Franklin could count by twos and tie his shoes. He liked telling jokes and had fun making others laugh. But one day Franklin learned jokes are more fun when all his friends are laughing together.
Hey guys, here's another one, what's black and white, black and white, black and white, black and white?
I don't know./ Beats me. /Hmmmm...
A penguin rolling down a hill!
Knock, knock, Skunk...
Gesundheit! Sound like you're catching a cold!
Hey, I've got one! Why did the chichen cross the road?
To get to the other side.
Aw. You've heard it before?
Everybody knows that one. It's a million years old.
Do you know any others?
Sure… um… why did the sleepy bunny throw his alarm clock out the window?
Um… I don't know. Why did the sleepy bunny throw his alarm clock out the window?
Because he...um...he...gee, how does that go again?
Because he wanted to see time fly!
Got any more jokes Franklin?
Yeah! Tell us another one.
Hmmmm...Okay...What kind of room doesn't have any walls or doors, or even a floor?
Gee...every room has walls...
And you'd fall right through it if it didn't have a floor.
And you couldn't go in and out of a room without a door.
We give up. What kind of room doesn't have wall, doors or a floor?
Why did the chicken cross to playground?
To get to the other slide!
See ya tomorrow./See you Beaver.
Well bye!/ Bye!/ So long!
See ya guys!
Gee, I wish I could be funny like you, Franklin. You must know a ton of jokes!
Not really a ton Rabbit, I only know a hundred and one.
It's a book I got from the library. See? "One Hundred and One Jokes and Riddles to Make You Laugh You Head Off."
Neat! Can I borrow it?
Sure... but the problem is, I've really told all the good ones. But there are a lot more jokes books in the library. If you want, we can go tomorrow and find another one.
Hey! What did the frog say when he returned his books to the library.
Read it. Read it. Read it.
Hmmm.. Maybe this one is funny? "A Knock Out Collection of Knock, Knock Jokes!"
There, there, don't cry, it's just a joke.
Gee, Franklin, it seems like there are a hundred and one unfunny books here.
Here's a new one! "Practical Jokes For Everyone." Nobody's even checked it out yet!
Hey! We could do that one!
Yeah... and this one too!
This book is full of funny stuff!
Hi guys! See what I picked for my Mon.
Oooh! They're really pretty, Rabbit.
And they smell even nicer than they look. MMMmmmmm!
Good one, Rabbit!
You should have seen your face, Skunk!
Yeah, that was funny!
Yeah... really funny.
Hey Bear...want some gum?
Can I have a piece?
Sorry Beaver, that was the last one.
Hey. This gum tastes like cardboard... EEyukk!
That's cause it is cardboard!
We made it ourselves.
And we put it in a real gum wrapper! Fooled ya Bear!
Are you sure this is the kind that washes off?
I'm sure Rabbit. Now hold still. I have to do the eyes...
Make 'em good and scary!
Look out below!
Ummm...It isn't made of cardboard, is it?
No way! Try some.
Mmmmm! Thank Franklin.
How about us?
Thanks! I love...AAAHHHH!!!
What's the matter?
Eewwww! It's a worm!!
Huh?/ A worm?/ Let me see...
It's a popcorn worm.
This is great Franklin! I never knew I could be so funny! What we do next?
What about this one?
Oh yeah! That one's a riot! We can try it out after the soccer game.
Great game guys!/ Yeah!
Good goal Bear!
Whew! It sure is hot today.
Yeah! I'm cookin'.
I know. Why don't you all come to my place for a nice cold drink?
Great idea!/ Sure!
I'd love a cold drink!
Ice cold grape juice!
Thanks Rabbit!/ Mmmmm!
My favourite!/ Alright!
This isn't another trick is it?
Hmmmm... I don't know. You drink first Franklin.
Okay...Ahh! Can I have a seconds?
Hey Fox...do you need a kiddy cup or with a lid?
Guess I was drinking too fast...What's going on?...Hey! My cup has holes in it!!
It's called a Dribble glass!
Pretty funny, huh Fox?
Yeah...very funny guys. This is my new spring coat.
Okay your guys...what are you up to this time?
What do you mean Fox?
We're not up to anything.
You can't fool me. I know you put that chocolate bar there.
Gee, I wonder what that's doing there?
As if you don't know.
We really didn't put it there, Fox.
Well all I know is, I'm not touching it.
All I know is, finder's keepers!
What's the big idea?
Well, you guys were having so much fun playing jokes on us, we thought we'd play one on you.
Yeah, why should you guys have all the fun?
Well it's not very funny you guys!
Franklin's right. How come we're not laughing?
I don't know. It sure isn't funny like we thought it would be, is it?
I guess it's because we know what it's like having a trick like that played on us.
Yeah, and once you've been laughed at, it's hard to laugh at someone else.
Even if they deserve it.
But Franklin, we were just trying to be funny.
A good joke doesn't make someone feel bad, Rabbit.
It's not nice to make people laugh by embarrassing somebody else...
Or scaring them...
Or tricking them...
Everybody likes to laugh, but nobody likes to be laughed at.
I guess I was so busy laughing, that I thought everybody else was laughing too.
Well, we were...at first.
As long as the joke was on somebody else.
Hey guys, what's green, and white, and brown, and really, really sorry?
Good one, Rabbit!
And I didn't even get it out of a book!
Maybe the secret to being funny is not to try so hard!
Come on... we'd better get you two to the pond.
Yeah, before we harden into a pair of lawn ornaments.
You're right Franklin. Maybe I'm funny enough just being myself.
You can say that again.
Okay! You're right Franklin. Maybe I'm funny enough just being myself.