A Beautiful Dream
One Night, Nasreddin dream a beautiful dream. When he
was sitting alone by the street, someone approciched him. The
man looked very kind and rich. He gave a gold coin to him.
He gave one more and more until there were nine coins. Then
he stopped giving more coins.
Nasreddin knew that there was one more coin left in the
man’s hand.He said “Please give me the other coins so that I
have the coins!”
The man shook his head again.
Nasreddin wanted to hit the man. As he swong his woke
up. He opened his hands. Of course, there was no coin at all
there. As soon as possible, he closed his eyes and cried “All
right, all right you don’t have to give me more coins. Nine is
enough. Now give them back to me.”
A. Costumers Are Right
Marto had apprenticeship at repairing shop in middle semester
holiday. In the third day, Marto fought with the costumer.
Then he called by the owner.
“Marto, your behavior was very bad. The all of workers at this
repairing shop are prohibited to fight with the costumer. In
this repairing shop, the costumers are always right!”
“But sir…” Marto can’t continuing his words because being
cut by the owner.
“Don’t be protest! Ok, I will forgive you. But next time don’t
be happen again. Now tell me, what happened with that
costumer?” asked the owner of repairing shop.
“We fought because the costumer said that the owner of
repairing shop was pettifogging and likes to corrupt…” said
Orientation : Marto had apprenticeship… Then he called by the owner.
Event : “Marto, your behavior… asked the owner of repairing shop.
Twist : “We fought because the costumer said that the owner of repairing shop was
pettifogging and likes to corrupt…” said Marto.
That Phone is Off
Soon after he left college, Dave found one of his uncles who
was very rich and had no children of his own died and left him
a lot of money, so he decided to set up his own real estate
Dave found a nice office. He bought some new furniture and
moved in. he had only been there for e few hours when he
heard someone coming toward the door of his office.
“It must be my first customer” Dave thought. He quickly
picked up the telephone and pretended to be very busy
answering an important call from someone in New York who
wanted to buy a big and expensive house in the country.
The man knocked at the door while this was going on. He
came in and waited politely for Dave to finish his
conversation on the phone. Then the man said to Dave; “I am
from the telephone company and I was sent here to connect
Notes on the Spoof’s Generic Structure
Orientation: Dave was a lucky man. He suddenly became a very rich man because of the death of his
rich uncle who had no children. He inherited his uncle’s money.
Event 1: Being rich, he wanted to set up his estate company
Event 2: He had his new office. In his office, he pretended to be a very successful businessman. He
acted as had an important client. He showed by making conversation on the phone.
Twist: The man whom he showed is a telephone technician. He came to Dave’s office to connect that
Abu Nawas and the King Aaron
The king wanted to test Abu Nawas’ smartness. So he invited
Abu Nawas to the palace. “You want me, your Majesty?”
greeted Abu Nawas. “Yes, you have fooled me three times
and that’s too much. I want you to leave the country.
Otherwise you will have to go to jail” said the king. “If that is
what you want, I will do what you said” said Abu Nawas
sadly. Then “Remember, from tomorrow you may not step on
the ground of this country anymore” the king said seriously.
Then Abu nawas left the king palace sadly.
The following morning the king ordered his two guards to go
to Abu Nawas’ house. The guards were very surprised found
Abu Nawas still in his house. He had not left the country yet.
Instead leaving the country, Abu Nawas was swimming in
small pool in front of his house. “Hey Abu Nawas, why
haven’t you left this country yet? The king ordered you not to
step on the ground of this country anymore, didn’t he?” said
the guards. “Sure he did” answered Abu Nawas calmly. “But
look at me! Do I step on the ground of this country? No, I do
not step on the ground. I am swimming on the water”
continued Abu Nawas.
The guards were not able to argue with Abu Nawas so they
left Abu Nawas’ house and went back to the palace. The
guards reported what they had seen to the king. The king was
curious on Abu Nawas’ excuse not to leave the country.
Therefore the king ordered his guard to call Abu Nawas to
come to the palace.
Abu Nawas came to the palace on stilts. The king wondered
and said “Abu, I will surely punish you because you haven’t
done what I have said. You have not left this country”. The
King continued “And now, look at you. You walk on stilts
like a child. Are you crazy? The king pretended to be furious.
“I remember exactly what you said, Your Majesty” Abu
Nawas answered calmly. “This morning I took a bath in the
small pool in my house so that I had not to step on the ground.
And since yesterday, I have been walking on this stilts. So you
see, Your Majesty, I do not step on the ground of this
country”. The king was not able to say anything.
Generic Structure Analysis
Orientation: Introducing Abu Nawas and the King on the counteracts about leaving and staying in
Event 1: Abu Nawas was swimming on the pool
Event 2: Abu Nawas was walking on the stilts
Twister: Abu Nawas explained that swimming in the pool and walking on the stilts meant not
stepping on the ground of the country.
Horseman In The Sky
Carter Druse was born in Virginia. He was a southerner.
When the United States was divided by a terrible civil war,
Carter decided to join the Union Army of the north.
He told his father about his decision to join the north army.
His father looked deep into his son's eyes. "Carter, No matter
what happens, be sure you always do what you think is your
One sunny afternoon, Carter was sent to guard. It was his duty
to be sure that no enemy soldier spied on. Suddenly, he saw a
man on horseback standing on the huge rocky cliff. He held a
gun in his right hand, and the horse's reins in the other.
Unavoidably, Carter pointed his gun. Carter was calm as he
pulled the trigger.
Soon after firing his gun, Carter was joined by a Union
"Did you fire?" The sergeant whispered.
"At what?" The sergeant continued.
"Was there anyone on the horse?" The sergeant asked again.
"Who? " The sergeant kept asking.
Weight Loss Program Story
A man wanted to get the best and most defective weight loss program
so he called a company and ordered a 5-day, 10 lb. weight loss
The next day, there’s a knocked on the door and there stand before
him a voluptuous, athletic, 19 year old babe. She dressed in nothing
but a pair of Nike running shoes. She introduced herself as a
representative of the weight loss company. A sign was around her
neck. The sign read, “If you can catch me, you can have me.” So
without a second thought, he took off after her. However, a few miles
later huffing and puffing, he finally gave up. The next four days, the
same girl showed up for and the same thing happened. On the fifth
day, he weighed himself and was delighted to find he had lost 10 lbs.
He felt satisfied and called the company and ordered the 5-day/20
pound program.The next day, there was a knock at the door and there
stand the most stunning and beautiful woman he had ever seen in his
life. She was wearing nothing but Reebok running shoes. The sign
around her neck that read, “If you catch me you can have me.” Well,
he was out the door after her like a shot. This girl was in excellent
shape and he did his best, but no such luck. So for the next four days,
the same routine happened with him gradually getting in better and
better shape. Much to his delight on the fifth day when he weighed
himself, he discovered that he had lost another 20 lbs. as promised.
Again he felt satisfied with that program.
Then he decided to go for broke and called the company to order the
7-day/50 pound program. “Are you sure?” asks the representative on
the phone. “This is our most rigorous program.” He
replied;”Absolutely,I haven’t felt this good in years.” So the next day
there was a knock at the door. When he opened it he finds a huge
muscular guy standing there wearing nothing but pink running shoes.
The sign around his neck that read,”If I catch you, you are mine!!!”
American & Russian Submarines
German fisherman was at the sea with a small boat. After
some time American submarine surfaced near him.
The captain asked the fisherman: “Which way is Alaska?”
The fisherman points his finger: “That way!”
“Thanks!” says the American, shouts “South-South-East,
bearing 159.5 degrees!” down the hatch and the submarine
Ten minutes later a Soviet submarine emerges. The Russian
captain opens the hatch and asks the fisherman: “Where did
the American submarine go?”
The fisherman replies: “South-South-East bearing 159.5
“What?”, asked Russian captain.
“I said, they went to South-South-East bearing 159.5
“What did you mean of that? You’d better show us the
direction with your finger, if
you don’t want us to sink you!”
Orientation : German fisherman… surfaced near him.
Event 1 : The captain asked… submarine submerges.
Event 2 : Ten minutes later… bearing 159.5 degrees!”
Twist : “What did you mean of that? You’d better show us the direction with your finger, if
you don’t want us to sink you!”
Buying A Broom
A woman was buying a broom in a store.
“Show me that one, please,” she says to the salesgirl.
The salesgirl brings it to her.
“No, that’s not what I want,” says the woman.
“Perhaps this one?” suggests the salesgirl.
“No, not that one either.”
“What about this one then?” The girl keeps on trying.
After twenty minutes more of this the woman says: “Very
well, this one will do.”
“Madam,” says the harassed salesgirl, “Shall I wrap it for you
or will you fly it home?”
Orientation : A woman was buying a broom in a store.
Event : “Show me that… one will do.”
Twist : “Madam,” says the harassed salesgirl, “Shall I wrap it for you or will you fly it
There was an advertisement at the newspaper : Apartment for
rent, just for a family without children.
A man visited to that apartment, think for a moment, then
agree with the rules. But tomorrow, he move to the apartment
with his wife and seven kids!! The owner of apartment gets
“Sir, yesterday I was telling you! This apartment was just for
rent for a family without children!”
“What children?” answer the man. “You said this seven are
children? No!! They’re monsters!”
Orientation : There was an… without children.
Event : A man visited to… a family without children!”
Twist : “What children?” answer the man. “You said this seven are children? No!! They’re
Ian, Marto and Harsya have climbed the mountain. The roads
to the mountain pass was very slippery because of rain. Even
they are walking carefully, on their way to the mount, Ian got
slipped and fell to the cliff. Marto threw the rope to helping
“Ian, hold this rope! I will pull up you!” shouted Marto.
“I can’t… Both of my arms are broken!” answer Ian.
“Ok, bite the rope!” said Marto.
After Ian bite that rope, Marto and Harsya pull up Ian steeply.
Finally Ian can reach the edge of cliff. Harsya, who worried
with his friend, asked Ian when Ian still biting the rope.
“Your head are okay, Ian?” asked Harsya.
“No, Harsya!” answer Ian.
Then Ian fell again to the cliff.
Orientation : Ian, Marto and Harsya… the rope to helping Ian.
Event 1 : “Ian, hold this rope! … said Marto.
Event 2 : After Ian bite… “No, Harsya!” answer Ian.
Twist : Then Ian fell again to the cliff.
A month ago, Tama and his family sells juice, like tomato
juice, orange juice, etc. But because of the costumers were
didn’t really like the juices, so Tama’s family closed the
selling juice and opened farming medicine shop like
insecticide, pesticide, compost, etc.
One night later, Dea met with Tama. Tama’s head was
bandaged, and his eyes was black-blue.
“What happened with you?” asked Dea.
“I have been hit by the costumer” answered Tama.
“Hit by costumer? Why?”
“Yeah, yesterday at the afternoon, I was selling farming
medicine. Then a costumer came in and asked for liquid
pesticide. Subconciously, I said like when I sell the juice a
month ago,’Do you want to pack it or drink here?’. Finally I
got hit by the costumer…”
Orientation : A month ago… compost, etc.
Event : One night later… liquid pesticide.
Twist : Subconciously, I said like when I sell the juice a month ago,’Do you want to pack it or
drink here?’. Finally I got hit by the costumer…”