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27th Sep '16 2:06:43 PM Jeduthun
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The writers put in a joke (almost always a pun), but never make or put in a PunchLine or explicit statement, hiding it in the set up of the joke. Some percentage of the audience will "get" the joke, but the rest will know it was there and be going, "What? Why didn't you say it?" There can be several reasons.

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The writers put in a joke (almost always a pun), but never make or put in a PunchLine or explicit statement, [[OrphanedSetup hiding it in the set up of the joke.joke]]. Some percentage of the audience will "get" the joke, but the rest will know it was there and be going, "What? Why didn't you say it?" There can be several reasons.



Compare VisualPun, another form of subtle punning and SubvertedPunchline, for when the audience ''thinks'' they know what's coming. See DontExplainTheJoke for the complete opposite.

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Compare VisualPun, another form of subtle punning and SubvertedPunchline, for when the audience ''thinks'' they know what's coming. See DontExplainTheJoke for the complete opposite.
opposite. SisterTrope of OrphanedSetup.
5th Aug '16 5:52:37 AM Willbyr
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5th Aug '16 5:52:17 AM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:350:Ahhhh...a long rest just can't be {{Beat}}.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Ahhhh...a long rest just can't be {{Beat}}.{{beat}}.]]


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23rd Mar '16 10:06:50 AM Morgenthaler
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# It's an IncrediblyLamePun and is only remotely funny [[LateToThePunchline when realized later]]; using it in-story would grind everything to a halt.

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# It's an IncrediblyLamePun and is only remotely funny [[LateToThePunchline when realized later]]; using it in-story would grind everything to a halt.
24th Jan '16 7:34:04 AM Jeduthun
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The writers put in a joke (almost always a pun), but never make or put in a punch line or explicit statement, hiding it in the set up of the joke. Some percentage of the audience will "get" the joke, but the rest will know it was there and be going, "What? Why didn't you say it?" There can be several reasons.

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The writers put in a joke (almost always a pun), but never make or put in a punch line PunchLine or explicit statement, hiding it in the set up of the joke. Some percentage of the audience will "get" the joke, but the rest will know it was there and be going, "What? Why didn't you say it?" There can be several reasons.
4th Dec '15 2:25:15 AM Gimere
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# It's [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar naughty]] and not appropriate for this timeslot, in which case this serves the same purpose as a LastSecondWordSwap.

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# It's [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar naughty]] and or otherwise not appropriate for this timeslot, in which case this serves the same purpose as a LastSecondWordSwap.



# Or simply because they're being clever, or trying to.

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# Or simply because they're being clever, or at least trying to.
4th Dec '15 2:21:08 AM Gimere
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* StealthPun/ProfessionalWrestling



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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Cindy Rogers is from Hartford Connecticut, [[Wrestling/BretHart which explains many of her preferences.]]
* When Wrestling/MickFoley entered the 2012 Royal Rumble, Wrestling/JerryLawler said it wasn't a {{cheap pop}}, but a real pop.
* The Young Bucks's Wrestling/BulletClub theme is called "Double Barrel".
* In 2014, "Los Templarios" Superestrella ASH and Lord William de la Vega won WWC's tag team title belts. ''Franchise/EvilDead'' fans couldn't resist.[[/folder]]
1st Jun '15 5:29:04 PM Bisected8
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Compare VisualPun, another form of subtle punning. See DontExplainTheJoke for the complete opposite.

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Compare VisualPun, another form of subtle punning.punning and SubvertedPunchline, for when the audience ''thinks'' they know what's coming. See DontExplainTheJoke for the complete opposite.
31st Mar '15 3:17:27 AM erforce
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* In 2014, "Los Templarios" Superestrella ASH and Lord William de la Vega won WWC's tag team title belts. ''Film/EvilDead'' fans couldn't resist.[[/folder]]

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* In 2014, "Los Templarios" Superestrella ASH and Lord William de la Vega won WWC's tag team title belts. ''Film/EvilDead'' ''Franchise/EvilDead'' fans couldn't resist.[[/folder]]
20th Mar '15 10:38:29 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* In 2014, Superestrella ASH and Lord William de la Vega won WWC's tag team title belts. ''Film/EvilDead'' fans couldn't resist.[[/folder]]

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* In 2014, "Los Templarios" Superestrella ASH and Lord William de la Vega won WWC's tag team title belts. ''Film/EvilDead'' fans couldn't resist.[[/folder]]
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