We all have our favorite jokes, references, and funny sayings that have stuck with us over time. They’re from favorite movies, things our grandparents might of said, or a part of a joke we heard once that we just can’t forget.
The best is when we find someone who gets it, because then we know we’ve found one of our people.
Most of the time, these 15 say other people don’t find it funny at all.
15. Honestly, it’s always applicable.
My god, you’re surrounded by a$sholes!
14. That no one gets it kind of makes it extra delightful, no?
There’s a scene in the musical “Sweeney Todd” where he’s whistling what sounds like a cheerful little song as he prepares to murder the judge.
When I worked in fast food, that was my “I’m about to snap and start killing customers for their horrible behavior” song. People sometimes remarked on how cheerful I was that day.
13. It’s full of quotes only another young GenX, older Millennial will get.
So many Ace Ventura quotes.
Personal favourite anytime I go somewhere – If I’m not back in five minutes, just wait longer.
12. No one ever listens quite closely enough.
“With my brains and your brawn, we’ll make an excellent team!”
– me whenever someone asks for company when doing something.
11. I thought this was from Tommy Boy.
I very much enjoy using CJ’s “that’ll leave a mark.”
10. Some people are too clever for their own good.
Everything I say is a joke/quote/reference I make all the time for my own amusement since nobody else ever seems to get it.
9. Because if it’s funny, it’s funny, right?
Me and my husband constantly quote Jim Gaffigan stand up. He talks a lot about food especially in his first couple ones.
My husband imitates him in front of other people who don’t get it, it’s funny but I’m like they don’t get it and think you’re weird. But he doubles down and does it more. Lol
8. When things get really bad.
OUR PETS HEADS ARE FALLING OFF!
7. Yessss, amazing.
“And so I got that going for me, which is nice”
Quote from Carl Spackler, Bill Murray’s character in Caddyshack.
6. I say this to my parents and they laugh, even though they don’t get it.
You know, it is true what they say- senior citizens, although slow and dangerous behind the wheel, can still serve a purpose!
5. That’s dark. I like it.
Also I work with pork, and approximately 35634 times I’ve finished a job and said “that’ll do, pig.”
No one has ever laughed, but I think it’s hilarious.
4. $10 says he’s a dad.
Whenever some appliance has a note on it saying “OUT OF ORDER” I ask all passers by “what did it do?”
Because I like the suggestion that the appliance was out of line and the note is a form of punishment rather than it being broken.
3. This is awkward and amazing in equal measure.
Anytime somebody says/does something stupid or an annoying thing happens.
I stare into an imaginary camera with a straight face The Office style. Nobody else notices, but it definitely helps me.
2. I’m with his wife on this one.
I just found out I’m not alone in quoting Mr. Burns to my children, “Look with your eyes, my friend, not your hands.” My 5 year old doesn’t get the reference, of course. Nor does she listen any better than Castro.
Also I quote Red Dwarf to to my wife every month. “You’re having a woman’s period?” It never fails to amuse. Me. She’s added it to the list of profoundly valid grounds for divorce.
1. At least you’ve admitted there’s a problem.
I use the phrase, “My nipples explode with delight!” far more than anyone should.
It’s funny to think that everyone has these little beloved quirks – I will quote Seinfeld all day, every day, until I die!
What’s your go-to reference that only a handful of people seem to grasp? Share it with us in the comments!