Place item was collected
Informant's Apartment, Logan, Utah.
Point of Discovery/Informant Bio
Weston Craig is my roommate. He was born in 1995 and grew up in Idaho Falls, Idaho, the son of Douglas and Kaylene Craig. Weston was attending Sand Creek Middle School in Ammon, Idaho when he heard this joke. He has been my roommate since August of 2016, and we get along quite well. Weston is very passionate about superheroes and comic books. He is currently attending school at Utah State University pursuing a Mechanical Engineering degree.
Weston and his friends during lunch were making jokes about Chuck Norris when he heard this joke. We were sitting in our living room and were bored, close to retiring to bed, keeping ourselves entertained when he told the joke. It was the third or fourth joke told in the conversation.
When Chuck Norris… When Superman was a kid, he had Chuck Norris on his underwear.
Weston told this joke very relaxed. He was slouched on our sofa, and was a little bit distracted by his phone. He started off telling the first part of the joke wrong, but ended up correcting himself. He smiled when he mentioned Superman, but didn’t laugh at the conclusion of the joke. His attitude towards the joke was that it was one that he had heard many times and no longer found truly funny. It appeared to be one of many jokes pertaining to Chuck Norris that he knew.
Introduction to Folklore/ENGL 2210
Semester and year
Melville, Brad, "Superman's Underwear" (2017). USU Student Folklore Fieldwork. Paper 265.