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No Joke More Horrible


 

While waiting for my fingers to get on the ball and start typing a real post, here is the most horrifying joke ever broadcast on a mainstream network television show. According to the Internet, this is from 1987 on ABC.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsjL6KRiYPA

Again, this is why the ’80s were a strange, strange time. Even the audience (if that is is a real audience there) sounds uncomfortable in the long, “cute” pause after that line.

If you want to tie this into today, this is the sort of thing that the Gilly sketches on Saturday Night Live (there was another one in this last episode) are trying to parody — the idea that destructive, illegal and psychotic behaviour is actually mischievous and adorable. It’s not a bad idea; it’s just that 1) It consists of the same jokes repeated over and over in every sketch, and 2) Gilly’s behaviour is actually kind of bland what you could get away with at 8 p.m. on ABC in the ’80s.


 

No Joke More Horrible

  1. Political correctness has killed-off jokes like that one. These days, for a joke like that, kids would be ushered into interpersonal harassment avoidance and human relations harmony training delivered by a social worker with a doctorate in human sociology.

  2. Political correctness has killed-off jokes like that one. These days, for a joke like that, kids would be ushered into interpersonal harassment avoidance and human relations harmony training delivered by a social worker with a doctorate into human sociology.

  3. Political correctness has killed-off jokes like that one. These days, for a joke like that, kids would be ushered into interpersonal harassment avoidance and human relations harmony training delivered by a social worker with a doctorate in human sociology.

    • And your problem is?

      • For starters, the difficulty in telling the difference between things that happen in reality and those that happen on fictional tv shows, but the list really could go on.

        • Don't worry, I can! For instance, on blogs, you're an insufferable a**, but in real life, you're might be barely tolerable.

          Also, I hate to break it to you, but TV's are real. Almost everybody has one in their home.

        • Don't worry, I can! For instance, on blogs, you're an insufferable a**, but in real life, you might be barely tolerable.

          Also, I hate to break it to you, but TV's are real. Almost everybody has one in their home.

        • Don't worry, I can! For instance, on blogs, you're an insufferable a**, but in real life, you might be barely tolerable.

          Also, I hate to break it to you, but TV's are real. Almost everybody has one in their home – they look like a computer without the keyboard and mouse.

      • Sorry, it's just a comment, please move on elsewhere to satisfy your grandstanding.

    • Here I thought "lack of being funny" killed off jokes like that one.

    • You're making absolutely no sense whatsoever.

  4. That was probably the best line ever on Mr. Belvedere.

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