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Girl #1: Ben's hot, but I think he's gay.
Girl #2: No way. Why?
Girl #1: He asked me if my carpet matches my drapes.
Girl #2: I don't think he's gay.
Girl #1: Oh yeah?
Girl #2: Call him up and tell him he can chew on your carpet!
Girl #1: What?

Alice makes a comment, expecting people to know the real meaning of it. Bob takes the comment literally, and is often unaware that there's more than one meaning to what's being said. Hilarity Ensues... or maybe not.

This trope is the inversion of the Imagined Innuendo, which is when something is mistaken for a Double Entendre.

Related to Comically Missing the Point, Need a Hand, or a Handjob?, One Dialogue, Two Conversations. Can be used for Double Entendres, and is often the cause of an Innocent Inaccurate misunderstanding a Hurricane of Euphemisms.

See also Ignore the Fanservice and Not Distracted by the Sexy.


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  • A commercial shows a man introducing his son to his boss. After a moment the kid looks at the father and says "Daddy, his nose isn't brown."

    Anime & Manga 
  • School Rumble. This trope is the reason Eri thinks that Tenma is no longer a virgin when she casually asked Tenma if she'd ever "seen a man's body" in the aftermath of her walking in on Harima changing. (Tenma and Karasuma had gone to a live pro wrestling show.)
  • In the first Naruto Shipuuden movie, the plot involves rescuing a hereditary Barrier Maiden (and in the end getting her to accept her role and the need for the position) the movie ends with said girl talking to the protagonist and mentioning that, basically "I'm going to need help making someone to succeed my position, mind helping me out with that?" Cue Naruto going "Sure!" and everyone else facepalming...
  • Belldandy in Ah! My Goddess frequently misses the actual meaning of people's comments. In one scene of the anime, a construction worker speaking to Keiichi remarks that Keiichi probably doesn't get much sleep living with Belldandy, to which Belldandy asks both of them how living with her would keep Keiichi from sleeping.
  • In the idol anime Marginal #4, Atom is having trouble getting into the emotion behind the lyrics of the song they're going to record (with talk of "danger" and "skin touching skin"). Rui says that maybe Atom needs... experience. Atom thinks Rui means experience with poison mushrooms.
  • In A Certain Magical Index, when Lessar is going to eat a large sandwich, Touma doubts she can fit it in her mouth, so she replies she takes great pride in fitting large objects in her mouth — and adds that Touma can think about that in an indecent way. He doesn't get it.

    Comic Books 
  • Red Ears, a European erotic comic series, has done numerous gags of this sort. For instance, one comic has a woman take a hunky man for a car ride, then stops in the woods, steps out, strips down, and tells him he can have "whatever he wants". He turns the key and drives off with her car.

    Fan Works 
  • The Peace Not Promised: Frustrated by her father's attitude to Severus and her own uncertainty about whether he's right, Lily just wants to throw herself into their relationship and prove that they love each other with touch rather than words, asking Severus to "Apparate with me somewhere. Anywhere we can be alone... First place you think of." He has no idea what she's really asking for, and takes her to the Forest of Dean, where in the first timeline he sent his Patronus (the emblem of his love for her) to guide her son — but he can't tell her that, and isn't actually sure why he chose the place, so he just makes up a story about having been studying the plants in the area. She's amused by his confusion but decides that the scenery is beautiful anyway.
    Lily: So, I'm guessing we've just had another misunderstanding?
    Severus: You asked me to take you to the first place I thought of. I don't see how many different interpretations that request could take.
    Lily: Oh, don't worry about it. I like your idea far better.
  • In Harry and the Shipgirls, it is revealed that before Su Daji's Start of Darkness, she and her husband Jiahao had been attempting to get the latter's Childhood Friend Lianhua to join their relationship, but the girl could not take a hint. At one point, Lianhua visited to find Daji, completely naked and presenting herself, asking if Lianhua wanted a taste of her persimmon. Lianhua walked over to a bowl of persimmons and started eating one.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • In Almost Heroes, after some Naughty Birdwatching. (He gets it a minute later, and is affronted.)
    Bartholomew: You want to be alone so you can "shake hands with Ben Franklin." [laughs] Y'know, "polish the pewter."
    Leslie: Polish the pewter? Why, Jonah does that for me.
  • A hilarious Running Gag in BASEketball is how Jenny McCarthy's character keeps misinterpreting Baxter Cain's sexual overtures — she ends up literally "laying new carpet" throughout his entire house and "sucks the chrome off of a trailer hitch" among others. Which is odd, considering that you could easily interpret that as her thinking he's doing such innuendo, but he's meaning it literally. After all, laying carpet wearing a tight dress like that probably wasn't intentional.
  • In the movie Half Baked, Thurgood is telling his friends not to spend any money, as they have to save it. Then:
    Scarface: You said you gave Mary Jane a pearl necklace!
    Thurgood Jenkins: Obviously you missed the whole point of that story.
  • Idiocracy. Joe never catches on that Rita is a prostitute, despite the euphemisms she has. She eventually says a Sure, Let's Go with That for painting. Even more hilariously, at the end of the movie Rita is shown actually painting!
  • In Mallrats, someone makes a remark that another character likes to have sex with women "in a very uncomfortable place." Several characters misinterpret this and ask if he means the back of a Volkswagen.
  • In The Man Without a Face, Chuck Norstadt is asked by his mother if his mentor "touched him." Being a young kid, he takes her literally, and it's clear to the audience that he doesn't understand what his mother is really asking him. Hilarity does not ensue.
  • A deliberate example in America's Sweethearts, although this takes place in an Imagine Spot. As Eddie thinks about meeting Gwen for the first time since their break-up (and his mental breakdown), he imagines her asking him in a sultry voice if there's a gun in his pocket or if he's just happy to see her. After a beat, he tells her that it's a gun, pulls it out, and shoots her.
  • In Life with Father, the older two Day boys decide to give their mother Vinnie some of "Bartlet's Benificent Balm" because it lists "women's complaints" among the ailments it can cure. After all, she'd been complaining about her headache all morning.note 
  • Elvira, Mistress of the Dark has this memorable exchange (where Bob doesn't get the joke, so she just says "nevermind, I'm fine") after Elvira has hit her head on a movie marquee:
    Bob: How's your head?
    Elvira: Well, I've never had any complaints...

  • Discworld:
    • In Guards! Guards!,
      • The older, more cynical guards assume that young and innocent Carrot joined the Watch to get away from a bad situation at home. One of them asks him if he "got a girl into trouble", and Carrot, recalling all the times his girlfriend was lectured by her father about how unsuitable he was, says that he did, more than once. He also admits to staying at "Mrs Palm's" (a notorious brothel) every night, impressing his co-workers, though Carrot is actually under the impression it is a boarding house. His letter home to his family includes a line about one of the girls waking him up to ask if he wanted anything "but they had no apples so I said no."
      • When his fellow guards try to teach him the Bawdy Song "A Wizard's Staff Has a Knob on the End", Carrot can vaguely grasp that it's some kind of play on words, but not what the actual joke is.
    • Men at Arms:
      • Nobby tells a dwarf watchman the rumor that dwarves are well-endowed and the dwarf says "yes, that's true. I myself have saved seventy dollars." Dwarves in general fail at understanding innuendo, metaphor and irony. (One book notes that being extremely literal is a habit you develop when the cultural occupation is as dangerous as mining.)
      • Angua (a very attractive, intelligent werewolf woman) is making overtures to Carrot. Since he's taking things literally, it results in gems like this:
        Angua: The only career options for women was the Watch or a seamstress.note 
        Carrot: And you're not very good at sewing.
        [Angua glares at Carrot but sees nothing except transparent honesty]
        Angua: [sighing] Yeah.
    • In Jingo, Carrot and Angua find a stack of weapons catalogs and magazines under a suspect's bed, and Angua remarks "You know what they say about men who like large weapons". Carrot honestly doesn't know, so Angua hastily explains "They're rather... small." Carrot replies that dwarfs do tend to be fond of large axes and hammers, and the diminutive Nobby Nobbs is the fantasy equivalent of a gun-nut.
  • In The Shining, Danny, who has telepathic powers, catches a female hotel guest checking out a bellhop and thinking, "I'd like to get into his pants." Danny, who is five years old and clueless about things sexual, takes it to mean that the lady wanted the guy's pants and is thoroughly confused. He has to talk to Dick Halloran about it before he's informed that this wasn't what she wanted (though Danny being five, he just tells him that she has a dirty mind).
  • In the MAD Magazine parody for the movie Summer of '42, a teenage boy goes into a drug store to buy some condoms. He nervously explains to the pharmacist that he wants to have a good time, but would like to be protected. The pharmacist's reply?
    You'd like to order a malted, in a clean glass?
  • In Rhythm of War, Adolin recalls that when he was fourteen years old, a girl he liked kept talking about how interested she was in his "sword." So he bought her a sword, since she apparently liked them so much. And presented it to her along with an enthusiastic lecture about the precise design and uses of this particular style of blade. It wasn't until he was a bit older and wiser that he realised why she hadn't seemed more pleased.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Monty Python's Flying Circus:
    • This is the entire joke of that sketch. You know, that one. Know what I mean? Know What I mean? Nudge nudge wink wink say no more, eh, eh?
    • Inverted in another sketch, which has the same man walk into a shop and start reading the advertisements on the door. After he finds out that neither "small white pussy cat," "chest of drawers," "pram," "babysitter," nor "be a blood donor" are what he's looking for, the shopkeeper hands him a card, which he reads: "Blond prostitute will indulge in any sexual activity for four quid a week. What does that mean?"
  • Half the jokes on 3rd Rock from the Sun. For example, Sally remarks after her first date that, "Well, he wanted to sleep with me. I wanted sex, but since he was tired I let him go home."
  • Nucky's young lawyer in the second season of Boardwalk Empire, when he is offered apple pie.
    Chip: Cherry is more my liking. A la mode, if you catch my meaning.
    Nucky: I actually don't.
  • In the That '70s Show episode "The Velvet Rope":
    Jackie: Michael, we can't go. My parents are gonna be out late tonight, and we have to study.
    Kelso: Study? No, what a gyp! I'm going to the club.
    Jackie: No! No, no, Michael, you're coming over to my house tonight. And we're gonna "study".
    Kelso: Fine! God, I never get to do anything fun.
    Hyde: God, you're dumb.
    Kelso: I guess that's why I gotta go study.
  • This is Teal'c's main gag in the first few seasons of Stargate SG-1. Not always sexual.
  • A Saturday Night Live skit was built on this premise, as Randy Quaid is trying to explain to Pee-Wee Herman, in euphemisms, that he's thinking about going to a prostitute:
    Randy: Well... they wear lots of makeup.
    Pee-Wee: A clown!
    Randy:, let's just say you wouldn't want to be seen with one.
    Pee-Wee: [nods understandingly] A mime!
  • In the All in the Family episode "The Bunkers and the Swingers", Edith answers an ad in a magazine, which was written by swingers, but she doesn't get the innuendo and thinks they're just looking for friends. When they show up, Hilarity Ensues.
  • In an early episode of The War at Home, Dave is concerned that Hillary might have lost her virginity, and tries to find out if Larry knows anything about it, using Sexual Euphemisms. Apparently, he doesn't, as this trope occurs.
    Dave: Listen, I need to ask you a question. What do you, um... know about your, um... sister's relations?
    Larry: You mean like cousins and stuff?
    Dave: No, no, no... Do you... do you know if your sister is, you know... active?
    Larry: Well, she does do pilates and plays tennis sometimes.
    Dave: Why do I even bother with you?
  • Pretty much all of the earlier episodes of Two and a Half Men had jokes about Jake not getting the adults Sexual Euphemisms and taking things literally.
  • Boy Meets World, in a pregnancy scare episode, had a scene something like this:
    Shawn: Cory, how would you feel if these two waffles got together and made a little waffle?
    Cory: I think I know what you're getting at, Shawn. [beat] You'd like seconds. I'll be right back.
  • That Mitchell and Webb Look features a sketch with a new doctor starting work in a Bawdy 1970s Hospital. He is soon fired after it becomes apparent he's incapable of making double entendres.
    Doctor A: [preparing needle] Now, you might feel a small prick (!)
    Patient: Wouldn't be the first (!)
    Doctor A: Brace yourself, I'm giving you one in the posterior (!)
    Patient: I should be so lucky(!) Is your first time? I hope you know where you're sticking that thing (!)
    Doctor A: Don't worry, it isn't hard (!)
    Patient: Speak for yourself (!)
    Doctor B: [beat] Shall I get my cock out?
  • Happens in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air:
    Will: Well yeah, I had big feet. You know what they say about a guy with big feet...
    Ashley: No, what?
    [Uncle Phil clears his throat]
    Will: be sayin' "damn he got some big feet."
  • In The Big Bang Theory:
    Amy: Kiss me where I've never been kissed before.
    Sheldon: You mean like Salt Lake City?
  • In one episode of Hello Cheeky, John gives the joke "The world's long-distance swimming record is held by Liza Garotti, a very successful callgirl from Venice". Tim stands around blinking for a while, before saying that he fails to see the humor in that — a switchboard operator being a good swimmer.
    Barry: ...John didn't say "a switchboard operator", he said "a callgirl".
    Tim: It's the same thing, isn't it? ...Isn't it?
    John: Tim, a callgirl is someone you... call! When you're lonely!
    Tim: Oh... when I'm lonely, I call mummy. Does that mean she's a callgirl?
  • Angel: A spell has reverted the cast to their teen mentality.
    Wesley: It's Wesley, thank you. Wyndham-Pryce. [grabs his lapels, puffs up with pride] I am from the Watcher's Academy in southern Hampshire. In fact, I happen to be head boy.
    Cordelia: Gee, I wonder how you earned that nickname.
    Wesley: A lot of effort, I don't mind saying.
  • Arrested Development:
    • A non-sexual variety turns up in the second episode of . George Sr. says several times that there's "always money in the banana stand" when Michael mentions the company's financial trouble, which Michael takes at face value since the banana stand is the only part of their business that actually turns a profit. George Sr. only clarifies what he meant after Michael and George-Michael burn the banana stand down in an act of defiance: He kept a quarter-million dollars in emergency cash hidden in the walls of the stand.
      George Sr: How much clearer can I say... There's always money... IN... THE BANANA STAND!
    • Meanwhile, the trope is constantly inverted by Tobias, who makes numerous extremely suggestive remarks that he doesn't intend as such, but everyone else immediately picks up on the double meaning.
      Tobias: [talking about accidentally using a spa package meant for his wife] I'm afraid I prematurely shot my wad on what was supposed to be a dry run if you will, so I'm afraid I have something of a mess on my hands.
      Michael: There's so many poorly chosen words in that sentence.
  • Frequently a point of humor on Raising Hope as most of the family is slightly dimwitted and frequently misinterpret idioms literally.
    Virginia: Oh, come on, Burt! A new rug? I always hear people bragging about how their carpets match their drapes.
    Burt: You're right. I want to be one of those people.
  • In Seinfeld, Elaine is insulted when her newest love interest, who has back problems, has a lumbar support mattress sent to her apartment, thinking he's planning to sleep with her on his first visit. She gives the mattress to Kramer, but later finds out that it was a gift custom-made to fit her. Flattered, she takes it back, but since the mattress now smells heavily of Kramer—who's been taking swims in the East River—the guy believes that Kramer slept with her. His resulting chat with Kramer resolves the issue peacefully without clearing up anything.
    Hal: And you've, um—how do I put this. You've been in her bed.
    Kramer: That's right.
    Hal: But this isn't still going on?
    Kramer: No, no, no, she put a stop to that.
    Hal: That's all I needed to know.

  • The Full Monty (2023): Lomper is out there promoting the diner, calling out "Get your Big Baps here!" A teenage schoolgirl asks him if he has any idea how offensive that is, but he is totally oblivious to "baps"note  also being slang for breasts.

  • Madness' "House of Fun" is about a boy visiting a pharmacist on his sixteenth birthday and asking for a box of "balloons" only to be told he's in the wrong place.
    I'm sorry, sir, but we don't stock party gimmicks in this shop.
    Try the House of Fun (it's quicker if you run)
    This is a chemist, not a joke shop.

    "Party hats." Simple enough? Clear?
    Comprehende, savvy, understand, do you hear?

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    Video Games 
  • AI: The Somnium Files: Date cheekily explains to his 12-year-old kid Mizuki the reason why a beer ad has girls in bikinis on it. She doesn't get it.
    Date (smirking): "Because they make you thirsty."
    Mizuki: "Why?"
    Date: "I'll tell you when you're older."
  • Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood has Leonardo da Vinci attempt to come out of the closet by declaring that, "Women provide little distraction" (from constructing equipment for the Assassins) and not-very-subtly placing a hand on Ezio Auditore's shoulder. However, after a moment Ezio answers, "Wait, I don't get it..." and looks at him with apparent confusion, leading to an awkward silence for the both of them.
  • It's a Running Gag in Dead In Vinland that tomboyish teenager Kari doesn't understand sexual innuendo - even when her dirty-minded aunt Moira lampshades Kari's own accidental innuendo with "That's What She Said!"
  • Dragon Age:
    • In Dragon Age: Origins, the golem Shale will ask Zevran why the Warden spared his life after trying to kill him/her. Zevran will ask Shale in turn how anyone could destroy something as attractive as him. When Shale fails to see the point, the following exchange takes place if Alistair is in the party:
      Zevran: Here, take that templar fellow. Rugged good looks, quick wit, manly shoulders. Just getting him to hop borders is a challenge worthy of the great heroes.
      Alistair: A challenge? I'd happily hop borders, given the chance. I've never even been close to leaving Ferelden!
    • The player character can pretend to do this when Leliana invites you into her tent during her romance.
    • Becomes a Running Gag in Dragon Age II with Merrill, who periodically will ask if she missed something dirty during conversations with other party members.
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas: "Does the Pope shit in the woods?" "I keep telling you I don't know, homes, where His Holiness does his business is his business."
    The Truth: I never made love to my mother. She wouldn't.
  • The Lufia series: In Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals and Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals, Idura departs from Bound Kingdom leaving thinly-veiled threats to the land and the warrior who defeated his monsters. Said warrior, Dekar, is an absolute idiot who completely misinterprets Idura's threats, further infuriating Idura.
  • In Mass Effect 3, best buds James and Steve are voicing fan complaints about vehicles in the previous games. Steve says that if James likes the "drunk rhino" approach of the Mako, he should stick with the old Grizzly tank. When James protests that he loves that tank, Steve (who's gay) jokes that the big and burly James would be the one to like grizzly bears. James doesn't get it.
  • Okiku, Star Apprentice: When Okiku uses a Sexual Euphemism and is misunderstood by a boy in Nishino:
    Boy: Is it just me, or is mommy's tummy getting bigger?
    Okiku: It sounds like she had some fun.
    Boy: We played together just yesterday, but...
    Okiku: Uhhh, that wasn't exactly what I was talking about!
    Okiku: Oh, never mind, Don't worry about it.
  • In Sam & Max: The Mole, the Mob, and the Meatball, Sam is instructed to give the code phrase "Does the carpet match the drapes?" to the mole in hope of getting the correct countersign. The countersign? "Why I never!" and a slap to the face. Think that will be a common response? Nope. You can say it to every NPC in the game, all of which will take the phrase literally.
  • Tales of Vesperia: During the first few battles with only Yuri and Estelle as your party members you get things like:
    Yuri: Yeah, I beat you into next week!
    Estelle: Next week? But, can you really—
    Yuri: Never mind.

    Visual Novels 
  • Some of the stuff with Danganronpa can come across like this. Usually with people not getting it or Monokuma just wanting to troll someone.

    Web Animation 
  • Harry Partridge's Hal the Misinterpretive Porn Star is all about this, and subverts it nicely in the third sketch to boot.
  • Hazbin Hotel's Sir Pentious sometimes misunderstands modern slang owing to dying in the Victorian era, as demonstrated during his fight with Angel Dust:
    Angel Dust: [has been ensnared by chains and slammed hard into the ground] Ohhh, harder, daddy~!
    Sir Pentious: [gasp] Son?!
    Angel Dust: [does a non-verbal facial expression variant of Sarcasm Failure]
  • Homestar Runner:
    • "The Baloneyman" has a non-sexual example, where Bubs describes a sandwich as "shaped like there's a bite taken out of it", and Homestar repeatedly fails to get the point.
    • In the Strong Bad Email "trading cards", Homestar and Strong Bad have a conversation about Coach Z.
      Homestar: He's re-known for his self butt-pats.
      Strong Bad: Yeah, known in seven states...
      Homestar: [confused] What?
  • "Hiro, the Dense Shonen Protagonist," inspired by a thread from an image board, is about a warrior who seems completely mentally incapable of comprehending innuendo.
    Izilith: How about we skip ahead to the part where you lust for me while I drain your will and—
    Hiro: Wait! You said we were going to play together. To do that, we need a game!
    Hiro: [playing Connect Four] Aha! Four in a row! Another victory for Hiro!
    Izilith: Oh you're so skilled... Such a masterful tactician deserves a reward!
    Hiro: Quite! Take me to your leader!
    Izilith: But wouldn't you rather have me?
    Hiro: Why would I want you?
  • One episode of Red vs. Blue has Caboose pulling an Entendre Failure on himself, with Tucker's help. When Tucker mentions him and his alien son Junior (long story) being somewhere "in between" human and alien, Caboose replies with "In between two alien... and human... ladies? and later repeatedly wonders aloud "what Tucker's doing in between the two ladies."

    Web Comics 
  • From Coach Random, Dorkboy licks a shaved beaver.
  • This Girls with Slingshots strip.
  • O Human Star: no, Sulla, that's not what Al meant by "poke around."
  • The Order of the Stick: Miko the Paladin is way too straight-laced to get any innuendo.
    Haley: Newsflash, Roy: every quest we've done have been all about YOU. "I want to beat Xykon, I want the starmetal, I want to bump uglies with the paladin."
    Miko: The proper term is "smite evil", not "bump uglies".
  • Times Like This: Matt, in the Old West, tells a saloon belle she could "pull a train". Guess what she does.
  • Sinfest gives us the page picture, followed by a storm of Innocent Innuendo.
  • In Spinnerette Sahira thinks twice is enough:
    Sahira: Do you ever think Mecha Maid wants to be more than just friends with you?
    Heather: We are more than just friends! We're a superhero team!
    Sahira: No, I mean do you think she likes girls?
    Heather: Sure, why wouldn't she?
    Sahira: Facepalm! I think Mecha Maid is a lesbian who wants to have sexual intercourse with you.
    Heather: What!? No way!
  • El Goonish Shive: When Elliot reveals his new date Ashley seems like the fact that he's capable of Gender Bending, Tedd tries to be subtle when asking if Ashley is bi. Given this is Elliot, it fails.
    Tedd: Oh... Does she, um... swing both ways?
    Elliot: Swing, what swing?
    Tedd: No, no! Does she like apples... and oranges?
    Elliot: I don't know her fruit preferences.
    Tedd: [exasperated expression] Bisexual. Is she bisexual?
    Elliot: Oh! I dunno, maybe?
  • In Freefall, Maxwell Post's attempt at innuendo fails to account for the fact that his new acquaintances are an uplifted wolf with an extremely acute sense of smell and a Starfish Alien:
    Florence: I know you! Your scent was on my captain the night we got a job to move satellites.
    Max: For my reputation's sake, I hope your captain is a huggable young lady.
    Florence: Extraterrestrial mollusk.
  • In Lotta Svärd: Women of War, when the woefully innocent Lahja goes to bring the Soviet prisoners their food for the day, the field medic she works under decides to accompany her, surprised that she had been going to see the men on her own, and making...a certain hand gesture to try to explain what could happen if she goes by herself. Lahja, of course, is completely puzzled, wondering if he meant "engagement, like putting on a ring".

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    Web Videos 
  • lonelygirl15 contains a couple of examples.
    • From "Lying Bastards":
      Jonas: Listen, Mamasitas lock up your daughters, OK, 'cause the Beast here is south of the border, and, uh, not for nothing dude, you put the "ho" in "Mexico".
      Bree: There's no "ho" in "Mexico".
      [awkward silence; Bree shrugs]
      Bree: There's no "ho" in "Mexico"!
    • From "Let's Play Doctor":
      Jonas: So tell me, uh, what are you doing later?
      Sarah: It involves D batteries and makes a lot of noise.
      Jonas: Uh... A boombox?

    Western Animation 
  • In Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Carl intends to super-size his penis using Frylock's shrink/growth ray. Frylock attempts to sugarcoat this to Meatwad.
    Frylock: He's, uhh, "enhancing" himself.
    Meatwad: Is he learning a second language?
  • Chowder: At the end of "Mung on the Rocks", after Truffles and Mung Daal make amends and rekindle their romance, Mung announces that the two of them are gonna "get cooking". As they walk offscreen, Chowder points out the kitchen is the other way.
  • The Simpsons:
    • "Last Exit to Springfield" features a variant, in that Mr. Burns' attempt to subtly bribe Homer are taken for a seduction attempt.
    • Episode "Dial 'N' for Nerder":
      Martin: Care to make it a trio, Bart? You can brush and I can blow.
      Bart: Well, I agree you blow.
      Martin: Then it's a plan!
      Bart: A lot of people blow, but no one blows like you.
      Martin: High praise indeed!
      Bart: When you look up "blow" in the dictionary—
      Lisa: Bart, he's not gonna get it.
      Bart: Fine.
    • Later on in the episode, when Bart buries a bone for Martin to find...
      Martin: *gasp* Maybe it's one of the major homos!
      Bart: You're one of the--
      Lisa: Bart, he's not gonna get it.
  • Family Guy:
    • Peter gets hit on by a woman at a Renaissance Fair who asks if he wants to "take a gander under [her] frock". Confused, Peter gets a goose and shoves it under her skirt.
    • In another episode, when the cast recreates the plot of Of Mice and Men:
      Chris (as Lennie): Sorry about what I did to your husband earlier.
      Meg (as Curley's wife): Yes, that was quite a hand job you did on him. Y'know, I'm not so bad at those myself...
      Chris: I'm not gonna lie to you, you're wasting your double-entendres on me.
      Meg: I want you to destroy me.
      Chirs: Okay! (snaps her neck)
  • The Ghost And Molly Mcgee: In "A Period Piece", Libby is embarrassed to get her first period at a sleepover with Molly and Andrea. When Molly asks her what's wrong, Libby just explains it's "that time of the month", but a confused Molly just asks "What time of the month?" Libby then tries explaining "Aunt Flo is visiting", and Molly remarks that she doesn't remember meeting Libby's Aunt Flo. Andrea, who overhears the other girls, ends up having to explain what's going on.
  • Star Trek: Lower Decks: In the Season 3 opener, we see Boimler working at a vineyard, one where the grapes are turned into raisins. He is constantly hit on by gorgeous women who use double entendres to flirt with him, or try to bang him. However, Boimler is completely oblivious to all this, not catching the entendres, and is actually rather annoyed that the girls keep bothering him with seemingly minor things.
  • Kaeloo: In a bank-themed episode, Mr. Cat attempts to ask Kaeloo out on a date and implies that he wants to have sex with her afterwards with an Unusual Euphemism about her "cashing his checks". Naturally, given the fact that it's a very unusual way to say it, Kaeloo assumes that he's trying to bribe her into doing him some sort of favor.

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