When you see a parrot in a movie or television show, chances are high that it’s going to play some kind of comedic role. The bird will often say something funny and/or inappropriate at exactly the right moment, winning laughs for itself and its poor, hapless human victim at the same time.

But parrots don’t just have comedic prowess —  they’re also bird brainiacs. According to a study on African grey parrots, some birds can engage in simple conversation and learn up to 2,000 different words.

So when they do something funny, they might have done it on purpose, rather than simply coincidentally.

If you have yet to encounter a parrot in your lifetime, well, let these 11 people prove to you why you’ve really been missing out.

#11. Loki lives up to his name.

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#10. When parrots use sarcasm.

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#9. African greys are the bullies of the parrot world.

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#8. Not only a sense of humor, but a slightly sick one. Love it.

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#7. You never know what you’re getting with preowned cars…or pets.

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#6. That’s what you get for naming him Gandalf — a bird who’s much smarter than he looks.

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#5. They can do more than mimic humans…

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#4. They should have kept him in the interest of staff morale.

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#3. But, hey, at least they’re entertained.

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#2. Alright that’s just downright wrong.

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#1. Revenge is a dish best served tossed in one’s face.

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