I found that most of these bits started out with a funny premise (like the TiVo/2001 bit). But then I would either guess the joke well before it was delivered, or the troupe would beat the hell out of a joke until I was saying "ok, ok, I get it! I get the joke! Please stop!!" The worst case scenario was when I predicted the joke AND they beat it into the ground. No thanks, I'm hitting "unsubscribe."