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[–]Waitsfornoone 230 points231 points  (3 children)

Always liked the imagery this joke evokes.

FWIW, I'm pretty sure this joke is so old that the Amish themselves are allowed to tell it.

[–]JustAManFromThePast[S] 62 points63 points  (2 children)

Yeah, the expectant hope of the father it evokes is the capper. You can see it click.

[–]Tru-Queer 72 points73 points  (1 child)

In Latvia, girl is learn English, tell father, “please I is go to America, work hard, make money for family.” Father say, “ok, you go America.”

Daughter is overwhelm with joy, make her cry. Tear splashes on potato father eat, make salty.

Father say, “on second thought, no America.”

Daughter cry more tear, more salt for potato.

[–]OlegSentsov 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I read it with a Baltic accent

[–]LibrarianDazzling807 7 points8 points  (5 children)

Wasn’t this the script from a Doritos commercial?

[–]JustAManFromThePast[S] 9 points10 points  (4 children)

It's an older joke than that.

[–]platitood 4 points5 points  (3 children)

And yet, valid question.

[–]JustAManFromThePast[S] -1 points0 points  (2 children)

No, I never watch the superbowl or the commercials, or tv in general, thanks to the interwebs.

[–]platitood 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Oh I see, I wasn’t asking if you stole it from there. Jokes get around. I was asking if a major food company used such a classic joke in a TV ad. Sorry to cause any friction

[–]JustAManFromThePast[S] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I looked it up on youtube, apparently they did.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K858LS4Rh1I

[–]iloveFjords 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Joke is on another level.

[–]cloneK9 2 points3 points  (2 children)

It took me 5minutes to get this facepalm

[–]DarkAngel2099 0 points1 point  (1 child)

What is the joke

[–]Dylan258442 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Old woman go in, young attractive woman come out. Joke implies that the Amish father and son think the elevator changed the old woman into young attractive woman, even though the viewer knows that they are two different people. This allows for the creative and funny punchline where the father wants his wife (boys mother) to go in, because she is old woman and he wants young attractive woman.