There’s this certain category of joke I’m not sure how to label or describe.

It’s not really a “practical joke” in the sense that it’s a big prank, and it’s not really a pun, or a setup punchline thing either.

It’s the kind of joke that’s just sort of found in the wild, where it catches you off-guard and sticks in  your brain. It needs a name, no doubt, it needs a label. And maybe you can help me find one for it as we sift through a few good examples via the fine folks of Reddit.

10. We have the meats

But you don’t need to go that far to get them, dang.

A few days ago a car drove through an Arby’s. This was their sign today. from funny

9. Super lose

Is your dog Rick Sanchez?

The collar my mom has for her dog from funny

8. Will you scary me?

I don’t know, it kind of looks like the one on the right is proposing, leave me alone.

This is the first time I’ve seen this type of Halloween decoration from funny

7. Stay safe out there

And they’re like, it’s better than yours.

Stupid covid from funny

6. All that cake

Get OUT of my SWAMP.

Not exactly how I envisioned my Shrek themed birthday cake… from funny

5. Spring in your step

Hey, they gotta keep each other amused somehow.

Co-worker sent me this… We work at NASA. from funny

4. Stool samples

“Seriously, dude? I’m a doctor. I’m very busy. I don’t have time to laugh at this very hilarious joke.”

My dad recently got a 3d printer and made a stool sample for his doctor from funny

3. Point made

Nothing simple about this syrup.

I think he made his point very clear from funny

2. All by design

It really is a passion of mine, and the talent is all natural.

The sign on my husbands graphic design department from funny

1. Water you doing?

Just follow the trail and you’ll find the joke shortly…

My kids came in and told me there was water coming from the laundry room. They said it looked like it started at the washer. I rushed in to find this. Buncha comedians in my house… from funny

So what do we call this kind of thing?

Seriously, I’m at a complete loss. I’m going to need your help.

Give me your ideas for the categorization in the comments.