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* In ''Literature/FiftyFeetOfTrouble'', the blob monster Gelatin Keyes knows lots of jokes and delivers them with the proper energy. The problem is that he never matches the setup to the right punchline.


* ''[[Series/ILoveLucy'' Lucy]] was apparently unable to tell a joke. In one episode, she tried to tell about the lady who went to a butcher and asked for pork chops "and don't leave too much fat on them." The butcher replied, "Yes, ma'am. Which way?" Fred Mertz had heard the joke before and explained that the lady was supposed to say, "Be sure you make them lean." Lucy thought this was only a minor detail, when it was in fact the point of the joke. A mental health crisis followed when she felt isolated and rejected by the others.

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* ''[[Series/ILoveLucy'' Lucy]] ''[[Series/ILoveLucy Lucy]]'' was apparently unable to tell a joke. In one episode, she tried to tell about the lady who went to a butcher and asked for pork chops "and don't leave too much fat on them." The butcher replied, "Yes, ma'am. Which way?" Fred Mertz had heard the joke before and explained that the lady was supposed to say, "Be sure you make them lean." Lucy thought this was only a minor detail, when it was in fact the point of the joke. A mental health crisis followed when she felt isolated and rejected by the others.


* ''[[Series/ILoveLucy'': Lucy]] was apparently unable to tell a joke. In one episode, she tried to tell about the lady who went to a butcher and asked for pork chops "and don't leave too much fat on them." The butcher replied, "Yes, ma'am. Which way?" Fred Mertz had heard the joke before and explained that the lady was supposed to say, "Be sure you make them lean." Lucy thought this was only a minor detail, when it was in fact the point of the joke. A mental health crisis followed when she felt isolated and rejected by the others.

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* ''[[Series/ILoveLucy'': ''[[Series/ILoveLucy'' Lucy]] was apparently unable to tell a joke. In one episode, she tried to tell about the lady who went to a butcher and asked for pork chops "and don't leave too much fat on them." The butcher replied, "Yes, ma'am. Which way?" Fred Mertz had heard the joke before and explained that the lady was supposed to say, "Be sure you make them lean." Lucy thought this was only a minor detail, when it was in fact the point of the joke. A mental health crisis followed when she felt isolated and rejected by the others.

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* ''[[Series/ILoveLucy'': Lucy]] was apparently unable to tell a joke. In one episode, she tried to tell about the lady who went to a butcher and asked for pork chops "and don't leave too much fat on them." The butcher replied, "Yes, ma'am. Which way?" Fred Mertz had heard the joke before and explained that the lady was supposed to say, "Be sure you make them lean." Lucy thought this was only a minor detail, when it was in fact the point of the joke. A mental health crisis followed when she felt isolated and rejected by the others.


* The 1929 book ''[[Literature/JokesCrackedByLordAberdeen]]'' attained a cult following (and original copies became much sought-after) in [[TurnOfTheMillennium the 2000s]] due to its reputation for this. It's likely that his Lordship ''could'' tell a joke, in person... but when written down they become SoUnfunnyItsFunny.

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* The 1929 book ''[[Literature/JokesCrackedByLordAberdeen]]'' ''Literature/JokesCrackedByLordAberdeen'' attained a cult following (and original copies became much sought-after) in [[TurnOfTheMillennium the 2000s]] due to its reputation for this. It's likely that his Lordship ''could'' tell a joke, in person... but when written down they become SoUnfunnyItsFunny.


* The 1929 book ''Jokes Cracked By Lord Aberdeen'' attained a cult following (and original copies became much sought-after) in [[TurnOfTheMillennium the 2000s]] due to its reputation for this. It's likely that his Lordship ''could'' tell a joke, in person... but when written down they become SoUnfunnyItsFunny.

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* The 1929 book ''Jokes Cracked By Lord Aberdeen'' ''[[Literature/JokesCrackedByLordAberdeen]]'' attained a cult following (and original copies became much sought-after) in [[TurnOfTheMillennium the 2000s]] due to its reputation for this. It's likely that his Lordship ''could'' tell a joke, in person... but when written down they become SoUnfunnyItsFunny.

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* The 1929 book ''Jokes Cracked By Lord Aberdeen'' attained a cult following (and original copies became much sought-after) in [[TurnOfTheMillennium the 2000s]] due to its reputation for this. It's likely that his Lordship ''could'' tell a joke, in person... but when written down they become SoUnfunnyItsFunny.


* Hank from ''Series/CornerGas''. For example:
--> "Knock, knock."\\
"Who's there?"\\
"Bananarama. ...Wait."

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* ''Series/CornerGas'':
** In "Mosquito Time",
Hank from ''Series/CornerGas''. For example:
--> "Knock, knock."\\
says that the human brain can only hold so much information, and we are treated to a GhostInTheMachine CutawayGag showing two Hanks in a white void organizing cardboard boxes full of information. One tells the other to put a box of knock-knock jokes next to the Bananarama lyrics. Real!Hank then tries to tell Lacey a knock-knock joke, but when she says, "Who's there?"\\
"Bananarama. ...Wait."
there?", he says, "Bananarama". Back in Hank's brain, the stack of boxes has fallen over and all their contents have mixed together.
** In "Hurry Hard", Lacey's absolutely terrible curling jokes are a RunningGag.
--->'''Lacey:''' You guys don't like jokes either?\\
'''Hank:''' Oh, we like jokes.\\
'''Brent:''' We're all for jokes.\\
'''Wanda:''' Did someone tell a joke?


* Numbuh 2 of ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' always is making puns and telling jokes which draw nothing but groans from his fellow agents. In "Operation: P.O.O.L.", the agents meet their negative universe counterparts which exhibit the opposite treats of the normal agents; Negative Numbuh 2 is a good comedian who always makes people laugh, leaving positive Numbuh 2 unable to figure out what he said.

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* Numbuh 2 of ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' always is making puns and telling jokes which draw nothing but groans from his fellow agents. In "Operation: P.O.O.L.", the agents meet their negative universe counterparts which exhibit the opposite treats traits of the normal agents; Negative Numbuh 2 is a good comedian who always makes people laugh, leaving positive Numbuh 2 unable to figure out what he said.

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* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': Martha can't tell one, at least not in terms of insult comedy, as seen in [='VRcade'=].


* As a part of her NoSocialSkills, Saori from ''Manga/WanderingSon'' sucks at jokes.



* Marlin in ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' struggles his way through a joke in the beginning when he's put on the spot by the other parents. He makes a better fist (fin?) of it at the end of the movie.
** Reportedly, Albert Brooks fell in love with the Deconstructionist aspect of Marlin - a clownfish who isn't funny - and ran with it. WordOfGod is that "we have about an hour of audio from Albert telling this joke really, really badly."

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* Marlin in ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' struggles his way through a joke in the beginning when he's put on the spot by the other parents. He makes a better fist (fin?) of it at the end of the movie.
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movie. Reportedly, Albert Brooks fell in love with the Deconstructionist aspect of Marlin - a clownfish who isn't funny - and ran with it. WordOfGod is that "we have about an hour of audio from Albert telling this joke really, really badly."


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* Natalya from ''VisualNovel/MissingStars'' loves telling jokes and [[PungeonMaster saying puns]]. The problem is either her jokes suck or she tells unoriginal ones.


-->-- '''[[http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2009/04/parrot_says_what_did_the_froze.html Roger Ebert]]'''

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-->-- '''[[http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2009/04/parrot_says_what_did_the_froze.html '''[[https://www.rogerebert.com/rogers-journal/parrot-asks-whatd-the-frozen-turkey-want Roger Ebert]]'''


* SweeneyTodd in ''Literature/{{Dodger}}'':

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* SweeneyTodd Theatre/SweeneyTodd in ''Literature/{{Dodger}}'':


** Prince Zuko, as evidenced by his attempt to tell Uncle Iroh's tea joke.

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** Prince Zuko, as evidenced by his attempt to tell his Uncle Iroh's tea joke.



** Also Katara, with "It's ''so'' hot, Momo is shedding like Appa!" and "If you miss Sokka so much, why don't you ''marry him''?"

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** Also Katara, with "It's who attempted to fill her brother Sokka's role as ComicRelief when he left the group to train as a swordsman for a few days.
--->"It's
''so'' hot, Momo is shedding like Appa!" and "If Appa!"
--->"If
you miss Sokka so much, why don't you ''marry him''?"him''?"

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