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Omaha World Herald, September 20, 1896.Gags about new brides and their indigestible pies were once a cultural staple, right up there with mother-in-law jokes. I gather from this meta-example that the trope is as old as pie and marriage themselves.

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  1. Not sure I understand the nuts & bolts of what’s going on in this joke.

    • I think he’s just tasting the pie and convulsing.

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