Drivel that cannot fit in a single panel comic.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Waiter, what's this fly doing in my soup?

Using silliness as a diversion from nonsense. No that is not the punchline. One of my cartoon writing techniques is to play with a cliche or very old joke. I've been having fun with the fly in the soup joke.

Standard joke:
Waiter, what's this fly doing in my soup?
The backstroke.

Variations:
Waiter, what's this fly doing on my soup bowl?
He's the lifeguard.

Waiter, what's this fly doing in my soup?
That's stew not soup.

Waiter, what's this fly doing in my soup?
Oh my, that's the wrong fly! Let me take your soup back to the kitchen and make sure you get the right fly.

Waiter, what's this fly doing in my soup?
A lousy remake of an old joke.

Waiter, what's this black fly doing in my chardonnay?
Being ironic.

Waiter, what's this fly doing in my soup?
Someone shrunk Michael Phelps!

Waiter, what's this fly doing in my soup?
That's no fly, that is my wife!

Waiter, what's this fly doing in my soup?
Recon.

Waiter, what's this fly doing in my soup?
That's a cockroach.

Waiter, what's this soup doing in my fly?

Anything to add?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Waiter, what's this fly doing in my soup?
Um, looks to me to be backstroke, sir...
Waiter, there's a fly in my soup!
Don't worry sir, the spider on the breadroll will get 'em.

Waiter, there's a fly in my soup!
No sir, that's a cockroach, the fly is on your steak.

Waiter, there's a fly in my soup!
Keep it down sir, or they'll all be wanting one.

Waiter, there's a fly in my soup!
Its OK, Sir, there's no extra charge!

Waiter, there's a fly in my soup!
Force of habit, sir. Our chef used to be a tailor.

Waiter, there's a fly in my soup!
Couldn't be, sir. The cook used them all in the raisin bread.

Waiter, there is a fly in my soup!
I know, but unfortunately we are out of turtle.

Waiter, there is a fly in my soup!
Sorry sir, maybe I've forgotten it when I removed the other three.

Waiter, there's a fly in my soup!
Surely not, sir. It must be one of those vitamin bees you hear so much about.

Waiter, there's a fly swimming in my soup!
Then we've served you too much soup, the fly should be wading.

Waiter, there's a dead fly in my soup!
Yes sir, it's the hot water that kills them.

Waiter, there's a dead fly in my soup!
What do you expect for $1 - a live one?

Waiter, what's this fly doing in my soup?
It's fly soup sir!

Waiter, waiter, there's a bee in my soup.
Yes Sir, it's the fly's day off.

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David Shedlock said...

Waiter, why is this fly in my sou?
Because he didn't care for the potato salad

Waiter, there's a fly in my soup
Don't worry, he won't eat much

Waiter, do you serve crabs here?
Sir, we'll serve anybody

Waiter, can I have cold mashed potatoes, burnt chicken and a wilted salad?
No, we don't serve food like that
You did the last time I was here.