In Nichijou episode one, Yuuko gets hit by a Kokeshi, and then by an Akabeko on her head. She says that it could've been worse if she were struck by a Perishable, before actually getting hit on the head with a piece of Salmon.

I'm not sure if I get this. Why would it be worse? Why would she even say that? Is this some cultural reference, or am I just reading too much into this?

I should be glad nothing perishable struck me. It could have been worse.

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Perishables are worse because kokeshi is a solid wooden item and does not stain or make your hair dirty, whereas salmon would smell, and soil the hair. The joke is in the fact that she mentions the possibility of something like salmon falling on her head right before it happens. She mentions that because it is very unlikely that any object would fall from the sky and hit one's head, and it happens twice in a row, which is supposed to add to comic effect.

  • After this Salmon strike, the next scene in continuation shows Nano's fist rocketing towards Yukko's head! (Which is probably the most unlikely event to ever happen!) xD
    – varun
    Oct 27 '17 at 18:59

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