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The Beauregard Thread--For Everybody Who Didn't Get A Joke

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by Fraggline, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    I don't get Fozzie's jokes in The Muppets.
    Firstly, "My, did I go to a bad seafood place last night. The catch of the day was Salmanilla!" Or something like that.
    I don't get it.
  2. Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    This too:
    Miss Piggy's Receptionist: She has an opening in early September.
    Walter: Early September? But that's in six months!
    Fozzie Bear: That's nothing. I once waited a whole year for September.
  3. miss kermie Well-Known Member

    Well, since it was a seafood place, and it was bad. They used sallmonella.
    In Sallmonella, you can hear the word, "Salmon", the fish. And having it be apart of sallmonella, makes it bad fish.

    To explain it simpler than that, think of it this way.

    Sallmonella is the entire word, and the word salmon is in it.

    I hope that wasn't too confusing.
  4. miss kermie Well-Known Member

    This wasn't a joke exactly. This was only showing how slow Fozzie was, because September comes once every year.
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  6. minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    One joke that I sort of get but its really confusing. In the Teresa Brewer episode, during the sketch with Teresa and Sweetums, Waldorf comments "it's the old monster-and-swing bit again", or something like that, commenting that they tried to sneak it past them again. An awkward joke, since that's the only bit on the show involving a monster and a swing. I guess that's the joke, that they're doing an old routine we hadn't seen (who's to say they can't do sketches that we, the real audience, don't see?), but it still comes off as awkward.
  7. miss kermie Well-Known Member

    I thought it was just something to say, really.
  8. David French Member

    No, he's referring to salmonella poisining.
  9. miss kermie Well-Known Member

    *looks around* I knew that.
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  10. miss kermie Well-Known Member

    Hey, on the Muppet Show record, Statler and Waldorf heckled Happy Feet, and I didn't get it.
    "On the show that wasn't funny."
    "Yes, but on a record, it doesn't even make any sense!"

    Now, this either isn't a joke, or they mean on a record, as in, keeping track. Or something else I'm not seeing here...
  11. Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Well, I think that's really a sort of inside, nudge-wink joke to the fact that on the show Kermit performs that tap-dancing number and you never see his feet (He's a puppet!) and its amazingly clever performing...on the record, its just a song. I think its less a joke and more of a, "Hey, remember how clever we were the first time?"

    As for: "Fozzie Bear: That's nothing. I once waited a whole year for September. "

    I'm still not sure whether he is just slow there, or whether he was making a completely dead-pan joke. Sometimes I say things like this just for the reaction, or just to make myself the center of attention during those kinds of meetings.
  12. Vincent Liu Well-Known Member

    Episode 213: Rudolph Nureyev
    Veterinarian's Hospital

    Miss Piggy: "Me thinks we should take our leave."
    Dr. Bob: "Why?"
    Miss Piggy: "Just look at the time"
    [all looks at different parts of the room]
    [laugh track]
  13. Whatnot1988 Member

    In the "Scarborough Fair" number of the Paul Simon episode, the Sherrif of Nottingham (Link) arrests Paul for "Playing a lute without a license." How could he be arrested for just playing a musical intrument?
  14. Beauregard Well-Known Member

    I actually think you can be arrested for playing musical instruments in public without a license. I think the humour is derived from the fact that obviously back on the Robin Hood days no one would have bothered with licences for lutes.
  15. Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    (It's the Shakespeare Vetenarians Hospital Sketch)
    Actually it ends like this.
    Miss Piggy: Look at the time.
    Dr.Bob:The time is ashrew!
    Miss Piggy: Are you calling me a shrew?
    Dr.Bob: If the shrew fits!
    (laugh track)
  16. David French Member

    Dr Bob's line is "Hey, the timing of the shrew."

    It's a play-on-words on the Shakespeare play "The Taming of the Shrew".
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  17. miss kermie Well-Known Member

    Ok, what is the joke with the pillow under Piggy's dress in the duet, "Waiting at the church"?

    Because I don't get if she's supposed to be pregnant, or it's a fat joke, or what, but I don't understand why the pillow is there. Is it even a joke?
  18. PanthraDion Well-Known Member

    I think that she is supposed to be pregnant.
  19. miss kermie Well-Known Member

    ... What is the joke in that?
  20. Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    It is not supposed to be a joke...

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