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Accidental Innuendo
aka: Unintentional Innuendo
They're talking about fighting, okay!?

"So! They laugh at my boner, will they?! I'll show them! I'll show them how many boners the Joker can make!"
The Joker, giving us a very prominent example...note 

Believe it or not, not everyone is trying to get crap past the radar. Sometimes, a cigar is just a cigar, there's only a single entendre, and what was meant to be innocent is portrayed completely sincerely.

That doesn't stop the infantile among us from occasionally finding things to snicker about.

They were trying so hard. Haha, "hard". It was obvious that nothing dirty was intended, not even in the "wink wink, nudge nudge" sense. And yet... thanks to poor word choice, unusual inflection, bad object placement or some other factor, what was obviously meant to be taken at face value takes on some sexual subtext. Suddenly, an innocent comment about cute little kittens sounds like something out of bad lesbian erotica. It clearly wasn't intentional, but it can cause a viewer to stop in his or her tracks, trying to stem the giggles. It can sometimes be hard to tell if you're dealing with this trope or a case of Getting Crap Past the Radar, especially if you're dealing with a Stealth Parody.

The reason for this phenomenon is, of course, the fact that Freud Was Right. Ho Yay happens when this phenomenon overtakes an entire relationship.

Distinguished from Innocent Innuendo, when this is purposefully invoked rather than accidentally, and That Came Out Wrong, when it is only unintentional on the part of the character, the other characters also catch the dirty meaning, and the victim scrambles to explain himself. Contrast Accidental Pun.

See also Have a Gay Old Time, when this happens due to changes in word use. See Getting Crap Past the Radar, our towering monument to perceived innuendo and implications (even if they're 90% wrong).

Verbal variations of this tend to be followed up with That's What She Said.


Examples:


    Innuendo TropesDouble Entendre
Accidental AesopUnexpected Reactions to This IndexAccidental Nightmare Fuel
Marvel ComicsImageSource/Comic BooksLet's You and Him Fight
Accidental AesopYMMV/Home PageAlas, Poor Scrappy
Accidental AesopYMMVAlas, Poor Scrappy
ZeerustImageSource/OtherAdaptational Wimp

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