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Bris Humor


Comics have an easy mark when they poke fun of intimate things.  


We are already squirming a bit, so laughter is a relief from the discomfort... even when the joke isn't that good. That said, there are great jokes, TV episodes and stories that involve our ancient ritual. Rabbi Glantz definitely has some favorites which he might share with you.

Ok, if you really need something punny - a definition of circumvent (n.), the opening in boxer shorts worn by Jewish men. is compiling a list of every TV reference and to update it with each new one. Of course, there are plenty of movies that have included the ritual, most recently on the silly Ricky Stanicky movie starring Zach Efron and John Cena.


Feel free to e-mail additions to to this partial list of just the ones I have seen.


M*A*S*H The General Flipped at Dawn

Episode 49 Season 3 First Aired: Tuesday, September 10, 1974

Saturday Night Live: 1977

The Royal Deluxe II

A Bris in the back of a luxury car,

The mohel says: What a ride, a perfect cut, every time!! Gilda Radner z"l played the mom.


Cheers: For Real Men Only

Episode 176 Season 8 First Aired: Thursday, November 16, 1989


Thirtysomething Prelude to a Bris

Episode 63 Season 4 First Aired: Saturday, September 22, 1990


Seinfeld The Bris

Episode 69 Season 5 First Aired: Thursday, October 14, 1993

Nanny "The Unkindest Cut"

Episode 11 Season 3: first broadcast November 17, 1993

Early Edition: A Bris is Just a Bris

Episode 33 Season 2 First Aired: Saturday, December 20, 1997


South Park: Ike's Wee Wee

Episode 4 Season 2 First aired: Wednesday, May 27, 1998


Weeds: A Distinctive Horn

Season 5, Episode 8, First Aired: July 27, 2009

Red Oaks: The Bris

Season 2, Episode 4, First aired Nov 11, 2016

Marvelous Mrs. Maisels

Season 3, Episode 7, First aired Dec 6, 2019



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