I am putting together a short lesson for my students on the importance of concrete detail in their writing. I want to illustrate this with a series of jokes that revolve around a concrete detail to the point that if you took the detail away, it would lose all the humor.
I know there are lots of jokes like this but the only one I can think of is a TERRIBLE joke on a Rita Rocks commercial, where the mom says "remember the last time we let her go to the mall? Visa sent us a gift basket?" That barely qualifies as a joke but you see the idea -- if the second sentence was "she ran up a huge bill" this is no longer even an attempt at humor. I am looking for jokes along these lines, but, you know, funny.