History Main / StealthPun

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

[[/index]] [[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]]
19th Mar '15 11:20:33 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* 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".
19th Mar '15 11:11:12 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]] * In 2014, Superestrella ASH and Lord William de la Vega won WWC's tag team title belts. ''Film/EvilDead'' fans couldn't resist.[[/folder]]
19th Oct '14 8:16:02 PM Pastykake
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# It's an incredibly lame pun 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 incredibly lame pun IncrediblyLamePun and is only remotely funny [[LateToThePunchline when realized later]]; using it in story in-story would grind everything to a halt.

The form can range a bit from a "fill in the blank" stand up style jokes to cases where the plot and setting form a pun that you only realise when you try to summarise the situation later. If you're on the Internet, expect someone to respond "[[MemeticMutation I see what you did there]]".
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The form can range a bit from a "fill in the blank" stand up style stand-up-style jokes to cases where the plot and setting form a pun that you only realise when you try to summarise the situation later. If you're on the Internet, expect someone to respond with, "[[MemeticMutation I see what you did there]]".
12th Jul '14 5:18:42 AM eroock
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# The pun is a form of foreshadowing, and the audience won't get the joke until later. (It's probably also a spoiler.)
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# The pun is a form of foreshadowing, {{Foreshadowing}}, and the audience won't get the joke until later. (It's probably also a spoiler.)
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