That one funny person in class was the sole reason we all collectively survived through the most tedious classes at school, so let's remember them today.
Every class is divided into a few groups: the popular kids, the drama kids, the nerds, and the jocks. The only person who's one of a kind is the class clown. Every class has that one funny kid who makes every boring class fun and makes every serious scene comical. Stories about these kids are never not funny. Which is why, when u/Flyerdryer asked on the thread r/Teachers "Teachers Of Reddit, what was the funniest student you ever had?", people chimed in with some wonderful stories. Here are 10 of the best funny stories about the class clowns.
I had a student who was obsessed with older technology. He carried a full-on old-school briefcase to school every day. He once brought in a typewriter to type up his essay. My favorite thing he ever said to me was, “Ms. RoyalGeekness, can I play some smooth jazz on my Walkman?” once he was done with his in-class work. He had an honest-to-good cassette tape Walkman. I loved that kid. u/hrroyalgeekness
Had a student who spoke like and had the humor of an 80-year-old man. The kid would make comments under his breath and was genuinely just so funny. I was so happy that he broke out of his shell by the end of the year, as I was the only teacher who paid close enough attention to his humor at the beginning of the year. Lord, hearing a 12-year-old go “kids these days” unironically is still one of my favorite moments as a teacher. u/nervousperson374784
One year I was dealing with administrative conflict and was not granted permission to cross state lines for a band contest with my students (out-of-state trips require board approval). Was forced into a position where I told my students we weren’t able to attend the contest because the trip wasn’t approved. Had a student from Honduras raise his hand. When I called on him the kid said, “Hey, I’m really good at getting across borders undetected. I can figure it out”. I had to leave the room I was laughing so hard. Still remains the funniest thing a student has ever said to me. u/Little-Assist-1851
We had a bunch of crazy boys at the end of the year get caught for slapboxing in the bathrooms. It was all in good fun to them. Well, they got busted because a video of what they were doing made it into the light of day. Well when they started pulling kids down to the office, they realized they were screwed. I had one kid look at a colleague and say, "Miss, I know that I should not use bad language, but we're f****d." u/Ok_Double9430
Had college week on campus at a middle school. Kids can sidestep the dress code by wearing college shirts and jackets and whatnot. One 6th-grade girl, who’d spent her first two months on campus treating the dress code as an unhelpful suggestion, showed up in normal clothes with a taped-on sheet of paper with “UCLA” scribbled on in marker. I saw her, she saw me see her, she snapped her fingers and pointed at the sign with the sassiest fucking smirk that a human face is capable of producing, and I abruptly had to take a detour into a side hallway to compose myself. u/mcjunker
Took our 8th graders to DC. We had a room of boys who made us late to get on the bus from the hotel. We were headed to the Pentagon City mall for dinner, so we told the members of the room that since they made us 12 minutes late for dinner, they had to do 12 good deeds before they were released to the mall without supervision. Without missing a beat one kid immediately reached into his pocket and offered, "Altoid, anyone?" u/EduEngg
A known class clown asked to go to the bathroom, so I let him. He came out with BRIGHT red blood-like liquid around his lips and mouth, dripping down. I thought he got hurt, slipped and fell, something! Turns out, he snuck a back of strawberry Jello from his grandfather's house and wanted to eat it hiding in the bathroom. It was one of those giant packs which make 4 cups of Jello. Jello will not congeal at human body temperature, so I figured he was fine. I called his mom to let her know in case anything happened. Turns out, he expelled solid red feces. If I didn't tell her, she would have obviously taken him to the hospital. u/Florida_Man_Revolt
I had a first grader in my first year as a classroom teacher with the driest sense of humor I have ever encountered in my life. She was far and away the funniest I've ever met. She drew funny pictures and made funnier one-off comments, but most of all nearly nothing could make her break. I succeeded in making her laugh once, usually the best I could do was a little grin.u/Prudent_Honeydew_
I was the mean teacher and very strict with the rules. The rule that was broken the most was the no swearing (typical). One day, a student was getting picked up late so I conscripted him to help me clean up my classroom. As a "reward" for doing so, he could swear one time and not get a detention. Not the best reward, but I really didn't want to clean up my room. At the end of the cleaning, he turns to me and he's like, "You know, it's really not too hard to not swear." Enthused, I say, "Maybe you could stop swearing altogether then!" Quick as a flash, he says, "No fcking way." I laughed so hard my mentor heard me across the hall, through a closed door. u/mytimesparetime
I was helping teach fifth graders Shakespeare (trust me they were super into it) and the play we were doing was an abridged version of Julius Cesar, so, of course, their favorite part was stabbing Cesar, and the kid playing him was so psyched to lie on the stage dead with his eyes open lol and we kept telling him to close them, and he just said: “Nah it’s more realistic this way.” We couldn’t stop cracking up. u/Juno_bird