Q: What do you get when you cross an elephant with peanut butter?
A: An elephant that sticks to the roof of your mouth.
Ahh, elephant jokes. Silly, childish, repetitive...and everybody loves them.
Q: How do you get an elephant in a palm tree?
A: Sit it on a coconut and wait 20 years.
The sheer repetition is part of the fun....just how long can you string out jokes about elephants?
Q: Why do elephants have flat feet?
A: From jumping out of palm trees.
The answer is: "A long time" especially if you can remember back to your childhood.
Q: Why shouldn't you walk in the jungle between two and four in the afternoon?
A: Because that's when elephants are jumping out of palm trees.
In fact, a lot of elephant jokes aren't actually about elephants at all...you can consider the elephant to be nothing more than "a silly joke delivery system."
Q: Why are pygmies so short?
A: Because they walked in the jungle between two and four in the afternoon.
When I was growing up, there was a book called "101 Elephant Jokes". I think I memorized that book, and I think I still remember most of them today.
Q: What do you find between an elephant's toes?
A: Slow running pygmies.
In any event, all of these jokes are from memory.
Q: How can you tell if there's an elephant hiding in your refrigerator?
A: You can see his footprints in the Jell-O
(By the way, if anybody knows if I can find a copy of that book, I'd be most grateful).
Q: Why are elephants big, grey and wrinkled?
A: Because if they were small, white and smooth, they'd be an aspirin.
Anyway, I can't even begin to explain my lasting affection for elephant jokes...
Q: What's the difference between an elephant and a grape?
A: They're both purple, except for the elephant.
In fact, you're probably an elephant joke fan, too. At the very least, you've snorted a time or two...maybe even a full out laugh.
Q: What did Tarzan say when he saw the elephants coming down the path?
A: "Here come the elephants coming down the path!"
I don't want to make this a competition like the limericks (which is still being won by Dr. Jay unopposed...) but if you'd like to post some elephant jokes, you're encouraged to do so.
Q: What did Jane say when she saw the elephants coming down the path?
A: Here come the grapes coming down the path! (she was colorblind)
Just for fun, though...no fair looking at the various elephant joke web sites out there (and there are an appalling number). Elephant jokes from memory, or make them up yourself!
Q: What time is it when an elephant sits on your fence?
A: Time to get a new fence!
On your mark, get set, go!