Friday, August 01, 2008

A little comic relief is in order

Some months ago we watched an episode of Zoboomafoo in which the final joke went like this:

Knock knock.
Who's there?
Panther.
Panther who?
Panther no pants, I'm going swimming.

This, as Julie will attest, has now become the family tagline. A guaranteed way to make Opie guffaw is to bring out "panther no pants" and append anything you want on the end:

Panther no pants, I'm going to California.
Panther no pants, I'm going to the grocery store.
Panther no pants, I'm going to the moon.
Panther no pants, I'm going to make the doughnuts. (He doesn't get that one, but I do.)

His favorite version (he was the first one to say this, I have no idea where he got it): Panther no pants, I'm going to college!

I hope so, buddy.

So: Panther no pants, I'm going to have a good weekend and I hope you do too. We are home from the hospital and Jo is slowly getting used to the idea that yes (panther no pants!), she's going to take her medicine. She's scabbed and bruised and a little skinny but she's going to be just fine.

8 comments:

mothergoosemouse said...

I've got to start that one around her, panther no pants!

Lady M said...

Panther no pants, I'm getting more sleep tonight! I hope you do too.

Jennifer (ponderosa) said...

Hoo-ray! I'm so glad to hear it.

JGH said...

Knock Knock
Whose there?
Dwayne
Dwayne Who?
Dwayne the bathtub, I'm drowning with no panths on.

Heather said...

Panther no pants! That is too funny.

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

Ian tells this joke ad naseum, but he always says it like this "Panther no pants no pants I'm going swimming".

So it never makes sense.

I like your way better.

Scribbit said...

Okay and I thought I was the only closet Zaboomafoo fan :) We use that joke too, though probably not so often.

julie @ the calm before the stork said...

What an ordeal! Just getting caught up. Sending love to all of you.

And the panther joke? I can't stop saying it in my head. And listhping on the thwimming part.

Thank you for the comic relief. So glad to hear Jo is finally out of the hospital(s)!