Is this one of those you’re not suppose to get just to see who laughs? We had one of those: A man goes fishing, he casts his line, and all of sudden a fish jumps out of the water and yells “Social Security!”
Three penguins were sitting on an ice flow. The first one jumps off and shouts, “I’m a penguin!” The second one jumps off and shouts, “I’m a penguin!” Then the third one jumps off and shouts, “I’m a typewriter!” Then they all go out and have ice cream.
It is a nonsense joke that you get other people in on. You target a person (or persons) who is a know it all or never admits any weakness. You wait for the proper moment and build up to the joke with the necessary theatrics. You tell it and the people that are in on it with you bust a fake gut laughing hysterically. One of two things happen here. The people that aren’t in on it laugh along and say that they get it or they admit that they don’t and you never tell them the point of it.
I prefer the one where two people (though I suppose they could be penguins) are sitting in the bath tub, and one asks the other for the bar of soap, and the other says, “No soap, radio.” I’m not sure why “radio” figures in so heavily.
A penguin is driving through Arizona when he starts having problems with his air conditioner. He really can’t handle the heat so he stops to have it fixed. Luckily, there’s a Baskin-Robbins nearby so he waddles over and indulges. But of course it’s difficult to eat ice cream with flippers so he makes a real mess, getting it all over himself.
When he goes back to check on the car, the mechanic says, “Looks like you blew a seal.”
“Oh no,” he replies, “I was just having some ice cream.”