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George Michael

... has perfect rhythm

George Michael's perfect rhythm makes him a natural percussionist.

  • Occurrence of a joke
  • Joke in the background
  • Foreshadowing
  • Combined joke

4 episodes feature this joke:

Season 4

  • 13: It Gets Better

    George Michael's perfect rhythm makes him think that Julliard might start a new program for his wood block percussion.

    George Michael was raised on a program called BabyTock to give him a head start on math. "It's a sharp metal box you put in a crib."

    He waited 41 seconds to reply to Michael's question about his software — and knew it was precisely 41 seconds.

  • 15: Blockheads

    George Michael is afraid Rebel Alley won't love him if she finds out he's not a software genius but just a guy with impeccable rhythm.