Everybody Knows Bubba Too
Bubba was bragging to his boss one day, "You know, I know everyone there is to know. Just name someone, anyone, and I know 'em."
Tired of Bubba's boasting, his boss called his bluff, "OK, Bubba, how about Tom Cruise?"
"Why, sure. Hey, me and Tom is good ole buddies, and I can prove it."
So Bubba and his boss took the company plane out to Hollywood and knocked on Tom Cruise's door. Sure enough, Tom Cruise, shouts, "Bubba! Great to see you! You and your friend come right in and join me for lunch!"
Although impressed, Bubba's boss is still skeptical. After they leave Cruise's house, he tells Bubba that he thinks Bubba's knowing Cruise was just lucky.
"No, no, just name anyone else, anybody. Go ahead," Bubba says.
"Alright then, ....President Clinton," his boss quickly retorts.
"You mean the other Bubba? Sure," Bubba says, "I know Bill from when I lived in Arkansas. I'd love to fly out to Washington and visit."
So off they go. At the White House, Clinton spots Bubba on the tour and motions him and his boss over, saying, "Bubba, what a surprise, I was just on my way to a meeting, but you and your friend come on in and let's have a cup of coffee first and catch up."
Well, the boss is very shaken by now, but still not totally convinced. After they leave the White house grounds, he expresses his doubts to Bubba, who again implores him to name anyone else.
"Okay, Bubba. I got a stumper for you. I bet you don't know the Pope?" his boss replies.
"Sure!" says Bubba. "My grandpappy is from Poland, and I've known the Pope from before he was the Pope."
So off they fly to Rome. Bubba and his boss are assembled with the masses in Vatican Square when Bubba says, "This will never work. I can't catch the Pope's eye among all these people. Tell you what, I know all the guards, I'll just go on upstairs and I'll come out on the balcony with the Pope."
And he disappears into the crowd headed toward the Vatican. Sure enough, half an hour later Bubba emerges with the Pope on the balcony.
But by the time Bubba returns, he finds that his boss has had a heart attack and is surrounded by paramedics. Working his way to his boss' side, Bubba asks him, "What happened?"
His boss looks up and says, "Well, Bubba, I was doing just fine until you and the Pope came out on the balcony and the man next to me poked me in the ribs and asked me, 'Hey, who's that on the balcony with Bubba?'"