A cricket bat joke – is this funny or not?

We’ve been having a discussion with someone about whether this is funny or not. If you have to explain a joke, it generally isn’t funny. But surely not in this instance. Surely.

Bellingham and Smith is a cricket bat manufacturer. We’re of the belief that this is a new business partnership between Lynda Bellingham and Will Smith.

Lynda Bellingham and Will Smith!

They’ve gone into business together!

To make cricket bats!

No?

Nobody?

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13 Appeals

  1. Struggling here O King. Is that the deposed King of Durham Will Smith or the Fresh Prince Will Smith? And is that the Oxo woman?

  2. King Cricket

    July 21, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Fresh Prince and Oxo woman.

    And they’re making bats.

    Together.

  3. Is it an amusing anagram of their names then: Chief – porn or sex?

  4. 123 i love you

    July 22, 2010 at 4:06 am

    Aus vs Pak, and Aus are 88 all out against Pak.
    Surely everything is all right with the world.
    Now show some un-indifference and write a post we all have been waiting to read.

    -a

  5. SO the kid in the new karate kid movie is Lynda Bellingham and Will Smith’s son.

    Well I never!

  6. King Cricket

    July 23, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Somebody, somewhere – who isn’t us – thinks this joke is hilarious.

    We are going to find that person.

    Not sure how though. If we set up a Lynda Bellingham blog, will any of you read it?

  7. Yes, yes, anything, just tell us what it means

    ::sobs::

  8. King Cricket

    July 23, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    What’s not to get? The joke is the idea of Lynda Bellingham and Will Smith being friends and business partners.

    Bellingham and Smith is a real company. It is not REALLY Lynda and Will though.

    One person… that’s all we’re after…

  9. Oh, right. I guess I was looking for a second layer of meaning. Which is not to say the first layer lacked anything, of course; perish the thought.

  10. In the words of ‘John’ – is this supposed to be funny?

    And the answer is yes – it is supposed to be funny.

  11. If Claire Tayor and Jenny Gunn formed a company to manufacture cricketing boxes they could call it Jenny Taylor

  12. sevendaughters

    July 24, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    I imagine the finer points of this joke would come at prolonged exposure to the juxtaposition of Loose Women’s -deputy-yeller-in-chief and Hollywood’s charming-but-lightweight leading man, rather than at the merest drop of their name.

    We need a Curb Your Enthusiasm-style show, quicksmart.

  13. stormcricket.co.uk

    July 27, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    sorry guys the joke is shit!

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