Another Castle: The Joke [ ARTICLE ]

I’ve been creating Dueling Analogs for almost five years now. And during that time I have, of course, done the Super Mario Bros.‘ “princess is in another castle” joke. If fact, today’s comic marks the fifth sixth (Thanks, Fenrir!) time I’ve made that joke.

Now a lot of people may not be proud of such a feat. And I might as well feel a bit of shame if I had told the exact same joke six times. Fortunately, each of one my “princess is in another castle” jokes starts with a similar premise and is taken in a completely new direction.

Don’t believe me? It starts with sexual frustration, moves on to courtroom drama, then flashes back to Arthurian times, to heroism, obesity and finally ends at complete apathy.

I guess what I’m trying to sum up is just because you use the same premise, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re making the same joke.