Yo Mama Showdown and Other Rejected Games

As most of you know, our website has a huge collection of free game ideas for youth ministry. Many of these are submitted by youth workers around the world, screened, and added by us.

Have you ever wondered what the reject pile looks like?

We receive new game submissions almost daily. 50% of them are games we already have on our site. 30% just don’t make the cut. 10% are ludicrous… and we use that remaining 10% that are good.

The ludicrous category can be pretty funny. Years ago I shared a hilarious idea submitted from New Zealand that will make your insurance agent crease his seat! I’ll let you use the link to read it… but the title of the game is: Fireball Soccer.  I even posted a funny response from another Kiwi who actually played the game, only getting mild burns. I used that as an opportunity to create a hypothetical Top 10 list of games that your insurance won’t cover. Then a couple years later, in the aftermath of the WORLD Magazine’s rediculous thrashing of our website, I shared some other hilarious game additions and submissions.

This week we received another submission that won’t make our page- for obvious reasons… but a funny idea none-the-less. The idea is called the Yo Mamma Joke Showdown.

Yo Mama Jokes Showdown
Choose 2 volunteers to play who are ‘good at telling jokes’.  Have both volunteers leave the room for 2-3 minutes.  During that time each contestant will be given a sheet of written ‘Yo Mamma’ jokes.  Contestants will study sheets preparing for the showdown.  Once contestants are called back in, they will get up on stage and take turns telling ‘Yo Mama’ jokes. The first person who runs out of jokes loses.  The last one standing gets a prize.  I used the game as an intro to a teaching on the power of our words.

Yo mama so fat when her beeper goes off, people think she’s backing up.
Yo mama so fat she went to the movies and sat next to everyone.
Yo mama so fat last time she went to the beach people started running around yelling ‘Free Willy’.
Yo mama so fat that if you stand on her belly your ears pop!
Yo mama so fat she had to go to Sea World to get baptized.
Yo mama so fat she’s gotta iron her pants in the driveway.
Yo mama so fat she put on her lipstick with a paint-roller.
Yo mama so fat when she wears a yellow shirt, people start callin “Taxi!”
Yo mama so fat she goes to a restaurant looks at the menu and says “okay!”
Yo mama so fat she fell in love and broke it.
Yo mama so fat when she gets on the scale it says, ‘not for livestock’.
Yo mama so fat her neck looks like a pair of hot dogs!
Yo mama so fat she’s got her own area code!
Yo mama so fat that her senior picture had to be taken from a helicopter!
Yo mama so fat the animals at the zoo feed her.
Yo mama so fat they use the elastic in her underwear for bungee jumping.
Yo mama so ugly when she joined an ugly contest, they said “Sorry, no professionals.”
Yo mama so ugly the government moved Halloween to her birthday.
Yo mama so fat that when she heard it was chilly outside, she ran into the backyard with a spoon.
Yo mama so fat that she sat on a Nintendo Gamecube and it turned into a gameboy.
Yo mama so fat she fell into the Grand Canyon….and got stuck!
Yo mama’s so ugly when I took her to the zoo they said, “Thanks for bringin’ back our lost chimp!”
Yo mama’s is so fat she they had to make her car out of spandex.
Yo mama’s so fat she sweats mayonnaise!
Yo mama’s so fat, her belly button has an echo.
Yo mama’s so fat, when she wore a red sweater all of the kids pointed at her and said, “It’s the Kool-Aid Man!!!!”.
Yo mama’s so fat, that she has to put her belt on with a boomerang…

Hmmmmmmm.

About Jonathan McKee

president of The Source for Youth Ministry, is the author of over twenty books including the brand new If I Had a Parenting Do Over, 52 Ways to Connect with Your Smartphone Obsessed Kid; Sex Matters; The Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket; and youth ministry books like Ministry By Teenagers; Connect; and the 10-Minute Talks series. He has over 20 years youth ministry experience and speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers and parents on his websites, TheSource4YM.com and TheSource4Parents.com. You can follow Jonathan on his blog, getting a regular dose of youth culture and parenting help. Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.
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4 Responses to Yo Mama Showdown and Other Rejected Games

  1. Jonathan says:

    OK, I don’t mind looking stupid . . .

    Tell me some of the obvious reasons you wouldn’t use this one.

    🙂

    Thanks

  2. Good question Jonathan- cool name by the way!

    This game is cultural. I worked with a group of kids where the “Yo Momma is so Fat…” was huge (no pun intended) and the kids used those jokes all the time. In this particular culture, these jokes were almost as common as drinking coffee. I’ve seen youth workers, especially those on a campus setting, use games like this successfully.

    As funny and even relevant as this game might be, I chose not to use a game like this that is focused on putting others down. I think it emphasises the negative. My role in ministry was always to be loving and encouraging. Even thought this form of joking is casual in many cultures… I didn’t want to open the door to allowing kids to slam on eachother publically.

    As for posting this game on the site? Most people in other cultures wouldn’t understand this game at all. “Insult each other? And that’s fun?” Trust me… I would have received a million emails!!!!!

  3. Deryck says:

    THOSE WERE SUPER!!!…NA I DONT TALK LIKE THAT THOSE WERE PRETTY COOL.THE MAIN ONES I LIKED WERE THE….YO MOMMA SO FAT THAT SHE FELL INTO THE GRANDCANYON AND GOT STUCK……HERES A FEW YOU NEED TO POST…YO MOMMA IS SO UGLY INSTEAD OF CALLING IT HALLOWEEN THEY CHANGED IT TO YO…MOMMA…WEEN SO YA THOSE JOKES WERE PRETTY COOL.AND JUST BECAUSE IM 15 DONT JUDGE ME….U R SO BLACK U MAKE WESLEY SNIPES LOOK WHITE….PEASE………SUPER FRESH……OUT…

  4. Tonya Berry says:

    No, not a good game to use but LTIC anyways (laughed till I cried) about the jokes just because they’re messed up…..

    …..and by the way, your momma’s hair’s so short she rolls it on toothpicks.

    LTIC!