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So, what happens is… a guy… he’s having some… poop problems. Okay? He goes to the doctor and he says, “Doctor, there’s something wrong. What happens is, when I eat an apple I literally poop out the apple I just ate. Like, whole, you know. Like, it’s a frickin’ apple, you know what I mean? I eat a doughnut, it’s still a doughnut. Okay? I eat a—You get what I mean, Doc?!”
The doctor’s like, “So, yeah, uhh, what’s the problem?”
He’s like, “I can’t poop! Think about it: I eat food and it just goes straight out, whole!”
So the doctor’s like, “Have you considered just eating poo?”
The informant first heard this joke from a friend in 6th grade.
Interestingly, the informant doesn’t believe that the joke would only be appropriate to tell between children. On the contrary, he believes that this joke is an example of cross-generational “toilet humor.” When he was younger, he enjoyed sharing this type of joke with his father.
The joke has the qualities of a typical children’s joke focusing on obscenity play and absurdity. Human excrement is often a good topic for children’s humor, since it lends itself to these categories.
Also, the joke is genuinely rather witty.