Page Action: Dont Explain The Joke
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What to do with Dont Explain The Joke
, as it's both a pothole magnet, and suffers misuse from those that think any
information given about a joke is explaining it, when the trope is actually explaining what the punchline means.
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+7 (yeas:12 nays:5)
Only clean up the examples and wicks.
+5 (yeas:10 nays:5)
Clean up, and redefine so that it's not only about the punchline.
+5 (yeas:8 nays:3)
Split off the stock joke where the funny part is explaining a normally unfunny joke.
-4 (yeas:2 nays:6)
Rename, clean up examples/wicks, and split off explaining the punchline of a bad joke is the joke itself.
-4 (yeas:0 nays:4)
I would suggest the trope name "Yes, that's the joke, Ted." from the Family Guy episode with Ted Turner insisting on explaining a joke's punchline to Peter, Mr Puterschmit, Bill Gates and Michael Esner. My friends and I have started to use that phrase at each other whenever one of us starts over explaining a joke.
-5 (yeas:9 nays:14)
Rename and clean up examples and wicks.
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Total number of votes: 78