Post those things that are obviously jokes but you just don't get
Dermot Mulroney and Dylan McDermott were two 90's generic leading men with similar names who starred in a bunch of forgettable movies that probably had equally similar generic drama titles.
The ketchup/catsup one is easy enough to understand...Mr Burns doesn't understand how to buy groceries/function in real life
Knifey/spoony was just kind of "lol, so random." (I get that "THIS is a knife" was a Crocodile Dundee spoof, but knifey spoony being a game was just weird.)
>I'm the first non-Brazilian to travel backwards through time.
>Melron McDilnott in My Opinion II - The Differencing.
It's just a joke about how needlessly confusing it has to have two similar but different names for the same product. To a cultural outsider like Burns it would make no sense.
>I think you're cool, Homer Simpson.
>Sandra, that was mean.
I have no idea what this is supposed to be about.
No, someone intentionally rewrote that line to "non-Brazilian", but nobody on the staff remembers who it was (or really understands why they did it in the first place). They just left it in because they thought it was funny-sounding despite not getting the joke.
It's a reference to the old comedy variety show, Hee Haw, that was interspersed with country performers.
I know they try to explain it in the episode but stlil
You're not supposed to get it. That's the joke.
I was wondering how The Critic was still popular around here, but then I remembered most of their references were on the nose gags - a dual layered sort of comedy.
>implying Family guy doesn't directly target the age demographic that would be young enough for the jokes to go over their heads
They flat out admit it on a few different occasions.
The original joke in that cartoon is a person misusing a word, either to sound smarter or because they just dont know. In this case it's calling something "Kafkaesque" when it is so not Kafkaesque.
But Andy doesn't understand humor so he thinks it's funny that she's touching the meat.
>Gwen laughs at Kevin's "improvement"
why don't you just fuck him already, Gwendolyn, skank supreme of the slut syndicate
they also look similar. it's like the whole thing bill pullman, bill paxton thing.
It isn't, though. There's plenty of those jokes in the episode, but that isn't one.
The joke is a reference to Crocodile Dundee, in which one guy pulls out a knife and threatens someone, and the other guy says "That's not a knife. THIS is a knife" and pulls out a bigger one.
The Simpsons joke simply has a man quote the movie, pull out a spoon (because misidentification of something as common as a spoon is funny), and then have his mistake pointed out to him.
His insistence it is a game can be read in two ways:
A) Knifey-spoony is a real game, and we laugh at Australia being weird again.
B) Knifey-spoony is the man's laughably bad attempt to hide his mistake.
Because it is a throwaway joke, we can't assume either is the "real" reason, but both interpretations are valid and funny.
>"I can think of three good reasons."
Never got it.
Maybe I'm slow but the last season of Moral Orel didn't see any funny.
>why did you marry dad?
>well, why not?
It's not a joke.
The place is called Sneed's Feed and Seed. It used to be owned by Chuck, which would have made it Chuck' s Feed and Seed.
You can imply that there's a rhyming scheme that must stay intact, but that doesn't make it so. There's no logical reason for it to be called Chuck's Fuck and Suck, especially when it's a feed and seed store.
Even back during Season 2-3 I knew a ton of people laughing at Family Guy references they were too young to get.
It's almost borderline theft and degradation of the idea, take something that had actual substance from the 70s/80s and just make it into funny non-sequiter word, comedy gold.
Family Guy is literally reaching backward in time and poisoning pop culture.
The Simpsons did the same thing but with media from before your time. Go listen to the commentaries, they are so fucking proud of it, "we got THIS scene from this movie" and "the joke is from this movie we like". Nearly every joke and scene is just copied from something else.
Theres nothing to understand. They're cows, they have tools. Its not very funny.
The meta commentary of people reading things into it that don't exist is pretty funny.
So its more performance art.
It's just an inside joke among Simpson's writers that they would have stores that rhyme or sound similar, like "Howard's Flowers". It doesn't make sense for us because it's just something the writers put in there for fun.
The episode never said it was ever actually called Fuck and Suck, obviously, and realistically it probably was just a feed and seed place.
But by choosing "Chuck" as the former owner's name, the viewer is still meant to THINK of that regardless of what the place really used to be. They wouldn't even have the "formerly Chuck's" there otherwise.
you haven't seen this?
>Right. But just because the implication is there, it doesn't make it so.
The humor is in that they're making people think it you dunce. Its mostly fun for the people making the scene.
So you get to chuckle about your thoughts and they get to laugh about causing them.
god damn that is actually pretty good. I didn't know Kevin had it in him
that's an awkward way to phrase a masturbation joke though
that episode of Mission Hill. The main guy wants to be a cartoonist but can't get published, you see some of his dumb cartoons in it
>I almost typed up a huge paragraph explaining the thought process behind the joke but I realized I'm just encouraging you.
I understand the thought process behind the joke perfectly. but again:
1-Just because something is implied, doesn't make it so. We're supposed to think it was Fuck and Suck, but there's absolutely no reason for that to be the case, other than the writers want you to think that. Which again, the whole premise falls apart if you just take a second to look at it.
2-Even taking it as a joke, it's not funny. "OOOOOHHHH Fuck and suck! They said bad words! HEHEHEHEHE! Big deal. It's swear words. What are you, 5 years old or something? I bet you die laughing when somebody farts.
>2-Even taking it as a joke, it's not funny. "OOOOOHHHH Fuck and suck! They said bad words! HEHEHEHEHE! Big deal. It's swear words. What are you, 5 years old or something? I bet you die laughing when somebody farts.
It's a throw-away gag that's shown for 4 frames. You have autism.
>The humor is in that they're making people think it you dunce
There's no humor there.
When I first saw it, I knew exactly what they were going for, but it just didn't work when you think about it.
>it just didn't work when you think about it
you don't have to think with simpsons humor. either the 'formerly chucks' clued you in and you got what they were going for, or you moved on. this isn't high brow humor
He doesn't. While "meat touching" may refer to masturbation, kevin is just and idiot and says it because he thinks it would be funny it the lady touched the meat when told not to. Besides he's against anything bad or naughty he wouldn't make a joke like that.
That's exactly his point. He's an idiot who has "sense-of-humor cancer"
Oh wait wrong one. There's totally an animatic for that part.
the point is that kafkaesque subjects are desperately seeking traits with which to identify, and they dont understand the call of the other. the kafkaesque subject is always stuck between systems, trapped by the other as a product of their desire, hence why it's 'funny' to laugh at the joke- precisely because you're not supposed to get it there is an injunction to laugh.
Something to do with the average man having to buy things he doesn't like as an obligation.
Because society tells him to.
Possibly how one's greed causes them to pull things out of their ass in order to keep relevancy at a job. When the real interest they have isn't one people are interested in.
Years later with the little paper there it might be a storyboarding joke, but it's so obtuse that I can't grasp it
>Tools is an anagram of stool
>They look like they're made from shit
The joke is that renaming the store Sneed's implies a change from whorehouse to agriculture supplies, but the words feed and seed could just as easily still refer to fellatio and impregnation.
It's not a joke that is meant to be analyzed. It's meant to be part of an impulsive, spur-of-the-moment brain reaction. "Sneed's Feeds and Seeds. Formerly Chuck's Fucks and Sucks. Oh, wait, I get it!"
Larson always remarks that his biggest regret with this comic was making most of the tools shapeless and confusing but making one of them look like a saw. That one adds a whole layer of "wait, are the others supposed to be something? Am I missing something?"
>There's no logical reason for it to be called Chuck's Fuck and Suck, especially when it's a feed and seed store.
You do realize that the punchline of most jokes are not derived from stating the most logical response, right? The unexpected play on words and often times the ridiculous image they conjure is what makes the joke.
Part of why the "Why did the chicken cross the road? " joke works is because the punchline, "To get to the other side" is so totally the logical answer. It subverts the fact that jokes usually do not have logical answers .
Can you explain this to me?
>it's like my pools tearin' ass around the back yard but I'm standin' still. still waters run deep.
The joke was the Crocodile Dundee "That's not a knife, THIS is a knife," has been done to death so they subverted it where the guy literally didn't have a knife. So not only was that not a knife but neither was this.
"Knifey spoony" was to give the bit a button. They could've gone with, "Crickey! Then where's me knife?" but the route they went with is inherently funnier because it makes no sense and also makes a lot of sense at the same time.
>still waters run deep
Still waters run deep is a proverb of Latin origin now commonly taken to mean that a placid exterior hides a passionate or subtle nature. Formerly it also carried the warning that silent people are dangerous, as in Caesar's summing up of Cassius in William Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar
He painted his trashy pool like a dragster and notes that it looks like a fast car but it isn't moving. He then ties that into an old saying to sound profound but being that it doesn't really apply in the situation, it just shows that Carl is dumb and therefore we laugh at him.
Kafkaesque originates from the artist Franz Kafka, who was know for doing very crazy and abstract pieces of art and writing that would usually invoke powerful emotions of discuse and grossness.
The woman is misusing the word by thinking that a butcher shop that sells huncks of flesh is something that would be in the same vien as a work of Kafka. She is miss using the word by confusing the subject as something much deeper than what is shown.
The joke is that cows don't need tools, they are cows, so if a cow where to make tools this is what they look like.
The reason is joke falls apart is mainly that one of the tools looks like a real tool.