->"Analysing comedy is like dissecting a frog. Nobody laughs and the frog dies."
-->-- '''Barry Cryer'''

->'''JayZ:''' ''Cause I kill at will like solid water dude''\\
'''RapCritic:''' [[IceCube Solid water]]? Really?\\
'''Jay-Z:''' ''Y'all niggas don't get it''\\
'''Rap Critic:''' No, we got it.\\
'''Jay-Z:''' ''Kill at Will''\\
'''Rap Critic:''' We get it, it's just not that funny.\\
'''Jay-Z:''' ''Solid water''\\
'''Rap Critic:''' Yes, thank you.\\
'''Jay-Z:''' ''Ice Cube''
-->-- '''The Rap Critic''', "Top 5 Worst Lyrics I've Heard ([[http://blip.tv/rapcritic/top-5-worst-lyrics-i-ve-ever-heard-this-month-july-2013-6619641 This Month]])"

->''"[[http://twoevilscientists.smackjeeves.com/comics/63520/the-unfortified-fortress-pt-23/ This joke]] is funny because the Green Devil looks like he's made of Jello, and Jello rhymes with yellow. I realized I shouldn't have to say that, but I need something to fill this space."''
-->-- '''[=RyanMC=]''', commenting on ''Webcomic/TwoEvilScientists''

->"It's like when you tell a joke and nobody laughs. You then explain the joke and everyone goes 'oh, that's pretty clever, I guess', but they still won't laugh because you didn't tell the joke right in the first place!"
-->-- Ben ''[[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation 'Yahtzee']]'' Croshaw'''

->''"It's not funny if I have to explain it."''
-->-- '''[[ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}} Scott Adams]]'''

->'''Antillus:''' When we get back, you and I are going to have a talk in which you lose your teeth. Because I'm going to knock them out of your head. With my fists.\\
'''Phrygius:''' 'I think we all understood what you meant at the end of your first sentence, dolt.
-->--'''High Lords Antillus and Phrygius''', ''Literature/CodexAlera''

->"What do you mean explaining the joke ruins it? Fuck you!"
-->--'''The ThirdRateGamer'''

->''"Now you and this robotic guardian can have some quality time... Yes, quality snack time! When he snacks... on you! For you... ARE the snack! Ciao!"''
-->--'''Dimentio''', ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario''

->''"The fact that you had to explain the joke just shows how lame it was."''
-->-- '''[[LightNovel/{{Durarara}} Mikado Ryugamine]]'''

->"If you have to explain a joke, is it really a joke?"
-->-- '''Creator/CraigFerguson''', ''TheLateLateShow'' from September 30, 2008

->"Did you ever notice [[StockShticks how men leave the toilet seat up?]] [{{beat}}] [ChirpingCrickets] ...That's the joke."
-->-- '''[=McBain=]''', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', "A Star Is Burns"

->'''Grant:''' Well Gront, it took a lot of effort, but I finally got you that Red Sunset Egg, now you can finally finish that cake.\\
'''Gront:''' What Cake?\\
'''Grant:''' Th-The one you needed this egg to finish?\\
'''Gront:''' Oh, that. Yeah, I was never actually making a cake. I made the whole egg story up.\\
'''Grant:''' [[BigWhat What!?]]\\
'''Gront:''' Yup, no cake, I lied. Haha! Get it?\\
'''Grant:''' Uuugggh.... yeah, I got it...\\
'''Gront:''' It's a reference!\\
'''Grant:''' I know the reference...\\
'''Gront:''' To VideoGame/{{Portal}}!\\
'''Grant:''' Yes, Gront, i've heard it...\\
'''Gront:''' {{The cake is a lie}}!\\
'''Grant:''' I KNOW!!!\\
'''Gront:''' That's where it's from!\\
'''Grant:''' [[BigShutUp SHUT UP, DAMNIT!!!]]
-->-- ''Machinima/{{Smashtasm}}''

->'''Captain Ginyu:''' Now to deal with these three. Make sure you treat them nicely, boys.\\
'''Jeice:''' Yeah, and when he says "Treat'em nice," that don't mean we're gonna buy you flowers or nothin' like that. No, it means we're gonna kill you!\\
'''Captain Ginyu:''' Oh, would you please shut up!\\
'''Jeice:''' [speaking small] Right, right, sorry about that...
-->-- ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' ep 62, "New Ally, New Problem" (English dub)

->''"If you have to say 'Get it?', you've ruined the joke."''
-->-- '''Kevyn Andreyasn''', ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2005-03-05]]

->"[...] I heard all of the Pepperidge Farm servants chant in perfect unison: '''[='=]The Goldfish is here! He has come to lead us all to salvation!!![='=]''' Naturally, I figured they were all a few ingredients short of a ginger bread man (haha, get it!? Pepperidge Farm sells ginger bread men and I was making a subtle reference to that with my joke! Get it!? HAHAHAHA! THAT'S SO GODDAMNED FUNNY I COULD PUKE! HOLY BASTARD THAT RULED!)."
-->-- '''Roger Barr''', I-Mockery.com, "[[http://www.i-mockery.com/minimocks/goldfish/ THE GIANT GOLDFISH INVASION!]]"

-> '''Neeshka:''' Okay, explain that one to me.\\
'''Khelgar Ironfist:''' Well, she said your brains are next to your tail... which would imply that your brains are in your rear end. And that means you breathe through your--\\
'''Neeshka:''' Okay, okay, I get it, all right? Little witch.\\
'''Khelgar:''' Don't take it so hard. I had to explain it, which means the insult's a failure.
--> -- ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2''
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