by Justas (13 March 2005)
It is a well-known fact that “banjo” and “Sweden” can theoretically make anything funny better than anything else (excluding toilet humour, perhaps). Consider these examples from “Scrubs”
|Figure 1.1: JD NOT playing banjo
|Figure 1.2: JD playing banjo
If this does not convince you of the existence of a pattern between “banjo” and “funny”, observe the following example:
|Figure 2.1: Dr. Kelso NOT dancing to a banjo
|Figure 2.2: Dr.Kelso dancing to a banjo
There you go. Solid proof that the amount of banjo involvement is directly proportional to the level of amusement generated. To quote Eddie Izzard,“…but noone has ever thrown a banjo to a tiger.”
As for Sweden, I don’t think I really even need to explain. Although I will.
“I curse Swedish fish on you!” – Unca Scrooge, Ducktales: The Motion Picture
“damn you sweden!” – Weebl, pikea3
“Definitely not Swedish…” – Lily, referring to the Borg, Star Trek: First Contact
Jefferson:“Al, word’s out on the street – madam Inga has called together all the dark forces of Sweden against you.”
Al:“What’s gonna happen? I wake up one morning owning a Volvo? Spend the rest of my life as a skier? Or worse, wake up one morning next to a long-legged nordic beauty with big honkers?” – Married With Children
Furthermore, an audio clip of the latter, as well as various other references to Sweden found in TV shows, can be found on this Swedish website
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