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Best 3 years of my life

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  1. huwg

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    I've seen Monsters Inc. many, many times and I still don't know whether one of Mikes jokes is supposed to be funny.

    "Of course I loved Kindergarten, the best three years of my life..........of my life"

    I find it funny purely because the joke fell flat and he repeated the punchline.
    Is it supposed to be funny?
     
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    No...............I dont get it???????????????????

    What is supposed to be funny about that?? Am I missing something? :confused:
     
  3. huwg

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    In the film it is funny, but purely because the joke doesn't work.

    but is it a joke in the first place ?

    :lease:
     
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    I agree with you that in the film Mikey's "joke" makes me laugh but i'm not 100% sure why. I think what he is trying to say is that if the kid was 3 all he would have known was kindergarden ie his whole life would have been spent in kindergarden. Is definitely the way he tells 'em.... :laugh:
     
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    How's about this...

    Kindergarten is the first year in primary school. Spending 3 years in kindergarten means being held back twice when your schooling generally consists of nothing more challenging than fingerpainting. You'd have to be a special kind of stupid to be held back twice in kindergarten... hence the joke. :D
     
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    damn man I do believe hes cracked it......

    reg
     
  7. huwg

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    That may well be it,
    good grief, I've had to ask for a joke from Monsters Inc to be explained to me :eek: :suicide:
     
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    Hang on... why does he stress 'of my life'
     
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    I haven't seen the film (shocking, I know), but Billy Crystal used to do a standup comedian character called Buddy Young Jr. (check out Mr. Saturday Night to see what I'm talking about, or his early standup albums) As part of the character, he'd repeat the punchline or the last couple of words of a bad joke. It was a bit of a play on the old (bad) vaudeville comedians who would hammer a joke into the ground, hoping that if they said it enough, someone would laugh. Or possibly by saying the punchline louder or with a different inflection, it would generate a laugh.

    Sounds like he was channeling Buddy Young Jr. in this one.

    On an equally geeky film fact note, Ben Stiller rips off his own character in Starsky and Hutch. The "do it" character is an old one he used to do regularly on "The Ben Stiller Show".

    More than you needed to know. ;)
     
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    Thank you sir,
    things are falling into place now.
     
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    at least that goes to show Disney movies aren't just for kids, i mean that joke went over the heads of a few adults ;)
     

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