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[–]GuyExplainsTheJoke 71 points72 points  (6 children)

Hahaha, it's funny because when pronounced out loud, "front ear" sounds very similar to "frontier". And the exploration of space as "the final frontier" is a phrase that has been popularized by the title sequence of the various series in the Star Trek franchise. This play on words delights us!

[–]The_Realest_Adam 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Who are you and what did you do with u/JokeExplainBot?

[–]-Mistborn- 8 points9 points  (3 children)

Who is us?

[–]istasber 8 points9 points  (0 children)

The Borg?

[–]The_Realest_Adam 6 points7 points  (0 children)

WE ARE BORG. YOU WILL BE ASSIMILATED.

[–]theincredibleharsh -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

It's his job guys, didn't u read his user name

[–]Kstatida 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Pronounced by whom, a German?

[–]Amazonsfinesy 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Is.....is this oc? At long last

[–]cake_flattener1 6 points7 points  (0 children)

This joke was old in 1970, so no.

[–]Trombourne 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It went up on Buzzfeed’s Snapchat story about 8 hours ago, so no.

[–]jackmaner12 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Captain Kirk had more. He went on a five-ear mission.

[–]Hang-Out [score hidden]  (0 children)

On the entearprise

[–]hershebar99 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Goddammit.

[–]KalmarWingfeather 0 points1 point  (0 children)

slow clap

[–]Hang-Out [score hidden]  (0 children)

That joke, I love it!

[–]Fe_man_ 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Something original! Not for long....

[–]EzraSkorpion 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's literally decades old.

[–]BaldingGreyMatter -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Not original. I been telling this joke since I was 5. Now 32. Sorry.

First time I seen it in the wild though.

[–]nevvyd 1 point2 points  (0 children)

How many ears did Davy Crockett have? Left ear right ear and wild frontier