What’s the point of intercollegiate athletics if you can’t laugh at your rival? And, luckily for Arizona fans, ASU provides many opportunities.
Here are the best comedic moments at the expense of that school up north from around the internet. Is your favorite Sun Devil joke missing? Send it in!
In 2009 ASU refused to give President Barack Obama an honorary degree, inspiring The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to put together this all-time classic.
Ned Flanders from The Simpsons knows all about ASU’s high admission rate:
Flanders: Maude, it’s a miracle! The Lord has drowned the wicked and spared the righteous.
Maude: [gasps] Isn’t that Homer Simpson?
Flanders: Looks like heaven’s easier to get into than Arizona State.
Stephen Colbert examines ASU’s prestigious company among online degrees (click here to skip to the good part):
NBC’s 30 Rock touches on the really big lies some parents tell:
American Dad agrees with Mike Stoops about ASU’s junior college status:
Suits from USA Network puts “Arizona State” and “crappy third tier” in the same sentence:
Sometimes even Sun Devils can’t help but laugh at ASU. Devil baseball alum Dustin Pedroia:
Word in question was "validity." RT @DannyKnoblerCBS: Pedroia: "I don't even know what that word is. Arizona State education, bro."
— Zachary Levine (@zacharylevine) October 24, 2013
(Full interview transcript here.)
Q: Why do ASU fans hold up 3 fingers?
A: That’s their rank in the state of Arizona.
Q: Why is the street next to ASU called Mill Avenue?
A: Because Diploma Mill Avenue wouldn’t fit on the sign.
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