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The “Really Dirty Joke” From Last Night’s How I Met Your Mother

By Lindsay Robertson / April 14, 2009 - 10:11 am

Last night’s HIMYM began with a scene in which Barney, Marshall and Ted are telling a dirty joke when Lily walks up. After the other guys refuse to tell her the joke, claiming it’s “boy-funny,” Barney whispers it to Lily, and it’s so dirty that she walks off and “didn’t speak to us for four weeks.” It was just the next stunt in a series of gags in which the show jokes about, rather than hides, the pregnancies of their two female leads. (Lily was presumably not in the rest of the episode due to maternity leave.) ANYway, the setup for the joke was “What’s the difference between peanut butter and jam?” and Ted won’t say the punchline, but I found out what it was because I have access to a search engine!

Here’s the scene:

And here’s the punchline:

A: I can’t peanut butter my dick up your ass.

Oh come on, “To this day it’s still the dirtiest joke I’ve ever heard.”? Really? I heard a dirtier joke in the third grade. That joke is practically straight out of Highlights For Children, and makes me wonder whether CBS imposes censorship restrictions on content that must be Googled by the user to be comprehended. That would be so like a TV network, and so lame. Dear CBS interactive synergy department or whatever: please don’t make us Google in vain.