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20 May 2022, 9:11 am

If you actually try hard to get the meaning of “No Soap Radio.”

(In reality, “No Soap Radio” means absolutely nothing).



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20 May 2022, 9:42 am

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Jokes go over your head...

Jokes don't actually go over my head. I get all jokes but that doesn't mean I think all jokes are funny, especially if the person is a bad joker or spews out jokes at the wrong moment. If I don't get a joke I still know that the person is joking. The reason I might not get a joke is if it's related to a fact or experience that they're familiar with but I'm not. But I still know they're joking.


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20 May 2022, 9:57 am

kraftiekortie wrote:
If you actually try hard to get the meaning of “No Soap Radio.”

(In reality, “No Soap Radio” means absolutely nothing).


How do you mean? I tend to avoid TV soaps but I think they have them on the radio.



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20 May 2022, 10:03 am

"No Soap Radio" is what they call a "nonsense" phrase, a type of non-sequitor sort of phrase. It means absolutely nothing.

Think about it: does "soap" have anything to do with "radio"?

You might be an Aspie.....if you believed a kid who said he would "walk with me" to my junior high school. I think he had good intentions----but, in retrospect, I'm sure he forgot that he was supposed to "walk with me." Or maybe he just said it just for the heck of it.



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20 May 2022, 10:04 am

Joe90 wrote:
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Jokes go over your head...


Ah. That is why there is an arrow.



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20 May 2022, 10:05 am

kraftiekortie wrote:
"No Soap Radio" is what they call a "nonsense" phrase, a type of non-sequitor sort of phrase. It means absolutely nothing.

Think about it: does "soap" have anything to do with "radio"?


Maybe the radio needs a wash? :D



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20 May 2022, 10:10 am

Would you use soap and water on a radio? :)



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20 May 2022, 10:12 am

Guys, look it up!

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20 May 2022, 10:15 am

As long as I understand the cultural background, I will never miss all kinds of jokes, ironies, satires, metaphors expressed in text.
But I still miss a lot of euphemisms and often fail to respond correctly, ie, not having enough social skills. Especially when I can't just use text to communicate. :|

There is a gulf between understanding and implementation.


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20 May 2022, 10:21 am

...you get handed the camera every time they take a group photo.



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20 May 2022, 12:15 pm

... you can easily recognise dogs but are constantly puzzled by what's at the other end of the leash.


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20 May 2022, 1:29 pm

^that happens to me every morning on the beach. It's weird how long it took me to begin to see my (Very mild) face blindness. Perception and awareness are wierd!


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20 May 2022, 1:49 pm

Happens to me nearly every day. I takes a while but eventually I do recognise their faces but then only in that setting. I'll still look right past them when I meet them in the pedestrian zone if they don't have their dog with them.


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20 May 2022, 2:53 pm

...you wish that life made as much sense as algebra.



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20 May 2022, 3:06 pm

Here's something on "No Soap Radio," in case anyone's interested.


"No soap radio" is a form of practical joke and an example of surreal comedy. The joke is a prank whereby the punch line has no relation to the body of the joke; but participants in the prank pretend otherwise. The effect is to either trick someone into laughing along as if they "get it" or to ridicule them for not understanding.

The joke became popular in New York in the 1950s.[1] The punch line is known for its use as a basic sociological and psychological experiment, specifically relating to mob mentality and the pressure to conform. The basic setup is similar to the Asch conformity experiments, in which people showed a proclivity to agree with a group despite their own judgments.



Execution of the prank

This prank usually requires a teller and two listeners, one of whom is an accomplice who already knows the joke and secretly plays along with the teller. The joke teller says something like, "The elephant and the hippopotamus were taking a bath. And the elephant said to the hippo, 'Please pass the soap.' The hippo replied, 'No soap, radio.'"[2] The accomplice laughs at the punchline, while the second listener is left puzzled. In some cases, the second listener will pretend to understand the joke and laugh along with the others to avoid appearing foolish.

The purpose of the prank is to elicit one of two responses from the victim:[citation needed]

False understanding – when the victim acts as if the joke is humorous, when in fact the victim does not understand the joke at all.
Negative understanding – when the victim expresses confusion about what the joke means and feels left out (e.g., "I don't get it"). The conspirators are now prepared to mock the victim for the victim's "inability to get it".
Sometimes, if the second listener does not respond right away, there is an "explanation" of the joke to the second listener, which involves the teller and the first listener emphasizing words or elongating pauses, but providing no further information, e.g. "Don't you get it? No soooap... radio!"

Other examples of the joke:

A woman goes into her bathroom and is shocked to find an elephant in her bathtub. She asks the elephant, "What are you doing in my bathtub?" The elephant responds, "No soap, radio!"
Two polar bears are sitting in a bathtub. The first one says, "Pass the soap." The second one says, "No soap, radio!"
A foreign man is flying in an airplane. He points out of the window at the unfamiliar countryside below and exclaims, "No soap... radio?"
Origin

The phrase "no soap" possibly originated around 1860 when it was first recorded, meaning "I haven't any money" or "I will not lend you money". Its contemporary connotation is "not a chance" or "nothing doing".[3] However, the phrase itself was being employed in an absurd and humorous context as early as the 1750s, when it appeared in a well-known piece of literary nonsense by English dramatist and actor Samuel Foote in order to test the memory of a rival: "So she went into the garden to cut a cabbage-leaf to make an apple-pie; and at the same time a great she-bear, coming up the street, pops its head into the shop. 'What! No soap?' So he died, and she very imprudently married the barber."[4]

Comedy

As a practical joke the trick is an example of anti-humor or surreal comedy. Of possible outcomes, false understanding is the most common.[citation needed] The scenario resulting from false understanding is a demonstration of groupthink and peer pressure – the desire to conform to one's peers – despite the fact that the entire joke has no hidden meaning, nothing to "get" and no punchline.

A similar practical joke is a running gag on the news aggregator site Fark, based on a newspaper photograph of two men digging out a car from snow, and who had their names captioned as Heywood Jablome and Gene Masseth. While the former name is a well known gag name, established members of the forum will act as if the latter has a far funnier and more obvious second meaning and attempt to convince newcomers and even established members.

Popular culture

The joke has become widely known and entered popular culture in other forms, including a radio show named "No Soap-Radio!" It has been used as the name for rock bands, as well as a short-lived TV sketch comedy show (No Soap, Radio) starring Steve Guttenberg that aired on ABC in the spring of 1982.[5] No Soap Radio was also the name of a radio commercial production company in New York City formed in 1970,[6] later renamed No Soap Productions.

In the episode of The Simpsons, "Homer the Heretic", a radio is seen hanging in the shower, with a label on it showing the brand of radio to be "No Soap— Radio!"[7]

In "Pie-O-My", the fifth episode of the fourth season of The Sopranos, the name of the band playing at The Crazy Horse is No Soap Radio.

In the episode of What We Do in the Shadows, "Brain Scramblies", Sean, who is over hypnotized by his vampire neighbors, loses all his memory and is seen incoherently yelling on the phone "No soap, radio!"

See also

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The Aristocrats
Mornington Crescent
Shaggy dog story
List of practical joke topics

References

Smith, Joanne R.; Haslam, S. Alexander (22 June 2012). Social Psychology: Revisiting the Classic Studies. SAGE. p. 81. ISBN 9781446268001. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
Angela Cora Garcia (10 October 2013), An Introduction to Interaction: Understanding Talk in Formal and Informal Settings, A&C Black, 2013, pp. 63–64, ISBN 9781623569341 – via Google Books
"No soap". World Wide Words. 1999-12-11. Retrieved 2010-07-01.
The Great Panjandrum
"Has Your Favorite TV Show Reached Its Peak? Jump The Shark | TVGuide.com". Jump the Shark. Archived from the original on February 11, 2007. Retrieved 2010-07-01.
"Gorson, Cohen Form Music Business Complex:No Soap", Billboard, vol. 83, no. 44, p. 6, Oct 30, 1971, ISSN 0006-2510 – via Google Books
"Screenshot of episode from the Simpsons screenshot maker Frinkiac".



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20 May 2022, 3:12 pm

Kortie, a simple link would have been sufficient.

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