Did you see the episode of The Office where Michael hears a joke about updawg and spends an inordinate amount of time trying to lure someone else into the joke so he can deliver the punchline?
(If not, you're probably asking yourself... what's updawg? Nothin' dawg, what's up with you.)
When someone finally does walk into it, Michael gets so excited he blows the whole thing. And we laugh, because that's how pathetic the poor guy is.
So Matilda and I were at the grocery store last night picking up cereal and ground turkey, and I mentioned to Matilda that while we were here we should get some updawg.
"Huh?" said Matilda.
"Updawg!" I said. "You know. We've gotten updawg before."
"I don't know what you're talking about."
"Yes, you do. Updawg. You told me you liked updawg."
"I have no idea what that is."
I stopped the cart in a huff in the middle of the aisle and looked at Matilda with complete seriousness. "We need," I said, "to find out where they keep the updawg."
"What," said Matilda, "is updawg?"
"Ah HAH!" I shouted.
And then I completely forgot what I was talking about.