We all know Jeff Foxworthy as the mullet-haired, mustached, country boy comedian from Georgia, notorious for his “You might be a redneck if…” jokes. Or if you’re a bit younger, you’d remember him as the host of Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? (you’re not… it’s fine).
Either way, the Blue Collar Comedy Tour comedian’s signature dad humor has found its way into the hearts of blue collar, working class folks around the country.
So naturally, the self-righteous wasteland Twitter would find a way to hate him…
Some think the guy is hilarious, some people just don’t get his humor, but growing up in South Carolina it was easy to find a sense of hilarious relatability to his “You might be a redneck if…” jokes.
With that being said, the man put together his first solo stand up special in more than 20 years with his new Netflix special, The Good Old Days.
Netflix’s standup account Netflix Is A Joke shared a preview of Jeff’s “participation trophy” bit, and Twitter couldn’t help but bitch about it.
IT’S A JOKE.
These people don’t even watch standup comedy…
I don't understand this joke. Like, I really don't. 1) participation trophies weren't that big of a thing. 2) the yelling about participation trophies is REALLY dated. Objectively, this is bad comedy. and 3) Why do we care? Is this funny or is it just some stuff some old guy says
Jokes about participation trophies have been around longer than participation trophies themselves. That being said, if americans were really so mad about participation trophies there wouldn't be so many movies about vietnam. https://t.co/QaPfLDQ8mz
Not only is this not original or funny, it’s not even true. They gave out trophies for “Most Improved” and “Good Sportsmanship” and all kinds of shit. Winning was never supposed to be the only point of kids’ sports nor has that ever been a virtue. https://t.co/RfZtjuODjr
did i miss something? why is twitter mad at jeff foxworthy for making mild boomer jokes? were we expecting him to write cutting edge, avant garde material for the comedically astute outrage junkies on this goofy website? maybe let’s pick something else to be mad about this week https://t.co/oWhAkI16vf