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The Best Jokes About Groundhog Day Being Our Current Reality

“It's not Groundhog Day. It's Groundhog Year.”

Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Inner Circle Members Jason Gursky and official handler, AJ Dereume and Punxsutawney Phil, the weather-predicting groundhog, work a Zoom call with schoolchildren in hundreds of schools throughout the United States on February 1, 2021 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania | Getty Images
Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Inner Circle Members Jason Gursky and official handler, AJ Dereume and Punxsutawney Phil, the weather-predicting groundhog, work a Zoom call with schoolchildren in hundreds of schools throughout the United States on February 1, 2021 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania | Getty Images

Groundhog Day arrived, as it always does, on February 2, with a rodent named Punxsutawney Phil being pried from the ground and displayed on national television to predict the upcoming weather. This year, Phil predicted there will be six more weeks of winter. Not cool, Phil.

Odd American tradition aside, the internet typically references the popular 1993 film “Groundhog Day” during this annual ritual. The movie follows a man played by Bill Murray who keeps reliving the same day over and over again (Sound familiar?). But this year, the jokes took a bleak and prescient turn, as many people recognized that we’ve been living our own version of “Groundhog Day” because of the COVID-19 pandemic — which has forced people to stay inside and away from other people for nearly a year.   

So bring on the cold weather, Phil; what day even is it? We literally haven’t gone anywhere. 

Here are some of the funniest (and maybe saddest) jokes:

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