This random assortment of skills is the equivalent to those novelty joke shops in malls from the 90s. There doesn’t seem to be much coherence across skills, besides their ability to make people laugh.
I could see something like Billy Bass, or any other silly product that was big in the 90s, making it huge in this category.
Short Bedtime Story by Webguild – 4 out of 5, 3852 ratings, 1019 reviews
Have Alexa tell a short bedtime story, personalized to your name. There are several stories at this time and more are coming.
Random review: Once upon a time there was a brilliant computer programmer He decided to write a skill for me, your Amazon Echo. Matthew called the skill, “Short Bedtime Story”. After only a few short years of hard work, Matthew convinced Amazon to accept the “Short Bedtime Story” skill into their catalog so everybody could play it. The only problem was that so many folks reviewed the skill giving it just one star! Can you imagine? One star! Folks complained that I talk too fast; but there was no way for Matthew to adjust my speaking speed. Another complaint was that the pronouns were wrong for the name even though Matthew programmed 3000 boy’s names and 4000 girl’s names. Matthew decided to write many different stories for folks to play and hoped they would give his skill a bunch of stars. Well now you know my story. Since it is getting late, you may listen to one more Short Bedtime Story and if it’s OK with your dad, you may have a cookie with milk before bed. (5 out of 5)
Meow! by Zhenhua – 4.2 out of 5, 524 ratings, 201 reviews
A virtual cat lives within echo. You can chat with Alexa in cat’s language. Play this with your cat.
Random review: I’m easily entertained by this. The cat couldn’t care less. (5 out of 5)
Flatter Me by gageviola – 4 out of 5, 1919 ratings, 36 reviews
Gets 100 different compliments from Alexa.
Random review: It’s a cute skill, sometimes she says some crazy stuff though… (4 out of 5)
Deez Nuts by cooliotonyio – 4.4 out of 5, 1490 ratings, 36 reviews
Does your life feel incomplete? Do you struggle to find direction and meaning in what you do? Do you feel plagued by feelings of loneliness and isolation in a world that doesn’t care? Well this skill certainly won’t help, but it’ll get you some of Deez Nuts.
Random review: This literally changed my life. I find myself going outside of my house, seeing the sun. I spent a majority of my life locked inside my room — windows closed — looking at dank memes and eating Cheetos — the regular ones, not the spicy ones because they give my explosive diarrhea — and now with this Alexa Skill I find myself leaving the dark Plato’s-Cave that was my room. I’ve seen my family for the first time in years. I’ve realized my puppy Steve passed away due to my negligence. I am jogging now, exercising and getting fit. I feel like nothing can stop me from being a better me. I just want to give every one a taste of Deez Nuts (5 out of 5)
Gordon Ramsay by Ground Control – 4.3 out of 5, 300 ratings, 85 reviews
The Gordon Ramsay skill allows you to invite your favorite chef over for dinner. Just tell Gordon what dish you made, and he’ll give you his best critique. You just better hope your cooking is up to his standards.
Random review: Hilarious ???? no matter what you ask Gordon to try out he always be truthful and honest. Ask him how’s my super bowl party feast and he’s sure to tell you how @&$#ing great it is in his own special way. (5 out of 5)
Magic 8-Ball by BinaryShrub – 4.1 out of 5, 868 ratings, 62 reviews
This is meant to be a fun skill, where you can ask The Magic 8-Ball any yes/no question and it will give you a random response to your answer.
Random review: Does exactly what it is supposed to do, as well as being more handy than carrying a real magic 8 ball around the house with you constantly. (5 out of 5)
Yo Mama Jokes by Franks & Beans – 4.2 out of 5, 1086 ratings, 47 reviews
In the mood for some Yo Mama jokes? Simply ask Alexa and enjoy some of the funniest Yo Momma jokes around.
Random review: The jokes are funny and the skill works well, but how difficult could it really be to load more than five jokes? Seriously someone spent the time figuring out how to make this skill possible, but then only loaded five jokes? After 10 minutes it’s completely pointless! (3 out of 5)
Crazy Fact by Designer – 4.1 out of 5, 254 ratings, 74 reviews
Crazy Fact’ delivers a random, obscure and sometimes hilarious fact.
Random review: Needs to have the audio cue “Alexa, give me a crazy fact” and “Alexa, give me another crazy fact” (4 out of 5)
Fart Sound Jokes by ALPHABETO – 4.2 out of 5, 897 ratings, 41 reviews
These are some fart jokes and sounds. We hope you enjoy them!
Random review: My daughter and I were getting ready for bed and Alexa misheard me when I told her to “open harp sounds” She thought I said fart and started rambling off fart jokes with farting noises and my daughter and I were cracking up so hard!! That was hilarious! Much better than harp sounds!!???????? (5 out of 5)
Smack Talker by Cantelmitron – 4.3 out of 5, 456 ratings, 55 reviews
Smack Talker allows users to have Alexa talk smack in her funny, robot voice. You can ask Smack Talker to speak directly “to” someone, for example, “Tell Smack Talker to speak to John,” and this will grab a random insult and say it to John.
Random review: Had the whole family laughing! (5 out of 5)