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peyton_farquhar's avatar

Can somebody please explain this cartoon to me?

Asked by peyton_farquhar (3741points) July 6th, 2009

It’s probably painfully obvious, but I’m just not seeing the joke here.

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ragingloli's avatar

the l in clock is missing

SirBailey's avatar

Could it be the box has “Cock” instead of “Clock”?

peyton_farquhar's avatar

Oh! That makes sense.
Although it’s not really funny.

Thank you!

SirBailey's avatar

You’re right. It’s not funny.

ragingloli's avatar

it is mildly amusing

Jeruba's avatar

I’m not convinced.

I don’t get the cartoon either, but I see from the header that it is supposed to be some kind of medical humor, something a doctor would get. That’s the major clue.

Second, you could make a joke about omitting the L from “clock” without making any sort of reference to Mr. Ed the talking horse, whom some of us do remember from the very old TV sitcom.

If that were the joke, then, there’s no relevance to doctors and no relevance to Mr. Ed, who is pictured on the wall behind the two men. Also, even in the context of the joke, it does not seem as though an error of that sort would lead to a “swift and ignoble” end, just embarrassment.

I would look instead to someone who could tell us what phrase in the world of medicine bears a close resemblance to some portion of the phrase “Mister Ed Talking Horse Clock” and means something horrible enough for a misprint to be fatal. I am going to go all out and put down a quarter that says it isn’t “cock.”

marinelife's avatar

I am afraid it is the combo of horse and cock that is supposed to be the joke. A horse cock being large.

Jeruba's avatar

Why would that be medical humor rather than, say, a Playboy cartoon? And why Mr. Ed instead of any old horse? I am still in doubt.

sap82's avatar

I also found it a little confusing. Its also a little tasteless.

autumn43's avatar

Maybe the cock was the ‘big hand’ on the clock? Naaaaayhver mind….

Les's avatar

I don’t think this is medical related. Just do a Google image search for “Doctor Fun”, and you’ll find other “comics” by the same guy. After doing some browsing, I honestly can’t really find one that I find remotely humorous. Mainly they’re puns and random thoughts.

SirBailey's avatar

Yeah, I don’t think there’s a medical reference at all.

Darwin's avatar

I don’t get it either.

Les's avatar

Check this one out. I think there’s a typo in the punch line. Right? Or does this guy really not get the idea behind comics.

Darwin's avatar

I don’t get that one, either.

marinelife's avatar

The Doctor needs a check-up or a humorectomy transplant.

NaturalMineralWater's avatar

This cartoon reaches all new plateaus of lameness. Let’s stop talking about it and give it its due credit by doing so.

Blondesjon's avatar

@Jeruba . . .I have a sneaking suspicion that Dr. Fun in not a medical doctor. Besides, who say medical professionals don’t have a crude streak?

ratboy's avatar

Why is a talking horse cock any less funny than a twelve inch pianist?
More fun here.

susanc's avatar

Damn, NONE of them are funny. That settles it, doncha think?

Darwin's avatar

None of them were hilarious, but I did understand most of them. I suspect he has a day job.

marinelife's avatar

He’s not a real doctor; he just plays one in cartoons.

Val123's avatar

I don’t get it. I hate it when I don’t understand jokes, but in this case I have lots of company so I don’t feel so bad.

Strauss's avatar

A horse is a horse, of course, of course…

sydsydrox's avatar

HAAAAA! I’m pretty sure they forgot the I in clock…

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