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March 2, 2007 9:29 PM   Subscribe

The worlds dirtiest joke, told cleanly.
posted by sweet mister (26 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Ahhh, stop the beeping!

Here is a funnier, cleaner clip featuring Martin Mull's version from the film.
posted by inconsequentialist at 9:41 PM on March 2, 2007


No. That wasn't "told cleanly." It was told regular, then bleeped out.

I was expecting something creative, like writing a book without using the letter "e" or painting a sunset without using the color red. This wasn't that.
posted by cribcage at 9:44 PM on March 2, 2007 [3 favorites]


I still say the funniest version of this has to be the version that South Park did.

The one linked to in the FPP was a decent idea, I guess, but in the end the beeping just f*****g p***ed me off. Nonetheless, thanks for sharing, sweet mister.
posted by Effigy2000 at 10:04 PM on March 2, 2007


I loved the South Park version, but Sarah Silverman's easily wins for pure creativity. She made everything else in that film look like a knock-knock joke.
posted by cribcage at 10:21 PM on March 2, 2007 [1 favorite]


I bailed at the first *bleep*.
posted by RavinDave at 10:47 PM on March 2, 2007


The Sarah Silverman version. (Cribcage is correct.)
posted by PeterMcDermott at 11:52 PM on March 2, 2007


The cleanest versions are ones which spend a lot of time describing a completely innocuous/clean act and then just replace the name of the act with something dirty instead of "the aristocrats."
posted by juv3nal at 12:10 AM on March 3, 2007


I recall a comedian abusing the beeping, but I can't find it on youtube right now.

He basically used a lot of words in sequence that were all individually beeped out, and then said "if you understand morse code, you just head the word *****" where, again, that word was beeped out...

That was just about the only creative use of the beeping I've ever seen...
posted by DreamerFi at 12:11 AM on March 3, 2007 [1 favorite]


Everyday I contemplate cutting my wrists to the extended joke that has the weak echoing punchline "The Aristocracy!"

But that's just me.
posted by sourwookie at 12:20 AM on March 3, 2007


They even seem to bleep out words that aren't vulgar or obscene (if I'm reading his lips correctly).

Did anyone else notice this?
posted by inconsequentialist at 12:27 AM on March 3, 2007


That was just about the only creative use of the beeping I've ever seen...

Well, there's always unnecessary censorship.
posted by logicpunk at 1:16 AM on March 3, 2007 [1 favorite]


DreamerFi: I remember that. I think I saw it on one of those comedy festival gala TV shows -- maybe Melbourne or Edinborough, I can't remember. And I'm pretty sure the version I saw had the joker saying "fuck" for a dot and "bastard" for a dash. Since "bastard" wasn't bleeped out on the broadcast, it didn't quite work. Still funny, though.
posted by robcorr at 1:57 AM on March 3, 2007


Ugh, did I say Edinborough? I did, didn't I. Obviously, Edinburgh.
posted by robcorr at 2:01 AM on March 3, 2007


Everyday I contemplate cutting my wrists to the extended joke that has the weak echoing punchline "The Aristocracy!"

That't quite an act. What do you call it?
posted by three blind mice at 3:45 AM on March 3, 2007 [1 favorite]


How many posts about mphtower.com are we going to have?
posted by Rhomboid at 4:32 AM on March 3, 2007


Cartman >> Silverman
posted by sweet mister at 5:12 AM on March 3, 2007


sweet mister: "Cartman >> Silverman"

No way. Silverman's version is sicker, hotter, more original, more creative and has a great twist.

Cartman just tells the standard version. All it has going for it is Cartman's voice.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 5:48 AM on March 3, 2007


I was expecting something creative, like writing a book without using the letter "e"

Gadsby - A Story of Over 50,000 Words Without Using the Letter ā€œEā€.
posted by Rhomboid at 6:56 AM on March 3, 2007 [1 favorite]


They bleep out the middle of Creme de Menthe everytime. Because he's actually saying Creme DAMN Menthe!
posted by Roger Dodger at 7:09 AM on March 3, 2007


No way. Silverman's version is sicker, hotter, more original, more creative and has a great twist.

Cartman just tells the standard version. All it has going for it is Cartman's voice.


No, I think the timing is great, with Kyle interrupting every so often, and Cartman irritatedly shushing him.

Plus, its a joke his Grandpa told him, which works as a series reference and a meta-reference.
posted by ShawnStruck at 8:00 AM on March 3, 2007


Since we'll talking favorites: the mime and the magician.
posted by sexymofo at 8:13 AM on March 3, 2007


This joke only demonstrates that shock and dirty humor can't hold a candle to real cleverness.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 10:54 AM on March 3, 2007


Silverman's version started off well, got very dull very quickly and then ended up with a killer punch. The Southpark one, though, was fantastic.
posted by TheDonF at 1:12 PM on March 3, 2007


I thought the world's dirtiest joke had the punchline "Bubbles was the next door neighbor."
posted by etoile at 1:47 PM on March 3, 2007


Cartman just tells the standard version. All it has going for it is Cartman's voice.

But that Cartman version was making fun of the whole joke. It was like, the only moment in the movie in which someone pointed out that the joke is not funny.

Regarding the posted video, I thought it was cute. The continuous bleeps at the end made me chuckle.

Though I do hope for this "joke" to fade back into obscurity soon. The movie milked it for all it was worth, and an hour more.
posted by roll truck roll at 2:20 PM on March 3, 2007


I vote Silverman. Pedophelia is always funny.
posted by Moral Animal at 10:12 PM on March 3, 2007


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