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8th Apr '16 7:59:21 AM ironballs16
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* Similarly, in the Creator/JamesFranco roast Andy Samberg did unfunny jokes that were either lame or wound up attacking himself more than the target, complimenting the dais while claiming he was brutally roasting them. The audience laughed, but the comedians were nearly passing out.

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* Similarly, in the Creator/JamesFranco roast roast, Andy Samberg [[https://youtu.be/J7Cc4F7Ayno did unfunny jokes that were either lame or wound up attacking himself more than the target, target]], complimenting the dais while claiming he was brutally roasting them. The audience laughed, but the comedians were nearly passing out.
19th Mar '16 11:55:29 AM AtticusOmundson
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-->''"Mr. Ramone!"''

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-->''"Mr. Ramone!"''Ramon!"''
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* Carlos on ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus'' would constantly crack horrible jokes that were always followed by a groan and exasperated "Carlos!" from the rest of his classmates.
** One episode featuring the characters' parents shows that his father does the same thing.
-->''"Mr. Ramone!"''
28th Feb '16 12:36:18 AM mlsmithca
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** Speaking of Dad Jokes, a popular meme from ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' is having Rick tell Carl terrible jokes. Said jokes range from [[DudeNotFunny inappropriate]] to [[CrossesTheLineTwice downright offensive]]. One thing is certain, though: if it's meme-ified, there are some who find it funny. {{YMMV}}.

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** Speaking of Dad Jokes, a * A popular meme from ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' is having Rick tell Carl terrible jokes. Said jokes range from [[DudeNotFunny inappropriate]] to [[CrossesTheLineTwice downright offensive]]. One thing is certain, though: if it's meme-ified, there are some who find it funny. {{YMMV}}.
27th Feb '16 8:43:54 PM The_Last_Brickman
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** Speaking of Dad Jokes, a popular meme from ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' is having Rick tell Carl terrible jokes. Said jokes range from [[DudeNotFunny inappropriate]] to [[CrossesTheLineTwice downright offensive]]. One thing is certain, though: if it's meme-ified, there are some who find it funny. YourMileageMayVary.

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** Speaking of Dad Jokes, a popular meme from ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' is having Rick tell Carl terrible jokes. Said jokes range from [[DudeNotFunny inappropriate]] to [[CrossesTheLineTwice downright offensive]]. One thing is certain, though: if it's meme-ified, there are some who find it funny. YourMileageMayVary.{{YMMV}}.
27th Feb '16 8:43:16 PM The_Last_Brickman
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** Speaking of Dad Jokes, a popular meme from ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' is having Rick tell Carl terrible jokes. Said jokes range from [[DudeNotFunny inappropriate]] to [[CrossesTheLineTwice downright offensive]]. One thing is certain, though: if it's meme-ified, there are some who find it funny. YourMileageMayVary.
20th Feb '16 2:11:05 AM Doug86
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* A sketch from ''ABitOfFryAndLaurie'' has a "blooper reel" of an Open University broadcast where a professor says .567359 when he meant .567395 - he, his camera man, and the presenter of the clip all treat this as both screamingly funny and horrendously embarrassing.

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* A sketch from ''ABitOfFryAndLaurie'' ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie'' has a "blooper reel" of an Open University broadcast where a professor says .567359 when he meant .567395 - he, his camera man, and the presenter of the clip all treat this as both screamingly funny and horrendously embarrassing.
17th Feb '16 12:50:19 PM AlexXD94
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* British {{YouTube}}r ''LetsPlay/{{Tear of Grace}}'''s SignatureStyle involves, among many other things, a tendency for bad jokes, so many in fact that they actually become funny.
30th Jan '16 8:53:43 PM Angeldeb82
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Closely related to (and often a component of) SoBadItsGood. Often related to CannotTellAJoke. Not to be confused with TheComicallySerious (formerly known as "TheUnfunny"). Sort of like CrossesTheLineTwice, [[DisSimile only with (lack of) humor instead of offensiveness]].

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Closely related to (and often a component of) SoBadItsGood. Often related to CannotTellAJoke. Not to be confused with TheComicallySerious (formerly known as "TheUnfunny"). Sort of like CrossesTheLineTwice, [[DisSimile [[{{Dissimile}} only with (lack of) humor instead of offensiveness]].



* King Kai from ''Manga/DragonBallZ'' IS this trope. Not one of his jokes is legitimately funny, and that's the joke. One joke in the English dub of Kai, however ("They should call him SLOW-KU!") is VERY funny if you read it as a dig at the original DBZ's notoriously slow pace.

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* King Kai from ''Manga/DragonBallZ'' ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' IS this trope. Not one of his jokes is legitimately funny, and that's the joke. One joke in the English dub of Kai, however ("They should call him SLOW-KU!") is VERY funny if you read it as a dig at the original DBZ's notoriously slow pace.



* Almost all of the humor in ''{{Film/North}}'' is this (if it isn't DudeNotFunny), with [[IncrediblyLamePun Incredibly Lame Puns]] such as, "Your honor, the defense rests! (spoken when the defendants are literally in a coma)" or "The only barren spot on this island... is [my wife] Mrs. Ho."

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* Almost all of the humor in ''{{Film/North}}'' is this (if it isn't DudeNotFunny), with [[IncrediblyLamePun Incredibly Lame Puns]] bad {{Pun}}s such as, "Your honor, the defense rests! (spoken when the defendants are literally in a coma)" or "The only barren spot on this island... is [my wife] Mrs. Ho."



* On ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' Ted seems to enjoy {{Incredibly Lame Pun}}s, explaining that [[DontExplainTheJoke it's because they're so bad that they're funny]]. Much of the group's "wit" is this, as well.

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* On ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' Ted seems to enjoy {{Incredibly Lame Pun}}s, bad {{Pun}}s, explaining that [[DontExplainTheJoke it's because they're so bad that they're funny]]. Much of the group's "wit" is this, as well.



* ''Series/GarthMarenghisDarkplace'' turns this, and TheyPlottedAPerfectlyGoodWaste in general, into an art form.

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* ''Series/GarthMarenghisDarkplace'' turns this, and TheyPlottedAPerfectlyGoodWaste IntendedAudienceReaction in general, into an art form.



* Most of Michael Scott's jokes in the U.S version of ''[[Series/TheOfficeUS The Office]]'' are either this, CringeComedy, or both.

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* Most of Michael Scott's jokes in the U.S version of ''[[Series/TheOfficeUS The Office]]'' ''Series/{{The Office|US}}'' are either this, CringeComedy, or both.



* Robbie Ray's puns on HannahMontana, a fact which is usually [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Miley or Jackson.
* This is what Doctor Blake Down does on ChildrensHospital. Despite being a PatchAdams expy, he is completely unfunny, cannot tell a joke and his entrance is often accompanied to the screams of terrified children. And it's hilarious.

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* Robbie Ray's puns on HannahMontana, Series/HannahMontana, a fact which is usually [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] {{lampshade|Hanging}}d by Miley or Jackson.
* This is what Doctor Blake Down does on ChildrensHospital. Series/ChildrensHospital. Despite being a PatchAdams Film/PatchAdams expy, he is completely unfunny, cannot tell a joke and his entrance is often accompanied to the screams of terrified children. And it's hilarious.



'''Blake Downs:''' There once was a man from Nantucket, [[DontExplainTheJoke whose penis was so abnormally large he could hold it in his mouth.]] (pause) Wow, nothing.

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'''Blake Downs:''' There once was a man from Nantucket, [[DontExplainTheJoke whose penis was so abnormally large he could hold it in his mouth.]] mouth]]. (pause) Wow, nothing.



* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' has Angel, [[TheStoic of all people]], crack a joke like this in "Earshot", saying he's [[IncrediblyLamePun "dying to get rid of immortality."]]

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' has Angel, [[TheStoic of all people]], crack a joke like this in "Earshot", saying he's [[IncrediblyLamePun [[JustForPun "dying to get rid of immortality."]]immortality"]].



* On ''BritainsGotTalent'', "comedian" Gatis Kandis delivered such [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a75Vbb8hsKw&t=1m21s a spectacularly bad performance]] that the judges found it hilarious-- and, since comedy is supposed to make you laugh, they voted him through. SimonCowell described him as "the funniest unfunniest comedian I've ever heard."

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* On ''BritainsGotTalent'', ''Series/BritainsGotTalent'', "comedian" Gatis Kandis delivered such [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a75Vbb8hsKw&t=1m21s a spectacularly bad performance]] that the judges found it hilarious-- and, since comedy is supposed to make you laugh, they voted him through. SimonCowell Creator/SimonCowell described him as "the funniest unfunniest comedian I've ever heard."



* Most of Michael Caesar's jokes in ''TheBoondocks'' comic fit this trope.

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* Most of Michael Caesar's jokes in ''TheBoondocks'' ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks'' comic fit this trope.



* [[Creator/NormMacDonald Norm [=MacDonald=]]]'s earned this reputation during TheRoast of Bob Saget. In reaction to the other hosts, many of whom relied on sheer vulgarity to stand apart, Norm's bit consisted of nothing but squeaky-clean, outdated jokes. The audience didn't like it, but all the comedians there were ''dying''.
-->'''Norm:''' There are times when Bob has something on his mind...when he wears a hat! [[DontExplainTheJoke No thoughts, just a hat]].\\

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* [[Creator/NormMacDonald Norm [=MacDonald=]]]'s Creator/NormMacDonald's earned this reputation during TheRoast of Bob Saget. In reaction to the other hosts, many of whom relied on sheer vulgarity to stand apart, Norm's bit consisted of nothing but squeaky-clean, outdated jokes. The audience didn't like it, but all the comedians there were ''dying''.
-->'''Norm:''' There are times when Bob has something on his mind...when he wears a hat! [[DontExplainTheJoke No thoughts, just a hat]].\\hat.]]\\



** Mitch [[InvokedTrope invoked]] this trope in one of his [=CDs=]. After telling a terrible joke, he informed the audience that he was going to take a sound clip of them laughing at one of his better jokes and insert it at the end of the bad joke, so that people would be wondering what was wrong with the audience.

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** Mitch [[InvokedTrope invoked]] {{invoked|Trope}} this trope in one of his [=CDs=]. After telling a terrible joke, he informed the audience that he was going to take a sound clip of them laughing at one of his better jokes and insert it at the end of the bad joke, so that people would be wondering what was wrong with the audience.



** His take on the [[MontyPython Four Yorkshiremen]] skit probably counts as well, deriving some of its humour value from how the three comedians (Izzard, Vic Reeves and Harry Enfield) have clearly seen the skit a million times and can quote it verbatim, and therefore improvise and/or ham up every line to spice things up a bit, plus having a straight man (Creator/AlanRickman) who had never seen it before and was simply pushed on-stage with a script.

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** His take on the [[MontyPython [[Creator/MontyPython Four Yorkshiremen]] skit probably counts as well, deriving some of its humour value from how the three comedians (Izzard, Vic Reeves and Harry Enfield) have clearly seen the skit a million times and can quote it verbatim, and therefore improvise and/or ham up every line to spice things up a bit, plus having a straight man (Creator/AlanRickman) who had never seen it before and was simply pushed on-stage with a script.



* Harry in ''Theatre/{{The Time of Your Life}}'' wants to be a great comedian, but nobody laughs at his comic monologues.

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* Harry in ''Theatre/{{The Time of Your Life}}'' ''Theatre/TheTimeOfYourLife'' wants to be a great comedian, but nobody laughs at his comic monologues.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}: Episode 1'', Alyx notices Combine soldiers infected by headcrabs and quips "Hmmm. A Combine zombie. That's, that's like a...ah...a Zombine! Right? Heh... Zombine, get it?" however, she quickly realizes the joke isn't funny. (Still, the name stuck, so a point in her favor.)

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}: ''VideoGame/HalfLife2: Episode 1'', Alyx notices Combine soldiers infected by headcrabs and quips "Hmmm. A Combine zombie. That's, that's like a...ah...a Zombine! Right? Heh... Zombine, get it?" however, she quickly realizes the joke isn't funny. (Still, the name stuck, so a point in her favor.)



* [[CloudCuckooLander Kotomi]] from ''VisualNovel/{{CLANNAD}}'''s attempts at comedy invariably end up as this. At first we have Tomoya trying to train her into being a [[BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine Tsukkomi]] when she is Boke right down to her very core, but even when she just tries to tell a normal joke it ends up very old at best and totally inexplicable at worst. Her idea of a knock-out gag? Pointing at her elbow and saying 'it bends here.'
* ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' has Dr. Shrunk, whose entire shtick is that he's a pyschiatrist/stand-up comedian who's not very funny. In a few of his jokes in ''City Folk'' and ''New Leaf'', he [[SelfDeprecation acknowledges that folks tend not to laugh at his jokes.]]

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* [[CloudCuckooLander [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Kotomi]] from ''VisualNovel/{{CLANNAD}}'''s attempts at comedy invariably end up as this. At first we have Tomoya trying to train her into being a [[BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine Tsukkomi]] when she is Boke right down to her very core, but even when she just tries to tell a normal joke it ends up very old at best and totally inexplicable at worst. Her idea of a knock-out gag? Pointing at her elbow and saying 'it bends here.'
* ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' has Dr. Shrunk, whose entire shtick is that he's a pyschiatrist/stand-up comedian who's not very funny. In a few of his jokes in ''City Folk'' and ''New Leaf'', he [[SelfDeprecation acknowledges that folks tend not to laugh at his jokes.]]jokes]].



* A good portion of ''Webcomic/CyanideAndHappiness'' intentionally stems from this. This typically will entail having the last few panels [[OverlyLongGag contain little to no content aside from the joke sinking in.]]

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* A good portion of ''Webcomic/CyanideAndHappiness'' intentionally stems from this. This typically will entail having the last few panels [[OverlyLongGag contain little to no content aside from the joke sinking in.]]in]].



* Constantly invoked in ''WebVideo/ThirdRateGamer''. In the ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'' "review", he suggested that Shy Guys should've been called "Crap Guys". [[ToiletHumor He even put a picture of a turd on the Shy Guy and added a fart noise]].

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* Constantly invoked in ''WebVideo/ThirdRateGamer''. In the ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'' "review", he suggested that Shy Guys should've been called "Crap Guys". [[ToiletHumor He even put a picture of a turd on the Shy Guy and added a fart noise]].noise.]]



** Characters telling jokes to a live audience regularly have their unfunny jokes met with [[LampshadeHanging a completely silent room except for a man coughing in the back.]]

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** Characters telling jokes to a live audience regularly have their unfunny jokes met with [[LampshadeHanging a completely silent room except for a man coughing in the back.]]back]].



--->'''Marge:''' [[PostMortemOneLiner Now that's what I call]] ''[[PostMortemOneLiner break-neck]]'' [[PostMortemOneLiner speed]].

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--->'''Marge:''' [[PostMortemOneLiner [[BondOneLiner Now that's what I call]] ''[[PostMortemOneLiner ''[[BondOneLiner break-neck]]'' [[PostMortemOneLiner speed]].[[BondOneLiner speed.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarepants'' often has this, especially in the earlier episodes. The real king is this gem:
-->"Why couldn't the 11-year old go to the pirate movie? It was rated ''[[IncrediblyLamePun Aaaarrrrrgh]]''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarepants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' often has this, especially in the earlier episodes. The real king is this gem:
-->"Why couldn't the 11-year old go to the pirate movie? It was rated ''[[IncrediblyLamePun ''[[{{Pun}} Aaaarrrrrgh]]''."



* Most {{Incredibly Lame Pun}}s

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* Most {{Incredibly Lame Pun}}s{{Pun}}s



* In Chile this is known as "The different humor". It's really hard to pull it off but sometimes it works. ''Series/TreintaYUnMinutos'' use this on occasion, sometimes [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by the characters. Musician/Comedian Felo made an entire career out of this.

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* In Chile this is known as "The different humor". It's really hard to pull it off but sometimes it works. ''Series/TreintaYUnMinutos'' use this on occasion, sometimes [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] {{lampshade|Hanging}}d by the characters. Musician/Comedian Felo made an entire career out of this.
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--->'''Marge:''' Now that's what I call ''break-neck'' speed.

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--->'''Marge:''' [[PostMortemOneLiner Now that's what I call ''break-neck'' speed.call]] ''[[PostMortemOneLiner break-neck]]'' [[PostMortemOneLiner speed]].
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