13 Hall of Fame Jokes About Garbage
If you’re a human, you’ve created waste. We’re not talking about excrement or anything biological (or at least not just that). But being alive in this time and age definitely means you’ve manifested trash. It can come in the form of packaging, discarded food or something/one you’ve broken (because trash can be metaphorical too). To be trash is to be human, and no one understands this better than comedians.
Below are some ripe takes from a landfill of funny people on trash, refuse and overall garbage...
Adam Muller on Junk Accumulating in the Ocean
“There’s this area of the ocean where all the trash is accumulating because of currents and stuff. Apparently, it’s massive. It’s called Florida.”
‘Parks and Recreation’s Garbage Pick-Up for Feminism
After seeing that Pawnee’s Sanitation Department was nearly 100 percent male, Leslie Knope teamed up with trash-loving April Ludgate to prove that women can be just as good at collecting garbage as men. Man, woman, non-binary, every and anyone can attract trash, whether literally or in their respective dating pools.
Miss Trash 2015
Even trash people need to be celebrated, so Saturday Night Live championed the most trash women in the U.S. to see who is the trashiest of the trash ladies. It’s a garbage pile of red flags.
‘Baroness von Sketch Show’s Garbage People App
The jokesters behind Baroness von Sketch Show broke down dating people who have one particular trait: They’re premium garbage.
The Garbage Man Fan
The Kids in the Hall recognize that garbage men don’t get as many fans as they should. There have to be people out there who appreciate the craft of garbage collecting. Right?
Key & Peele on Pouring One Out
It does seem like a waste, and some people just aren’t wasters.
Landfills are riddled with used disposable diapers, and Saturday Night Live has a solution. A very gross solution.
Tinfoil Garbage Can
Please Don’t Destroy breaks down the positives of a garbage can made of tinfoil. It works unless you’re a weirdo who dumps a jug of milk into your garbage can.
‘Saturday Night Live’s Grouch
Mitch Hedberg on Flyers
The Garbage Sketch from ‘Your Show of Shows’
In the early 1950s, Your Show of Shows was your great-granddad’s Saturday Night Live featuring Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca, along with a hilarious writing staff that included Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks (wonder what ever happened with those two…). One of the best-known sketches that’s stood the test of time is their “Garbage Sketch,” which features a very eloquent judge.
‘The Simpsons’ Garbage Man Can!
George Carlin Swam in Raw Sewage
“When I was a little boy in New York City in the 1940s, we swam in the Hudson River, and it was filled with raw sewage. We swam in raw sewage! You know, to cool off. And at that time, the big fear was polio; thousands of kids died from polio every year, but you know something? In my neighborhood, no one ever got polio. No one! Ever! You know why? ‘Cause we swam in raw sewage. It strengthened our immune systems. The polio never had a prayer; we were tempered in raw shit!”