The Ancient Joke Police is a government organization that will either censor or seize the content of error messages if they contain ancient, overused jokes. Their first appearance was in Microsoft Sam Reads Funny Windows Errors (S17EP8).

Ironically, it is now considered an ancient joke.

Ancient Jokes

  • The NSA Jail, and jokes involving "The . . . Jail"
  • Mr. Skull and the demotivator CD (sometimes censored by a test bar screen instead)

Other Uses

Just recently, MalachiThornsburgTV used the Ancient Joke Police for an Engrish picture (on his first Engrish episode), the instructions of some kind of food. Whatever it was, it did needed to be censored, and the Engrish according to him was an Ancient Joke.

Mitchell Productions has used this in his Funny Windows Errors series between Season 3 Episodes 5 and 10, initially used to confirm that The Moving Victoria Virus is already an ancient joke. He has decided to completely stop using this in Episode 10 when the agency has seized itself. In his series, the agency covers the error with an overlay with a pattern that says "CENSORED BY THE ANCIENT JOKE POLICE", followed by a text that says this and descends from above. In Season 3 episodes 8 and 10, its agent's voice was FestVox and Flite AWB.