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Old 04-05-2013, 23:07
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Who got the joke here?
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Old 04-05-2013, 23:09
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I thought he sounded satnav then he said his name... Funny.
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Old 04-05-2013, 23:14
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What's that noise? Oh it's just Gatiss scraping the barrel of gags for something to write.
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Old 04-05-2013, 23:16
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Sad that I am, I was trying to work out the punchline to the joke when the kid started talking like a satnav (I do that when I'm a passenger sometimes, surprised people still give me lifts anywhere).

Didn't think of "Thomas Thomas" though. Excellent!

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Old 04-05-2013, 23:20
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Waiting for some pedant to say you may shorten a first name to Tom but not the surname

But apart from that, I did laugh. Never really enjoy Victorian episodes though.
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Old 04-05-2013, 23:33
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Im ashamed to say i didnt get the joke initially
I think i missed a few in jokes tbh but did get the Tegan one!
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Old 04-05-2013, 23:41
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I got it straight away .. good, clever gag for me
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Old 05-05-2013, 00:43
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I didn't catch the joke, until I read this post
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Old 05-05-2013, 00:46
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I didn't catch the joke, until I read this post
same here
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Old 05-05-2013, 01:16
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It was a bit of a gratuitous joke that didn't go anywhere. Unless it's later revealed to have some deeper significance (which I doubt). Still, it raised a chuckle, even if I did see it coming the moment Strax asked him what his name was.
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Old 05-05-2013, 01:46
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I didn't catch the joke, until I read this post
I'm not alone!
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Old 05-05-2013, 01:48
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I still don't get the joke! What is it?
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Old 05-05-2013, 01:56
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I still don't get the joke! What is it?
The kid was giving Strax directions like a sat-nav would. His name is Thomas Thomas, Tom-Tom is a brand of sat-nav.
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Old 05-05-2013, 02:55
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I didn't get it either.

I knew there was *something* odd about the way the boy spoke, and I was trying to think of a Victorian character whose name 'Thomas Thomas' could have been a play on. Doh!

I have plenty of gadgets (eg remote-control air-con!) but I've never been in a car with sat-nav.
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:25
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The kid was giving Strax directions like a sat-nav would. His name is Thomas Thomas, Tom-Tom is a brand of sat-nav.
Ah. Never heard of Tom-Tom so that'll be why I didn't get it.
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:36
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It made me laugh a lot.
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:18
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It was a great joke despite what the moaners will say.

The boy gives directions like a sat nav...

His name is Thomas Thomas...

Then Strax says I think you'll go far.
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:32
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I got the joke, just thought it was a bit weird and forced in there.
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:47
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The kid was giving Strax directions like a sat-nav would. His name is Thomas Thomas, Tom-Tom is a brand of sat-nav.
Oh! We don't have sat-nav.
Thank you.
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:58
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What's that noise? Oh it's just Gatiss scraping the barrel of gags for something to write.
That's what I thought too. I physically groaned aloud.
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Old 05-05-2013, 13:26
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It was an unsubtle throwaway line really. Shame as it came right after Strax was berating the horse ("you have failed in your mission") which I actually found more amusing.
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Old 05-05-2013, 13:29
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While I did think the boy sounded like a Sat Nav and that Thomas Thomas was an odd name the joke itself was lost on me as I didn't recall TomTom was a type of SatNav.
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Old 05-05-2013, 13:32
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While I did think the boy sounded like a Sat Nav and that Thomas Thomas was an odd name the joke itself was lost on me as I didn't recall TomTom was a type of SatNav.
I only knew him as the piper's son. Thought he might be related to Jamie.
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Old 05-05-2013, 14:06
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I didn't get it until afterwards. I even remarked "oh look, the boy is Strax's SatNav" but didn't cotton on to his name being a joke.
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Old 05-05-2013, 14:12
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You know a joke isn't really a joke when you have to explain it to people.
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