Thursday, August 30, 2007

Why did the chicken cross the road?

This is one of the oldest English riddles. The widely accepted answer is "To get to the other side". Yup, not funny. The answer is expected to be funny but it's not -- therein lies the humour of this fowl(chicken) riddle. And by the way, I've got no idea why the fowl was chosen as the centrepiece of this riddle. Well, that's academic anyway.

Over the years, many variations of the riddle have cropped up. One variation uses parody, where the answers are 'assumed' to be given by famous persons or organisations.

Some of the parody type answers I've found:

Why did the chicken cross the road?

COLONEL SANDERS: I missed one?

HOMER SIMPSON: There was free beer on the other side of the road.

JESSICA SIMPSON: Why would he be on a road, I thought chickens lived in the ocean?

SNOOP DOGG: This (censored) fool of a chicken didn't (censored) know what the (censored) he was doin crossin a (censored) alley in (censored) Harlem at 1:00 in the (censored) mornin'.

SHAKESPEARE: To cross or not to cross, that is the question.

GANDHI: All chickens should peacefully resist by crossing the road.

NEIL ARMSTRONG: That's one small step for Chicken, one giant leap for Chicken kind.

BILL GATES: I have just released the new Chicken 2000, which
will both cross roads AND balance your checkbook, though when it divides 3 by 2 it gets 1.4999999999.

GEORGE W. BUSH: We don't really care why the chicken crossed the road. We just want to know if the chicken is on our side of the road or not. The chicken is either with us or it is against us. There is no middle ground here.

DARTH VADER: It can cross, but it cannot escape its DESTINY.
Join me on the dark side of the road! Do not underestimate the power of the road!

CAPTAIN KIRK: To boldly go where no chicken has gone before.


(2): I dunno.

SAMY: Did the chicken pay toll?

ATTORNEY-GENERAL: There was no evidence to prove that the chicken crossed the road. The case has been closed.

DVD SELLER: Chicken Cross the Road? Don have yet. Chicken Little have lah. Gerenti clear one.

ME: Chicken? You mean prostitute issit?

*The Malaysian versions(in red) were contributed by the owner of this blog ;)

If you're scratching your head over the Pak Lah versions, you really need to visit more of the heavyweight blogs eh. Since this is not a political blog, I'm not going to elaborate -- I don't want to run fowl(er.. foul) of the authorities. LOL. Here's a short video to get you started, Have fun!


keeyit said...

Keeyit : Are your eye-sight got problem ? (This is my version)

cirnelle said...

Because "Ops Bersih" finally cleared the road of rouge buses and their junkie drivers and it's finally safe to cross.

cirnelle said...

I meant "rogue".

Vincent said...


Hahaha, wicked.

Angie Tan said...

itu chicken cross the road-ka? kita akan buat siasatan. mungkin itu siasatan akan cost RM12juta...

Vincent said...


Darn, I should've thought of that :D

Ei Mun A.k.a. MUNkey C. said...

you kidding??this is not political? It's as political as any DAP general meetings can get! kidding. your blog has more sense of humour

Vincent said...

Hahaha ... i try not to get involved too much.

Colourful World said...

Wahaha, reminds me of the sickening yet funny condition in Malaysia. Nice try!

Ayie said...

Really... Funny one...
I oso thot chicken live in the ocean.