Little Jimmy Dickens Wins National Recycling Award

Congratulations to Opry legend Little Jimmy Dickens, who was recently recognized by environmental nonprofit Conservation America for his groundbreaking efforts in the field of humor recycling. Dickens, who first joined the Opry in 1948, has been poking fun at his own short stature and advancing age longer than many of the Opry’s recent additions have been alive.

“It’s an honor to be here. In fact, it’s an honor to be anywhere,” said Dickens after shuffling onstage at the Conservation America awards ceremony Friday night. “Why, just the other night, my wife said ‘Jimmy, why don’t we go upstairs and make love.’ I said, ‘Woman, I can’t do both!’” Ever the rascal, the 90-year-old singer managed to pop off one last zinger as he was being escorted offstage at the end of his speech: “I took a Viagra pill tonight, and it got stuck in my throat… and now I have a stiff neck. Goodnight and God bless!”

Similarly recognized by the nonprofit was Dolly Parton, who was unable attend the ceremony due to a prior concert engagement. “I hope this thing comes with a cash prize,” she quipped via satellite feed from a dressing room in Virginia. “It takes a lot of money to look this cheap!”

“That’s a good one,” chuckled Dickens backstage. “I hadn’t heard that one before.”

Concept by Ken Morton Jr. Find more satirical articles in the Fake News archive.

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  1. Ben says:

    It’s about time his efforts were recognized!

    I remember the first time I heard Little Jimmy Dickens on the Opry, I was laughing my butt off. I thought he was hilarious. Now whenever they announce him, I’m like “Not again!” I’ve heard those jokes so many times I can mouth the words as he’s saying them.

  2. J.R. Journey says:

    I love it!

  3. ChurchsChicken says:

    I’ve only seen Little Jimmy Dickens once, and that was one one of my two visits to Nashville and the Opry. I thought he was okay: he held my attention but that was it. However, my co-worker who I was with (not a country music fan or Little Jimmy Dickens fan and clearly unimpressed by the quality of entertainment that the Opry offered) actually completed the jokes Dickens was telling before Dickens even finished. After the show, I asked her how she knew the jokes and she told me they were old jokes that could be found in a typical joke book sold at Barnes and Noble.

    I enjoyed Little Jimmy Dickens once and I’m glad I saw him but I can’t imagine paying money to see him again, especially if it is just going to be the same mildly funny routine. I think I would prefer a more innovative comedian.

  4. Rick says:

    You folks have no idea just how “recycled” some of Little Jimmie’s jokes really are! On Friday nights after the Opry, while Eddie Stubbs heads over the the WSM studio, WSM airs transcription recordings of Opry shows from mostly the 1960′s. Some of Little Jimmie’s current jokes can be heard coming from Opry comedians like Archie Campbell and others way back then. I would guess these were Jimmie’s favorite jokes from back in those “good old days” and he’s keeping the memories alive.

    As for the songs he performs on the Opry, I’m still waiting for Jimmie to dust off his smoking rockabilly number “Stinky Passed The Hat Around”! (Which can be easily heard on the net.) Now that would give his old ticker a good workout! (lol)

  5. BamaDan says:

    I’ve listened to the Opry online, and watched on TV when it was on GAC on Saturday nights. Yes, I’ve heard those jokes from Little Jimmy before and they are older than he is. But, I also remember the crowd laughing at the jokes too. I’ve been to the Opry one time back in 2008. I was disappointed to find out Little Jimmy wasn’t there because he was in the hospital. So, guess who warmed up the crowd with jokes and funny stories. A Minnie Pearl look a like. Not only were the jokes old very corny, but they were coming from a very corny Minnie Pearl impersonator.

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