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* A certain Daniel Swanson made a parody ConLang called "Kay(f)bop(t)", where each syllable has a letter in parentheses indicating what kind of ''hat'' the speaker has to wear while saying it: f is a fedora, t is a tophat, b is a baseball cap, and p is a pangolin-shaped hat. He says a speaker can wear a turkey-shaped hat if they lack a pangolin one, but such speakers are generally considered untrustworthy.


Hats as a clothing article are nowhere near as prominent as they used to be. Their unfamiliarity to the modern audience makes them a source of comedy.

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Hats as a clothing article were once a sign of social standing but are nowhere near as prominent as they used to be. Their unfamiliarity to the modern audience makes them a source of comedy.


* One ''Webcomic/{{Bogleech}}'' [[http://www.bogleech.com/comics/comic89-lovecraft.htm comic]] pokes fun at [[Creator/HPLovecraft H. P. Lovecraft's]] tendency to portray anything "alien" (i.e. [[ValuesDissonance "different")]] as mind-bendingly horrific. In the comic, Lovecraft is introduced to a race of cute, utterly benign arthropod-like creatures with a fondness for hats, who attempt to converse politely with him: "Hello, friend soft-skin, do you like my hat?" The joke is that the aliens [[FauxHorrific wear hats on their stomachs instead of their heads]], which Lovecraft finds so [[AbsoluteXenophobe abnormal]] that it drives him insane.

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* One ''Webcomic/{{Bogleech}}'' [[http://www.bogleech.com/comics/comic89-lovecraft.htm comic]] comic pokes fun at [[Creator/HPLovecraft H. P. Lovecraft's]] tendency to portray anything "alien" (i.e. [[ValuesDissonance "different")]] as mind-bendingly horrific. In the comic, Lovecraft is introduced to a race of cute, utterly benign arthropod-like creatures with a fondness for hats, who attempt to converse politely with him: "Hello, friend soft-skin, do you like my hat?" The joke is that the aliens [[FauxHorrific wear hats on their stomachs instead of their heads]], which Lovecraft finds so [[AbsoluteXenophobe abnormal]] that it drives him insane.


See also NiceHat, where the hat is respected, and HatDamage, which may result in hilarity. A cornerstone of the BrotherhoodOfFunnyHats. A parody of the HatOfAuthority is a common way of puncturing the fragile dignity of said authority.

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See also Contrast NiceHat, where the hat is respected, and HatDamage, which may result in hilarity. A cornerstone of the BrotherhoodOfFunnyHats. A parody of the HatOfAuthority is a common way of puncturing the fragile dignity of said authority.

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* A RunningGag in ''ComicStrip/{{Curtis}}'' {{Sunday Strip}}s is Curtis and Barry sitting in church, and Curtis making fun of the elaborate hats ladies wear to church to make Barry laugh.
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*Hats are the main collectible of ''VideoGame/{{Struggling}}''. Troy can wear two of them!

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* A central motif in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey''. Mario's regular hat gets shredded at the beginning during his attempt to save Peach from Bowser, so he allows Cappy, a member of a race of hatlike ghosts called Bonneters, to take its place. Cappy can transform into any of the various goofy-looking hats that Mario buys, and his eyes suddenly peaking out from time to time adds to the silly vibe. The various allies and enemies Mario encounters frequently wear silly hats themed after the areas they are found in, even characters like Goombas and Toads who don't usually wear hats. This is also a gameplay hint; those characters who ''aren't'' wearing hats can be Captured by Mario.


* ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' has used this several times. One was [[Disney/AliceInWonderland the Mad Hatter]] singing a song about hats ("Hats that are tall, and hats that are small, and hats that are totally off of the wall!"). Another was Goofy getting sidetracked in one of the trio's business cartoons by trying on hats in a hat shop.

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* ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' has used this several times. One was [[Disney/AliceInWonderland [[WesternAnimation/AliceInWonderland the Mad Hatter]] singing a song about hats ("Hats that are tall, and hats that are small, and hats that are totally off of the wall!"). Another was Goofy getting sidetracked in one of the trio's business cartoons by trying on hats in a hat shop.


* The Creator/DrSeuss book ''The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins'' is about a boy who ''tries'' to take off his hat 500 times, but finds that there is always another hat underneath. The hats eventually start getting [[BiggerOnTheInside larger and fancier]] up until the eponymous 500th hat, which became so fanciful that the king had to have it for his very own...which, thankfully, ended the hat problem as there were no more hats after that.

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* The Creator/DrSeuss book ''The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins'' ''Literature/The500HatsOfBartholomewCubbins'' is about a boy who ''tries'' to take off his hat 500 times, but finds that there is always another hat underneath. The hats eventually start getting [[BiggerOnTheInside larger and fancier]] up until the eponymous 500th hat, which became so fanciful that the king had to have it for his very own...which, thankfully, ended the hat problem as there were no more hats after that.

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* In ''VideoGame/GolfWithYourFriends'', cosmetic hats are awarded for playing the game for a while. They include many, many things that aren't strictly hats, such as a cake, a rotating radar dish, a hamburger, and a nest with eggs.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Galaxion}}'', Patty, TheMedic and a quirky, friendly soul, owns an insane hat collection.


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* In ''Film/MontyPythonsTheMeaningOfLife'', the Python troupe conclude that one of two concepts related to the eponymous question is that people are not wearing enough hats.
* The comedy ''Film/ImGonnaGitYouSucka'' has Mr. Big's Big Brim Club, where the title BigBad's criminal minions relax and drink while wearing giant-sized hats.

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* In ''Film/MontyPythonsTheMeaningOfLife'', ''Film/ElDorado'' has a RunningGag concerning the Python troupe conclude other character's opinions of Mississippi's choice of headwear:
-->'''Bull Harris:''' ...might have anyhow if I wasn't tryin' to figure out what
that one of two concepts related fella's got on his head.\\
'''Mississippi:''' It's called a hat.\\
'''Bull Harris:''' Well, I'll have
to the eponymous question is that people are not wearing enough hats.
* The comedy ''Film/ImGonnaGitYouSucka'' has Mr. Big's Big Brim Club, where the title BigBad's criminal minions relax and drink while wearing giant-sized hats.
take your word for it.



* ''Film/ElDorado'' has a RunningGag concerning the other character's opinions of Mississippi's choice of headwear:
-->'''Bull Harris:''' ...might have anyhow if I wasn't tryin' to figure out what that fella's got on his head.\\
'''Mississippi:''' It's called a hat.\\
'''Bull Harris:''' Well, I'll have to take your word for it.

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* ''Film/ElDorado'' The comedy ''Film/ImGonnaGitYouSucka'' has a RunningGag concerning Mr. Big's Big Brim Club, where the other character's opinions of Mississippi's choice of headwear:
-->'''Bull Harris:''' ...might have anyhow if I wasn't tryin' to figure out what
title BigBad's criminal minions relax and drink while wearing giant-sized hats.
* In ''Film/MontyPythonsTheMeaningOfLife'', the Python troupe conclude
that fella's got on his head.\\
'''Mississippi:''' It's called a hat.\\
'''Bull Harris:''' Well, I'll have
one of two concepts related to take your word for it.
the eponymous question is that people are not wearing enough hats.



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* The picture book ''Go, Dog, Go!'' has a RunningGag involving a poodle appearing in increasingly ridiculous hats and asking another dog, "Do you like my hat?"

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* The picture book ''Go, Dog, Go!'' has a RunningGag involving a poodle appearing in increasingly ridiculous hats and asking another dog, "Do you like my hat?"
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* The picture book ''Go, Dog, Go!'' has a RunningGag involving a poodle appearing in increasingly ridiculous hats and asking another dog, "Do you like my hat?"






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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': Fezzes are funny rather than cool, and the Eleventh Doctor finding fezzes cool is funny to the other characters.
* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'':
** Near the end of the "Courtmartial" sketch, the British soldiers put on pixie hats (with fake pixie ears attached to them), to the audience's delight.
** In "Biggles Dictates a Letter", Biggles indicates to a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} secretary whether or not he's dictating by wearing a hat with silly horns. His secretary still gets it wrong, writing it down when he isn't dictating and not writing it down when he is.
* On ''Series/TicTacDough'', Wink Martindale regularly modeled novelty hats sent in by viewers.



-->'''Jeremy:''' [[MundaneMadeAwesome Tonight- I wear a hat!]], Richard wears a hat! [[RuleOfThree And James wears a hat!]]

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-->'''Jeremy:''' --->'''Jeremy:''' [[MundaneMadeAwesome Tonight- I wear a hat!]], Richard wears a hat! [[RuleOfThree And James wears a hat!]]



-->'''Jeremy:''' [[MundaneMadeAwesome Tonight- Richard wears a blue hat!]], James wears a different hat! [[RuleOfThree And I wear a hat with things on it!]]

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-->'''Jeremy:''' --->'''Jeremy:''' [[MundaneMadeAwesome Tonight- Richard wears a blue hat!]], James wears a different hat! [[RuleOfThree And I wear a hat with things on it!]]



-->'''Jeremy:''' [[MundaneMadeAwesome Tonight- I wear a hat!]], James wears a hat! [[SubvertedTrope And Richard]] [[RuleOfThree is behind a low wall!]]

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-->'''Jeremy:''' --->'''Jeremy:''' [[MundaneMadeAwesome Tonight- I wear a hat!]], James wears a hat! [[SubvertedTrope And Richard]] [[RuleOfThree is behind a low wall!]]



* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'':
** Near the end of the "Courtmartial" sketch, the British soldiers put on pixie hats (with fake pixie ears attached to them), to the audience's delight.
** In "Biggles Dictates a Letter", Biggles indicates to a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} secretary whether or not he's dictating by wearing a hat with silly horns. His secretary still gets it wrong, writing it down when he isn't dictating and not writing it down when he is.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': Fezzes are funny rather than cool, and the Doctor finding fezzes cool is funny to the other characters.



* On ''Series/TicTacDough'', Wink Martindale regularly modeled novelty hats sent in by viewers.



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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': In "Bargain Hats For Mother's Day," Mrs. Davis asks Miss Brooks to sell the homemade hats she made. They feature an imitation sparrow perched upon imitation fruit. Mr. Conklin buys one for his wife Martha, Mr. Boynton buys one for his mother, Walter Denton gets one to use as a table centerpiece, while GenreRefugee Tex Barton buys one for his horse Lucy. [[HilarityEnsues Unfortunately, the recipients, even Lucy, are fanatics about having individualized wearing apparel...]]

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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': In "Bargain Hats For Mother's Day," Mrs. Davis asks Miss Brooks to sell the homemade hats she made. They feature an imitation sparrow perched upon imitation fruit. Mr. Conklin buys one for his wife Martha, Mr. Boynton buys one for his mother, Walter Denton gets one to use as a table centerpiece, while GenreRefugee Tex Barton buys one for his horse Lucy. [[HilarityEnsues Unfortunately, the recipients, even Lucy, are fanatics about having individualized wearing apparel...]]
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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': In "Bargain Hats For Mother's Day," Mrs. Davis asks Miss Brooks to sell the homemade hats she made. They feature an imitation sparrow perched upon imitation fruit. Mr. Conklin buys one for his wife Martha, Mr. Boynton buys one for his mother, Walter Denton gets one to use as a table centerpiece, while GenreRefugee Tex Barton buys one for his horse Lucy. [[HilarityEnsues Unfortunately, the recipients, even Lucy, are fanatics about having individualized wearing apparel...]]



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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}}'' games, you can give hats to your Skylanders (and in the fourth game, your captured villains), all of which provide varying stat bonuses. By the fourth game, there are hundreds to choose from.
* In ''VideoGame/StreetPassMiiPlaza'', most of the hats that aren't Nintendo references fall under the silly hat category. Sometimes this is combined leading to things like your Mii wearing a replica of [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Princess Peach's castle]].



* In ''VideoGame/StreetPassMiiPlaza'', most of the hats that aren't Nintendo references fall under the silly hat category. Sometimes this is combined leading to things like your Mii wearing a replica of [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Princess Peach's castle]].
* In the ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}}'' games, you can give hats to your Skylanders (and in the fourth game, your captured villains), all of which provide varying stat bonuses. By the fourth game, there are hundreds to choose from.



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* One ''Webcomic/AwkwardZombie'' strip parodying ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' by way of Creator/DavidAttenborough describes a Medic deciding which ally to Ubercharge as if it were a nature documentary, with the prospective "mates" displaying their hats to impress the Medic. [[spoiler: The Medic picks a character with a ''whole stack'' of hats on his head... who turns out to be a disguised enemy Spy.]] In the rant, the artist admits that this is usually how she picks who to Ubercharge when playing as Medic.



* One ''Webcomic/AwkwardZombie'' strip parodying ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' by way of Creator/DavidAttenborough describes a Medic deciding which ally to Ubercharge as if it were a nature documentary, with the prospective "mates" displaying their hats to impress the Medic. [[spoiler: The Medic picks a character with a ''whole stack'' of hats on his head... who turns out to be a disguised enemy Spy.]] In the rant, the artist admits that this is usually how she picks who to Ubercharge when playing as Medic.



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* The "Marge Gets a Job" episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has her suggesting "Funny Hat Day" with Music/TomJones music playing regularly as a way of raising morale, after seeing a line of deeply disturbed employees (one popping back antidepressants, one a clear alcoholic, and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxcwkJbC558 the other brandishing a shotgun]]). A scene later the same employees look essentially the same, [[MoodDissonance but they're wearing silly hats]].
** In another episode Homer suggests they add a scene in the ''Film/MrSmithGoesToWashington'' remake where the titular character, played by Mel Gibson, tries on lots of funny hats. [[NoJustNoReaction Mel quickly vetos it]].

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* The "Marge Gets a Job" episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has her suggesting "Funny Hat Day" with Music/TomJones music playing regularly as a way of raising morale, after seeing a line of deeply disturbed employees (one popping back antidepressants, There is one a clear alcoholic, and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxcwkJbC558 the other brandishing a shotgun]]). A scene later the same employees look essentially the same, [[MoodDissonance but they're wearing silly hats]].
** In another episode Homer suggests they add a scene in the ''Film/MrSmithGoesToWashington'' remake
WesternAnimation/BugsBunny cartoon, "Bugs' Bonnets", where he and Elmer Fudd keep having hats that fall from a delivery truck land on their heads, causing them to adopt the titular character, played by Mel Gibson, tries on lots personas of funny hats. [[NoJustNoReaction Mel quickly vetos it]].the hats' owners. A judge's wig made Bugs act like he was running a trial, a grandma's hat made Elmer act like a little old lady, and a Boy Scout hat compelled Bugs to help Elmer cross the street.



* ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' has used this several times. One was [[Disney/AliceInWonderland the Mad Hatter]] singing a song about hats ("Hats that are tall, and hats that are small, and hats that are totally off of the wall!"). Another was Goofy getting sidetracked in one of the trio's business cartoons by trying on hats in a hat shop.
* The "Marge Gets a Job" episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has her suggesting "Funny Hat Day" with Music/TomJones music playing regularly as a way of raising morale, after seeing a line of deeply disturbed employees (one popping back antidepressants, one a clear alcoholic, and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxcwkJbC558 the other brandishing a shotgun]]). A scene later the same employees look essentially the same, [[MoodDissonance but they're wearing silly hats]].
** In another episode Homer suggests they add a scene in the ''Film/MrSmithGoesToWashington'' remake where the titular character, played by Mel Gibson, tries on lots of funny hats. [[NoJustNoReaction Mel quickly vetos it]].



* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': Mr. Krabs sells [=SpongeBob=] a drinking hat he found in the garbage for $10, only to find afterwards that it is a hot collector's item as several collectors give him increasing offers for it up to $1,000,000. Then it turns out the hat is worthless, and [=SpongeBob=] got a clapping hat that's worth $1,000,000,000.



* There is one WesternAnimation/BugsBunny cartoon, "Bugs' Bonnets", where he and Elmer Fudd keep having hats that fall from a delivery truck land on their heads, causing them to adopt the personas of the hats' owners. A judge's wig made Bugs act like he was running a trial, a grandma's hat made Elmer act like a little old lady, and a Boy Scout hat compelled Bugs to help Elmer cross the street.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': Mr. Krabs sells [=SpongeBob=] a drinking hat he found in the garbage for $10, only to find afterwards that it is a hot collector's item as several collectors give him increasing offers for it up to $1,000,000. Then it turns out the hat is worthless, and [=SpongeBob=] got a clapping hat that's worth $1,000,000,000.
* ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' has used this several times. One was [[Disney/AliceInWonderland the Mad Hatter]] singing a song about hats ("Hats that are tall, and hats that are small, and hats that are totally off of the wall!"). Another was Goofy getting sidetracked in one of the trio's business cartoons by trying on hats in a hat shop.


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* ''Film/ElDorado'' has a RunningGag concerning the other character's opinions of Mississippi's choice of headwear:
-->'''Bull Harris:''' ...might have anyhow if I wasn't tryin' to figure out what that fella's got on his head.\\
'''Mississippi:''' It's called a hat.\\
'''Bull Harris:''' Well, I'll have to take your word for it.


* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': In "Bargain Hats For Mother's Day," Mrs. Davis asks Miss Brooks to sell the homemade hats she made. They feature an imitation sparrow perched upon imitation fruit. Mr. Conklin buys one for his wife Martha, Mr. Boynton buys one for his mother, Walter Denton gets one to use as a table centerpiece, while GenreRefugee Tex Barton buys one for his horse Lucy. [[HilarityEnsues Unfortunately, the recipients, even Lucy, are fanatics about having individualized wearing apparel . . . .]]

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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': In "Bargain Hats For Mother's Day," Mrs. Davis asks Miss Brooks to sell the homemade hats she made. They feature an imitation sparrow perched upon imitation fruit. Mr. Conklin buys one for his wife Martha, Mr. Boynton buys one for his mother, Walter Denton gets one to use as a table centerpiece, while GenreRefugee Tex Barton buys one for his horse Lucy. [[HilarityEnsues Unfortunately, the recipients, even Lucy, are fanatics about having individualized wearing apparel . . . .apparel...]]
* ''Radio/CabinPressure'': Martin has an apparently quite incredible [[CommissarCap captain's hat]], which looks even more ridiculous on him because he looks [[ExpectingSomeoneTaller so little like a captain]].
-->'''Martin:''' Look, I keep telling you, I didnít ask for extra. Itís just the standard amount of gold braid they put on a captainís hat these days.\\
'''Douglas:''' [[TheGeneralissimo In the Democratic Republic of Congo]], maybe...


Hats as a clothing article are nowhere near as prominent as they used to be. Their unfamiliarity to the modern audience makes them a source of comedy. Particularly of the random variety.

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Hats as a clothing article are nowhere near as prominent as they used to be. Their unfamiliarity to the modern audience makes them a source of comedy. Particularly of the random variety.
comedy.



See also NiceHat, where the hat is respected, and HatDamage, which may result in hilarity. A cornerstone of the BrotherhoodOfFunnyHats.

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See also NiceHat, where the hat is respected, and HatDamage, which may result in hilarity. A cornerstone of the BrotherhoodOfFunnyHats.
BrotherhoodOfFunnyHats. A parody of the HatOfAuthority is a common way of puncturing the fragile dignity of said authority.

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