Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Lightbulb Joke 3

I was trying to remember what the original lightbulb joke was, back in the 1980s. I think it was:

How many psychiatrists does it take to change a light bulb?

One, but the light bulb must want to change very much.

Do we agree?


youthblog said...

Yep, I believe we can trace the whole light bulb genre back to this initial offering.

although my recollection of the punchline in the 80's was "Just one, but the lightbulb has got to want to change first!"

RuthJ said...

And I knew a much more elaborate (and to my mind more effective) version. For one thing it was psychotherapists, not psychiatrists, and the answer went:

Only one, but it takes a very long time, and it'll cost you an awful lot of money, and the light bulb really has to _want_ to change.