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22nd Nov '16 10:51:54 AM ladyofthelibrary
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* The punchline "... that's no kindergardner, that's my wife!" was a running gag on ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}''.



* We got some interesting characterization out of this in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}''. The episode had two separate shorts. The first opened with [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Principal Prickly]] delivering the punchline, "...and so I said, 'That's no kindergartner, that's my ''wife''!'," to great reception among his peers. The second short opens with his opposite number, [[TheHero TJ,]] delivering the same punchline to his own peers and getting a similar reception. NotSoDifferent indeed.

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* We * The punchline "... that's no kindergartner, that's my wife!" was a running gag on ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}''; we even got some interesting characterization out of this it in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}''.episode. The episode had two separate shorts. The first opened with [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Principal Prickly]] delivering the punchline, "...and so I said, 'That's no kindergartner, that's my ''wife''!'," punchline to great reception among his peers. The second short opens with his opposite number, [[TheHero TJ,]] delivering the same punchline to his own peers and getting a similar reception. NotSoDifferent indeed.



-->"A chilly April moning, 1980, disco was on the way out, and it was just beginning to dawn on everyone how ridiculous they looked in their...so it was either go up the fire escape or lose the pants altogether...I said, John, it's great, I love the tune, but the words! 'All you need is a Philips-Head screwdriver'? It just doesn't really ring true, now does it?...It seemed there was no way we could get through the entire petting zoo...and well, haha, and he was...and that was when I saw the way down, I saw Ted standing on the handles of the swing...so anyways there I was, four hours from the nearest dental supplies store, oh, there you are, Perry, and what a burglar I gaspedů so I learned that it was too late, we were already headed off for Southampton, and that is the story of how I caught the Big Mouth Ramón."

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-->"A chilly April moning, morning, 1980, disco was on the way out, and it was just beginning to dawn on everyone how ridiculous they looked in their...so it was either go up the fire escape or lose the pants altogether...I said, John, it's great, I love the tune, but the words! 'All you need is a Philips-Head screwdriver'? It just doesn't really ring true, now does it?...It seemed there was no way we could get through the entire petting zoo...and well, haha, ha, ha, and he was...and that was when I saw the way down, I saw Ted standing on the handles of the swing...so anyways there I was, four hours from the nearest dental supplies store, oh, there you are, Perry, and what a burglar I gaspedů so I learned that it was too late, we were already headed off for Southampton, and that is the story of how I caught the Big Mouth Ramón."
18th Nov '16 9:40:18 PM MagnusForce
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-->'''Heloise''': And the head was all like 'blaaahh'. You have to remember its tongue was cut out. (she and Jimmy burst into laughter)
4th Nov '16 9:00:54 PM DustSnitch
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* The sixth episode of ''WebVideo/DontHugMeImScared'' has Red Guy tuning into a conversation three other Red Guys are having at a nearby table.
-->'''Red Guy''': --but I was like, "Yeah, that's not even the same bucket!" ''(laughing)''
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29th Oct '16 10:50:51 AM Jeduthun
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An advantage of this over actually telling the joke is that the writer's sense of humor may not match with the viewers, leading to a different reading of the joke, when it's easier to just suggest it. It also functions as a form of GettingCrapPastTheRadar, hinting at {{filth}} in works that would never allow it. The punchlines or setups are often from actual jokes (usually dirty or obscure ones), so there are several stock punchlines you hear. Alternatively they're intended to be as weird as possible, leaving the audience wondering what the setup/punchline could possibly be -- in most of these cases, the setup/punchline never existed in the first place.

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An advantage of this over actually telling the joke is that the writer's sense of humor may not match with the viewers, leading to a different reading of the joke, when it's easier to just suggest it. It also functions as a form of GettingCrapPastTheRadar, hinting at {{filth}} in works that would never allow it. The punchlines or setups are often from actual jokes (usually dirty or obscure ones), so there are several stock punchlines you hear. Alternatively they're intended to be [[WordSaladHumor as weird as possible, possible]], leaving the audience wondering what the setup/punchline could possibly be -- in most of these cases, the setup/punchline never existed in the first place.
29th Oct '16 9:31:12 AM nombretomado
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* ''[[TheGoonShow The Goons]]'' would often use the punchlines of filthy jokes learned during their Army service. This allowed fairly nasty gags to [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar get past]] the stoic BBC censors.

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* ''[[TheGoonShow ''[[Radio/TheGoonShow The Goons]]'' would often use the punchlines of filthy jokes learned during their Army service. This allowed fairly nasty gags to [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar get past]] the stoic BBC censors.
22nd Oct '16 12:18:54 AM BackgroundGuy
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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' did this a few times through Starfire. In "Final Exam", Starfire enters the show by ending a discussion with Robin about how to achieve faster-than-light travel. Technically, this was the series' first episode, making it her first line on the show overall. Then in the beginning of the ''New Teen Titans'' short "Burp", she has the opening line, "...and that is what happened right before the Big Bang." It seems Starfire knows quite a lot about the secrets of the universe, but the show just won't let us hear them!
13th Oct '16 2:23:00 PM dsneybuf
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* In ''Theatre/Hamilton'', WordOfGod confirms that Laurens's "All right, all right, that's what I'm talking about" at the beginning of "Satisfied" was "the punchline to a dirty joke you never got to hear"

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* In ''Theatre/Hamilton'', ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'', WordOfGod confirms that Laurens's "All right, all right, that's what I'm talking about" at the beginning of "Satisfied" was "the punchline to a dirty joke you never got to hear"
9th Oct '16 1:42:08 AM erforce
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** "...[[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean then]] [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2004/11/27/8-bit-chronicles-3-of-3/ they made me their chief.]]"

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** "...[[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl then]] [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2004/11/27/8-bit-chronicles-3-of-3/ they made me their chief.]]"
28th Sep '16 6:15:48 AM ClatoLawa
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** Let's just say it's not the kind of joke you'd tell ''in front of your wife, your twelve-year-old son, your boss, and his wife'', and leave it at that. [[spoiler: It involves a Japanese prostitute and implied anal sex...]]

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** Let's just say it's not the kind of joke you'd tell ''in front of your wife, your twelve-year-old son, your boss, a prospective customer, and his wife'', and leave it at that. [[spoiler: It involves a Japanese prostitute and implied anal sex...]]
28th Sep '16 6:13:06 AM ClatoLawa
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* From ''Fanfic/PowersOfInvisibility'', courtesy of Rose: "And that's how I finally got Alix to admit that bunnies are the cutest." It's mentioned elsewhere than the argument was about [[CavemenVsAstronautsDebate the cuteness of puppies vs bunnies]], and lasted over an hour.
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