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'''Bad Jokes''' is Homestar Runner's first Puppet Jam with [[They Might Be Giants]].
'''Bad Jokes''' is Homestar Runner's first Puppet Jam with [[They Might Be Giants]].
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'''Cast (in order of appearance):''' John "Flans" Flansburgh on guitar, John "Linnell" Linnell on accordian, Marty "Marty" Beller on skins, Puppet [[Homestar Runner|Homestar "Homeslice" Runner]] on vox
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'''Cast (in order of appearance):''' John "Flans" Flansburgh on guitar, John "Linnell" Linnell on accordion, Marty "Marty" Beller on skins, [[Puppet Character Variations|Puppet]] [[Homestar Runner|Homestar "Homeslice" Runner]] on vox
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'''Date:''' May 24, 2004
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'''Date:''' Monday, May 24, 2004
'''Running Time:''' 1:14
'''Running Time:''' 1:14
'''Page Title:''' Puppet Jam: Bad Jokes
'''Page Title:''' Puppet Jam: Bad Jokes
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{{dvd|Everything Else, Volume 1}}
== Transcript ==
== Transcript ==
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' ''{singing}'' I'm tellin' bad jokes now,<br>
'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' ''{singing}'' I'm tellin' bad jokes now,<br>
Really bad jokes now,<br>
Really bad jokes now,<br>
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Tell a bad joke to me,<br>
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Tells a bad joke to me,<br>
Girl!<br>
Girl!<br>
Lady!<br>
Lady!<br>
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Make it up,<br>
Make it up,<br>
Bad jokes, come on,<br>
Bad jokes, come on,<br>
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I'm really great at tellin bad jokes,<br>
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I'm really great at tellin' bad jokes,<br>
I'm tellin bad jokes now,<br>
I'm tellin bad jokes now,<br>
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The ones you've heard a million times,<br>
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The kind of jokes that little kids tell ya,<br>
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Why was I stapled to the chicken?<br>
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I don't know man,<br>
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I wasn't stapled to any chicken!
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'''FLANSBURGH:''' ''{yells}'' Nice belt!
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Nice belt man!<br>
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Bad jokes,<br>
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Bad bad jokes,<br>
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Uh!
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''{They stop playing and singing.}''
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Solid! That's pretty good, guys. Layin' it down back there.
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'''BELLER:''' Nice belt!
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' On the skins— ''{floor tom hit interrupts his train of thought}'' I— ''{floor tom hit}''
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'''BELLER:''' ''{whispers}'' Nice belt!
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' ''{whispers to himself}'' Nice belt...? ''{to Beller}'' ...Nice belt indeed!
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=== DVD Transcript ===
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<small>[[Everything Else, Volume 1]] contains a different version of this song.</small>
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''{Puppet Homestar appears. They Might Be Giants are behind him, John Flansburgh with a guitar and John Linnell with an accordion. Marty Beller is off screen on drums.} ''
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Uh! Uh! Uh! Uh!
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''{TMBG start to play rock music.}''
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' ''{singing}'' I'm tellin' bad jokes now,<br>
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Really bad jokes now,<br>
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Tells a bad joke to me,<br>
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Girl!<br>
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Lady!<br>
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Why did something cross the road,<br>
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I don't know,<br>
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Make it up,<br>
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Bad jokes, come on,<br>
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Some people walk into a bar...<br />
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Bad jokes!<br />
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Somethin' happens...<br />
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And all three of different ethnic backgrounds...<br />
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Maybe religious backgrounds...<br />
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It's gonna be funny...<br />
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But only to you!<br />
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Bad jokes!<br />
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'''JOHN FLANSBURGH:''' ''{in background}'' Bad jokes!
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Bad jokes! Come on!<br />
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Knock knock!<br />
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Who's there?<br />
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'''JOHN FLANSBURGH:''' ''{in background}'' Who's there?
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' I dunno! Make it up!<br />
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A bad joke!<br />
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Gimme some spice!<br />
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Spice! Ow!<br />
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''{Marty Beller plays a drum solo, and there is a short instrumental break.}''
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Oh, we tell a bad jokes now!<br />
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''{in a falsetto voice}'' Really bad jokes now!<br />
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''{back to normal voice}'' We always tellin' bad jokes!<br />
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''{talking with the music}'' I told a good joke once...<br />
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I had the audience in the palm of my hand!<br />
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They was laughin'...<br />
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''{The Johns start forced-laughing.}''
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I can't remember the punch line...<br />
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But, you know, I killed 'em.<br />
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I got the game!<br />
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I'm really great at tellin' bad jokes,<br>
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I'm tellin' bad jokes now,<br>
The ones you've heard a million times,<br>
The ones you've heard a million times,<br>
The kind of jokes that little kids tell ya,<br>
The kind of jokes that little kids tell ya,<br>
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== Fun Facts ==
== Fun Facts ==
*The "Bad Jokes" in the song reference the following jokes:
*The "Bad Jokes" in the song reference the following jokes:
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**'''A:''' Why did the chicken cross the road?<br>'''B:''' I don't know, why?<br>'''A:''' To get to the other side!
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**'''Q:''' Why did the chicken cross the road?<br>'''A:''' To get to the other side!
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**'''A:''' Why did the ''{any animal}'' cross the road?<br>'''B:''' I don't know, why?<br>'''A:''' Because it was stapled to the chicken!
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**'''Q:''' Why did the ''{any animal}'' cross the road?<br>'''A:''' Because it was stapled to the chicken!
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**'''A:''' What did zero say to eight?<br>'''B:''' I don't know, what?<br>'''A:''' "Nice belt."
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**'''Q:''' What did zero say to eight?<br>'''A:''' "Nice belt."
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*The extra jokes referenced in the DVD version are vague.
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**"Some people walk into a bar..." references "bar jokes", which can range broadly.
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**"Somethin' happens... And all three of different ethnic backgrounds... Maybe religious backgrounds..." references a commonly used setup for an ethnic/religious joke, where each takes a different course of action.
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**"Knock knock... Who's there?" references [[Wikipedia:Knock-knock joke|knock-knock jokes]], which can also range broadly.
*This is the first puppet toon in which [[The Cheat]] does not appear.
*This is the first puppet toon in which [[The Cheat]] does not appear.
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*The DVD version is longer.
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*This song seems to be loosely based on "Bad Jokes" by English comedian Lenny Henry, which has a similar structure and funky musical style.
== External Links ==
== External Links ==
*[[HR:puppetjam1.html|watch "Puppet Jam: Bad Jokes"]]
*[[HR:puppetjam1.html|watch "Puppet Jam: Bad Jokes"]]
*[[HR:puppetjam1.swf|view the Flash file for "Puppet Jam: Bad Jokes"]]
*[[HR:puppetjam1.swf|view the Flash file for "Puppet Jam: Bad Jokes"]]
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*[[Forum:111|Forum thread re: "Puppet Jam: Bad Jokes"]]
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*[[Forum:111|forum thread re: "Puppet Jam: Bad Jokes"]]
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*Read the [[TMBW:Bad Jokes|TMBW.net entry]]
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*read the [[TMBW:Bad Jokes|TMBW.net entry]]
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Current revision as of 07:26, 25 February 2018

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"Nice belt indeed!"

Bad Jokes is Homestar Runner's first Puppet Jam with They Might Be Giants.

Cast (in order of appearance): John "Flans" Flansburgh on guitar, John "Linnell" Linnell on accordion, Marty "Marty" Beller on skins, Puppet Homestar "Homeslice" Runner on vox

Date: Monday, May 24, 2004

Running Time: 1:14

Page Title: Puppet Jam: Bad Jokes

DVD: Everything Else, Volume 1

Contents

[edit] Transcript

{Puppet Homestar appears. They Might Be Giants are behind him, John Flansburgh with a guitar and John Linnell with an accordion. Marty Beller is off screen on drums.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Uh! Uh! Uh! Uh!

{TMBG start to play rock music.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {singing} I'm tellin' bad jokes now,
Really bad jokes now,
Tells a bad joke to me,
Girl!
Lady!
Why did something cross the road,
I don't know,
Make it up,
Bad jokes, come on,
I'm really great at tellin' bad jokes,
I'm tellin bad jokes now,
The ones you've heard a million times,
The kind of jokes that little kids tell ya,
Why was I stapled to the chicken?
I don't know man,
I wasn't stapled to any chicken!

FLANSBURGH: {yells} Nice belt!

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Nice belt man!
Bad jokes,
Bad bad jokes,
Uh!

{They stop playing and singing.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Solid! That's pretty good, guys. Layin' it down back there.

BELLER: Nice belt!

HOMESTAR RUNNER: On the skins— {floor tom hit interrupts his train of thought} I— {floor tom hit}

BELLER: {whispers} Nice belt!

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {whispers to himself} Nice belt...? {to Beller} ...Nice belt indeed!

[edit] DVD Transcript

Everything Else, Volume 1 contains a different version of this song.

{Puppet Homestar appears. They Might Be Giants are behind him, John Flansburgh with a guitar and John Linnell with an accordion. Marty Beller is off screen on drums.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Uh! Uh! Uh! Uh!

{TMBG start to play rock music.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {singing} I'm tellin' bad jokes now,
Really bad jokes now,
Tells a bad joke to me,
Girl!
Lady!
Why did something cross the road,
I don't know,
Make it up,
Bad jokes, come on,
Some people walk into a bar...
Bad jokes!
Somethin' happens...
And all three of different ethnic backgrounds...
Maybe religious backgrounds...
It's gonna be funny...
But only to you!
Bad jokes!

JOHN FLANSBURGH: {in background} Bad jokes!

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Bad jokes! Come on!
Knock knock!
Who's there?

JOHN FLANSBURGH: {in background} Who's there?

HOMESTAR RUNNER: I dunno! Make it up!
A bad joke!
Gimme some spice!
Spice! Ow!

{Marty Beller plays a drum solo, and there is a short instrumental break.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh, we tell a bad jokes now!
{in a falsetto voice} Really bad jokes now!
{back to normal voice} We always tellin' bad jokes!
{talking with the music} I told a good joke once...
I had the audience in the palm of my hand!
They was laughin'...
{The Johns start forced-laughing.} I can't remember the punch line...
But, you know, I killed 'em.
I got the game!
I'm really great at tellin' bad jokes,
I'm tellin' bad jokes now,
The ones you've heard a million times,
The kind of jokes that little kids tell ya,
Why was I stapled to the chicken?
I don't know man,
I wasn't stapled to any chicken!

FLANSBURGH: {yells} Nice belt!

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Nice belt man!
Bad jokes,
Bad bad jokes,
Uh!

{They stop playing and singing.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Solid! That's pretty good, guys. Layin' it down back there.

BELLER: Nice belt!

HOMESTAR RUNNER: On the skins— {floor tom hit interrupts his train of thought} I— {floor tom hit}

BELLER: {whispers} Nice belt!

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {whispers to himself} Nice belt...? {to Beller} ...Nice belt indeed!

[edit] Fun Facts

  • The "Bad Jokes" in the song reference the following jokes:
    • Q: Why did the chicken cross the road?
      A: To get to the other side!
    • Q: Why did the {any animal} cross the road?
      A: Because it was stapled to the chicken!
    • Q: What did zero say to eight?
      A: "Nice belt."
  • The extra jokes referenced in the DVD version are vague.
    • "Some people walk into a bar..." references "bar jokes", which can range broadly.
    • "Somethin' happens... And all three of different ethnic backgrounds... Maybe religious backgrounds..." references a commonly used setup for an ethnic/religious joke, where each takes a different course of action.
    • "Knock knock... Who's there?" references knock-knock jokes, which can also range broadly.
  • This is the first puppet toon in which The Cheat does not appear.
  • This song seems to be loosely based on "Bad Jokes" by English comedian Lenny Henry, which has a similar structure and funky musical style.

[edit] External Links

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