The Funniest Joke: Baby Polar Bear

Bill Pugliano, Seattle Times
Bill Pugliano, Seattle Times

This Joke Has Been Known To Cure Illness

There was a little itty bitty baby Polar Bear, who said to his mother one day, "Mom, am I really a Polar Bear?"

His mother laughed and playfully nudged him along with her head.

"Of course you're a Polar Bear, sweetie."

"Oh, ok," said the little bear; but he wasn't quite convinced.  So after a while he asked again,

"Mommy?  Am I really a Polar Bear?  Really, really?"

"Why, don't be silly, sweetheart.  You're a bear."

"How do you know, Mommy?  How do you know I'm really, really a Polar Bear?"

"Well, sweetie, it's like this: I'm a Polar Bear, your father is a Polar Bear -- so naturally, you're a Polar Bear, too.  Ok?"


"Yes!  Really!  Now run along and play!"


So The Baby Polar Bear Wandered Away. . .

. . . and tried to play happily with the other cubs. But later, as soon as he saw his father, he ran up to him, and asked in his most polite little itty Polar Bear manner,

"Daddy, am I really a Polar Bear?"

"What? 'Course you are. What else would you be?"

"Oh, I dunno -- I -- " the little Polar Bear faltered, unsure of himself. "I just wondered, you know, if I was -- if maybe there had been -- you know?"

"No, I have no idea. What on earth are you talking about?"

"-- I just -- I mean, really really?"

"Oh, get out of my face, Kiddo -- you're a Polar Bear. You're white, aren't you?"

"Well, I -- oh yes, look -- I'm white."

"Ok, case closed. Run along."

So the little Polar Bear wandered away. . .

. . . and he wandered and he wondered; but still he wasn't happy. So he went back to his mother, and he snuggled his head against her fur, and said,



"Mommy, I just wanted to ask you. . . "

"What is it?"

"I was just wondering. . .you would tell me, wouldn't you?

"Tell you what?"

"If I wasn't -- I mean, if there was something -- "

"What, pet?"

"Am I really really -- really and truly a Polar Bear?"

His mother had had enough.

"Yes! You're a Polar Bear! For cryin' out loud, what is the matter with you? Why do you keep asking such a silly question?"

And the little itty bitty Polar Bear looked up at his mom with his big, sad eyes, and said,

"Because. . .

"Because. . .


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scottaye73 7 years ago from Michigan, USA

Good one! Haha!

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dineane 7 years ago from North Carolina

LOL! It almost cured my arm :-) Hope yours is doing better, too!

sandra rinck 7 years ago

Yeah@!!!! loved it. :D

mdawson17 7 years ago

That was so cool! That one got me LOL!!!


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Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast

Ok this made my WHOLE day!! I loved it!!

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Montana Farm Girl 7 years ago from Northwestern Montana

Oh my, that was adorable, funny, sweet, tear swelling wonderful!!!!! I really needed a laugh tonight...thanks so much!!!!

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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

That is adorable and funny , I never thought you would use that word..lololo love the polar bears. :)

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ronibgood 7 years ago

That was cute...

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shamelabboush 7 years ago

very hilarious :) Great tale.

Iphigenia 7 years ago

High laugh factor .... but the cuteness factor is in orbit. A great start to my day, ta chuck, XX

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Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

I'm with Iph.. wasn't expecting that ending, at all. Thanks for a late night smile!

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frogdropping 7 years ago

Teresa - that raised a smile! Kids ... cubs ... all the same. Full of questions and simple logic :)

nazishnasim 7 years ago

Aww ... shoooo cute :D!

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Pete Maida 7 years ago

I love it. If I were a polar I would say the samething. I hate the cold.

ginn navarre 7 years ago

Teresa, we all need laughter and it went great with my morning coffee.

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tonymac04 7 years ago from South Africa

Oh yeah! Thanks for warming up a rather chilly afternoon (yes it IS winter now!)

Love and peace


nazishnasim 7 years ago

Between, I love the cold! :D

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Beth100 7 years ago from Canada

That was good! Needed a good laugh today, thanks!

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kephrira 7 years ago from Birmingham

very funny!

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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

LOL I was kinda expecting a panda would be thrown into the mix! Nice one :D

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Williamjordan 7 years ago from Houston TX

Thanks i needed that

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LondonGirl 7 years ago from London

Love it!

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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California

LOL! Nothing like a good laugh to start my day. Thanks!

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Teresa McGurk 7 years ago from The Other Bangor Author

Thanks, y'all, for stopping by. It's the only joke I know.

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Lgali 7 years ago

Teresa McGurk-thanks to be my fan.

I love all theses jokes..thnaks

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fortunerep 7 years ago from North Carolina

Very funny, you got anymore?


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Alissa1985 7 years ago from Arkansas

That was cute! Funny!

rose 7 years ago

how cute was it?aaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh

alexis 6 years ago

that's the stupidest joke i've ever's not even funny.

Nic 6 years ago

hahaha, great joke, read it during school and made a boring lesson fun

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Stan Fletcher 6 years ago from Nashville, TN

I'm a little late to this party, but thought it was great!

tazzy 6 years ago

wow that was rude :P

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Betty Reid 6 years ago from Texas

Nice joke. Cool photos.

Lord Wiggin 6 years ago

Alexis is sick and tazzy is interestingly innocent

Eve 6 years ago

the punchline was a bit of a surprise lol

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attemptedhumour 5 years ago from Australia

I'd forgotten this joke with its knock out punch line. Why oh why didn't i write the really good ones down?

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George Volak 4 years ago

This is a classic Buddy Hacket joke! Nice to hear it again!

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