"You got trapped
You got broke
It was only meant to be a sort of joke
But the joke... isn't funny... anymore."
Red: Do you know what today is?
Red: This is my cat's birthday today.
Dale Denton: I don't see a cat in here. I'm sorry. Did you let it out by accident?
Red: No, because he died three months ago, okay? So now who's the funny guy?
Elmyra: My ultimate petsie-wetsie is almost complete! All that's missing is... the brain! Dizzygor! Give me the brain!
[Dizzy opens a jar and deposits The Brain in Elmyra's hand]
Brain: The obvious nature of this pondering belittles us all.
Elmyra: Ooooooh! I'll play with you later!
Angol Moa: Let's say your actions, uncle, are made into an anime TV series on Pokopen.
Keroro: Hmm... yes! We do have a lot of kiddie fans.
Angol Moa: If that were to happen, and the contents were too violent or inhumane, it wouldn't make a good impression, and might violate some broadcast regulations.
Keroro: Hmm... that is possible!
Angol Moa: And what if, by unfortunate coincidence, a similar incident were to occur around the same time it was broadcast on your show?
Keroro: I... I don't even want to think about it!
—Keroro Gunsou, Encounter 75: An Invasion of Convenience?
"I feel in my bones that this [a soap opera about the British Royal Family] could be a winner. Princess Diana would be the star eventually, of course. She is at present starring in her own soap opera, and the whole country wants to know what will happen to her next."
—Adrian Mole, diary entry of the 30th August 1997, Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years
"Yup, Head is Takuto's daddy. Now watch their fight in episode 16 again."
Simon: So, that was 'Come as You Are' by Nirvana. Kurt Cobain is now the top-earning dead celebrity. So, not Bruce Forsythe.
Simon: If you're watching that on a repeat, and he is dead, (more laughter) that is inaccurate.
—Never Mind the Buzzcocks- Series 19, Episode 5
"If those radical Muslim fundamentalist terrorists had Ed on their team back in 1992, the World Trade Center would now be referred to as the World Trade Pit."
Dave Barry, in 1996, discussing his fireworks-obsessed mechanic Ed.
"I was going to make some joke about how Urkel could beat us all up now —but he was recently arrested for domestic battery, so suddenly that doesn't seem funny any more."
— Cracked.com 17 Images that Will Ruin your Childhood
"[Marc]Summers himself ends up in the brown goop, which, given his real-life Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and fixation on neatness, no doubt eats away at his fragile psyche."
"I guess I want it to be good because that's how this story's supposed to end—after 14 years of snickering bullies making the Did Not Finish joke, the plucky never-say-die Duke Nukem should finally turn around and silence those guffawing shits.
Well, Duke Nukem has certainly put an end to all those jokes, if only because they're now more tragic than funny.