I’m collecting/inventing clever (ha) jokes for use as a characterization device in my next book–“I don’t sleep with anyone (or whatever) until I approve their fave joke” running schtick. Haven’t finalized exactly what the schtick will be other than it’s going to be them regularly trading jokes.
I need to know whether this one came to me from some forgotten source or whether I made it up. I was watching some dumb thing on TV the other night and I thought of this situation/punchline and started choking with giggles to the point where the dog got concerned and went nutzoid, and I went and told it to my mother and she just fell off the chair and ordered me out of the room. But it’s too GOOD to just be something that popped out of my head out of nowhere, so if you know where it comes from, let me know, eh? It still may be OK to use (but not if it’s out of somebody’s screenplay or out of a comic’s act!)
Okay, Beavis (of B&B fame) is being presented to the Queen. Unfortunately, just as he steps up to take his bow, he breaks wind. The palace guards immediately grab him and carry him out. Before they heave him out on the street, he gasps out, “What’d I do?”
“You passed gas before Her Majesty.”
“How was I to know it was her turn?!”