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21 Anti-Jokes You Can’t Help but Laugh at Anyway

Trading traditional humor for groan-inducing literal punch lines, these anti-jokes challenge the idea of what a joke can be—and we bet they'll still make you laugh.

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A man walks into a bar. "Ouch."

The magic of anti-jokes is that you're expecting a clever or punny punch line, but instead, the punch line is as anti-climactic and literal as possible. As eye-roll-inducing as they can be, these jokes take the very idea of what a joke is and turn it right on its head. Here are some of our favorite anti-jokes that are funny by accident.

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What did one Frenchman say to the other?

I have no idea; I don't speak French.

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Two muffins are sitting in the oven.

One says, "Wow, it's hot in here." The other one says, "Sure is. Probably about 350 degrees Fahrenheit."  Were you expecting another punch line from this anti-joke? Well, we've got that joke, too.

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Knock knock.

Who's there?


To who?

No, "to whom."

Loving these anti-jokes? Here are some more knock knock jokes everyone will appreciate.

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A horse walks into a bar.

Several of the patrons quickly get up and leave, realizing the potential danger in the situation.

Farmer with hat standing in a coffee plantation field and looks into the distance. Concept imageAndre Nery/Shutterstock

What did the farmer say after he lost his tractor?

"Where's my tractor?"

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Why is 6 afraid of 7?

It's not. Numbers aren't sentient and are therefore incapable of feeling fear. Learn the secrets to telling a great joke, straight from stand-up comedians.

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Want to hear something that'll make you smile?

Your face muscles.

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What did Buzz Lightyear say to Woody?

A lot. There were three movies, and a couple short films too. For more laughs, don't miss these bad puns.

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A priest, a rabbi, and a monk walk into a bar.

They all get a drink, because bars in America are legally required to serve people of all religions. Check out some more of our favorite "walks into a bar" jokes.

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