In Bobby Deerfield, Bobby said this to Karl whose neck is injured and wearing a collar,

You have to tell them, Karl, no more starch in the collars.

Why are they laughing?

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When you send your shirt to be cleaned, you can ask them to starch your collar to keep it from curling. So Bobby is just humorously saying that the cervical collar is the result of the launderers over-starching Karl's shirt collar rather than his injury.

  • Cervical......?
    – Mike
    Jun 15, 2016 at 11:30
  • 2
    From Wikipedia: A cervical collar, also known as a neck brace, is a medical device used to support a person's neck. It is also used by emergency personnel for those who have had traumatic head or neck injuries, and can be used to treat chronic medical conditions.
    – Luciano
    Jun 15, 2016 at 12:01

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