Who Invented Yo Mama Jokes And When

Yo Momma is an American television show based upon insulting one’s mother. Creators, executive producers and hosts are Wilmer Valderrama, along with Sam Sarpong (Seasons 1 and 2), Jason Everhart and Destiny Lightsy. The show was produced from April 2006 to December 2007, and, as the title suggests, used “yo momma” jokes; many episodes featured guest appearances from rappers.

The first-known “Yo Mama” joke occurred in 3500 BCE. According to The Huffington Post, researchers in Babylon found a tablet that featured a few fairly inappropriate jokes revolving around beer, death and mothers. Since the tablet is so old that it’s hard to read, perfectly translating the joke about the mother is difficult, but it says, “…of your mother is by the one who has intercourse with her. What or who is it?”

It’s supposed to describe a riddle, but it doesn’t exactly make sense to anyone in the modern day. Nevertheless, it does count as the world’s first “Yo Mama” joke.

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