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a knee-slapper

A hilarious joke, especially one that evokes loud and prolonged laughter. My uncle told me a real knee-slapper the other day! Do you want to hear it?
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None of the rest of us in the class considered the anecdote a knee-slapper, but we understood what he meant.
The song, depending on how loose you are, is either a hand-clapper, toe-tapper, knee-slapper, boot-stomper, or if you're really feeling it, a chest-thumper.
Ohh, please: That's a knee-slapper - Geraldo Rivera is calling for an end to misrepresentation and exploitation on TV talk shows.
I barely understood it or why the adults were chuckling, but in this knee-slapper, Truman gains increasing confidence in his address because each sentence is greeted with the tribal shout "Woompah
As restaged by company co-artistic director Art Manke, the 1660s French play (its rhyming couplets wittily translated to English by former poet laureate Richard Wilbur) is a real knee-slapper.
Sitting through "The Love Guru" doesn't provide any grand insights about self-actualization, but if watching someone get sloshed with urine sounds like a knee-slapper, then Mike Myers is determined to make movies for you.
After an hour or so, the puns, wisecracks and allusions, which all remain at a fairly low, knee-slapper level, grow a little tiring.
Property records indicate that the slapstick comedy king, who wrote, directed and/or produced classic knee-slappers like "Airplane
If you consider that crown a bit too heavy for the curly-haired head that dreamt up such knee-slappers as "My Bologna" and "Like a Surgeon," you haven't been paying much attention to Weird Al's work.
Every reviewer shared several knee-slappers and scenarios from the book.
For the present-day reader brought up on such knee-slappers as "The mother named her ranch Focus because it's where the sons raise meat", Thoreau's punning is undeniably bland.
Charva fashions should be recognised by Europe as a local dress, similar to Swiss Alpine horn yodellers and German knee-slappers.
There have been some knee-slappers, but the agency might have outdone itself last March in a letter to OSHA explaining that they were blocking a new regulation which would limit worker exposure to air contaminants in agriculture and industry because passing the regulation would--are you sitting?
5 COMEDIES: There are not a lot of knee-slappers here, but since the Golden Globes have a separate category for music/ comedy films, some of those titles may be defined as laffers, which may also be true of "One Chance" (TWC), "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" (Fox) and "Enough Said" (Fox Searchlight).