It needs saying because the country is just about recovering from the broadcast of an episode of the American cartoon series South Park which makes fun of Germans for their alleged absence of any scintilla of a sense of humour.
The episode, Funnybot, features a pistol-toting Chancellor Angela Merkel.
She, plus the German president and men in Tyrolean hats, invade a school and hold the children hostage at gunpoint.
Their righteous anger is because Germans have been called an unfunny people.
To put matters right, they unveil a robot (very well engineered, of course) that tells jokes, some of which are good and some of which are not good.
A robot? Queue the Kraftwerk...
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