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7th Jun '16 2:55:32 PM TheNicestGuy
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* ''Manga/ShirokumaCafe'', at least the anime version, uses visual puns as a OncePerEpisode [[http://polarbearscafe.wikia.com/wiki/Puns gag]]. Polar Bear will misunderstand a word another character says, then rapidly appear in different costumes and scenery that suggest similar-sounding words. The extreme reliance on the Japanese language for these jokes probably means the series will never be dubbed.
-->'''Penguin:''' Seconds, please. ''[Okawari]''\\
''Polar Bear brings sunflowers.''\\
'''Penguin:''' Those would be sunflowers (''himawari'').\\
''Polar Bear returns as a chef with a labeled three-course meal.''\\
'''Penguin:''' That would be the daily special (''higawari'').\\
''Polar Bear returns with an axe and firewood.''\\
'''Penguin:''' That would be splitting logs (''makiwari'').\\
''Blindfolded Polar Bear menaces a watermelon with a stick.''\\
'''Penguin:''' That's splitting a watermelon (''[[SmashingWatermelons suika wari]]''). Seconds, please.
1st Jun '16 10:33:55 PM FordPrefect
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* In ''Disney/SongOfTheSouth'' in it's first musical number, a couple of birds come to hum as backup music. They're "humming" birds.

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* In ''Disney/SongOfTheSouth'' in it's its first musical number, a couple of birds come to hum as backup music. They're "humming" birds.
1st Jun '16 10:31:57 PM FordPrefect
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* French film ''Coco'' is entirely made of gags performed by its main actor (a humorist in life), but there's one glaring instance of a visual pun: Coco's teenage son wants to show his firend the house's "porcherie" (pigsty). Viewers start wondering why a jewish man would keep swine in his house, until it's revealed that it was actually a ''porscherie'' (a room chock-full of Porsche cars!)

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* French film ''Coco'' is entirely made of gags performed by its main actor (a humorist in life), but there's one glaring instance of a visual pun: Coco's teenage son wants to show his firend the house's "porcherie" (pigsty). Viewers start wondering why a jewish Jewish man would keep swine in his house, until it's revealed that it was actually a ''porscherie'' (a room chock-full of Porsche cars!)
1st Jun '16 10:27:47 PM FordPrefect
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*** Earlier in the film, [[ExpoSpeakGag several slender men of middling stature in horse-racing clothes are seen mounted upon dromedaries]]. Those who don't get it is should know that camel jockey is a very derogatory term for a Middle Easterner.

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*** Earlier in the film, [[ExpoSpeakGag several slender men of middling stature in horse-racing clothes are seen mounted upon dromedaries]]. Those who don't get it is should know that camel jockey "camel jockey" is a very derogatory term for a Middle Easterner.
1st Jun '16 10:25:22 PM FordPrefect
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When a phrase which is usually used as a metaphor is instead done, and shown as being performed literally. This can be because TheDitz [[LiteralMinded didn't understand the statement]], or can just be a simple gag. Often considered one of those "old-fashioned" forms of comedy, so its use nowadays rarely does little more than "produce some smiles." (Unless children are watching; they ''love'' this style of humor, and will howl loud and long.) Occasionally this action can be performed literally but without much fanfare, implying what's going on. Can often be combined with a LiteralGenie.

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When a phrase which is usually used as a metaphor is instead done, and shown as being performed literally. This can be because TheDitz [[LiteralMinded didn't understand the statement]], or can just be a simple gag. Often considered one of those "old-fashioned" forms of comedy, so its use nowadays rarely does little more than "produce some smiles." (Unless children are watching; they ''love'' this style of humor, and will howl loud and long.) Occasionally this action can be performed literally but without much fanfare, implying what's going on. Can often be combined with a LiteralGenie.
22nd May '16 12:23:01 PM MyFinalEdits
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*** Possibly also a ShoutOut to ''Film/{{Airplane}}''?
21st May '16 9:29:12 PM LeeM
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*** Possibly also a ShoutOut to ''Film/Airplane''?

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*** Possibly also a ShoutOut to ''Film/Airplane''?''Film/{{Airplane}}''?
21st May '16 9:28:31 PM LeeM
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*** Possibly also a ShoutOut to ''Film/Airplane''?
7th May '16 1:31:52 PM sampacm
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* QuickDraw
4th May '16 11:26:00 AM Eievie
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Common versions include requests to "give me a hand" being met with disembodied hands and quotes of Marc Antony "lend me your ears" ... well ... [[HavingAHeart use your imagination]].

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Common versions include requests to "give me a hand" being met with disembodied hands and quotes of Marc Antony "lend me your ears" ... well ... ears"--well, [[HavingAHeart use your imagination]].



* One Progressive ad involved a pair of representatives from another insurance company claiming to have one of the same services that Progressive does - as soon as they do so, their pants suddenly burst into flames. Also sort of a StealthPun, because no one actually calls out the "liar liar, pants on fire" thing.

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* One Progressive ad involved a pair of representatives from another insurance company claiming to have one of the same services that Progressive does - as does--as soon as they do so, their pants suddenly burst into flames. Also sort of a StealthPun, because no one actually calls out the "liar liar, pants on fire" thing.



** In the UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}} Sprint Cup Series, Farmers' Insurance sponsors Kasey Kahne's #5 Chevrolet. In another University of Farmers commercial, Kahne appears as himself and admires the insurance agents' custom-tailored fire suits. Another guy shows up late.... wearing a black track suit that has flames painted on it. Everyone looks at him with disapproval, and he says, "Ohhh... ''fire'' suit." Kahne then sprays him down with the fire extinguisher.
* Taunton Cider's Red Rock Cider was advertised on British television in the late 1980s and early 1990s with a series of spots paying homage to ''Series/PoliceSquad'', directed by [[Series/{{Blackadder}} John]] [[Series/SpittingImage Lloyd]] and featuring Leslie Nielsen reprising his role as Frank Drebin. Among the many stylistic lifts from ''Police Squad!'', the adverts featured many visual puns (some recycled from ''Police Squad!''). For example, upon entering a pub, Drebin passes a sign reading "Pool" and bumps into a man at a pool table - which turns out to be full of water.

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** In the UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}} Sprint Cup Series, Farmers' Insurance sponsors Kasey Kahne's #5 Chevrolet. In another University of Farmers commercial, Kahne appears as himself and admires the insurance agents' custom-tailored fire suits. Another guy shows up late.... late… wearing a black track suit that has flames painted on it. Everyone looks at him with disapproval, and he says, "Ohhh... "Ohhh… ''fire'' suit." Kahne then sprays him down with the fire extinguisher.
* Taunton Cider's Red Rock Cider was advertised on British television in the late 1980s and early 1990s with a series of spots paying homage to ''Series/PoliceSquad'', directed by [[Series/{{Blackadder}} John]] [[Series/SpittingImage Lloyd]] and featuring Leslie Nielsen reprising his role as Frank Drebin. Among the many stylistic lifts from ''Police Squad!'', the adverts featured many visual puns (some recycled from ''Police Squad!''). For example, upon entering a pub, Drebin passes a sign reading "Pool" and bumps into a man at a pool table - which table--which turns out to be full of water.



* One Honda commercial features a Honda Accord Coupe owner having a doctor examine his heavy and metallic right foot - a stealth pun of the term "lead foot".

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* One Honda commercial features a Honda Accord Coupe owner having a doctor examine his heavy and metallic right foot - a foot--a stealth pun of the term "lead foot".
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