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"'Lettuce' is not funny. 'Cabbage' is freaking hilarious. Just watch: lettuce (silence), cabbage (laugh track). Works every time."
The Nostalgia Critic, "Top 11 Nostalgia Critic F%$# Ups 3"

"Say it with me! Pickle barrel kumquat, pickle barrel kumquat, pickle barrel kumquat, chimi-cherry-changa!"
Pinkie Pie, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, "The Last Roundup"

"[...] I'm at home, sitting in front of my computer in my underwear, trying to decide which animal name is funnier, 'hamster' or 'gerbil.'" ("Answer: 'weasel.'")
Dave Barry, introduction to Boogers Are My Beat

"He's doing a show called Nook Hour. He says the word "nook" for an hour. Is it funny? ...not at first. Then it is funny for a bit. Then it stops being funny. Does it become funny again? Yes."
Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle

"The young people today. They think comedy is dirty words. It's not. It's words that sound dirty. Like mukluk!"
Krusty The Clown, "Day of The Jackanapes"

Love Glove: I don't know what to say.
Mr. Nobody: Try 'baboon'. It never fails to raise an embarrassed chuckle.

Finn: Let's see... funny... funny... Uh, diggy-diggy?
Marceline: PffffBAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Heffer: Hey Rocko, what's funnier: bananas or cheese?
Rocko: Cheese, Heff. Definitely cheese.
Rocko's Modern Life, "Wallaby of the West"

"Before we begin our banquet, I would like to say a few words. And here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak! Thank you!"

At least I do not chuckle every time I hear the word: "disembowel"!
- Omi to Rai, Demon of Wind

Kevin: What started our fascination for hobos, by the way?
Luke: Uh, I think it was my Steam name. "Magical Hobo".
Kevin: Magical Hobo. No, but how did it become "Magical Hobo"?
Luke: Because I was like, I was like, uh... "I like hobos."
Kevin: You like- yeah, but why?
Luke: Because it sounds funny. Even though it shouldn't be laughed at.
Kevin: Yeah. But just the word, right? Not the actual thing.
Luke: Yeah, that's the word.
Kevin: Yeah, the word sounds funny.

That's right, sex ed week! We're gonna be talking about the PENIS! We'll be talking about the VAGINA! Do you think that's funny, Butt-Head?! Do you find it amusing that we'll be talking about the TESTICLES?! Yes, we're also gonna be talking about VENEREAL DISEASE! SEXUAL INTERCOURSE! The SCROTUM! The CLITORIS! And we will definitely be spending a lot of time talking about MASTURBATION!
Bradley Buzzcut invoking this trope on Beavis And Butthead

Attention, restaurant customers. Testicles. That is all.
Peter Griffin, Family Guy


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