One of Seth's Writers Explains a Joke



A SEMI TRUCK OVERTURNED NEAR
ATLANTA YESTERDAY, AND SPILLED 40,000 POUNDS OF BROCCOLI ON TO
THE HIGHWAY. SAID ONE RESPONDING OFFICER,
FLORET! [ AUDIENCE GROANS ]
THIS BRINGS US TO A NEW SEGMENT CALLED "ONE OF MY WRITERS
EXPLAINS A JOKE." ♪♪♪
SO IAN, YOU WANT TO EXPLAIN THAT JOKE?
>> YEAH. [ LAUGHTER ]
SO YOU KNOW HOW THE LITTLE TREE PART OF THE BROCCOLI — IT'S
CALLED THE FLORET? >> Seth: YEAH.
[ LAUGHTER ] >> UH — AND ALSO, IF YOU WANT
TO GO SOMEWHERE FAST IN A CAR — [ LAUGHTER ]
YOU MIGHT SAY "FLOOR IT?" >> Seth: YEAH.
NOW, OBVIOUSLY, WHEN I READ THAT JOKE, I KNEW THAT, BECAUSE YOU,
IN THE PUNCHLINE, SPELLED FLORET F-L-O-R-E-T, BUT SINCE THEY
SOUND THE SAME, DID YOU REALLY THINK THE ENTIRE AUDIENCE WOULD
JUMP TO THE CONCLUSION THAT YOU MEANT THE BROCCOLI FLORET?
[ LAUGHTER ] >> WELL IN MY MIND, THE POLICE
OFFICER WANTED TO GET TO THE EMERGENCY QUICKLY.
[ LAUGHTER ] BUT HE ALSO SAW BROCCOLI.
[ LAUGHTER ] AND SO AS A REQUEST, AND ALSO AS
A WARNING — [ LAUGHTER ]
HE SAID, "FLORET." [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]
>> THIS HAS BEEN, "ONE OF MY WRITERS EXPLAINS A JOKE."
>> Seth: YOU GUYS HAVE REALLY SET ME BACK BY APPLAUDING FOR
THAT. [ LAUGHTER ]

33 thoughts on “One of Seth's Writers Explains a Joke

  1. Without the explanation, I thought the joke was that the cop hated broccoli, just like most Americans, and said "Floor it" because he is didn't think broccoli on the highway is worthy of his attention and just wanted to speed away.

  2. that broccoli 'joke' was sooooo bad – but the segment actually made the whole thing funny

    Seth once again proves he is a comic genius

  3. Clap, clap, clap! I really enjoyed the joke and explanation. This needs to become a more regular thing.

  4. As I posted on the full segment:
    "One of my writers explains a joke". I thought the point was that the officer hated broccoli so much that he wanted to run over them in his car at high speed.

  5. I love the dumbasses comments admitting that they didn't get the joke until it was explained. Now it's even funnier.

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