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Old 21 February 2016, 01:38 PM
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This one's kinda NFBSK....

I have this video, Doctor Who: The Curse Of Fatal Death. It's available on YouTube, if you're interested. Anyway, at one point, events dictate that The Master is knocked into a sewer three times (after a lot of one-upmanship ensures that the Doctor is able to trick the Master into activating a trap door. The other two times are just pure dumb luck.) The first time ends up in The Master saying this line:

"Stop! No! After three hundred and twelve years of climing through the biggest and most disgusting sewers in the cosmos! After three centuries of wading through those vast steamy lakes, climbing those huge squelchy mountains! After a lifetime of only dung slugs for food...and the occasional company on those long lonely nights..."

At which point the Doctor cringes. And, I am sorry to say, out of jokes about the Sonic Screwdriver (Three settings!) and the Master's name, THAT is the one I missed.
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Old 21 February 2016, 02:54 PM
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This one's old. Local radio station WHJY has had a sports news commentator whose radio name is Jim Shorts since, like, forever. It took me something like 10 years before I realized it was a pun on "gym shorts".
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Old 21 February 2016, 06:36 PM
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It took me literally years to get the "It's an entirely different kind of flying, altogether!" line from Airplane!
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Old 21 February 2016, 07:16 PM
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It took me a decade before I got the "cockpit" jokes in Airplane!.
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Old 21 February 2016, 07:26 PM
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It took me years to realize Garrison Keillor's "Professional Organization of English Majors" spells POEM.
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Old 22 February 2016, 01:17 AM
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In Annie Hall when Woody Allen says "I'm dealing with the cast from the Godfather." I got the joke that one of the guys he was dealing with was actually an actor in the Godfather. But he said the line to Diane Keaton, and I just realized she was in it too.
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Old 26 February 2016, 07:34 PM
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It took me way too long to figure out what the second cake in today's Cake Wrecks post was supposed to say.

Now that I figured it out it reminds me of how when I was in kindergarten I thought our teacher's aide's name was "Miss Heal" due to her thick southern accent. It was actually Hill.
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Old 26 February 2016, 10:26 PM
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I certainly don't let anybody at work feel my shoes.
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Old 29 February 2016, 06:09 AM
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There was a line from the Disney version of "The Jungle Book" in which the vultures say, "Ah get off it, things are downright dead all over." "You mean, you wish they were!" I didn't get that joke for almost thirty years, and then, I just realized what he meant.
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Old 29 February 2016, 07:57 PM
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I remembered another Garrison Keillor one (his jokes are very subtle, apparently). It took me years to get that "all the children are above average" was a joke about the statistical impossibility of everyone being above average. I'd always interpreted it as "All the children [in Lake Wobegon] are above [the national] average." It's certainly possible for all the children in one very small town to be above average intelligence or whatever it is we're measuring if that average is taken over a much larger group (like the entire nation).
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Old 01 March 2016, 02:47 AM
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2 jokes from my childhood took me years to understand. The abridged version:

Garbage Man: Where's ya bin?
Man: On holidays.
Garbage Man: No, where's ya wheelie bin?
Man: In jail.

Two sailors scrubbing the deck.
1st sailor: Where's the soap?
2nd sailor: Doesn't it!
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Old 01 March 2016, 08:16 AM
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Surely that second one is about two nuns in a bath...
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Old 02 March 2016, 08:43 AM
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Garbage Man: Where's ya bin?
Man: On holidays.
Garbage Man: No, where's ya wheelie bin?
Man: In jail.
At first, I didn't get it but after saying it out loud I just got it now. And I didn't understand your second one until Richard said this:

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Surely that second one is about two nuns in a bath...
I remember not understanding the nun joke until it was explained here.

Brian
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Old 02 March 2016, 09:08 AM
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It took me literally years to get the "It's an entirely different kind of flying, altogether!" line from Airplane!
Id did this to a cashier at staples the other day when he said "That will be 62.50, altogether."

He had no idea why I just repeated what he just said.
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Old 02 March 2016, 09:45 AM
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This one's a visual joke, but it took me 40 years to get it. In the Get Smart series, there's lots of fake phone boxes, hidden cupboards, etc, but it was only recently that I noticed that in the opening sequence, Smart comes down a flight of stairs, and elevator doors with a floor indicator open up.
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Old 02 March 2016, 05:42 PM
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Id did this to a cashier at staples the other day when he said "That will be 62.50, altogether."

He had no idea why I just repeated what he just said.
I just got this now! I always thought the joke had been in the kind of flying, not the "al(l)together" part.
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Old 04 March 2016, 03:24 PM
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I just got this now! I always thought the joke had been in the kind of flying, not the "al(l)together" part.
It took me several years to get that joke, so you're not alone.
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I was embarrassingly old before I realized that the stereotypical dog name "Rover" meant "one who roves" or "wanderer."
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Old 04 March 2016, 03:36 PM
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I was 5 seconds younger than I am right now when I got that!
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Old 04 March 2016, 06:21 PM
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Not really a joke, but a co-worker had his first child a few years back and the boy shares a name with a famous poet. When I innocently asked if that was intentional, he gave me a blank look that changed to one of dawning realization...
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