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Date: 02/01/07 02:11 AM

67 Responses to Ricky Gervais on Humpty Dumpty

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    buddy Male 30-39
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    February 1, 2007 at 1:42 am
    Link: Ricky Gervais on Humpty Dumpty - Now that he mentions it, it makes no sense. Warning: adult themes and language.
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    choccay Female 30-39
    56 posts
    February 1, 2007 at 2:51 am
    Eh, not very funny. Only watched half
  3. Profile photo of Cy
    Cy Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2007 at 2:55 am
    Not funny.
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    The_Sandman Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2007 at 3:11 am
    not very funny but does make sense
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    Vikstar Female 18-29
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    February 1, 2007 at 3:14 am
    Humpty Dumpty was in fact an unusually large canon which was mounted on the protective wall of "St. Mary`s Wall Church" in Colchester, England. It was intended to protect the Parliamentarian stronghold of Colchester which was in the temporarily in control of the Royalists during the period of English history, described as the English Civil War ( 1642 - 1649). A shot from a Parliamentary canon succeeded in damaging the wall underneath Humpty Dumpty causing the canon to fall to the ground. The Royalists `all the King`s men` attempted to raise Humpty Dumpty on to another part of the wall but even with the help of ` all the King`s horses` failed in their task and Colchester fell to the Parliamentarians after a siege lasting eleven weeks.

    Freshly copied from a google search, to clear things up!

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    Igmo Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2007 at 3:21 am
    its not funny...i only watched like a minute of it
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    Shisi Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2007 at 3:24 am
    Thanks for that, Vikstar
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    Liz4187 Female 18-29
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    February 1, 2007 at 3:26 am
    i actually enjoyed this :D
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    xdeementedxd Female 18-29
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    February 1, 2007 at 3:31 am
    i liked it...but that just me,lolz
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    eagles5 Male 13-17
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    February 1, 2007 at 3:53 am
    yeah. i thought it was kinda funny.
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    starcrosst Male 30-39
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    February 1, 2007 at 4:55 am
    hmm. i thought it was hilarious. but then, i think about weird crap like that all the time.
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    FLB Female 18-29
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    February 1, 2007 at 5:14 am
    I love Ricky Gervais! He`s bloody fantastic, I found this sooo funny, crying with laughter.
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    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2007 at 5:26 am
    Humpty Dumpty is a weird name for anything, nevermind an egg or a cannon.
    Sure, I`ll say this is funny. "Don`t send ALL of them, it`ll be chaos!"
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    Liz4187 Female 18-29
    28 posts
    February 1, 2007 at 5:30 am
    lol sorry I`m going to take the time to appreciated the first half of comments is criticism and then the next all enjoyed it. Yeah i thought it was funny and clever :D.
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    xelous Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2007 at 5:44 am
    `If I had to design a perfect egg crushing design... it would be a hoof.`
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    kittykatrock Female 18-29
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    February 1, 2007 at 6:57 am
    hahaha funnnnny. i loved it. =)
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    Genever Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2007 at 8:00 am
    I liked it. I know not everyone gets Gervais humour but if you do he`s brilliant
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    kikij Female 18-29
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    February 1, 2007 at 8:03 am
    That was funny but you have to watch the whole thing really. I love Ricky Gervais.
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    ajr2006 Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2007 at 8:59 am
    Humpty Dumpty was in fact an unusually large canon which was mounted on the protective wall of "St. Mary`s Wall Church" in Colchester, England. It was intended to protect the Parliamentarian stronghold of Colchester which was in the temporarily in control of the Royalists during the period of English history, described as the English Civil War ( 1642 - 1649). A shot from a Parliamentary canon succeeded in damaging the wall underneath Humpty Dumpty causing the canon to fall to the ground. The Royalists `all the King`s men` attempted to raise Humpty Dumpty on to another part of the wall but even with the help of ` all the King`s horses` failed in their task and Colchester fell to the Parliamentarians after a siege lasting eleven weeks.

    Freshly copied from a google search, to clear things up!

    uh... DORK

    and that was entertaining

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    MissyRee Female 18-29
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    February 1, 2007 at 9:17 am
    FLB- I love Ricky Gervais! He`s bloody fantastic, I found this sooo funny, crying with laughter.
    I completely agree :D his super funny i love his humour i lmao!!
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    WhatInThe42o Male 30-39
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    February 1, 2007 at 9:29 am
    HIGH-larious! And, big thanks for telling us the real story, Vikstar. Saved me from having to google it myself.
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    ZenDragon Female 18-29
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    February 1, 2007 at 9:46 am
    I don`t think Ricky Gervais`s humor is all that unique. I was almost crying with laughter when he said: I`ve never worked out what the moral of Humpty Dumpty is. I could only think "Don`t sit on a wall if you`re an egg". Hilarious opener!
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    KMeTG Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2007 at 10:23 am
    For the record I never knew the origins of the Humpty Dumpty rhyme, so thanks Vikstar :D

    Gets a 4.

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    stevie.f Female 18-29
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    February 1, 2007 at 11:27 am
    i liked it. and it`s good to know the real story too, thanks
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    Cy Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2007 at 12:30 pm
    Yes, thanks for the story, Vikstar. Come to think of it, the nursery rhyme doesn`t say Humpty Dumpty was an egg at all (which makes RG`s routine kind of miss the point, but anyway); Lewis Carroll must be the source of that. Funny how that got so embedded into the way we think of the nursery rhyme that none of us even noticed that Humpty Dumpty is not about an egg. It`s not like that`s a very logical assumption.
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    JAXLEY Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2007 at 1:26 pm
    yeah, this one isn`t very funny, it`s the `Politics` tour he does. His `Animals` tour is much better and funnier.
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    matrixie Female 18-29
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    February 1, 2007 at 1:43 pm
    i prefer lee evans but he does have a point, they dont say he`s an egg so how the hell did he become an egg?
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    youth Female 18-29
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    February 1, 2007 at 2:12 pm
    i love this kind of humour
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    Diddie Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2007 at 2:21 pm
    Cy - ricky Gervais at no point says the nursery mentions that humpty dumpty is an egg. He does however say that he only knows this from pictorial evidence..
    But still why would you send all the kings horses and men to fix a canon to a wall - there`s just no logic to it. Surely a crane would work better:)
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    Liquidglass Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2007 at 2:26 pm
    Thanks vikstar, appreciate the history. I usually like that guys comedy but this part was weak, it was like he forgot what came next so he repeated himself about 4 times.
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    tonesontail Female 13-17
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    February 1, 2007 at 3:25 pm
    With Gervais its either you get it or you don`t. It`s not that he`s not funny, the man`s hilarious.
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    nicole_xo Female 13-17
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    February 1, 2007 at 3:32 pm
    I thought it was funny.
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    deaf_woman Male 30-39
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    February 1, 2007 at 3:52 pm
    Funny with a capital Fubar.
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    blahbored Male 70 & Over
    308 posts
    February 1, 2007 at 5:28 pm
    LMAAO if your sir name is dumpty...don`t call him humpty ! man guy did not even look funny..but he is. (: And why was politics written in the background?
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    EstiloPanama Female 18-29
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    February 1, 2007 at 5:30 pm
    Hilarious =)
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    xRevengex Female 18-29
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    February 1, 2007 at 5:55 pm
    Lol Ive seen the whole Politics show he does and its reallly funny.
    I like his sense of humor.
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    xyvyr Male 18-29
    4 posts
    February 1, 2007 at 5:55 pm
    The original rhyme goes:

    Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
    Humpty Dumpty had a great fall,
    Threescore men and threescore more
    Cannot place Humpty Dumpty as he was before.

    This is an example of a nursery rhyme riddle, which were once very popular. One is supposed to figure out what Humpty Dumpty was. Answer: An egg.
    (No horses either)

    source: http://www.straightdope.com/mailbag/mhum...

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    xyvyr Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2007 at 5:56 pm
    The cannon theory is a false etymology.
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    Cy Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2007 at 6:05 pm
    Hmm, very interesting, xyvyr. Guess I have to withdraw my comment.
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    Cy Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2007 at 6:12 pm
    and I also have to admit that I had stopped watching halfway through, and hadn`t gotten to the part where RG mentioned that he only knows Humpty is an egg through pictorial evidence.
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    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2007 at 7:32 pm
    How about "Don`t take unnnecessairy Risks" ? WOW that took a lot of effort.

    Morons everywhere.

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    catlikegrace Female 18-29
    486 posts
    February 1, 2007 at 7:48 pm
    That was hilarious. And I never really thought about it, but he`s right, it`s never said that Humpty Dumpty was an egg...and yet, in every picture, he is an egg!
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    M3ntal1313 Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2007 at 8:01 pm
    Dont drat around with sluts or youll get your head caved in.
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    SillyCilly Female 13-17
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    February 1, 2007 at 8:24 pm
    yeah. nobody even mentions the first part of the video. i liked his explanation of the nursery rhyme about jack and jill.
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    omggilyy Female 13-17
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    February 1, 2007 at 8:25 pm
    Actually i found that quite hilarious
    =]
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    -NeonCarrot- Male 13-17
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    February 1, 2007 at 8:51 pm
    How the hell did you not find it funny?

    It was on a topic most if not all people on here know about. Using witty not slap stick comedy.

    Oops i think i found it the americans and non civilized alike found this not funny because of the lack of violence and people hurting them selves.

    Loved the video and this comedian.

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    KimonoThief Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2007 at 9:38 pm
    Great stuff! That man`s a genius.

    "Oops i think i found it the americans and non civilized alike found this not funny because of the lack of violence and people hurting them selves."

    Oh god, not again...

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    SilentxEm Female 60-69
    670 posts
    February 1, 2007 at 9:55 pm
    So... that actually made me laugh out loud...
    it might be the lack of sleep, or the fact that I am giggly and my caffiene is wearing off...

    or it might just be funny.

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    DoughnutBoy Male 13-17
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    February 1, 2007 at 10:17 pm
    i like that guy. so i enjoyed it and thanks for the story, kind of like ring around the rosie...how its about the black death...happy stuff eh?
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    Francakes Female 18-29
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    February 1, 2007 at 11:19 pm
    The MORAL IS: Don`t hang out places that are dangerous or you might get it. Like use your brain sort of thing.
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    rpm2004 Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2007 at 11:40 pm
    I`m not sure but I`ve heard somewhere that the whole cannon story is made up.
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    evil_noodle Female 13-17
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    February 1, 2007 at 11:51 pm
    Well I for one, found it funny.
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    clarky7 Male 18-29
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    February 2, 2007 at 7:25 am
    Its a shame our yanky cousins dont understand British humour!
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    rawr_noozle Female 18-29
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    February 2, 2007 at 12:18 pm
    It`s a shame people don`t read the comments before stating apparent facts.
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    flamingbambi Female 13-17
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    February 2, 2007 at 2:30 pm
    I usually don`t find Ricky very entertaining..but that was pretty funny ^^
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    newgurl50112 Female 13-17
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    February 2, 2007 at 3:48 pm
    I for one, loved that. It (excuse the pun, but I had to) cracked me up.
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    Cricket11 Female 18-29
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    February 2, 2007 at 4:32 pm
    Maybe it means if you want to sit on a wall, make sure you are a cat and not an egg.

    Isn`t "thumbs" a funny word?

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    gingernut333 Female 18-29
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    February 2, 2007 at 4:51 pm
    Urgh newgurl that was terrible! At lease no-one`s said anything about it being `egg-cellent`!
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    burnteffigy Female 18-29
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    February 2, 2007 at 5:29 pm
    Hilarious! :-D

    On 2/2/2007 7:25:49 AM clarky7 wrote: Its a shame our yanky cousins dont understand British humour!
    Not true! Many of us both understand and enjoy British humor!

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    misscutieroo Female 18-29
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    February 2, 2007 at 10:23 pm
    god his voice is annoying
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    X-Potatoe Male 13-17
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    February 2, 2007 at 11:38 pm
    -NeonCarrot- you are a stupid canadien fag. there enough said.

    ok so yeah i thought this was hilarious stuff! im gonna go search him up on youtube to see if i could see the rest of his tour.

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    lynnlynn Female 18-29
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    February 4, 2007 at 12:18 am
    Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
    Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
    All the King`s horses, And all the King`s men
    Couldn`t put Humpty together again!

    NOWHERE DOES IT MENTION AN EGG


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    geordiegirl Female 18-29
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    February 4, 2007 at 11:51 am
    I love Ricky Gervais!! That was awesome!! lmao!!
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    iloveorange Female 13-17
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    March 14, 2007 at 5:39 pm
    *gasp* An egg! Let`s send the horses!
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    PayN8tention Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2007 at 7:45 pm
    NeonCarrot "How the hell did you not find it funny?
    It was on a topic most if not all people on here know about. Using witty not slap stick comedy.

    Oops i think i found it the americans and non civilized alike found this not funny because of the lack of violence and people hurting them selves.

    Loved the video and this comedian."

    Americans do have witty comedy. Comedians have more than just the actual joke to think about. I find all the American comedians I have seen are very enthusiastic and do much better imitations than that guy did. The comedian kind of overworked a single part of some joke after it already had its laugh. If your ignorant assumption that the Americans didn`t find this funny, it`s probably because we actually know what funny is :-P. Pick up a Dane Cook cd. Clever, enthusiastic, non-repetitive (like some parts in this act), and just all around hilarious.

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    UKOK Female 18-29
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    June 3, 2007 at 1:48 am
    seen it SOOOO many times STILL makes me cry with laffin ness.

    go gervais

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    Tia-Shadow Female 18-29
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    July 12, 2009 at 10:19 pm
    omg, I was laughing so hard my roommate came in and asked if I was having a seizure.

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