Created By: Onitatsu on December 14, 2012 Last Edited By: StarSword on February 12, 2013

Gag Beard

Beard and facial hair used for humour

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The use of beards and facial hair, especially if big or unusual, for gags. This commonly involves said overly long beard getting stuck to something, grabbed by someone or being stepped on.


Examples:

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  • In One Piece's SBS page some fan jokes about Whitebeard's iconic moustache, speculating about it being either a frisbee or a banana container.
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  • In The Fellowship of the Ring, Gimli is grabbed by the beard by Boromir to while in Moria to stop him from going over a cliff.
  • Father Andrei from Love and Death. His beard is so long that it lies on the floor like a carpet, and Sonja accidentally steps on it.
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  • The Simpsons: During a Teachers Strike Jasper (an old man with a big beard) substitute-teaches a class and gets his beard stuck in the pencil sharpener.
  • Family Guy: Peter decides to grow a beard like Grizzly Adams and a bird builds a nest in it.
  • In one Astérix movie, the Romans drink a fake magic potion and their beards and hair grow to ludicrous lengths. Humorous examples include a dog taking a sip and turning into a literal fur ball and when Asterix actually pull the villain's beard repeatedly.
  • Merlin in The Sword in the Stone. His beard is the focus of a Running Gag involving it getting stuck in various objects (doors, a model airplane propeller, etc.).
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Community Feedback Replies: 24
  • December 14, 2012
    StarSword
    Literature:
    • Elminster's Daughter has Mystra's disembodied voice complain that nobody seems to want to hit on her anymore since she became a goddess (It Makes Sense In Context). Elminster opens his mouth and a wind blows his beard into his face, with an accompanying "shaddap" from Mystra.

    Also, wasn't there a nursery rhyme or something that had a guy with birds nesting in his beard?
  • December 15, 2012
    randomsurfer
    • The Simpsons: During a Teachers Strike Jasper (an old man with a big beard) substitute-teaches a class and gets his beard stuck in the pencil sharpener.
    • Family Guy: Peter decides to grow a beard like Grizzly Adams and a bird builds a nest in it.
  • December 21, 2012
    DracMonster
  • December 21, 2012
    Duncan
    The classic camping song "Daddy's Whiskers": [1]
    I have a dear old Daddy for whom I daily pray.
    He has a set of whiskers that's always in the way.
  • December 22, 2012
    Chabal2
    • Tintin: The bizarre pills taken by the Thom(p)sons in Black Gold cause them to grow body-length beards and hair that keeps changing color and grows back nearly as soon as it's cut. In Destination Moon, they dangle through the hatches and get attacked by Snowy.
      • Captain Haddock's Seadog Beard is set on fire at one point. A pirate once causes the captain to lose sleep with a single question: Does he sleep with his beard under or over the covers?
  • December 22, 2012
    splodeyhead
    In the Legend of zelda: Oracle of ages manga, Baby Link grabs his grandfather's beard and ties it in a knot, are there other examples involving babies playing with beards?
  • December 22, 2012
    StarSword
    I'm thinking this maybe oughta be called Beard Gag rather than Gag Beard, as it's more about gags involving beards.
  • December 22, 2012
    justanotherrandomlurker
    Live Action TV
    • I Love Lucy: Lucy glues a false beard to her face to get Ricky to shave his mustache off... only to find that the glue she used requires a special removal formula, which is no longer made.
  • December 23, 2012
    Onitatsu
    ^^ Can also be Beard used for humor, just as we have Gag Nose, Gag Boobs and Gag Penis, which all revolves around humour (mainly). Right?
  • December 23, 2012
    Chabal2
    One of the Spy's items in Team Fortress 2 is a false beard with an obvious camera in it.
  • December 23, 2012
    StarSword
    ^^Mmmh. Okay, fair enough.

    Want me to folderize this for you?
  • December 23, 2012
    TBTabby
    Saturday Night Live had a commercial parody advertising Long White Beard, a fake beard meant to be worn when someone has kept you waiting for way too long.
  • December 23, 2012
    randomsurfer
    Time Passes Beard would be a related trope (if/when it gets launched).
  • December 24, 2012
    AmyGdala
    You can't just put a bunch of jokes that involve X into a page called Gag X. It hurts the site, preventing us from identifying actual jokes.

    If someone screams so loud that it blows your beard into your mouth, that's an example of Comically Thundrous Roar, not Joke Related To Beard. If someone's beard is described in a humorously epic manner, that's Mundane Made Awesome, not Joke Related To Beard.
  • December 25, 2012
    Onitatsu
    to Star Sword yes, but I'd rather wait for more examples first.

    ^ The Elminster thing has the beard (even if moved by a wind send by an invisible force) used to shut a person about to make a comment as if it was a hand, which can be pretty funny, hence is a joke, good or not.

    The description of Monsel's beard also include details about said beard that can be considered funny or make you think of funny image spots as you read them (like the beard twisting and curling when it was raining or about the beard shaking and vibrating as he's speaking). So both contain what can be humor related to beards.

    Plus, you can't hurt an internet site, it doesn't have a brain or nerves.
  • December 25, 2012
    Lumpenprole
    Dr Seuss was fond of this, having characters with long or extravagant beards or mustaches, including twins who were conjoined by a mutual beard in the movie The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T

  • January 1, 2013
    Onitatsu
    Bum P: Ps: ^^ Sorry about the "hurting the site" thing, I was just kidding.
  • January 1, 2013
    lakingsif
    Borat's moustache is hilarious, right.
  • January 1, 2013
    StarSword
    Folderized and fixed a couple namespace and spelling mistakes.
  • January 2, 2013
    Onitatsu
    ^^ I'm not sure if "hilarious to look at" alone is enough.

    ^ Thanks.
  • January 2, 2013
    StarSword
    ^I agree. IMHO this should be "jokes involving beards", not "beards that are jokes".
  • February 8, 2013
    Onitatsu
    ^ Well, if the beard is "over the top"-looking then maybe yes.
  • February 8, 2013
    robinjohnson
    Usually in cartoons, but occasionally in comic sketches and elsewhere, a long passage of time is indicated by fading to black, then fading back in to show all the male characters with beards down to their ankles.
  • February 12, 2013
    aurora369
    In Monday Begins On Saturday, one of the homunculi the mages create is a "model of an eternally young man". This homunculus sports an over the top grey beard that reaches all the way to the floor and beyond that.
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