Bubba and Bobby Earl chartered a plane to drop them off in the wilds of Alaska for a week of caribou hunting, just as they had the year before.
When the plane returned, Bubba exclaimed joyfully to the pilot, “We had a great hunting trip! We bagged four caribou!”
The pilot regretfully explained, “Unfortunately, we can’t take off with the weight of four caribou. You’ll have to leave two behind.”
Bubba and Bobby Earl were outraged. “Our pilot last year tried to pull the same bull on us, and we took off just fine! We ain’t leaving here without all four caribou,” Bobby Earl insisted.
The pilot finally relented, and the plane lumbered down the dirt landing strip with the three of them and their four caribou. They managed to get airborne just before they ran out of runway, but in a few minutes they were in the air, the pilot was struggling to gain altitude and clear the mountain just ahead.
Despite his best efforts, they were unable to clear the peak, and the overloaded plane crashed.
Wearily arising from the wreckage, Bubba looked at Bobby Earl and wheezed, “Do you have any idea where we are?”
Bobby Earl, quite pleased with himself, replied, “Yes, I know exactly where we are! I bet we’re not more than a hundred yards from where we crashed last year!”