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Celebrate National Tell a Joke Day with Fozzie Bear!

By the D23 Team

“Here I am, Fozzie Bear, to tell you jokes both old and rare!” August 16 is National Tell a Joke Day—and who better to prepare us for all the funny to come than the Muppets’ resident comedian?

This hibernating humorist is truly a jack of all trades… you’ve seen him dance and sing in The Muppet Movie; ride a bicycle in The Great Muppet Caper; talk to his trusty sidekick finger Mr. Bimbo in Muppet Treasure Island; take the stage in a rundown Reno casino in The Muppets; and even bombard poor Scooter with supremely silly TV show pitches in Muppets Now. (By the way, all of these are available right now on Disney+!) But Fozzie began his illustrious career as a the greatest—and only—stand-up bear in show business.

In honor of National Tell a Joke Day, we here at D23 took a spin through Fozzie’s wisecracks, quips, and puns and found some real humdingers. Go ahead and add them to your repertoire; they’re sure to either impress friends and strangers alike… or you might just find yourself getting the hook. But hey—that’s showbiz! “Wocka wocka!”

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From “Fozzie’s Bear-ly Funny Fridays” video series on The Muppets’ YouTube

“I went to a new restaurant on the moon. But I’m never going back—the food wasn’t bad, but the prices were out of this world and the place had no atmosphere!”

“Did I ever tell you the one about the man with the flashlight in his ear? He was light-headed!”

“So a guy walks up to me and asks, ‘Did you take a bath today?’ And I said, ‘Why? Is there one missing?’”

“Why did the motorcycle keep falling over? Cuz the motocycle was two tire-d!”

“Why did the chicken cross the Internet? To get to the other site!”

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From Disney Junior’s Muppet Babies

“How do flowers blow kisses? With their two lips!”

“What’s the best day to go to the beach? Sand-day!”

“What do you call it when it rains on a birthday cake? Sprinkles!”

“What’s a frog’s favorite candy? A lolli-hop!”

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From 2011’s The Muppets

“Boy, did I go to a bad seafood place last night. The catch of the day was salmon-ella!”

“So how ’bout those shopping centers? You seen one, you seen a mall!”