This Tumblr collects horrible, lazy transphobic jokes as told by your favorite comedians, TV shows, movies, video games, and comics.


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chicklikemeblog:

I’m going to be on HuffPost Live at 5:15pm EST/2:15pm PST talking about Mrs. Doubtfire 2 and if cross-dressing as a comedy staple is relevant or not. (Guess what I think?)


"We’re not trying to trick anyone." — harsh realities about how the world treats transgender people. MUST READ: http://bit.ly/1j9r47J
-Patton Oswalt (April 17, 2014)

Great!
With this tweet and his recent performance at a trans youth benefit, it seems like Oswalt, despite his past history(tw), might be working at becoming a pretty decent trans ally! 

"We’re not trying to trick anyone." — harsh realities about how the world treats transgender people. MUST READ: http://bit.ly/1j9r47J

-Patton Oswalt (April 17, 2014)

Great!

With this tweet and his recent performance at a trans youth benefit, it seems like Oswalt, despite his past history(tw), might be working at becoming a pretty decent trans ally! 

chattercrow asked
How about the scene from the US version of Wilfred (s1e2)? Wilfred is given anesthesia, and as he's going under he tells Ryan that Jenna "has a dick." Ryan spends the rest of the episode trying to find out if this is true (using lots of gender stereotypes, references to genitalia, listening in on her in the bathroom, and generally being very rude). Finally, Wilfred comes back and reveals that he was actually saying she "has a dick for a boyfriend." It kinda ruined the show for me.

Oh, right. I completely forgot about Wilfred. It has quite a few gross trans jokes if I remember correctly.

We’ll look into it in more depth, soon-ish. 


Andy asks April out in front of her new Venezuelan boyfriend, Eduardo. After being rejected he tells her that he will try again and again, on a daily basis.
Eduardo:(in Spanish) [What did he say?]
April: (in Spanish) [He’s thinking about becoming a woman, and wants my advice.]
Eduardo: Ah! You should do it. Follow your dream.
Andy: Oh, my God. Really? That’s awesome. I’ll see you tomorrow.
Camera pans in on April’s face as she gives a knowing look.

Parks and Recreation s3e01, Go Big or Go Home(January 20, 2011)

This one is super tame, but the point of the joke is that April is pulling a prank on Andy by making it look like he’s a trans woman. Which, is supposed to be a bad thing.
Is this really the worst the show does? In 6+ seasons? That has to be some kind of record.

Andy asks April out in front of her new Venezuelan boyfriend, Eduardo. After being rejected he tells her that he will try again and again, on a daily basis.

Eduardo:(in Spanish) [What did he say?]

April: (in Spanish) [He’s thinking about becoming a woman, and wants my advice.]

Eduardo: Ah! You should do it. Follow your dream.

Andy: Oh, my God. Really? That’s awesome. I’ll see you tomorrow.

Camera pans in on April’s face as she gives a knowing look.

Parks and Recreation s3e01, Go Big or Go Home
(January 20, 2011)

This one is super tame, but the point of the joke is that April is pulling a prank on Andy by making it look like he’s a trans woman. Which, is supposed to be a bad thing.

Is this really the worst the show does? In 6+ seasons? That has to be some kind of record.

(Jane makes a big speech at a school benefit to raise money for people with bad skin in Florida)

Jane:So, you guys know how you live in this sort of bubble… of ignorance? It’s not your fault that you live there, it’s just you haven’t been exposed much. I have, I used to live outside the bubble. So, today I’m going to expose you to something I grew with every day. Gladys?

A black trans woman pushes in a shopping cart filled with trash.

Jane: This is Gladys. She’s a homeless man who lived on my street.

Jane’s naive friend: She’s a man? How does that work?

Gladys: Let me take this one. Basically you just tuck everything in.

Jane: See, ummm, not everybody is getting their teeth whitened or going to the mall or overwatering their lawn. Some people, like me and Gladys understand that there are people out there that don’t have everything they need. Some people have nothing. And live on the street.

Gladys: West 14th to be exact. 

Jane: Gladys and I aren’t trying to make you feel bad. We’re just trying to show you that there are real problems out there worth focusing on. Problems more severe than bad skin or oily hair. So, the next time you’re about throw out $85 worth of deli meat, maybe you’ll think twice. Because there are people in need. And they’re a lot closer than Florida. 


Jane’s Friend: So when Gladys says she tucks everything in, what exactly does that mean? What does she tuck?

Jane: (frustrated) Gladys is a dude. She’s… a man.

Jane’s friend: Ohhh, right. right.


A letter from Gladys reads:

Hey, Girl.

Just wanted to thank you for the blessings. I sold most of that crap you sent me and used the money to buy a pop-up tent, so if you ever need a place to stay in the city, girl, call me! I also bought a pre-paid cellphone which has made turning tricks a whole lot easier. 

Good looking out, 

Gladys

Jane: I can’t believe he has her own stationery! 

Suburgatory s1e06, Charity Case
(November 2, 2011)

picopicoyama asked
Yo I'm chiming in to talk about one of the early Suburgatory episodes (ep 4, I think?), in which a homeless trans woman is repeatedly made the butt of a joke and the main character keeps reminding her best friend that "She's a man". The trans woman in question is also shown to be really flamboyant, and her excited and overly feminine attitude is made into a joke.

Wow, yeah. There’s some really gross stuff here. Like, the main character of the show basically uses a homeless black trans woman as a prop to make some point about the needy and throwing away food, then spends the rest of the time misgendering her and patting herself on the back for how great she is. 

It’d almost be a pretty good satire of how liberals occasionally pretend to help minorities in order to make themselves look better, while refusing to respect them in any tangible way. Unfortunately, this is all being done without a hint of irony.

In this animation, two parents are describing sex acts to their child using birds and bees as thinly veiled innuendo. It’s remarkably even less funny than it sounds.

Sometimes the bee goes to Vegas and sleeps with a strange bird, then he finds out that the bird has a stinger.
And that bee had to kill that bird and leave the body outside the city.

Triptank s1e01, Birds and BeesSegment created by Dustin Rhoads, Johnny Roque, and Ralph Guerra(April 2, 2014) 
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The soon-to-be-canceled Triptank is the latest in a long series of failed attempts by Comedy Central to create another South Park. The show collects animated sketches, done by different studios and starring different voice actors. It desperately wants to be edgy, but it really only comes off as the sad sort of attention-seeking jokes shared by preteen boys. Nothing here is even smart enough to be offensive, 
We’re collecting this as less of a call-out, but more of a reminder to other comedians and comedy writers that when you tell this exact same joke (over and over again) you’re operating at the level of Triptank. 

In this animation, two parents are describing sex acts to their child using birds and bees as thinly veiled innuendo. It’s remarkably even less funny than it sounds.

Sometimes the bee goes to Vegas and sleeps with a strange bird, then he finds out that the bird has a stinger.

And that bee had to kill that bird and leave the body outside the city.

Triptank s1e01, Birds and Bees
Segment created by Dustin Rhoads, Johnny Roque, and Ralph Guerra
(April 2, 2014) 

==========

The soon-to-be-canceled Triptank is the latest in a long series of failed attempts by Comedy Central to create another South Park. The show collects animated sketches, done by different studios and starring different voice actors. It desperately wants to be edgy, but it really only comes off as the sad sort of attention-seeking jokes shared by preteen boys. Nothing here is even smart enough to be offensive, 

We’re collecting this as less of a call-out, but more of a reminder to other comedians and comedy writers that when you tell this exact same joke (over and over again) you’re operating at the level of Triptank

britalexi:

playaone:

alexispointy:

starbaeddelsg1:

msntalk:

badtransjokes:

In this episode, as one of its jokes, 30 Rock has one of it’s characters reveal herself to be a (freshly out of the closet) trans woman and in a relationship with a woman. And… that’s it. That’s the entire joke.
Setup: This character has presented as a man for the entirety of her life.
Punchline: But now she’s transitioning into a life as a woman.
Bonus Punchline: She’s also attracted to women.
The existence of a lesbian trans woman, when written by comedy writers, is enough for them to look down at their work, and say to themselves, “Yes. This is a joke. No need to add anything clever, this is a good joke. This is a joke that is good enough for national television. For one of the smartest and most critically acclaimed comedy shows of the last decade.”
And, that is the sad state of mainstream comedy. 
(quotes below the cut)
30 Rock s7e09, Game Over(January 10, 2013)
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Yeah lesbophobia + transmisogyny

aaaaaaaand steve buscemi is now on my shit list

can’t fucking like anyone or enjoy anything or they’ll fucking pull this shit on us.

“

Jack: (raises glass for a toast) Gentlemen!
Jan Foster (Steve Buscemi): Actually, Jack, I’ve decided to continue living as Jan Foster. It’s just in all these years as a PI, I think my greatest disguise was Len Wosniak.

———————-

Jack: Ms. Foster is a private investigator I hired to follow you—
Jan Foster: —Was a private investigator. Is a drama teacher. And, as of last night, engaged to Ms Siegal!”

So…. It might be because there’s no laugh track, but A. Trans individual informed his associate that he was going to be living as a woman, and that he felt that he was living a lie as his previous idenity, as Len Wosniak (his “birth name”)B. Jack respected her pronoun, and was informed that she quit her job and is now engaged.C. So she’s interested in girls. Big fucking whoop. So… Where’s the joke? Where’s the trans phobia? Fine, Steve Buscemi isn’t Trans. but nothing written here seems like an insult to the trans community. What am I missing?I mean it seems like a trans person stood up for themselves and announced their upcoming nuptials.am i wrong?suddenly-sara?

I agree with the last comment. I saw this episode (and every other one of this show) and it didn’t come across as a joke at all. There was no punch line. No laugh track. No character laughing. Just someone coming out and being respected by proper pronoun use.

30 Rock doesn’t have a laugh track. If you want to simulate one, go get a group of friends, acquaintances, and family members—especially ones unfamiliar with trans women—and sit them down to watch this scene with you. All of the intended jokes will be abundantly clear, and you’ll probably lose a lot of respect for many of the people in the room.
For people who are unfamiliar with the wild concept that trans women are humans, our mere presence is hilarious. Everything we do is a joke. I know this for a fact, because, before I came out, people would often tell me about trans women they met or saw and then get upset with me when I wouldn’t be disgusted or laugh.
But, if you are more familiar with trans women, and can empathize with them at all, then some of these type of jokes pretty much break down completely. It’s why some people actually believed that SNL’s She’s Got a Dick skit was somehow progressive. They were taking it completely at face value. 
If you think that, completely out of nowhere, 30 Rock had it’s bumblingly inept private investigator (depicted by Steve Buscemi) come out as a trans woman for anything other than a joke then forget to tell any jokes while they were depicting this, then you’re projecting your own values onto the show. This is just another liberal comedy show mocking our existence. 

britalexi:

playaone:

alexispointy:

starbaeddelsg1:

msntalk:

badtransjokes:

In this episode, as one of its jokes, 30 Rock has one of it’s characters reveal herself to be a (freshly out of the closet) trans woman and in a relationship with a woman. And… that’s it. That’s the entire joke.

Setup: This character has presented as a man for the entirety of her life.

Punchline: But now she’s transitioning into a life as a woman.

Bonus Punchline: She’s also attracted to women.

The existence of a lesbian trans woman, when written by comedy writers, is enough for them to look down at their work, and say to themselves, “Yes. This is a joke. No need to add anything clever, this is a good joke. This is a joke that is good enough for national television. For one of the smartest and most critically acclaimed comedy shows of the last decade.”

And, that is the sad state of mainstream comedy. 

(quotes below the cut)

30 Rock s7e09, Game Over
(January 10, 2013)

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Yeah lesbophobia + transmisogyny

aaaaaaaand steve buscemi is now on my shit list

can’t fucking like anyone or enjoy anything or they’ll fucking pull this shit on us.

Jack: (raises glass for a toast) Gentlemen!

Jan Foster (Steve Buscemi): Actually, Jack, I’ve decided to continue living as Jan Foster. It’s just in all these years as a PI, I think my greatest disguise was Len Wosniak.

———————-

Jack: Ms. Foster is a private investigator I hired to follow you—

Jan Foster:Was a private investigator. Is a drama teacher. And, as of last night, engaged to Ms Siegal!”

So…. It might be because there’s no laugh track, but

A. Trans individual informed his associate that he was going to be living as a woman, and that he felt that he was living a lie as his previous idenity, as Len Wosniak (his “birth name”)

B. Jack respected her pronoun, and was informed that she quit her job and is now engaged.

C. So she’s interested in girls. Big fucking whoop.

So… Where’s the joke? Where’s the trans phobia?

Fine, Steve Buscemi isn’t Trans. but nothing written here seems like an insult to the trans community. What am I missing?

I mean it seems like a trans person stood up for themselves and announced their upcoming nuptials.

am i wrong?

suddenly-sara?

I agree with the last comment. I saw this episode (and every other one of this show) and it didn’t come across as a joke at all. There was no punch line. No laugh track. No character laughing. Just someone coming out and being respected by proper pronoun use.

30 Rock doesn’t have a laugh track. If you want to simulate one, go get a group of friends, acquaintances, and family members—especially ones unfamiliar with trans women—and sit them down to watch this scene with you. All of the intended jokes will be abundantly clear, and you’ll probably lose a lot of respect for many of the people in the room.

For people who are unfamiliar with the wild concept that trans women are humans, our mere presence is hilarious. Everything we do is a joke. I know this for a fact, because, before I came out, people would often tell me about trans women they met or saw and then get upset with me when I wouldn’t be disgusted or laugh.

But, if you are more familiar with trans women, and can empathize with them at all, then some of these type of jokes pretty much break down completely. It’s why some people actually believed that SNL’s She’s Got a Dick skit was somehow progressive. They were taking it completely at face value. 

If you think that, completely out of nowhere, 30 Rock had it’s bumblingly inept private investigator (depicted by Steve Buscemi) come out as a trans woman for anything other than a joke then forget to tell any jokes while they were depicting this, then you’re projecting your own values onto the show. This is just another liberal comedy show mocking our existence. 

mykingdomforabeard asked
i saw somebody say parks and rec is transmisogyny free, that's not entirely true. there is one episode where Andy is trying to win April back from her Venezuelan boyfriend (who cannot speak english) and when her boyfriend asks her what Andy is saying she says "he is thinking about becoming a woman and asked me for advice" and the punchline is how the boyfriend congratulates him and tells him to follow his dream, which andy is surpised and pleased at.

Would you mind sharing the season and episode number with us?

In this episode, as one of its jokes, 30 Rock has one of it’s characters reveal herself to be a (freshly out of the closet) trans woman and in a relationship with a woman. And… that’s it. That’s the entire joke.
Setup: This character has presented as a man for the entirety of her life.
Punchline: But now she’s transitioning into a life as a woman.
Bonus Punchline: She’s also attracted to women.
The existence of a lesbian trans woman, when written by comedy writers, is enough for them to look down at their work, and say to themselves, “Yes. This is a joke. No need to add anything clever, this is a good joke. This is a joke that is good enough for national television. For one of the smartest and most critically acclaimed comedy shows of the last decade.”
And, that is the sad state of mainstream comedy. 
(quotes below the cut)

30 Rock s7e09, Game Over(January 10, 2013)
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Jack: (raises glass for a toast) Gentlemen!
Jan Foster (Steve Buscemi): Actually, Jack, I’ve decided to continue living as Jan Foster. It’s just in all these years as a PI, I think my greatest disguise was Len Wosniak.

———————-

Jack: Ms. Foster is a private investigator I hired to follow you—
Jan Foster: —Was a private investigator. Is a drama teacher. And, as of last night, engaged to Ms Siegal!

In this episode, as one of its jokes, 30 Rock has one of it’s characters reveal herself to be a (freshly out of the closet) trans woman and in a relationship with a woman. And… that’s it. That’s the entire joke.

Setup: This character has presented as a man for the entirety of her life.

Punchline: But now she’s transitioning into a life as a woman.

Bonus Punchline: She’s also attracted to women.

The existence of a lesbian trans woman, when written by comedy writers, is enough for them to look down at their work, and say to themselves, “Yes. This is a joke. No need to add anything clever, this is a good joke. This is a joke that is good enough for national television. For one of the smartest and most critically acclaimed comedy shows of the last decade.”

And, that is the sad state of mainstream comedy. 

(quotes below the cut)

30 Rock s7e09, Game Over
(January 10, 2013)

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Colleen Donaghy: Also, you need to tell your Aunt Mary: When she was two there was an accident with a hot comb. Yeah, well, she used to be a boy.

30 Rock s7e08, My Whole Life is Thunder(December 6, 2012)

Colleen Donaghy: Also, you need to tell your Aunt Mary: When she was two there was an accident with a hot comb. Yeah, well, she used to be a boy.

30 Rock s7e08, My Whole Life is Thunder
(December 6, 2012)


Liz: I just found out I won this women in entertainment award—
Jenna: —First you get married. Now, you’re winning an award? These are my things! Next, you’ll tell me Mickey Rourke catapulted you into the Hollywood sign.
Liz: Look, I know you’re angry, but this award is kind of a big deal. Y’know in the past, they’ve given it to Diane Sawyer, and Elaine May, and did you know Chuck Scarborough is anatomically a woman?
Jenna: So, I am a lesbian!

30 Rock s7e08, My Whole Life is Thunder(December 6, 2012)

Liz: I just found out I won this women in entertainment award—

Jenna: —First you get married. Now, you’re winning an award? These are my things! Next, you’ll tell me Mickey Rourke catapulted you into the Hollywood sign.

Liz: Look, I know you’re angry, but this award is kind of a big deal. Y’know in the past, they’ve given it to Diane Sawyer, and Elaine May, and did you know Chuck Scarborough is anatomically a woman?

Jenna: So, I am a lesbian!

30 Rock s7e08, My Whole Life is Thunder
(December 6, 2012)

theheroofthisblog asked
Have you anything on Parks and Recreation? I've just started watching and in Season 2 episode 10 Leslie says "This wouldn't have happened if I had a penis!" Saying penis = man. Just wondering if there was anymore from this show? Don't want to be blindsided again.

We haven’t gone through Parks and Rec, yet. But, it might be next in line after 30 Rock. Nothing seems to come up on a quick search, though. 

Also, we tend not to include that sort of casual cissexism unless it’s intentionally targeting trans people. It’s just too commonplace. 


Ron: You promise to do good in school, ok?
Veronica: kay—
Ron: —and stay away from the he-shes down in the bowery.
Veronica: Ron!
Gary: Ron, I don’t think that’s appropriate.
Ron: I’ll tell ya, those fellas. They got the looks, they got the curves, they got the chichis. And then at some point during the evening. You reach down below the belt lookin’ to get a little muffalina and you get a handful of the battle of the bulge. You hear what I’m saying, Walter?
Walter: Yes, I do!

Anchorman 2 (2013)

Ron: You promise to do good in school, ok?

Veronica: kay—

Ron: —and stay away from the he-shes down in the bowery.

Veronica: Ron!

Gary: Ron, I don’t think that’s appropriate.

Ron: I’ll tell ya, those fellas. They got the looks, they got the curves, they got the chichis. And then at some point during the evening. You reach down below the belt lookin’ to get a little muffalina and you get a handful of the battle of the bulge. You hear what I’m saying, Walter?

Walter: Yes, I do!

Anchorman 2 (2013)

spacetwinks:

taking comedy seriously should mean understanding the power of comedy and the shittiness you can easily perpetuate behind the visage of comedy, often without even knowing it, without even knowing the awful shit the world has gotten its hooks into you, via motherfucking jokes, the shit it can inure you to, thanks to motherfucking jokes. taking comedy seriously is understanding that comedy is not inherently neutral, that jokes are not inherently neutral.

taking comedy seriously as like some classical piano piece to be perfected always leads to horrible motherfuckers who get more mad about style biting than anything else in the world