Make Me a Drink

Frankenstein: Hey witch, can you make me a glass of lemonade?
Witch: Poof!  You’re a glass of lemonade!

Explanation: The word ‘poof‘ in this joke is the sound of a witch casting a spell.  (I could have used the word zap or another magic word.)

When you hear the question, “Can you make me a lemonade?” you expect the answer to be a yes, a no, or something like that. Maybe a, “Sorry, we have no lemons.”  In this case the witch turned Frankenstein into a glass of lemonade with magical powers and that makes this joke funny.

Here is a summary of the book Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley:

 

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Gives You Goosebumps

Q: What do ghosts read?
A: Booooks!

Explanation: Ghosts say, “Boo!” when they come out to scare you.  Of course books are for reading.  This joke is funny because it combines the word ‘boo’ with the word ‘books.’  Ok, it’s only sort of funny but it made me giggle.

Here is one of the Goosebumps movies:

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Drawing an American Doodle

Q: What do you call an American drawing?
A: Yankee doodle!

Explanation: There is a famous American song titled Yankee Doodle Dandy and a well known poem with a similar name. A doodle is a drawing, like you might make in your school notebook.

This joke is funny because an American drawing might be called an American doodle; Yankee is a name for an American, especially during the Revolution.

Happy 4th of July to the folks in the U.S. and those traveling overseas.

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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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