After a long wait and a fierce but friendly competition, the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards have announced their finalists. And the photos are so good, they’re bound to make your day brighter.

One of the founders of the Awards, Tom Sullam, told Bored Panda that the competition exists to recognize great photography and pictures of wild animals that make us snort into our cups of tea. The competition also aims to raise awareness about conservation through a humorous, upbeat, and positive association with these animals.

Read on for our full interview with Tom about the competition’s 6th year, scroll down to check out the finalists, upvote your fave photos, and let us know in the comments which picture you’d pick as your winner. Speaking of those, keep an eye out for the winners on October 22! And have a peek at last year’s finalists here and winners here.

More info: ComedyWildlifePhoto.com | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

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glowworm2
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4 months ago

Is that sea turtle flippering us off?

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photobomb level 999

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This is adorable! Like something out of a cartoon!

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“We strongly believe humor and positivity have a major role to play in building awareness, interest, and eventually action towards protecting the animals that live on this planet,” Tom said. “Over the years, the competition has focused more and more on the conservation, working with the Born Free Foundation and promoting conservation efforts around the world.”

He continued: “We, without being too preachy, want to get you all, and ourselves, to behave a tiny bit differently towards the world we live in. The smallest effort achieved towards conservation is better than the biggest effort never started!”

Tom was ecstatic about how well this year's competition was turning out. “We expected this year to be a little bit tricky as a result of COVID restrictions. But quite sensationally and against all better judgment, we received the highest number of entries ever, over 7,000—and the standard across the board has gone up incredibly,” Tom shared.

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Katy McMouse
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4 months ago

O sooolo mio.

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Eva the Egg
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4 months ago

What a rebel!

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Eva the Egg
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4 months ago

Thats adorable. Looks at that happy smile on the baby elephant's face!

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“It has been such a positive response and such an upbeat process to be part of when so many things in 2020 have been so miserable/depressing/disappointing!”

Tom said that the images coming in at such a high volume have kept his and his team’s spirits up and he hopes they’ll do the same for all of us.

“Choosing the finalists was basically an impossible task, our initial shortlist was over 400, which is three times more than it has ever been. If ever there was a year when many could have won this was it and we genuinely feel terribly sorry for those that we couldn't get into the final 44 (which should have been 40 but we just couldn't reject the other 4).”

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N G
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4 months ago

Well at least you can't see his nuts

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N G
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4 months ago

"Hello, my name's Dory. I'm a fish"

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Katy McMouse
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4 months ago

And he thought his keto diet was going so well...

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glowworm2
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4 months ago

"Hey, Phil? Are you gonna share?"

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Eva the Egg
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4 months ago

Wait guys... I think im gonna hurl!

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William Teach
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4 months ago

Mom, not in front of the other kids.

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SoozeeQ
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4 months ago (edited)

And then, Mr Robin Hood, the Sheriff of Nottingham stole our last coin out of the Poor Box!

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Antonia
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4 months ago

Let me think about that for a minute

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Jean Shultz
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4 months ago

Now hold on......who did what???

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postboredom
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4 months ago

this old age *scratch* is getting to *scratch* me

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SoozeeQ
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4 months ago

Ah, solitude.

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Eva the Egg
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4 months ago

No honey, You were supposed to jump on the count of three!

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SoozeeQ
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4 months ago

Azure Damselfly in the lesser practised game of 'Hide and See'.

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postboredom
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4 months ago

they are hiding something.....

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Fernleaf6505
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4 months ago

who are they gossiping about? hmm...

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Bob Belcher
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4 months ago

Then I told Keesha that Monica's boyfriend Brad's friend Joey said to Nicole...

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Fernleaf6505
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4 months ago

parent-child bonding 💜

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postboredom
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4 months ago

younger siblings, right?

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Eva the Egg
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4 months ago

We come in peace.

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Fernleaf6505
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4 months ago

i saw someone mention my name. fish?

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postboredom
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4 months ago

no more school!!

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Francis
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4 months ago

when you stumble across your trunk

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glowworm2
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4 months ago

"Man, I knew I shouldn't have mixed those Kellogg's' Frosted Flakes with the generic store brand ones!"

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Antonia
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4 months ago

sst, don't tell

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Amsterdude
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4 months ago

When you already busted your nut but she keeps on going

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Paige Box
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4 months ago

I can tell he has kids...poor guy

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Fernleaf6505
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4 months ago

"Oppa gagnam style~~"

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Eva the Egg
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4 months ago

Heyyyyy.... is that Rose?

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postboredom
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4 months ago

quick, quick....take the cookies and move...!

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SoozeeQ
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4 months ago

Hot...hot...hot...hot...hot...hot!

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postboredom
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4 months ago

dangit ! I dropped my phone again!

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glowworm2
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4 months ago

Monkey motor gang!

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postboredom
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4 months ago

sneak attack !!

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Bob Belcher
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4 months ago

OMG! (Like how the bird says it in the Angry Birds movie).

Ashley Maurer
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4 months ago

Ohhhhhhh myyyyyyy gawwwwwwwd!

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MN “MN Female” Female
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4 months ago

That is some serious side eye going on here!

Diana Dodd
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4 months ago

Thanks ... hadn’t seen that! she’s just daring him!!!

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Crissy Brandt
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4 months ago

She really needs the quarantine to be over and for Larry to go back to the office.

CORLEONE
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4 months ago

Honey, what time is my dentist appointment today?

Ellen Daniels
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4 months ago

Jimmy Durante & wife, courting.

Panda Kicki
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4 months ago

Morning breath.?

Kim Page
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4 months ago

Your breath Dude...honestly!

Pandola
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4 months ago

she is definitely flirting with this big male, look at her provocative gaze

Jeff Paris
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4 months ago

"Your Jimmy Durante impression is so last century, Karl!"

Gustave Segschneider
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4 months ago

Sneaky male aye? I thought I told you BLEHHHHHHH!!

Teresa Wong
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4 months ago

Man you sure could use a good mouthwash

Mr. Bean
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4 months ago

" wow those are some yellow teeth and bad breath*

Claudia
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4 months ago

Don't you dare Harry.....

Freya the Wanderer
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4 months ago

When your husband tells a joke you've heard a hundred times but you have to pretend you still think it's funny.

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Connie Muse
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4 months ago

Look what I can do!

BusLady
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4 months ago

Just a couple of logs, with faces.

Drew Swirczek
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3 months ago

when mom gives you a lecture

Larkyn Blue
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3 months ago

necklesness be like

Grayshine
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4 months ago

"Hey Fattie" "you're one to talk, look at that nose"

Dorothy Schmidt
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4 months ago

Stop sticking your nose in my business.

Pete Sacker
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4 months ago

Before Bored Panda got at these pictures they had titles and credited the photographers. Why have you lost these? This one is called "I had to stay late at work" and other information that should have been included: "Chubut, Argentina ‘South sea elephant in Patagonia (Isla Escondida) They adopt very curious gestures!’ Photograph: Luis Burgue/CWPAs 2020

Lynn Burt
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4 months ago

Love Is Blind

Amanda Ashton
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4 months ago

cant you see I'm trying to sleep here bugger off.

Sheri O'Sullivan
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4 months ago

Come on, Honey, not tonight. I'm tired!

Angela Ismond
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4 months ago

I swear ta god Marcy, they cut it right off and put it on my face!

Ben Steinberg
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4 months ago

"Hey baby, you up for a splash in the gene pool?"

Wendy Dyson
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4 months ago

She thinks her hubby is gorgeous and handsome and adorable!

NWB
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4 months ago

She is not interested mate!

Rachel Eldred
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4 months ago

Geoff did you have Caesar salad for lunch??

Noddy
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4 months ago

God thomass .. get a mint or something ..

Josephina Napay-kilroy
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4 months ago

A face only a mother can love, and she could be jiving too😁

Alex Grosdanofski
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4 months ago

I love nature and photography, but damn these things are fugly, no wonder the WWF doesn't use them in their logo lol!

Lisa Shelton
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3 months ago

Hey buddy. How ya doooin'?

Elijah Westreich
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3 months ago

do you know Squidward

Dons Hainsworth
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3 months ago

Dude. You so need a breath mint!!! Just saying...

Stormy Ashes
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4 months ago

Trying to impress the ladies, I see?

sharron lynn parsons
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4 months ago

Love is in the air !!!

Steve Cruz
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4 months ago

"We should have moisturized more."

Laura Crawley
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4 months ago

Need a tic tac dude

Viv Hart
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4 months ago

How 'bout a cuddle, doll?

KIANA CAFFERY
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4 months ago

haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay bro

Beth Morowitz
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4 months ago

He does nothing for me

Carmen Anderson
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4 months ago

If you do it again grrr ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

June Galloway
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4 months ago

George, you need to use the mouth wash I got you.

Margie Tommer
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4 months ago

Not tonight dear, I have a headache

Toni Ferchak
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4 months ago

" So you say ... "

Elyce M. Benham
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4 months ago

How ‘bout a little boddie-o-doo Gladys?

Maureen Peters
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4 months ago

Love you!

Lelly Taffyn
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4 months ago

Will you kiss me now please ?

Berna
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4 months ago

Now look here darling.....

Ann Zeise
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4 months ago

Mansplaining.

Spring Fisk
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4 months ago

When your husband makes a stupid joke

Skippy Flink
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4 months ago

How's a bit of a cuddle, baby

Mya Lugar
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4 months ago

I loves ya just as much now as I ever did Ethel.

Jaybird3939
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4 months ago

Dude, chew some gum!

Susan Miller
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4 months ago

She's thinking "Man, this dude has really bad FISH breath!"

Brandi VanSteenwyk
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4 months ago

Jimmy Durante has come back... Rocking another meaning of sloshed.

Caroline Overill
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4 months ago

George you have got to change your toothpaste

Elizabeth Butler
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4 months ago

She doesn't believe his bullshit for a moment, even

Cynthia Marrs
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4 months ago

Ewwww Bad breath.

Sam Cook
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4 months ago

"Your breath stinks, Mom."

Ro Mer
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4 months ago

Man, your breath 🤢

Toni Carroll
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4 months ago

Listen buddy, brush your teeth, really!

Lorena Magee
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4 months ago

Bbuuuurrrrrpppppp!!! Say excuse me frank!

Loraine D.G. MacGinness
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4 months ago

It's not that funny !

JJM
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4 months ago

and the fish was this big................

Paula Duduță
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4 months ago

Wow! Wash your teeth, dude!

Ginny Swart
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4 months ago

Look at the expression on her fcee! He's saying something suggestive but what?

Jane Campbell
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4 months ago

Hey big boy, want a good time?

Donald Holder
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4 months ago

I AM NOT MAD!

Cybele Spanjaard
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4 months ago

Are you sure you want to?

Laila Hernandez
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4 months ago

lookit my nose you fool!

Deson
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4 months ago

Back in my day ...

ANNIKAH MARTINEZ
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4 months ago

bro what's wrong with your nose

Dorothy Cloud
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4 months ago

She finds him funny!

MERCI LANGSTON
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4 months ago

When someone tries to talk around you.

Christopher Cressey
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4 months ago

Dude, when's the last time you brushed your teeth?

TS Rhodes
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4 months ago

Honey, your BREATH...

Nadine Bamberger
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4 months ago

Dude, you need to floss harder.

Mildred Thompson
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4 months ago

Just a little kiss?

Elizabeth McCartney
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4 months ago

..And you know you are the most beautiful...

Morgan Shawyer
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4 months ago

Kid "I don't want to go fishing now, I want to SLEEP!" Old man "I don't care boy, get in the water."

Edward Hara
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4 months ago

Jimmy Durante got reincarnated.

Lisa Lenox
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4 months ago

*He could have brushed...*

Boopie Dew
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4 months ago

My nose is the perfect size for my face and body type. Body positive, I tell ya thats my happy secret.

Patricia Bennett
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4 months ago

I’ve got a real bad tooth problem and yes I have a seals bad breath 😷

FireStone Beware
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4 months ago

Can you not bro

Anne Broadhurst
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4 months ago

Don't you give me the evil eye!

Elizabeth Gardner
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4 months ago

As I was saying, you happy with that?

Kika González
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4 months ago

Hey hey heeeeeey. . Are you awake? I am now

CharliAnn Olney
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4 months ago

Now you're just showing off, Fred!

Ruth Dyke
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4 months ago

You are so handsome.

Tamera Gardner
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4 months ago

“Yeah I bet you own a yacht!”

Penny Dove
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4 months ago

Looks like Jimmy Durante is flirting with the ladies again and this one is flirting back.

Diana Roitman
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4 months ago

Love the "side eye".

Erin Presley-Froemke
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4 months ago

Darling, you need a tic tac!

Debbie O'Brien
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4 months ago

whatever dude!

Colin Martin
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4 months ago

how youuu doin?

Laura Libby May
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4 months ago

And den I says to her...I says, Ethel....

Jean Thompson
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4 months ago

phew, your breath smells of fish!!

Nick Buller
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4 months ago

Bruh shut up- NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Carolyn Legg
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4 months ago

What do you want?

Onion rings like to make your breath smelly
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4 months ago

dad jokes

Mildred Thompson
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4 months ago

Go back to sleep - its too early!

Marlene Ricker
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4 months ago

She looks quite skeptical about whatever he's saying.

Trudy Brodsky
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4 months ago

Hey! Time for waffles, Sweetie!

Bonnie Hsia
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4 months ago

OMG! Stan, that morning breath...!

Pepper Pots
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4 months ago

reminds me of my uncle and aunt

Mumof1
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4 months ago

God, this guy's boring.

Sabrina Fisher
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4 months ago

hey how you doing lil mama let me whisper in your ear

Donna Leske
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4 months ago

"Say hey, good lookin' Whatcha got cookin'? How's about cookin' somethin' up with me? Hey, sweet baby Don't you think maybe We could find us a brand new recipe?"

Bacony Cakes
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4 months ago

Who turned Watto and Galactic Nova into seals?

Ken Schubert
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4 months ago

Dude! Onions and garlic?

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postboredom
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4 months ago

I am the champion, I am the chimp-ion

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Katy McMouse
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4 months ago

Kinda has the "World's most interesting primate" shtick going on.

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NanZ
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4 months ago

I wouldn't do that if I were you!!

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SoozeeQ
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4 months ago

Don't look now, but HE'S RIGHT BEHIND YOU!!!!

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