Funny Pun - Number Six

Funny Pun - Number Six

Saga of Dick and Jane

Dick and Jane Hill were newly weds

Who lived in Pennsylvania.

On their honeymoon they chose

To drive through Transylvania.


The road was deserted

With very little light.

The moon was hidden,

Not a soul was in sight.


Soon a heavy fog rolled in

Now Dick could hardly see.

He lost control of the car

And smashed hard into a tree.

For a moment, all goes black,

Dick’s hurt, there’s no denying.

He looks over at Jane.

She looks like she is dying.


He must get help at once

But his cellphone doesn’t work.

He calls himself a dunce,

He didn’t upgrade; what a jerk!


There’s a path beside the road

He hopes it leads to a house.

He carefully lifts Jane.

There is blood on her blouse.

Suddenly he sees a dim light

And yells “Help” with all his might.

A small bent man appears

Like a ghost in the night.


“There’s been a bad accident,

I’m Dick Hill – Jane is my wife.

We need to phone a doctor

To save my dear wife’s life.”


“Come with me to the castle

It is just around the bend.

My master is a doctor.

He will help your wife to mend.”

Dick gently carries Jane

Through the castle portal.

The doctor meets them there,

He looks somewhat immortal.


“The hospital is miles away,

And much too far a distance.

You both are in a bad way,

May I offer you assistance?”


Dick has now completely collapsed.

The doctor prescribes a transfusion.

Igor, his aide, takes them to the lab

To lie on tables in seclusion.

Both patients are now critical

And take their final breath.

The doctor and his aide, Igor,

Are shocked by their sudden death.


Doctor Frankenstein is upset,

He really needs to relax.

So he goes upstairs to his den

To play his tenor sax.


Beautiful music fills the air,

The sounds relieve his sadness.

Music ‘soothes the savage breast’

And protects us all from madness.

Jane and Dick
Jane and Dick

'Clair de Lune' by Debussy

The doctor plays his favorite,

A passage from ‘Clair de Lune.’

It permeates the castle

This haunting, melodic tune.


Meanwhile Igor is still in the lab,

For some unknown reason he lingers.

Wait a minute! Did Dick twitch a toe?

Did Jane start moving her fingers?


Suddenly, Dick opens his eyes

Then so does Jane, his wife.

They are not dead; they did not die.

They both are full of life.


Igor yells at the top of his voice,

“Master, master, we can rejoice.

They are not dead, they survive.

The Hills are alive . . .

. . . with the sound of music!”


A good pun is its own reword.

Julie Andrews in 'The Sound of Music' won Best Picture Academy Award 1965


© Copyright BJ Rakow, Ph.D. 2011. All rights reserved. Author, "Much of What You Know about Job Search Just Ain't So"

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Hubertsvoice 5 years ago

Very cute and funny. I enjoyed reading it. The ending was a surprise. Thank you for posting that.


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

Great piece of tongue-in-cheek. Have a great Thanksgiving drbj.

The Frog


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida Author

Nice to meet you, Hubert. Thanks for the cute 'n funny. Delighted you were surprised by the ending. Makes my day, y'know. And you are entirely welcome. Take a look at the others and maybe you'll be surprised again!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Loved it and everyone loves the sound of music, don't they? Very cute!


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida Author

Thank you, Frog, for the visit and the tongue-in-cheek comment. Must be a little difficult for you keeping your tongue in cheek bein' a frog and all.

A wonderful Thanksgiving to you, too. Don't overeat like your mommy toad you. Sorry!


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida Author

Absolutely, Kelly, we all love the sound of music unless we are tone deaf, or even worse, the musician is. Thanks, m'dear, for the cute.


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mary615 5 years ago from Florida

You're a whiz at these "puns"; how in the world do you think of them?? They are great! You have a great sense of humor. Happy Thanksgiving Day! Hey, you could do a great pun on Tom, the Turkey!


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida Author

You'd be surprised, mary, what psychotropic medications can do. Just kidding!!! Thank you for appreciating these puns and Happy Thanksgiving backatcha. May your dinner be phenomenalicious.

Tom the Turkey, you say? Hmmmmmmm!


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psychicdog.net 5 years ago

thanks drbj - but alas I did not get this one - why are the hills alive with the sound of music - is that the punch line? regards


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK

You got me! :-)


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christopheranton 5 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

I absolutely hated that film. It is the only movie that I actually walked out of halfway through. Mind you I was at that awkward teen age at the time. But your pun was very clever and funny. In future, when I think of "The Sound of Music", I will laugh instead of shuddering.

Thanks for lifting a forty year old shadow from out of my life.

Your wit has finally lanced the "Julie Andrews boil".


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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

This was such an enjoyable read. Saved by the sax, they were. "The Hills are alive with the sound of music," is one of my most favorite songs - going to play it right now on the piano until I fall off this music cloud you've put me on.

Shakespeare: "The man that hath no music in himself, nor is not mov'd with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils."


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Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

Thank you for a timely laugh. I could with this.


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Green Lotus 5 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Nothing like a happy ending featuring Julie Andrews! LOL and Happy turkey day too.


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nicomp 5 years ago from Ohio, USA

My mouse, it has a handy wheel

That makes scrolling quick and fun.

I used this tool to read your hub.

My reward? A hilarious pun.


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

This is great, funny, clever, witty, simply the best. If they would teach Dick and Jane in this fashion in school, the kids would love it. You made my day again..Thank you..


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida Author

Ah, pd, let me enlighten you. 'The Sound of Music' was an Oscar award winning film in 1965 which starred Julie Andrews (see video). In the film, Julie sang the title song: "The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Music." Ergo, this pun referring to the Hills - Dick and Jane. Happy to see you here, groan or no groan.


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida Author

Oh, dimi, dearest, I thought I already had!!! Loved your confession though.


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida Author

This has to be the epitome of compliments, christopher. I actually changed a shudder to a laugh and lanced a 40-year old boil. No charge, my friend.

BTW, did you ever see "Mary Poppins" with Julie? I may be able to lance that one, too, if you wish. In the meantime, thank you for 'clever, funny and wit.'


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida Author

What a delight, Martie, to learn that the 'Sound of Music' is one of your favorite songs. I'm certain when you play it on your piano everyone is aboard that music cloud. (Except perhaps christopher!)

Have always enjoyed that Shakespeare quote you cited. Here is one of my faves:

"I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to." - Elvis Presley

Can you believe it?


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida Author

So pleased I gave you a timely laugh, Hanna. It was entirely my pleasure. Ring me up any time you need another!


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida Author

Yes, Hilary, Julie is an expert at providing happy endings on the silver screen. My favorite film of hers was 'Thoroughly Modern Millie.' That was a blast.

On Thanksgiving may you be a lot, a really lot happier than your turkey. :)


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida Author

So happy to hear from you, nicomp,

After such a long hiatus.

For a while there I thought

You might be on sabbatical status.

Thank you, thank you,

I'm so glad that you read

My 'hilarious pun.'

Isn't that what you said?


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida Author

Thank you for the thank you, Ruby,

And for the very gracious comments you made.

I'm sure that Dick and Jane would thank you, too.

But they are in NY watching Macy's Thanksgiving parade.


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christopheranton 5 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

I loved "Mary Poppins" oddly enough. But I was a few years younger then.


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida Author

Ah, then there is hope for you after all, christopher. Did you ever see "Thoroughly Modern Millie." I think that was Julie's first film after her success on the Broadway stage with it. Beatrice Lillie was a double hoot!


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Rosemay50 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

The hubs are alive and full of fun,

Need a perk up, visit drbj and read a pun

Thank you for this very much need laugh today.

BTW Happy Thanksgiving


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida Author

Well, it's like I always say, Rosemary, a live hub is so much better than a dead one. Delighted to have provided a much needed laugh with this full-of-fun pun. Any time, dear girl. Happy Thanksgiving backatcha.


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Feline Prophet 5 years ago from India

Hahaha...I didn't see that one coming! Your words are like the sound of music, my dear drbj! :)


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida Author

Gotcha, Feline. Your words are like music to my ears, m'luv. Thank you for the sweet comment.


Derdriu 5 years ago

drbj: What a completely and endearingly unexpected twist to an adventure which begins so quirkily and somewhat frighteningly!

Thank you for the punning fun, voted up, etc.,

Derdriu

P.S. What about Julie Andrews in "Torn Curtain"? That was an unexpected dramatic challenge to her reputation as a singing dancer/dancing singer!


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida Author

Thank you, Derdriu, for your visit and most gracious comments. Delighted I provided a quirky, unexpected twist for you with this punny fun.

Yes, I do remember Julie in that film and she demonstrated a professional dramatic flair. Which I noticed when I wasn't involved in admiring Paul Newman.


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

HA, HA, HA, HA,

Almonds, cashews, pecans, macadamia, pistachio, walnut, pinenut, peanut, chestnut ~ you get the picture, right?


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Well, at least, Sharyn, you are becoming more circumspect and not as blatant when labeling me a member of the nut family. Thank you. I love it!


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sligobay 4 years ago from east of the equator

If puns are the lowest form of wit, they require the highest form of intelligence to create. Great job with this pun and I just love the sound of music.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

What a nice comment to make, Gerry. I shall treasure it ... and you. Delighted that you also enjoy the 'Sound of Music.' May your New Year be full of it ... music, that is.


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sligobay 4 years ago from east of the equator

Too, too funny. I'm quite certain it will be full of it... if it's like last year. Best wishes for more music than noise in your world.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Thank you, for your sweet wishes. Ditto to you, too.


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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

Thank you drbj, a funny pun and lovely musical interlude too. I love happy endings! s lane


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

You are more than welcome, snakeslane, for the funny pun and the musical interlude. I love happy endings, too. Now thanks to you, I AM happy.

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