Der brave Papagei
A fellow buys a parrot, but the parrot's vocabulary is rude at best. The fellow tries to reform his parrot by offering tidbits, shouts, and more, but nothing works.
Frustrated, he throws parrot into the freezer, and can still hear insults for a few minutes. But then there is a sudden silence. Worried that he's broken the bird, he whips open the freezer.
The parrot comes out with wholly changed demeanor. It says: "On reflection, my language has been improper. I intend to change. I beg your pardon."
There's a pause, then the parrot adds, "May I ask what, exactly, the turkey did?