Quotes / Too Soon

"Comedy is tragedy plus time. For instance, the night Lincoln was shot, you couldn't make a joke about it, but now it's fair game, see?"
Lester, Crimes and Misdemeanors

Dean: Too soon?
Sam: Yeah, Dean. I'm pretty sure six seconds is too soon.

"Peter, your excuses are lamer than FDR's legs. [everyone gasps] ...too soon?"
Brian Griffin, Family Guy

"Oh, he's just doing his Heath Ledger impersonation. Too soon, Roger, too soon!"
Stan, after seeing Roger convulsing on the floor, American Dad!

"The pilot of that plane must have been JFK Jr.! Oh, even I found that one to be in bad taste."
Stewie Griffin, Family Guy, "Brian the Bachelor"

"Does he let himself down slowly? Nope, flails around like Saddam at the end of a noose. [audience groans] Is it too early for Saddam jokes? ...do you guys miss Saddam?"
Daniel Tosh, Tosh0

"Did somebody just boo me because I implied Heath Ledger was dead?"
Tommy Teirnan

"During a tag team match between Kofi Kingston & R-Truth and the Prime Time Players (Titus O'Neal and Darren Young), the PTP's manager Abraham Washington, who was hooked up a live mic, yelled out while Titus was in control "My boy Titus is like Kobe Bryant in a Colorado hotel, unstoppable!". While hilarious, the joke was considered by many to be too edgy and he apologized via Twitter. TMZ, of course, ran with the story, while at the same time flogging pictures of female celebrities in accidental stages of undress. Stay classy TMZ."
Taimapedia on Raw 6.20.12

"This movie is about Bruce Lee—the actual guy, not a character he played—dying and going to hell. It begins with his corpse (played by Bruce Leung) getting a boner. Sure, it turns out that it's really just his nunchucks (happens to us all the time) and the intention is to make us laugh, but when you consider that the actual Bruce Lee only died a few years prior to The Dragon Lives Again, you've got to wonder if the most respectful way to honor his legacy is casket-boner jokes. Actually, you don't have to wonder about that at all."

"I always thought that anyone watching those Comedy Central roasts knows to leave their pearl clutching pearls in the jooree box, because pretty much anything goes and many of those hos who take the mic are out to shock and offend. I mean, during the Pamela Anderson roast, evil bitches made fun of God’s spirit sister Bea Arthur and I thought that was against all laws of everything. But I guess some jokes are too much for Comedy Central. During Saturday night’s taping of the Justin Bieber roast, which was the latest stop on his “I Swear I’m No Longer A Split Open Anus Wart” tour, seasoned roaster Jeff Ross and SNLer Pete Davidson both made jokes about Paul Walker’s death, because Ludacris, who’s in those Fast & Furious movies, was there. The Hollywood Reporter says that the jokes bombed and Ludacris was pissed....Since Comedy Central is editing out stuff they think is too offensive and crosses the line, I’m guessing they’re going to completely edit out Justin Bieber and his drowned long-haired guinea pig hair. Because his entire existence is offensive to humanity."
Michael K., "Comedy Central Is Scrubbing Out All The Paul Walker Jokes From Justin Bieber’s Roast"

"The way that the camera pans over the dead bodies is particularly tasteless and cruel, especially considering this film was released after the July 7th bombings, which must have made British audiences feel even more uncomfortable."
Film Brain on Final Destination 3's ending scene

Anakin: [holding his mother's dead body] What is so funny?
Padme: Well... Owen just said "I guess that makes him little Orphan Annie"!
Beru: It's funny!
Owen: C'mon, man. Comedy, it's just tragedy plus time.
Anakin: No time has passed! I'm holding her dead body in my arms!

Krillin: Where are we, New Orleans?
Krillin: What?
Tien: Too soon!

Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?
— Standard Too Soon one-liner

Stan: Dude, that isn't cool. You shouldn't joke about Kenny being dead. Enough time hasn't passed.
Cartman: So how long until we can joke about it?
Kyle: Twenty-two point three years. That's how long it takes for something tragic to become funny.
South Park, "Jared Has Aides"

"And what about the families of the victims of 9/11? Their feelings matter for another 10 months, dammit!"
Stephen Stotch, South Park, "It's A Jersey Thing"

Amethyst: It's been long enough that we can joke about it, right?
Steven: ...It's been like an hour.
Steven Universe, "Catch and Release"

"I would argue, however, that the actor who really got inside Lincoln's head was John Wilkes Booth." *audience cringes* "Really, 150 years and it's still too soon, huh?" *audience laughs*
Seth MacFarlane during Daniel Day-Lewis's 2013 Oscar nomination for Lincoln

Pat: God, this is why All Points Bulletin isn't a fucking game anymore.
Matt: Too soon.
Pat: *chuckle* No, no. Making fun of All Points Bulletin is not too soon.