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Jokes you don't understand pt. 734

Started by Utter Shit, January 20, 2023, 08:41:21 AM

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Terry Torpid

Thanks for the "Normal men" explanations folks. I don't know if that makes it funnier or worse.

Noodle Lizard

Quote from: Terry Torpid on January 22, 2023, 08:32:05 AM

This is great!

Try and imagine being her in that situation, knowing you're on live TV, staring closely into the eyes of this daft-looking dog puppet and then it comes out with that somber non-sequitur. It'd probably break your entire reality for a moment.

Terry Torpid

It's some great puppetry. The eyebrows add a lot of expression.

Another mystery: how does he move both paws (forelegs?) at the same time? In a Henson-style Muppet, you generally have one hand working the mouth, and the other working one of the puppet's hands, with a second person working the puppet's other hand, either like gloves, or using rods. If you look at Kermit, sometimes he's two people, but on some occasions he's a solo effort. In those instances, he often only moves one hand, while the other will be resting motionless on his hip, or holding onto the fretboard of his banjo.

Hacker obviously has rods, but I think he's a solo puppet, so how does he do it? The Hacker puppeteer can obviously to get him to raise one paw but not the other, which is easy, but he can also raise both paws at the same time, or at different times, and can even cross the "arms", according to another video. Is he really working two independent paws with one hand holding the rods? Very impressive.

Here are more bloopers, he's fucking brilliant:


Twilkes

I can't hear 'innocent' as an adjective without thinking of these boys:


Speaking of which, "You're only a bagel - a FRENCH bagel!" has always confused me, and I never heard it in any of the many traveller call-out videos I watched when I fell down that particular rabbit hole one night.

Terry Torpid

"You're the king of dogshite! That's what you're king of!"

Twilkes

Quote from: Terry Torpid on January 22, 2023, 07:30:05 PM"You're the king of dogshite! That's what you're king of!"

I do know where that one came from - this was the entrance to the rabbit hole so be very careful where you click next if you're working tomorrow...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9dLgKK1Y6c

Terry Torpid

That's a rough 34.

I feel a bit bad about laughing at Irish Travellers, because I understand they're an ethnic group who face a lot of discrimination, and those videos attract a BNP sort of audience, especially with the word "Pikey" in the title, but to be fair to the travellers, they come out with some great lines. A comedy writer would struggle to match some of those turns of phrase.

DrGreggles

Can't believe people want context for Hacker T Dog!

Terry Torpid

Quote from: DrGreggles on January 22, 2023, 09:04:30 PMCan't believe people want context for Hacker T Dog!

I wanted context because it felt like a reference to something, or a private in-joke. It's such an odd and specific thing to make up on the spot.

DrGreggles

Quote from: Terry Torpid on January 22, 2023, 09:10:01 PMI wanted context because it felt like a reference to something, or a private in-joke. It's such an odd and specific thing to make up on the spot.

It's just nonsense - it's what he does.
No idea why that specific bit went viral.

kalowski

I always thought Hacker (well, his puppet master) tried a bit too hard to make the other presenters laugh. Sometimes funny, but really trying for that line.
My kids never really cared about it (the dog puppet).


Poirots BigGarlickyCorpse

Quote from: Twilkes on January 22, 2023, 07:26:57 PMI can't hear 'innocent' as an adjective without thinking of these boys:


Speaking of which, "You're only a bagel - a FRENCH bagel!" has always confused me, and I never heard it in any of the many traveller call-out videos I watched when I fell down that particular rabbit hole one night.
yeah I would guess that's riffing on the video that Twilkes linked, rather than being a genuine call-out video ("You threw a snail at my house"???). Especially since the video of the boys includes elements of the second video (and a subsequent response video), which were made into this delightful song:


Magnum Valentino

Lauren did an interview about that recently and mentioned she thought it was something a friend of hers had said when he got accused of starting trouble on a night out, and she told this to the puppeteer (think his name's Phil?) who then repeated it because he knew it would make her laugh.

jimboslice

Quote from: Magnum Valentino on January 22, 2023, 11:13:41 PMLauren did an interview about that recently and mentioned she thought it was something a friend of hers had said when he got accused of starting trouble on a night out, and she told this to the puppeteer (think his name's Phil?) who then repeated it because he knew it would make her laugh.

The story I heard was similar - Phil out with mates in Leeds, being accused of something by police officers, one of them saying "We're just normal men, innocent men, etc" - but he refutes that in the YouTube video.

DrGreggles

That was apparently made up by someone on Reddit.

dontpaintyourteeth

would have been funnier if that was the backstory imo

Old Nehamkin

It being a random improvisation is definitely more funny to me than it being a private in-joke.

C_Larence

Ever see a normal man say goodbye to a shoe?

MojoJojo

Quote from: Terry Torpid on January 22, 2023, 06:45:04 PMAnother mystery: how does he move both paws (forelegs?) at the same time?
I've spent too much time on this already, but I think he just has rods for both arms, and the puppeteer can grab both of them with one hand. Most of the time he's moving both hands, they go up and down together.

Terry Torpid

Quote from: MojoJojo on January 23, 2023, 12:09:38 PMI've spent too much time on this already, but I think he just has rods for both arms, and the puppeteer can grab both of them with one hand.

I've had to look up some videos to get the idea. It seems that you can do two puppet arms with one hand after all. Looks like there's a bit of a knack to it.


Sorry for filling this thread with nonsense about this fucking dog.

MarkyMark2000

Never have understood Mickey Flanagans "Out Out" material. Never said it, never heard anyone say either it prior to him saying a lot. I'm from somewhere rural but if it's such a common phrase then why was it never common parlance outside of his stand up?

Twilkes

Quote from: MarkyMark2000 on January 23, 2023, 02:51:47 PMNever have understood Mickey Flanagans "Out Out" material. Never said it, never heard anyone say either it prior to him saying a lot. I'm from somewhere rural but if it's such a common phrase then why was it never common parlance outside of his stand up?

I'm not sure the humour is meant to be solely in the phrase, which he may well have just made up for the routine, not sure I've ever heard anyone say it,  but in the scenarios he's describing. "Out out" is like a dog whistle for his fans but the routine is more than just that.

And I've ended up in a nightclub at 2am in my work clothes with friends in their clubbing gear, so I can relate. :)

Endicott

Yes, exactly. It may not be common parlance, but the idea of 'just finding yourself out'[1] rather than 'deliberately going out'[2] isn't new, and him calling them 'out' and 'out out' respectively is a decent comic take on it.

[1] You've bumped into someone, been talked into a quick pint, you're really supposed to be getting the milk and papers (or whatever)

[2] You've made specific arrangements to go out and meet friends

neveragain

For what it's worth, I've heard "out out" used as a phrase in Liverpool and Newcastle. Generally meaning that you were heading for a big party rather than something smaller scale, with appropriately snazzy clothing.

mjwilson

Quote from: Terry Torpid on January 23, 2023, 01:04:42 PMSorry for filling this thread with nonsense about this fucking dog.

The dog's the star of the thread to be fair.

mrpupkin

Essex scum here, just to add that 'out out' was definitely a phrase I heard loads growing up, perhaps particularly from my older relatives from the East end of London.

phantom_power

Quote from: neveragain on January 23, 2023, 04:18:17 PMFor what it's worth, I've heard "out out" used as a phrase in Liverpool and Newcastle. Generally meaning that you were heading for a big party rather than something smaller scale, with appropriately snazzy clothing.

That's what I thought it meant. "out" is down the pub with your mates in whatever you are wearing. "out out" is getting dressed up for a party, ,theatre or restaurant or some such


Fambo Number Mive

I presume it's a pun on "gingerbread".

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