Why is Peter Pan always flying?

Q: Why is Peter Pan always flying?
A: Because he never lands.

This is an example of anti-humor. The setup indicates to the listener that a joke is being told. however the answer is not in any way humorous (and is also strangely uninformative.) The joke in this case is on the listener because they will probably be disappointed by the answer.

[Edit]
An astute reader pointed out that this is also (and perhaps primarily) an example of a pun. Peter Pan is from Neverland, which is similar sounding to "never lands".
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Comments

  1. I think it's because of Neverland like in the Peter Pan story.

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  2. Oops, there was a pun there that I didn't even notice. I will correct my explanation. Thanks!

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