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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."
31st Dec '15 4:55:38 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Community}}'' - in "Comparative Religion", Shirley is peeved at the Dean's promoting a non-denominational 'Winter Holiday'.

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* ''{{Community}}'' ''Series/{{Community}}'' - in "Comparative Religion", Shirley is peeved at the Dean's promoting a non-denominational 'Winter Holiday'.



* On ''Night Court'' Christine gets engaged to the dullest man any of them have met. Then when she dumps him he suddenly "gets" every punchline of every joke and begins laughing hysterically while saying things like "Twenty bucks, same as in town."

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* On ''Night Court'' ''Series/NightCourt'' Christine gets engaged to the dullest man any of them have met. Then when she dumps him he suddenly "gets" every punchline of every joke and begins laughing hysterically while saying things like "Twenty bucks, same as in town."
13th Dec '15 11:39:54 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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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."
4th Dec '15 9:45:41 AM SayaAensland
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* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' story [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/53317/17/no-i-am-not-a-brony-get-me-outta-equestria/td-trolls-the-canterlot-intellectual-elite T.D. Trolls the Canterlot Intellectual Elite]]'' ends with Celestia finally figuring out - after 1543 years - why Luna named said intellectual elite the [[FunWithAcronyms Delegation to the Office of the Royal Knowledge Society]].

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* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' story [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/53317/17/no-i-am-not-a-brony-get-me-outta-equestria/td-trolls-the-canterlot-intellectual-elite net/story/53317/18/no-i-am-not-a-brony-get-me-outta-equestria/td-trolls-the-canterlot-intellectual-elite T.D. Trolls the Canterlot Intellectual Elite]]'' ends with Celestia finally figuring out - after 1543 years - why Luna named said intellectual elite the [[FunWithAcronyms Delegation to the Office of the Royal Knowledge Society]].
12th Oct '15 7:58:11 AM MinisterOfSinister
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* VideoGame/TheLostVikings have a joke of this stripe in ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm''.
-->'''Olaf:''' Hey, you guys remember when we were in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''?\\
'''Erk:''' *sigh* That was just a reference!\\
'''Baelog:''' Yes, Olaf. We're not [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame dwarves]], we're Vikings! Pfft... Except for [[BigGuyLittleGuy Erik]]... *titter* he's a dwarf!\\
'''Erik:''' Ohohoho... you take it back!
29th Aug '15 3:31:02 PM heroedify
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18th May '15 5:27:57 PM nombretomado
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* During one AcademyAwards show, Billy Crystal pretended to read the minds of some of those in attendance. On Creator/SeanConnery he said

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* During one AcademyAwards UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s show, Billy Crystal pretended to read the minds of some of those in attendance. On Creator/SeanConnery he said
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