What are some things that make you laugh every time you think of them?
January 7, 2021 10:43 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for things that for one reason or another surge to your memory occasionally and every time you think of them, you laugh -- out loud, or at least in your mind. It could be a joke or a comic or an incident.

Two examples for me are: Four Seasons Total Landscaping and the restoration of the Christ picture in Spain.

I need some more laughs for my armor.
posted by dances_with_sneetches to Grab Bag (125 answers total) 129 users marked this as a favorite
Inject this thread straight into my veins pls. I have these tabs in my phone for exactly this reason:

Two buckets man!

I lik the bread!
posted by beepbeepboopboop at 10:49 AM on January 7 [11 favorites]

Smiley can't get up
posted by mekily at 10:53 AM on January 7 [7 favorites]

this tweet about the Sound of Music
posted by fingersandtoes at 10:54 AM on January 7 [32 favorites]

I have watched this GIF of a baby giraffe's tongue flopping out so many times that I no longer have to watch it to be amused by it. Just thinking about it makes me cackle with glee. Look at the way it bounces!
posted by jacquilynne at 10:54 AM on January 7 [3 favorites]

even after all these years, Leeroy Jenkins and Hello, yes this is dog
posted by We put our faith in Blast Hardcheese at 10:57 AM on January 7 [8 favorites]

I love the Loony Tunes cartoon where Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd are participants in a production of The Barber of Seville. The cartoon is called "The Rabbit of Seville". In particular, I love these lines that Bugs sings to Elmer (at this point, Bugs is dressed as a woman): "What would you want with a wabbit? Can't you see that I'm much sweeter? I'm your little señoriter. You are my type of guy, let me straighten your tie, and I shall dance for you." I crack up at the rhyming of "sweeter" with "señoriter".
posted by akk2014 at 10:58 AM on January 7 [6 favorites]

Some of the neighbor kids, age 4 and 6, found a stray dog in the yard. “Mr. Armoir, we’re going to keep him! And we’re gonna name him Kevin.”

Can’t. Not. Cackle.
posted by armoir from antproof case at 10:59 AM on January 7 [1 favorite]

I don't know why, but this video of a kid explaining what happened in a movie he watched always makes me laugh. Fair warning, it mentions male genitalia but is not NSFW.
posted by _DB_ at 10:59 AM on January 7 [3 favorites]

My mother in law, when trying to describe an interaction between two rattlesnakes she saw in a nature documentary and getting tangled up in the complexity of the snakey interaction , saying " so then the first snake... Let's call him Kevin..."
posted by Zumbador at 11:05 AM on January 7 [22 favorites]

This picture of a cat I’m a fridge. I think it’s the expression on his face.
posted by SpaceWarp13 at 11:22 AM on January 7 [5 favorites]

Let's go to the hop. I first saw this while idly watching television about thirty years ago and I have never tired of it. I watched it twice just now. It's probably the purest example of Things Frowner Finds Funny.

The Sneak ("he's the Strongbad's Leporello") is also undyingly funny.

Also "Macrobiome".

I know that it is hotly debated whether Gritty is funny or cringe, but I don't care, this Gritty never fails to cheer me up.
posted by Frowner at 11:25 AM on January 7 [4 favorites]

Great ask - I've got to bookmark this.

Yesterday I watched Looney Tunes' Long-Haired Hare like 10 times in a row. The opera singer's head shrinking as he sings "Figaro" has cracked me up consistently for decades.
posted by Recliner of Rage at 11:33 AM on January 7 [6 favorites]

Flat Eric grooving always brings a grin to my face.
posted by cleverevans at 11:34 AM on January 7 [3 favorites]

There has never and never will be anything funnier for me than Fenton.
posted by HotToddy at 11:37 AM on January 7 [29 favorites]

The squeaky toy sounds of the desert rain frog. Apparently that is what they say when they want to scare you. It does not work.
posted by pangolin party at 11:39 AM on January 7 [7 favorites]

I don't know if this is a laugh, but there are times that I just NEED to hear this song. In fact I just listened to it twice and it made me so happy.
posted by brookeb at 11:42 AM on January 7 [1 favorite]

The Lion in the Cadbury Creme Egg commercial from 25 years ago...
posted by travertina at 11:47 AM on January 7 [1 favorite]

To make this all about me... years ago I made a Facebook post asking “I wonder if I’ll still find the typo ‘werevoles’ this hilarious when I’m sober.” And every time it comes up in my fb memories, the answer is yes.
posted by obfuscation at 11:53 AM on January 7 [15 favorites]

sound UP for the first two of these....

Drama chipmunk
sail cat
there is a god (boston terrier)
posted by lalochezia at 11:54 AM on January 7 [2 favorites]

There was a kindergarten teacher who was practicing a stand up comedy routine with a group I was in. She began with "There's this song I teach my kids. It goes A B C D E F. . .(pause, call for prompt) line!"

(The actual joke, when it came out, had a different line from the letter G, but that moment thinking she needed prompting for the alphabet, always makes me laugh)
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 11:54 AM on January 7 [2 favorites]

The Three Stooges. Slapstick. Nyuck, Nyuck, Nyuck.
posted by AugustWest at 11:57 AM on January 7 [1 favorite]

God as a kid tries to make a chicken in his room” — this old Far Side cartoon can spring to mind and I'm automatically giggling. Maybe it's because I'm a recovering/recovered fundie, but it's so utterly innocent yet to some people will be instantly mega-blasphemous. Everything about it: the cloud of feathers, the soot and broken labware, the worried “mom's gonna be so pissed!” expression on the kid: these lead to questions about about what size is that room, and who is God's mom anyway? Sorry, can't be too coherent because I'm giggling too much.

Also Janey Godley's voiceovers, especially “If beavers were from glasgow
posted by scruss at 11:57 AM on January 7 [10 favorites]

Zach Galifianakis' laughing scene
posted by waving at 11:57 AM on January 7

This tweet from years ago. My husband and I crack each other up regularly by saying geebumf instead of goodbye in serious situations.

And, I once heard David Sedaris on a talk show saying he loves to talk to people who come to book signings, and always spends ages chatting to them, to the point that once he talked to someone who came to have her book signed for so long that the lady said "well, I'm gonna let you go..." I don't know why but that makes me laugh every time I remember it.
posted by cpatterson at 11:58 AM on January 7 [4 favorites]

This meme makes me squawk with laughter every time I see it. Lady? You have to wait!
posted by missrachael at 11:59 AM on January 7 [16 favorites]

Definitely The Kitty Cat Dance
posted by past unusual at 12:03 PM on January 7 [2 favorites]

About 25 years ago, someone told me this joke:

What's the difference between roast beef and pea soup?

Anyone can roast beef.

I spent the next 10 years unable to stop myself from cracking up, turning bright red, and crying anytime someone asked me to tell my favorite joke. My friends would prompt me to tell it any time we would meet someone new.

It's worn off over the years, but I still love the few seconds that it takes for someone to put the pieces together when they hear it the first time (only really works spoken outloud).

but nobody can pee soup
posted by elvissa at 12:40 PM on January 7 [15 favorites]

Shitters Clogged.
posted by jzb at 12:51 PM on January 7

If you love "Hello, this is dog" (or if you are Kristen Bell) then you will also enjoy "That was dog, he says hello" (and possibly also this other derivative).
posted by wenestvedt at 12:53 PM on January 7 [1 favorite]

"Voice recognition technology? In a lift? In Scotland?"

(Warning, contains fierce Scottish swearing.)
posted by wenestvedt at 12:58 PM on January 7 [13 favorites]

Assignment: Venezuela, an MST3k short, has this amazing Star Trek scene

The first time we watched it, we had to stop it for a few minutes because I couldn't catch my breath.
posted by Gorgik at 1:05 PM on January 7

yes it is bad puke humor, but this family guy ipecac scene makes me howl every time.
posted by missjenny at 1:15 PM on January 7

I have many of these, but the uncontested #1 has to be Alphonse the puppet.
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 1:22 PM on January 7 [1 favorite]

Ikea Monkey
posted by VirginiaPlain at 1:33 PM on January 7 [1 favorite]

This is probably mean but this Toronto Raptor fail makes me HOWL like few other things.
posted by lovableiago at 1:36 PM on January 7 [1 favorite]

The maple kind
posted by flabdablet at 1:38 PM on January 7 [7 favorites]

So in the last couple of seasons of Game of Thrones, Jon Snow was wont to declare "You're my Queen!" to Daenerys. This often came out as, "You're muhqueen", which got quoted so much on various subreddits that it eventually became, "You're McQueen", as in Lightning McQueen from Pixar's Cars.

Lightning McQueen's catchphrase? Kachow. And thus, "Kachow, m'lady" was born, and I can't help cracking up whenever I recall this glorious saying.
posted by adrianhon at 2:33 PM on January 7 [2 favorites]

Pattycaking cats in french with hilarious English subtitles
posted by a humble nudibranch at 2:38 PM on January 7 [19 favorites]

*Warning: refers to the outgoing president*

David Tennant was on a UK comedy/talk show once, reacting to some kind of recent Trump UK appearance; he reminded the crowd about something Trump said once about how people in Scotland "love me up there." And then, in the biggest, broadest, angriest lapse back into his native burr I've ever heard, David announced "on behalf of the Scottish nation - we foockin' don't!!!!"

This makes me giggle every single time I've played it ever since. For a while I was trying to figure out how to have that as my ring tone.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 2:47 PM on January 7 [4 favorites]

Cows with guns - sooo many bad cow puns.
posted by dum spiro spero at 3:08 PM on January 7

Bramble Jam
posted by tristeza at 3:15 PM on January 7 [3 favorites]

The first video:
Ape-ills and b-nay nays - Now let's wreck those unfortunate fruits!

My kids discovered this like 2 years ago, and we still reference it almost daily.
posted by The_Vegetables at 3:17 PM on January 7

May I re-introduce Sweet Potato Dog?

Me, stomping back to the kitchen: OKAY. GIVE ME THE DAMNED SWEET POTATO.
Dog, looking up guiltily: What sweet potato?
Dog: Oh, did you want this? I just, um. Found it. Lying here.
Me: *confiscates the sweet potato and deposits it in the locking trashcan*
Me: Let us say no more about this.
Dog: ...Nooooo! They be stealin' my sweet potato!
posted by MonkeyToes at 3:23 PM on January 7 [5 favorites]

Jesy Nelson attempting a “Jamaican” accent. I die a little each time, but it never falls to slay me.
posted by dreamphone at 3:51 PM on January 7

This video never fails to make me laugh...especially now that I have to teach everything online because of COVID. I think it's a combo of the sweet earnestness of the lecturer and the way the cat interrupts.

Cat interrupts philosophy lesson.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 4:02 PM on January 7 [7 favorites]

The Flanders costume
Zoinks... and away!
pretty much any literal video
And when David Sedaris goes to the butcher shop in France and tries to ask a question about the calf brains. I heard it on the radio when I was driving and nearly wrecked.
posted by Don Pepino at 4:09 PM on January 7

Cat Lion has a longing for the Savanna. I don't know how many times I have watched this and it never fails to get me grinning and fascinated, even though I know what happens next!

Many of Ze Frank's videos also fit the bill; my favourites are probably True Facts about the Owl and Sad Cat Diary but nearly everything he does (including the commercial series Dear Kitten) is hilarious.

"Dear Diary, it has come to my attention that the authorities have two hands, but seem to have made it the sadistic policy only to pet me with one of them at a time. Half of love is just 'lo', which is how I feel. My spirit is breaking."
posted by Athanassiel at 4:19 PM on January 7 [3 favorites]

Also this polar bear.
posted by Don Pepino at 4:35 PM on January 7 [9 favorites]

Charlie Bit Me, every time.
posted by I_Love_Bananas at 4:44 PM on January 7 [1 favorite]

Alan, Alan, Alan.
posted by wwax at 4:59 PM on January 7 [3 favorites]

My mom tells me that her father (my granddad), as a kid growing up in Indianapolis of the 1910s, had been party to some hijinks with his uncle that culminated in stealing a wrought-iron bench from the city's largest cemetery. He very much enjoyed telling the story and she said that for as long as she knew him he was unable to finish it without breaking into tears of laughter. (My mom still has the bench.)
posted by weirdly airport at 5:27 PM on January 7 [2 favorites]


Catch the Ice Dude (German man doing the cannonball into a frozen pool)
posted by any portmanteau in a storm at 5:30 PM on January 7 [1 favorite]

This scene in Furry vengeance

Brandon Frazier trying to mow down a raccoon and spilling coffee all over himself
posted by St. Peepsburg at 5:55 PM on January 7

Chris Farley in this scene as Matt Foley, motivational speaker. "Down by the River."
First of all, just looking at Phil Hartmann can make me laugh. Second, watching David Spade and Christina Applegate come so close to completely losing it is the icing on the cake.
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 6:02 PM on January 7 [3 favorites]

Speaking of Phil Hartmann, I have to choose at least one line as Lionel Hutz, the lawyer on The Simpsons.
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 6:12 PM on January 7 [1 favorite]

I used to seriously lose my shit for a lot of years any time I even thought about "Baby Fishmouth" from When Harry Met Sally. Like I would randomly think about it for no good reason and start laughing and people would be all, "What are you laughing at?" and I'd explain and they'd look at me funny.
posted by jenfullmoon at 6:57 PM on January 7 [3 favorites]

Billy on the Street! Impossible to choose just one clip, but I love this one.
posted by panther of the pyrenees at 7:58 PM on January 7 [1 favorite]

Dueling Carls
posted by randomnity at 8:08 PM on January 7 [5 favorites]

Justin Trudeau prime minister of Canada
Speaking Moistly Remix

I mean the internet is full of this it’s what it was made for
posted by St. Peepsburg at 8:24 PM on January 7 [3 favorites]

Miss Teen South Carolina's answer to "Recent polls have shown a fifth of Americans can't locate the U.S. on a world map. Why do you think this is?"

(If I can stand the cringing, this can reduce me to tears of laughter.)
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 8:29 PM on January 7

Asking this question reminded me that I have a few of these. Flintstones, via the Sopranos.
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 8:48 PM on January 7

Rose the puppy
posted by doift at 9:29 PM on January 7 [7 favorites]

I know I can’t properly describe the awesomeness of this but after 20 years I still crack up at the memory-
...of when (I thought) my friend Bob asked if Id ‘ever used up a day’.. as in frittered away my time: so I went on and on about all the times I tried to accomplish things but couldn't... had the best intentions...but failed... made lists but still... then I noticed him looking at me funny because he’d actually asked... ‘ever used a bidet?’
posted by cabin fever at 10:59 PM on January 7 [10 favorites]

Just remembered this one... Smells Like Teen Shovel
posted by mekily at 12:00 AM on January 8 [1 favorite]

Everything Baroness von Sketch does is amazing, but here are a few that always get me :

Not All Men
Moms Say Hello
That Lady
Witch Trial
posted by bibliotropic at 12:12 AM on January 8 [1 favorite]

The 1969 Easter Mass incident.
posted by shadygrove at 2:30 AM on January 8 [6 favorites]

The funeral scene from Hot Shots! JUMPING JESUS THEY'RE BACK
posted by Vortisaur at 8:44 AM on January 8

Parenting the teenagers horse race commentary
posted by snarfois at 10:03 AM on January 8

pretty much anything from Flight of the Conchords!
posted by spbmp at 5:40 PM on January 8

Trump's Twitter ban and everything about it is making me laugh and laugh tonight.
posted by jenfullmoon at 8:45 PM on January 8 [1 favorite]

And also this. I now have "boar baboon" beats stuck in my head, in a good way.
posted by Athanassiel at 11:23 PM on January 8

A genius improvement on the old Don't-Tell-Him-Pike gag, itself a classic:
posted by vincebowdren at 12:17 PM on January 9

And of course, Darth Vader Being a Jerk.
posted by vincebowdren at 12:19 PM on January 9 [1 favorite]

The completely understandable fear of bison displayed in this clip: https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2020/03/26/reporter-deion-broxton-bison-yellowstone-national-park/ and this poster
posted by Minnowish at 8:33 AM on January 10

has this been posted yet? The dinosaurs tiktok.
posted by fingersandtoes at 8:44 AM on January 10 [2 favorites]

Oh he’s not a good person but Norm McDonald telling the moth joke makes me laugh and then laugh at how much I’m laughing.

Also the video of the family trying to catch the bat, sort of. “HOO, catch him, Jerry!”
posted by chesty_a_arthur at 7:12 PM on January 10 [2 favorites]

Oh god, Kate McKinnon doing the restorer lady for the Spanish Jesus painting (sorry, these descriptions are terrible). I say, Jesus, why you look like a shark? And he say, I think it’s cool.
posted by chesty_a_arthur at 7:15 PM on January 10 [2 favorites]

Mulder's unreliably-narrated little scream from the X Files episode 'Jose Chung's From Outer Space' gets me every time, much as I disagree with the YouTube poster's choice to gender this sound.
posted by terretu at 3:54 AM on January 11

Miami television news anchorman Rick Sanchez delivering this bit of news:

A hand, a human hand, has been found in Minnesota. More as this story develops.
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 4:40 AM on January 11

A late contender appears: this goose has a point
posted by AceRock at 8:23 AM on January 11

The exploding whale video still makes me laugh.
posted by theora55 at 10:29 AM on January 12 [1 favorite]

Two things that still make me laugh at random intervals, even though I read them 1-2 weeks ago:

An Amazon review for a hairbrush that said:

"Brush your hair today ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This hairbrush brushes my hair like a hairbrush. Thanks !”

And this throwaway line from The Unkindest Tide by Seanan McGuire:

"Where did you think all this blood came from? Blood Costco?"
posted by junques at 2:24 PM on January 12

akk2014: I think you might enjoy this song by the great Mel Blanc too. I know I do.
posted by Paul Slade at 2:59 AM on January 14

LiartownUSA's Apple Cabin Foods catalogues

Butterfield On Lines WELCOME
posted by turbid dahlia at 3:24 PM on January 14

I grin just thinking about the Marmoset/"Mama Said" video.
posted by wenestvedt at 6:25 PM on January 16 [2 favorites]

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