- Jeff Foxworthy’s new standup special “The Good Old Days” recently hit Netflix.
- The special includes a corny joke about millennials and participation trophies.
- Foxworthy has since been crushed on social media for telling such a worn-out joke.
Hey, have you heard the one about participation trophies? You know the one — where a boomer complains about how easy subsequent generations have had it and how coddled we apparently are? You’re familiar, right? Well in case you aren’t, Jeff Foxworthy has got you covered as he recently told the highly original joke during his new Netflix standup special (which is conveniently titled, believe it or not, “The Good Old Days”).
Luckily for Jeff, while his participation trophy joke failed to land, the aforementioned millennials took to Twitter to make it way funnier. And if that doesn’t epitomize Jeff Foxworthy’s career in 2022 — the fact that memes about his comedy are funnier than his actual comedy — then I’m not sure what does.
As many people have pointed on, not only were participation trophies actually invented by Foxworthy’s generation, but this is a man who made his name on telling people they “might” be a redneck and hosting a game show that rewarded boomers for outwitting grade-schoolers.
Jeff Foxworthy gets roasted on social media for outdated “participation trophies” joke
REMINDER: Boomers invented participation trophies because *they* couldn’t handle it when *their kid* wasn’t the best player on the best team. https://t.co/Q4ZzsWfNSn
— Whiter Than Veneers (@BostonJerry) March 23, 2022
Jeff Foxworthy is the son of an IBM Executive, and his first job was at his dad's office. https://t.co/89Y9E31igW
— Dr. Matthew Morrison (@NDCSE_VLSI) March 23, 2022
Thank you Jeff Foxworthy pic.twitter.com/dzNYSLnRFQ
— truly bradley deeply⚜️ (@bradapalooza) March 23, 2022
Can someone explain to me how Jeff Foxworthy being given a Netflix special in 2022 is not, in itself, a big ass participation trophy? https://t.co/reSeErEG24
— Yagyu Beef (@Yagyu_Beef) March 23, 2022
The joke that made Jeff Foxworthy famous is literally handing out participation trophies. You get a redneck trophy, not because you are a redneck, but because you just might be one.
— minnhorn (@minnhorn) March 23, 2022
Jeff Foxworthy's new special is 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/sDS7dsqy1D
— Jeremy Kaplowitz (@jeremysmiles) March 23, 2022
Don't know how many times I need to scream this but I'll do it again:
Jeff Foxworthy's generation ***gave the trophies to the kids***. The kids did not saunter down to the trophy shop and it themselves. https://t.co/geZiruDCnA
— Michael Preston (@RM_Preston) March 23, 2022
Everyone's Netflix costs more bc they had to pay Jeff foxworthy to tell 15 year old jokes. Cool. https://t.co/qIv0s8YGyK
— marie (@lifeontiptoes) March 23, 2022
if youuuuu put a joke in your 2022 comedy special that’s 15+ years old…….youuuuu might be a Jeff Foxworthy. https://t.co/yWtaMSYDGe
— Lincoln Bio (@2PercentMilkz) March 23, 2022
didn't jeff foxworthy host a show that rewarded adults with money for being able to pass elementary school?
— Intelligent YaQube (@YaQubeGL) March 23, 2022
Boomers raise a generation, then look them dead in the face and say 'whoever raised you was a fucking idiot' with zero irony https://t.co/5zRD8R35k7
— Testament Pit Crew (@mrfeelswildride) March 23, 2022
God took Bob Saget and left Jeff Foxworthy here. Fuck this timeline. https://t.co/uOIu1bhHG0
— Justice for Janet (@sniffanyhaddish) March 23, 2022
If you are, for some reason, interested in checking out “The Good Old Days”, the standup special is currently streaming on Netflix.