14 Jokes You Didn't Know Movies & TV Stole From History

We've covered in the past a whole mess of stuff our ancestors beat us to. But at the very least, we're funnier, right? Those planks of the wood in the past were too busy dying or running from dinosaurs to have a sense of humor of things. Right?

Spoiler Alert: Wrong. As our readers are about to show you, it turns out our ancestors were a lot more original in the humor department than we are today.

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Entry by Vespolina

NICE TO MOLE YOU MEET YOU! Austin Powers (2002) Inadvertently blurting out the imperfections of others dates to at least the 5th century A.D. A FELLO

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Entry by JuCa

Shakespea eare was telling 'yo mama' jokes in the 1 500s Shakespe sfamily circle. Unknown engraver. CHIRON: Thou hast undone our mother. AARON : Villa

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

CRACKEDCO CONT You probably thought that flipping someone the bird originated from the 60's, or somethingo It has in fact been in practice since the C

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

CRACKEDCON IN THE BIBLE, KING REHOBOAM TURNS TO HIS BUDDIES FOR ADVICE ON WHETHER OR NOT HE SHOULD LOWER THE TAXES FOR THE ISRAELITES AS PER HIS DAD'S

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Entry by Comunacho

SI OISSEIST NOMAN The famous routine Who's on First performed by Abbott and Costello, comes from a long tradition of stories about confusing names,

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Ancient Greek playwright Yummy! Aristophanes wrote the world's oldest poop joke in 421 B.C. The opening scene of his play Peace, features a beetle tha

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Entry by maximoo

CPNOE Doctor, doctor jokes date back to ROMAN times! Doctor, when I wake up I feel dizzy for half an hour! Well, wait an hour before waking up! The

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Entry by mkad

CRACKED cO Jay Leno had the same joke for Warren Jeffs! and Osama Bin Laden's multiple wives. You know what the punishment is for having 40 wives? Fo

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Entry by Jose Canyusi

A man comes home and finds his best friend in bed with his wife. That man throws up his hands in disbelief and says, Joe, have to -but you? As told

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Entry by TaiGin

Monty Python's 'Dead Parrot' sketch was voted the best Alternative Comedy sketch in a Radio Times Poll. In the sketch a disgruntled customer tries to

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Entry by Michael Voll

LYSISTRATA I AM A HERALD. OF ovRse. I SWEAR I AM. AND I OME FROM SARTA ABOUT MAKING REA<E BUT LOOK. YO ARE HIDK A LANE WADER YOUR <LOTHES. Aristophane

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Entry by CdrCyclops

CRACKED.COM LISTEN UP, YA BUNCHA BOOS? The insult bozo, meaning idiot' predates the Bozo The Clown character by thirty years, first appearing in 19

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Entry by Scott Laffey

ARISTOPHANES' THE CLOUDS, WRITTEN IN 423 BC, WAS A SATIRE OF GREEK INTELLECTUAL CONVENTIONS OF THE DAY. IN THE PLAY, THE ELDERLY STREPSIADES BECOMES A

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Entry by JuCa

People these days are always complaining about how much it costs to live in a tiny apartment in the big city. Just like they were 2000 years ago ...

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