The Perfect Joke

One of the most beautiful moments in The Clean House is the closing, in which Matilde finally creates and shares the perfect joke.  I won’t ruin the ending by sharing how she shares this joke, but it is sublime.

We took a straw poll of Actors staff on their favorite joke and some of them are below…..what is your perfect joke?

A neutron walked into a bar and ordered a drink.
The bartender handed him the drink and said:
“No charge.”

A man walks into a bar. Ouch.

Q: How many psychologists does it take to change a light bulb?
A: One…but the light bulb has to really WANT to change. 

A horse walks into a bar, and the bartender says, “Why the long face?”

A young nun entered an order where she took a vow of silence.  After 7 years, she was called before the Mother Superior.  “Now, my dear, “Mother Superior said, “You have obeyed your vow and been silent for 7 years.  At this time, you may say any two words to me that you like.”  The nun thought for a moment and stuttered, “B-b-b-bad f-f-f-food”.  She then returned to her cell for another 7 year period of silence before being called again before the Mother Superior.  As before, the Mother Superior invited her to say any two words she wished.  Again the nun thought and said, “U-u-u-uncomfortable b-b-b-beds.”  She returned once more to her cell and after another seven years, she was once more called before the Mother Superior.  “Well, my dear, the Mother Superior said, “You have followed your vow of silence for twenty-one years.  Now you can say anything you like to me.”  The nun quickly said, “Mother Superior, I’d like to leave the order.”  “You can go and good riddance,” the Mother Superior replied, “All you’ve done is bitch since you’ve been here!”


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