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Question #45438 posted on 06/05/2008 3:01 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Would you please explain this joke, because I don't get it?:

What kind of Pants does Mario wear?
Denim, Denim, Denim...


-This is a clever alias.

A: Dear not clever,

You haven't played enough Super Mario Brothers if you don't get the joke. The sound of "Denim, Denim, Denim" (when delivered correctly) is imitating the main theme in the Underground level music.

See this YouTube video for the music:
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-Curious Physics Minor
A: Dear sure it is,

As Curious Physics Minor pointed out, this joke is all in the verbal delivery. It sure isn't going to work that well when read online. So readers who are just as confused as the questioner, imagine someone is delivering the punchline in a manner hilariously close to the theme song from the Underground level.

-Humble Master