DiscardedYKTTW Don't Explain That It's a Joke YKTTW Discussion
|Don't Explain That It's a Joke|
Motion To Discard Tropeworthy?
A Sub-Trope of Don't Explain the Joke, wherein the teller of a failed joke follows up with some variation of "That was a joke." Differs from I Was Just Joking in that an integral part of I Was Just Joking is that the listener takes it completely seriously. Here however, it's simply not funny. Up for Grabs.