- This is the entire joke of that Monty Python's Flying Circus sketch. You know, that one. Know what I mean? Know What I mean? Nudge nudge wink wink say no more, eh, eh?
- Inverted in another sketch, which has the same man walk into a shop and start reading the advertisements on the door. After he finds out that neither "small white pussy cat," "chest of drawers," "pram," "babysitter," nor "be a blood donor" are what he's looking for, the shopkeeper hands him a card, which he reads: "Blond prostitute will indulge in any sexual activity for four quid a week. What does that mean?"
- Half the jokes on 3rd Rock From The Sun. For example, Sally remarks after her first date that, "Well, he wanted to sleep with me. I wanted sex, but since he was tired I let him go home."
- Nucky's young lawyer in the second season of Boardwalk Empire, when he is offered apple pie.
Chip: "Cherry is more my liking. A la mode, if you catch my meaning."
Nucky: "I actually don't."
- In the That '70s Show episode "The Velvet Rope":
Jackie: Michael, we can't go. My parents are gonna be out late tonight, and we have to study.
Kelso: Study? No, what a gyp! I'm going to the club.
Jackie: No! No, no, Michael, you're coming over to my house tonight. And we're gonna "study".
Kelso: Fine! God, I never get to do anything fun.
Hyde: God, you're dumb.
Kelso: I guess that's why I gotta go study.
- This is Teal'c's main gag in the first few seasons of Stargate SG-1. Not always sexual.
- A Saturday Night Live skit was built on this premise, as Randy Quaid is trying to explain to Pee-Wee Herman, in euphemisms, that he's thinking about going to a prostitute:
Randy: Well...they wear lots of makeup.
Pee-Wee: A clown!
Randy: ...no, let's just say you wouldn't want to be seen with one.
Pee-Wee: (nods understandingly) A mime!
- In the All in the Family episode "The Bunkers and the Swingers", Edith answers an ad in a magazine, which was written by swingers, but she doesn't get the innuendo and thinks they're just looking for friends. When they show up, Hilarity Ensues.
- In an early episode of The War At Home, Dave is concerned that Hillary might have lost her virginity, and tries to find out if Larry knows anything about it. Apparently, he doesn't.
Dave: Listen, I need to ask you a question. What do you, um... know about your, um... sister's relations?
Larry: You mean like cousins and stuff?
Dave: No, no, no... Do you... do you know if your sister is, you know... active?
Larry: Well, she does do pilates and plays tennis sometimes.
Dave: Why do I even bother with you?
- Pretty much all of the earlier episodes of Two and a Half Men had jokes about Jake not getting the adults sexual innuendos and taking things literally.
- Boy Meets World, in a pregnancy scare episode, had a scene something like this:
Shawn: "Cory, how would you feel if these two waffles got together and made a little waffle?"
Cory: "I think I know what you're getting at, Shawn." *beat* "You'd like seconds. I'll be right back."
- That Mitchell and Webb Look features a sketch with a new doctor starting work in a Bawdy 1970's Hospital. He is soon fired after it becomes apparent he's incapable of making double entendres.
"Shall I get my cock out?"
- Happens in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air:
Will: Well yeah, I had big feet. You know what they say about a guy with big feet...
Ashley: No, what?
(Uncle Phil clears his throat)
Will:...th-they be sayin' "damn he got some big feet."
- In The Big Bang Theory:
Amy: Kiss me where I've never been kissed before.
Sheldon: You mean like Salt Lake City?
- In one episode of Hello Cheeky, John gives the joke "The world's long-distance swimming record is held by Liza Garotti, a very successful callgirl from Venice". Tim stands around blinking for a while, before saying that he fails to see the humor in that — a switchboard operator being a good swimmer.
Barry: ...John didn't say 'a switchboard operator', he said 'a callgirl'.
Tim: It's the same thing, isn't it? ...Isn't it?
John: Tim, a callgirl is someone you...call! When you're lonely!
Tim: Oh...when I'm lonely, I call mummy. Does that mean she's a callgirl?
- Angel - a spell has reverted the cast to their teen mentality:
Wesley: It's Wesley, thank you. Wyndham-Pryce. (grabs his lapels, puffs up with pride) I am from the Watcher's Academy in southern Hampshire. In fact, I happen to be head boy.
Cordelia: Gee, I wonder how you earned that nickname.
Wesley: A lot of effort, I don't mind saying.
- A non-sexual variety turns up in the second episode of Arrested Development. George Sr. says several times that there's "always money in the banana stand" when Michael mentions the company's financial trouble, which Michael takes at face value since the banana stand is the only part of their business that actually turns a profit. George Sr. only clarifies what he meant after Michael and George-Michael burn the banana stand down in an act of defiance: He kept a quarter-million dollars in emergency cash hidden in the walls of the stand.
- Meanwhile, the trope is constantly inverted by Tobias, who makes numerous extremely suggestive remarks that he doesn't intend as such, but everyone else immediately picks up on the double meaning.