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.
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.