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->''"Hey! The secret to health, happiness, a successful marriage and a booming business is simple. All you need is puns! No more trotting out boring old "Good morning" and "Goodnight". When you greet people, do it with a smile and a bit of horseplay. Try a "[[IncrediblyLamePun Good marening]]" or a "[[HurricaneOfPuns Goodneight]]"! Before long, you'll be the most popular punner in the town, neigh, the world! Remember: you'll be galloping your way towards happiness with laughter as your steed."''
--> -- ''A Pun-filled Life Is A Fun-Filled Life!'', found on Torneko's bookshelf in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIV''

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.

Compare WorldOfHam and WorldOfSnark. Often includes {{Punny Name}}s and {{Pun Based Title}}s. See also HurricaneOfPuns. For a character who frequently uses puns, see PungeonMaster.
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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* RumikoTakahashi's first breakaway success, ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'', is filled to the brim with puns -- its name, for example, can be read half a dozen ways depending on Kanji, Kana, and the use of spaces, each one of them a pun or joke.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'' lives and breathes puns. Attack names (most of Zoro's sword moves, notably, also resemble types of sushi when written), character names, and in the seventh movie over half the lines of the plot-central prophecy were puns.
* The ''Anime/RaveMaster'' dub is overflowing with puns.
* ''Manga/MartianSuccessorNadesico'' has a ''lot'' of puns. Izumi Maki, in particularly, uses so many puns that she barely speaks at all without a translator's note appearing.
* ''LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}}'': Name itself is pun already, far more ensues.
* In ''DragonBall'' and ''DragonBallZ'', nearly every name is some sort of pun based on food (Goku is the exception, since his name comes from ''JourneyToTheWest'').
* The official English translation of ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl'', goose full on with the animal puns. Deer cod...
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[[folder:Card Games]]
* Shows up regularly in ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''.
** Such as the Werebear. [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=29785 ''He exercises his right to bear arms'']].
** There are also the cards "Crashing Boars" and "Apes of Rath".
** [[http://magiccards.info/on/en/160.html "Over-Soul'd Cemetery"]].
** [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=42184 "Wheel and Deal"]]. [[DontExplainTheJoke See, it makes your opponents get the effects of]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=202558 "Wheel of Fortune"]] [[DontExplainTheJoke and gives you a card draw...]]
** ''Unglued'' and ''Unhinged'' are about 50% puns (the other half is a mixture of cardpaper and in-jokes that only players of the game will get).
*** ''Unhinged'' had Donkey Folk, which only existed to make puns on "ass". There was Smart Ass, Dumb Ass, Fat Ass, Cheap Ass and Bad Ass.
*** There are also the Clay Pigeon (a 1/1 flying bird that had an effect when thrown), the Rock Lobster (it wasn't a rock, and many take it for granite), the Paper Tiger (who burns bright and folds easily), and the Scissors Lizard (who has a lot of shear power).
*** Fowl Play turns things into chickens.
** The Man of Measure is better at offense or defense depending on whether you're measured as taller or shorter than an opponent.
** The Standing Army doesn't tap when it attacks, because they're always standing... but only as long as you are too.
** Goblin Offensive? [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=205388 They certainly are.]]
* ''TabletopGame/TheSpoils'' has got quite a few, too. Pick five cards at random, and there's a pretty high chance that at least ''one'' involves at least one pun.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}}'', in all of its incarnations. Meet monsters such as [[Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde Dr. Jackal and Mr. Hide]], [[Literature/ToKillAMockingbird Tequila Mockingbird]] and [[CthulhuMythos Cowthulhu]]... and that's only the beginning.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The Flemish series ''ComicStrip/DeKiekeboes'' (a few English translations exist as ''Jo and co'') has over 100 issues and in almost all of them at least one of the one-time characters, the companies or even the title itself is a pun.
* A lot of ''ComicBook/OrientMen'' comics are based around puns, especially the last few ones.
* The ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' comic books are full of this, in both the original French and the English translations.
* ''ComicBook/CaptainCarrotAndHisAmazingZooCrew'' could barely go ''two panels'' without punning.
* Brian Azzarello loves using puns, and so do characters in pretty much all his works, especially ''ComicBook/OneHundredBullets.''
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[[folder:Film]]
* ''Film/{{Airplane}}'': loads of them -- "Surely you can't be serious", Ted's drinking problem, smoking tickets.
* Practically all the lines in ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' are "plant" or "ice" puns.
--> "Allow me to break the ice."
--> "I'm afraid my condition has left me cold to your pleas of mercy!"
--> "FREEZE IN HELL, BATMAN!"
--> "Freeze well!"
--> "What killed the Dinosaurs? The Ice Age!"
* ''Film/WildWildWest''. Particularly the scenes where James West (black) and Arliss Loveless (has no legs) throw double entendre insults on each other's conditions.
--> '''Arliss''': How nice of you to join us and add ''color'' to these monochromatic proceedings.\\
'''James''': Well when a man comes back from the dead I find that occasion to ''stand up'' and be counted.\\
'''Arliss''': Miss East tells me you're looking for General [=McGrath=]. I haven't seen him in a ''coon's'' age.\\
'''James''': Well I can see how it'd be hard for a man of your stature to keep track of... ''half'' the people he knows.\\
'''Arliss''': Perhaps the lovely Miss East can keep you from becoming a ''slave'' to your disappointment.\\
'''James''': You know beautiful women: support you one minute, ''cut the legs out from under you'' the next.
* The MarxBrothers build a lot of their humor from puns. For instance, Chico combines this with "{{Fauxreigner}}":
--> "Taxes? My uncle's from Taxes."\\
"No, not Texas, taxes. Dollars, Taxes!"\\
"That's where he's from! Dollas, Taxes!"
* The whole movie ''[[UnaPeliculaDeHuevos Una Película de Huevos]]'' (even the title itself).
* ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'' is full of puns:
-->'''Scott''': You once were a ve-gone, and now you will be gone.
* ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}.'' The radar gets jammed, they comb the desert, and of course there's the Druish princess.
-->'''Dark Helmet:''' Raspberry! There's only one person who would dare give me the raspberry. ''*visor clanks shut*'' [[foldercontrol]]

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[[folder:Literature]]
* RickRiordan's ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus''. Riordan being Riordan, it is almost as frequent as snarking. Special mention goes to Lupa, directed to Jason: "As always, you are our saving ''Grace''."
* PiersAnthony's ''Literature/{{Xanth}}'' books: There's been a steady increase in puns throughout the series. The first two books had only a handful of puns. After that, Piers Anthony started making the series more comedic, and adding more puns as part of the process. Then he started accepting reader-submitted puns and it and got completely out of control. Naturally, a great many ''Xanth'' fans were thrilled by this opportunity to actually be a part of their favorite series, even if only in a small way, so the puns flooded in ever-greater numbers, to the point that Anthony frequently has several books' worth of pun backlog. The characters are quite aware of this:
-->'''Grundy Golem''': "Of course. Xanth is largely fashioned of puns."
* Creator/IsaacAsimov was passing fond of puns and wrote quite a number of {{Shaggy Dog Stor|y}}ies around them. One of these stories is actually named "Shah Guido G." (Because it sounds like Shagg- Oh, [[DontExplainTheJoke never mind.]])
* Robert Asprin's ''MythAdventures'' series has puns ''everywhere'', including the titles of all the books and of the series itself. The various dimensions have {{Punny Name}}s: Klahds are from Klah, Deveels are from Deva, Cupys (small, doll-like people) are from Cupid...
* Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' series
** [[RunningGag That was a "Pune", or play on words.]]
** There's the "Oh God of Hangovers" in ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'' -- not ''a'' god, or ''the'' god, but ''Oh, GOD'' of Hangovers.
** ''Discworld/NightWatch''
*** The book contains a sequence describing the ornamental armour Sam Vimes has to wear, and how it makes him feel like a class traitor. The pune-chline: [[spoiler:"It was gilt by association."]]
*** And the Fat Mines contained [=BCB=]s (Burnt Crunchy Bits) that Vimes said died because they were battered to death.
*** There's also an example of him being entirely unable to stop himself with the story of Fingers Mazda, who stole the secret of fire from the gods. He was unable to fence it, it was too hot. He really got burned on that deal.
*** Granny Weatherwax's lodgings in the Shades are made are all the better for being next door to a notorious reseller of stolen items. Because good fences make good neighbours.
*** Magrat believes that broomsticks are sexual metaphors when witches ride them. But this is a phallusy.
** 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]]
* The ''Literature/WaysideSchool'' books are full of puns, both {{stealth|Pun}} and otherwise.
* ''Literature/FinnegansWake''. Every sentence.
* ''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.
* ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'' and its sequel, ''Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There'' are both famous for their wordplay and allusions.
* HarryTurtledove's ''Literature/TheCaseOfTheToxicSpellDump'' combines this with FunctionalMagic. Djinnetic engineering? Spell Checkers? A Demon-Stration? All there...and more! The author actually confessed that most of the process of writing the book consisted of coming up with one bad pun after another and stringing them together into a narrative.
* 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.
* Any world created by Jasper Fforde is certainly going to exist JustForPun.
* PeterDavid is quite the master of pun-play...which he took UpToEleven for ''SirAproposOfNothing''. Yes, starting with the main character's name.
* A short story known as "Polynomials," "Little Poly Nomial," "[[http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/~pjbk/humour/polynomial.html Poly Nomial and Curly Pi]]" is a world of incredibly lame math puns.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers''. It's actually quite impressive to see how they can keep the pun ball in the air for long stretches.
* ''Series/HappyEndings'': Although there are other kinds of humor in the show, the main characters all engage in puns at least once an episode, usually in a volley across characters.
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[[folder:Music]]
* The band Music/AlkalineTrio lives in one of these. Their albums have titles like Good Mourning and From Here To Infirmary. [[http://www.mitchclem.com/nothingnice/214/]]
* There's a band called the Music/{{Misfats}} who cover {{Misfits}} songs and change the lyrics so they're about food. So they play songs like "Mommy, Can I Go Out And Grill Tonight".
* ''Words, Words, Words'' by Music/BoBurnham.
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* 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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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}''
** While there's no general consensus on when the games [[JumpTheShark jumped the shark]], the trend was marked by a decrease in the social satire in game supplements and an increase in the puns. This reached its nadir with [[CanonDiscontinuity Fifth Edition]].
** Since the game's re-release as ''Paranoia XP'', puns have become few and far between. Even older adventures that get updated and repackaged have character names surgically altered to remove any trace of former puns.
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* Creator/WilliamShakespeare absolutely loved puns. Wait, you mean they ''weren't'' actually talking about [[DoubleEntendre how small a bee's stinger was]]?
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/AdventureQuest'' is infamous for this, and they tend to be so spectacularly lame that they end up SoBadItsGood. Or, as Artix described it:
--> Arch Knight Style Humor (adj) -- A savory blend of caffeinated epic failure served with with a side of cheese. This also probably means Artix wrote it himself... it is sort of like a train wreck. You really want to look away, but for some reason, you just... have to watch.
* When ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' isn't making random references to song lyrics, it's hitting you over the head with puns of varying quality.
--> "You're fighting a bread golem. You find him crusty, and his wit stale. For having thought of the previous sentence [[LamePunReaction you almost hope he manages to kick your ass]]."
--> "This is a bat with the body of a baseball. And the heart of a bad pun."
* Pretty much every {{Sierra}} adventure game ever. The ''VideoGame/KingsQuest'' series is probably better known for the puns in its death messages than anything.
* ''VideoGame/DefenseOfTheAncients'': technically found in ''Warcraft'' but in ''Defense of the Ancients'' the hero responses are heard constantly. Nearly every hero with a voice says some sort of pun. Nearly every response by the Pandaren Brewmaster is a pun.
* There's a stage in ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'' where ''every character'' is making lame puns. All of the puns are highlighted in red, to boot.
* ''SuperMarioBros'' loves to use puns, especially the RPG titles (with some LampshadeHanging on the particularly bad ones).
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'': As an aid to the game's much [[LighterAndSofter lighter tone]], puns are all over the place in this game, and virtually any ability any of the three main characters use has a good chance to lead them to quip one before firing it off (in contrast to the original, where puns were only heard when Lulu or Tidus used magic, and even then, only the first time they used it in a random encounter).
* You'd be ''extremely'' hard-pressed to find a hero in ''{{Videogame/Dota 2}}'' that doesn't have at least one or two puns in their voice responses.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* ''Webcomic/DevilBear'' uses puns frequently. The characters [[http://www.thedevilbear.com/?p=32 Bearalzebub]] and [[http://www.thedevilbear.com/?p=14 Lucy Fur]] in particular make puns the most in the series. Ursa, the Daiva of Wrath, however, [[http://www.thedevilbear.com/?p=56 indicates]] that she hates puns.
* ''Webcomic/EvilInc'' can barely go a strip without puns.
* ''Webcomic/PlusEV'' is full of them, mostly {{Poker}}-related. [[http://plusev.keenspot.com/d/20070305.html Big Blind]], [[http://plusev.keenspot.com/d/20081009.html Pocket Pear]]...
* When ''Webcomic/{{Hejibits}}'' isn't doing a comic about VideoGames, it's almost always a comic about a terrible pun of some sort.
* Hybrid webcomic/browser game ''Webcomic/DemonThesis'' does this ''constantly'' when in game mode, as virtually any action you have the characters take is accompanied by a pun or reference. For example, give Clady the spear and let her attack with it, and the attack is called "Clad the Impaler". Give Val, the sole American, the axe, and it's called "Series/AmericanChopper" when she uses it. If Alain, a french-Canadian, goes into a defensive mode to take less damage, it's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloc_Qu%C3%A9b%C3%A9cois Block Quebecois]], and so on and so forth.
* ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'' falls under this, especially during the early strips before CerebusSyndrome set in. For example: [[http://www.dominic-deegan.com/view.php?date=2002-05-25 Seer's catalog]], [[http://www.dominic-deegan.com/view.php?date=2002-10-02 bookmarking sites]]...
* Puns related to characters' themes or characterization are something of a tradition with {{Homestuck}}'s trolls.
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[[folder:WebVideo]]
* ''WebVideo/HolyMusicalBatman'' is absolutely full of puns. Batman and Robin almost spend more time making puns than stopping crime when they team up, and the dialogue of the main villain, Sweet Tooth, is almost entirely pun-based! He even has props! The tendency for Batman's villains to be so heavily pun-based is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in a [[ConversedTrope conversation]] between Superman and the Green Lantern, who sum up almost all of them as "guys in suits with things on their heads making puns around a theme."
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tDRBb0apDg The Best Joke Ever!]] has a large number of puns in it.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' loves puns, especially horse-related ones, both noticeable and [[StealthPun stealthy]].
* 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!"
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' is notorious for this, as Kim herself has noted once or twice.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' is laden with puns.
-->"Mad men like you come in many forms. But liquid, gas or solid, they always wind up in the same state: inert."
* All of JayWard's cartoons were this in spades. ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'', ''HoppityHooper'', ''WesternAnimation/GeorgeOfTheJungle'', all of them were just rife with puns. The narrator was especially fond of the "Tune in next time, when we hear Bullwinkle say..." variety.
* The same could be said of Total Television's works: ''WesternAnimation/TennesseeTuxedoAndHisTales'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}}'' and a few others.
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