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People Share The One Joke No One Understood That Still Makes Them Chuckle

You know when you tell an amazing joke/pun/dad joke and no one laughs? Yeah it sucks, because you know how funny it was, and you definitely hold not laughing against anyone who didn't. Anyway, here are some of Reddit's favorite failed jokes. They're great, so why didn't people laugh?

sixesand7s asked, What is the best joke you've made that flew over everyone and you want some Goddamn recognition for?

Submissions have been edited for clarity, context, and profanity.



Luther... Lutheran... get it?

There's an educational computer game series from the 1990's called Freddi Fish, and my son had a plush toy of Freddi and his little fish pal Luther. He particularly loved Luther and carried the toy everywhere he went.

One Sunday morning the wife drove us to church, and she wanted him to leave his beloved toy in the car instead of taking it inside. Without missing a beat, I said, "Yeah, it's not a Lutheran church."

Nobody got the joke. And I'll never get the chance to tell that joke again. But I still remember it.

Bob-the-Human

This textbook dad joke.

I was about 9 and it was Christmas time. There was a barbie shaped box under the tree and I was sure it was the one I asked for. I was dying from excitement and kept begging to open it. When that failed, I begged for hints. For two weeks the only hint he would give me was "you know". Christmas eve he caved and let me open it. It was "Uno" cards. I did get the Barbie on Christmas morning.

katgib13

Funny? Or sad?

Spent my lunch break doing a crossword, occasionally asking some clues out loud for people to help with - just to get them warmed up.

Then, the ground having been prepared, I entered the final phase:

"3 across- Overworked Postman."

Someone took the bait: "How many letters?"

And with a perfect deadpan delivery, I pounced on my prey: "Thousands."

Nothing.

NOTHING!!!

ConsistentlyPeter

Lame, realtor, lame.

Was viewing a house recently to buy it. Its a fixer upper. We were talking to the realtor who had yet to realize our disgust. In the driveway was a toilet with a box around it. I couldn't resist. I said: "I saw in the listing that the house was 2 1/2 baths. IS THAT THE HALF BATH?" He calmly explained that the 1/2 bath was inside. Life is pain.

Nooblarisbetter

His answer was better.

Senior year religion class at a Catholic High School. Our Deacon teacher asks us "Whats the two words you're not supposed to say to a Jehovah's Witness?" The class was a wasteland of boredom. I, figuring what the hell, raised my hand and responded "Come In." Dead. Silence. Might as well as have had a tumbleweed rolling by.

For the record the answer was "Happy Birthday."

casualreader22

Next time, listen.

My friends were walking ahead of me when I noticed that they were literally going down a street called, no joke, Wong Way. I was shouting at them that they were going the Wong Way and they just shouted back "no the car is this way" and continued walking. It wasn't nearly as funny when I sprinted after them and explained it in detail while laughing to myself. F*ck them, that was hilarious.

Youscurvydawg

This is quite good.

Just happened the other day. My coworker said to his wife (who also works with us) that he needed to make his car payment today. So I chimed in, "oh, so it's car pay diem" without missing a beat. They didn't even react.

Le_Master

OOOP.

I was in a graduate class for teaching math. Somebody asked if we knew the way they multiply in China. I said "Same way we do, but only once."

tea_wrecks13

Amazing.

I just started working at a car dealership. And in a department wide training session the teacher goes on a bit about how were spreading good news and says something like have you heard about our lord and savior, Harr (Harr is our dealership name) without missing a beat I slid in. "He died for your rims" only the chick next to me heard and she started f*cking dying of laughter. Everyone else looked at us like were weirdos.

strife1019

To be fair, Hawking would have appreciated this.

People were talking about Stephen Hawking passing away and someone mentioned he was British. Two teenage girls said they didn't realize he was from England.

I said "yea it's hard to tell since he lost his accent."

No one laughed.

Meffrey_Dewlocks

And An Update From The Original Poster

There's a mandatory evacuation for tomorrow at 7 am now. They want to wait until then to leave but I want to beat traffic and leave tonight before the roads are full and gas is hard to get... I keep trying to tell everybody our 4 hour drive will become a 10 hour drive and resources will be limited... I know it'll be hell if we wait.

u/Sweeeetestofdreams

Her Friends Came Around 

Thank you!! They think they're almost invincible until they're trapped and realize how much they messed up. Took us 2 extra hours to get home than when we came down due to traffic so tonight and tomorrow will be much worse. We are finally home and safe and I'm so thankful haha.

u/Sweeeetestofdreams

Fame always come with a price!

Fame is a tricky, tricky mistress. It can be intoxicating and make you crave it; until it ruins you or until it does you right. And thanks to cable television and the internet anyone can be famous for literally anything and nothing all at once. Who knew being a "Meme" could garner you a fan club? What does one do with that sort of fame.

Redditor u/AnswersOddQuestions wanted to hear from those who are part of Meme fame by asking.... People who have had their pictures end up as memes. How has it affected your life?

I wanna be Memed!

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