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Papal Puns and 'Girls' Gags: 10 Funniest Pop Culture Tweets of the Week

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Mar 15, 2013 | 1:30pm EDT

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Did you hear? The Catholic Church got a new pope this week. I'm sure you did — even aliens in far off universes were sure to come across this news by intercepting a newswire gone astray in the galactic planes. Yes, the motions on Planet Earth have been monumental this week and the Twitterverse pretty much neared a Supernova level when the new pope, Argentinian Jorge Mario Bergoglio — to be known from here on out as Pope Francis I — stepped out on the balcony of the Vatican for the first time on Wednesday. 

But, despite it's prevalence in the media, the cardinals' election of the new pope wasn't the only event that got Twitter comedians roused up this week. Check out the 10 funniest pop culture tweets from this past week.

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10 Funniest Pop Culture Tweets of the Week:

1. Richard Lawson: "Am now hearing that the new pope has canceled Girls."


2. Pete Wentz:
 "Allison Williams as Kanye west is my spirit animal."


3. Joan Rivers:
 "Waiting for the Pope to emerge on the balcony in a white gown. Doubt he'll be singing “Don’t Cry for me Argentina.” A missed opportunity!"


4. Conan O’Brien:
 "Pretty soon The View is just going to be Whoopi Goldberg, alone, quietly checking her email."


5. Rainn Wilson:
 "I forgot to tweet a Vatican/Smoke Monster/Lost joke!"


6. Lauren Ashley Bishop:
 "OMG GOOGLE READER IS SHUTTING DOWN THIS MAKES ME SO MAD I'M GOING TO KEEP ON NOT USING GOOGLE READER"


7. Patton Oswalt:
 "Isn't "Jorge Mario Bergoglio" a Harry Potter spell?"


8. Nick Peterson:
 "Sean's so excited to marry the love of his life...he just isn't sure which girl it is yet. #thebachelor"


9. Paula Pell:
 "Another Duggar grandbaby on the way. Baby shower being held in Michelle's vagerne. Plenty of parking available."


10. Josh Gondelman:
 "Conclave Not Gay If Everyone Sleeps Head-To-Toe, Cardinals Claim"


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[Photo Credit: Michael Kappeler/AP Photo]


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