Reminds me of the Bugs Bunny cartoon where the King outlaws all puns. His favorite saying is “Tarnation!”. So they cover his kingdom in tar. Of course he shouts, “Tarnation!” Then everyone shouts, “The King made a pun! The King made a pun!” Anyone else old enough to remember that? Not actually sure why I still remember it all these years later.
Edit to add…Of course the King was played by Yosemite Sam.