Internet Can't Get Enough Of This Couple's Cantaloupe Pun

StoryfulPublished: January 25, 201740,958 views
Published: January 25, 2017

A six-second clip of a couple making a cantaloupe ’can’t elope’ joke belatedly went viral after a scraped version was shared to YouTube on January 24. The clip took off overnight (with help from Reddit) and had racked up a massive 614,314 views at the time of writing. The video had previously gone viral when it was originally shared to Vine by Jacob Carr on December 5, 2014 but has once again taken the internet by storm.

The clip shows Carr walking into his wife’s study, stating “our parents will never let us marry.” He then says “I want to elope but alas…” and holds up a cantaloupe. Luckily, his wife Kalli picked up on the joke right away and offers the ’can’t elope’ pun flawlessly.

In many cases, the difference between pun lovers and pun haters seems to be the passage of time. While people can live their entire lives thinking puns are the lowest form of humor, many of us grow up groaning at them only to finally find the one that breaks us.

Maybe it was so bad that you couldn't help but laugh hysterically at it or maybe it was so subtle that getting it was an achievement worthy of a big laugh in and of itself. Yet like many things in life, puns never end with just one. Perhaps the best puns are the ones we have to work for, and the best way to do that is to just give us a picture and let us fill in the blanks.

So if you want a challenge while you're getting your pun fix, this extremely intelligent pun is perfect for you. Before you know it, you can find yourself wearing a big grin when you watch it!

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    BrianBaxter · 1 year ago

    This pun was used years ago by Screech and Mister Belding on Saved by the Bell. Mr Belding: "Screech you can't elope! Screech: I'm no cantaloupe you melon head!"