Pfhorrest wrote:I thought the point being made was that if the joke needs explaining it's not a very good joke, regardless of where or why the explanation happens.
And I suspect every joke ever made needs explaining to someone! So if we take that idea to its logical extreme, humor is impossible! Just give up now! No matter how funny you think a joke is, if you search long enough, you'll find someone who needs it explained, so it can't really be funny. You were just wrong.
(I'd claim I'm joking, but since I just proved humor is impossible....)