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Old 08-14-2005, 11:42 AM
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Joke with punchline: "what do you mean we, whiteman"

This is the latest place I saw this. What was the original joke with the punch line "what do you mean 'we' white man"?
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Old 08-14-2005, 11:44 AM
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This is the latest place I saw this. What was the original joke with the punch line "what do you mean 'we' white man"?

IIRC, it was a Lone Ranger/Tonto joke.
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Old 08-14-2005, 11:44 AM
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That link didn't work for me. The version I've heard runs along the lines of:

The Lone Ranger and Tonto are riding along, when suddenly the horizon fills with thousands of screaming indians on the warpath. TLR says, "Well, this doesn't look good. I don't think we're gonna make it out of this alive."

Tonto gives the punchline.
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Old 08-14-2005, 11:45 AM
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I heard it in the early 80s, the version I heard was that the Lone Ranger and Tonto were ambushed by Indians. Lone Ranger turns to Tonto and says "looks like we're in trouble here". Tonto says "What mean we, white man?"
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Old 08-14-2005, 11:45 AM
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Whether original or not I can't say for sure. But I heard it first as a Lone Ranger and Tonto joke. Tonto allows the line to Lone after they find themselves surrounded by a large number of Native Americans wishing them ill.
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Old 08-14-2005, 11:46 AM
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Super simulpost in utter agreement. When did that happen last?
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Old 08-14-2005, 11:53 AM
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Wow, that was fast. You know, I've always wondered about the origin of "the whole nine....
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Old 08-14-2005, 11:59 AM
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I always liked a modified version of the punchline: "What's this 'we' shit, Kemosabe?"
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Old 08-14-2005, 12:27 PM
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A cartoon version of this appeared in "Mad Magazine" in the early 60s, and, IIRC, it was already a well known joke by then.
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Old 08-14-2005, 02:35 PM
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I heard the joke with "paleface" instead of "white man" and I think the former term is funnier, given the context.
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Old 08-14-2005, 04:05 PM
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Super simulpost in utter agreement. When did that happen last?
You're thinking of the song "Rio" by Duran Duran.
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Old 08-14-2005, 04:10 PM
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But the punchline, "You're gonna die Lone Ranger!, sobbed Tonto" goes with a funnier joke.
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Old 08-14-2005, 05:05 PM
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But the punchline, "You're gonna die Lone Ranger!, sobbed Tonto" goes with a funnier joke.
Is that the one where the Lone Ranger got bit by a snake?

I heard it with 2 soldiers in the field and the punch line was; "The medic says you gonna die!"
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Old 08-14-2005, 05:30 PM
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Is that the one where the Lone Ranger got bit by a snake?
Yep.

How about LR to Silver: "Bring the posse you idiot, the posse!
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Old 08-14-2005, 05:56 PM
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Okay, here's one. I heard it years ago, in my teens, and thought it was pretty funny. I've since forgotten how the joke goes, but I remember the punchline.

"Silly rabbi, kicks are for trigs!"
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Old 08-14-2005, 08:09 PM
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"What do you want Tonto for anyway?"

"To perform an unnatural act."

"What?"

"You heard me: to perform an unnatural act."

"The Mask Man is a fag! God-damn! The Mask Man is a fag! The masked Fag Man! Oh, Lord! I'm getting dizzy ... ."
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Old 08-14-2005, 10:17 PM
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Okay, here's one. I heard it years ago, in my teens, and thought it was pretty funny. I've since forgotten how the joke goes, but I remember the punchline.

"Silly rabbi, kicks are for trigs!"
Yjere was a group of people called the Trids who lived at the base of a mountain. A giant lived at the top of the mountain Every time one of the Trids went up the mountain, the giant would kick him down before he even got halfway. The Trids sought out the wisest amn in the community, the rabbi in the local Jewish community. The rabbi headed up the mountain, and came faxf to face with the giant. He asked why he hadn't been kickd down the mountian yet. The giant replied...


That joke is long, long way to go for precious f*cking little. It's like walking a mile for a goddam camel.
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Old 08-14-2005, 11:04 PM
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That joke is long, long way to go for precious f*cking little. It's like walking a mile for a goddam camel.
Well, I usually just ride the camel into town.
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Old 08-15-2005, 02:59 AM
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A variation of the OP:

Igors were loyal, but they were not stupid. A job was a job. When an employer had no further use for your services, for example because he'd just been staked through the heart by a crowd of angry villagers, it was time to move on before they decided that you ought to be on the next stake. An Igor soon learned a secret way out of any castle and where to stash an overnight bag. In the words of one of the founding Igors: "We belong dead? Excuthe me? Where doth it thay 'we'?"
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Old 08-15-2005, 06:15 AM
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I've always heard the punchline as "What do you mean 'we,' Kemosabe?"
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Old 08-15-2005, 10:04 AM
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A cartoon version of this appeared in "Mad Magazine" in the early 60s, and, IIRC, it was already a well known joke by then.
My Dad uses the joke, "Whattya mean 'we' white man?" which definitely means it was well-known before 1960.

Another Tonto-Lone Ranger, joke. . .

The duo is riding across the plains. Tonto dismounts and puts his ear to the ground. He stands up and proclaims, "Buffalo come."

Lone Ranger says, "how do you know?"

Tonto replies, "Ear sticky."
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Old 08-15-2005, 10:46 AM
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[url=http://www.top40db.net/nfLyrics.asp?SongID=74348&ByWhat=Artist&Match=Oscar+Brown+Jr.]The lyrics to Oscar Brown Jr.'s "The Lone Ranger" (1974).
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Old 08-15-2005, 03:21 PM
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I thought the punchline was:

"What's this 'we' shit, paleface?"
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Old 08-15-2005, 09:02 PM
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"What do you want Tonto for anyway?"

"To perform an unnatural act."

"What?"

"You heard me: to perform an unnatural act."

"The Mask Man is a fag! God-damn! The Mask Man is a fag! The masked Fag Man! Oh, Lord! I'm getting dizzy ... ."
Are you quoting a cartoon from decades ago? I saw that in the seventies, and practically pissed my pants I was laughing so hard.

"And give me that horse, too."
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Old 08-15-2005, 09:06 PM
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In the words of one of the founding Igors: "We belong dead? Excuthe me? Where doth it thay 'we'?"
Is Igor gay?
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Old 08-15-2005, 09:07 PM
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Are you quoting a cartoon from decades ago? I saw that in the seventies, and practically pissed my pants I was laughing so hard.

"And give me that horse, too."
Actually, it's from a Lenny Bruce skit, though they did take part of that skit ("fun with real audio") and created some animation for it. It did a run on the Spike & Mike touring Animation festival for a few years.
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