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The most recent SMBC presents an updated chemical version of the classic "Who's on first" skit. I think that Zach Weiner does a better job of setting the joke up than Abbott and Costello did:
I had forgotten how lame Abbott and Costello's intro was. Zach cashes in pretty well, too — my favorite bit is
And so on. But it's hard to beat
… and the rest of it.
A substantive linguistic point illustrated by Abbott and Costello: there's no systematic prosodic difference between wh-questions and statements, at least in English.