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10th Aug '17 1:41:53 PM Vir
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' episode "Junkie Business", when Hank hires a drug addict, the junkie picks up the ringing phone responding, "Strickland Propane: Taste the ''Heat'', not the ''Meat''." Hank quickly correct the slogan over the phone and desperately apologizes to the caller. Apparently the slogan is SeriousBusiness, or at least Hank treats it that way.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' episode "Junkie Business", when Hank hires a drug addict, the junkie picks up the ringing phone responding, "Strickland Propane: Taste the ''Heat'', not the ''Meat''." Hank quickly correct the slogan over the phone and desperately apologizes to the caller. Apparently Apparently, the slogan is SeriousBusiness, or at least Hank treats it that way.


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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/Hero108'', a dazed Mighty Ray mixes up his CatchPhrase and it comes out as "I am Mighty Eyeballs! Fear my Ray!".
23rd Jul '17 8:52:18 AM Prfnoff
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* "Lirty Dies" from Music/CapitolSteps has this as the point of the character. He simply delivers a long monologue with at least one spoonerism per sentence. In addition, proper nouns that were spoonerized (i.e. all of them) retain their new name throughout the sketch (For example, after referring to that Madman Saddam as that Sadman Maddam, he called him Maddam the whole routine). Made even more impressive by how most of the spoonerism make more sense than just being silly. He also engages in liberal amounts of GettingCrapPastTheRadar by simply spoonerizing the dirty word. Or alternatively, he uses the technique to add a dirty word--for example, observing that if you're in the back seat of a police car, "there are no dandles on those whores!", or claiming that Monica Lewinsky's book would have the LiteraryAllusionTitle ''[[Literature/ATaleOfTwoCities A Sale of Two Titties]]''.

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* "Lirty Dies" from Music/CapitolSteps has this as the point of the character. He simply delivers a long monologue with at least one spoonerism per sentence. In addition, proper nouns that were spoonerized (i.e. all of them) retain their new name throughout the sketch (For example, after referring to that Madman Saddam as that Sadman Maddam, he called him Maddam the whole routine). Made even more impressive by how most of the spoonerism make more sense than just being silly. He also engages in liberal amounts of GettingCrapPastTheRadar by simply spoonerizing the dirty word. Or alternatively, he uses the technique to add a dirty word--for example, observing that if you're in the back seat of a police car, "there are no dandles on those whores!", or claiming that Monica Lewinsky's book forthcoming memoirs would have the LiteraryAllusionTitle ''[[Literature/ATaleOfTwoCities A Sale of Two Titties]]''.Titties]]'' ("that rook is gonna make her bitch").
23rd Jul '17 8:51:01 AM Prfnoff
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* "Lirty Dies" from Music/CapitolSteps has this as the point of the character. He simply delivers a long monologue with at least one spoonerism per sentence. In addition, proper nouns that were spoonerized (i.e. all of them) retain their new name throughout the sketch (For example, after referring to that Madman Saddam as that Sadman Maddam, he called him Maddam the whole routine). Made even more impressive by how most of the spoonerism make more sense than just being silly. He also engages in liberal amounts of GettingCrapPastTheRadar by simply spoonerizing the dirty word. Or alternatively, he uses the technique to add a dirty word--for example, observing that if you're in the back seat of a police car, "there are no dandles on those whores!"

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* "Lirty Dies" from Music/CapitolSteps has this as the point of the character. He simply delivers a long monologue with at least one spoonerism per sentence. In addition, proper nouns that were spoonerized (i.e. all of them) retain their new name throughout the sketch (For example, after referring to that Madman Saddam as that Sadman Maddam, he called him Maddam the whole routine). Made even more impressive by how most of the spoonerism make more sense than just being silly. He also engages in liberal amounts of GettingCrapPastTheRadar by simply spoonerizing the dirty word. Or alternatively, he uses the technique to add a dirty word--for example, observing that if you're in the back seat of a police car, "there are no dandles on those whores!"whores!", or claiming that Monica Lewinsky's book would have the LiteraryAllusionTitle ''[[Literature/ATaleOfTwoCities A Sale of Two Titties]]''.
12th Jul '17 8:16:36 PM Mdumas43073
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* The Sheriff, in Robert [=McCloskey=]'s children's books ''Homer Price'' and ''Centerburg Tales'', is all about this trope.



* In Robert [=McCloskey=]'s ''Homer Price'' and ''Centerburg Tales'' the town sheriff is prone to this whenever he gets flustered for any reason.
-->'''[[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Sheriff]]:''' And all of you young uns were shootin' up the town with yer Wheatsy-Beatsy Ray Guns! Every time I turned around, an Eatsy-Wheatsy Gay Run anged off in my beer—I mean ear!

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* In Robert [=McCloskey=]'s ''Homer Price'' and ''Centerburg Tales'' Tales'', the town sheriff is prone to this whenever he gets flustered for any reason.
-->'''[[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Sheriff]]:''' And all of you young uns 'uns were shootin' up the town with yer Wheatsy-Beatsy Ray Guns! Every time I turned around, an Eatsy-Wheatsy Gay Run anged off in my beer—I mean ear!
3rd Jul '17 11:13:50 AM waters20
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22nd Jun '17 9:51:34 AM Briguy52748
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* ''Series/TheBradyBunch'': A Season 1 episode, "[[Recap/TheBradyBunchS1E13IsThereADoctorInTheHouse Is There a Doctor In the House]]," has Carol frantically trying to explain to Mike a mixup with two family doctors who separately had made house calls for their children, Peter and Jan, and in the process mixes up Peter's name with the name of the boys' doctor, Dr. Porter. [[note]](Robert Reed, who played Mike, was likely holding it in as he was taping this scene; he was known to hate the show's script writing and was especially critical of writing techniques such as Spoonerisms, which he rarely if ever found funny. According to multiple reports by both co-star Barry Williams and series co-producer Lloyd Schwartz, was already sending meticulous memorandums to Paramount Studios and ABC criticizing the show's writing and direction.)[[/note]]

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* ''Series/TheBradyBunch'': A Season 1 episode, "[[Recap/TheBradyBunchS1E13IsThereADoctorInTheHouse Is There a Doctor In the House]]," has Carol frantically trying to explain to Mike a mixup with two family doctors who separately had made house calls for their children, Peter and Jan, and in the process gets [[TongueTwister tongue-tied]] and mixes up Peter's name with the name of the boys' doctor, Dr. Porter. [[note]](Robert Reed, who played Mike, was likely holding it in as he was taping this scene; he was known to hate the show's script writing and was especially critical of writing techniques such as Spoonerisms, which he rarely if ever found funny. According to multiple reports by both co-star Barry Williams and series co-producer Lloyd Schwartz, was already sending meticulous memorandums to Paramount Studios and ABC criticizing the show's writing and direction.)[[/note]]
22nd Jun '17 4:46:48 AM Gimere
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* Terry Foy (or is it Ferry Toy?) spoonerised certain Tairy Fales--I mean, ''Fairy Tales,'' for hilarious results. One example: "Loldigocks was ''falking'' through the ''worest.''" Sound that out in your mind.

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* Terry Foy (or is it Ferry (Ferry Toy?) spoonerised certain Tairy Fales--I mean, Fales--er, ''Fairy Tales,'' for hilarious results. One example: "Loldigocks was ''falking'' through the ''worest.''" Sound that out in your mind.



* ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'' artist Al Jaffee did a couple of articles called "Mad Switcheroos" that had some nutty examples as jokes, and to make them funnier, left the punch line blank for the reader to figure out. (The illustration helped.) For example:

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* ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'' artist Al Jaffee did a couple of articles called "Mad Switcheroos" that had some nutty examples as jokes, and to make them funnier, [[StealthPun left the punch line blank for the reader to figure out.out]]. (The illustration helped.) For example:



** Played with in the game "Change Letter", which often leads the cast to talk about Wayne Brady's fig futt.

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** Played with in the game "Change Letter", which often leads lead the cast to talk about things like Wayne Brady's fig futt."fig futt".
21st Jun '17 8:53:06 AM Briguy52748
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* ''Series/TheBradyBunch'': A Season 1 episode, "[[Recap/TheBradyBunchS1E13IsThereADoctorInTheHouse Is There a Doctor In the House]]," has Carol frantically trying to explain to Mike a mixup with two family doctors who separately had made house calls for their children, Peter and Jan, and in the process mixes up Peter's name with the name of the boys' doctor, Dr. Porter.

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* ''Series/TheBradyBunch'': A Season 1 episode, "[[Recap/TheBradyBunchS1E13IsThereADoctorInTheHouse Is There a Doctor In the House]]," has Carol frantically trying to explain to Mike a mixup with two family doctors who separately had made house calls for their children, Peter and Jan, and in the process mixes up Peter's name with the name of the boys' doctor, Dr. Porter. [[note]](Robert Reed, who played Mike, was likely holding it in as he was taping this scene; he was known to hate the show's script writing and was especially critical of writing techniques such as Spoonerisms, which he rarely if ever found funny. According to multiple reports by both co-star Barry Williams and series co-producer Lloyd Schwartz, was already sending meticulous memorandums to Paramount Studios and ABC criticizing the show's writing and direction.)[[/note]]
21st Jun '17 8:48:46 AM Briguy52748
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* ''Series/TheBradyBunch'': A Season 1 episode, "[[Recap/TheBradyBunchS1E13IsThereADoctorInTheHouse Is There a Doctor In the House]]," has Carol frantically trying to explain to Mike a mixup with two family doctors who separately had made house calls for their children, Peter and Jan, and in the process mixes up Peter's name with the name of the boys' doctor, Dr. Porter.
15th Jun '17 8:30:27 PM jtierney50
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** According to [[Creator/LinManuelMiranda Min Lanuel-Liranda]], spoonerisms are a favorite joke of his (regardless of how funny ''other'' people find them), and when he realized that "fits of passion" and "pits of fashion" both worked in the English language, he worked backwards to find a place in ''Hamilton'' to put them, resulting in the above line.

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** According to [[Creator/LinManuelMiranda Min Lanuel-Liranda]], Min-Lanuel Liranda]], spoonerisms are a favorite joke of his (regardless of how funny ''other'' people find them), and when he realized that "fits of passion" and "pits of fashion" both worked in the English language, he worked backwards to find a place in ''Hamilton'' to put them, resulting in the above line.
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