A cricket bat joke – is this funny or not?

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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!




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  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. 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.


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

    Well I never!

  4. 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?

  5. 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…

  6. 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.

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

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

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

  9. 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.

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