There's something about vanity license plates that can cause a severe case of an eye roll. This person refuses to make do with a random assortment of letters and numbers like the rest of us and insists on making a statement. With funny car plates. "Oh, look at me, everybody!"

Well, not always. While some use the custom license plate opportunity to promote themselves, their wealth, and the lack of a good sense of humor, others take advantage of this tiny piece of advertising real-estate to make us laugh. Because on a long drive, any portion of entertainment on the roads should be welcomed, shouldn't it?

While the DMV and other automobile authorities try to keep things civilized and take the fun out of vanity plates, these people have found a way regardless. From best puns and Pokemon to even getting their puppy involved, this list compiled by Bored Panda is the very best of funny license plate creativity!

Scroll down below to check these glorious license plate ideas out for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!

#1

This Is The Best License Plate I’ve Seen Yet

This Is The Best License Plate I’ve Seen Yet

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Every vehicle has to display a license plate, but how much do you really know about them? Well, strap in and get ready for a treat, because we are about to hit you with some absolutely scintillating vehicle registration facts!

In the U.S., New York was the first state to require that vehicles display a license plate, doing so in 1901. However, Massachusetts was the first state to have state-issued plates, issuing them in 1903. Before New York created state-issued plates, drivers had to make their own which they did by writing their initials on a vehicle-identifying tag.

The very first state-issued license plate in Massachusetts was short and sweet, reading simply “1.” It was registered to a guy named Frederick Tudor, and a member of his family still holds an active registration on the cool license plate today!

#2

Tops My Interesting License Plate List

Tops My Interesting License Plate List

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DforDorothy
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Fun fact- Pennsylvania almost got named Transylvania 😉

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According to the blog Chrysler Capital, the first state-issued license plates were made of iron covered with porcelain enamel. "Delaware still offers a porcelain plate and is the only state to continue to do so. The starting fee for the porcelain version is $110."

"Because the fragility of the porcelain plates made them impractical, manufacturers experimented with replacement materials such as cardboard, leather and even pressed soybeans."

#4

The License Plate On This Hearse

The License Plate On This Hearse

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Alex
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Do you ever think when a hearse goes by that you may be the next to die?

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#5

I Was At The Right Place At The Right Time...

I Was At The Right Place At The Right Time...

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Bill
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A lemon on wheels but I still want one

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Idaho was the first state to manufacture license plates with a graphic on them in 1928. Fittingly for Idaho, the graphic was a potato.

Soon after, Pennsylvania produced the first personalized license plate in 1931. According to licenseplates.tv, "As Americans became more prosperous, custom or official vanity license plates became very popular."

"The increased fees for custom, personalized or vanity official license plates have earned the states hundreds of millions of dollars and a great source of tax revenue for education (colleges), wildlife conservation and other projects."

#7

This Car Cut Me Off. I Was Mad Until I Looked At Their License Plate

This Car Cut Me Off. I Was Mad Until I Looked At Their License Plate

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Smerv
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There's two kind of people (escuzme and muahaha)

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Today, all but three states make use of the cheap labor supplied by correctional facilities to produce their license plates. Alaska, Hawaii and Oregon are the exceptions, contracting privately-owned manufacturers to produce their state-issued plates.

Vehicles owned by the United States Postal Service do not require license plates, and don't display them.

Finally, all 50 states allow the use of vanity plates. Out of the 50, Virginia has the highest percentage of custom plates, followed by New Hampshire and Illinois. At the other end of the scale, Texas has the lowest use of custom plates. What does that say about these states?

#13

I Thought This Was Clever

I Thought This Was Clever

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#14

My Friend Posted This On Facebook This Morning. Driver Said She Was Eating Cereal And It Fell In Her Lap

My Friend Posted This On Facebook This Morning. Driver Said She Was Eating Cereal And It Fell In Her Lap

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#15

Hey Officer, I Want To Report A Hit'n Run. Ok, What Color Was The Car? Uhm, Red, Green Blue. Ok.. Did You Get The License Plate? Yeah, It Was Color Blind!

Hey Officer, I Want To Report A Hit'n Run. Ok, What Color Was The Car? Uhm, Red, Green Blue. Ok.. Did You Get The License Plate? Yeah, It Was Color Blind!

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#16

A Yellow Ferrari With “Pikachu” License Plate In Hong Kong

A Yellow Ferrari With “Pikachu” License Plate In Hong Kong

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#17

Norway Finally Got Personalized Licensed Plates. Driving In Oslo Today Found This One For A Driving School - Complete With Student Driver

Norway Finally Got Personalized Licensed Plates. Driving In Oslo Today Found This One For A Driving School - Complete With Student Driver

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BrokenFlame
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

living life in the life of the life of a noob its fun for everyone!

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#18

The License Plate On This Tesla

The License Plate On This Tesla

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Constantin George-Florin
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It would be funny if it were powered by solar panels alone. But as long as electricity comes from non-renewable sources...

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#19

Best Handicap License Plate Ever

Best Handicap License Plate Ever

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#20

This License Plate I Found Today

This License Plate I Found Today

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#21

Saw This License Plate Yesterday

Saw This License Plate Yesterday

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engineer_nope.avi
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Tbh, this car is still easier too understand and solve than the actual item

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#22

This Is Roger My UPS Driver. He Stopped By On His Day Off And We Saw His License Plate

This Is Roger My UPS Driver. He Stopped By On His Day Off And We Saw His License Plate

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#23

The License Plate On This Drain Cleaning Van

The License Plate On This Drain Cleaning Van

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#24

Best License Plate Ever?

Best License Plate Ever?

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Bill
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

One of my buddies from the military gave his son the middle name of "Corvette" in honor of the car he had to sell when he got his girlfriend pregnant

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#26

Caught Me Taking The Pic, Well Played

Caught Me Taking The Pic, Well Played

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#28

The Most Canadian License Plate I've Ever Seen

The Most Canadian License Plate I've Ever Seen

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#30

This Persons License Plate Is The Hex Code For The Exact Shade Of Blue Their Car Is

This Persons License Plate Is The Hex Code For The Exact Shade Of Blue Their Car Is

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Paola Martz
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's cool and all, but I kinda bothers me that is not centered 🤪

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