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11th Jun '16 12:08:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ThePhantomTollbooth'' is one of these. There's a "watchdog" called Tock who is a dog with a clock in his abdomen. In the city of Dictionopolis people literally "eat their words" off plates, and for dessert they have half-baked ideas (like "The moon is made of green cheese"), fresh from the half-bakery. People literally jump to an island called Conclusions. There's even a cart that "goes without saying" -- as soon as the passengers were all quite silent, it starts moving. And so on and so forth.

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* ''ThePhantomTollbooth'' ''Literature/ThePhantomTollbooth'' is one of these. There's a "watchdog" called Tock who is a dog with a clock in his abdomen. In the city of Dictionopolis people literally "eat their words" off plates, and for dessert they have half-baked ideas (like "The moon is made of green cheese"), fresh from the half-bakery. People literally jump to an island called Conclusions. There's even a cart that "goes without saying" -- as soon as the passengers were all quite silent, it starts moving. And so on and so forth.



* In-universe example: In addition to the puns that litter their ordinary dialogue, the regulars at [[CallahansCrosstimeSaloon Callahan's]] hold regular Punday Night competitions and tell [[ShaggyDogStory shaggy dog stories]] where the punchlines are ''truly'' horrible. Jake, the series' {{Narrator}}, states that the highest compliment one can pay to a pun is to hold one's nose and run screaming into the night.

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* ''Literature/CallahansCrosstimeSaloon'': In-universe example: In addition to the puns that litter their ordinary dialogue, the regulars at [[CallahansCrosstimeSaloon Callahan's]] Callahan's hold regular Punday Night competitions and tell [[ShaggyDogStory shaggy dog stories]] where the punchlines are ''truly'' horrible. Jake, the series' {{Narrator}}, states that the highest compliment one can pay to a pun is to hold one's nose and run screaming into the night.



* PeterDavid is quite the master of pun-play...which he took UpToEleven for ''SirAproposOfNothing''. Yes, starting with the main character's name.

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* PeterDavid Creator/PeterDavid is quite the master of pun-play...which he took UpToEleven for ''SirAproposOfNothing''.''Literature/SirAproposOfNothing''. Yes, starting with the main character's name.
6th May '16 2:37:00 PM MisterApple
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LetsPlay/{{Chuggaaconroy}}'s [[LetsPlay Let's Plays]] are full of these, Chugga being the PungeonMaster he is.

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LetsPlay/{{Chuggaaconroy}}'s *LetsPlay/{{Chuggaaconroy}}'s [[LetsPlay Let's Plays]] are full of these, Chugga being the PungeonMaster he is.
6th May '16 2:34:51 PM MisterApple
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LetsPlay/{{Chuggaaconroy}}'s [[LetsPlay Let's Plays]] are full of these, Chugga being the PungeonMaster he is.
3rd May '16 8:21:14 AM Galle
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* ''Literature/{{Unsong}}'' is set in a universe where ThereAreNoCoincidences - not even in language. One side effect of this is thst puns are absolutely vital to the study of FunctionalMagic.

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* ''Literature/{{Unsong}}'' is set in a universe where ThereAreNoCoincidences - not even in language. One side effect of this is thst that puns are absolutely vital to the study of FunctionalMagic.
29th Apr '16 10:32:50 AM Galle
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* ''Literature/{{Unsong}}'' is set in a universe where ThereAreNoCoincidences - not even in language. One side effect of this is thst puns are absolutely vital to the study of FunctionalMagic.
11th Mar '16 8:28:01 PM Kartoonkid95
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* Almost every episode of ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' used puns, especially in the cartoon shorts but often in the main story as well. Like Mickey saying he had to stop at the bank because he was "overdrawn" and two sketches saying, "He's lucky! We're not done yet!"

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* Almost every episode of ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' used puns, especially in the cartoon shorts but often in the main story as well. Like Mickey saying he had to stop at the bank because he was "overdrawn" and two sketches guests, who are still pencil tests, saying, "He's lucky! We're not done yet!"
7th Feb '16 3:45:36 AM Andyroid
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* ''ThePhantomTollbooth'' is one of these. There's a "watchdog" called Tock who is a dog with a clock in his abdomen. In the city of Dictionopolis people literally "eat their words" off plates. People literally jump to an island called Conclusions. There's even a car that "goes without saying" -- as soon as the passengers were all quite silent, it starts moving. And so on and so forth.

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* ''ThePhantomTollbooth'' is one of these. There's a "watchdog" called Tock who is a dog with a clock in his abdomen. In the city of Dictionopolis people literally "eat their words" off plates.plates, and for dessert they have half-baked ideas (like "The moon is made of green cheese"), fresh from the half-bakery. People literally jump to an island called Conclusions. There's even a car cart that "goes without saying" -- as soon as the passengers were all quite silent, it starts moving. And so on and so forth.
2nd Feb '16 5:18:45 PM Ithirahad
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This work is drowning in puns. The characters are dropping them left and right, and often the narrator (if there is one) will get in on the action, too. Worlds of Pun generally capitalize on a quirky brand of humor, with the puns as an integral feature of the work's appeal.

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This work is drowning in puns. The characters are dropping them left and right, and often the narrator (if there is one) will get in on the action, too. Worlds of Pun generally capitalize on a quirky brand of humor, with the puns as an integral integral, [[IncrediblyLamePun pundamental]] feature of the work's appeal.
16th Jan '16 12:07:25 AM Anddrix
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** The name of the countries Djelibeybi and Hersheba. Terry Pratchett's realization that American audiences weren't getting the Djelibeybi pun (because Jelly Babies are hard to get in the US) inspired the creation of nearby Hersheba, which unfortunately most audiences ''in general'' aren't getting.[[labelnote:explanation]]If you've heard of the candy, the Djelibeybi pun is criminally easy to get, due to it being mentally pronounced the same way, ''[[ViewersAreMorons and]]'' {{lampshade|Hanging}}d when we're told Djelibeybi literally means "Child of the Djel." Hersheba is not as easy due to variations in pronunciation (it only sounds like the candy if you drop your Rs), the fact that it doesn't have a lampshade, and it's really only mentioned in passing rather than having a book devoted to it. There's also the pronunciation problem: in three-syllable words, the emphasis is on the second, thus 'her-SHE-buh'. [[/labelnote]]

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** The name of the countries Djelibeybi and Hersheba. Terry Pratchett's realization that American audiences weren't getting the Djelibeybi pun (because Jelly Babies are hard to get in the US) inspired the creation of nearby Hersheba, which unfortunately most audiences ''in general'' aren't getting.[[labelnote:explanation]]If you've heard of the candy, the Djelibeybi pun is criminally easy to get, due to it being mentally pronounced the same way, ''[[ViewersAreMorons and]]'' ''and'' {{lampshade|Hanging}}d when we're told Djelibeybi literally means "Child of the Djel." Hersheba is not as easy due to variations in pronunciation (it only sounds like the candy if you drop your Rs), the fact that it doesn't have a lampshade, and it's really only mentioned in passing rather than having a book devoted to it. There's also the pronunciation problem: in three-syllable words, the emphasis is on the second, thus 'her-SHE-buh'. [[/labelnote]]
4th Jan '16 2:06:45 PM nombretomado
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* Too many to go into, but during the early years of ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}, Scott Adams was really, ''really'' into puns (very little office humor was involved, Dilbert was ostensibly an engineer just to provide a context for nerd-jokes and nerdy jokes).
* PearlsBeforeSwine: The Sunday strips, especially, which are often nothing more than elaborate setups for atrocious puns, like [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2013/05/26#.UoAlwYXCWGY this one]]. The final panel often has the characters [[LamePunReaction confronting]] the [[BreakingTheFourthWall cartoonist, Stephan Pastis]].

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* Too many to go into, but during the early years of ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}, ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'', Scott Adams was really, ''really'' into puns (very little office humor was involved, Dilbert was ostensibly an engineer just to provide a context for nerd-jokes and nerdy jokes).
* PearlsBeforeSwine: ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'': The Sunday strips, especially, which are often nothing more than elaborate setups for atrocious puns, like [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2013/05/26#.UoAlwYXCWGY this one]]. The final panel often has the characters [[LamePunReaction confronting]] the [[BreakingTheFourthWall cartoonist, Stephan Pastis]].
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