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27th Sep '16 5:45:36 AM Jeduthun
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Sometimes it takes a long time for a character to get a joke. Missed in-jokes and ParentalBonus can mean someone gets the joke much later. Or perhaps the character is just slow of mind. At the time the character [[NoSenseOfHumor may not even realize it was a joke.]]

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Sometimes it takes a long time for a character to get a joke. Missed in-jokes [[InJoke in-jokes]], {{Stealth Pun}}s, and ParentalBonus can mean someone gets the joke much later. Or perhaps the character is just slow of mind. At the time the character [[NoSenseOfHumor may not even realize it was a joke.]]
3rd Sep '16 6:16:08 AM PaulA
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* In the ''Fanfic/SorrowfulAndImmaculateHearts'' story "AUX", Franchise/WonderWoman is bemused when Flash and Green Lantern make a double entendre about balls. Four pages and several changes of topic later, she suddenly announces, "Testicles! They were making a joke about testicles. I always forget about those."
26th Jul '16 4:24:31 PM nombretomado
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* ''ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace'': Arthur doesn't get [[http://arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/0746.htm this gag]] until the next strip.

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* ''ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace'': ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace'': Arthur doesn't get [[http://arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/0746.htm this gag]] until the next strip.
7th Jun '16 3:16:27 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[Film/SavingPrivateRyan FUBAR.]] Fucked up beyond all recognition. FUBAR. Got it! - quite a lead-up to the final fight scene where they all are most likely going to die...

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* [[Film/SavingPrivateRyan FUBAR.]] ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan'': FUBAR. Fucked up beyond all recognition. FUBAR. Got it! - quite a lead-up to the final fight scene where they all are most likely going to die...
7th Jun '16 3:08:12 PM Morgenthaler
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* During episode 15 of Creator/RoosterTeeth's ''LetsPlay VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'', Michael tells Ray to stop making KungFu noises when the latter found a Kung Fu picture in front of Ryan's house. 13 episodes later, Michael ''finally'' finds the Kung Fu picture and realizes why Ray had done that so long ago.

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* During episode 15 of Creator/RoosterTeeth's ''LetsPlay VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'', Michael tells Ray to stop making KungFu Kung Fu noises when the latter found a Kung Fu picture in front of Ryan's house. 13 episodes later, Michael ''finally'' finds the Kung Fu picture and realizes why Ray had done that so long ago.
29th May '16 1:55:25 PM Gamermaster
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* The narration of ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry'' mentions that it took Hikari a while to realize what Asuka meant by "You're watching our pet, we'll watch yours!" ([=PenPen=] and Toji respectively). To be fair, she was in something of a daze after having given her boyfriend a goodbye kiss in full view of all her friends.
9th Mar '16 2:54:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode "[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S08E22OverdrawnAtTheMemoryBank Overdrawn at the Memory Bank]]", Mike made an incredibly lame joke about the '20s-style gangsters being kicked out of MenWithoutHats. The actual joke was that Servo completely misses the point, and asks Mike to clarify the punchline ("Because the brims on their hats would keep them from reading the music?"). A few minutes after finally dropping it, Servo blurts out, "Oh, because they're wearing hats!"

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* In the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode "[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S08E22OverdrawnAtTheMemoryBank Overdrawn at the Memory Bank]]", Mike made an incredibly lame joke about the '20s-style gangsters being kicked out of MenWithoutHats.Music/MenWithoutHats. The actual joke was that Servo completely misses the point, and asks Mike to clarify the punchline ("Because the brims on their hats would keep them from reading the music?"). A few minutes after finally dropping it, Servo blurts out, "Oh, because they're wearing hats!"
7th Mar '16 1:54:11 PM margdean56
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* Referred to as a "icebox laugh" in ''Picasso at the Lapin Agile'' (i.e., something that you laugh at when FridgeLogic kicks in) and brought up in relation to an intentionally nonsensical joke about e-shaped pies. Gaston gets the joke while in the bathroom, most likely by, as Einstein puts it, "[[{{Pun}} process of elimination]]."

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* Referred to as a an "icebox laugh" in ''Picasso at the Lapin Agile'' (i.e., something that you laugh at when FridgeLogic kicks in) and brought up in relation to an intentionally nonsensical joke about e-shaped pies. Gaston gets the joke while in the bathroom, most likely by, as Einstein puts it, "[[{{Pun}} process of elimination]]."
7th Mar '16 1:51:39 PM margdean56
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* A similar joke to the one above is a popular old-school Chilean joke about an Animal Kingdom ruled by a tortoise. One day, a lion, a hippo and a zebra were being prosecuted for a crime and the trial was to tell a joke to the king and if they make him laugh they'll be safe, but if the fail, they will killed. So the lion told a hilarious joke, everyone laughed but the king remained silent. Executed. Then the hippo told a joke that was even better, everyone in the court was crying and suffering extreme side pain -For laughing to hard- but the king didn't react. Executed. Then the zebra told an incredibly lame joke, it was so bad that the room stayed quiet, but the tortoise was laughing out loud and writhing in joy. "Oh my god, oh my god, the lion's joke is the best thing ever".

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* A similar joke to the one above is a popular old-school Chilean joke about an Animal Kingdom ruled by a tortoise. One day, a lion, a hippo and a zebra were being prosecuted for a crime and crime; the trial was to tell a joke to the king and if they make him laugh they'll be safe, but if the they fail, they will be killed. So the lion told a hilarious joke, everyone laughed but the king remained silent. Executed. Then the hippo told a joke that was even better, everyone in the court was crying and suffering extreme side pain -For pain--from laughing to hard- but too hard--but the king didn't react. Executed. Then the zebra told an incredibly lame joke, it was so bad that the room stayed quiet, but the tortoise was laughing out loud and writhing in joy. "Oh my god, oh my god, the lion's joke is the best thing ever".
7th Mar '16 1:27:57 PM margdean56
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* One ComicBook/AchilleTalon gag goes like this: his neighbor tells him a hilarious joke at which Talon doesn't (initially) laugh at all because he hasn't understood what's funny. It bothers him for hours in his daily activities. And then, the next day as he's walking in the street, he tilts and starts to laugh like mad except that he bursted into laughing precisely when he crossed path with a very ugly man with a button on his big nose, who takes it for himself, knocks Talon down and leaves while shouting: "SOME PEOPLE JUST LAUGH ''TOO'' EASILY."

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* One ComicBook/AchilleTalon gag goes like this: his neighbor tells him a hilarious joke at which Talon doesn't (initially) laugh at all because he hasn't understood what's funny. It bothers him for hours in his daily activities. And then, the next day as he's walking in down the street, he tilts and starts to laugh like mad except that he bursted bursts into laughing laughter precisely when he crossed path crosses paths with a very ugly man with a button pimple on his big nose, who takes it for himself, personally, knocks Talon down and leaves while shouting: "SOME PEOPLE JUST LAUGH ''TOO'' EASILY."
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