10 Things to Say to 'Alexa' That Will Get a Funny Response
We all know that A.I. personal assistants can be quite handy. They can handle mundane tasks like adding an appointment to your calendar or setting a timer. They are also evolving to handle more intricate functions such as controlling home lighting, and adjusting your thermostat.
They also can sync up with your phone, so you can actually ask it to “Call Dad” or “Send a text to Mom." All these tasks are pretty cool but, did you know your Amazon Alexa actually has a sense of humor?
Here are 10 things you can try asking Alexa for a quick laugh:
1. “Alexa, tell me a joke.”
Sometimes her response is corny but they can be quite funny sometimes. She also can be more specific and give you a good “Yo Mama joke” for example.
2. “Alexa, sing Happy Birthday.”
Try that one next time you have a birthday party, the kids think it’s awesome!
3. “Alexa, I am your Father!” ("Star Wars")
You can tell the programmers at Amazon are huge Sci-Fi fans because Alexa says some pretty funny and specific phrases from sci-fi TV shows and movies. The classic line when Darth Vader tells Luke that he’s his father. Alexa responds with Luke’s line “No, that’s not true, that’s impossible!”
4. "Alexa, Tea, Earl Grey, Hot” ("Star Trek The Next Generation")
Captain Picard’s favorite beverage ordered from the ship’s computer. Alexa responds, “I’m sorry, replicators are currently offline” among other quippy answers.
5. “Alexa launch Photon Torpedoes” ("Star Trek")
Alexa will respond with either an excuse why she can’t or she’ll fire a volley using sound effects from the show.
6. “Alexa, Beam me up” ("Star Trek")
Like No. 5, she will respond channeling her best Scotty “At warp speed Captain, the engines won’t take it” otherwise you’ll hear the sound effect.
7. “Alexa, who you gonna call?”
The answer to this one is obvious “Ghostbusters” but, it’s fun to do none the less!
8. “Alexa, can you beatbox?”
You’ll hear a different sequence of sounds each time you ask!
9. “Alexa, I like big butts”
Sir Mix a Lot would be proud and get a chuckle when she answers “You cannot lie. Good, honesty is important.”
10. “Alexa, how high can you count?”
In true Buzz Lightyear form, she answers “To Infinity and Beyond.”
Feel free to experiment with your Alexa, ask her anything you like, you never know what you’ll get out of her. One more thing, Alexa can tell your kids a heck of a bedtime story, too!