What is a joke to you? What do you find funny? Do you appreciate a good practical joke, or do you think practical jokes are cruel? What is the best joke you’ve ever played on someone. What is the best joke you’ve ever heard?
I’m a huge fan of slapstick/physical comedy. Nothing will ever make me laugh harder than a great pratfall. A fine example would be Carol Burnett — or Red Skelton, another great one. Oh gosh, and Tim Conway. And John Belushi. And Chevy Chase. And Flip Wilson. And the list goes on…….
I don’t care for practical jokes. They are meaner than mean — most people don’t like being singled out for something, but to be singled out and then ridiculed — it’s just not a good thing to do. Very tactless. I was singled out in grade school by a couple of bullies (girls, no less) and I can tell you from experience that it will make your life miserable.
I have a hard time retaining any kind of joke. I manage to forget jokes just about as soon as I hear them. But if you were to ask me what my favorite sketch from a comedy show would be, it would be a tie between Flip’s Geraldine Jones and Carol Burnett’s Scarlet O’Hara with the curtain and curtain rod. I start giggling every time I hear “I saw it in the winda (that lovely southern accent) and just had to have it.” And another sketch is from Frasier that is probably the best five minutes I ever spent in front of a TV. Check it out below. This is the kind of thing that rings my chimes.