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26th Jun '16 11:00:47 AM shokoshu
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* In "Stop me if you heard this" by Jim Holt, about joke history and philosophy, he claims "Kalamazoo", the town in Michigan, as worlds only one-word-joke (arguing that the "z" phoneme is the most funny in English language).
3rd Jun '16 4:05:54 PM pinkdalek
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** "The Ark in Space" has a funny bit where the Doctor uses the phrase "witty little knitter".
** "Pyramids of Mars" makes the Doctor say, "I shall mingle with the mummies but I shan't linger".
** The story "The Brain of Morbius" places weird emphasis on a scene where the Doctor is listing volcanoes, ending with a close-up of his face as he says the word 'Popocatepetl'. The only reason this scene ''could'' have been emphasised is for the sheer pleasure of hearing Creator/TomBaker with his famous VoiceOfDramatic say the word 'Popocatepetl'.

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** During the Fourth Doctor era, Robert Holmes would often give the Doctor funny-sounding phrases to say, because Creator/TomBaker had a [[VoiceOfDramatic rich, melodramatic voice]] that Holmes found amusing. See:
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"The Ark in Space" has a funny bit where the Doctor uses the phrase Space": "witty little knitter".
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knitter", and a whole scene where the Doctor has to repeatedly chant the word "green" (a word which Baker pronounces strangely).
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"Pyramids of Mars" makes the Doctor say, Mars": "I shall mingle with the mummies but I shan't linger".
** The story *** "The Brain of Morbius" places weird emphasis on a scene where the Doctor is listing volcanoes, ending with a close-up of his face as he says the word 'Popocatepetl'. The only reason this scene ''could'' have been emphasised is for the sheer pleasure of hearing Creator/TomBaker with his famous VoiceOfDramatic say the word 'Popocatepetl'.
23rd May '16 6:45:14 PM eowynjedi
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* An episode of the ''Johnny Carson Show'' parodied ''Series/{{Dragnet}}'' using the 'k-sound' principle by having Johnny describe [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRfuTTd09vo the caper of the copper clappers]] to Jack Webb.
9th May '16 3:24:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* One episode of MostExtremeEliminationChallenge has Kenny finding the word "Astronaut" to be one ("Ass-tronaut")
* MockTheWeek has "Showaddywaddy"
* ''MenBehavingBadly'' creator Simon Nye thinks this about the words "shed" and "cheese", and took every opportunity to use them in unusual ways in the show.

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* One episode of MostExtremeEliminationChallenge Series/MostExtremeEliminationChallenge has Kenny finding the word "Astronaut" to be one ("Ass-tronaut")
* MockTheWeek Series/MockTheWeek has "Showaddywaddy"
* ''MenBehavingBadly'' ''Series/MenBehavingBadly'' creator Simon Nye thinks this about the words "shed" and "cheese", and took every opportunity to use them in unusual ways in the show.
7th May '16 1:24:35 PM nombretomado
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* Discussed in ''GilmoreGirls'': "Oy, with the poodles already!".
* ''WhoseLineIsItAnyway'':

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* Discussed in ''GilmoreGirls'': ''Series/GilmoreGirls'': "Oy, with the poodles already!".
* ''WhoseLineIsItAnyway'':''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'':
3rd May '16 10:03:20 PM Blazer
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* In a game of ''Trivial Pursuit'', four members of Creator/AchievementHunter - Jack Patillo, Jeremy Dooley, Creator/MichaelJones and Creator/GavinFree - found the name of the Egyptian god Ptah funny, mostly because it was so out there.
6th Apr '16 3:15:50 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Abu Dhabi, hence its abuse in ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' comics. Jim Davis has also said he's a sucker for anything with a "k" sound. "Cabbage? Funny. Lettuce? Not funny." This line has also been said in a strip and in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends''.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'':
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Abu Dhabi, hence its abuse in ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' the comics. Jim Davis has also said he's a sucker for anything with a "k" sound. "Cabbage? Funny. Lettuce? Not funny." This line has also been said in a strip and in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends''.''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends''.
** Also, Garfield likes take-out Chinese food (like egg-foo-young and moo-goo-gai-pan) because "it's as much fun to say as it is to eat".


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** Schulz has also claimed he personally likes the music of Brahms better than that of Beethoven, but made the latter Schroder's idol because "Beethoven" is a funnier word.
22nd Mar '16 8:08:26 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* From 1990: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ET8QzgFo5zg Pfister.]] "The pfabulous pfaucet with the pfunny name."
19th Mar '16 7:33:21 AM Hossmeister
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18th Mar '16 5:54:25 AM Willbyr
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