Recently I was watching an episode of The Golden Girls and was shocked at how everybody in the room (about six people) understood this somewhat raunchy joke. I’d have thought you’d have to have had the experience yourself at some point in your life in order to understand the punchline.
Here’s the joke:
Dorothy and a male neighbor have been arguing over something and eventually come to an agreement. The neighbor makes the following conciliatory gesture:
For the record, this exact thing happened to me when I was younger (I was at a friend’s house and some male bathrobe-wearing resident did a reverse-bend-over in my line of site), so I immediately got the joke.
I’m wondering if I would have gotten it if I had never had that experience.
The video is on you tube. If you want to watch the exchange, fast-forward to 18:35.