Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road?

Posted by : foongpc | Wednesday, September 24, 2008 | Published in


You have probably heard this joke before. Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road?

The simple answer is of course, to get to the other side.

But searching on the Internet, I was able to find many humourous answers to this famous question. Here are some of the ones that stood out. If you scroll down further, you will get to read my own versions of why the chicken crossed the road quoted by some superstars, brandnames and fellow bloggers. Enjoy!!!

For the greater good.

Whether the chicken crossed the road or the road crossed the chicken depends upon your frame of reference.

It was the logical next step after coming down from the trees.

To actualize its potential.

The fact that you are at all concerned that the chicken crossed the road reveals your underlying sexual insecurity.

Those who cluck do not know. Those who know do not cluck.

It came, it saw, it crossed.

It didn’t cross the road; it transcended it.

To cross or not to cross, that is the question.

You saw it cross the road with your own eyes. How many more chickens have to cross the road before you believe it?

To go boldly where no chicken has gone before.

Frankly my dear, it didn’t give a damn!

To get to the dark side.

Cause it f***ing wanted to. That’s the f***ing reason!

Cross the road?! You cannot be serious! The chicken was on the line!!

Imagine all the chickens in the world crossing the road together, in peace.

We have reason to believe there is a chicken, but we have not yet been allowed to have access to the other side of the road.

I have just released eChicken2008, which will not only cross roads, but will lay eggs, file your important documents, and balance your check book.

The chicken crossed the road because it was time for CHANGE. The chicken wanted CHANGE!

My friends, that chicken crossed the road because it recognized the need to engage in cooperation and dialogue with all the chickens on the other side of the road.

When I was First Lady, I personally helped that little chicken cross the road. This experience makes me uniquely qualified to ensure -- right from Day One! -- that every chicken in this country gets the chance it deserves to cross the road. But then, this really isn't about me.......

We don't really care why the chicken crossed the road. We just want to know if the chicken is on our side of the road or not. The chicken is either against us, or for us. There is no middle ground here.

I did not cross the road with THAT chicken. What is your definition of chicken?

Chicken shall not shit while crossing the road. This is for a green environment.

We have installed crossing lights at all traffic junctions. All chickens should follow instructions while crossing the road.

What chickens? I don't know any chickens... especially those from Mongolia.

We have to be fair to all chickens. Some want to cross over the road, some do not. ..... Zzzzzz ......zzzzzz ....... Now what were we talking about? Ah yes, chickens. We will form a Royal Commission to decide whether it is right for them to cross the road.

Now even non-bumi chickens want to cross the road! How can they disrespect and disregard apa nama bumi chickens? We must be allowed to cross over first. It is our special privilege and no one can challenge that!

We have enough chickens waiting to cross over in September.

All foreign chickens are welcome in Malaysia but they must not cross over the road within 50km of the border.

The chicken has no right to cross the road. The chickens are pendatang.

Looks like a chicken, clucks like a chicken but may not necessarily be a chicken.

Hillarious, no? I could not stop laughing!

And now, my own take on why the chicken crossed the road...

The chicken is worth it!

It’s loving it!

Now every chicken can cross the road!

The journey to the other side of the road begins with a single step.

Ooops…! The chick did it again!

WHEN YOU BELIEVE you can cross the road, just say BYE BYE to other chicks here and MAKE IT HAPPEN! It may seem like FOREVER, but once you reach the other side, you will know the truth, that a HERO lies in you!

It wanted to taste the food and see the sights on the other side.

It could hear the quaint melody calling it to experience the Malaysian life in the bungy land across the road.

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift. That’s why it had to cross the road today.

It wanted to sniff the rose.

Because it was crazy....and still crazy after all these years!

It knew its day would start over there.

Because life ain’t happening over here. Life’s happening over there!

It has abnormal capacity and desire for food, traveling places and enjoy the best life has to offer.

Because life’s a rollercoaster!

Its thoughts and thinking in reality made it cross the road.

It wanted people to hear its story. It was determined. It was fearless. How much would it take to break it?

It believed in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it.

It is a full time workaholic, a part time alcoholic, and occasionally a chickcoholic.

It wanted to build its home sweet home across the road.

Because life is like that!

Because it was striving for life and friends, and was pondering its own existence in this great, vast universe.

It was a Japan-mad chicken and it could see Sony, Toyota, Sushi King, Rakuzen etc. etc. on the other side.

It wanted to get to Bloomingdale for a wedding banquet!

It didn’t like the longkang over here and wanted to cross to the longkang over there.

It is a “dreamer” and it believes in living its dreams and would like to inspire other chickens to cross the road with it.

It wished upon a falling star that it would cross the road to smell the perfumes!

There’s always a first time for everything, and CROSSING THE ROAD is no different!

(44) Comments

  1. Pete said...

    Ha ha, funny!

    September 24, 2008 at 9:54 AM
  2. Anonymous

    Foong, I applaud you..wow, brilliant post and I got to see my quote on the chickens!! Loved all the answers...esp the Msian ones!! Hahha...they should read this.

    Great job with this post. Loved it and thanks for the honour of including me :) Looking fwd to more from your blog :D

    September 24, 2008 at 9:56 AM
  3. Anonymous

    hahah that's a good one!
    i like this the best :
    It is a “dreamer” and it believes in living its dreams and would like to inspire other chickens to cross the road with it.

    inspire other chickens!!!! cool!!! :D

    September 24, 2008 at 10:44 AM
  4. Anonymous

    Very creative spin on the chicken question. Good job!

    Thanks for mentioning me. :D

    September 24, 2008 at 10:49 AM
  5. Nick Phillips (15/03/1967 - 04/11/2022) said...

    LOL! Hilarious my friend :D Let's just say I think chickens are only good for eating ... LOL!

    September 24, 2008 at 10:50 AM
  6. Unknown said...

    kok kok kei! haha. like the local politicians part.. and on us bloggers... now, u wanna cross the road? :)

    September 24, 2008 at 11:08 AM
  7. Anonymous

    I like the najib quote on why chicken cross the road!

    September 24, 2008 at 11:32 AM
  8. Tekkaus said...

    Nice one bro. Haha =) Yeah! In order for its day to start over there, the chicken have to cross 1st lor. But the chicken must be careful lor. If he was ran over...his day won't start anymore. LOL!

    September 24, 2008 at 11:49 AM
  9. Monica said...

    Foong, thanks for mentioning me, too!
    hahaha...love this post! :-D

    September 24, 2008 at 12:02 PM
  10. Johnny Ong said...

    more of life's happening everywhere and too confused as to which happening place to go .... so still haven't cross yet ... hehe

    September 24, 2008 at 12:30 PM
  11. eiling lim said...

    haha...you're such a spontaneous blogger! Funny story.

    September 24, 2008 at 12:31 PM
  12. day-dreamer said...

    LOL! Nice one. Especially those said by our dear politicians.

    Hmm... my blog name makes a good answer eh? Haha. :P

    September 24, 2008 at 12:51 PM
  13. Anonymous

    Hahahahahahahaha!!!! Hilarious! As I was scrolling down the page, I was thinking of one for myself:
    SUITUAPUI: Hasn't crossed the road yet? Still crossing after all these years?.....but you beat me to it! Thanks for including me in the honours roll!! Blush! Blush!

    September 24, 2008 at 1:30 PM
  14. Bengbeng said...


    September 24, 2008 at 4:10 PM
  15. Anonymous

    Good one there! Add these too lar...

    Syed Hamid Albar
    It is for the chicken's own personal safety

    Lim Guan Eng
    So that it could escape from our CAT government

    *snore* huh? what chicken? oh that chicken...how much you want to settle before I answer this question?

    BPR / ACA
    We will need to investigate first before we say anything

    September 24, 2008 at 4:53 PM
  16. acura said...

    Nice 1 foong. The next time ppl ask me this question i will have the answer ready haha what a classic

    September 24, 2008 at 5:00 PM
  17. molly said...
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    September 24, 2008 at 5:05 PM
  18. molly said...

    Haha cute post esp. about those chicken leaders.
    Hi chicken, make sure the road is clear before you cross!

    September 24, 2008 at 5:12 PM
  19. Unknown said...

    hey u know what... ive got some which maybe said by other 'chickens':

    "crossing road? that one we got to follow procedure... you fill up the form first, but we cannot confirm... have u filled up the form?"

    "eh our roads are big... so modern. if chicken want to cross got lah to use overhead bridge"

    "we are still looking on the proposal (to build the road). we will announce soon"

    "eh no need lah to cross the road. here kan got everything... apalah ayam ni... ish ish"

    September 24, 2008 at 5:21 PM
  20. eastcoastlife said...

    What!? You calling me a chicken!?

    September 24, 2008 at 6:52 PM
  21. Anonymous

    Wakaaakaaa, very funny lah, respect that you can come out with so many versions.

    September 24, 2008 at 7:31 PM
  22. lina said...

    LOL! Absolutely hilarious. Brilliant post, can't wait for more brilliant post like from you!

    September 24, 2008 at 8:16 PM
  23. Anonymous


    wah.. mine is not bad le..

    actually I read this forward email before le...

    September 24, 2008 at 8:24 PM
  24. twosuperheroes said...

    omigosh, foong..you are so creative! Haha.. Like that also can think of eh?! Haha.. Nice compilation of quotes.. :p

    September 24, 2008 at 8:32 PM
  25. Anonymous

    Haha! I think the chicken might have to wait a while for the banquet, but I can buy it some maggie goreng for now. :P

    September 24, 2008 at 11:03 PM
  26. Pike-chan said...

    waaaah, like this also can, LOL

    September 24, 2008 at 11:32 PM
  27. foongpc said...

    Thanks everyone! I had great fun creating the quotes for you bloggers. Totally enjoyed it!

    September 24, 2008 at 11:46 PM
  28. Center Parted said...

    PC, that was a really fun and certainly customized version of SO MANY chickens crossing the road... Colonel Sanders must be having his hands busy! Nice twists!

    How about the Malaysian Chicken...?
    Because it boleh la....

    OR the RPK chicken?
    Because the internet cafe was the other side...

    Or even the Theresa Chicken....?
    Because the Ex-MB's Blog said it did cross the road...

    anyway, thanks... that was a good read!

    September 24, 2008 at 11:50 PM
  29. foongpc said...

    pete, thanks for reading! : )

    my bug life, oh pls don't over praise ! Me blushing already : ) Yes, I like the Malaysian politician quotes. Thanks for your compliments! : )

    cbenc12, haha! It's funny when you can imagine a chicken leader inspiring the rest of the chickens. Even more funny when you imagine Quachee as the chicken leader. LOL

    cc, you are most welcome. Thanks!
    : )

    September 24, 2008 at 11:55 PM
  30. foongpc said...

    nick phillips, haha, very true : )

    quachee, Wah! You also came up with some funny ones. LOL. Thanks for contributing! : )

    jam, I like Najib's quote too : )

    tekkaus, haha! yeah, if not careful, the chicken won't be able to start its day! : )

    September 24, 2008 at 11:57 PM
  31. foongpc said...

    monica, glad you like it! : )

    johnny ong, still haven't cross? Haha!

    eiling, thanks. Hope you like your quote! : )

    day-dreamer, yeah I also like those said by the politicians especially Malaysian politicians. Yes, your blog name suited perfectly! : )

    September 24, 2008 at 11:59 PM
  32. foongpc said...

    suituapui, haha! Still crazy after all these years - I actually like this one a lot! : )

    bengbeng, glad you find it funny! : )

    foong, haha! Very creative of you! Maybe you should have more on your blog! : )

    acura, thanks for calling this a classic - that's a huge compliment! : )

    September 25, 2008 at 12:00 AM
  33. foongpc said...

    molly, like tekkaus said, if not careful while crossing the road, sorry loh, won't be able to build home sweet home. LOL

    eastcoastlife, haha! Who ask you not to give Malaysian bloggers a chance to win your LG 60" Plasma TV? Now this is hell hath no fury like a blogger scorned!
    Just kidding! Haha! It's not that bad actually. Everyone is a chicken today : )

    orang cina, thanks! Glad you like it : )

    lina, thanks! I actually like your quote cos it just fitted nicely. A Japan-mad chicken. Haha! I myself laughed when I created it : )

    September 25, 2008 at 12:03 AM
  34. Anonymous

    Hey, not fair. Where is mine? Add mine quick quick...

    September 25, 2008 at 12:05 AM
  35. foongpc said...

    keeyit, glad you like it : )

    twosuperheroes, thanks for the compliments! Hope you like your quote : )

    missmall, buy it maggi goreng? Now that's funny! LOL

    pikey, haha! Hope you like it! : )

    September 25, 2008 at 12:14 AM
  36. Mariuca said...

    Aw, thanks so much for the mention here and this was a great read! Happy Thursday! :):):)

    September 25, 2008 at 12:15 AM
  37. foongpc said...

    center parted, thanks for your contributions! I like the Malaysian chickens - because it boleh lah. That's funny!
    Hey, I've got one for Teresa Kok - Because it was given dog food. Unfortunately, it was not allowed to cross the road! Haha!

    September 25, 2008 at 12:26 AM
  38. foongpc said...

    neo, sorry did not include you. Let me think ... how about this?
    To drool at the hot chicks on the other side.
    : )

    September 25, 2008 at 12:29 AM
  39. foongpc said...

    mariuca, thanks. Happy Thursday to you too! : )

    September 25, 2008 at 12:30 AM
  40. Anonymous

    Who cares about what the chicken is thinking? The question is, why do YOU want to know?
    Good one Foong!

    September 25, 2008 at 1:17 AM
  41. Preston said...

    I can't believe it! You garnished 40 comments from a lousy chicken joke! (Actually it was pretty funny) You are THE Blog King. But I know the real reason the chicken crossed the road: To get your blog more readers!

    September 26, 2008 at 3:41 AM
  42. foongpc said...

    babette, hey that's a good one! : )

    preston, haha! Probably that's the real reason the chicken crossed the road. Thanks for dropping by! : )

    September 27, 2008 at 2:04 AM
  43. Anonymous

    Hahaha.... that's a good one from NEO! lol.

    September 28, 2008 at 10:10 AM
  44. foongpc said...

    glad you like it, neo : )

    September 28, 2008 at 4:00 PM