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21st Jun '17 6:40:35 AM jormis29
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* The ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'' episode "Epilogue" used one to do a ShoutOut to another cartoon. Remember the Royal Flush Gang in that episode? Now, remember how one of them was a samurai, complete with Kabuki samurai costume? That's the Jack of the gang. And to make the pun more obvious, when he lost his powers, his real form closely resembled ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' voice actor, Creator/PhilLaMarr. Also, Ten had prehensile cornrows and resembled Bo Derek (from the movie ''10''), Queen reverted to a large ''man'' after the group lost their powers (i.e. he was a drag queen), and King resembled M.O.D.O.K. (a character created by Jack "The King Of Comics" Kirby).

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* The ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'' episode "Epilogue" used one to do a ShoutOut to another cartoon. Remember the Royal Flush Gang in that episode? Now, remember how one of them was a samurai, complete with Kabuki samurai costume? That's the Jack of the gang. And to make the pun more obvious, when he lost his powers, his real form closely resembled ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' voice actor, Creator/PhilLaMarr. Also, Ten had prehensile cornrows and resembled Bo Derek Creator/BoDerek (from the movie ''10''), ''Film/{{Ten}}''), Queen reverted to a large ''man'' after the group lost their powers (i.e. he was a drag queen), and King resembled M.O.D.O.K. (a character created by Jack "The King Of Comics" Kirby).
16th Jun '17 10:57:49 AM nombretomado
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* [[Music/TheWho Roger Daltrey's]] {{Tommy}} Reborn Tour is accompanied by an animation projected onto a screen behind the band. We start with an ovum being fertilized by a sperm, which then turns into a red, white and blue ball, which is then dropped into the eye of a bird, representing Tommy Walker's conception. After Captain Walker goes off to war, various stylized images of a battle field including the Bird!Tommy carrying a Thompson Submachine gun in its feet are seen. That is to say, it has a Tommy gun.

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* [[Music/TheWho Roger Daltrey's]] {{Tommy}} Music/{{Tommy}} Reborn Tour is accompanied by an animation projected onto a screen behind the band. We start with an ovum being fertilized by a sperm, which then turns into a red, white and blue ball, which is then dropped into the eye of a bird, representing Tommy Walker's conception. After Captain Walker goes off to war, various stylized images of a battle field including the Bird!Tommy carrying a Thompson Submachine gun in its feet are seen. That is to say, it has a Tommy gun.
16th Jun '17 5:58:24 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Jon Snow, the Bastard of Winterfell wields a bastard sword.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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Jon Snow, the Bastard of Winterfell Winterfell, wields a bastard sword.sword.
** The Bastard's Girls are literally Ramsay's bitches.
9th Jun '17 4:57:15 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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** Yes! Switching to Geico will give you [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhEc_NZhEzo a smaller bill!]]
8th Jun '17 7:17:22 AM StFan
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[[folder:Card Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}}'' is rife with these. For example, the card "Steal a Level", where the card's effect is that you steal a level, as in the gaming term, from an opposing player. The ''illustration'' is someone stealing a ''level'', as in the tool.
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'':
** The symbol for Phyrexia sets greatly resembles [[spoiler: the Greek letter Phi. As in, Phi-rexian]].
** Look at the illustration for Bronze Calendar. [[spoiler:It's a bronze ''colander''.]]
** The Revised Edition game manual included Richard Garfield's account of the creation of the game. He mentions that the pre-release version used placeholder art for the cards, including a few of these. For example, "Heal" was a photograph of someone's foot, while "Power Sink" showed ComicStrip/{{Calvin|AndHobbes}} sitting in a toilet, "because what ''is'' a toilet except a power sink?"
** [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=205068 Foresee]] depicts a [[ExtraEyes four-eyed woman]].
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* In ''Disney/SongOfTheSouth'' in its first musical number, a couple of birds come to hum as backup music. They're "humming" birds.

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* In ''Disney/SongOfTheSouth'' ''Film/SongOfTheSouth'' in its first musical number, a couple of birds come to hum as backup music. They're "humming" birds.



-->'''Waiter:''' There's a queue outside for the alphabet soup.
-->'''Chef:''' Bring them in!
-->''(waiter brings gigantic Q over)''
-->'''Chef:''' Oh, jolly good. ''(puts it in a saucepan -- music starts)'' Ah! It was a Q for a song!
* Series/ElChapulinColorado saying that there is nothing wrong with wearing glasses, because even him needs them. He takes out a pair of glasses with a plug and when asked what were those: ''"My contact lenses."''
** Later he was seen reading the paper with them, and actually plugged in.

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-->'''Waiter:''' There's a queue outside for the alphabet soup.
-->'''Chef:'''
soup.\\
'''Chef:'''
Bring them in!
-->''(waiter
in!\\
''[waiter
brings gigantic Q over)''
-->'''Chef:'''
over]''\\
''Chef:'''
Oh, jolly good. ''(puts ''[puts it in a saucepan -- music starts)'' starts]'' Ah! It was a Q for a song!
* Series/ElChapulinColorado ''Series/ElChapulinColorado'': El Chapulin saying that there is nothing wrong with wearing glasses, because even him needs them. He takes out a pair of glasses with a plug and when asked what were those: ''"My contact lenses."''
**
"'' Later he was seen reading the paper with them, and actually plugged in.



* ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' is fond of using visual puns in its title cards (the ones that introduce new locations). One scene set in Boston had the letter S throwing the letter T and throwing it into the harbor.

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* ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' ''Series/Warehouse13'' is fond of using visual puns in its title cards (the ones that introduce new locations). One scene set in Boston had the letter S throwing the letter T and throwing it into the harbor.



* [[Series/DieSendungMitDerMaus Die Maus]] had a fitting one for their Tür-Öffner ("Door Opener", i.e. open house) Special 2016, enacting a German phrase "Mit der Tür ins Haus fallen" ("to go like a bull at a gate"). They played even more with it: literally the door would belong to the house, but the hostess stumbled with an (unhinged) door onto a toy model of a house.

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* [[Series/DieSendungMitDerMaus ''[[Series/DieSendungMitDerMaus Die Maus]] Maus]]'' had a fitting one for their Tür-Öffner ("Door Opener", i.e. open house) Special 2016, enacting a German phrase "Mit der Tür ins Haus fallen" ("to go like a bull at a gate"). They played even more with it: literally the door would belong to the house, but the hostess stumbled with an (unhinged) door onto a toy model of a house.



--> '''Clare:''' Phineas, what are you doing?
--> '''Phineas:''' I'm wiping the floor with him!

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--> '''Clare:''' -->'''Clare:''' Phineas, what are you doing?
-->
doing?\\
'''Phineas:''' I'm wiping the floor with him!



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[[folder: Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}}'' is rife with these. For example, the card "Steal A Level", where the card's effect is that you steal a level, as in the gaming term, from an opposing player. The ''illustration'' is someone stealing a ''level'', as in the tool.
* In ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'':
** The symbol for Phyrexia sets greatly resembles [[spoiler: the Greek letter Phi. As in, Phi-rexian]].
** Look at the illustration for Bronze Calendar. [[spoiler:It's a bronze ''colander''.]]
** The Revised Edition game manual included Richard Garfield's account of the creation of the game. He mentions that the pre-release version used placeholder art for the cards, including a few of these. For example, "Heal" was a photograph of someone's foot, while "Power Sink" showed ComicStrip/{{Calvin|AndHobbes}} sitting in a toilet, "because what ''is'' a toilet except a power sink?"
** [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=205068 Foresee]] depicts a [[ExtraEyes four-eyed woman]].

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[[folder: Tabletop Games]]
[[folder:Software]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}}'' is rife Beta versions of Windows 7 had a wallpaper with these. For example, the card "Steal A Level", where the card's effect a fish (a betta to be exact) blowing 7 bubbles. This is that you steal a level, as in the gaming term, from an opposing player. The ''illustration'' is someone stealing a ''level'', as in the tool.
* In ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'':
** The symbol for Phyrexia sets greatly resembles [[spoiler: the Greek letter Phi. As in, Phi-rexian]].
** Look at the illustration for Bronze Calendar. [[spoiler:It's a bronze ''colander''.]]
** The Revised Edition game manual included Richard Garfield's account
pun on Windows '''7 beta'''. This wallpaper also sneaked its way into some of the creation of the game. He mentions that the pre-release version final versions as well.
** This same fish was
used placeholder art for the cards, including a few Consumer Preview edition of these. For example, "Heal" was Windows 8. The bubbles here form the number 8, as a photograph of someone's foot, while "Power Sink" showed ComicStrip/{{Calvin|AndHobbes}} sitting pun on Windows '''8 beta'''.
* Also
in windows, the button to close an open window is a toilet, "because what ''is'' a toilet except a power sink?"
** [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=205068 Foresee]] depicts a [[ExtraEyes four-eyed woman]].
red button with an "X" in the middle. So to close the window, you have to "X"-it.



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* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', Teddie's Persona is named after Kintoki-Douji, a mythological figure who carried a tomahawk. Teddie's Persona carries a Tomahawk missile.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', ''VideoGame/Persona4'', Teddie's Persona is named after Kintoki-Douji, a mythological figure who carried a tomahawk. Teddie's Persona carries a Tomahawk missile.



-->Tim: They're gone, huh? I didn't even know you had a vagus nerve!
-->(Moby reveals a Las Vegas slot machine in his compartment)
-->Tim: [[LampshadeHanging And that is quite possibly the worst joke we've ever done.]]
* ''WebVideo/HowToKillAMockingbird'' uses a pickle to represent [[Literature/ToKillAMockingbird Dill]].

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-->Tim: -->'''Tim:''' They're gone, huh? I didn't even know you had a vagus nerve!
-->(Moby
nerve!\\
''[Moby
reveals a Las Vegas slot machine in his compartment)
-->Tim:
compartment]''\\
'''Tim:'''
[[LampshadeHanging And that is quite possibly the worst joke we've ever done.]]
* ''WebVideo/HowToKillAMockingbird'' ''WebAnimation/HowToKillAMockingbird'' uses a pickle to represent [[Literature/ToKillAMockingbird Dill]].



[[folder: Computers]]
* Beta versions of Windows 7 had a wallpaper with a fish (a betta to be exact) blowing 7 bubbles. This is a pun on Windows '''7 beta'''. This wallpaper also sneaked its way into some of the final versions as well.
** This same fish was used for the Consumer Preview edition of Windows 8. The bubbles here form the number 8, as a pun on Windows '''8 beta'''.
* Also in windows, the button to close an open window is a red button with an "X" in the middle. So to close the window, you have to "X"-it.
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16th May '17 8:28:16 AM MikeK
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* In Film/DancerInTheDark, Selma is seen lying on birch logs (during the musical number "Scatterheart"). Selma is played by Icelandic singer {{Music/Bjork}}, and in Swedish, Icelandic, and Faroese, "Björk" means "birch".

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* In Film/DancerInTheDark, ''Film/DancerInTheDark'', Selma is seen lying on birch logs (during the musical number "Scatterheart"). Selma is played by Icelandic singer {{Music/Bjork}}, and in Swedish, Icelandic, and Faroese, "Björk" means "birch".
16th May '17 8:26:43 AM MikeK
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* In Film/DancerInTheDark, Selma is seen lying on birch logs (during the musical number "Scatterheart"). Selma is played by Icelandic singer {{Music/Bjork}}, and in Swedish, Icelandic, and Faroese, "Björk" means "birch".
13th May '17 5:05:53 PM nombretomado
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* In the web animation ''WebAnimation/StarCrafts'' based on {{Starcraft}}, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHnAnbNkLhM the Terrans dress up for Halloween]]. Guess which unit dresses up as a ghost?

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* In the web animation ''WebAnimation/StarCrafts'' based on {{Starcraft}}, ''VideoGame/StarCraft'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHnAnbNkLhM the Terrans dress up for Halloween]]. Guess which unit dresses up as a ghost?
10th May '17 8:40:21 PM akaun6899
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** In "Lisa the Vegetarian", after being laughed out of Homer's barbecue by offering a meatless alternative, Lisa pouts in her room that they don't have to rub their eating meat in her face. Guess what flies through her window and lands on her face?

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** In "Lisa the Vegetarian", after being laughed out of Homer's barbecue by offering a meatless alternative, Lisa pouts in her room that they don't have to rub their eating meat in her face. Guess what flies through her window and lands on her face?where it lands.
30th Apr '17 10:47:54 AM NotSoBadassLongcoat
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* The poster for the eponymous ''Film/TheRunaways'' biopic features a cherry with a lit fuse instead of a stem - a reference to the band's hit "Cherry Bomb".
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