourage each other into a HurricaneOfPuns. None of the other characters are amused, and some are even injured by them.
** On the other hand, Torg hates it when somebody else is doing it.
** All of the Stick Figure Theater interludes are full of them, with some storylines written specifically for the ''pun''chline.
* ''IrregularWebcomic!'', full stop. To date, there have been ''twenty'' puns on the word [[http://irregularwebcomic.net/search_result.php?d=hobbit&t=2&in=s 'hobbit']] ''alone''.
* In [[http://danielscreations.com/ola/comics/ep0127.html this comic]] of ''OurLittleAdventure'', the male Wight makes a pun when talking to Julie about what kind of undead they are. This earns him a smack upside the head from the female Wight he's with.
* The comic FreakingAwfulPuns was built around this trope.
* In TropeOverdosedTheWebcomic, [[http://tropeoverdosed.pcriot.com/?p=116 Bob doesn't really understand what]] TurnUndead really means.
* ''BobAndGeorge'': Mega Man managed to make a ''broom'' to wince in pain with [[http://bobandgeorge.com/archives/040527c his explanation]] of the RuleOfFunny, and Bright Man (who has a lightbulb for a head) [[IdeaBulb having an idea]] prompted Kalinka Cossack to collapse to the ground, protesting to her father that "I thought you loved me!"
** In fact, if a joke in this series isn't about time travel or plot holes, there's a very good chance it will be a pun.
* In [[http://tabmok99.mortalkombatonline.com/comic-kombat.html these]] ''MortalKombat'' webcomics, every time [[PungeonMaster Reptile]] turns up, you'll see one.
* In ''Webcomic/TheDreadful,'' Kit likes to trade them with Boozloaf, much to Liz's [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2011/06/17/the-dreadful-032/ annoyance]].
* In ''Webcomic/RustyAndCo'', the team [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/5/ meets a ghostly knight in the woods.]]
-->'''Mimic''': Yoiks! Who're you?! We don' wanna hurt youse!\\
'''Ghost knight:''' I... was once... the White Knight. ''[BeatPanel]'' But now, I am... the Night Wight.\\
'''Mimic:''' A'ight, well, ''now'' we wanna hurt youse.
* ''{{Bobwhite}}''. Marlene's Jewish bluegrass band is trying to come up with a new name for the band. Something that will get people to take them seriously.
-->'''Fiddle player:''' Sheriff Yeehaw's Mazel Tov Jewboree!\\
'''Marlene:''' You're out of the band.
* Milton from ''{{Tweep}}'' [[http://www.tweep.com/comic/?date=01-10-11 justified his repetition of an old joke with one.]]
* In ''{{Thornsaddle}}'', a comic that takes place in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' universe, one character makes a pun on the word "[[http://thornsaddle.com/comics/59/ parselmouth.]]"
* ''Webcomic/LaserFeet'': Puns appear regularly, and are always painfully obvious, including such gems as [[http://www.thelaserfeet.com/comic/003/ please "bear" with us]] and [[http://www.thelaserfeet.com/comic/009/ Late-ser Feet]]
* In ''{{Homestuck}}'', Jack Noir/Spades Slick in all of his incarnations is rather fond of puns. Unfortunately, he's pretty terrible at them.
-->He says the Prince flew the coop. And the girl's gone... You say gone what. Rogue? After a little while he says AWOL. The guy doesn't really take a shining to puns and you can't say you blame him.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* WhateleyUniverse: Chaka's lame pun at the end of "Ayla and the Networks" gets her severely pummeled by pillows, beanbag chairs, etc.
* {{Five Second Films}} are well known for having many pun comments on every video they post, always relating to the video in question. These comments are sometimes featured on their comments of the week videos due to how bad some of them really are.
* The web fiction serial DimensionHeroes is notorious for bad puns, which usually lead to whoever says them getting smacked.
* ''WebVideo/DragonBallAbridged'' includes this little gem when Krillin and Piccolo use multi-form:
-->'''Krillin and Piccolo''': [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Kage Bunshin no Jutsu!]]\\
'''Nappa''': Vegeta! I can't ... [[VerbalTic Believe it!]]\\
{{Beat}}\\
'''Vegeta''': *[[{{Angrish}} angrished]] groan*
** The prediction of a future one occurs in the second podcast episode (for the record, they only used it twice in the end.)
--->'''Kaiser''': You thought Frieza was cool. Huh? Huh?\\
'''Lani''': His brother's Cooler.\\
''[Taka groans and vomits]''\\
'''Lani''': Get ready for that about twenty more times during that movie. We literally have that line in there twenty times, and we haven't even written it yet.
* EddsWorld often features puns, mainly from the title character, but from other sources, too.
-->'''Tom:''' ''Hey. What did our neigh...BOORS want?''
-->'''Edd:''' ''You and the water are very similar, Matt. You're both SHALLOW!''
* In [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony's]] Let's Play of Phantasmagoria 2, he made more than a few horrible puns and then smacks himself for doing so.
-->"''Look, a 'bicurious' jacket. [[DontExplainTheJoke Get it? Its a straitjacket and he's bicurious.]]''"
--> (After a letter vaporizes into a bunch of sparks) "Hey look; electronic mail... I'm sorry, I'll do it again." [[DopeSlap *slap*]] "I'm a [[PungeonMaster bad boy]]..."
** He manages to make the "Beyond Thunderdome" joke from ''MST3K'' in his review of ''Strike Commando'', followed by an IAlwaysWantedToSayThat moment.
* ''NeuroticallyYours:''
--> ''"Isn't prostitution the worlds oldest profession?"''
--> ''"That, and farming! And they both use hoes. Hehe, get it? Funny! Huh?"''
* Andy Zaltzman's terrible puns in ''TheBugle'' frequently lead to John Oliver begging for mercy. On at least one occasion, the show's producer has resigned (and then been re-hired to find out some obscure piece of trivia).
* Several appear throughout Loading Ready Run's [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/archive/phail/date/desc Phailhaüs]] series, one of which resulted in Matt being banned from Phailhaüs for ''a year''.
** In addition, any Crap Shot entitled "The Punishment" is essentially Alex making an incredibly lame pun, followed by Graham dishing out CoolAndUnusualPunishment for it.
* It happens constantly in ''TheAnnoyingOrange''.
* Self-inflicted one in ''FreemansMind'', in which Gordon comments about the ceiling, with "What's up with the ceiling?" after which he realizes that he just made a pun and groans.
* [[http://bash.org/?917681 OH! Shit it's your birthday, isn't it.]]
* The Wiki/SCPFoundation features among a variety of bizarre things, a kind of tomato who reacts violently to lame puns, sometimes resulting in death.
* Machinima/RedvsBlue: The Reds try to make themself pass as Freelancers by adapting their LocationThemeNaming.
-->'''Simmons:''' And I'll be Agent Denial. Yehehit's, because a state of denial, like the saying? You know, it's like a, I was, you know, the whole State/state thing? You know it's a, joke.
-->'''Grif:''' [[LampshadeHanging No dude, jokes are funny.]]
* The LetsPlay/FreelanceAstronauts can fall into this, depending on the game. Usually whoever makes the lamest puns gets punched for his troubles.
* In WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick's Pocahontas review, putting words in John Smith's mouth:
-->'''Chick:''' ...and by that I mean I'd like to poke-your-hontas, heh. [Cringes from rightful booing and catcalls.]
* WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation: In the review of VideoGame/MassEffect. "You only get to see like one second of bare ass anyways, so it will hardly make your Mass Erect!" Later, in the end credits he admits that "Yeah this whole review was leading up to that horrible pun at the end"
** And in the review of Red Faction Guerrilla. "Guerrilla could've worked if it had actually been ''about'' sneaky, subtle guerrilla warfare rather than driving a monster truck into someone's front room and shooting them in the face. Which is less guerrilla and more chimpanzee." And the obligatory credits acknowledgement "Spent decades working on that last pun."
* [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]] likes to make puns, but it's only a problem for [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] when he joins FB to review ''TheSpirit'':
--> '''Linkara:''' Holy crap, FrankMiller makes worse puns than ''you'', Film Brain!\\
'''Film Brain:''' I never thought such a thing could be accomplished.
** Not that's he's blameless either:
-->'''Film Brain:''' Did he just [[BreakingTheFourthWall break the fourth wall?]]\\
'''Linkara:''' Don't worry - we're [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall atop]] it!\\
'''Audience''': [CollectiveGroan]\\
'''Caption:''' ''Channel Awesome would like to apologise for that pun. The writer has been flogged for his sins''.
* Coach Z from ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'', who commonly dresses up in Hip-Hop costumes for Halloween, once dressed up as a sheet of paper in 2010. When prompted, he stated he was ''(w)rapping paper''. Que CollectiveGroan from the rest of the cast.
* From ''TheIrateGamer's'' review of ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' on the {{SNES}}: "Someone call 911, because I was R.O.B.bed!" R.O.B. had nothing to do with the review at all, which makes this even more painful.
* DejaView: In which foreign remakes of popular USA films are reviewed by Ed Glaser.
* StuartAshen once reviewed a POPStation that "looks like a fat batarang: a ''fatarang''!" He apologizes quickly after.
* WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd's Street Fighter 2010 review.
-->'''Nerd''': Sonic Boom to the moon and Hadouken up Uranus.
* The leader of TheLeagueOfSTEAM is named Crackitus Potts. [[DontExplainTheJoke Crackpot, get it?]] (Also an allusion to Caractacus Pott from ''ChittyChittyBangBang''.)
* FTA pulled one during the HellfireCommentaries ''SonicUnleashed'' playthrough. Averted when [=NTom=] [[ActuallyPrettyFunny starts clapping]]
-->'''[=NTom=]:''' What's a moray?\\
'''FTA:''' [[DeanMartin When the moon hits your eye, like a big pizza pie]], ''that's'' [[TropeCodifier a moray.]]\\
'''[=NTom=]:''' *clapping* Well done. [[ActuallyPrettyFunny That is actually well deserved.]]
* {{Phelous}}. All the time.
* You'll find quite a few lame puns around TVTropes at times, some of which are {{pothole}}d to this very page.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' "Dead Man's Hand," Bruce explains to Terry how the Royal Flush Gang are old-school gimmick villains, only committing robberies for items related to playing card suits (such as diamonds). Why their heist on a yacht for miscellaneous non-diamond jewelry, then? "It was in a yacht ''club''." They're both disgusted by the pun.
* Carlos, on ''TheMagicSchoolBus'', frequently inflicts these on his classmates, resulting in a CollectiveGroan of his name.
* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''' Foghorn Leghorn often came up with these, prompting sighs and eyeball-rolling from Henry Hawk, Barnyard Dawg, or whoever else he was talking to. ("You gotta keep your eye on the ball. Eye! Ball! Eyeball! I almost had a gag, son! Joke, that is!")
* Many [[TexAveryMGMCartoons MGM Cartoons]] ''live'' on this in a HurricaneOfPuns; however, in "''Car of Tomorrow''" a pun involving "Seal beam headlights" was ''so bad'' even the narrator groaned and "X"ed it out.
* There was a literal CardCarryingVillain on ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'', complete with puns like, "We have the upper hand." He keeps it up after even his boss tells him to "quit with the card puns."
* In "Osama Bin Laden has Farty Pants", the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' to air after 9/11, Towelie makes a cameo appearance. Discovering the kids don't want him around, he asks, "Am I to understand there's been a... Towelie ban?" Everyone else groans, once they figure it out.
* At least half of the things Numbuh Two says in ''CodenameKidsNextDoor''. It ''really'' bothered Numbuh Five. (When the kids go to a Negative World, Negative Numbah 2 makes everyone laugh their ass off.)
* Pick any episode in ''Kung Fu Dino Posse'' and you will hear at least one of these. Or several.
* Beast Boy from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' frequently makes jokes which his teammates hate. There are too many to list here, but here are a few:
** He throws the [[BrainInAJar Brain]] into a freezing machine saying something like "Dudes check it out! BRAIN FREEZE". The entire hero cast (plus some extras) groans in dismay.
** Or:
--->'''Blackfire''': Hey, Beast Boy, what's up?\\
'''Beast Boy''': Nothing but the ceiling! (Blackfire laughs) See, Raven, ''she'' thinks I'm funny.\\
'''Raven''': Statistically, I suppose somebody has to.
** In a moment of Poetic Irony, we later learned when Beast Boy and Cyborg got sucked into Raven's mind that Raven herself has ''always'' thought he was funny.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', about every other thing Sokka says. Especially in Omashu:
-->'''Aang''': How am I supposed to know his name?\\
'''Katara''': Think about the challenges. Maybe it's some kind of riddle?\\
'''Sokka''': I got it!\\
'''Aang''': Yeah?\\
'''Sokka''': He's an earthbender, right? Rocky! ''*pause*'' You know, because of all the rocks?\\
'''Katara''': We're gonna keep trying, but that is a good backup.
* ''DannyPhantom''
** In ''Shades of Gray'', the ghost dog burst into the school and Danny responds with "Who let the dogs ''in''?". Right afterwards, Danny had to explain the joke and decided to save some face to get the dog out. Sam responds with, "Bring better jokes!"
** When Spectra turns into a snot monster (ItMakesSenseInContext):
--> '''Danny''': There's a "you blew it" pun here somewhere, but... I'd rather not.
--> ...
--> '''Spectra''': Let's ''boogie''!
--> '''Danny''': Ya' see, that was the kind of pun I was trying to avoid with the whole "you blew it" comment.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'':
** In "Wet Painters", Spongebob and Patrick have to disguise the fact that they got a spot on Mr. Krabs' first dollar. They hang several paintings in front of it, which Mr. Krabs take off one-by-one. Eventually, Spongebob himself is hanging on the wall.
--->'''Mr. Krabs''': Spongebob, what are you doing?\\
'''Spongebob''': Oh, you know ... just ''hanging around!''\\
'''Patrick''': BOOOOOOOO
** The [[HoYay infamous]] "Rock-A-Bye-Bivalve" even had a lame pun. When Spongebob gives his pants to the scallop for it to sleep there, he finds the time to crack a joke.
-->'''Spongebob:''' There you go. (points to his backside) It's the best ''seat'' in the house.
-->(pan to Gary doing a rimshot)
** In 'No Weenies Allowed':
-->'''SpongeBob''': HI-YAH!... Sandy?
-->'''Sandy''': Oh, I'm Sandy all right. I'm very Sandy. HI-YAH!
-->'''SpongeBob''': [as he flies through the air] Oh, I get it. She's Sandy. That's her name, and she's also covered in, yes...
** From 'Shell Shocked':
-->'''SpongeBob''': I guess all's shell that ends shell!
-->'''Gary''': <locks SpongeBob out of the house>
** In Pre-Hibernation Week:
-->'''Sandy''':(Tosses a fishing pole to Spongebob.) Come on Spongebob, (pan to a plane) We're going flyfishing!
-->(Cue cut to a live-action guy doing a rimshot)
** In "Pranks a Lot", a barrage of them between SpongeBob and Patrick eventually end with the narrator saying "Several bad puns later."
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode involving Homer, a prison warden, and a painting of a unicorn in outer space.
--->'''Warden:''' I mean, look at this! It's a unicorn in outer space! I mean, what's it breathin'?
--->'''Homer:''' Air?
--->'''Warden:''' Ain't no air 'n space!
--->'''Homer:''' There's an Air 'n' Space Museum. *grins like an idiot, and then is thrown out of the prison*

** Also, there was one emitted by Homer when commencing a roast against Mr. Burns for his birthday (and in case you're wondering why it fits, its because shortly afterwards, he drops his pants and proceeds to moon Mr. Burns and the audience, a characature of Burns' face is on his butt, and he tries to quote Mr. Burns).
--->'''Homer:''' Now here's an impression of Mr. Burns that is incredibly... ''cheeky''.
** And then there was the one where the Mayor Quimby's nephew gets put on trial for beating the living daylights out of a waiter. IntrepidReporter Kent Brockman wanted to call the incident "[[{{Scandalgate}} Waitergate]]", [[LampshadeHanging but was shouted down at the Press Club]].
* Mr. Peabody from ''RockyAndBullwinkle'' would end every segment of his show with a pun pertaining to the era they had visited, to the chagrin of Sherman. In one episode, Sherman pays Mr. Peabody back.
** In another episode, Bullwinkle discovers a toy boat covered in rubies, with the name "Omar Kayam" inscribed on the side. When Rocky asks, "Do you know what this is?" Bullwinkle waits a beat before answering, "If you're waiting for me to provide the answer, you're in for a long wait!" Rocky shrugs and gamely announces (much to Bullwinkle's chagrin) that they now have the Ruby Yacht of Omar Kayam.
* In ''ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode "Meet the Beat-Alls", Mojo justifies stealing eggs and other white items because "it's all right as they're all white!". The terrible pun prompts Princess to drop the eggs and groan in disgust.
** Which is ''very'' far from the worst joke in that episode. "Someday monkey won't play piano song. Play piano song."
* One of the ''TheFairlyOddparents'' episodes had a monkey gain access to Timmy's wishing power, and turns everything in the world to monkey versions - including the town name, which goes from "Dimsdale" to "Chimpsdale". When Timmy notices this he mutters, "When this is all over, I'm wishing for a world without puns..."
** During a history lession, mention is made of the "Declar-Ape-tion of Independence". AJ comments along the lines of "If that wasn't historically accurate, I would say it was the most horrific pun ever."
* ''KimPossible'' fought the Mathter, a Riddler {{expy}} who specialized in math-themed crimes, with the appropriate math-themed puns, like "Time to ''subtract'' you from the ''equation''!", or "Let me throw some ''numbers'' at you,"(as he tossed digit-shaped grenades), or "I've left your boyfriend with a ''new problem'' to solve." Finally, an irate Kim shouted, "Okay, one more lame-o math reference, and I am going to LOSE IT!"
** Another Kim Possible example; as Kim and Ron raided the headquarters of international thief Falsetto Jones, she noticed a huge pool on the villain's property:
--->'''Kim:''' Let me guess, Wade. Crocs? Sharks?
--->'''Wade:''' No, electric eels.
--->'''Kim:''' And the villain puns just write themselves. "Shocking, isn't it?"
** This one is thought of as god-awful in universe, spotting Duff's hideout Ron comments...
--> "There it is. [[GilligansIsland Killigan's island]]."
* In ''DrawnTogether'', during the episode "The One Wherein There Is A Big Twist, Part II", Xandir tells Strawberry Sweetcake (an obvious parody of Strawberry Shortcake) "You're gonna be spending a CHOCO-LOTTA time locked up behind CANDY bars!". There is a long silence after which Princess Clara whispers to Xandir "God dammit, I hate you!".
* On ''{{Jimmy Two-Shoes}}'', while playing a carnival game that involves rabbits, Jimmy remarks "Well then, I'll ''hop'' right to it", eliciting a groan from the booth attendant.
* ''JonnyQuest'' TOS episode "Monster in the Monastery".
-->Hadji: Yeti...are invisible.
-->Jonny: Well, if they're invisible, how can anybody see a yeti?
-->Hadji: No one has...yeti.
-->Jonny: Oh, come on!
* ''FamilyGuy'':
** Stewie tries to make a few in the episode "Thin White Line". After Brian has an emotional breakdown because of his drug habit, Stewie makes an attempt of humor, calling Brian first a "melan-collie" and then a "chi-wah wah!". He is infuriated to find that nobody else finds this funny.
** In "Amish Guy":
-->'''Lois:''' I can't belive we're stuck in Amish Country!
-->'''Stewie:''' I thought something was Amish [pronounced 'a-mish' (amiss)]. ''(gets smacked by Brian)''
* Occasionally used in ''TheTick''. One of the more painful ones was
-->'''El Seed''': Soldiers of corn! Lend me your ears!
-->'''Tick''': Ooh, that's bad.
* ''BananaMan'' had ''at least'' one cringeworthy pun per episode. And, they only lasted about five minutes!
* ''{{Duckman}}'': In the episode "Ebony, Baby" (a full-on Blaxploitation mock), we have this exchange:
-->'''Tawnze''': Enough shop talk. What do you need?
-->'''Ebony''': Information. One of my clients was murdered; Victor Demann.
-->'''Tawnze''': ...I shoulda known you was workin' for [[TheMan Demann]].
* DangerMouse: In "All Fall Down," this takes place as he and Penfold serach for the villainous serpent Mac The Fork:
-->'''DM:''' (''to Colonel K'') Don't worry, sir, we'll soon weed out that snake in the grass.
-->'''Penfold:''' Yes, then he'll be all for-''lawn.'' Hee hee!
-->'''Colonel K:''' Wha? What's that, Penfold?
-->'''DM:''' Forget it, sir. he's just having one of his turns. Over and out.
** This from the episode "Mechanised Mayhem" where Penfold is about to be sucked into one of two sentient vacuum cleaners:
-->'''Vacuum:''' Ha! This one's in the bag!
-->'''D.M.''' Don't get taken in, Penfold!
-->'''Penfold:''' Any more jokes like that and it'll be almost be worth it!
* ''TheCritic'': From the episode "From Chunk to Hunk":
-->'''Penny''': ''(Giving Marty a sheet of paper)'' Goodbye Marty. I wrote you a letter.
-->''(Marty sees only the letter P written)''
-->'''Penny''': You can read it on the bus.
** From "A Song For Margo":
--->'''Hard Copy reporter:''' Tonight on ''Hard Copy'', [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O._J._Simpson O.J.]] refuses to speak. ''(Shows a clip of a pitcher of orange juice on the witness stand.)'' Part 2 tomorrow.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', Alfred [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGw6bZPxGrA draws Batman a bath.]]
* [[TheAmazingWorldOfGumball Darwin]] claims to be a "Pacifish" in ''"The Ghost"''.
* In the Bond-parody episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', "Tearjerker", Stan's boss [[PatrickStewart Avery Bullock]] meets him in a Japanese restaurant, with both dressed as geishas.
--> '''Bullock''': I thought we could be secret ''Asians''.
--> '''Stan''': A sixteen-hour flight for a bad pun? ...yes. Yes.
* While the entirety of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' episode "This Pun For Hire" is a HurricaneOfPuns, a couple are singled out as particularly bad by Dot:
--> '''HelloNurse''': Why do I always get the [[BuxomIsBetter booby]] [[DoubleEntendre prize]]?
--> '''Dot''': [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar I'm not touching that one]].
** Later:
--> '''HelloNurse''': Stay back! I'm packing a heater!
--> *Her suitcase opens up, revealing a [[VisualPun miniature radiator]]*
--> '''Dot''': [[LittleMissSnarker Can't argue with that one. It's too stupid.]]
* In the TimonandPumbaa episode "Brazil Nuts", a [[BalloonBelly rather fattened Timon]] says "Sheesh! How long could it possibly take to gather a bunch of measly ANTS?? Must be gettin' the uncles, too! Ha!" Timon notices no one heard the pun.
** Later, when Timon and Pumbaa advertise an imaginary fast food chain to Eddie and Ralph (the two snakes who tried to eat them), Timon said, "That's two cans for you and me!" when toucans were shown.
*** Also, the "Horse and Radish" joke.
* Done by Billy in TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy after he splits his nose in half to share with a nasal-mancer, or nose wizard, who was using an enchanted scent to lure all the noses of the city to the shopping mall he inhabited to find a replacement nose after he lost his, which was later found by Mandy but blown up during a inflated nose-balloon chase (ItMakesSenseInContext)
--> '''Billy''': Snot a problem!
-->''(Billy's half of his nose comes alive and smacks him with a steak in annoyance)''
** The steak hitting his face was actually a running gag in the episode as he made two bad jokes earlier:
--> '''Mandy''': Let's try a stakeout.
--> '''Billy''': (moving a steak away from his face) I tried that but it didn't work. (tosses it aside, only for it to fly back and smack his face.)
--> ''(Later)''
--> '''Billy''': Why do ''I'' have to sleep?
--> '''Mandy''': Because, out of the three of us, ''you'' have the nose.
--> '''Billy''': Oh. I ''nose'' that. (steak flies by and hits him again)
* In ''A DuckTales Valentine'', Huey, Dewey and Louie find a chest in a sunken Greek temple. When they wonder what the inscription on the lid is supposed to mean, Launchpad quips "It's Greek to me!" There's an awkward pause, after which Launchpad says defensively "Well, ''somebody'' had to say it."
* At the end of the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' episode "Loyalty to the King", Finn describes exposing the Nice King as just the Ice King with his beard cut off as "a close shave", which earns a groan, a chuckle, and a FacePalm from Jake.

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[[folder:Other]]
* The myriad of FiresignTheatre albums are just chock-full of them.
** From ''Nick Danger, Third Eye''
-->'''Announcer''': ...he crosses Macarthur Park and walks into a great sandstone building!
-->'''Nick Danger''': [thump] Oh, my nose!
* One Advertisement regarding a sale on May 4th for ''StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' has the tagline "May the 4th be with you".
* This old joke contains a sort of meta-pun:
--> A man hears about a pun contest where the writer of the best pun wins a prize. He stays up all night and ends up writing ten puns, hoping that one of them will win, but no pun in ten did.
* About half of all crosswords run on this.
--> "Holy Blackbird?" Ans. Sacredcrow.
--> "English prince before being kissed?" Ans. Londonfrog.
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[[folder: Real Life]]
* The [[http://www.usscreeningsource.com/icup_drug_test.htm iCup]] urinary drug test.
* When British Major-General Napier conquered Sindh in 1847, he supposedly sent a telegram with just one word: "Peccavi". BilingualBonus: This is Latin for "I have sinned" - "I have Sindh".
** This may be a BeamMeUpScotty, as the first written record of it is in the diary of an Edwardian schoolgirl who'd recently learnt that bit of colonial history.
* Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, the team captains on HaveIGotNewsForYou, both adore puns, and will throw out dozens of them at the slightest opportunity. The studio audience often can't decide whether to roar laughing or groan.
* A great deal of commentary on the professional basketball player Jeremy Lin involves [[IncrediblyLamePun Lincredibly Lame Puns]].
* Blood donors card: "A gift from the heart." (Although, technically, the human body manufactures blood in the bone marrow.)
* When newly Communist Cuba threatened to cut off water to the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, the servicemen created their own water supply and, in an act of defiance, dismantled the pipes. Of course a photo of the event appeared with the caption, 'Dismember the Main!' ([[DontExplainTheJoke Explanation of joke]]: [[spoiler:The Spanish-American war was kicked off by the sinking of the ''U.S.S. Maine'', which was harbored in Spanish waters. Later analysis revealed that the ship had not in fact been torpedoed, but had sank of its own accord, but that didn't prevent American warmongers from bellowing "Remember the Maine!".]])
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->''"That's a harp he's playing, Nobby," said one of them, after watching Imp for a while.\\
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"Lyre."\\
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"No, it's the honest truth, I'm--" The fat Guard frowned and looked down. "[[IAlwaysWantedToSayThat You've just been waiting all your life to say that]], ain't you Nobby," he said. "I bet you was born hoping that one day someone'd say 'That's a harp' so you could say 'lyre', on account of it being a pun or play on words. Well, har har."''
-->-- '''Creator/TerryPratchett''', ''Discworld/SoulMusic''

A character (especially a PungeonMaster) makes a {{pun}}, that is claimed to be so obvious or disgusting, that it makes listening characters [[SuckinessIsPainful wince]], [[CollectiveGroan groan]] or even feel compelled to [[DopeSlap inflict violence on the punster]]--or, at least, bring a lawsuit against him for pun-itive damages. {{Rimshot}}s are completely optional.

Since puns are considered one of the lowest forms of humor by default, [[ToughRoom this claim can be made]] even if the pun in question is [[CrowningMomentOfFunny actually really, really funny]].

The chief purpose of this trope seems to be to allow a writer to deploy an awful groaner and still dodge the blame for it by pointing the karmic retribution at the character, or to use this acknowledgment as a piece of SelfDeprecatingHumor, turning this {{Lampshading}} into the joke's punchline, instead of just having the pun itself.

This is a subtrope of {{Pun}}. For other puns that [[SoUnfunnyItsFunny may or may not be bad]], see HurricaneOfPuns. For a character that always makes these, see PungeonMaster. For a work which is saturated with puns, see WorldOfPun. For an index of punny trope names, see JustForPun.

Not to be confused with StealthPun, which refers to puns where the punchline is simply left to the readers or listeners as an exercise, and not to particularly groan-inducing and/or obvious puns.

This may also warrant a CollectiveGroan. See also VisualPun and HumorDissonance.
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* The English Dub of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' loves this. It might as well be its own page. The crowner has to be Brock's use of an ImprovisedUmbrella in the Mewtwo Returns movie.
--> '''Brock''': I'll use my trusty frying pan, as a ''drying'' pan!
* NininGaShinobuden has a truly horrible visual pun at the end of episode 9's first half. The ninja attempt to make a [[FuroScene furo]] by rerouting a hot spring into their bath house, but it's not water that comes out of the pipe...
-->'''Ninja''': Permed hair!?\\
'''Kaede''': Afro?\\
'''Shinobu''': I guess...\\
'''Onsokumaru''': It's "a furo", therefore "afro".\\
'''Everybody''': ''*groan*''\\
'''Ninja''': That was a lame joke.
* In ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' (the anime), Tomo makes a pun, though what that pun is depends on whether it's the dub, the sub (both based on "freedom"), or the original (based on "yoyuu"). The other girls groan and Chiyo says it was bad, while Tomo is flabbergasted at their response.
* Fuuka of ''[[{{Yotsubato}} Yotsuba&!]]'' makes the occasional pun, though only Asagi attacks her for it (Koiwai and Jumbo merely tell her off). Her father, on the other hand, appreciates the humor value.
* ''[[Anime/{{Persona 4}} Persona 4: The Animation]]'' has a couple. In episode 9, Yukiko calls Chie's Persona a "Chie pet." As if that single pun wasn't enough for her, she then proceeds to go off an a ''whole tangent'' about Chie pets, all the while laughing her head off.
** Episode 15 has one that gets LostInTranslation. Teddie and Yukiko laugh at a pun on Kanji's name, "ii kanji," which means "good feeling/s." The subbers settle for using the pun that was used in the game, "Great Kanjecture." For bonus points, the latter isn't just lame--it doesn't make a lot of sense.
** And then there's just Teddie, whose constant barrage of bear puns is almost completely unBEARable throughout the entire game. Seriously, you can BEARly deal with it. It's bad enough that even [[TheHyena Yukiko]] doesn't laugh at them.
* One of the main characters from ''ShamanKing'', Chocolove, is rather famous for his puns so horribly obvious that the others tend to freeze in awe for a few seconds before continuing the conversation, often turning completely white in the process (in the anime, at least). Other times he just gets attacked by someone, usually Ren.
* Tamahome throws one out in ''FushigiYuugi''. In an attempt to cheer Miaka up, he tells her that after causing some trouble, '''Tasuki''' will probably be taken to '''task''' (in the Japanese version, the word used for the pun is ''tasukete'', or "help" in English). He acknowledges the lameness of his pun himself and blames his MoneyFetish for it.
* In ''PrinceOfTennis'', on the team of Rokkaku, Amane 'David' Hikaru is frequently kicked for making many lame puns. Many people know him as "that pun guy" instead of his real name.
* ''DarkerThanBlack'': [[CluelessDetective Kurosawa]] has spent two entire episodes littering his speech with very bad GratuitousEnglish on the mistaken impression that it'll help his client, a Scandinavian named Eelis Castinen, understand him. Then he crosses the GratuitousEnglish Event Horizon by making an {{Engrish}} pun on "Castinen" ("cast it in"), and his HypercompetentSidekick, who has been wincing behind his back the whole time, gets annoyed.
--> '''Kiko:''' I knew you were going to say that. It wasn't even funny.
* In ''KamichamaKarin'', Karin makes one of these ("Wait, a god (''kami'') just [[CloseCallHaircut burned]] my hair (also ''kami'')??") and then chastises herself for it.
* In ''[[MaiHime My Hime]]'', Haruka attempts to make a pun which is immediately followed by dead silence and staring.
-->'''Haruka''': What a hideous face. What is that?\\
'''Yukino''': I believe it's a kelp grouper, Haruka.\\
'''Haruka''': Really?\\
'''Yukino''': Yeah. It's good to serve at parties in a hot pot or sashimi.\\
'''Haruka''': No wonder it's called a grouper.
* Kate in {{Sketchbook}} is a frequent offender of this trope.
* Brook in ''OnePiece'' makes these ''constantly'' in regards to his [[DemBones body]]. In just one scene, he does it three times with commentary for each. First two times? Franky starts to aim his Weapons Left and Robin tells him not to because he's already dead. The third one she just says 'go ahead and beat him up.' And he does.
* Excel of ''Manga/ExcelSaga'' draws a comparison between conquest (征 服, ''seifuku'') and [[{{Joshikousei}} uniforms]] (制 服, also ''seifuku''). Hyatt notes that this is just too obvious (and she usually plays CaptainObvious to [[DontExplainTheJoke explain the joke]], so this is her way of calling it lame).
** And MahouSenseiNegima's Jack Rakan did it the same exact way. Whether it is a ShoutOut or not is unknown.
* Judai in ''YuGiOhGX'' is quite fond of this trope. Here's a good example as shown below when he duels with Wheeler, a monkey duelist, to rescue fellow Duel Academy student Jasmine in the episode "Monkey See, Monkey Duel":
-->'''Judai''': You saw my moves, now do yours! Hah! Get it? Monkey see, monkey DO?\\
'''Jasmine''': You make puns now, and not even good ones!
* Howdy from Hamtaro just loves to tell ''really'' bad jokes that nobody in the show finds funny at all.
* At the start of the Steel Ball Run in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', the race's benefactor, Stephen Steel, announces the trophy for the winner has been buried in a block of ice dug up from Antarctica which will melt by the time the race is over. When he say that his comments have hopefully "broken the ice", everyone is astounded he would make such a horrible joke, except Stephen's wife, who claps.
* Kohtaro Taiga from ''[[GaoGaiGar GaoGaiGar Final]]'' in addition the being the BigGood BadassNormal uses his golf club the ''Taiga Wood'' to prove his point, by stabbing the control lock that kept 3G from doing what needed to be done, the club even goes so far as to have an eye-catch devoted to explaining its specs and being the Key to Victory item that the narrator informs us about at the end of the previous next episode preview.
* One [[ShugoChara Shugo Chara Chan!]], comic has the Guardian Characters wondering what the prince of flowers ("hana" in Japanese) looks like, and one of the princes is a nose (Also "hana" in Japanese). Ran says "That's not the right "hana" we're talking about!"
* In the English dub of episode 7 of MagicalDoremi, when Caitlyn (Poppu in Japanese) has to go to the bathroom, Dorie (Doremi) says "Oh no! Nature's calling, and I must answer!". She said "No way! She has to go to the toilet? It's because of the ice cream!" in the Japanese version.
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[[folder:Comicbooks]]
* In the ArchieComics ''Comicbook/SonicTheHedgehog'' Sonic is known for his many lame puns. Apart from the obvious Eggman jokes, he has also fought Knuckles when the latter was Enerjak, calling him Ener-Joke. This prompted Knuckles to yell, "Are you quite finished?!" Sonic, smug as ever, then said, "Actually... Jumping-jak. Ener-tube. Flap-jak. Ener-state. Ener-jak-in-the-box. And come to think of it... "Enerjak" sounds like some kind of sports drink. Now I'm finished." Knuckles threw him into a wall afterward.
* In ''SquadronSupreme'', toddler Hyperion is startled by his new pet dog and incinerates it with his heat vision. One of the two guards watching him over security camera remarks "I guess Spot was kind of the right name after all." His partner lays him out for that one, in a cross between this trope and DudeNotFunny.
* {{Batman}}'s [[{{Robin}} Robins]] have such a [[PungeonMaster propensity]] to this, it's been suspected it's a tacit requirement to being Robin.
-->'''[[TheComicallySerious Batman]]''': You still haven't gotten over the puns?\\
'''[[SidekickGraduationsStick Nightwing]]''': Oh shush. You love it.
* In the DonRosa story "Return to Plain Awful," DonaldDuck and Scrooge [=McDuck=] visit the LostWorld of Plain Awful, a {{Utopia}} where square things are prized, round things are illegal, and the people live "on good cheer" with no financial interests. Eventually, Scrooge does manage to interest the people in his money -- but only aesthetically, and as a finishing touch, they chop their new stack of bills into two square halves. The story ends with Donald noting that now, SelfMadeMan Scrooge has something in common with the Awfultonians:
-->'''Donald''': Well, they made their billion by being [[CatchPhrase tougher than the toughies and smarter than the smarties]]! And you know what else?\\
'''Scrooge''': Oh, ''no'', nephew! Don't say it! ...''Please''!\\
'''Donald''': That's right! They made it ''square''!
* Rhonda Bleenie's fruit salad love story in ''AmeliaRules'' ''The Tweenage Guide to not Being Unpopular'' is a [[HurricaneOfPuns hurricane of incredibly lame puns]].
---> '''Dracula''': Psst .. Amelia .. look! (''points to his sandwich'') [[Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo The Count's Monte Christo!]]
---> '''Frankenstein's Monster ''': RRR... PUN BAD!
* In ''ComicBook/MegaMan'', when Mega Man is first facing Cut Man, he spends the entire fight giving off [[PungeonMaster puns involving cutting]]. So when he's defeated:
--->'''Mega Man''': Sorry, I didn't mean to ''cut'' you off. Ha... [[LampshadeHanging that was lame]].
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[[folder:Commercials]]
* Another example from a Heinz ad for corn:
-->'''Ad''': One of our corn farmers has a saying: "You won't believe my ears!" We never said it was a good saying.
* An Australian beer ad featured some stereotypically blokey blokes out on a drinking-lots-of-beer-and-fishing holiday, cooking some fish in a wheelbarrow because they forgot the frying pan.
--->'''Bloke 1''': What kind of fish is it anyway?\\
'''Bloke 2''': It's, ah... [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barramundi barra]].\\
'''Bloke 3''': That's terrible.\\
'''Bloke 2''': Yeh, it is.
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[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* ''TheLandBeforeTime 2''. When a pair of egg-stealing Struthiomimuses arrive at the Great Valley after a long trek, one of them says that he's just "egg-xausted". His partner kicks him in the face in response.
* ''YellowSubmarine'' is liberally sprinkled with puns, but one in particular, when the submarine's motor dies, falls into this category:
-->'''John:''' Maybe we should call a road service?\\
'''Paul:''' Can't, no road!\\
'''Ringo:''' And we're not sub... scribers.\\
'''John/[[FacePalm Paul]]/George:''' [''groaning''] Subscribers!
** Or this, as Ringo and Old Fred walk through a hall of displays:
-->'''Old Fred:''' Say, what would your friends be doing here?
-->'''Ringo:''' Displayin'.
-->'''Old Fred:''' Displaying what?.
-->'''Ringo:''' Displayin' around.
-->''rimshot''
** Or this, as Ringo tries to drive the submarine through the Sea of Monsters:
-->'''Old Fred:''' You've got to steer clear!
-->'''Ringo:''' Steer clear?
-->'''Old Fred:''' Yes, steer! Clear?
-->'''Ringo:''' Yes, dear.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''DuckSoup'': Chicolini's suggestion that Freedonia maintain a standing army, "because then we save money on chairs", provokes Firefly to give him the bum's rush from the room (and apparently worse, judging by the OffscreenCrash that follows). This is a pun so bad that ''Groucho'', the man who once took pictures of the native girls and was waiting for them to develop, felt it necessary to chase Chico.
* In ''What's Up, Tiger Lily?'', hero Phil Moskowitz and his girl assistant, tied up, think they've been abducted by bad guy Shepard Wong, but it turns out to be a second bad guy, Wing Fat, who introduces himself: "I am Wong's competitor." Phil quips, "Well...two Wongs don't make a wight!" Wing Fat smiles and says, "For that joke you should only drop dead."
* Film/FlashGordon has a terrible one. Flash asks a wounded ally if he's all right, and gets the reply "He only winged me!" The ally is a Hawkman, who's was shown to be hit in the wing.
* In ''Film/MasterAndCommander'', the ''Surprise's'' CommandRoster is eating dinner, and Jack Aubrey sees a pair of weevils on the table. He asks Stephen Maturin which he would choose. After some deliberation Stephen chooses the right-hand weevil because it's bigger.
--> '''Jack:''' ''(slams the table)'' There! I've got you! You're completely dished. Do you not know that in the service, one must always choose the ''lesser'' of two weevils?\\
''(everyone at the table laughs uproariously)''\\
'''Stephen:''' ''(shaking his head)'' He who would pun would pick a pocket. Really, weevils...
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[[folder:Literature]]
* The ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' series is extremely fond of these, and not one is ever considered funny by the people hearing them.
** ''The New Literature/{{Discworld}} Companion'' tells the story of Monsieur Pune, creator of the Fool's Guild:
-->''"Q. When is a door not a door? A. When it is ajar (a jar)" - one of his early puns for which he was tarred and feathered and left for dead.''
** A running joke in ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad'' is Granny Weatherwax's attempt to make a joke ending with "make me an alligator sandwich, and make it snappy". But because she doesn't remember it perfectly and has no idea what's supposed to be amusing about it, she keeps saying she wants it fast, or some other synonym that breaks the pun.
* DaveBarry is not fond of puns, and rarely uses them without heavyweight LampshadeHanging. Take, for example, this passage in ''Dave Barry Slept Here'':
-->But now he could sit back and relax as the reaper roared through as many as ten acres per hour, reaping the living hell out of everything that stood in its path, occasionally spitting out bits of mule fur or farmhand clothing, which could easily be reassembled thanks to the sewing machine, invented by Elias Howe. "Don't ask me Howe it works!" he used to say, over and over, until finally somebody, we think his wife, shot him in the head with a revolver, invented by Samuel Colt.
** Or this passage in ''Dave Barry's Only Travel Guide You Will Ever Need'':
-->The history of Ireland dates back a long time to the original inhabitants, the Picts, who were a fun-loving tribe known for their wit. "You sure Pict a winner that time!" is the kind of thing they were always saying, until finally a neighboring tribe called the Celtics got sick and tired of it and came in and, in 432 B.C. on October 8, defeated the Picts in the Battle of Defeating the Picts when John Havlicek sank two free throws in overtime.
* In Piers Anthony's ''Literature/{{Xanth}}'' series, much of the wildlife and magic are literal puns, such as a mango being a human-shaped fruit that makes you urinate immediately upon eating it. Most of the characters dislike the puns, particularly a winged centaur whose name is a pun (Karia, who starts floating helplessly away whenever she hears her name.)
* Inverted by the characters in Spider Robinson's ''Literature/CallahansCrosstimeSaloon'' series, who are prolific with puns, to the point of competitions in which the worst/best pun of the evening gets his bar tab waived. They call it Punday Night. Normally, things are thrown at the offending punster, and fire extinguishers and seltzer bottles are also used for particularly outrageous puns. The bigger the response, the better they consider the pun.
** The time traveler who tried to sell them 4 (fake) high tech gems on the 4th of July. [[DontExplainTheJoke Get it, 4th jewel lie.]] This was also incredibly cruel since one of the gems made a paralyzed man think he could walk.
* ''Literature/TheMarvelousLandOfOz'', the second [[Literature/LandOfOz Oz book]], sees H.M. Wogglebug T.E. make a joke about the Sawhorse, noting that if he rode him, it would be a "horse-and-buggie". Jack Pumpkinhead covers up his permanently-smiling mouth, and the Tin Woodsman threatens the Wogglebug with his axe.
* In ''[[AuntDimity Aunt Dimity's Death]]'', When Lori asks Bill how he got the irises in the Willises' parlour in early April, he starts to reply, "Where there's a Willis—". Lori groans to cut him off.
* In ''HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'', after George loses one of his ears, and says he feels "saint-like":
-->'''George:''' You see... I'm holy. ''Holey''. Fred, geddit?
-->'''Fred:''' Pathetic. Pathetic! With the whole wide world of ear-related humour before you, you go for ''Holey''?
** And that's when everybody knows George is okay!
* In ''[[XWingSeries Starfighters of Adumar]]'', [[FunetikAksent Rad Flat]] (Red Flight) meets regularly with a reporter who wears a recording unit on her shoulder that looks like the head of a protocol droid, making her appear to have two heads. Once, she complained that it was malfunctioning and she couldn't seem to fix the problem.
-->[[ManChild Janson]] grinned at her. "Some days make you just want to beat your heads against a wall, don't they?"\\
[[TheEeyore Hobbie]] said, "Maybe not. The young lady might not have her heads on straight, after all."\\
[[TheStoic Tycho]] said, "Still, I think she ought to get her heads examined."\\
[[TheCaptain Wedge]] looked at them, appalled.
* The Series/DoctorWho Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures novel ''The Slow Empire'' has an instance of a character making a pun so lame even he gets embarrassed:
--->"I'm Fitz. Just Fitz."\\
"And it fits you admirably," said Jamon de la Rocas[[hottip:*:he's one to talk; for whatever reason, [[BilingualBonus his name means "ham of the rocks"]], "I have no doubt."\\
For a moment everybody [[NotSoInnocentWhistle gazed up in the air and whistled]], avoiding each other’s eyes at what could not even be dignified as a pun.
** The Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures novel ''Lungbarrow'' has one for the Hand of Omega.
-->'''The Other''': Omega, despite his sacrifice, still had a hand in their affairs. It was a rather good joke he thought, but Rassilon didn't find it funny at all.
* In [[CiaphasCain For The Emperor]], the local Sisters of Battle convent is located on Gavarrone, making them [[spoiler: the Nuns of Gavarrone.]]
* In JimCHines ''Literature/PrincessSeries'' novel ''The Snow Queen's Shadow'', Talia tells a story about the time, many years ago, when Snow made it rain urine in [[PrinceCharming Prince Armand's]] room for more than an hour. When Queen Beatrice asked Snow why she did it, Snow said that "she wanted him to know what it felt like to be a peon". Talia said that she told Bea that whatever Snow's punishment was going to be, it ought to be doubled just for that pun.
* One of the running jokes in DiaryOfANobody is Charles Pooter's incredibly laboured puns and his family and friends reactions to them "I'm afraid these trousers are frayed"
* In ''Literature/LesMiserables'', Tholomyés makes a pun at the dinner table, and his friends are less than impressed, killing the conversation. He immediately [[LargeHam launches into an elaborate speech in defense of puns]], regaining his popularity.
* An implicit, somewhat slyly-given example in StarTrekExMachina. Two crewmen - an Eeiauoan and a Caitian - are mentioned to have started fighting. Given that both races are feline, we have a literal CatFight. They’re told to “groom and make up”.
* In AliceInWonderland the King of Hearts tries to make a joke about a poem not FITting the Queen (because she [[BlatantLies never has fits]]). Nobody laughs... until he explains that its supposed to be a pun.

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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* The Cryptkeeper in TV version of ''TalesFromTheCrypt'' is a master at making these.
-->"Cryptkeeper" Oh hello kiddies, you're just in time for your driving lesson. Today we'll be learning about scare-lell parking.
* ''ICarly'': Both Shay siblings [[PungeonMaster are very prolific with these]].
** In ''iNevel'', Spencer is repairing his commissioned statue made of butter.
--->'''Spencer''': "Don't worry, Mr. Toasty, soon you'll be back and ''butter'' than ever."\\
''(Spencer looks around the room)''\\
'''Spencer''': "Thank god no one heard that."
** In ''iFind Lewbert's Lost Love'', Spencer is annoyed because of the recent remote control thefts.
--->'''Spencer''': "What kind of burglar will break into people's apartments just to steal TV remotes?"\\
'''Carly''': ''(stifles laughter)'' "A ''remote control freak''?"\\
''(Spencer sprays whipped cream on Carly's nose bridge)''
** In ''iFix A Popstar'', Wade Collins is brought up on the webshow.
--->'''Carly:''' "One might call him... hobnoxious." ''(laughs)''\\
'''Sam:''' "Ohohoho, Carly..." ''(looks away in horror)''
** In ''iQuit iCarly'', as they introduce Fleck and Dave.
--->'''Sam:''' "Their videos are hi-larious."
--->'''Carly:''' "Which is the opposite of low-larious." ''(chuckles)''
--->'''Sam:''' "I begged her not to say that."
--->'''Carly:''' "I should have listened."
* ''The Smoking Gun Presents:'' is replete with bad puns, often made by the celebrity panel. If one person makes a particularly egregious one other celebrities will have a StunnedSilence possibly accompanied by ChirpingCrickets.
* Tom Servo of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' absolutely loves to bust puns out, usually attracting the ire of Crow and Joel/Mike.
** In the ''TimeChasers'' episode:
--->'''Servo:''' Hey, that moss has taken a lichen to that tree.
--->'''Eddie (Mike's brother):''' Hey! What'd I say about puns?!
---> '''Servo:''' To jam them up my...
--->'''Eddie:''' That's right!
** Later, in the same episode:
--->'''Lisa:''' Nick!
--->'''Crow:''' I shaved this morning and got a nick.
--->[''Eddie punches Crow in the shoulder, knocking him out of his seat.'']
* On ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', this exchange (among others):
--->'''Giles''': I've never actually heard of anyone attacked by a lone baseball bat before.
--->'''Xander''': Maybe it's a vampire bat.
--->'''Everyone''': *stares*
** And "Earshot" has ''Angel'' of all people say he's "dying to get rid of immortality."
* On ''Series/{{Mash}}'', Hawkeye and B.J. were prone to these.
-->'''Hawkeye''': In fact, you might say that all of us together [[InventedIndividual made up]] Tuttle. \\
''(Cut to eyeroll from Radar.)''
** That's amateur night compared to the one B.J. brought out while telling the story of [[AndroclesLion Androcles and the Lion]] to a group of orphaned kids:
--->'''B.J.''': ...Because he was not only very '''kind''', he was also very '''Gentile'''.
--->''(Hawkeye [[DeathGlare stares daggers through him]].)''
* Johnny Carson's "Carnac the Magnificent" on ''TheTonightShow'' typically served up plenty of puns and if the audience groaned or booed loudly enough, Carnac would place a funny curse on them in retaliation.
* ''{{Spaced}}'': Mike is kicked out of the Rough Ramblers after a disastrous Eskimo roll. Tim says:
--->'''Tim''': So it wasn't so much a Eskimo roll as a case of rolling right Inuit.
--->'''Mike''': *stares*
--->'''Tim''': [[DontExplainTheJoke Inuit's another word for Eskimo.]]
** While paintballing, Tim gets into a MexicanStandoff with Duane, the man his girlfriend left him for. As they stand there, Duane's mobile phone rings:
--->'''Tim:''' Are you going to answer that?
--->'''Duane:''' I've got an answering service.
--->'''Tim:''' You've got an answer for everything.
--->'''Duane:''' I cannot believe you said that.
* ''{{Frasier}}''. In ''Look Before You Leap'', Frasier is attempting an opera song, requiring him to hit an impossibly high note, while Niles is horny due to refusing Maris' rare sexual invite despite their marriage counselor's advice.
--->'''Niles:''' You know, as much as I admire your willingness to take a leap, I did warn you that you were getting into a dangerous aria. ''(pained laugh)'' Oh God, I'm using humor to mask sexual frustration. It's high school all over again.
** From "Are You Being Served?":
--->'''Frasier''': Well, that's our show today. But before we close, I'd like to invite you all to join us here at KACL in wishing a fond farewell to our happy chef, Leo Pascale, as he bubble-wraps his crepe pan and heads south towards sunny Santa Fe. Leo, you stirred us with your passion, melted us with your charm, added spice to our lives. Now, as you whisk youself away, let's not say goodbye, but rather, "tar-tar" for now. This is Dr. Frasier Crane, KACL 780.
--->'''Roz''': ''(coming into the booth, still with a nauseated expression)'' Well, at least you stopped short of saying, "I'll be 'fricaseeing' you."
** One of the best occurred when he was doing an advert for a Chinese Restaurant. He says something to the extent of "If you have a yen for good Chinese, check them out." When Roz walks in, he asks how she liked his little ad lib, he responds, "Nice, but yen is Japanese, not Chinese."
** Frasier's family is prone to this. In one episode, Daphne is putting on weight and falls down, prompting Frasier, Niles and Martin to all help her up. Martin, laughing at his own wit, says, "Daphne, I just realized! It took three ''Cranes'' to lift you!" Daphne wasn't as amused as Martin was.
** In Dark Victory Roz gets a package from her family from a dairy farm and talks about how they make cheese-related puns. Frasier invites her over to his father's birthday saying he doesn't like to see her upset, adding "I'm camembert it".
* ''FullHouse'' had a LOT. From the episode "Smash Club: The Next Generation", when Jesse is trying to hide Joey (who has gotten everything below his head stuck in a hole in the bar) from a woman interviewing him:
---> '''Jesse''': This is Joey...our ...'''head''' waiter.
* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'': In the 17th episode of season 3 (Sabrina The Teenage Writer) Sabrina writes a spy story on a magic typewriter and her characters, which mirror actual characters of the show, [[HilarityEnsues come to life.]] At one point the mirror character of Dr. Kraft (Dr. Bad) captures Harvey's character Derek (who has a habit of saying bad puns) and and ties him to a buzz saw in order to kill him, and then this dialogue happens:
--->'''Derek''': There's always been an unpleasant edge to you, Dr. Bad.
--->'''Dr. Bad''': (with his hands on his ears) I am killing you, just to stop the puns.
* ''ShootingStars'' generally has Vic give one horrible joke in the show. Everybody remains stone-faced, church bells toll, the wind howls and a tumble-weed rolls by before we move on, leaving Vic sweeping into his sleeves. Then Bob tells the ''exact same joke'' and everybody laughs.
* In ''CSIMiami'': "That gives a new meaning to the term 'fried hard drive'". Cue silent stare.
** NCIS had McGee overusing that one in one episode, nobody liked it.
* In ''Series/{{CSI}}'', regular flavor: "What a waste". [[ItMakesSenseInContext (a pun on the fact the victim was a Civil War re-enactor who wore corsets and had a really narrow waist.)]]
** That's nothing. The episode featuring the death of a "furry" ended with Gil musing [[HunterSThompson "Fur and loathing in Las Vegas."]]
* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the [[TheNthDoctor Second]] Doctor apologized for one in "Tomb of the Cybermen" after he fried some Cybermats.
-->'''Two''': You might almost say they’ve had a complete metal breakdown.
-->'''Jamie''': ''(groans)''
-->'''The Doctor''': I'm so sorry, Jamie.
** The [[TheNthDoctor Ninth]] makes an equally bad one in "The Unquiet Dead" while part of a seance:
--->'''Nine''': Don't antagonise her. I love a happy medium.
--->'''Rose''': I can't believe you just said that.
** Harry, in ''Genesis of The Daleks'':
--->'''Four''': It's like finding a Stone Age man with a transistor radio.
--->'''Harry''': Playing rock music?
** And another from the Ninth Doctor;
--->'''Rose''': I can see everything, all there is, all there was, everything that ever could be, but why does it hurt?
--->'''Nine''': That's what i see all the time, and doesn't it drive you mad?
--->'''Rose''': My head! its killing me!
--->'''Nine''': I think you need a doctor.
** In ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E01TheEleventhHour The Eleventh Hour]]'', the Eleventh Doctor makes an Incredibly Lame Pun while addressing of [[GreatEscape Prisoner]] [[BigBad Zero]].
--->'''Doctor''': And the final score is no [[TimeMachine TARDIS]], no screwdriver, two minutes to spare *outstretches arms* WHO DA MAN?
--->*No-one laughs*
--->'''Doctor''': Alright, I'm never saying that again. Fine!
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdjYzd2izD0 This]] Jinnai Tomonori skit includes a Japanese Incredibly Lame [[BilingualBonus Bilingual]] StealthPun (with helpful explanation provided in the subtitles) and the proper response (starts at 3:27).
* The late publisher Bennett Cerf was well known for his love of puns both on and off of ''Series/WhatsMyLine'', and since he was the one who would usually introduce ''Series/WhatsMyLine'' host John Daly he would often throw out a groaner that would have Mr Daly wincing upon entry.
* ''TheMuppetShow'' likes those.
-->'''Kermit''': You like your drums more than food?
-->'''Animal''': They are food! Eat drums, eat cymbals!
-->'''Kermit''': How cymbalic.
-->'''Animal''': Bad joke!!! Bad joke!!!
* In the ''That70sShow'' episode "Holy Crap!" when Kelso wants to grow a beard:
-->'''Fez''': May I grow one too?
-->'''Kelso''': I don't know Fez, the two of us growing beards together...isn't that kinda girly?
-->'''Fez''': Well, I just figure, the more the hairier! ''(dead silence)'' Oh I'm surrounded by idiots!
** In the episode "Ramble On" when Fez, having submitted an application for the DMV, is being interview for the position.
--->'''Fez''': Okay, but one thing that my application doesn't say, is how well I could APPLY myself to the job here.
--->'''Interviewer''': I'm going to have to ask you to stop making puns now.
* In an episode of ''TheWorstWitch'' Mildred and Enid accidentally cast a spell that causes written down numbers to multiply and spread around the entire school. Ms Hardbroom stops the spell and remarks "as for these girls, I think their number's up". She allows herself a giggle before realising that nobody else is laughing.
* ''SesameStreet'':
-->'''Elmo''': Does a trash heap have a nose?
-->'''Oscar''': No, but it smells...terrible.
-->'''Elmo''': So does that joke, Oscar.
* ''BeakmansWorld'' was always pun-based, and in the first three season the characters would show mild disgust with some of the puns. By the fourth season (the Phoebe episodes), [[HurricaneOfPuns they went overboard with them.]]
* From ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'':
** In the "Visitors fron Coventry" sketch:
-->'''Arthur Name''': What's brown and sounds like a bell? Dung!
** In the "Art Critic" sketch, when a pretty girl enters:
-->'''Art Critic:''' Oh hello there father, er confessor, professor, your honour, your grace ...
-->'''Girl:''' I'm not your Grace, I'm your Elsie.
-->'''Critic:''' What a terrible joke!
-->'''Girl:''' ''(crying)'' But it's my only line!
* From ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode "[[Recap/CommunityS2E08CooperativeCalligraphy Cooperative Calligraphy]]":
-->'''Jeff:''' I have a date to catch, or, should I say, a catch to date.\\
'''Britta:''' Oof, I hope you just came up with that.\\
''(later)''\\
'''Dean Pelton:''' I expect to see you all at the puppy parade. Except you, Jeffrey - I know you've got a catch to date.
** In ''Remedial Chaos Theory'' Shirley runs out of the room after her pies burn, and Jeff says she had a mental breakdown.
--> '''Pierce:''' More like a mental-
--> '''Jeff:''' Bakedown, I know, I didn't say it on purpose.
* The science show ''The Known Universe'' describes a cryovolcano on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enceladus_%28moon%29 Enceladus]] as "''Cold'' Faithful InSpace".
* ''Series/YoungBlades'': In "Enchanted," when D'Artagnan announces that Ramon's new love is a poetess, King Louis asks if she "has good lines," making an hourglass shape in the air. He continues to ask if [[DontExplainTheJoke everyone gets it]] as they all look awkward or roll their eyes.
* In ''TrueBlood'', Sookie is skeptical when Bill tells her that the vampire bar in Shreveport is called "Fangtasia". He tells her that most vampires are really old, and puns used to be the highest form of humor.
* ''{{QI}}'' has a few, but the most memorable was when Stephen Fry ended up making a pun on Corsica.
-->'''Stephen Fry:''' Can you tell me what sort of person kisses five times? 'Course I can!\\
''**{{beat}}, [[CollectiveGroan audience groans]]**''
-->'''Alan Davies:''' ...I think you have to leave now.
** In the "Holiday" episode, Rob Brydon talks about stamp-collecting:
--->'''Rob''': I collected stamps for a very brief period like you in my early teens and I gave it up. I just thought- I thought to myself, philately will get me nowhere.\\
''[pained reactions from everyone on the panel including Brydon himself, groans from the audience]''\\
'''Bill Bailey''': Press the- Go back in time. Go back in time.\\
'''Rob''': ''[pushes buzzer, which makes a glissando]'' I collected stamps for a period when I was a teenager and I loved it.
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' has a RunningGag where Ted and Robin will salute after phrases including military ranks. Major Baggage. General Knowledge. Private Conversation. Major Inconvenience. Colonel Stuckinmyteeth.
* ''Series/{{Stargate SG-1}}'' had a habit of making WhosOnFirst jokes using the System Lord Yu. When newcomer Dr. Elizabeth Weir first heard of Yu, she started to make one but Daniel Jackson cut her off, explaining that every possible variant had already been done and it wasn't funny anymore.
* In Criminal Minds, when the team is discussing a serial killer with a lot of female fans with a prison guard, the guard calls him a "real ladykiller." The look on his face makes it clear that he's been waiting YEARS to actually use that one.
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[[folder:Music]]
* Owl City's song, "Rugs From me to You" is full of puns. One of them he apologizes for in-song. He sings, "Excuse the pun, but it's hair today, gone tomorrow."
* Kate Micucci's song "Dear Deer" has one of these. 'Some say Pennsylvania's sunny, but I prefer to say it's gunny.' Lampshaded immediately with 'Ok maybe that's not funny, but either way it's way too punny.'
* From Music/JustinBieber's Never Say Never:
--->'''Jaden [[WillSmith Smith]]:''' No pun intended, I was raised by the power of will.
* Bert Bach, PDQBach's only known living direct descendant, and his musicians, don't appreciate how Professor Schickele has always "wanted to give Bert Bach a rock!"[[hottip:*:[[DontExplainTheJoke Burt]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burt_Bacharach Bacharach]]
* "Cows With Guns" by Dana Lyons has a lampshaded one:
--->Cows gathered around 'cause the steaks were so high. *guitar strumming* Bad cow pun.
* Young Money's Bedrock contains the lyrics "Call me Mr. Flintstone, I can make your bed rock."
* Kip Addotta's "Wet Dream" has a fish-related pun in every line. For example:
--->'''Kip Addotta:''' I said, "Hi Gil!" You have to yell; he's hard of herring.
* Primus' Tommy The Cat features this too.
--->'"The air was filled with cat calls (no pun intended)"
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* A recurring gag in ''PearlsBeforeSwine'', where a long conversation leads to a stretched word pun on the entire conversation, and then (usually) Rat [[NoFourthWall threatens bodily harm on artist Stephan Pastis]].
-->'''Pig''': So if at "Farce" you don't suck seed, try dry again?\\
'''Rat''' (to author): Have some pride.
** Also, [[http://keckeley.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/pearls-its-a-moray.gif this]]. ''Ow''.
** Averted, HARD, in [[http://gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2010/11/21/ this]]. SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped?
* ''FoxTrot'', being as {{Troperiffic}} as it is, gives a double-ShoutOut to the pun strips in ''PearlsBeforeSwine'' and the [[NoodleIncident noodle incidents]] in ''CalvinAndHobbes'' in [[http://thedailyfunnies.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/12-06-09-foxtrot.gif this strip.]]
* In ''CalvinAndHobbes'':
-->'''Calvin:''' Hey Hobbes, want to see an antelope?
-->'''Hobbes:''' An antelope?\\
'''Calvin:''' Come on! ''(goes to an anthill)'' See, she's climbing down the ladder to her boyfriend's car. ''(beat)'' You're not laughing.\\
'''Hobbes:''' It's not funny.
* ''MotherGooseAndGrimm'' is full of these. But [[http://www.cartoonistgroup.com/store/add.php?iid=38452 this strip]] in particular is pretty bad.
* Scott Adams, writer of ''{{Dilbert}}'', is fond of these, especially in the earlier strips (prime example [[http://www.dilbert.com/1991-06-28/ here]]). He's also well aware of [[http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/1992-03-26/ how folks often react to them]].
* ''{{Peanuts}}'' had a strip where Linus made a snowman who is reading a book and tells Charlie Brown that he imagines the snowman is reading some poetry, but is at a loss for a poet a snowman would like. When Charlie Brown suggests RobertFrost, Linus responds, "You said it, I didn't."
* One U.S. Acres comic had Lanolin wear a sign that said [[EndOfSeriesAwareness "The End Is Near"]] and the back of the sign shows her bu-erm, tail.
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[[folder:Radio]]
* We are talking here about one of the very basic concepts, one of the driving forces, of ''all'' British radio comedy since ''{{ITMA}}'' in the 1940's and possibly before.
* Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain was a pun-storm all of its own. As [[Series/TheGoodies Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie]] gleefully threw puns around for minutes at a time, [[Creator/MontyPython John Cleese]] would stand back from the mike, fold his arms in disdain, refuse to join in and can be heard repeating ''"easy. Easy. Too easy"'' A classic ISIRTA build-up might describe an eccentric Northern English textile magnate who decides to turn over some of his business premises to breeding dachshunds, alsatians and Rottweilers. Deploring the noise of thousands of dogs, the cast would then break into song:
--> ''The Mills are alive, with the Hounds of Munich...''
** A similar set-up involved breeding rodents for their tusks:
--> ''Prime ivory mouse tusks!''
* An episode of the ''GoonShow'', ''The African Incident'', took the whole thirty minutes to set up one complex pun: this involves the hapless Prussian, Herr General von Gooturm.
--> "Hit him again!"
--> "Why?"
--> "Because von Gooturm deserves another!" (''Orchestral sting)''.
* A few of the puns on Radio/TheDebaters have been bad enough for host Steve Patterson to apologize of behalf of the entire production team.

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[[folder:Stand Up Comedy]]
* This is practically TimVine's entire ''schtick''.
--> Crime in multi-storey car parks? That's wrong on so many levels.
** He can rattle off several in one go:
--> I went to rent a movie and I said to the clerk, "Can I have ''BatmanForever''?" The clerk said, "No, you've got to bring it back tomorrow." I said, "How about ''[[FortyEightHours Another 48 Hours]]''?" He said, "''Tomorrow''." I said, "Have you got ''BigTroubleInLittleChina''?" He said, "[[ImaginedInnuendo Please...]]"
* Creator/BillHicks once ended one of his lengthy rants on the [[JohnFKennedy Kennedy assassination]] with this:
-->There's no fucking way, man! Not unless Oswald was hanging by his toes, upside-down from the ledge... surely someone would have seen this?!? Either that or some pigeons grabbed onto him, and flew him over the motorcade! You know, there were rumors of anti-Castro pigeons seen drinking in bars the night before the assassination. Someone overheard them saying "Coup, coup!"

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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''MagicTheGathering'': The Revised Edition game manual included Richard Garfield's account of the creation of the game. He mentions that the pre-release version used placeholder art for the cards, including a few of these. For example, "Heal" was a photograph of someone's foot, while "Power Sink" showed [[CalvinAndHobbes Calvin]] sitting in a toilet, "because what ''is'' a toilet except a power sink?"
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* GilbertAndSullivan, ''The Grand Duke'':
-->'''Notary''': When [[PainfulRhyme exigence of rhyme compels]],\\
Orthography forgoes her spells,\\
And "ghost" is rhymed with "goest".\\
'''All''': With what an emphasis he dwells\\
Upon "orthography" and "spells"!\\
That kind of fun's the lowest.
* In ''Rent'' Roger and Mark are burning old concert posters and screenplays to keep warm and as they are burning them they sing:
** '''Mark''': The music ignites the night with passionate fire!
** '''Roger''': The narration crackles and pops with incendiary wit!
* In ''The Complete History of America (abridged)'', private detective Spade Diamond is being grilled by two toughs on what [[ILoveLucy Lucy Ricardo]] was doing on the day of JFK's assassination. (This MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext.) His alibi: she was with him, but wasn't seen with him because she was disguised. One of the toughs snaps back, "So, [[Music/TheBeatles Lucy was disguised with Diamond]]," and all three do an AsideGlance as the audience groans. ("I should've seen that coming," Spade confides to the fourth wall.)
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''AnimalCrossing'' will make your character crack a bad joke whenever he/she catches a fish or bug and this is occasionally [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]]:
-->'''[[{{AFGNCAAP}} You]]:''' "I caught a sea bass! See? BASS! (Why do I keep saying things like that?)"
* ''{{Sacrifice}}'' brings us this little gem, aimed at a servant of the god of earth who's made of living rock:
-->'''Zyzyx:''' Now Grakkus here is none too quick on his feet. It may be because he leads such a... ''Sedimentary'' lifestyle!\\
'''Eldred''': ...''NeverSayThatAgain''.
* ''RailroadTycoon'' has a newspaper headline that says "ECONOMY IS BACK ON '''TRACK'''."
* ''TalesOfMonkeyIsland Chapter 1: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal'': Guybrush, on meeting treasure hunter Joaquin D'Oro, makes a pun so bad even his EvilHand feels the need to upbraid him for it:
-->'''Guybrush:''' Can I call you "[[DoraTheExplorer D'Oro the Explorer]]?" *Punches himself*
** Amazingly, he manages to top himself in the very next episode, ''The Siege of Spinner Cay'', after receiving a book of 101 Fish Jokes from the Vaycaylian Tetra (many of which also qualify):
--->'''Guybrush:''' I hope it doesn't keep me in '''stitches''' or I might need a ... '''Sturgeon'''!\\
'''Tetra:''' I hate you now.
* Tenebrae from ''TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld'' absolutely ''loves'' groan-inducing puns. At one going, he made one that was so bad that Raine and Genis didn't groan, but instead unloaded on him with their ultimate unison attack from the previous game.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'', there's Frog Morton...
-->'''Chosen One:''' Why do they call him Frog Morton?
-->'''Sheriff Marion:''' His name's Morton, and they call him Frog 'cause he croaks people. Ready to go get 'im?
-->'''Chosen One:''' [[SuckinessIsPainful Ohhhh. Ouch. That's terrible. The pain, the pain!]]
-->'''Sheriff Marion:''' Hey, I didn't make that one up - he did. [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotHeinous With puns that bad]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking I'd say that gives you just one more reason to kill 'im]].
* There is an optional scene in ''{{Persona 3}}'' where Akihiko, trying to get over his shyness around girls, practices his pick-up lines in secret. Reading that a sense of humor is vital, he makes an utterly horrid pun ("Want to go to that Beef Bowl place?... I hope I 'meat' you there!"), then promptly chastises himself:
-->'''Akihiko:''' Who am I, [[PungeonMaster the Chairman]]?!?
* In ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'', there's a stage where EVERYONE starts making these (Japanese-only). It even highlights in red what the pun is supposed to be. To the characters, it gets old really fast.
* ''KingdomOfLoathing'' is chock full of references and puns, occasionally even the narrator recognizes how terrible some of them are. For example:
-->"This is a dairy goat. Insert a pun on "udderly" and "utterly", if you're the kind of guy who doesn't get punched in the face enough. "
::Then, later in the fight:
-->"She swings her udder at you, but misses. She's an udder failure. Yeah, go ahead and punch me in the face."
* In the Japanese version of ''ArTonelico2'', Infel has a penchant for these, with Croix reacting appropriately after every single one. This is [[LostInTranslation completely lost in the English version of the game]] as it seems Infel's text was translated word-for-word, and Japanese puns normally don't work in other languages. Croix still reels after each joke, confusing many English-speaking players.
* Here is a random conversation bit taken from an ERCS Guard in a bug-ridden research lab in ''MassEffect'':
-->''Science pukes. Should just bug out and leave 'em to die. All their fault anyway.''
-->*Pause for half second, then...*
-->''Heh. "Bug out." Heh. Heh.''
** In the sequel, the player can launch probes to discover missions and distress signals on planets. [[AnalProbing One of the planets you can probe is Uranus]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-CDNLYZ0zA EDI is not amused by this at all.]]
* PhoenixWright: 'Why am I, Phoenix Wright, such a good lawyer? Because I'm "Wright" all the time!' It's actually a pretty good pun, Maya just doesn't think so.
** She warms up to it eventually, as does Moe the Clown, ''master'' of the IncrediblyLamePun (from Phoenix's point of view at least).
* ''IcewindDale II'' has an enemy boss utilizing trained war bears. Before fighting him, if asked how his own bears don't tear him to shreds, he points out the magical collars they 'bear'. The main character DeadpanSnarker is quick to point out the slip up, at which point the boss essentially disowns the pun with embarrassment claiming it unintentional.
* FinalFantasyXIII: when the group is being chased through the air by a monster on Pulse:
--->Fang: He thinks we're lunch.\\
Sazh: Like a L'Cie food buffet.\\
Light: "Cie Food", cute...
* The various Artix Entertainment games (''VideoGame/AdventureQuest'', ''VideoGame/DragonFable'', ''VideoGame/MechQuest''...) are [[HurricaneOfPuns crammed so full of puns]] that this sort of lampshading is inevitable on occasion. An example: at one point in the ''Archknight'' storyline of VideoGame/{{Dragonfable}}, main character Ash Dragonblade is facing a necromancer who specializes in evil trees called [[{{Pun}} Deadwoods]]. He makes so many terrible tree-related puns that the necromancer flips out and attacks him out of sheer annoyance.
* One of the achievements in LegendaryTheBox is a pun called "Dou-Bull Trou-Bull", which you get for defeating 2 Minotaurs who are fighting you at the same time (what's even more annoying is that the achievement only gives you 1 Gamerscore point). Right after you get that achievement, though, you get another achievement (that gives the rest of the points you deserve) titled "I owe you an apology", where the lead designer apologizes for making such a lame pun.
* ''FinalFantasyV'' has a few. Most notably, when the protagonists are hanging on a ship mast:
-->'''Xezat''': I'm coming! Hang in there!\\
'''Galuf''': That pun is so bad, I'm gonna fall on purpose...
* Early in ''[[BanjoKazooie Banjo Tooie]]'' you must shoot down a few pesky flies that are eating through an anthropomorphic cow's crops. Upon completion of the task she exclaims, "A-maizing! I corn hardly believe it! You wheatly sorted those flies out!", to which Kazooie quips that she's had enough of the "crop jokes".
* In the beginning of Mother 3 as you're moving toward the Magypsies with Flint, Alec gets pun-tastic as he leads you through this cave. Some of the lame puns he makes are along the lines "There's a vine around here, we have to 'vined' it." and "Vines go up because they're 'divine'". *insert rim-shot*
* One early sidequest in ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2: [[ExpansionPack Storm of Zehir]]'' has the player [[FetchQuest find a parrot]] for Volothamp Geddarm. Turns out the parrot's prior owner taught it a wide variety of [[PardonMyKlingon useful Dwarven expletives]]. Cue Volo making a "fowl language" pun[[note]]naming [[FowlMouthedParrot a trope]] in the process[[/note]], and the {{player character}}s [[LampshadeHanging calling him on it]].
* KidIcarusUprising gives us this:
--> '''Palutena:''' That [[spoiler: Great Reaper]] has quite the evil eye!
--> '''Pit:''' How could you be making puns at a time like this?!
--> '''Palutena:''' I guess I just don't SEE the problem with a little levity.
--> '''Pit:''' Agh! You're killing me here!

--> '''Pit:''' That's right, you tentafool!
--> '''Palutena:''' Tentafool? [[SarcasmMode Uh, nice one, Pit.]]
* Sonic Colors is well known for Sonic's terrible puns through out the game based on the areas and even the bosses. And here comes a real stinger; at the very end of the game, Sonic, King of Bad Jokes and Puns, insults Eggman's decent Amusement Park puns that shamed his jokes inertly.
* ''DragonAgeII'' actually used one of these for foreshadowing the game's most shocking event. During the quest "Justice," [[spoiler: Grand Cleric Elthina tells Anders that she hopes the Chantry was a [[StuffBlowingUp balm]] for his soul.]] Yeah, the writers have a warped sense of humor.
* During ''{{Uncharted}} 2'', there's an achievement for jumping into the pool at the top of the Nepal hotel. If you do, Nathan (who is attempting to retrace Marco Polo's discovery of Shangri-La) will yell out "Marco!" Chloe will be left utterly dumbstruck.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* DominicDeegan is a frequent offender, as are the rest of his family, and anyone else who spends too much time with them.
** In one case, Siggy does this on purpose to elicit groans from hiding thieves and give away their position.
** In another, Dominic's father uses this to incapacitate Jacob's Quilt Man.
* [[http://drmcninja.com/page.php?pageNum=34&issue=13 This page]] of ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja''.
** [[AltText He makes you wear an old diving suit, of course he just said that.]]
** [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/5p40 this page]] as well. "[[AltText If the internet were an auditorium, I'd be on stage grinning proudly against]] [[CollectiveGroan a chorus of groans]]."
* The ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' strip [[http://www.xkcd.com/282/ Organic Fuel]] has a pretty extreme version of this.
** [[http://www.xkcd.com/410/ Math Paper]] takes it even further.
** Then there's the mouse-over text for [[http://xkcd.com/431/ Delivery]].
** And [[http://xkcd.com/594/ Period]] has another groaner.
** Math flavored in [[http://xkcd.com/626/ this one]]
** Statistically significant. [[http://xkcd.com/539/ Ha]].
* And in ''ScaryGoRound'', [[http://scarygoround.com/index.php?date=20070627 "You were wrong. Puns don't help."]]
* [[http://captainosaka.deviantart.com/art/DOUBLE-K-026-106195125 This page]] of ''Webcomic/DoubleK''. In the words of the writer: "KAMINA just pissed away every cool point he earned over the last 25 pages, way to go buddy".
* King Astos of had been shaping up to be the major antagonist in the Elfland subplot of ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater''. Just before the [[FinalBattle assumed climactic battle]] would transpire, an incredibly lame pun by Red Mage wrecked the tension. The following pun by Black Mage was so lame that King Astos ''[[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2003/06/21/episode-298-a-natural-response/ died]]'' immediately upon hearing it. (The author of the webcomic is a fan of such {{Anti Climax}}es, by the way.)
** Also, when it finally sinks into Fighter's thick skull that Thief is actually the Prince of Elfland:
-->'''Fighter:''' Wait, let me get this straight. So Thief is [[Music/{{Prince}} the elf formerly known as Prince]]?\\
'''Black Mage''': Killing you is going to be the greatest moment of my life.
* ''BetweenFailures'' shows [[http://betweenfailures.com/2009/01/21/406-menses/ Nina insulting Reggie]] with one of these.
* ''{{Starslip}}'':
-->'''Cutter''': Honking our horn ain't enough. I say we flash them our '''hi-beams'''.\\
'''Vanderbeam''': How would we do that?\\
'''Cutter''': Say hi, Beams.\\
'''Vanderbeam''': ''Guh''.
* Mr. Mighty in ''EverydayHeroes'' will occasionally try to be a [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=117736 cut-up]].
* ''Webcomic/CaseyAndAndy'' features the (extremely lethal) Pun Police. In one strip a villain successfully kills Andy by inducing him to make a bad pun.
* In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0684.html this]] ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Vaarsuvius has sworn not to interfere in the battle except in self-defense... or if Elan's puns drive him/her crazy.
-->'''Elan''': "C'mon, Nale, don't be a sword loser!"\\
'''Nale''': "Ugh, that was horrible! I swear, I'm going to kill you, then pay a cleric to raise you, and kill you again, just to make you pay for the puns!"
* In the webcomic ''JailhouseBlues'' the character of Bean Man has puns so bad, or at least so undignified, that his creator forbids him from using them. He does anyway and earns himself a rather painful death in the process.
* Possibly the webcomic king of puns is Howard Tayler of [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/ Schlock Mercenary]]. Especially [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20030916.html this one]] is a groaner.
* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'': Torg and Riff tend to encourage each other into a HurricaneOfPuns. None of the other characters are amused, and some are even injured by them.
** On the other hand, Torg hates it when somebody else is doing it.
** All of the Stick Figure Theater interludes are full of them, with some storylines written specifically for the ''pun''chline.
* ''IrregularWebcomic!'', full stop. To date, there have been ''twenty'' puns on the word [[http://irregularwebcomic.net/search_result.php?d=hobbit&t=2&in=s 'hobbit']] ''alone''.
* In [[http://danielscreations.com/ola/comics/ep0127.html this comic]] of ''OurLittleAdventure'', the male Wight makes a pun when talking to Julie about what kind of undead they are. This earns him a smack upside the head from the female Wight he's with.
* The comic FreakingAwfulPuns was built around this trope.
* In TropeOverdosedTheWebcomic, [[http://tropeoverdosed.pcriot.com/?p=116 Bob doesn't really understand what]] TurnUndead really means.
* ''BobAndGeorge'': Mega Man managed to make a ''broom'' to wince in pain with [[http://bobandgeorge.com/archives/040527c his explanation]] of the RuleOfFunny, and Bright Man (who has a lightbulb for a head) [[IdeaBulb having an idea]] prompted Kalinka Cossack to collapse to the ground, protesting to her father that "I thought you loved me!"
** In fact, if a joke in this series isn't about time travel or plot holes, there's a very good chance it will be a pun.
* In [[http://tabmok99.mortalkombatonline.com/comic-kombat.html these]] ''MortalKombat'' webcomics, every time [[PungeonMaster Reptile]] turns up, you'll see one.
* In ''Webcomic/TheDreadful,'' Kit likes to trade them with Boozloaf, much to Liz's [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2011/06/17/the-dreadful-032/ annoyance]].
* In ''Webcomic/RustyAndCo'', the team [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/5/ meets a ghostly knight in the woods.]]
-->'''Mimic''': Yoiks! Who're you?! We don' wanna hurt youse!\\
'''Ghost knight:''' I... was once... the White Knight. ''[BeatPanel]'' But now, I am... the Night Wight.\\
'''Mimic:''' A'ight, well, ''now'' we wanna hurt youse.
* ''{{Bobwhite}}''. Marlene's Jewish bluegrass band is trying to come up with a new name for the band. Something that will get people to take them seriously.
-->'''Fiddle player:''' Sheriff Yeehaw's Mazel Tov Jewboree!\\
'''Marlene:''' You're out of the band.
* Milton from ''{{Tweep}}'' [[http://www.tweep.com/comic/?date=01-10-11 justified his repetition of an old joke with one.]]
* In ''{{Thornsaddle}}'', a comic that takes place in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' universe, one character makes a pun on the word "[[http://thornsaddle.com/comics/59/ parselmouth.]]"
* ''Webcomic/LaserFeet'': Puns appear regularly, and are always painfully obvious, including such gems as [[http://www.thelaserfeet.com/comic/003/ please "bear" with us]] and [[http://www.thelaserfeet.com/comic/009/ Late-ser Feet]]
* In ''{{Homestuck}}'', Jack Noir/Spades Slick in all of his incarnations is rather fond of puns. Unfortunately, he's pretty terrible at them.
-->He says the Prince flew the coop. And the girl's gone... You say gone what. Rogue? After a little while he says AWOL. The guy doesn't really take a shining to puns and you can't say you blame him.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* WhateleyUniverse: Chaka's lame pun at the end of "Ayla and the Networks" gets her severely pummeled by pillows, beanbag chairs, etc.
* {{Five Second Films}} are well known for having many pun comments on every video they post, always relating to the video in question. These comments are sometimes featured on their comments of the week videos due to how bad some of them really are.
* The web fiction serial DimensionHeroes is notorious for bad puns, which usually lead to whoever says them getting smacked.
* ''WebVideo/DragonBallAbridged'' includes this little gem when Krillin and Piccolo use multi-form:
-->'''Krillin and Piccolo''': [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Kage Bunshin no Jutsu!]]\\
'''Nappa''': Vegeta! I can't ... [[VerbalTic Believe it!]]\\
{{Beat}}\\
'''Vegeta''': *[[{{Angrish}} angrished]] groan*
** The prediction of a future one occurs in the second podcast episode (for the record, they only used it twice in the end.)
--->'''Kaiser''': You thought Frieza was cool. Huh? Huh?\\
'''Lani''': His brother's Cooler.\\
''[Taka groans and vomits]''\\
'''Lani''': Get ready for that about twenty more times during that movie. We literally have that line in there twenty times, and we haven't even written it yet.
* EddsWorld often features puns, mainly from the title character, but from other sources, too.
-->'''Tom:''' ''Hey. What did our neigh...BOORS want?''
-->'''Edd:''' ''You and the water are very similar, Matt. You're both SHALLOW!''
* In [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony's]] Let's Play of Phantasmagoria 2, he made more than a few horrible puns and then smacks himself for doing so.
-->"''Look, a 'bicurious' jacket. [[DontExplainTheJoke Get it? Its a straitjacket and he's bicurious.]]''"
--> (After a letter vaporizes into a bunch of sparks) "Hey look; electronic mail... I'm sorry, I'll do it again." [[DopeSlap *slap*]] "I'm a [[PungeonMaster bad boy]]..."
** He manages to make the "Beyond Thunderdome" joke from ''MST3K'' in his review of ''Strike Commando'', followed by an IAlwaysWantedToSayThat moment.
* ''NeuroticallyYours:''
--> ''"Isn't prostitution the worlds oldest profession?"''
--> ''"That, and farming! And they both use hoes. Hehe, get it? Funny! Huh?"''
* Andy Zaltzman's terrible puns in ''TheBugle'' frequently lead to John Oliver begging for mercy. On at least one occasion, the show's producer has resigned (and then been re-hired to find out some obscure piece of trivia).
* Several appear throughout Loading Ready Run's [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/archive/phail/date/desc Phailhaüs]] series, one of which resulted in Matt being banned from Phailhaüs for ''a year''.
** In addition, any Crap Shot entitled "The Punishment" is essentially Alex making an incredibly lame pun, followed by Graham dishing out CoolAndUnusualPunishment for it.
* It happens constantly in ''TheAnnoyingOrange''.
* Self-inflicted one in ''FreemansMind'', in which Gordon comments about the ceiling, with "What's up with the ceiling?" after which he realizes that he just made a pun and groans.
* [[http://bash.org/?917681 OH! Shit it's your birthday, isn't it.]]
* The Wiki/SCPFoundation features among a variety of bizarre things, a kind of tomato who reacts violently to lame puns, sometimes resulting in death.
* Machinima/RedvsBlue: The Reds try to make themself pass as Freelancers by adapting their LocationThemeNaming.
-->'''Simmons:''' And I'll be Agent Denial. Yehehit's, because a state of denial, like the saying? You know, it's like a, I was, you know, the whole State/state thing? You know it's a, joke.
-->'''Grif:''' [[LampshadeHanging No dude, jokes are funny.]]
* The LetsPlay/FreelanceAstronauts can fall into this, depending on the game. Usually whoever makes the lamest puns gets punched for his troubles.
* In WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick's Pocahontas review, putting words in John Smith's mouth:
-->'''Chick:''' ...and by that I mean I'd like to poke-your-hontas, heh. [Cringes from rightful booing and catcalls.]
* WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation: In the review of VideoGame/MassEffect. "You only get to see like one second of bare ass anyways, so it will hardly make your Mass Erect!" Later, in the end credits he admits that "Yeah this whole review was leading up to that horrible pun at the end"
** And in the review of Red Faction Guerrilla. "Guerrilla could've worked if it had actually been ''about'' sneaky, subtle guerrilla warfare rather than driving a monster truck into someone's front room and shooting them in the face. Which is less guerrilla and more chimpanzee." And the obligatory credits acknowledgement "Spent decades working on that last pun."
* [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]] likes to make puns, but it's only a problem for [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] when he joins FB to review ''TheSpirit'':
--> '''Linkara:''' Holy crap, FrankMiller makes worse puns than ''you'', Film Brain!\\
'''Film Brain:''' I never thought such a thing could be accomplished.
** Not that's he's blameless either:
-->'''Film Brain:''' Did he just [[BreakingTheFourthWall break the fourth wall?]]\\
'''Linkara:''' Don't worry - we're [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall atop]] it!\\
'''Audience''': [CollectiveGroan]\\
'''Caption:''' ''Channel Awesome would like to apologise for that pun. The writer has been flogged for his sins''.
* Coach Z from ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'', who commonly dresses up in Hip-Hop costumes for Halloween, once dressed up as a sheet of paper in 2010. When prompted, he stated he was ''(w)rapping paper''. Que CollectiveGroan from the rest of the cast.
* From ''TheIrateGamer's'' review of ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' on the {{SNES}}: "Someone call 911, because I was R.O.B.bed!" R.O.B. had nothing to do with the review at all, which makes this even more painful.
* DejaView: In which foreign remakes of popular USA films are reviewed by Ed Glaser.
* StuartAshen once reviewed a POPStation that "looks like a fat batarang: a ''fatarang''!" He apologizes quickly after.
* WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd's Street Fighter 2010 review.
-->'''Nerd''': Sonic Boom to the moon and Hadouken up Uranus.
* The leader of TheLeagueOfSTEAM is named Crackitus Potts. [[DontExplainTheJoke Crackpot, get it?]] (Also an allusion to Caractacus Pott from ''ChittyChittyBangBang''.)
* FTA pulled one during the HellfireCommentaries ''SonicUnleashed'' playthrough. Averted when [=NTom=] [[ActuallyPrettyFunny starts clapping]]
-->'''[=NTom=]:''' What's a moray?\\
'''FTA:''' [[DeanMartin When the moon hits your eye, like a big pizza pie]], ''that's'' [[TropeCodifier a moray.]]\\
'''[=NTom=]:''' *clapping* Well done. [[ActuallyPrettyFunny That is actually well deserved.]]
* {{Phelous}}. All the time.
* You'll find quite a few lame puns around TVTropes at times, some of which are {{pothole}}d to this very page.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' "Dead Man's Hand," Bruce explains to Terry how the Royal Flush Gang are old-school gimmick villains, only committing robberies for items related to playing card suits (such as diamonds). Why their heist on a yacht for miscellaneous non-diamond jewelry, then? "It was in a yacht ''club''." They're both disgusted by the pun.
* Carlos, on ''TheMagicSchoolBus'', frequently inflicts these on his classmates, resulting in a CollectiveGroan of his name.
* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''' Foghorn Leghorn often came up with these, prompting sighs and eyeball-rolling from Henry Hawk, Barnyard Dawg, or whoever else he was talking to. ("You gotta keep your eye on the ball. Eye! Ball! Eyeball! I almost had a gag, son! Joke, that is!")
* Many [[TexAveryMGMCartoons MGM Cartoons]] ''live'' on this in a HurricaneOfPuns; however, in "''Car of Tomorrow''" a pun involving "Seal beam headlights" was ''so bad'' even the narrator groaned and "X"ed it out.
* There was a literal CardCarryingVillain on ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'', complete with puns like, "We have the upper hand." He keeps it up after even his boss tells him to "quit with the card puns."
* In "Osama Bin Laden has Farty Pants", the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' to air after 9/11, Towelie makes a cameo appearance. Discovering the kids don't want him around, he asks, "Am I to understand there's been a... Towelie ban?" Everyone else groans, once they figure it out.
* At least half of the things Numbuh Two says in ''CodenameKidsNextDoor''. It ''really'' bothered Numbuh Five. (When the kids go to a Negative World, Negative Numbah 2 makes everyone laugh their ass off.)
* Pick any episode in ''Kung Fu Dino Posse'' and you will hear at least one of these. Or several.
* Beast Boy from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' frequently makes jokes which his teammates hate. There are too many to list here, but here are a few:
** He throws the [[BrainInAJar Brain]] into a freezing machine saying something like "Dudes check it out! BRAIN FREEZE". The entire hero cast (plus some extras) groans in dismay.
** Or:
--->'''Blackfire''': Hey, Beast Boy, what's up?\\
'''Beast Boy''': Nothing but the ceiling! (Blackfire laughs) See, Raven, ''she'' thinks I'm funny.\\
'''Raven''': Statistically, I suppose somebody has to.
** In a moment of Poetic Irony, we later learned when Beast Boy and Cyborg got sucked into Raven's mind that Raven herself has ''always'' thought he was funny.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', about every other thing Sokka says. Especially in Omashu:
-->'''Aang''': How am I supposed to know his name?\\
'''Katara''': Think about the challenges. Maybe it's some kind of riddle?\\
'''Sokka''': I got it!\\
'''Aang''': Yeah?\\
'''Sokka''': He's an earthbender, right? Rocky! ''*pause*'' You know, because of all the rocks?\\
'''Katara''': We're gonna keep trying, but that is a good backup.
* ''DannyPhantom''
** In ''Shades of Gray'', the ghost dog burst into the school and Danny responds with "Who let the dogs ''in''?". Right afterwards, Danny had to explain the joke and decided to save some face to get the dog out. Sam responds with, "Bring better jokes!"
** When Spectra turns into a snot monster (ItMakesSenseInContext):
--> '''Danny''': There's a "you blew it" pun here somewhere, but... I'd rather not.
--> ...
--> '''Spectra''': Let's ''boogie''!
--> '''Danny''': Ya' see, that was the kind of pun I was trying to avoid with the whole "you blew it" comment.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'':
** In "Wet Painters", Spongebob and Patrick have to disguise the fact that they got a spot on Mr. Krabs' first dollar. They hang several paintings in front of it, which Mr. Krabs take off one-by-one. Eventually, Spongebob himself is hanging on the wall.
--->'''Mr. Krabs''': Spongebob, what are you doing?\\
'''Spongebob''': Oh, you know ... just ''hanging around!''\\
'''Patrick''': BOOOOOOOO
** The [[HoYay infamous]] "Rock-A-Bye-Bivalve" even had a lame pun. When Spongebob gives his pants to the scallop for it to sleep there, he finds the time to crack a joke.
-->'''Spongebob:''' There you go. (points to his backside) It's the best ''seat'' in the house.
-->(pan to Gary doing a rimshot)
** In 'No Weenies Allowed':
-->'''SpongeBob''': HI-YAH!... Sandy?
-->'''Sandy''': Oh, I'm Sandy all right. I'm very Sandy. HI-YAH!
-->'''SpongeBob''': [as he flies through the air] Oh, I get it. She's Sandy. That's her name, and she's also covered in, yes...
** From 'Shell Shocked':
-->'''SpongeBob''': I guess all's shell that ends shell!
-->'''Gary''': <locks SpongeBob out of the house>
** In Pre-Hibernation Week:
-->'''Sandy''':(Tosses a fishing pole to Spongebob.) Come on Spongebob, (pan to a plane) We're going flyfishing!
-->(Cue cut to a live-action guy doing a rimshot)
** In "Pranks a Lot", a barrage of them between SpongeBob and Patrick eventually end with the narrator saying "Several bad puns later."
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode involving Homer, a prison warden, and a painting of a unicorn in outer space.
--->'''Warden:''' I mean, look at this! It's a unicorn in outer space! I mean, what's it breathin'?
--->'''Homer:''' Air?
--->'''Warden:''' Ain't no air 'n space!
--->'''Homer:''' There's an Air 'n' Space Museum. *grins like an idiot, and then is thrown out of the prison*

** Also, there was one emitted by Homer when commencing a roast against Mr. Burns for his birthday (and in case you're wondering why it fits, its because shortly afterwards, he drops his pants and proceeds to moon Mr. Burns and the audience, a characature of Burns' face is on his butt, and he tries to quote Mr. Burns).
--->'''Homer:''' Now here's an impression of Mr. Burns that is incredibly... ''cheeky''.
** And then there was the one where the Mayor Quimby's nephew gets put on trial for beating the living daylights out of a waiter. IntrepidReporter Kent Brockman wanted to call the incident "[[{{Scandalgate}} Waitergate]]", [[LampshadeHanging but was shouted down at the Press Club]].
* Mr. Peabody from ''RockyAndBullwinkle'' would end every segment of his show with a pun pertaining to the era they had visited, to the chagrin of Sherman. In one episode, Sherman pays Mr. Peabody back.
** In another episode, Bullwinkle discovers a toy boat covered in rubies, with the name "Omar Kayam" inscribed on the side. When Rocky asks, "Do you know what this is?" Bullwinkle waits a beat before answering, "If you're waiting for me to provide the answer, you're in for a long wait!" Rocky shrugs and gamely announces (much to Bullwinkle's chagrin) that they now have the Ruby Yacht of Omar Kayam.
* In ''ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode "Meet the Beat-Alls", Mojo justifies stealing eggs and other white items because "it's all right as they're all white!". The terrible pun prompts Princess to drop the eggs and groan in disgust.
** Which is ''very'' far from the worst joke in that episode. "Someday monkey won't play piano song. Play piano song."
* One of the ''TheFairlyOddparents'' episodes had a monkey gain access to Timmy's wishing power, and turns everything in the world to monkey versions - including the town name, which goes from "Dimsdale" to "Chimpsdale". When Timmy notices this he mutters, "When this is all over, I'm wishing for a world without puns..."
** During a history lession, mention is made of the "Declar-Ape-tion of Independence". AJ comments along the lines of "If that wasn't historically accurate, I would say it was the most horrific pun ever."
* ''KimPossible'' fought the Mathter, a Riddler {{expy}} who specialized in math-themed crimes, with the appropriate math-themed puns, like "Time to ''subtract'' you from the ''equation''!", or "Let me throw some ''numbers'' at you,"(as he tossed digit-shaped grenades), or "I've left your boyfriend with a ''new problem'' to solve." Finally, an irate Kim shouted, "Okay, one more lame-o math reference, and I am going to LOSE IT!"
** Another Kim Possible example; as Kim and Ron raided the headquarters of international thief Falsetto Jones, she noticed a huge pool on the villain's property:
--->'''Kim:''' Let me guess, Wade. Crocs? Sharks?
--->'''Wade:''' No, electric eels.
--->'''Kim:''' And the villain puns just write themselves. "Shocking, isn't it?"
** This one is thought of as god-awful in universe, spotting Duff's hideout Ron comments...
--> "There it is. [[GilligansIsland Killigan's island]]."
* In ''DrawnTogether'', during the episode "The One Wherein There Is A Big Twist, Part II", Xandir tells Strawberry Sweetcake (an obvious parody of Strawberry Shortcake) "You're gonna be spending a CHOCO-LOTTA time locked up behind CANDY bars!". There is a long silence after which Princess Clara whispers to Xandir "God dammit, I hate you!".
* On ''{{Jimmy Two-Shoes}}'', while playing a carnival game that involves rabbits, Jimmy remarks "Well then, I'll ''hop'' right to it", eliciting a groan from the booth attendant.
* ''JonnyQuest'' TOS episode "Monster in the Monastery".
-->Hadji: Yeti...are invisible.
-->Jonny: Well, if they're invisible, how can anybody see a yeti?
-->Hadji: No one has...yeti.
-->Jonny: Oh, come on!
* ''FamilyGuy'':
** Stewie tries to make a few in the episode "Thin White Line". After Brian has an emotional breakdown because of his drug habit, Stewie makes an attempt of humor, calling Brian first a "melan-collie" and then a "chi-wah wah!". He is infuriated to find that nobody else finds this funny.
** In "Amish Guy":
-->'''Lois:''' I can't belive we're stuck in Amish Country!
-->'''Stewie:''' I thought something was Amish [pronounced 'a-mish' (amiss)]. ''(gets smacked by Brian)''
* Occasionally used in ''TheTick''. One of the more painful ones was
-->'''El Seed''': Soldiers of corn! Lend me your ears!
-->'''Tick''': Ooh, that's bad.
* ''BananaMan'' had ''at least'' one cringeworthy pun per episode. And, they only lasted about five minutes!
* ''{{Duckman}}'': In the episode "Ebony, Baby" (a full-on Blaxploitation mock), we have this exchange:
-->'''Tawnze''': Enough shop talk. What do you need?
-->'''Ebony''': Information. One of my clients was murdered; Victor Demann.
-->'''Tawnze''': ...I shoulda known you was workin' for [[TheMan Demann]].
* DangerMouse: In "All Fall Down," this takes place as he and Penfold serach for the villainous serpent Mac The Fork:
-->'''DM:''' (''to Colonel K'') Don't worry, sir, we'll soon weed out that snake in the grass.
-->'''Penfold:''' Yes, then he'll be all for-''lawn.'' Hee hee!
-->'''Colonel K:''' Wha? What's that, Penfold?
-->'''DM:''' Forget it, sir. he's just having one of his turns. Over and out.
** This from the episode "Mechanised Mayhem" where Penfold is about to be sucked into one of two sentient vacuum cleaners:
-->'''Vacuum:''' Ha! This one's in the bag!
-->'''D.M.''' Don't get taken in, Penfold!
-->'''Penfold:''' Any more jokes like that and it'll be almost be worth it!
* ''TheCritic'': From the episode "From Chunk to Hunk":
-->'''Penny''': ''(Giving Marty a sheet of paper)'' Goodbye Marty. I wrote you a letter.
-->''(Marty sees only the letter P written)''
-->'''Penny''': You can read it on the bus.
** From "A Song For Margo":
--->'''Hard Copy reporter:''' Tonight on ''Hard Copy'', [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O._J._Simpson O.J.]] refuses to speak. ''(Shows a clip of a pitcher of orange juice on the witness stand.)'' Part 2 tomorrow.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', Alfred [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGw6bZPxGrA draws Batman a bath.]]
* [[TheAmazingWorldOfGumball Darwin]] claims to be a "Pacifish" in ''"The Ghost"''.
* In the Bond-parody episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', "Tearjerker", Stan's boss [[PatrickStewart Avery Bullock]] meets him in a Japanese restaurant, with both dressed as geishas.
--> '''Bullock''': I thought we could be secret ''Asians''.
--> '''Stan''': A sixteen-hour flight for a bad pun? ...yes. Yes.
* While the entirety of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' episode "This Pun For Hire" is a HurricaneOfPuns, a couple are singled out as particularly bad by Dot:
--> '''HelloNurse''': Why do I always get the [[BuxomIsBetter booby]] [[DoubleEntendre prize]]?
--> '''Dot''': [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar I'm not touching that one]].
** Later:
--> '''HelloNurse''': Stay back! I'm packing a heater!
--> *Her suitcase opens up, revealing a [[VisualPun miniature radiator]]*
--> '''Dot''': [[LittleMissSnarker Can't argue with that one. It's too stupid.]]
* In the TimonandPumbaa episode "Brazil Nuts", a [[BalloonBelly rather fattened Timon]] says "Sheesh! How long could it possibly take to gather a bunch of measly ANTS?? Must be gettin' the uncles, too! Ha!" Timon notices no one heard the pun.
** Later, when Timon and Pumbaa advertise an imaginary fast food chain to Eddie and Ralph (the two snakes who tried to eat them), Timon said, "That's two cans for you and me!" when toucans were shown.
*** Also, the "Horse and Radish" joke.
* Done by Billy in TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy after he splits his nose in half to share with a nasal-mancer, or nose wizard, who was using an enchanted scent to lure all the noses of the city to the shopping mall he inhabited to find a replacement nose after he lost his, which was later found by Mandy but blown up during a inflated nose-balloon chase (ItMakesSenseInContext)
--> '''Billy''': Snot a problem!
-->''(Billy's half of his nose comes alive and smacks him with a steak in annoyance)''
** The steak hitting his face was actually a running gag in the episode as he made two bad jokes earlier:
--> '''Mandy''': Let's try a stakeout.
--> '''Billy''': (moving a steak away from his face) I tried that but it didn't work. (tosses it aside, only for it to fly back and smack his face.)
--> ''(Later)''
--> '''Billy''': Why do ''I'' have to sleep?
--> '''Mandy''': Because, out of the three of us, ''you'' have the nose.
--> '''Billy''': Oh. I ''nose'' that. (steak flies by and hits him again)
* In ''A DuckTales Valentine'', Huey, Dewey and Louie find a chest in a sunken Greek temple. When they wonder what the inscription on the lid is supposed to mean, Launchpad quips "It's Greek to me!" There's an awkward pause, after which Launchpad says defensively "Well, ''somebody'' had to say it."
* At the end of the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' episode "Loyalty to the King", Finn describes exposing the Nice King as just the Ice King with his beard cut off as "a close shave", which earns a groan, a chuckle, and a FacePalm from Jake.

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[[folder:Other]]
* The myriad of FiresignTheatre albums are just chock-full of them.
** From ''Nick Danger, Third Eye''
-->'''Announcer''': ...he crosses Macarthur Park and walks into a great sandstone building!
-->'''Nick Danger''': [thump] Oh, my nose!
* One Advertisement regarding a sale on May 4th for ''StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' has the tagline "May the 4th be with you".
* This old joke contains a sort of meta-pun:
--> A man hears about a pun contest where the writer of the best pun wins a prize. He stays up all night and ends up writing ten puns, hoping that one of them will win, but no pun in ten did.
* About half of all crosswords run on this.
--> "Holy Blackbird?" Ans. Sacredcrow.
--> "English prince before being kissed?" Ans. Londonfrog.
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[[folder: Real Life]]
* The [[http://www.usscreeningsource.com/icup_drug_test.htm iCup]] urinary drug test.
* When British Major-General Napier conquered Sindh in 1847, he supposedly sent a telegram with just one word: "Peccavi". BilingualBonus: This is Latin for "I have sinned" - "I have Sindh".
** This may be a BeamMeUpScotty, as the first written record of it is in the diary of an Edwardian schoolgirl who'd recently learnt that bit of colonial history.
* Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, the team captains on HaveIGotNewsForYou, both adore puns, and will throw out dozens of them at the slightest opportunity. The studio audience often can't decide whether to roar laughing or groan.
* A great deal of commentary on the professional basketball player Jeremy Lin involves [[IncrediblyLamePun Lincredibly Lame Puns]].
* Blood donors card: "A gift from the heart." (Although, technically, the human body manufactures blood in the bone marrow.)
* When newly Communist Cuba threatened to cut off water to the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, the servicemen created their own water supply and, in an act of defiance, dismantled the pipes. Of course a photo of the event appeared with the caption, 'Dismember the Main!' ([[DontExplainTheJoke Explanation of joke]]: [[spoiler:The Spanish-American war was kicked off by the sinking of the ''U.S.S. Maine'', which was harbored in Spanish waters. Later analysis revealed that the ship had not in fact been torpedoed, but had sank of its own accord, but that didn't prevent American warmongers from bellowing "Remember the Maine!".]])
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14th Oct '12 8:51:10 AM mimitchi33
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*** Also, the "Horse and Radish" joke.
14th Oct '12 8:48:23 AM mimitchi33
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* In the manga ShugoChara, Chan, one comic has the Guardian Characters wondering what the prince of flowers (Hana in japanese) looks like, and one of the princes is a nose (Also "hana" in Japanese). Ran says "That's not the right "hana" we're talking about!"

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* In the manga ShugoChara, Chan, one One [[ShugoChara Shugo Chara Chan!]], comic has the Guardian Characters wondering what the prince of flowers (Hana ("hana" in japanese) Japanese) looks like, and one of the princes is a nose (Also "hana" in Japanese). Ran says "That's not the right "hana" we're talking about!"
14th Oct '12 8:47:06 AM mimitchi33
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* In the English dub of episode 7 of MagicalDoremi, when Caitlyn (Poppu in Japanese) has to go to the bathroom, Dorie (Doremi) says "Oh no! Nature's calling, and I must answer. She said "No way! She has to go to the toilet? It's because of the ice cream!" in the Japanese version.

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* In the English dub of episode 7 of MagicalDoremi, when Caitlyn (Poppu in Japanese) has to go to the bathroom, Dorie (Doremi) says "Oh no! Nature's calling, and I must answer.answer!". She said "No way! She has to go to the toilet? It's because of the ice cream!" in the Japanese version.


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* One U.S. Acres comic had Lanolin wear a sign that said [[EndOfSeriesAwareness "The End Is Near"]] and the back of the sign shows her bu-erm, tail.
6th Oct '12 7:49:29 PM sinesofinsanity
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* A few of the puns on Radio/TheDebaters have been bad enough for host Steve Patterson to apologize of behalf of the entire production team.
5th Oct '12 2:20:28 PM DitzyDaffy
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* {{Five Second Films}} is well known for having many pun comments on every video they post, always relating to the video in question. These comments are sometimes featured on their comments of the week videos.

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* {{Five Second Films}} is are well known for having many pun comments on every video they post, always relating to the video in question. These comments are sometimes featured on their comments of the week videos.videos due to how bad some of them really are.
5th Oct '12 2:14:07 PM DitzyDaffy
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* Five Second Films is well known to have many of pun comments on every video they post, always relating to the video in question. These comments are sometimes featured on their comments of the week videos.

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* Five {{Five Second Films Films}} is well known to have for having many of pun comments on every video they post, always relating to the video in question. These comments are sometimes featured on their comments of the week videos.
5th Oct '12 2:11:14 PM DitzyDaffy
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* Five Second Films is well known to have many of pun comments on every video they post, always relating to the video in question. These comments are sometimes featured on their comments of the week videos.
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