🎋That’s Not Funny🎋… by JoAnn

A yellow television set with two antennas on top.

I turned on the television today in hopes of easing my boredom. It wasn’t as though I had nothing to do. There is always housework that needs to be done. But I just wasn’t in the mood. I only watch free television stations, and I am perfectly content with that. I turned to my most watched channel, Me-TV. If you are unfamiliar with it, Me-TV only shows what they call classic television. Old reruns are what I call it. But I enjoy watching the shows I grew up with. They are more family-oriented, and I find they reduce stress by giving lots of clean entertainment and laughs.

Today there were multiple showings of The Three Stooges in a row. I honestly was disappointed. This show has always had an enormous fanbase. Most people would find it weird or downright appalling that I find Moe, Curly, and Larry unfunny. But I have never been a fan of slapstick comedy, and that’s what The Three Stooges is famous for.

I have tried to watch the trio many times and always find myself bored. The act of constantly slapping or hitting each other over the head has never been funny to me. Even as a child, I never liked slapstick comedy. I am the only person I have ever known that finds absolutely nothing funny about it. It boggles my mind why anyone would find falling down or tripping funny.

Today left me asking, is something wrong with me? I consider myself to have a great sense of humor. I love to laugh! I love to make other people laugh. My family finds me funny quite often. I adore sitcoms on television and watch many of them regularly, except for The Three Stooges.

I did try again today. No doubt about it, the men were talented entertainers. They excelled at their craft. The show was done well for that time period, and I enjoyed looking at the vintage props in the background. But did I laugh? Sorry, I can’t say that I did.

I will try again another day when I am bored, and there is nothing on TV but sports, which I don’t watch. Maybe a little chuckle might pass my lips. Don’t count on it, though.