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    Smile Angry Passengers (Joke)

    Hi! Could someone please intrepret this joke for me? I almost understand each word but I can't figure out why it is laughable.

    Q1: Why did the pilot say, "we are in 26th in line."?

    Q2: What does 'almost-inflight' mean? I knew the meaning of 'inflight'.

    Q3: Did the flight attendant hint the passengers to manage their anger with the movie name?

    Many thanks!


    Angry Passengers

    Bad weather had backed up all flights, and as a result our plane sat on the runway for three hours. All attempts to placate the passengers weren't working. Then the pilot came on the intercom to announce his umpteenth update: "Folks, we'll be getting permission to take off, but I have to tell you that we're 26th in line for departure."

    As a collective groan filled the aircraft, a flight attendant took the mike and added, "Ladies and gentlemen, please close your window shades. We'll soon be showing our almost-inflight hit movie, 'Anger Management.'"

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    Re: Angry Passengers (Joke)

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hi! Could someone please intrepret this joke for me? I almost understand each word but I can't figure out why it is laughable.

    Q1: Why did the pilot say, "we are in 26th in line."?

    Q2: What does 'almost-inflight' mean? I knew the meaning of 'inflight'.

    Q3: Did the flight attendant hint the passengers to manage their anger with the movie name?

    Many thanks!
    This sounds like something out of Reader's Digest, which would explain why it's not really funny.

    1. He means there are 25 planes that have to take off before theirs.
    2. An almost-inflight movie is an inflight movie that they would be showing passengers inflight if they could get off the ground. But they are only almost there, so it can't be called an inflight movie. (It's also meant to be a joke)
    3. Yes. But they might have had that movie on hand for situations like this.

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    Smile Re: Angry Passengers (Joke)

    Dear sherlock,

    Your assumption is correct. It is from Reader's Digest.

    Thank you very much for your help. I've understood.

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