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Josh: I am tired of being number two! Number two stinks!
Drake: [snickering] Number two stinks...
Josh: Grow up!

A situation where one character says a word or phrase in a non "Double Entendre" (or sometimes not even Innocent Innuendo) manner, but another takes it the wrong way and starts laughing. Bonus points if the first person tells the second to "grow up" or something similar. The amused character saying "That's What She Said!" has the same effect.

Heh heh..."grow..."

Compare That Came Out Wrong (Heh heh... "came") and Accidental Innuendo (Heh heh... in-your-endo). Contrast Innocent Innuendo (Heh heh... "innuendo" again) and oh would you be quiet!!? note 

And yes, like That's What She Said, this can definitely be Truth in Television, depending on how often you hang out with immature people.

An especially immature version is that one character (often a girl) actually says some "naughty" word, like "butt", but in a rather non-sexual situation, and another character (often a boy) stops listening to her, just snickering to his mates: "Heh, heh, she said 'butt'."

Another childish version is for not sexual per se, but cheeky words like if a character says "I would like to X, but Y", another character says "Heh heh, you said "butt"."

Another version, mainly used ironically, is when one character says a "naughty" word or an intentional Double Entendre and another character replies "Heh heh, you said X", regarding some other things that they said. For example: "I have a big butt" — "Heh heh, you said 'have.'"

Compare Inherently Funny Words, Lampshaded Double Entendre, One-Letter Pun and Fun with Homophones. Super-Trope to LOL, 69 and Uranus Is Showing. See also Scunthorpe Problem when it applies to computer programming.

Heh heh, you sai — *GACK!*

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    Heh heh, Anime and Manga 
  • Azumanga Daioh: A variant of this gag that sadly gets Lost in Translation occurs during the Okinawa Trip arc. Tomo's amusement at finding a box of chinsuko (a kind of shortbread cookie that originated in Okinawa), and later some ukoncha (turmeric tea), comes from the fact that they sound like chinko (a euphemism for the penis) and unko (a euphemism for poop), respectively.
  • In the Gag Dub of Hetalia: Axis Powers:
    • In season one, Germany and Italy see a scientist giving a lecture:
      Scientist: ...our research has but cracked the surface...
      Italy: Hehehe... that professor guy doesn't know it, but he just said butt crack!
    • And in season five when Turkey comments on how different Germany and Prussia's personalities are:
      Austria: Maybe they're different on the surface, but when it comes to clothes, they share an anal-retentive streak.
      Turkey: Hahaha! You just said anal!
  • Comes up in Hunter × Hunter. Belerainte is a professional Hunter hired by Queen Sevanti of the Kakin Kingdom as a bodyguard. She deploys him to oversee Kurapika's demonstration of activating Nen, or latent superpowers (which, as a pro Hunter, Belerainte can already use). His fearsome status is completely brought down by the very first thing he says:
    Sevanti: Report back to me if he teaches Nen correctly! In intimate detail!
    Belerainte: [quietly to himself] Uh huh huh. She said "intimate."
  • Kaguya-sama: Love Is War has a chapter where Kaguya is shown to have a grade-schooler's sense of humor when it comes to "naughty words" due to her ridiculously sheltered upbringing. When Fujiwara starts talking about how weird her dog's begging stance looks, Kaguya has to hold in her laughter because the term for "beg" (chinchin) is a homophone for "penis". Once Fujiwara realizes what's going on she mercilessly says "Chinchin!" over and over just to make Kaguya laugh.

    Heh heh, Comic Books 
  • Big Trouble in Little China:
    • Jack does this to the villain in the first comic.
      Qiang Wu: I will skin you next for your disrespect, yankee. But for now, tonight my focus is totally on Wang!
      Jack: Heh heh.
    • Qiang does it right back to him in issue 4.
      Jack: We've come for Wang!
      Qiang Wu: I'm sorry, you've come for what?
      Jack: Wang! We've come for Wang!
      Qiang Wu: Sounds like you want wang really badly.
      Jack: Yes! I want Wang really bad—oh, ha ha. Very funny. I see what you're doing! He stole that joke from me!
  • The Dandy: In the comic strip My Own Genie, a giant monkey gets stuck on top of town hall, according to the Mayor, who says "He's done a doodie on top of town hall." Lula responds with, "Ehehehe. Doodie."
  • Deadpool: Non-sexual or scatological version done in an issue of his first series. Deadpool meets the zombie-controlling villain known as the Black Talon, and cracks up at his costume's resemblance to a chicken. After a few comments even the zombies start to giggle, leading to this exchange:
    Black Talon: [to zombies] Hey! Not a peep out of you!
    Deadpool: The chicken... just... said... peep! Bwahahaha!
  • Miracleman: At the beginning of Book Two, Miracleman compares himself to Tinkerbell from Peter Pan when explaining to Jason Oakey how his force field works. After Jason answers that he's not familiar with Peter Pan, Miracleman explains that Tinkerbell is a "fairy", which causes Jason to laugh due to the word sometimes being used as a homophobic slur.
  • Spider-Man: Spider-Man isn't above this either, occasionally.
    Spider-Man: [talking to Ben Grimm] That's the thing, Thing. We don't know. Hehe, I said "thing-thing."
  • Subverted in Spider-Man/Deadpool.
    Spider-Man: Booby Traps.
    Deadpool: [laughs] You said traps.
  • Viz: The whole point of Finbarr Saunders and his Double Entendres] (catchphrase: fnarr fnarr). There is literally an example of this in EVERY PANEL, except the last couple where the whole premise is inverted.

    Heh heh, Fan Works 
  • In The Bat and the Phoenix Dudley giggles when Bruce Wayne introduces his ward Dick.
  • In the SMG4 fanfic "Bob Lives, Bois!", Chris mentions a past event at the Bikini Atoll. This, naturally, gets a laugh out of his immature partner Swagmaster.
  • Hivefled; discussion of troll quadrants with John elicits "Haha, you said flush."
  • In the House fanfic, "It's Room Service" after Wilson gets pushed into the swimming pool, he complains about the water being cold and says he's chilled to the bone. House says, "Heh heh, you said 'bone'," even doing a Beavis voice.
  • In the Mob Psycho 100 gender swap fanfic Master and Student (female) Reigen remarks that by hiring Serizawa she can't be accused of sex discrimination, something which the girl squad, (female) Mob, Tome, and Rei, all think is just hilarious.
  • In Morrigan Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Morrigan snickers when Madame Hooch tells everyone to mount their brooms during the first flying lesson.
  • Naru-Hina Chronicles: Naruto does this when Sai and Kei end up making several Double Entendres, such as Sai saying that he could fill in any holes Kei has regarding an upcoming mission. This causes Sasuke to complain about his friend's immaturity.
  • In No More Games Ollivander comments that Cedric's wand is freshly polished.
    "Yes, sir," Cedric replied proudly. "I polish it every night, just like you told me."
    Harry snorted and Sirius failed to completely restrain a snicker at the unintentional joke, causing Amelia to elbow him in the ribs.
  • The introduction of the canon character Stiffener Medick in the Official Fanfiction University of Redwall actually caused a student to faint with the effort of trying to decide which "witty" comment to make.
  • Secrets of a Mushroom Ring:
    Harry: My God, Draco. How did you end up stumbling onto the one plant that we are completely impotent against? [Snape chuckles.] Severus, please tell me that you are not laughing at impotent.
  • In The Shock of it All Hermione announces that her Animagus form is a great spotted woodpecker. Harry, Neville and the Weasley twins briefly try to restrain themselves.
    "Oh, go ahead and laugh, before you burst a blood vessel or something," Hermione huffed as she pushed her bowl away. She knew they would give her flak over this. Stupid boys. Always thinking with their penises.
    The four boys fell to laughter, and it took a few minutes to get under control. Words like 'wood' and 'pecker' filled the air, until Hermione had enough and sprayed them with water from her wand.
  • This exchange from The Simpsons: Team L.A.S.H.:
    Mr. Burns: My goodness, Bartholomew, you're growing like a weed!
    Bart: Heh heh... weed.
    Mr. Burns: Ugh! Don't you youngsters know how to treat your elders with respect? And aren't you aware that as a host, it is your duty to be polite towards your guests?
    Bart: Heh heh... doody.
    Bart: Heh heh... boob.
  • So Much For No Strings Attached:
    Snape: Learning Occlumency will allow you to access your subconscious so that you should be able to find memories in the subconscious.
    Harry: Occlumency?
    Snape: The guarding one's mind from external penetration.
    [Harry starts snickering]
  • The Symbol of Peace and Justice: During the sports festival, Kaminari chuckles when Tsuyu calls Pokémon "Legalized cockfighting". This earns him a Dope Slap from Jiro.

    Heh heh, Film (Animated) 

    Heh heh, Film (Live-Action) 
  • Anatomy of a Murder: Since the case involves an alleged sexual assault, the judge uses the word 'panties' early in the trial, causing the spectators to laugh for several seconds. He then upbraids them for not taking things seriously, and warns that he will not tolerate any further giggling during the trial.
  • In Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Patty O'Brien, Dr Evil's Irish Henchman, complains that Scotland Yard is "always after me lucky charms," much to the amusement of his colleagues. For this scene, see also Don't Explain the Joke.
  • Blame (2017): Some of the boys chuckle whenever Abigail and Mr. Woods say "come" while rehearsing an intimate scene from The Crucible.
  • In Down Periscope Cmdr Dodge addresses the crew about a woman (Lt. Lake) being on board:
    Dodge: All right, look, gentlemen. I know this is an unusual situation. Can't be easy for Lt. Lake here to be thrown into a jungle such as this, and I know it will make things hard on all of us...
    Crew: [laughter]
    Dodge: Let me re-phrase that. It's going to make things difficult on all of us as well. But if we just work together as a team, I'm sure we can handle ourselves...
    Crew: [laughter]
    Dodge: Comport ourselves as professionals. That is all.
  • The Meg: When the submarine with Lori at the helm reaches the thermocline, Toshi and the Wall laugh their asses off about the prospect of "penetrating" the icy layer below them. Lori calls them out on their immature behavior but is clearly amused herself, and proceeds to run with it in her next radio call to Mana One.
  • In Monty Python's Life of Brian, Pilate's guards snicker every time he mentions his friend Biggus Dickus. And Dickus' wife Incontinentia...Incontinentia Buttocks.
  • One subplot in Smile features a trio of boys trying to get pictures of the beauty pageant contestants. One of them, Freddy, continually riffs on the contestants' names (and other things):
    Little Bob: (getting out of a car) Keep the motor running.
    Freddy: I got my motor running!
    Chuck: Aw, geez.
    Freddy: Look at that one from Bakersfield! Ah, I got something she can bake in her field.
    Chuck: [Beat] I hate him.
  • In Superman Returns, Lois Lane is bitter at Superman and annoyed that Perry White is trying to force her into covering him again.
    Lois: Chief, I've done Superman!
    Jimmy Olsen: [snicker]
    Lois: ...Covered him. You know what I mean.
  • In Transformers (2007), some of Sam's classmates laugh when he says "Sextant" and again when he says "Seamen". Both times, the teacher holds up a sign reading "Quiet", with a resigned look on his face. Sam's class is clearly sophomoric.
  • In Used Cars, the car dealership is doing an illegal broadcast by tapping into a football game and substituting their own commercial for the video feed. One of the car dealers has a deathly fear of red painted cars, and when they cut in the commercial and the flood lights are turned on, he realizes it's not a dark blue car, but a red one, so he says, "What the fuck is this, Rudy, a red car?" One of the technicians that arranged for the illegal tap in turns to Rudy and says, "Did he say 'fuck'? That's an FCC violation!" As if what they're already doing isn't...

    Heh heh, Literature 
  • In 36 Children, a non-fiction account of a young teacher's year in a poor Harlem school in the mid 60's, one of piece of advice he's given by an older teacher is to skip over Emily Dickinson's poem "There Is No Frigate Like A Book", even though it's in the textbook for the English class. She warns him that he'll lose control over the class as soon as the kids hear the first line.
  • In one book of Animorphs, Rachel is accidentally split in two (regenerative morphs...long story). Jake deduces that, while her wild-and-bloodthirsty half loves to fight, her kind-but-cowardly half got her sense of duty. Nice Rachel's reaction is basically, "Heh heh, you said 'doody'."
  • Ciaphas Cain once concluded a tactical briefing with an unfortunate turn of phrase that cause two female officers to briefly giggle before he glared at them. Specifically, giving the soldiers taking out entrenched rebels the recommendation that
    The harder and faster you go in, the better.
  • In the Jorge Luis Borges short story, "The Cult of the Phoenix":
    There are no decent words by which to call it, but it is understood that all words somehow name it or, rather, inevitably allude to it, and so I have said some insignificant thing in conversation and have seen adepts smile or grow uncomfortable because they sensed that I had touched upon the Secret.
  • Done a couple times by Karrin Murphy in Love Hurts, a short story of The Dresden Files. This is mildly out of character and is one of the reader's first clues that she and Dresden have been, as they say later, "whammied."
  • House of Robots: In chapter 22, when Trip asks Sammy about the possibility of his mother fixing E, he says that she will, no ifs, ands, or buts about it. In response, Trip snort-giggles and says "You said 'butts'!".
  • Interesting Times: "...Social intercourse." "Hur hur... sorry."
  • In Loyal Enemies, a powerful Green Thumb artifact is called the Staff of Fertility. When the heroes first hear its name, Veres is at loss of words, Gloom snickers silently, and Shelena has to work hard to keep herself from laughing.
  • In Percy Jackson and the Olympians, the characters are at the Hoover Dam and take the time to chuckle at going to "The Dam Snack bar" or needing to use "the dam restroom".
  • Max & the Midknights: In the first book, Kevyn asks about Mumblin' being the butt of many jokes, Max is seen behind him covering her snickering mouth with her hand and thinking "Ha! Kevyn said "butts"!".
  • In Remote Man Ned gets this reaction when he brings up his interest in Herpetology with his friend's friends — his internet screen name, Herpman, triggers a string of STD jokes.
  • Roys Bedoys: In “Stop Being Stubborn, Roys Bedoys!”, when Roys thinks the rocky road ice cream is poop, Loys says, “Ha ha, he said poop!”.
  • Another Discworld example comes from The Wee Free Men. After they introduce themselves to Tiffany Aching and her baby brother, the brother is extremely amused by their name and keeps calling them "Weewee men."

    Heh heh, Live Action Television 
  • 3rd Rock from the Sun - Subverted:
    Mary: My students are so immature. I was talking about Holocene man and they keep giggling whenever I mention Homo erectus.
    [Dick snickers]
    Mary: And whenever I mentioned Homo erectus -
    [Dick laughs out loud]
    Mary: Okay, what is so funny about Homo erectus?!
    Dick: Homo erectus was Pleistocene man not Holocene man!
  • The Big Bang Theory:
    • In episode "The Lunar Excitation," Leonard gives an overview of their experiment, mentioning that the laser beam on its return would be too weak to be seen by the naked eye. Zack laughs and says, "naked". Penny unenthusiastically laughs with him and immediately drops the smile when she sees how unamused Leonard is. Leonard plays nice and agrees that it's funny.
    • In other episode, Sheldon compares himself to Professor X of X-Men fame, noting that if Professor X has X-men and Sheldon's last name starts with a C, that would mean that the rest of the group are Sheldon's "C-men". The rest of the group finds this hilarious.
    • And in yet another where they are playing a strategy board game involving the collection of cards representing supplies, Sheldon keeps asking the other guys if they have wood. He can't figure out why this makes them laugh so much.
  • Simon Partridge from an episode of Blackadder II constantly takes what someone says as sounding "a bit rude."
    "'Holding my own?' Now that sounds incredibly rude!"
    • Subverted later in the episode:
      "Wahey! Bums! Sounds a bit like... bum... doesn't it?"
    • And, later...
      Lady Whiteadder: Luck? Wahey! Get it?
      Everyone else: No...
      Lady Whiteadder: Oh, come on! Luck! Sounds almost exactly like fu- *Credits*
    • Blackadder Goes Forth has a minute-long gag featuring Melchett's disapproval of pooh-poohing pooh-pooh.
  • This exchange in Blue Bloods episode "The City That Never Sleeps":
    Danny: Look if my guy is willing, I'd like to work one of the standouts with him.
    Sgt. Gormley: I don't think that's a great idea.
    Danny: He's the one person we know of who's living who could finger the perp!
    Sgt. Gormley: "Finger the perp"? [laughs]
    Danny: ...You're better than that.
    Sgt. Gormley: Who died and made you Ellen Degeneres?
  • Boy Meets World had an episode taking place on a quiz show, and one of the questions was about the Fertile Crescent:
    Shawn: Hehehe, he said "fertile".
  • Comes up unexpectedly (hehheh) in Buffy the Vampire Slayer when the gang is threatening to fall apart. Xander faces the necessity of joining the Army and says "I bet all that changes when I'm doing sit-ups at Fort Dix!" Giles, quite drunk, chokes on his drink. "'Fort Dix'? PHAWWW!!!"
  • Overlaps with That Came Out Wrong in one episode of Castle. Beckett, Ryan, and Esposito throw open the back doors of a van where a suspect is using a rotary saw to open a safe.
    Beckett: Let go of your tool, now!
    [Ryan and Esposito start sniggering]
    Beckett: Shut up.
  • Charmed (1998): In "Charmed Noir", Paige and Kyle are magically sucked into a noir novel. When they track down the detetctive characters at their office Paige refers to them as "dicks". Kyle chuckles at the choice of word forcing Paige to clarify she meant "private eyes".
    • In another episode Prue has a lunch date with a guy named Dick, but she admits to her family that she's only going to have a sense of balance in her life. Piper tells her "you don't need Dick" which causes Prue, Phoebe and Leo to all smirk at her choice of phrasing.
  • In Community episode "Comparative Religion", Jeff commends Pierce on not reacting to Shirley commenting on the Dean "shoving his PC-ness down my throat." Turns out the only reason was that Pierce didn't get it until Jeff pointed it out.
    • In "Beginner Pottery", a few members of the group take a sailing class in the parking lot. One scene opens to the teacher commending them on their progress:
      "When I look at you, I no longer see students. I see seamen. From the moment you came onboard, I saw seamen inside of you. More importantly, you stopped giggling at the word 'seamen', which is the mark of a true seaman."
  • The Daily Show gave us the memorable moment where Jon Stewart was reduced to a fit of giggles after Will Ferrell said "Well, when you come on a Will Ferrell joint..."
  • Doctor Who has an odd example without the innuendo, the humor mostly coming from the Doctor's childishness.
    The Doctor: We've got comfy chairs, did I mention?
    Angel Bob: The Angels have no need of comfy chairs.
    The Doctor: [giggling] I made him say "comfy chairs"!
  • In one episode of Dog with a Blog, Chloe brings Bennett to her class for show-and-tell but mistakes his job as a psychologist for a "sock-cologist" (a specialist who studies socks). Later, Bennett tries to explain to Chloe that he is a psychologist.
    Bennett: I'm not a sock-cologist, I'm a psychologist. What I do do is help is patients with their problems.
    Chloe: You just said do-do!
  • In one episode of The Drew Carey Show the gang is staking out Drew's office at night, trying to get evidence that Mimi is up to something. They're forced to hide when Mr. Wick comes out of his office with a woman, goes to Drew's desk, takes a candy bar, and shares it with the woman as they leave. Afterwards, Drew is livid, saying "No one puts their hands in Drew Carey's drawers and pulls out his goodies!" Cue Oswald and Lewis giggling.
  • In the Elementary episode " The One Percent Solution", Holmes adopts a pair of roosters (named Romulus and Remus) and spends the entire episode calling them "cocks" and attempting to get Watson to do the same. Eventually, we get this:
    Joan: Why is Romulus outside my door?
    Sherlock: That's Remus!
    Joan: I don't care which cock I am holding. I just want to know how it got there. [beat] Okay, congratulations. You got me to say it!
    Sherlock: I don't know if you've settled on an epitaph yet, but it does occur to me that would look fantastic on a tombstone.
  • In an episode of Enlisted the platoon is on sweeping detail for an upcoming parade. Since this is mostly for horse-related messes they refer to it as "Doody Duty." Private Hill cracks up laughing at every mention of the phrase, and has for years. When Staff Sergeant Hill is shown they have orange vests with the phrase stenciled on them, Private Hill still cracks up from the visual as well.
  • One of the characters played by Michael Veitch in the Australian sketch-comedy Fast Forward was a Jerkass who would break out into laughter when the person he was talking had a suggestive name or said a word with an alternative rude meaning.
  • Fired Up discusses this, when one woman explains why she failed to have a conversation with an amorous couple: "...but you know what its like when people are having sex. Everything you say becomes a double-entendre. (Sigh) It's just so hard..." Her friend's response: "Heh heh — you said hard"
  • Frasier: When the KACL staff are staging a radio play Bulldog Briscoe begs Frasier (who's directing) to change his character's name because he won't be able to stop himself from giggling whenever someone has to say "Mr. Wang".
  • Happens to Joey Tribbiani of Friends all the time. Quoth Chandler Bing: "Twenty-nine, Joe. You're twenty-nine."
    • And in a later episode: "Thirty-two Joe. You're Thirty-two."
    • Joey and Rachel both snickered at Ross' mention of Homo erectus.
    • Apparently Joey also can't help invoking this trope whenever someone mentions Rachel's doctor, whose last name is Weiner.
    • Joey also invokes this trope in one episode with Rachel:
      Rachel: What's so funny?
      Joey: You said number two.
      Rachel: I also said number one.
      Joey: I know!
    • Then there was the one where Chandler messes up a job interview when the potential employer wants to talk to him about his duties.
    • Phoebe's attempt to set Joey up with one of her friends hits a few snags.
      Phoebe: Oh, you know who's great? Sandy Poopack.
      Joey: (laughs) Poopack!
      Phoebe: Yeah, alright, that rules out Lana Titweiler.
      (Joey laughs even harder)
    • A flashback to Thanksgiving of 1992 reveals that Joey put Monica's turkey on his head as a joke only to get stuck. When Monica and Phoebe are trying to remove it, Monica declares that she's going to "spread the legs as wide as I can" which sends Joey into a fit of giggles.
  • Ghosts (US): The ghosts discuss the concept of moving on to the afterlife as being "sucked off." Trevor is the only ghost who seems to understand the dirty meaning of the phrase and snickers every time it is spoken, one of his few pleasures as a ghost.
  • In the Greg the Bunny episode "Piddler on the Roof", when Gil berates the staff for laughing at the news of somebody peeing in Allison's car, they point out that Gil says "you're in" and laugh again when he mentions that Allison is pissed. Then Tardy laughs and points out "you said 'eventually'."
  • Done in Hannah Montana where a White House tour-lady is explaining the many duties of the president and the first lady.
    • Variation:
    Lilly: Why don't you just ask him out?
    Miley: I'm from Tennessee. We don't do that.
    Lilly: Well, you're in California now, and we do do that.
    Cooper: Heh heh, you said doo-doo.
  • How I Met Your Mother uses this a lot as well, although the humor is not explicitly pointed out — it is only followed up with another character saying "yeah, you did" and is often intentional.
    • There was a whole episode revolving around it. When Robin started her own TV Show, people watched it because they found it amusing that she constantly used the word "but um", as if it meant bottom. In fact, everyone were so amused by it that they met each other in the bar to make a drinking game, where they would drink every time she said the word, and then yell it out loud.
  • In The King of Queens, Arthur states that the word 'pianist' "tickles" him.
  • The Late Show with David Letterman: From "Top Ten Reasons Mills College Students Don't Want Men Attending" (May 18, 1990)
    "7. Guys often whoop and holler when words like breast appear in sensitive poetry."
  • Let's Make a Deal: Wayne Brady introduces a game that has three pirate booty chests. He then snickers at himself “heh...booty...” He also continues to laugh at himself through the game when he says “big booty”.
  • Parks and Recreation gives us a great one when Ann wants to ask her ex-boyfriend to be a sperm donor so she can have a child, but doesn't know how to ask. She goes to Ron for advice on being blunt but decides to use a metaphor and Ron gives us this amazing Accidental Innuendo:
    Ann: I want plant my front yard.
    Ron: I've seen your house. You'd have more success if he planted ficuses in your back yard.
    Ann: No...I don't think so.
  • Psych:
    • Shawn says he's selling tickets for the Policemen's Ball. Lassiter says "We don't have balls." Shawn says "There is absolutely nothing I can say to that."
    • In another episode (about a character they're trying to investigate for fraud):
      Shawn: All I have to do is make sure Bethel is in front of those cameras when he exposes himself.
      Gus: Right idea. Wrong choice of words.
    • In "We'd Like to Thank the Academy," Shawn and Gus are forced to enroll in a police academy crash course to make up for violating police procedures. They take advantage of a practice patrol to pull over detective Lassiter for "driving under the influence," leading to this exchange:
      Lassiter: What the hell, Conforth, you can't beat me on the field so now you're trying to beat me off?
      Shawn: You may want to rephrase that, sir.
      Gus: Maybe he has been drinking.
    • Another from the Season 6 finale "Santabararatown," in reference to a suspect who escaped conviction when Henry was an officer in the eighties:
      Henry: Trust me, no one wants to nail this guy's ass more than I do.
      [aside glances from Shawn and Gus]
  • Played with in Queer as Folk (US): Brian and Lindsay are meeting with the principal for a school where they want Gus to go. Lindsay has told Brian to behave, and while waiting outside the principal's office, Brian says something along the lines of: "...well, there is no predicting... oops, I said dick!"
  • If all the examples on QI were listed, we'd be here all day. But from the Jargon episode, Stephen Fry mentions ejaculation in the Sherlock Holmes canon, leading to exasperation from the panelists:
    Alan: The canon.
    Bill Bailey: Oh, Christ.
    Stephen: As in the word canonical.
    • All this after a round that discussed the giss (pronounced jizz) of birds note 
  • Salem loved doing this on Sabrina the Teenage Witch:
    Hilda: Now, obvious fact number one. Willard hasn’t asked you to marry him yet and obvious fact number two...
    Salem: Hee hee hee! You said 'number two'!
    • Another example:
      Sabrina: Nothing like being embraced in the bosom of your family on the most special day of the year.
      Salem: Hee hee hee! "Bosom"! You said "bosom"! Ha ha ha ha!
  • The Sarah Silverman Program's 'Doodie' episode ends with the ghost of Sarah's mother provoking Sarah with the following:
    "Your sister Laura is very wise, and it's your duty to listen to her."
    "My duty?"
    "Yes, and it's an enormous duty, and I know that enormous duties can really stink."
    "Aaaaaaaah, nice one, Mom."
    "It was okay."
  • The Todd on Scrubs is prone to this.
    • Also, in one episode Elliot is able to indirectly identify Turk and JD over the phone because they laugh at a patient saying the word "duty".
    • And in the episode where the viewer hears Turk's thoughts instead of JD's, Turk giggles internally over someone using the word "pianist".
    • Another one in season 8 when JD is telling his friends he's leaving. JD and Turk proceed to giggle about his new boss' name (Dr. Mantoots).
    • Another one is Turk asking Carla what was the name of the wedding dress designer she likes. After answering "Vera Wang", cue Turk and JD's giggling. Which was then double-subverted by The Todd when he walks by and overhears the conversation.
      Todd: What? I think Vera Wang makes very beautiful gowns. Plus, her last name is a very funny word for "penis."
  • An episode of Student Bodies has Cody taking computer lessons from another character. She remarks later on that she's having a difficult time because Cody keeps giggling every time she says "3 1/2 inch floppy".
  • As this clip from That '70s Show shows, even when, initially, only one out of three people finds a word like "penal" to be funny. Repetition of the word will cause the other two to laugh in time.
    • Especially when Hyde points out that Kelso is taking "an oral test on the penal code"
    • When the Formans are at a garage, Kitty asks "What's so funny about a muff? I mean, muffs aren't funny. I have a beautiful gray one that I have been using for years.", leaving Eric and Donna struggling not to crack up.
  • Two and a Half Men
    Jake: [snickering] You said Moby-Dick.
  • The Series Finale of WandaVision reveals that the fake Pietro we've seen throughout the show is really a random citizen being possessed, named Ralph Bohner. When Monica says the name out loud, "Pietro"/Ralph just chuckles and quietly repeats "Bohner".
  • One Wayne's World sketch on Saturday Night Live had Wayne and Garth constantly snickering at the title "Winter's Bone".
    • In a 2017 sketch titled "Oval Office Cold Open", Donald Trump (played by Alec Baldwin, not Trump himself) calls Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto over the phone to manipulate him into paying for the border wall separating America and Mexico to halt illegal immigration.
      Donald Trump: Guy who's going to pay for the wall says what?
      Pena: Qué?
      Donald Trump: No, guy who's going to pay for the wall says what?
      Pena: Qué?
      Donald Trump: No, you have to say what.
      Pena: [laughs] You said "what", you're going to pay for the wall!
  • What We Do in the Shadows (2019) does this with Nandor and Guillermo, after the former is named a co-chair of the Vampiric Council and talks about the need for a Number Two, declaring he will sit on his throne and "make a firm number two", for which Guillermo can't stop laughing.
  • The audience seems to be notorious for this on Whose Line Is It Anyway?
    • Hehe, Drew said 'seamen'.
    • Also played straight and subverted in a game of "Scenes from a Hat": Inoffensive words that immature people are prone to snicker at.
      Wayne Brady: So you have a selection, white and pumpernickel.
      Colin Mochrie: [snickers] ..."White."
  • In the Wizards of Waverly Place episode "Future Harper", our teenage wizard heroes travel about using a device called the Inter-wizard People Porter. Max (and a one-shot character in Egypt) pick up on the fact that the acronym sounds like "I pee-pee".
  • One invention featured on World's Dumbest... is designed to make seats belts more comfortable for people's chests. It's called the "Tiddy Bear". To quote Chuck Nice: "Best thing about the Tiddy Bear? The name!"
  • Zoey 101:
    Michael: We wouldn't have this problem if the lunch ladies could make a decent chicken breast.
    [Logan starts snickering]
    Zoey: What's so funny?
    Chase: Michael said "breast".
    Logan: Breast... [snickers]

    Heh heh, Meta 
  • Used on this wiki; see Number Two for a good example.

    Heh heh, Music 
  • "Pinch Me" by Barenaked Ladies: "I could hide out under there/I just made you say 'underwear'..." In concert, that line often makes the audience throw underwear on stage.
    • Sometimes the audience will throw underwear before the second line. If this happens, Ed sometimes sings "I just made you throw underwear" instead. (emphasis mine)

    Heh heh, Newspaper Comics 
  • In Candorville, Lemont's six-year-old lawyer makes a closing argument that repeats too many opposing points for comfort. Lemont shouts, "Get to the 'but' already!" The response is fairly age-appropriate.
  • A FoxTrot strip references the Trope Namer when Paige, as a school reporter, asks a couple of students if they think Beavis and Butt-Head are realistic. Cue them doing the duo's famous laugh, followed by "...heh-heh, she said 'butt'."
  • In One Big Happy, Ruthie makes a two-room birdhouse and giggles when her father calls it a birdie duplex. (Hint: Drop the last syllable.)
  • Zits discusses this in a humorous example with "tools."
    • A not-so-humorous example was thrown in when one character's mom had breast cancer. He mentions that he's one of the few boys their age who can say "breast" without giggling.

    Heh heh, Pinball 
  • Getting a 3-Way Super Combo in Deadpool (Zen Studios) prompts Deadpool to announce it, then quietly titter "3-way!".

    Heh heh, Professional Wrestling 

    Heh heh, Stand-Up Comedy 
  • Mentioned by George Carlin in his "Seven Dirty Words" routines ("And the cock crowed three times." "Heeey... it's in the Bible! 'Cock' is in the Bible!").
    • Also in his bit about words on planes. "I can't imagine why they wouldn't use a lovely word like COCKPIT! Do you?"
  • After deliberately dropping a double entendre, comedian Mike Harding turned to the audience in faux-indignation "what are you all laughing at? I haven't said nowt, me, it's you buggers. you're going to get me thrown out here!"
  • And of course Frankie Howerd's look of reproach to an audience laughing at the possibly dirty joke, and his protestations of "nay, nay!"

    Heh heh, Theatre 
  • West Side Story, during "Gee, Officer Krupke":
    A-Rab: In my opinion, this child don't need to have his head shrunk at all. Juvenile delinquency is purely a social disease!
    Action: Hey, I got a social disease!
  • Dead End:
    Philip: Oui, oui, mademoiselle.
    Tommy: Wee-wee! He's godda go wee-wee!

    Heh heh, Board Games 
  • Many contributors to the various websites and bulletin boards dedicated to the board game hobby relate stories about someone announcing a desire to play Cape Horn, published by Kosmos Games. This is one that definitely works better out loud than in print.
  • Resource trading in Settlers of Catan sooner or later leads to someone saying "I have wood for sheep."

    Heh heh, Video Games 
  • In the Beavis and Butt-Head computer game, the Phys Ed instructor says "Beavis! Return to class immediately or you will be penalised!". Beavis' response? "hehe, 'penile'"
  • Chimps On A Blimp: The cockpit is labeled "Cock".
  • inFAMOUS 2:
    Kuo: Section 150 of the Federal Penal Code stipulates that a law enforcement officer is authorized to commandeer a civilian vehicle in order to catch a suspect, escape, or prevent a crime.
    Cole: Penal code. Heh.
  • Left 4 Dead: Crash Course.
    Francis: Hey, Zoey. We're passing gas!
    Zoey: Heh heh, farting...
  • In Le Temple Perdu de l'Oncle Ernest, when Uncle Albert mentions Lake Titicaca, he tells the player that it's not time to laugh, since "Titicaca" sounds like "pipi" and "caca", the Spanish words for "pee" and "poop" respectively (the latter is commonly used if you live in Argentina).
  • In Mass Effect 2, if you question the wisdom of Gardner being both cook and janitor, he responds:
    Gardner: You have to pull your own weight on a Cerberus vessel, and I catch what falls through the cracks. Heh, 'through the cracks.
  • Minecraft has a common fan tagline, "Punching trees gives me wood."
  • Shogo: Mobile Armor Division: At one point Sanjuro has to take a side trip to rescue a cat so a lady will turn off her electric fence and let him through. Some squatters were going to eat the cat. When he explains this to Kura over the radio this trope occurs. (May take you a couple of tries to figure it out.)
    Sanjuro: Just ran into some stragglers who were trying to eat a cat.
    Kura: [sultrily] Can you say that again slowly?
    Sanjuro: Pervert.
    Kura: I'm having trouble picturing it. Maybe you could demonstrate.
    Sanjuro: "Maybe"? You must have amnesia.
  • Psychonauts has this exchange:
    Kochamara: Fine, take control of this freaky toad! I don't need him to nab children for me any more. I've got the brain of a little girl-
    Raz: [starts laughing uncontrollably]
    Kochamara: -Back in my lab that's strong enough to power a whole army of psycho-blaster death tanks... [notices laughing] What?!
    Raz: You've got the brain of a little girl?
    Kochamara: I said: "In my lab!"
    Raz: I think you've got the muscles of a little girl, too!
  • In South Park: The Stick of Truth Clyde snickers during Cartman's explanation of Power Points, called "PP" for short. Cartman is not pleased.
    Cartman: All right, it is time to use your heroic powers. Using your ability takes Power Points, or "PP" for short.
    Clyde: Hehehehe, PP...

    Heh heh, Webcomics 
  • Used in Darths & Droids:
    Yoda: Spoke of a child, the assassin did. Investigate this, someone should. Alas, short-staffed we are.
    Windu: [snicker]
    Obi-Wan: I see. If I see any bored Jedi as I drop my sword off, I'll let them know...
    Yoda: By one failure, this investigation must not be cut short.
    Windu: [snicker]
    Yoda: Up. Shut.
  • Invoked by Dabbler in Grrl Power. She keeps track of inappropriate words that she has gotten Maxima to say.
  • Guilded Age: In one of the very first strips...
    Gnoll Shaman: I am the Mouth of Tectonicus! What makes you think I'd go down easy?
    Frigg: Haha... he's a "mouth". "Going down".
  • mezzacotta makes random attempts at this trope. "Ha ha! You said: X!" The attempts usually fail because the Double Entendre is absent; "X" has no second meaning.
    Gal: There's no room for feelings in speculative science!
    Guy: Ha ha! You said: there's no room for feelings in speculative science!
  • The Order of the Stick examples:
  • It's mentioned in Ozy and Millie that you should never say "bottom" around Avery if you don't want him to snicker.
  • When Undine and Heartful Punch first meet in Sleepless Domain, Undine has just come away from an encounter from the person that claimed responsibility for a devastating attack on her friends, but is reluctant to speak of her to anyone. Her Verbal Backspace to shift mention from the person to the monster Undine and HP just defeated causes this trope.
    Undine: ...then maybe sh—it's gone after all. For now.
    Heartful Punch snorts
    Heartful Punch: Sorry, you said shits.

    Heh heh, Web Original 
  • Even The Angry Video Game Nerd did this for "doody/duty". Note that, due to his usual style it's probably one of the more mild words in his vocabulary.
  • On Critical Role, Matthew Mercer has firmly wised up that Laura Bailey will do this practically on a regular schedule, especially during his expositions which often times have some unfortunate terminology used. On one occasion, after doing it to herself, her husband explicitly compares her to Beavis and Butt-Head.
  • In Lawrence Friday's Let's Play of Dante's Inferno, one of the commentators says that the cross (which is a ranged weapon) has "infinite penetration". The other doesn't miss the opportunity to make use of this trope.
  • In Death Note Abridged Hikari Pop Ryuk giggles at the word "fuck".
  • Dr. Havoc's Diary:
    • In Episode 8, the childish Henchmen laugh at the word "butthole".
    • In Episode 12, Fantasti-Girl takes great delight in the word "rapist", much to Havoc's chagrin.
      Fantasti-Girl: [to her mother on Havoc's phone] Mom, what's a rapist?
  • In one of dril's tweets, he goes to the doctor and is informed that his blood pressure is 420 over 69, two numbers that prompt him to "hoot & holler" out of the building while a bunch of "losers" try to tell him that he's dying of high blood pressure.
  • One of the explanations for the chosen pronunciation of "Pujol" in the Fat, French and Fabulous episode on WWII spy Juan Pujol Garcia. The podcast uses the Catalan pronunciation of the name because Pujol was from Barcelona, but also because the standard international Spanish pronunciation is too close to "poo-hole".
  • Subverted in the Bolivia episode of Geography Now when mention is made of Lake Titicaca:
    Barby: Heh heh, lake.
  • Dom Fera's Genie With a Dirty Mind is pretty much based entirely on this trope.
  • Homestar Runner: In the Strong Bad Email "long pants", Strong Bad gets a chuckle out of editing down an overly-long email so that it includes the phrase "some ants toot".
  • In part three of The Last Podcast on the Left's series on serial killer Robert Pickton, the hosts have a rough time getting started talking about a major witness in Pickton's trial because they can't stop laughing at his name, Bill Hiscox.
    Henry Zabrowski: Thirty-three years old I am...
  • In the Map Men episode "English counties explained", Jay and Mark explain the name origin of the English counties, and then they reach the three that take their name from the Saxons...
    Jay: These ones, that end in -sex...
    Jay and Mark: tehehehehehe
  • Neurotically Yours: One of Foamy's famous rants is about people who do this kind of thing and how they "need to be killed" for twisting people's simple topics of conversation into something perverted.
  • Used twice in the Nintoaster Instructional Video, first about fitting the NES motherboard into tight spaces (giggity), and also near the end of the video when securing screws fashioners, bolts, clips, or knobs (*chuckles* knobs).
  • The Nostalgia Critic's Commercials videos have him break down in fits of Corpsing at the mention of "The Wonder Boner" (a tool for pulling the bones out of fish). The "Johnson" (boat motor) jingle (especially "It's just you, your kids, and your Johnson!"), and the "Wet Banana" (a Slip 'n' Slide knockoff) ad ("The whole gang loves to ride the Wet Banana! Could that be Mom on the Wet Banana!? It is!") bring him much joy as well. We like to think the ad's writers knew what they were doing as well
  • The bloopers for The Nostalgia Critic and The Cinema Snob's review on Cats have both Doug Walker and Brad Jones breaking character when the latter reads the following line, even imitating Beavis and Butt-Head.
    Snob: Combining human faces and the bodies with CG cat features would be like combining the Meaning of Life fish with the creature from Seaman.
    (both laugh)
    Snob: Uhuhuhuhuhuh...
    Critic: You said "seaman". Oh my god, you said "seaman", hehehe...
  • In one story on Not Always Learning, a professor of art history mentions "flying buttresses," pauses, then says he's going to let the students get all their laughter out before he continues.
  • Television Without Pity liked to do this for 24 for "debrief" or any variant of it.
  • In one Texts from Superheroes exchange, Deadpool asks Elektra about working for the Hand and maneuvers her into saying that she's offering him "a Hand Job":
    Deadpool: BAHAHAHAHAH! You said it! Yes!
    Elektra: Ugh. I'm sending so many assassins after you for this.
    Deadpool: I REGRET NOTHING!
  • In Ultra Fast Pony, Pinkie Pie is amused at the name of the buffalo tribe's leader:
    Pinkie Pie: Haha! Bro! His name is Thunderbutts! Hey, bro! His name is Thunderbutts, bro, yeah it's funny.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series uses this with Rex Raptor and Weevil Underwood, who are parodies of Beavis and Butt-Head.
    • Uhuhuhuhuhuh, "wood".
      Rex: You said 'region'!

    Heh heh, Western Animation 
  • In Adventure Time, Princess Bubblegum does this in "The Creeps" after Lumpy Space Princess says she blinked.
    LSP: I blinked my balls, my eyeballs.
    PB: Hee hee hee hee!
  • In an episode of American Dad!, after Stan gets arrested and the Smiths blame everything on a car salesman:
    Officer 1: But why would they want to finger this guy?
    Officer 2: [giggles]
  • In Archer, Archer meets Benoit (balls), whose name keeps reminding him of a sex toy:
    Archer: 'Cause, I mean, you know what it sounds like, right?
    Benoit: Oui, Monsieur.
    Archer: It sounds like "Ben Wa balls," Benoit. Balls. See? I can't even say it without saying "balls." Say your name.
    Benoit: [exasperated sigh] Benoit.
    Archer: Balls.
    • Also a key component of one of the show's longest running gags: "Phrasing!"
  • In Avatar: The Last Airbender, Professor Zei mentions the buttresses in the library, at which Aang and Sokka snicker. The professor asks them about this, and they reply, "We just like architecture". It must have to do with the word "butt" being in the word buttresses.
    • The Sequel Series, The Legend of Korra:
      • Bumi, the middle child and non-bender of Avatar Aang has a propensity to do this due to his Manchild nature. The whole manchild-ness is part of a coping mechanism to deal with the fact that he was not only overlooked by Aang due to not being an Airbender but because he was the only nonbender of Aang's three children.
      • When Kya mentions the word "duty" again, she takes a split second to tell Bumi "Don't laugh" before continuing.
  • Beavis and Butt-Head:
    • The titular duo are the Trope Namers, as they are known for being able to find sexual innuendo in literally anything. A perfect example of this can be seen in Beavis and Butt-Head Do America:
      Mr. Van Driessen: You know, this could be a real positive experience for you guys. There's a wonderful and exciting world out there when we discover that we don't need TV to entertain us.
      Butt-Head: Uhuhuhuhuhuh, he said "anus."
      Beavis: Entertain us, "ain-us." Oh, yeah!
      Mr. Van Driessen: Did you boys hear a word I just said?
      Butt-Head: Uhh, yeah. "Anus."
    • Another one from the movie, when Butt-Head loses his footing and stumbles into the front of an airplane they're on:
      Captain: Get the hell out of the cockpit!
      Butt-Head: Huh-huh, you said...
      Captain: Now!! [shoves him out]
    • At the end of the movie, when they meet Bill Clinton who showers them with praise, they only seem to be focused on one thing.
      Bill Clinton: Beavis and Butt-Head, on behalf of your fellow Americans I extend my deepest thanks. You exemplify a fine new crop of young Americans who will grow into the leaders of this great country.
      Butt-Head: Uhuhuhuhuhuh, he said "extend."
      Beavis: Oh yeah, hehehe...
    • In another particularly memorable instance, the boys watch the music video for "Detachable Penis", and proceed to snicker nonstop the whole way through, leaving the actual song barely audible.
    • In another episode the school counselor asks Beavis about his plans for the future, discussing his "duties" at work.
      Counselor: I see you're currently employed at Burger World, that's great! So which of your duties there do you like the most?
      [they laugh]
      Butt-Head: Beavis likes all his "duties."
      Beavis: Hehehe, yeah, yeah. Plop!
      Counselor: Well great, Beavis! But what type of duty do you enjoy more than any other?
      Beavis: Hmm, let's see, that's a tough one. Well, the ones that take a long time are kinda nice.
      Counselor: I see, so you really like to get involved?
      Beavis: Oh, yeah yeah.
      Counselor: Get your hands dirty!
      Beavis: Well yeah, sometimes.
      Counselor: Something you can really sink your teeth into!
      Beavis: Wait a minute...
      Butt-Head: Whoa! You're disgusting!
    • "No Laughing" has this in spades, as they're made to promise not to laugh... just in time for Sex Ed class.
      • Really, the two could do this with about anything. One music video had them discussing shiny pants, with Beavis eventually saying "But I DO shine my pants!" and then Butt-Head pointing out that he said "douche." In one special appearance for the MTV music awards, Beavis says "We're gonna be Emmy winners!", then Butt-Head says "You said 'B.M.'" A few early episodes have them laughing at the term "homeowners insurance", presumably at the "homeow."
    • Subverted in their 2011 return, while watching a clip of Jersey Shore. Vinny yells about how much Snooki "loves hot salami," they were unimpressed.
      Beavis: Oh, yeah, yeah, "she loves hot salami". See, he means schlong.
    • But played straight in another 2011 episode where they need to pass a standardised test to keep the school from losing its funding. The teachers spend the whole episode cramming as much as possible into their heads, and finally...
      Butt-Head: Woah! I just got something! Number two pencil!
    • That same episode also featured a subversion.
      Butt-Head: You said "hard."
      Beavis: I say "hard" all the time. What's funny about that?
    • Some years ago someone took a picture of George Bush and Dick Cheney and distorted them to look like Beavis and Butt-Head:
      "Hehe... You said 'Dick'."
      "Hehe... You said 'Bush'. Hehe..."
    • Even the most innocuous things can lead the duo to laughter, such as in the episode "Lightning Strikes."
      [B&B are watching television]
      TV: You're watching PBS.
      Butt-Head: He said "BS."
      Beavis: Yeah. But first...but first he said "pee."
    • "Doomsday" features a rather obscure one.
      Butt-Head: He said "head of household".
    • In "Tech Support", the two even critique Hamid's attempts at this, first with "Microsoft" (which they determine not funny) and later on with "floppy", which they approve.
      • That same episode, Butt-Head asks a woman to say the word "trackball" again. Which she does.
    • In a promo for The Movie, Mike Judge tries to film them but they are unable to cooperate as they keep laughing every time he says "Action".
      Judge: Damn it! I have said that word over four hundred times! How can it still be funny?
      Butt-Head: And what word would that be?
      Judge: "Action". [Face Palm as duo starts laughing again]
    • They also do it in an ad for Paramount+ when Michael Burnham determines the ice bridge is too cracked to cross. Most of their companions aren't amused, but both Burnham and Jeff Probst seem to find it a little funny.
  • In the Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! episode "The Curse of Half-Beard's Booty", Shaggy and Scooby laugh at the mention of Half-Beard's "booty" before Daphne explains to them that in that context "booty" means "treasure".
  • From Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot:
    Number 2: Allow me to introduce myself, I am Number 2
    Rusty: Ha ha, your name means doody!
  • Bluey, of all shows, sneaks one in during "The Claw." Bandit tries to tempt the girls with a prize promising a "bottomless bowl of ice cream." Cue Bingo snickering and whispering "Bottomless..."
  • The New Zealand cartoon Bro Town uses this almost every time someone says anything near Valea, even if there was a more obvious one in the sentence.
  • Danny Phantom had Youngblood and Tucker laugh at Youngblood's Pirate Parrot saying "booty" in "Pirate Radio".
  • In the Dave the Barbarian episode "Rite of Pillage", Dave must pass four tests to become a real barbarian. His second test requires him to cause mayhem and destruction and ruin a few buildings. The name of the test: "Laying Waste"; Dave finds the name hilarious and tries to contain his laughter while the Pillage Master talks.
    Pillage Master: The second test is... Laying Waste!
    Dave: [snickers] Sorry.
    [Dave tries to contain his laughter through the following instructions]
    Pillage Master: You must lay waste here! Then you must lay waste over there. Then, when you feel you can no longer lay waste, you- [notices Dave's laughing] Alright, what is so funny?!
    Dave: [calms down] ...Nothing.
    • At the end of the episode when Dave passes his "Rite Of Pillage", the Pillage Master realizes the joke:
      Pillage Master: Laying waste! I get it! [laughs at his own joke].
  • Happens in Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show:
    Edd: Yes, well, it's all fun and games, but merry-making nearly cost us this sextant.
    Eddy: Hehehehe...!... You catch that, Ed? [to Edd] Uh, what was it? I missed that. What's it called?
    Edd: It's called a sextant, an astronomical instrument used to—
    [Ed and Eddy muffle their laughter]
    Eddy: Again, sorry, I missed it. What's it called?
    Edd: It's commonly known as a sextant, Eddy—
    [Ed and Eddy both laugh loudly]
    [Edd thinks for a moment; cue Luminescent Blush]
  • The Fairly OddParents! episode "Girly Squirrely" has Timmy's Dad laugh at Chloe saying "duty" and "behind".
  • Family Guy:
    • In "The Son Also Draws", Chris asks Peter what he'd say about quitting the Boy Scouts. Peter replies, "I'd say, 'Come again?' And then I'd laugh 'cuz I said 'cum'."
    • In another episode:
      Lois: But you can't quit jousting! The big meet is today and I thought you were—
      Peter: Hehehehe, di-did you just say "big meat"?
      Lois: Oh my God, I did! We almost missed that! That was a close one!
    • Also when Peter and Brian are putting together a crib.
      Brian: OK, insert tab A into slot B.
      Peter: That's what she--
      Brian: If you say, 'That's what she said' one more time, I'm gonna pop you.
    • And when Peter is digging a pool in his yard:
      Peter: It's my civic duty. Hehehee... doody... HEHEHEHEHE.... diarrhea. Hey Lois!
      Lois: What?
      Peter: Diarrhea!
      Lois: [snorting] Peter, I'm holding iced tea!
      • There's a Call-Back to this one in a later episode, too:
        Peter: It's my fatherly duty. Heheheheh... I said doody... But no time to laugh about it now!
    • "I've thought long and hard about this..." "Hehehehe...long and hard."
    • Another example of this between Chris and Peter when the Whiterumped Swallow bird is being discussed. Also doubles as Hypocritical Humor:
      Chris: Heheheh... rump.
      Peter: This isn't funny, Chris! [beat] Heheheh...swallow.
  • Futurama:
    • In the episode "Spanish Fry", Lrrr (RULER OF THE PLANET OMICRON PERSEI 8!!!) wants Fry's "lower horn" because he thinks it's an aphrodisiac. Bender gladly takes the opportunity to turn everything into a Double Entendre (and shout "Whoo!" afterwards).
      Fry: YES! I didn't think I'd escape with my doodle intact, but I pulled it out!
      Bender: Just like at the movie theater! WHOO!
    • When the crew gets sucked into a four-dimensional vortex in the Season 6 episode "Mobius Dick", Amy and Hermes' dialogue is played back in reverse after being spoken. Fry playfully averts this phenomenon by repeating a palindrome: poop. "Heh, heh, heh, heh! Poop!"
    • In "Bender's Game", Farnsworth berates Mom's three sons for their stupidity saying that just knowing they are in the same genus makes him embarrassed to call himself "Homo". It is promptly followed by Cubert and his friends snickering behind him.
    • In "A Taste of Freedom", this trope is defied when Nixon gives his very patriotic speech:
      Nixon: And now, we can stand erect, with proud, upthrust bosoms—
      Fry: Anyone who laughs is a communist!
  • In the Gravity Falls episode "Irrational Treasure", Mabel gets a laugh out of Dipper's use of the phrase "booby traps".
  • Taking this trope and turning it into a defining character trait with Phil Ken Sebben from Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law. He finishes almost every sentence with one of these jewels.
  • "Duty/doody" in an episode of Invader ZIM.
  • Recurring Jimmy Two-Shoes character Butley the butler has this as a running gag. Every time his name is uttered near Jimmy or Beezy, expect snickering from them. It ended up becoming a plot point in one episode where one of Butley's attempts to make Beezy act more sophisticated was to say his own name until he stopped laughing. He fails.
  • In the shop class episode of King of the Hill, Bobby is working on a project for shop and Hank advises him to "clamp (his) butt joint". Bobby snickers at Hank who is oblivious to the joke and responds with: "You're right, joke's on me. You should use a miter joint, that would look better."
  • Two examples occur in The Penguins of Madagascar.
    • One is the duty/doody variant between Mort (the one who says "you said 'doody'!") and Maurice in the episode "All King, No Kingdom."
    • The other occurs in "Cat's Cradle," when the penguins rub a stray cat's butt against a tree to leave his scent behind fool an animal control officer. When the penguins and the cat are in hiding, the animal control officer starts making comments involving phrases like "ifs, ands or buts," "the bottom of this," etc. and Private (who is the youngest penguin) starts snickering. He then loses it when their leader, Skipper, remarks that he hasn't seen Private like this since that time they were in Butztown, PA.
  • In The Powerpuff Girls (1998) episode "Curses!", when the girls drop bad words at school at seeing their quizzes:
    Mitch: Ha ha, they said [school bell ringing]!
  • Regular Show:
    • In "Fuzzy Dice", Benson prepares the guys to play skee-ball so they can win a pair of fuzzy dice for Pops' birthday present.
      Benson: So, I want everyone to line up, and when the balls drop...
      Mordecai and Rigby: [giggle]
      Benson: UGH! When the game starts...
    • In "TGI Tuesday", Benson is describing the kinds of parties held at the Parkside Lux ballroom.
      Benson: This ballroom held the most elegant balls in its day.
      Rigby: Woah, were they big?
      Benson: Oh, they were huge!
      [Rigby chuckles, only to get punched by Mordecai]
  • SheZow
    • In the first episode of, Guy snickers when the computer in the titular hero's lair said "booty".
    • From the episode "In She-D", as the Pushy Pirate Posse are robbing a store selling baby booties:
    Sheila: There are still three pushy pirates inside the bootie store!
    Maz: Ha ha, you said 'booty'!
  • The Simpsons:
    • In "Homer Badman", Homer once did this to himself, noting that he was so bashful he couldn't say "titmouse" without giggling.
    • In "Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy", Lisa complains to her friends that the new Malibu Stacy dolls are sexist. They start giggling, and one of them replies, "Lisa said a dirty word!"
    • In "How The Test Was Won", when Principal Skinner used a giant prop pencil while at a school assembly on tests, Bart naturally seized the opportunity and ran with it, with the oblivious Skinner only making things worse.
      Bart: What kind of pencil do we use again?
      Skinner: Number two! Take a number two!
      [kids laugh]
      Bart: Looks like you took a big number two!
      Skinner: Yes, as you can see, I am holding a number two in my hands, enjoying the weight and feel of it.
      [more laughter]
    • In a rare example involving Lisa being the one to laugh, in "Lisa's Date With Density", she gets caught snickering (at something outside the window) in music class. Her teacher, having had his (unheard) lesson interrupted, says "Miss Simpson! Do you find something funny about the word tromboner?!" Lisa then has to fight the urge to laugh while trying to explain what she was really laughing at before.
    • In "Brother's Little Helper", when Springfield Elementary is hosting a fire safety event, Bart gets a kick out of Principal Skinner saying the names of various firefighting implements.
      Bart: What's that stuff?
      Skinner: This is retardant.
      Bart: *snickers* It sure is! What's this thing?
      Skinner: This is a hose-lengthener.
      Bart: *snickers harder* You need one! What about this?
      Skinner: Why don't you read the label? It's a king-size flamer!
      Bart: *laughs hysterically*
    • In "The Bob Who Grew Too Much", Bart catches Sideshow Bob menacing Lisa with a spear taken from a model caveman:
      Bart: The jig is up, Bob! Return the spear to the Homo erectus! [laughs] Homo erectus! Where has that word been all my life?!
    • In "Tales From The Public Domain", Homer is retelling The Odyssey to the family. Within the retelling, upon receiving the Trojan Horse, King Priam (Ned Flanders) proudly declares, "Now throughout history when people get wood, they'll think of Trojans!".
      Homer: (snickering) Heh-heh, "Trojans".
      Bart: What're you laughing at, Dad?
      Homer: If I'm laughing at what I think I am, it's very funny.
  • The Robot Chicken sketch "Bring a Sidekick to Work Day" has Green Arrow's sidekick Speedy troll Wonder Woman by pretending to innocently ask her to identify certain parts of an arrow he is holding (i.e., the "shaft" and the "tip"), then laughs at Diana obliviously making handjob innuendos.
  • In "Special Mom Day Meal" from Sid the Science Kid, Susie explains the digestive system to Sid's class, and that it takes the good stuff from food and uses it. Gerald asks where the other stuff goes and she tells him that your body gets rid of it, that it leaves your body and this is called "poop." Gerald giggles, pointing out that she said "poop."
  • Subverted in the Sonic Boom episode, "Mayor Knuckles".
    Mayor: Are you prepared to do your civic duty?
    Knuckles: [cracking up] You said 'civic'!
  • South Park sometimes uses this with Kenny, an example being after Cartman telling Chef he has delcious ballsnote .
  • An early installment of Space Ghost Coast to Coast had Space Ghost interviewing health guru Susan Powter, who called him "quite a specimen." Cut to Brak and his brother Sisto doing Beavis And Butt-head:
    Uh-huh-uh...she said "specimen"!
  • Teacher's Pet features this trope as a running gag in the episode "Inspector Leadready II", where Ian Wazselewski laughs at Spot when he says "touche" due to mishearing it as "tushy", laughs again when Spot actually says "tushy" and is told to not say a word before he can react to Spot mentioning Lake Titicaca.
  • Time Squad When Betsy Ross rants about democracy:
    Betsy Ross: Your freedom will be shown for what it really is, a farce!
    Tuddrussel: [snickering] She said farce!
  • T.U.F.F. Puppy:
    • The episode "Rat Pack" has Dudley laugh at himself for saying "poop" after he dejectedly calls himself a nincompoop and ends with Dudley's clones laughing at him for saying he's "pooped".
    • "Dudley Do-Wrong" has the Chameleon disguised as Mayor Teddy declare that Dudley and Kitty are public enemies number one and two. Dudley laughs that he said "number two".
    • In "Girlfriend or Foe?", Dudley tells his new girlfriend Daisy that duty calls and Daisy responds by laughing that he said "doody".
  • When Ultimate Spider-Man (2012) mentions booby traps Deadpool, of course, cannot help by say "He-he, you said traps!"
  • There's no actual Heh Heh You Said X, but in one Venture Brothers episode Dr. Orpheus is talking to Triana, loudly exclaims "This is my duty!", and Triana starts giggling.
    • Hank: "Careful, these things can be booby trapped! ...hehheh, booby."

    Heh heh, Real Life 
  • At least one letter by Cicero makes note of accidentally obscene utterances (such as "illam dicam", literally "I shall say that", but sounds like a particularly obscene word for "clitoris"), making this Older Than Feudalism.
  • This article (on knitting using plant fibers) mentions the taxonomic names of four plants. Apparently the author thinks taxonomic names are scary, because every time, she feels the need to put some variation of "hah, I slipped another one in!"
  • A local radio station in Saint Louis started a contest called First of All on the morning zoo. They read a news article and you have to pick out the innuendo. Example: news story about a robbery where the robber entered through the backdoor...answer: backdoor. So, First of All: backdoor. Has caused a breakdown in normal conversation for those who listen.
    • On one of the shows on the BBC radio station Radio 1, there is even a game called 'innuendo bingo'.
  • Vladimir Nabokov, when describing his book Lolita said it "left [him] with the most pleasurable afterglow." Cue snickers and giggles.
  • A common response by chemistry students when their professors mention the chemical fucitol, or by students learning Spanish when the teacher gets to the verb poner (to put), whose past tense yo puse, tú pusiste, etc. sounds like a certain word for, well, a cat.
    • Compounds when the word for "combs" (los peines) gets involved. Start to say "I put the combs in my hair" in Spanish, and watch every twelve-year-old in hearing distance start laughing. Not to mention that peine is only a single letter away from (and sounds very much like) pene...which means something much much different.
  • We had that same wall when doing the classes of reflexive verbs. These are the -erse, -irse....and the -arse verb groups. Never mind that the Spanish for "arse" is el culo and that "arse" means nothing in Spanish, nor that this would only be encountered in the verb infinitive form and never on its own. Spanish really did become a whole load of arse for us that day...
  • The group of organic compounds, aldehydes, since the suffix used in naming them is -anal. Special mention to the aldehyde butanal.
  • Programming is rampant with this. No one doesn't giggle with they first hear that "friends can access private members."
  • In one of many, many, many hilarious moments in the behind-the-scenes footage on the The Lord of the Rings DVDs, Billy Boyd and Dominic Monaghan have this exchange while discussing their characters' adventures in the second film:
    Billy: [talking about Fangorn Forest] But within that, they're met by Treebeard, so they go from being prisoners of war to, like, the very bosom of nature, and it kind of helps them become hobbits again.
    Dom: Mmm... bosom.
    Billy: ...Did I say "bosom"?
    Dom: [whispers reverentially] Yeah.
  • Teaching people about certain things or words that have different meaning can sometimes have this. Teachers may say "Okay, get your laughs out now".
    • Sometimes, sheet music will abbreviate Ritardando with "Ritard", and sometimes people in band will say "That's retarded" when you play something wrong.
    • "Cleavage" in Geology, and "Cleavage Furrow" in Biology. Also "Cleavage Theory" in political science.
    • Foreign languages sometimes have words that sound like this. For example, a common verb in Polish, "być" is pronounced as "Bitch", but it doesn't mean it.
    • Or the time American biologists put together an acronym that resulted in their new protein being called SHAG, and then wondered why the British members of the audience cracked up every time they mentioned it.
    • The Swedish language contains a number of these for English speakers, for instance, we have "fack" (compartment like the ones in banks, for instance), "kant" (edge), and "kock" (chef).
    • Mark Twain discusses one in German:
      "I heard lately of a worn and sorely tried American student who used to fly to a certain German word for relief when he could bear up under his aggravations no longer — the only word whose sound was sweet and precious to his ear and healing to his lacerated spirit. This was the word Damit. It was only the sound that helped him, not the meaning; and so, at last, when he learned that the emphasis was not on the first syllable, his only stay and support was gone, and he faded away and died."
  • Some people can't help giggling when hearing or saying "cockpit".
  • In Linguistics 101, trying to avert this with PP (preposition phrase) is doomed to fail at some point.
  • Uranus is prone to this no matter how it's pronounced. Some people say 'your-anus' and others say 'urine-ous'.
    • The pronunciation "seh-venth-pla-net" has been suggested.
      • Besides the planet, there was also the Greek god of the same name. It doesn't help that he generally behaved like a real asshole, especially to his own children.
    • How about "you-ran-us"?
    • "I'm sorry, Fry, but astronomers renamed Uranus in 2620 to end that stupid joke once and for all." "Oh. What's it called now?" "Urrectum."
    • Now that Uranus was discovered to have cloud tops made of hydrogen sulfide...
  • Visit a church around Palm Sunday and you're bound to see kids snickering about Jesus riding an "ass" through town (although some versions of the Bible use "colt" instead) or how one "shalt not covet thy neighbour's [...] ass".
  • The French language makes it possible to do this with nearly any phrase, by turning "he's (verbing) (noun)" to "he's verbing his noun, nudge nudge", requiring a good dose of particularly unsubtle delivery ("he's rinsing the noodles" to "he's rinsing his noodle, if you get my meaning"). Lowbrow snickering ensues.
  • Separated by a Common Language has a fair share of these. "Rubber" meaning both a eraser and a condom, "Fag" being a cigarette and a derogatory term for male homosexuals....
    • The American expression "blow someone off" means to dismiss someone or not follow through with plans made with them. In British English, it sounds like something else entirely.
    • "Thongs" are a slang for a type of sandal featuring a "Y" shaped strap that goes betwen the big toe and everything else. In the US (Sans Hawai'i) and Canada, a "Thong" refers to a type of lingere worn by women that leave very little to the imagination (because of their resemblence to the strap on sandals). Naturally? Many works change this for obvious reasons. In Japan, the strap on your sandal breaking is an omen of bad luck - sometimes people giggle because anime&Manga depicting this sometimes trnaslate this as a character's "Thong breaking".
  • Often happens when certain words share sexual or insulting connotations in academia and other contexts:
    • A common joke in classical bands is to say "That's retarded" or "Retard!" - because that context means "you should play it slower".
      • Similarly, Bread retarders.
    • "Cleavage Furrow" or "Cleavage". One professor said "Okay, everyone get your laughs out now."
    • Rapeseed - This one tends to raise eyebrows rather than laugh.
    • Teachers who teach Sex ed have to constantly put up with this since the class matures at a different rate from one another.
  • Other languages as well. In Polish, a common verb is "być"... which is phonetically pronounced "Bitch". One Tumblr story detailed a Polish-as-a-second language class in the 1980s giggling when a nun refused to say "być", causing the teacher to repeatedly say "No! It's 'Bitch'!", and the class (made up of multiple age groups) were stifling laughter.
  • This must be the reason that the mythological animal "Cockatrice" got so miffed that its look will petrify you. Maybe it helps to call it (somewhat incorrect but the difference is minimal except to the professional monster hunter) "Basilisk" instead.
  • Well-respected broadcast journalist Anderson Cooper is particularly prone to this, and even has a reputation for cracking up on air. He has openly admitted to having "the sense of humor of a twelve-year-old"; previous culprits responsible for his losing it include "pussy willow", "titmouse", and "I want to give you all twelve inches"note . All the more hilarious because Cooper is a Peabody Award-winner with a reputation for levelheaded, comprehensive, serious news coverage, including Hurricane Katrina, the Cedar Revolution, and the tsunami in Sri Lanka.
  • Amongst people living in Mexico, and those of Mexican's descent, the act of lampshading (and crafting) Double Entendres is elevated to an art-form... Hell! A way of life, even! This phenomenon is known as "albur", and it's almost a rite of passage for those living there, as you can expect to be endlessly mocked and/or degraded by those that employ it, if you can't master "albur" in response.
  • Any history teacher covering the Yuan-Mongol invasion of Vietnam should be prepared to deal with giggling from students. In Vietnamese, "Mongol(ia)" is transliterated as "Mông Cổ", homophonic to "butt" and "neck". Yuan-Mongol is transliterated as "Nguyên Mông", homophonic with "intact butt". Given that the invaders were soundly and humiliatingly defeated three times, let's just say they didn't leave Vietnam with unkicked asses.
  • This MMA bout was fought between Zac Chavez and Danny Mainus (Main-us). Cue a slew of inadvertent puns involving "My-anus" and the actions taking place in the ring.
    Schiavello: My-anus is in a bit of pain, here!
  • Scissoringnote  is probably more likely to bring to mind sex positions note  than IR spectroscopy in an immature A level chemistry class. "Cleavage" can also be used as a term for the breaking of chemical bonds.
    • There's also the synaptic knob in biology, described here as a "bulbous enlargement".
  • Lake Titicaca is prone to getting this reaction. Just try saying it in a middle or high school geography class.
  • Djibouti as well. A lot of Model UN clubs have had immature students saying "Djibouti is being invaded by [country] with the aid of Greece."
  • The Israeli Minister of Education Shai Piron (in the 33rd Israeli cabinet) was unable to continue a speech before the Knesset because he started giggling about the word "penetration".
  • In French, the Prut river (Romanian-Ukrainian-Moldavian border) is often transcribed as "Prout" ("Prut" is also used, but "Prout" is more common), to the delight of children and teenagers in geography classes.note  In French, "Prout" is also childish slang for a fart (both the act itself and the onomatopoeia). The 1990s footage of a news anchorman having an uncontrollable fit of laughters while announcing the "Prout" was flooding has become memetic.
    • For English speakers learning French, "phoque" [a seal, as in the marine mammal], and, in 1968, the verb "s'accoutumer" [to become accustomed to, but virtually homophonous with the "Laugh-In" catch phrase "Sock it to me!"
  • This article about Amazon developing smart glasses for their digital assistant app Alexa was shared on Twitter with this tweet with the tagline "Amazon Echo Frames glasses lets Alexa sit on your face". Cue the jokes and eye-rolling.
  • No class of German physics or chemistry students can keep a straight face when it comes to what would be, translated, the "fuck's diffusion law". (Factly stating that it is named after its discoverer Adolf Fick will not be helpful at all.)
  • One particularly dangerous type of dust storm is called a "haboob".
  • The Twitter page for restaurant chain Jersey Mike's Subs once innocently posed the question, "How do you top your sub?" As you can imagine, people responded not with their sandwich preferences but with something else entirely. An edit later surfaced of the tweet combined with the comedy account Dril saying "Blocked. Blocked. Blocked. You're all blocked." Jersey Mike's later made another tweet that said "How do you top it?" with a picture of their toppings.
  • A French meme consists of yelling "Titre!" when someone lets out an innuendo, as in "Good title for a porno", e.g. "Wait until I'm all the way in".
  • Along food available in the English-speaking world, there's small salted appetizers named "Petite Bites". Due to this name being a false friend in French (it would mean "tiny dicks"), and one ad using a slogan saying "Petite bites, big compliments" ("compliment" having the same meaning in English and French) with a woman laughing in front of a man, the product is a meme in France.
  • And here's one for the birds — specifically, the booby and the titmouse.
  • Geography lessons are made funnier when the teacher talks about the Thailand province and its capital city "Phuket".
  • There's a British dessert named "spotted dick". This trope is allegedly the reason why the British Houses of Parliament's restaurant menu renamed it into "spotted Richard".
  • In some languages, the acronym FAQ, when read as a word, sounds like "fuck".
  • A Mexican-based food company, "Grupo Bimbo" and its American branch "Bimbo Bakeries". Americans are less likely to laugh (if they live in the southwest)
  • Overlapping with Unfortunate Name:
    • "Fred Fuchs". (It's pronounced "Fooks" in its native German)
    • "Akshit" and "Dikshit" tend to make english speakers laugh when they are pronounced phonetically - they're natively pronounced "Akshee" and "Dikshee".
    • "Dumas" is sometimes pronounced as "Dumb ass".
  • "Dam" gets a lot of chuckles due to sounding exactly the same as "Damn" which is a slang.

    Heh heh, Other 
  • From a biography from an older version of Tally Hall’s old website:
    5. rob was reading zubin’s bio. he noticed that zubin’s favorite stage of mitosis is telophase. rob thinks zubin likes telophase because this is when the cleavage furrow develops, and zubin’s one-track mind is amused by the word cleavage.
  • While group-interviewing Mark Hamill, Wayne Knight, Rob Paulsen and Maurice LaMarche, voice director Andrea Romano recalls how animators often study a voice actor's body language as reference for animating the character:
    Romano: Even though you're not really using your body, you are in fact using your body.
    Paulsen: [nudges LaMarche] Actually, many people have used your body.
    LaMarche: [fake sobbing] I'm tired of it, I'm sick of it! I'm a human being!
  • The Brewing Network: Frequently used, especially by Doc. At one point they were using it so often listeners complained and they had an episode of The Session where using the joke was banned.
  • A birthday card shows a man and his wife at a deli, and him saying "We're here to buy some SMOKED HAM! Heh heh." The interior states "George turned everything into a sex joke, whether it made sense or not."
  • An employment ad for a McDonald's in Germany had the innocuous phrase "Wir suchen DICH!" ("We are looking for YOU!"), but it was memed with the English caption "You're doing WHAT?!" Because in English, that sentence looks like, well...

(Heh heh... "hang out")

Alternative Title(s): You Said X


Scotty laughs at "booby"

Torres reports the deaths of an infantry caused by a booby trap, and Scotty cracks up at the word "booby", which offended Torres.

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