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Weekend Discussion Thread: Your Favorite Puns

I’ve been meaning to get around to this one. The pun: supposedly the lowest form of humor, but I love ’em and lots of other folks do too, I think.

Brandon writes:

Sure, they may be a low form of comedy, but many of them were clever on the show. Here’s my favorite word pun joke they did on MST3K was from 518- The Atomic Brain, when towards the end of the movie, the scientist looks through a circular-shaped window, and Crow remarks, “In a cameo appearance.”

Patricia also wrote to suggest a thread like this, citing…

Catalina Caper’s “Uh…tanks!” and “He’s in-de-pendant” from Time of the Apes

I’ve noticed a couple in the last few eps I’ve watched for the episode guide updates. In “Kitten with a Whip,” the camera is panning around David’s living room and Tom says he thinks he sees a salad bar. The camera pans over some lattice work and Mike says “…and there’s the LATTICE for the salad bar.”

And in last week’s episode, “Racket Girls,” there’s “Peaches is getting clingy!”

What are your favorites?

110 Replies to “Weekend Discussion Thread: Your Favorite Puns”

  1. Manny Sanguillen says:

    Laserblast –

    “Nurse, see if Dr. Mellon is at home”
    Servo – “Rap him for a hollow sound”


  2. dsman71 says:

    Wonama DUMB do dooo di do do, wonama dumb doo do di doo doo
    Jungle Goddess
    I will never forget it as long as I live, and the email I got from Kevin Murphy who did the wonama dumb song in a reply back to me :)


  3. Sitting Duck says:

    I misspoke in my previous post. “Bed to be made, maid to be bedded,” is a malaprop rather than a pun. Another example would be, “Time wounds all heels.”


  4. Kali says:

    RE: #103.

    Malaprops tend to be unintentional. The “bed to be made” line is a play on words. Kind of like the old Kennedy-Lincoln “coincidence” that the day before Lincoln was assassinated, he was in Monroe, Maryland, and the day before Kennedy was assassinated, he was in Marilyn Monroe.

    And don’t say anything – it’s still wrong. There is no town called Monroe, Maryland, and Ms. Monroe left us almost a year before Kennedy was assassinated.

    And it’s still a bad joke…


  5. Titan Gojira says:

    I’ve always loved the barrage of puns Crow lets loose during Guiron’s battle with Space Gyaos in “Gamera vs. Guiron.”

    “He’s got a leg up on him now. He’s going out on a limb. He’s winging it!”


    “Quit while you’re ahead… I’m sorry, I’m sorry!”


  6. Sitting Duck says:

    @ #104: Whatever it is, it’s definitely not a Spoonerism.


  7. Big Al says:

    To itsspideyman:
    The lead singer for Black Oak Arkansas’s stage name was Jim Dandy not Handy. His real name was Jim Mangrum.


  8. Sitting Duck says:

    One final pun before this topic falls into obscurity. In Angels Revenge, when the teacher character is getting dunked by the drug lord, Crow (at least I think it was him) says, “It’s a wet teacher contest.”


  9. clamstie says:

    Brian that Wouldn’t Die——–

    when the main guy (did he have a name? I keep wanting to call him Cal) brings the figure model home:
    “This is my headquarters”

    When the assistant gets his arm torn off (I still cringe a little when he bangs and rubs his bloody stump against the wall). There are some one arm jokes, but I don’t know if they really qualify:
    “I guess you’d call that a Farewell to Arms”
    “Ironically, he collapses into an armchair”


  10. beezie687 says:

    one of the giant monster movies had a giant crablike creature, who impaled a couple of villagers on his claw. as he waved them around Crow says “Kabob! and Ka-Steve!” cracks me up every time. :-))


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