436: How it Happened

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How it Happened
I was there, dude.
Title text: I was there, dude.

[edit] Explanation

The phrase "That's what she said!" is commonly used after someone has described something that sounds sexual but had no intentional sexual meaning. An example might be:

"It's huge!" (Describing an overly large object like a large tree)
"That's what she said" (Implying that "she" had said the same thing about genitalia)

However, in this comic the first guy is actually describing what his girl friend whispered to him on the day she leaves him. She is still looking to have sex with him one last time before they go live their lives. A very personal moment that he decided to share with his friend. But his so called friend then decides to respond with a that's what she said - delivered with pistol fingers and lots of movement. A very insensitive reaction - maybe brought on because he became embarrassed by his friends openness, not an uncommon reaction.

Of course, in this situation it has no meaning as that was literally what she said in a sexual content. The first guy can thus only reply Yes. Yes, it is. This is exactly the same as Megan's reaction to a "that's what she said" in 366: Your Mom.

The friend is simply frozen in his uncomfortable position, by the awkward moment, while the first guy just stares at him.

The title text is the next thing that the first guy says - he was there - so no need to tell me what she said. It is obvious from other comics with the same theme that Randall doesn't like when people just use these types of jokes excessively.

"That's what she said" jokes had been mocked previously in comic 174: That's What SHE Said.

[edit] Transcript

[Cueball and his friend standing.]
Cueball: Then she put her hands over mine, grinds against me, leans down and whispers, "After tonight, we go and live our lives, no regrets. But I want this, I want you, one last time."
Friend: (Giving a thumbs up, pointing, surrounded by action lines)
That's what SHE said!
[Both continue to stand.]
Cueball: Yes. Yes, it is.
[Both continue to stand.]

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Cueball's friend's like me. --NSDCars5 (talk) 18:15, 3 March 2014 (UTC)NSDCars5

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