So, did ya hear the one about _____:
The guy who was half-Black and half-Japanese?
Every December 7….. He attacked Pearl Bailey.
There are very few “Pearl Harbor jokes”… for rather obvious reasons. This one requires both (1) a knowledge of why December 7 is significant….. and (2) who that heck was Pearl Bailey.
Ms Bailey was a black singer / entertainer popular in the 50-60s….. a regular on The Ed Sullivan Show. In the same genre as Eartha Kitt, Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughan, and often confused with Mahalia Jackson.
Trivia Question: What do Pearl Bailey, Carol Channing and Barbra Streisand all have in common?
Never bother trying this one to an audience of millennials. Actually there is “a LOT” you should never bother trying to an audience of millennials.
PS: If this offends you, I do apologize; but it’s probably not the first (or last) time that’s happened to you here.