I’m going to try something different here; I’m going to record every scene that I find funny in episode 3 of K-ON! Hopefully, this will lead to some insight as to why I like this series so much or, more likely, make people realize how messed up my sense of humor is. I am watching this my seventeen year old sister who also thoroughly enjoys this show. I mention this because sometimes things are funnier when watched in a group (probably some sort of positive feedback loop). Also, I’m mention the level of funniness by how much I react.
00:13 – A giggle when Ritsu got Mio to squeak at the mention of blood
00:28 – A half-snort when Mio coughs before speaking
00:39 – A chuckle at Yui’s “Puni Puni”
03:20 – A half-chuckle at Yui’s new hand gesture when greeting Nodoka-chan
03:55 – A chuckle at Yui realizing just when she thought she had time to study guitar there’s midterms to study for
04:03 – A laugh at Yui getting by without studying
04:25 – A chuckle at Yui impersonating Haruhi
04:53 – A laugh at Yui chuckling when asked about the test
05:20 – A giggly laugh when Yui mentions how you feel like doing something else when you should be studying.
05:28 – A laugh when Ritsu mentions how she feels like cleaning instead of studying.
05:57 – A half-chuckle when Ritsu does that dramatic laughing after revealing her good test score.
06:12 – A laugh when Mio reveals it was with her help that Ritsu did good
07:13 – A laugh at the time it takes for the club members to realize that Yui needs to pass the test or else she won’t be allowed to stay a member of the club
07:23 – A chuckle when Yui figures out a way to still get her snacks from the light music club.
08:19 – A rolling laugh when Yui starts to clean up her room instead of studying
09:02 – A giggle with the realization that even the Japanese use x and y in Algebra
09:42 – A rolling laugh at Ritsu’s imagination of Yui reading manga while rolling around on her bed instead of studying
10:42 – A chuckle at Ritsu’s pointless ability to catch potato chips in her mouth
11:06 – A laugh at the flaming eyes on the cover of the self-help studying book Yui buys
11:15 – A loud rolling laugh when Yui starts cracking her joints
12:30 – A rolling laugh at the club’s imagination of Yui’s younger sister
13:00 – A chuckle at the “She’s mature.” line.
13:12 – A chuckle at Ritsu’s comment about Ui getting all the good genes.
13:53 – A laugh at the idea of asking Yui for help studying.
14:42 – A laugh when Ritsu starts reading manga while rolling on Yui’s bed
15:00 – A rolling laugh Ritsu poking Yui’s foot after Yui has said it’s gone numb
15:25 – A laugh at Mugi knowing exactly what to say to motivate Yui
16:00 – A chuckle at Ritsu doing a very credible Miu impersonation by trying to have more impact when she enters the room.
16:46 – A chuckle at “It’s a strange bond we share.”
17:10 – A big rolling laugh at Yui mentioning how she never caught a cold.
18:27 – A big rolling laugh at Yui’s very nonsensical dream
18:48 – Continuing to laugh at Yui’s dream
19:40 – A chuckle at Ui is also good at playing video games
19:54 – A laugh at Mugi not paying attention while she’s pouring tea because she’s worried about Yui’s retest score
20:59 – A chuckle at Yui getting a perfect score on the retest.
21:50 – A laugh at Yui forgetting the guitar chords she learned because of the studying in algebra.
22:10 – A chuckle at Mio acting flustered
Well, there’s almost no referential humor in this anime. There are some scenes like Yui saying she doesn’t get colds that I find funny because I know some of the cultural references that are being referred to. In this case the saying that a dumb person is too stupid to catch a cold. Some scenes I find funny because they remind me of situations in my life like how my sister is a habitual joint cracker or how I get the urge to clean when I should be studying. The scenes of the different characters reading manga is an example of repetition humor and I normally find these are funny as long as it’s not over done. And many of the scenes are funny to me just because I’m a laugher.