By on April 28, 2009

Stand-up comic Kevin Meaney was in Detroit last weekend and the auto industry is in a mess out there . . . “They didn’t pick me up in a car at the airport . . . they picked me up on a horse.”


What are the odds that this went over like a lead balloon? Who can improve this “joke” (in the comments)? And, no, it wasn’t a hybrid . . .

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24 Comments on “Question of the Day: And Now a Little Humor . . . Very Little Edition...”


  • avatar
    KatiePuckrik

    “They didn’t pick me up in a car at the airport….they picked me up in a Chevy Aveo”.

  • avatar
    njoneer

    “They didn’t pick me up in a car at the airport
    …they made me stay in one of the thousands of unsold Jeeps parked at the airport.”

  • avatar
    thalter

    A hearse might be just as appropriate.

  • avatar
    Cicero

    “I stopped for a cup of coffee at Starbucks and they gave me my change in Sebrings.”

  • avatar
    ash78

    I just joined the UAW and boy, are my arms tired!

  • avatar
    no_slushbox

    “You know, there’s a lot of angry customers out there. I’ve been hearing complaints from a lot of people that paid good money expecting quality and value, but that ended up getting horrible crap. You probably think I’m talking about people that bought your cars, but I’m actually talking about people that bought my tickets.”

  • avatar
    mikey

    So far,no-slushbox wins.

  • avatar
    Landcrusher

    I have seen his routine, and that’s not his best line ever.

    How about:

    The folks at the rental counter told me the rental was free, but they would charge me $150 for gas if I brought the car back… ever.

  • avatar
    superbadd75

    “They didn’t pick me up in a car at the airport . . . they were hoping I’d just go away.”

  • avatar
    Diewaldo

    “They didn’t pick me up in a car at the airport … so I took a taxi. Rick Wagoner was sitting behind the steering wheel. Needlessly to say he wanted to take me nowhere, so I bailed my way out of the taxi.”

  • avatar
    "scarey"

    Take my damaged brands…please

  • avatar
    Airhen

    “They came to pick me up in one of their UAW built cars and I instead took a horse.”

  • avatar
    DrBeets

    “Cicero :
    April 28th, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    “I stopped for a cup of coffee at Starbucks and they gave me my change in Sebrings.””

    my favorite

  • avatar
    golden2husky

    Yuk it up…remember when Johnny Carson did a skit in 1980 when he said that Lee Iacocca was building Santa Clause a K-sled…

    “I stopped for a cup of coffee at Starbucks and they gave me my change in Sebrings.””..

    +1. Like that one best, too!!

  • avatar
    merlynbrit

    so I say, “this thing gotta hemi?”, [rim shot] but seriously ladies and germs…

  • avatar
    windswords

    Diewaldo FTW!

  • avatar
    nzirish

    They didn’t pick me up in a car at the airport…..I brought my own private jet!

  • avatar
    Shogun

    “They didn’t pick me up in a car at the airport . . . they picked me up with a Daewoo.”

  • avatar
    Stein X Leikanger

    Coming in, I sat next to this really angry white haired guy who kept bitching about having to fly commercial. From magazines, I recognized him as Bob Lutz. What do you know? Too old to fly his own jets, but more than capable of crashing GM!

    So, they picked me up in a prototype Volt. The same one they used to drive the final mile when Rick and the gang returned to Washington D.C. to beg for money.
    How did I know it was the same one? The floor had prayer mats.

    I’m asking the driver: “So, do you fill this thing up, or plug it in?”
    He says both.
    Why, I asked. To make America energy independent, he says.
    Is it me, or is that just stupid thinking? Put a chipmunk in it, and that makes America energy independent. Having to use both electricity and gas does not.

    A horse that’s fed grass can help make America energy independent.
    You guys shouldn’t have worked on the Volt, you should have worked on the Colt.

    Anyway, I understand Rick’s gone now. I thought the captain always was the last to abandon ship. Guess that’s not true on the SS Corporate America – there, the bosses are the first to leave at the first sign of danger, and they get to take all the money with them.

  • avatar
    Ronman

    Cicero’s is the best one….

    although the “we’ll charge you 150 if you return the car… ever “is not bad

  • avatar

    They picked me up on a bicycle built for two. Fritz on the front saddle. He soon ran out of breath and I had to push both of us to the hotel.

  • avatar

    They picked me up in an Edsel they had to borrow from the Henry Ford Museum

  • avatar
    jpcavanaugh

    They didn’t pick me up in a car at the airport – they told me I’d have to buy one of my own. So I stopped at the Chevy dealer and got one of the disposable ones.

  • avatar
    Shogun

    Q: Which country produces the best copying machines?

    A: China.

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