What's so funny about Maine?

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NBC's Saturday Night Live has aired two skits called "Maine Justice" that features southern characters in a Bangor courtroom. Do you get the joke?

Jimmy Kimmel’s take on Maine State Lottery’s recent rebranding blunder is just the latest in a series of recent quips made at Maine’s expense. Has Maine become the butt of the nation’s jokes?

What follows is a list of videos that gained national exposure in the last couple years, in chronological order. Can you remember any other recent jokes at Maine's expense?

To get the ball rolling:

  • Monday, March 28, 2011: Stephen Colbert commentedon Gov. Paul LePage’s controversial decision to remove a mural from the Maine Department of Labor.
  • Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012: “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” had a five-minute produced segment on “The Redneck Blank,” formerly The Redneck Olympics, in Oxford.
  • Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012: “Saturday Night Live”, in its “Weekend Update” segment, featured a sketch about two gay lobstermen from Maine.
  • Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012: “Saturday Night Live” debuted “Maine Justice,” a sketch featuring a Southern courtroom transplanted to Bangor.
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Bob Marley has made a career out of making fun of Maine and its residents. Could it be that he was ahead of his time?

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Steve  Dosh's picture

What's so funny about Maine?

Mainers, 13.04.09 11:35 am hst ?
All good humor contains a grain of †ruth
That's what makes it funny
People can identify with it
Marshall Dodge used to poke fun at Maine , ayuh ? a lá ' Bob and Ray '
/s, Dr. Dosh , HI

Steve  Dosh's picture

What's so funny about Maine?

Dare we go they'ya ?
What's so funny about Maine? A: 11 am HST Thursday
Sex offender forced to take fatal overdose, affidavit says
She was ?
Boy killed by plow truck in Greene
By father ? O M G . Where was the mom during all this ? We feel sorry for them . . s e r i o u s l y
Shelter needs help caring for animals seized by the state
i have eaten dog B4 • road kiil , etc
The LSJ - BDN ® headlines are funny at times •
So are your laws http://www.dumblaws.com/laws/united-states/maine
/s Dr. Dosh and ohana HI usa

KRIS KUCERA's picture

There's only one Bob Marley.

And it ain't the comic. The "comic" is a funny as a cold sore.

Alas, he is persistent and has made a living out of it, unbelievably. Just playing to low expectations, methinks.

Yes, he's having the last laugh. Duly noted.

Steve  Dosh's picture

Kris , Otherwise , ME is

Kris ,
Otherwise , ME is merely some what tragic - comic
You guys live they'ya not us ;)

Steve  Dosh's picture

Kris , 11 am HST ? Island

Kris , 11 am HST ? Island music
Yeah mon . Marley lives. .in Jamaica dudicle ;) He never really died ! i swear . They tried to put him in prison for smoking pot , ganja , chronic , mary jane , 4:20 , pa'ka'lo'lo and 'member that time he visited Hailie Sailasse in Ethiopia ? Yeah . The time that guy said , " Who the he** are you ?" and threw him out ?
l o l http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Marley /s Steve ;) Aloha from Pahoa hi u s a


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