Morris & Esther (joke)
As heard on the Good Stuff with Jim Thompson
Morris and his wife Esther went to the state fair every year, and every year
Morris would say, "Esther, I'd like to ride in that helicopter."
And Esther always replied, "I know Morris, but that helicopter ride is 50 dollars and 50 dollars is 50 dollars."
One year Esther and Morris went to the fair, and Morris said,
"Esther I'm 85 years old. If I don't ride that helicopter, I might never get
another chance."Esther replied, "Morris that helicopter is 50 dollars and 50
dollars is 50 dollars." The pilot overheard the couple and said, "Folks, I'll make you a deal. I'll take the both of you for a ride. If you can stay quiet for the entire ride, and not say a word I won't charge you! But if you say one
word, it's 50 dollars."Morris and Esther agreed and up they went. The pilot did all
kindsof fancy maneuvers, but not a word was heard. He did his dare- devil
tricks over and over again, but still not a word.When they landed, the pilot turned to Morris and said, "By
golly, I did everything I could to get you to yell out, but you didn't. I'm
impressed!"Morris replied, "Well, I was going to say something when
Esther fell out, but 50 dollars is 50 dollars."