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Entry from February 02, 2015
“Did you hear about the kidnapping at school? He’s awake now”

A popular joke involves a pun on the word “kidnapping” ("kid napping"). “Did you hear about the kidnapping at school? He’s awake now.”

“Okay so today ther wus a kidnapping at my school, then he woke up, get it?” was cited on Twitter on May 4, 2010. The joke went viral in 2012. “Did you hear about the kidnapping at the elementary school? It’s ok, he woke up” was cited on Twitter on July 5, 2012. “Anyone hear about the kidnapping at school? Oh, he’s awake now” was cited on Twitter on July 10, 2012.


Twitter
RozalynnRai
‏@_TieraaMariee
okay so today ther wus a kidnapping at my school ,
then he woke up , get it ? ahaaaaaahaaaahaaahaaahaa !
12:52 AM - 4 May 2010

Twitter
Michelle Thompson
‏@mthompsonintx
Did you hear about the kidnapping at the high school?  He woke up.  smile Source: My son Kevin
1:46 PM - 10 Mar 2012

Twitter
Jacob Carlson
‏@JacobCarlsonLOL
Did you hear about the kidnapping at the elementary school? It’s ok, he woke up #punny
2:51 PM - 5 Jul 2012

Twitter
Kimberlie Jade Black
‏@CtrlAltKim
Anyone hear about the kidnapping at school? Oh, he’s awake now. #Badumtis
12:42 AM - 10 Jul 2012

Survey Monkey
1. What is your favourite joke of 2013?
(...)
Did you hear about the kidnapping at school? Its ok, he woke up.

Palatka (FL) Daily News
June 11, 2014
Dad jokes? Well ... that’s a deep subject
by Wayne Knuckles
(...)
“Did you hear about the kidnapping at school?” she asked me.

“No! What happened?”

“It’s OK,” she said. “He woke up.”

Twitter
Dillon George
‏@PokemonMasterDG
Did anyone else hear about the kidnapping at the elementary school?
its okay, he’s awake now
11:15 AM - 5 Jul 2014

Best Jokes
School Jokes
20.9.2014 BY ADMIN
Q: Did you hear about the kidnapping at school? A: It’s okay. He woke up.

Twitter
thebign89
‏@thebign89
Q: Did you hear about the kidnapping at school?
A: It’s okay. He woke up.
?RT?
5:56 PM - 2 Feb 2015

Twitter
Austin
‏@austinwiant_
@Giannarocks3 did you hear about the kidnapping at school? It’s okay, he’s awake now.
7:21 PM - 2 Feb 2015

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityEducation/Schools • Monday, February 02, 2015 • Permalink