Funny Pun about Hunchback of Notre Dame
Funny Pun – Number Twelve
Notre Dame Job Opening – Chapter One
Remember the Hunchback of Notre Dame?
It was Quasimodo … but he did die.
That tremendous fall from the bell tower
Would kill even a very healthy guy.
Now the bell ringer job is open
Says the bishop of the cathedral.
All applicants must be very strong
Bur not especially cerebral.
The bishop interviewed the candidates
Looking for a certain mentality.
The Parisian job seekers who applied
Did not have the right personality.
Then the last man came up to the belfry
And declared, “I am capable and strong.
If you hire me for the bell ringer job
You will see how hard I can hit the gong.”
“Sir, I do not want to hurt your feelings,”
Said the bishop to this determined man.
But my dear fellow, you do not have arms.
How can you ring the bell? What is your plan?”
“Arms are not needed,” said the armless man.
Who began striking the bell with his face.
Producing the most heavenly music
That people below were drawn to the place.
The bishop watched and was thrilled and amazed.
“You will replace Quasimodo,” he said.
“Imagine the pleasure of the parish
Hearing melodies produced by your head.”
The armless man was overcome with joy
As he rushed at the bell for one more blow.
But he tripped! Over the belfry he fell
To his death so many stories below.
The bishop was stunned and quickly rushed down
Three hundred eighty-six steps to the ground.
A crowd had gathered so shocked at the sight
Of the man who had fallen from that height.
One of them asked, “Bishop, who was this man?”
“I don’t know his name.” the bishop began,
“But this I can tell:
His face rings a bell!"
Now stop groaning and read Chapter Two
Next day the bishop held more interviews
With more folks for the job of bell ringer.
There was a right-winger, a left-winger,
A folk singer … even Jerry Springer. (Just kidding)
The first man who is waiting in the line
Says, “Bishop, please choose me and no other.
You know the poor man who died yesterday?
Well, sir, I am that armless man’s brother.”
“I pray you will give me an audition.
I’m strong and sound with no debility.
Please, your Excellency, your permission
To fulfill his responsibility.”
The bishop may have felt guilt and remorse,
He allowed the brother to go ahead.
The man grabbed the mallet to swing with force,
Then groaned, clutched at his chest and fell down dead.
Knock, Knock . . . Who's there?
Gargoyle! . . . Gargoyle who?
Gargoyle with salt water if you have a sore throat.
Two monks heard the bishop cry out with pain,
They hurried up all those stairs to his side.
"What has happened? Who is this man? Again?
How did he die? What’s his name?" they both cried.
“I must take the blame,
I don’t know his name,
But he is a dead ringer for his brother.”
© Copyright BJ Rakow, Ph.D. 2012. All rights reserved. Author, "Much of What You Know about Job Search Just Ain't So"
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