Cream of Wheat (idea)
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|By saying "cream of wheat" anywhere in the [suburbs] of [NYC] will [conjure] up the following [joke] for the [uniniated]:
Note: an [Accomplice] is reccomended.
Two [penguin]s are playing [checkers] on an [iceberg]. As one penguin is moving his piece, there is a loud [crack] and the [iceberg] splits in half, right down the center of the [checkerboard]. Now both penguins start to drift apart. The one [penguin] looks at the other accross from the crack, and says
Cream of Wheat!
Now's your [cue] to [burst out laughing], and your accomplice, if you have one, will do the same. Anyone who's heard this one already will probably start laughing too. Now the [clueless] will either:
1. Puzzle it out, and ask what the joke is, whereas you can all mock him for not getting it. BUT it shows that he's not just some [poser] following you around and politely laughing at all your jokes
2. He'll start laughing along with you, upon which you all stop laughing and demand he explain the joke. The purpose is to see if the [fool] will laugh if he has no idea of the [punchline](of which there is none). Good for finding out who is a [poser].
Then you can laugh at him, I guess. [Don't worry], let him join in for the next time.
[Andy Kaufman] took this [bizarre] humor to funnier levels, but it was usually he who humiliated himself, so he could have the last laugh on the audience, but his trick was they didn't know it.