Explaining a Joke is like Dissecting a Frog

Everyone understands it better, but you killed it in the Process.

I walked into the biology lab and saw my lab partner dissecting an insect.

I told him, "I think your fly is open."

Explaining a joke is like dissecting a frog.

You understand it better, but it dies in the process.

See what I did there was use the frog as an analogy to show that exposing the inner workings of a joke would essentially deprive it of its life in that it's not funny anymore. I'm drawing a parallel (and so is E. B. White) to how you basic...

Having to explain a joke is like dissecting a frog

Sure, everyone will understand it a bit better; but the frogs never quiet the same.

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Doctors were asked if we should reopen the country. Here's what the experts said:

Allergists were in favor of scratching it, but Dermatologists advised not to make any rash moves.

Gastroenterologists had sort of a gut feeling about it, but Neurologists thought the Administration had a lot of nerve.

Obstetricians felt certain everyone was laboring under a misconcepti...

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So how about a real joke about Bulgarians for a change?

A flying saucer beams up a German engineer, an Indian guru and a Bulgarian. The three of them are informed by an alien in a lab coat that standard procedure when contacting an unfamiliar species is to subject them to the standardized intergalactic intelligence test.

"You will be put in an air...

Jokes are like cadavers...

They're all fun and games until you dissect one.


It's funny because the word dissect is used as both "dissecting a joke" and also as "dissecting a cadaver."
Also, both cadavers and dissected jokes are often dead.

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