Rape jokes are like the triple axels of comedy — a person who has trained for years (like Louis C.K. or Sarah Silverman) can pull them off if they're perfectly executed. But a guy like Bilbo Baggins over here glides out all bedazzled in sequins and overconfident in his skills and end up with a skate through his forehead.
Too Close for Comfort builds so many jokes around rape as a concept that we almost suspect the audience is filled exclusively with prison inmates.
"I was nineteen years old when the musical Cats came to our town... I couldn't wait to see it. After the show I was asked if I wanted to go meet some of the performers backstage. Man, I was thrilled. But when I got back there, they were drunk and out of control. Rumpus Cat and MacAvity kept feeling up my leg. I tried to leave, but Rumpleteazer held me down, and... I was raped by Mr. Mistoffelees."
—The hidden shame of Chris in Team America: World Police
I mean to have you, even if it must be burglary!
Uncle Monty, Withnail and I