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"What's a joke that took you an absurdly long time to get?" –– This was today's burning question from Redditor Mr. Pokemonn, and it's enough to make us cringe.

How did it take us this long to figure that out? You've likely thought this the older you've become. I mean, just the other day I was reminded of the "Dad's trophy" moment on Dexter's Laboratory and I can't believe how ignorant I was.

That said, there are others out there who are more clueless than I was... and certainly more clueless than you!


"I watched that movie..."

In Blazing Saddles, Bart's friend from the railroad says to him "They said you was hung" and Sheriff Bart replies "And they was right."

I watched that movie a hundred times growing up but it took me well into adulthood to notice the double entendre.

starthirteen

"When I was a dumb kid..."

Giphy

"I can give you ten good reasons to never let go of a dime" - Mr. Krabs

When I was a dumb kid I just thought, "wow, he must really know of a lot of ways to spend 10¢.

nomenclate

"I never got why..."

In Airplane, it was the joke about the character having a drinking problem.

I never got why he was pouring water on his head. That's his problem. He has a drinking problem.

AttonRand1

"Reminds me..."

Reminds me of this bit from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:

"It's unpleasantly like being drunk."

"What's so unpleasant about being drunk?"

"You ask a glass of water."

ConsciousStill

"9 year old me..."

Shrek thinks Farquaad is "compensating for something" when noticing the size of his castle.

9 year old me thought that was a joke about Farquaad's short stature.

MichaelOChe

"The ending..."

The ending of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Took me probably 20 years before someone pointed out that it was a total cop-out.

cbusalex

"I watched the movie..."

The alchemist sequence in Mel Brooks' History of the World Part I:

The Roman general is trying to find the protagonists who are in disguise, using costumes they have taken from a production of The Trojan War.

General: I say, chemist, can you help us?

Alchemist: What are you looking for?

General: A pack of trojans.

Alchemist: snaps his fingers I just ran out.

I watched the movie with my dad when I was 10 or so, and I didn't get this joke, and dad didn't explain it to me. Nearly a decade later I watched it again with a bunch of college buddies, and I was laughing louder than anyone else. The long delay between hearing it the first time and getting it made it even funnier.

pflashan

"I only recently..."

When a person says "I'll see you later" and the other person responds "NOT if I see you first".

I only recently realized that it meant that if they saw you first, that they would hide.

I never actually gave it any thought up until that point, then one day I heard it on a movie and the light came on. <sigh> I'll see you later.

plyslz

"I never questioned..."

When I was a kid, my dad developed a massive cyst on his back, and my mom took to calling it his "third head." I thought it was the funniest thing I'd ever heard, and went around telling anyone who would listen all about it.

I never questioned what the second head was. It took me up until a few years ago (and I'm 28) to realize that my mom was making a dick joke.

ostentia

"I'm sure I've seen..."

I'm sure I've seen Airplane! a dozen times but just today I came across this exchange that I never picked up on:

Ted Striker : My orders came through. My squadron ships out tomorrow. We're bombing the storage depots at Daiquiri at 1800 hours. We're coming in from the north, below their radar.

Elaine Dickinson : When will you be back?

Ted Striker : I can't tell you that. It's classified.

RandyBeaman

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