My Joke (Revised) · 15 December 2018

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I did some research on dog breeds and decided that the joke I wrote before needed some revision. Not that it is necessarily a bad joke. (I know it is not a great joke, but I cannot get it out of my head.) I just thought that it needed a little something. Like maybe a couple cards to deliver it. Or maybe even a couple headliners who could take the show on the road as part of their vaudeville (or radio) repertoire. But since I do not know anybody like that, I figured I would let Bud and Lou tell the revised joke.

BUD: Hey, Lou. My wife and I are going to start a dog breeding business.
LOU: Really. So what kind of dogs are you gonna breed.
BUD: We’ve got Labrador Retrievers and Cocker Spaniels and Poodles.
LOU: Nice. So are you gonna just have pure breeds or are you gonna do some cross breeding?
BUD: Cross breeding?
LOU: Yeah. You know. You cross the Labrador Retriever with the Standard Poodle and you get a Labradoodle.
BUD: I’ve heard of those. And maybe crossing a Cocker Spaniel with a Poodle to get a Cockapoo.
LOU: A Cockapoo?
BUD: Yeah. A Cockapoo? That sounds right.
LOU: Nah. Nah. Nah. That sounds all wrong.
BUD: So what would you name a cross between a Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle?
LOU: Me?
BUD: Yeah, you.
LOU: Well, a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle make a Labradoodle, right?
BUD: Right.
LOU: And a Golden Retriever and a Poodle make a Goldendoodle.
BUD: Okay.
LOU: So a Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle ought to be a Cockadoodle.
BUD: A Cockadoodle?
LOU: Yeah. A Cockadoodle.
BUD: That’s ludicrous.
LOU: No, it’s not. See, after you’ve been breeding dogs for a while, you open up a doggie barber shop.
BUD: A doggie barber shop?
LOU: A doggie barber shop.
BUD: Okay. And then?
LOU: Then, when your customers with the Cocker Spaniel/Poodle cross breeds come in to pick up their dogs, you say, “That will be seven fifty for your Cockadoodle do.”

I can just hear the laughter. Or the crickets. But it does not matter. I still think it is funny. And it might even be a better joke logically than the one I thought of before. Looking back, I never knew that joke writing took so much research. Which is probably why I am not in the joke writing business. That and the fact that I have no funny bone in my body. (Although I do have a humerus.)

I leave you with that last sorry attempt at humor. But no promise that I will not write any more jokes. Thank you and good night.

© 2018 Michael T. Miyoshi

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  1. Heh, I thought they were funny. :)

    Lydia · 17 December 2018, 07:09 ·

  2. You don’t charge enough for the hair cut.

    Anyway I liked it.

    I own two Goldendoodles.

    Sometimes you have to make yourself the butt of your jokes, but that sometimes stinks.

    — Ken · 20 December 2018, 13:05 ·

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