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What's with Dr Shrunk's "jokes"?

#1GigglepuffyPosted 6/29/2013 4:26:38 PM
They have the most bizarre presentation and sometimes seem to lack punchlines entirely.

I think it's safe to assume his original performances in Japanese are both some brand of owarai that just doesn't translate well and obviously intended to be cheesy, or unfunny, but yikes.

I feel like these performances by him go well beyond just being unfunny as a joke and sometimes just flat out incomprehensible.

Is there anyone who played the JP copy who can confirm if it's maybe an unfortunate part of an otherwise (it at least feels like) good localization?
#2EmeraldroxPosted 6/29/2013 4:28:13 PM
Shrunk was terrible in the past too. The joke is pretty much that he's a completely unfunny comedian.
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#3Gogo726Posted 6/29/2013 4:29:00 PM
Have you ever noticed that men always leave the toilet seat up? That's the joke.
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#4lightbringer14Posted 6/29/2013 4:29:32 PM
I don't know about the Japanese version, but Dr. Shrunk's jokes across the entire series were always made terrible on purpose by the games writers.
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#5Gigglepuffy(Topic Creator)Posted 6/29/2013 4:33:47 PM
Sorry, maybe I didn't word it right

They're definitely bad on purpose, but at least the first two I've seen in Club LOL feel like really awkwardly written in a way where it just doesn't make sense? Like, they actually somehow botched the delivery in telling a bad joke when that was the intent so it was just a series of weird anecdotes that suddenly just end with him doing an emote for... some... reason. . .
#6illbzo1Posted 6/29/2013 4:37:43 PM
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#7PalomBMPosted 6/29/2013 4:40:44 PM
"I had a standing ovation! But that was just a dream I had!"

I actually found that one funny.
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#8SquirrelettePosted 6/29/2013 4:42:24 PM
I understand what TC means and I think I agree. Shrunk has always been unfunny but this seems different. I only have 3 emotions so far and I'm really not looking forward to getting the rest.
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#9Rapi16Posted 6/29/2013 5:11:40 PM
I assume it was supposed to be bad owarai, so translated it turns out even worse?
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#10ss4gogeta_darkPosted 6/29/2013 5:17:19 PM
he gave me aggravation but it doesn't seem like a joke.
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