I was watching a late 90s episode of Friends this week on TNT. It is the episode where Chandler and Monica are dating on the sly and they go to dinner at Chander’s boss’s apartment.
Monica is put off because Chandler has a “work laugh” where he cracks up at his boss’s bad jokes.
One joke DID make me laugh.
The boss made some reference about President Clinton…and her husband, Bill!
The joke being the old standard that Hillary was the real president of Bill’s administration.
What made me laugh was the thought of future generations watching on Nick @ Nite wondering what the hell is so funny.
If Hillary wins (big if, natch) history will have made that whole bit obsolete. President Clinton WILL have a husband named Bill. What is so funny about that?
Any other times where history did (or may in the case of my example) change the humor of a joke?
I’m thinking we might get more than a few Simpson jokes because the darn show last so long.
(One that comes to mind is when Bush moved in across the street and one of his deadbeat sons who wanted a letter of reference later used it to become President of the USA).