Friday, 16 December 2011

One-Liners

For the last few weeks, Martyn Honeyford and I have been trying to come up with the shortest joke.

I think it's going to be difficult to beat:
"Pretentious? Moi?"
This has been variously attributed to Fawlty Towers and The Muppet Show, though the precise origin is unclear.

Martyn came up with:
"German sausage is the wurst."
This has apparently been independently 'discovered' many times.

From Jimmy Carr:
"Venison's dear!"
From elsewhere on the web:
"Stationery store moves."

"Dwarf shortage."

"Small medium at large."

"Putting 'sexy' into 'dyslexia'." 
But perhaps my favourite sources of surprisingly good one-liners are the Carry On films. In Carry On Up The Khyber (1968):
"Poor old Will! Why do they always fire at him?"
And, most famously, Carry on Cleo (1964) via Take It From Here on BBC radio:
"Infamy, infamy. They've all got it in for me!"

1 comment :

  1. Hi Ian,

    Here's a somewhat seasonal short joke for you:

    Noel, Noe.

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