A joke perfectly said onscreen or on the page. A comment, one-liner, punchline, or zinger that landed and stills makes you chuckle. What line is ageless?
There are a few I find myself thinking about all the time.
“Hi I’m Harry, but then aren’t we all?”
And, of course, “Can’t we just get beyond Thunder Dome?”
(and considering I just listened to his version on repeat from the album not too long ago, shame on me)
…But the handwriting was the First Lady’s."
“I am serious… and don’t call me Shirley!”
I will forever get a kick out of this…
How about an orphaned punchline?
When I was about ten years old I discovered what I determined then – and still believe today – to be the funniest punch line ever written:
What have you done with Dr. Millmoss?
Makes me laugh out loud even after all these years.
There is also an old Buddy Hackett joke, the punchline of which is –
It’s just hilarious, believe me.
I know it doesn’t look like much, but it’s the way he says it, too.
No, I’m not gonna tell you the joke. This thread is just about punchlines.
“She wouldn’t eat the mushrooms!” – Henny Youngman