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Barry Cryer's Joke

Blog | By Barry Cryer | Jul 30, 2020


There are three parrots on sale in a pet shop.

A man's looking at them and asks, 'How much are these?'

'Well, this first one is £100,' says the shopkeeper.

'£100? Why so much?' says the man.

'He can squawk Beethoven and Bach. He's amazing.'

'What about that other one?' the man asks.

'£200 – he can quote Shakespeare and old poetry and everything,' says the shopkeeper.

'Good God,' says the man. 'And what about the last one?'

'£500.'

'What can he do?' says the man.

'Absolutely nothing,' the shopkeeper says. 'But the other two call him maestro.'