Comedy

A 5-post collection

Challenge #02427-F237: The Tune Called Yakety Sax

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Explaining 'The Benny Hill Show' to future Culture classes. -- Anon Guest

Every entertainment is a product of its time and a product of its medium and a product of its culture. Nothing shows this more than the audio-visual media of the twentieth century. Here, technological progress evolves over the passage of a handful of years and highlights cultural evolution at the same time.

In this unit, we're examining a pre-Shattering comedian Benny Hill, and the show he created in his name and image. Here, we witness a grown man occupying the 'naughty schoolboy' archetype in a semi-burlesque series of sketch comedies that sometimes barely managed to sail past the censors. This is the direct result of the dying embers of prudism meeting the rising forces of sexual liberation, in an era where an older man interested in a younger woman was still not viewed as a creep.

Established values are parodied for comedic value. Here, the older man is not an authority, but rather a figure of ridicule. One that is ridiculed even further by being overwhelmed by young, virile, and powerful women. The titular player in the show is often incompetent, or accidentally beneficial in a way that offends the majority. The culmination of every episode is the chase sequence.

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Challenge #01906-E082: What Trickles Down

Medieval Jesters and modern clowns can do what others can't. Mock the mighty, poke fun at sacred cows, and give people a hug without facing an assault charge. it's called Clown's Privilege and should be treated as a gift. We allow the bizarre to touch us in so many ways -- Anon Guest

Three things to do. (1) Get up there, (2) Tell the unvarnished truth, and (3) Make it so funny that the Grand Dictator doesn't decide to execute you.

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Challenge #01902-E078: They Who Laugh Last

"I'm hungry !" / "Hi Hungry, I'm dad !"

"A man walks into a bar and says 'Ouch'."

"Why is a raven like a writing desk ? Because there is a 'b' in both and an 'n' in neither."

Those 3 English examples show perfectly why a "universal translator" is something impossible. You CAN translate it, but it will be incomprehensible.

Not convinced ? Here's a French example with a literal translation :

Que dit une maman baleine a son enfant qui fait trop de bruit ?

Cétacé ! (C'est

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PLEASE DONT BOTHER BUN

fun123joker:

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What do you do when you encounter a nest by Bunny Bennett? image

Bunny nest and can be disturb when you turn on the lights or turn off the wi-fi. if you find a bunny nest of blankets and pillows LEAVE IT ALONE

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To determine if Bunny is done of your shit place sting around the nest in a tic-tac-toe shape or circle the nest with flour. Check the string an hour or two later

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SEE! the sting is down and you

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WMMDDWFIWM

meefling:

Why Matter Master David Doesn’t Wear Fedoras In Walter Manor

Reason #22:

Rabbit feeds it to the toaster

[prompt given by i-clash-with-everything]

Dear diary,

Today was one of my more relaxing days. I only had some work to do in the afternoon and that was all that was scheduled for me, so I was given permission to sleep in. As a result, I also had time to sit down and have a more proper breakfast than I normally did.

I

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