Anthropomorphic Beans Having Small Talk

The informant sent me this piece folklore at my request. They said their friend formed the joke.


The joke is as followed:

So there’s two beans laying next to each other on a plate.

The first bean says to the other, “Hey, how you bean?”

The second says, “I’ve bean great thanks, just lima here.

Now, this joke follows the “classic” format of a simple pun. Because it’s initial pun is common, it is more likely to elicit amusement than a pure laugh. What particularly got to me was that it included a second, unexpected pun. Despite how it is still a simple one, the audience might have believed that the first was all there was, so they are surprised by the end of the conversation. Whether the addition of the second pun pulled a significantly greater response is indeterminate.