The Pompatus of Love, a 1996 film starring Jon Cryer, featured four men discussing a number of assorted themes, including attempts to determine the meaning of the phrase.


The line has been mentioned in various television show gags, including The Simpsons and South Park. Humor columnist Dave Barry frequently refers to the song line as a source of comedic value, particularly in his 1997 book Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs.


'Pompatus' is used by Michael Ondaatje in his 2001 book Anil's Ghost.


Stephen King uses the word in his 2006 novel Lisey's Story.


Tim Dorsey uses the word in his 2010 novel, Gator a-Go-Go.


It was the subject of the October 9, 2011 Over the Hedge comic strip. ==References== ==External links== "The Joker" lyrics and biography at the Tokezone Pop-culture neologisms 1973 neologisms

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