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13th Feb '17 10:11:47 AM BradyLady
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* Ray delivers one in ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog''. "Den he say, Dat a ugly fish, yeah."



* From ''Series/TheKidsInTheHall'': We come in at the punchline of a joke told by a man committing one faux pas after another at a party: “...Well, if that’s your canary, who’s your ''wife?''” When, even after repeating the punchline, the other man reacts with a blank stare, the man proceeds to sarcastically ask if the other man is deaf--which it turns out he is.

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* From ''Series/TheKidsInTheHall'': We come in at the punchline of a joke told by a man committing one faux pas after another at a party: “...Well, if that’s that’s your canary, who’s your ''wife?''” When, even after repeating the punchline, the other man reacts with a blank stare, the man proceeds to sarcastically ask if the other man is deaf--which it turns out he is.
26th Jan '17 8:33:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* In a cutscene from the Terran campaign of the game ''StarCraft'', a formation of Wraiths is attacking space platforms over Tarsonis. It starts out with an orphaned punchline.

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* In a cutscene from the Terran campaign of the game ''StarCraft'', ''VideoGame/StarCraft'', a formation of Wraiths is attacking space platforms over Tarsonis. It starts out with an orphaned punchline.
17th Jan '17 3:16:31 PM Lawyerdude
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*** In a flashback of Barney's sexual conquests, there's a brief shot of Madeline Albright, Bill Clinton's Secretary of State, and in another episode Barney begins an anecdote with the phrase, "So I say to her, ''Madeline''". As far as the other "she"... well Condoleeza Rice and Hillary Clinton were also Secretary of State. Take your pick.
9th Jan '17 6:07:12 PM nombretomado
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* LeslieNielsen said in an [[http://www.empireonline.com/interviews/interview.asp?IID=1127 interview]] with ''Empire'' magazine that he doesn't remember the setup of his favorite joke, but the punchline is "It's not a bagpipe, lassie, but keep blowin'!"

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* LeslieNielsen Creator/LeslieNielsen said in an [[http://www.empireonline.com/interviews/interview.asp?IID=1127 interview]] with ''Empire'' magazine that he doesn't remember the setup of his favorite joke, but the punchline is "It's not a bagpipe, lassie, but keep blowin'!"
8th Dec '16 3:13:48 PM Narsil
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** Letterman has had such top ten lists as "top ten punchlines to dirty Scottish jokes" (''"Aye, but it took me a fortnight to get out the thistles!"'')

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** Letterman has had such top ten lists as "top ten punchlines to dirty Scottish jokes" (''"Aye, but it (''"It took me a fortnight to get out the thistles!"'')
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 gasped… 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 gasped… 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.
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