A Preppy Walks Into A Bar…

Our last post centered around how the ’80s preppy trend was covered in regional newspapers. Now we look at how it was viewed by professional gag-writers.

The runaway success of “The Official Preppy Handbook” gave birth to a cottage industry of parodies and knock-offs, including “The Original Preppy Joke Book.” Most of the jokes are corny evergreens that simply replace “preppy” for priest or rabbi, but here are some of the better sight gags. — CC

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6 Comments on "A Preppy Walks Into A Bar…"

  1. Cuff Shooter | July 29, 2018 at 3:04 pm | Reply

    -“But what about us?”
    -“We’ll always have tennis.”

  2. A Harvard man and a Yale man are in a restroom together. As the Harvard man leaves the Yale man says “at Yale they teach us to wash our hands after using the restroom.” The Harvard man turns to him and says “at Harvard they teach us not to piss on our hands.”

  3. So, the preppy’s blind date sez “You didn’t have to keep bringing it up: I could see you were a St. Grottlesex man”.
    He beams at her and sez “Rillly, how? My repartee, my intellect, my impeccable grooming?”
    And she sez “Your ring…when you kept picking your nose.”
    Ba-da bing!!

  4. These jokes remind of the “Humor in America” literature class I took in college. It didn’t make me laugh either.

  5. Charlottesville | July 31, 2018 at 11:43 am | Reply

    Not a joke exactly, but in the spirit of this post, I offer a story. 20 years ago or more a young lawyer in my firm and I were working together at a conference, and the wife of a partner expressed disapproval of the name tags that had been provided for attendees. “At the Women’s Business Association meetings in Georgia we didn’t use name tags.”

    “Yeah?” said my friend. “Well, at Harvard Law School, we used name tags.”

  6. Tag yourself, I’m the Crew-Necked Wooly.

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