In just one more sleep, Orange is the New Black Season 3 will be on Netflix to fulfill all of your streaming dreams. While you are waiting to see how Piper and Alex's relationship plays out or what Suzanne will be up to this season, why not take a look back at some of the show's best in-jokes to date? For a prison show, OITNB is one of the funniest shows out there and its sense of humor is so uniquely suited to the show it hurts (in the best way possible). There is simply nothing else like it. As a result, fans of the show are privy to some epic inside jokes.
Do your non-OITNB watching friends know about the chicken or the pie? That sentence probably looks like gobbledygook to them, but because you have watched every episode at least four times, you are totally in on the jokes. From kitchen protocol to instantly iconic one-liners, there are so many hilarious OITNB jokes, it is hard to narrow the list down to just 11. It had to be done though, so without further adieu here are the funniest things only OITNB fans will understand — and if you need a way to convince your friends to watch be sure to share your favorite laugh out-loud moment with them. They will thank you for it later.
1. The Chicken
Ah, the mythical chicken... that turned out not to be mythical. The chicken is a perfect example of how OITNB can be both funny and painful. On the one hand, watching Piper spend all of her free time trying to track down the smartest chicken in the world was hilarious, on the other, it was a sad commentary on the inmates' desire to be able to come and go as they please. Also this: "Eat the chicken. Absorb its power."
2. Calling Someone "Dandelion"
Is it a term of endearment, a way to terrify the new girl, or both? You'll only know if you're a fan.
3. "I Threw My Pie For You!"
Because some things are sacred, guys.
4. Tacos = Hope
Remember, no matter how bad things are now, taco night is coming and no one can take that away from you unless Red changes the menu.
5. "So a Penguin and a Farmer Walk Into a Bar..."
Well, he's not an eggplant. Great non-joke or greatest non-joke?
6. Vanilla & Chocolate Swirl
There is not an OITNB fan on the planet who can hear the words "chocolate" and "vanilla" in the same sentence without laughing.
7. Nobody Messes With Harry Potter
Nobody steps on Harry Potter. Now, if you need a footstool go get Ulysses because Taystee will be the first one to tell you no one needs all that rambling.
8. The Perfect Comeback When Someone Blames Your Mood on Your Period
Preach, Piper. This flawless smackdown is memorable, funny, and endlessly useful.
9. The Truth About A Fault in Our Stars
The next time someone recommends you read the utra-depressing book about teenagers with cancer, remember Vee's wise words. "I don't know why the sick f*** wanted to write about this."
10. The Wisdom of Knowing About the Female Anatomy
Yes, there are two holes.
11. Don't Call Me Taylor Swift
Prison can really wear a woman down, but nothing will break her like being called Taylor Swift.
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