The 30 Best “Steve Jobs, Bob Hope, and Johnny Cash” Jokes on the Internet

The best way to deal with a joke that's been overdone is to parody it.

Rob Feeby Rob Fee

If you’ve ever stumbled upon a Twitter parody account you’ve probably seen this old joke posted about a million times:

Ten years ago we had Steve Jobs, Bob Hope, and Johnny Cash. Now we have no jobs, no hope, and no cash.

Profound and moving, I know. It has since taken on a life of its own and mocking the overdone joke has become a joke format or a meme in itself. There is even a fake parody account, KattWillFerrell,that does nothing but post different variations of the same joke much to the disapproval of those following who aren’t in on the joke. Here are 30 of the best variations of the not-so classic joke: