Bad Joke Monday’s last laugh: The Final Episode

Hey gang!

The time has come…
All good things must come to an end…
I’m so glad we had this time together…

Yada, yada, yada.

It’s now time to say farewell to all that has been,drawing of laughing faces

Before we get started on this, our final episode, I have to give credit to those of you who participated in last week’s caption challenge. (There were only two of you, but hey, who’s counting?)

In case you forgot, this was the illustration from last week in need of a caption:

comic elves snow bank

Lynette d’Arty-Cross from In the Net! came through with this humdinger:

I would pay my bill but you know, global warming! The bank melted!

I must say, Lynette shows a great aptitude for caption writing. (Maybe she should consider a career change.)

Coming in with a close second, Eilene Lyon from Myricopia brought up that particular bank’s “frozen assets.” Pretty clever, don’t you agree?

Their two comments led me to thinking, what with BJM on its way out and all, this might be a good diversion to offer anyone going through BJM withdrawal: I supply a comic, you create a caption. Maybe not weekly, but once in a while it might be fun. (I’ll give it some thought.)

And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for (especially me), here are BJM’s final jokes…

Moonstone Mary accomplished a task we didn’t think possible. Not only did she provide a musical joke each and every time, she did it for every episode — all 35 of them!

Or at least I think she did. Frankly, I got tired of looking through them so let’s just say she did.

Congratulations, Mary! 🏆

Here’s Mary’s final joke:

The best present for a musician is a broken drum.
You can’t beat it.

comic boy with broken drum

Thank you for participating, Mary! You are the reason BJM struck a responsive chord.

Next up, catching a final ride on the BJM Humor Train, first time commenter Archon’s Den gave us a reason to draw a nun:

The Catholic Church has said that priests and nuns can neck,
but they shouldn’t get into the habit.

comic of nuns in habit

Thank you, Archon’s Den; it was very kind of you to join us in our final hours. (How are you at writing captions?)

Another long-time BJM participant, Andrew Reynolds from Andrew’s View of the Week showed us his penchant for questionable humor nearly every week. Here’s his final entry:

Did you hear about the weightlifting vegetable?
He was a muscle sprout.

comic of brussell sprout at gym

If there’s one thing we’ve come to appreciate at BJM, it’s Andrew’s consistency in providing groan-worthy jokes.

Well done, Andrew!

Finally, we come to our last jokes of our last BJM, both of which are jokes about the last year:

From our caption winner above, Lynette d’Arty-Cross from In the Net! brought forth this:

I’ll remember 2020 like it was last year.

And our First-time BJM winner (though his modesty prevents him from ever mentioning it) WD from WD Fyfe suggested this,

What should we all shout at midnight December 31st?
“JUMANJI!”
And get us the hell out of this game!

I like that idea. What do you think?

comic of man sticking tongue out at 2020And there we have it, my friends: After 35 episodes, all of them of dubious quality and illustration, BJM comes to a grinding halt.

Before we go, we simply must have a retrospective. Anyone remember these?

*sniffle*
*blows nose*

All that’s left now is for the cast to have an exit interview with Seth Myers, where they each take turns saying how much they loved working together, that they’re really more like a family… blah, blah, blah.

Then later they write a tell-all book about how the lightbulb joke had cosmetic surgery and the legless dog/pig/man/etc. was actually a syncophant/slob/jerk/etc. (Fame does that to jokes.)

As for me, I want to thank you all for playing along and being such good sports. Seems we just get started and before you know it, that’s the time we have to say, “so long!”

Featured Photo by Pranav Kumar Jain on Unsplash

23 thoughts on “Bad Joke Monday’s last laugh: The Final Episode

  1. Really enjoyed Bad Joke Monday! I will be posting a ‘retrospective’ sometime in the near (or not too near) future of all my favourites from BJM. Thanks for a really great 35 weeks of laughs!
    I think the caption idea is a good one, by the way.

    1. Aw, Margy, that’s so kind of you, offering a retrospective/memoriam — I really appreciate it. And I’ll definitely consider the caption angle. Could be fun.

  2. I had a blast – that’s really something for a regular Monday event. And I feel almost like I’m famous getting special mention. I look forward to your 2021 posts but admit I’ll be missing BJM. Thanks for all the work in getting us through 2020 with much needed laughter.

  3. Personally, I’m delighted I’m in town with a steady signal today, can comment upon this wonderful blog and today’s post. That’s a lot on a tablet with a 5″x11″ bluetooth keyboard – for which I thank God (and once again #4 tech-master son)! key-backspace-key-backspace…
    Here’s to good, twisted friends!! HAPPY NEW YEAR to one and all!!

  4. Oh, somewhere in this favoured land the sun is shining bright,
    The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light;
    And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children roar,
    But there is no joy on WordPress — mighty BJM’s no more!
    (with apologies to Ernest Lawrence Thayer)

  5. At the other end of the spectrum from Moonstone Mary is moi, who contributed only one bad joke. (Maybe it was two, but I think it was just the one, that mess in the pumpkin patch.) That aside, you know I had a blast with this lovely effort, enraptured by your beguiling illustrations. I really hope that you find a way to keep sharing those illustrations with us, in one form or another, because they really make me happy. You’re a jewel, you are.

    (P.S. I hesitated about adding this last bit, but I’m still mildly reeling from that wretched day, once upon a time, when I called you Cathi instead of Christi: You might want to slyly open up your WP Editor and change “Anchor’s Den” to “Archon’s Den”. Just sayin.)

    1. I did some research (took me all of 30 seconds) and you are correct, it was just the one contribution, but it was a lovely contribution and I had fun with it, so please wipe away any angst you may be feeling. Your supportive comments week after week more than made up for it. (Honest!)

      Secondly, THANK YOU SO MUCH for the edit tip! You are a prince of a man. A PRINCE! 🤴

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