Happiest Name Ever #1LinerWeds

Humor is a funny thing. Well, DUH. I mean it’s a peculiar thing. People study it, comedians and comedy writers work on it, there are patterns that work no matter what words you use, there are people who make the audience laugh by just walking onto the stage, and there are words that are just funny. Chicken is always good for a laugh. But what strikes people as funny — really funny — is unpredictable.

Here’s a line that always starts me giggling:

Oh, you doesn’t hasta call me Mr. Johnson.

It makes me giggle because I know what’s coming next. DO NOT ASK why I think this routine is unendingly funny, because I couldn’t tell you. I’m sure Bill Saluga never expected it to be more than a bit that would be forgotten as soon as the show was over. Instead, it’s been on everything from beer commercials to a kids’ dinosaur informational video.

And do, because you’re MomGoth’s sweet little baby angels, I give you:

This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s weekly blog hop, One-Liner Wednesday. If you have a one-liner or just like them, follow the link.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Nicknames.

MA

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I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Happiest Name Ever #1LinerWeds

  1. John Holton

    October 20, 2021 at 2:25pm

    “Ray Jay Johnson” was funny the first time he went through his spiel. After that, he was just annoying. Sorry…

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      Marian Allen

      October 21, 2021 at 8:33am

      Comedy is very subjective. You can dislike him and still be my friend. 🙂

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      • John Holton

        October 21, 2021 at 2:41pm

        Have you ever seen the episode of “King of the Hill” where Bobby finds his parents’ record of him and can’t understand what’s so funny about it?

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          Marian Allen

          October 21, 2021 at 2:44pm

          No, I haven’t. I’ll bet Bobby not finding him funny is funny. 😀

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          • John Holton

            October 21, 2021 at 2:52pm

            The funny thing is him asking Hank and Peggy what’s so funny and having them dissolve into laughter…

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              Marian Allen

              October 22, 2021 at 8:25am

              It’s one of those things where it’s easy to explain why it ISN’T funny to you, but impossible to explain why it IS.

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      Marian Allen

      October 21, 2021 at 8:34am

      I understand. There are shticks that make me go, “Oh, not AGAIN!”

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