Dissecting The Chicken Joke

Dissecting The Chicken Joke

(5m)   by thomgoddard

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Two people stand in a hallway.
One turns to the other: 1. I've got a joke for you.

2. Oh yeah?

1. Why did the chicken cross the road?

2. Do you mean "For what purpose" did the chicken cross the road?

1. Yes.

2. Oh ok.

1. So "For what purpose" did the chicken cross the road?

2. Are we talking about one of us who's afraid of a bully or an actual chicken?

1. An actual bird brain.

2. So you.

1. Ha ha. No, a feathered, two-legged, egg-creating, winged creature.

2. Oh, a gallus gallus domesticus

1. A what?

2. The scientific name for chicken.

1. Oh... then yes. A gall... gall... domestic-thing.

2. Gallus Gallus Domesticus.

1. Gallus Gallus Domesticus.

2. Perfect.

1. Ok then.

2. What?

1. So... "For what purpose" did the "Gallus Gallus Domesticus" cross the road?

2. Oh right. In what sense "cross"?

1. Eh?

2. Well did they upset it, step on its toe or steal some money?

1. What are you talking about?

2. In what way did they make the road cross?

1. No, no, no. Went across. From one side to the other.

2. Oh... Peregrinate.

1. What?

2. Decussate.

1. Are you speaking English?

2. Yes, of course. How about "Traverse"

1. Yes, that's it. "Traverse from one side to the other"

2. Ah, now I get it.

1. So?

2. So?

1. Don't make me say it again.

2. Oh... "For what purpose" did the "Gallus Gallus Domesticus" "Traverse" the road?

1. Yes. That's it!

2. Ah... but.

1. No "buts".

2. What do you mean "road"?

1. Everyone knows roads. The things people drive on. With cars. Or lorries. Or buses. Or... wait, you've got me doing it now.

2. Doing "it" what?

1. It doesn't matter. Back to "Road". What don't you understand about "Road"?

2. Well, I can assume you mean asphalt highway.

1. Yes...

2. But...

1. I said no "buts"

2. What if its aspirational. Like dreams or desires?

1. I don't know what you're talking about.

2. You know. "The road to El Dorado".˜

1. Where?

2. El Dorado. The city of gold.

1. Oh. But what's that got to do with...

2. There is no actual city. "The Road to El Dorado" is a metaphor for our path through life to achieve enlightenment.

1. Ok. In fact, I can't say anything because I don't even know where we are.

2. The road. An asphalt highway or a higher extension...

1. Don't finish that sentence! An asphalt highway.

2. Thank you for clearing that up.

1. No problem. So?

2. So... what?

1. So... "For what purpose" did the "Gallus Gallus Domesticus" "Traverse" the "Asphalt Highway"?

2. Hmmm... I do not know.

1. To get to the other side!!!

2. The other side?

1. Yes!

2. The etherial plain or the juxtapose of where they set forth?

1. What? Oh... what now?

2. Well, are they looking to move on to a life beyond our mortal existence?

1. WHAT?

2. Are they looking to end their life? Die. And then move on to the etherial plain. Or Heaven. You know get to "The Other Side".

1. Erm... I don't know.

2. Or the exact opposite of where their journey began from one edge of the asphalt highway to the other edge?

1. Erm... I think the second one. But now I don't know.˜

2. Well, I think you should find out before you starting asking me questions.

1. I wasn't asking you a question! Look it's a classic joke - "Why did the chicken cross the road?"

2. You mean: For what purpose did the Gallus Gallus Domesticus traverse the asphalt highway?

1. Exactly!

2. Why?

1. "To get to the other side!"

2. You mean: To reach the etherial plain.

1. No.

2. Or: To reach the juxtapose position from which they began.

1. NO! NO! NO!

2. Well... if you're going to tell a joke at least tell it properly.

Comedy Type: Comedy Skits Humor Type: Clever / Quick-Witted

Script Length: 5m
Comedy Scene: 2 Person
Script Market: Public
Post date: Sun, 03/24/2013 - 03:29

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Author's Message

Please contact me through iComedyTV if you want to use this script. No contact = no permission



Julianna C. (not verified)
I LOVE IT! Hilarious.

Hey Thom! I was wondering if i could use this for a project in my school! Thanks, Jenna Miller

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Not sure if you got the message on the friend request but could I possible use this skit or your Watt and Ware one for Drama night at my school?

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Uh-oh, I don't see my link in the previous post. Please let me know if you want me to do something differently.

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@Bean - use it and I hope you and your best friend make people laugh.

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@sarge134 - sweet, send me a link when it's done. And remember to give credit. Cheers

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@Laura - of course, I hope they leave them laughing.

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*Been a while {I just noticed a comment from this year, whoops.}

@SilDaHarris - that is no problem. I hope it goes well.

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@karthikeyansamy - "suitable"? Oh, you flatterer! Of course you can. Please give credit when due. All best

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@ILaffwithU - yes indeed, go all the way. And give credit, of course!

Holly Piotrowski
We would like to use this in our community theatre for a performance that needs short skits. Please advise how we obtain permission.

@Holly Piotrowski - it's easy, just message me through iComedy.

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