Hippity Hoppity

Q: Where does the Easter Bunny go to eat pancakes?
A:  To IHOP, of course!

Explanation: IHOP is the shortened name for the International House of Pancakes.  It is pronounced I-Hop.  Hop: that is what rabbits do when they move; rabbits do not walk, they hop (or jump).

This joke is funny (well, a little bit funny) because it turns IHOP into I-hop, or rather, the bunny hops to IHOP for pancakes.

How about some pancakes for breakfast?  …or dinner?

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Wet Rabbit

Q: How did the soggy Easter Bunny dry himself?
A:  With a hare dryer!

Explanation: The Easter Bunny is a character from folklore in the United States.  He is said to bring eggs to children on Easter Sunday.  Soggy means wet.  So how would a wet rabbit dry itself?  A hair dryer, perhaps.  Or in this case, a hare dryer.

Hare and hair sound the same.  Hare is an animal that looks similar to a rabbit; hair grows on your head.

This joke is funny because hair and hare sound the same.  Happy Easter!

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A Pirate’s Life

Q: What is a pirate’s favorite letter?
A:  You might think it’d be R but ’tis the C they love!

Explanation: Pirates are known for saying “Arrrr.” But it is really the Sea (C) they love.

Of course they love the sea (pronounced the same as C ), the ocean.  It’s where they sail their ships: upon the ocean.

This joke plays with the traditional answer to this joke (R or arrgh) and adds a new idea.

Here are some singing pirates for kids…

 

And here is a Jimmy Buffet song about pirates for adults:

 

Thank you to adakkusu-san!

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Toothless

Q: What do you call a bear with no teeth?
A: A gummy bear!

Explanation: The soft, red part that your teeth seem to come out of is called your gums.  When you lose a tooth your gums will probably bleed a little but it is nothing to worry about.

A gummy bear is a type of candy (also spelled gummi bear).  I like how they feel when I bite into them.

A bear that has no teeth probably still has gums.  This play on words makes him a gummy bear and makes this joke funny.

There is also a TV series called Gummi Bears.  Here is the first episode:

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Sad Fruit

Q: What fruit do you eat when you are sad?
A: Blueberries.

Explanation: In English some colors are associated with feelings.  Blue is associated with sadness.  When you “feel blue” it means that you are feeling sad.

If the berries are blue then are they sad?  Only in this joke are berries sad; it is the double meaning of the word ‘blue’ that makes this joke funny (the color and being sad).

Blueberries for me are not sad- they make me happy, especially when I pick my own in the wild.  Here is a video of some campers picking blueberries in the Boundary Waters:

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Musical Teeth

Q: What musical instrument is found in the bathroom?
A: A tuba toothpaste.

Explanation: A ‘tuba‘ is a large musical instrument, a brass instrument, that plays very low notes when you blow into it.

A tube of toothpaste is, well, toothpaste that comes in a tube and it is usually kept in the bathroom.

If you say “tube of toothpaste” fast it sounds like “tuba toothpaste” and that is what makes this joke funny.

Here is an old commercial for Ipana Toothpaste with Bucky Beaver:

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Transparently

Q: Why are ghosts so bad at lying?
A: Because you can see right through them!

Explanation: To “see through” someone means to understand them, what they really mean, to understand the truth.  You can “see through” someone who is telling a lie; that is, you can tell that they are lying, not telling the truth.

Of course you can see through a ghost because ghosts are transparent.

Do you play Minecraft?  Here is how to make a ghost (transparent player) in Minecraft:

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