Plato, Milton Berle, and Ali — an AI conversation

I told ChatGPT to write a funny, one page argument between Plato, Milton Berle, and Muhammad Ali. I don’t think the material is ready for the Comedy Zone, yet.


Plato: Greetings, Milton Berle and Muhammad Ali. It is an honor to meet both of you.

Milton Berle: The honor is mine, Plato. Your philosophy has influenced countless individuals throughout the ages.

Muhammad Ali: And your comedic talents have brought joy to millions, Milton Berle.

Milton Berle: Thank you, Muhammad Ali. Your own talents as a boxer and public figure have inspired many.

Plato: Yes, Muhammad Ali, your determination and fearlessness in the face of adversity are truly admirable.

Muhammad Ali: Thank you, Plato. But I must say, I find your philosophy a bit outdated.

Plato: Outdated? How so?

Muhammad Ali: Well, for starters, your ideas about the perfect society seem impractical and unrealistic.

Plato: I beg to differ. I believe that a just and fair society is not only possible, but necessary for the well-being of its citizens.

Milton Berle: Hold on, hold on. I think both of you are missing the point. The most important thing is to make people laugh and bring joy to their lives.

Plato: I agree that laughter is important, Milton Berle, but it should not be the only goal of society.

Muhammad Ali: And I agree that a just society is important, Plato, but it should not come at the expense of individual freedom and self-expression.

Milton Berle: Well, I guess we’ll just have to agree to disagree.

Plato: I suppose so. But let us not forget the power of dialogue and the exchange of ideas.

Muhammad Ali: Agreed. We may not always see eye to eye, but the act of coming together and engaging in respectful debate can only serve to improve our understanding of the world and each other.

Milton Berle: And hopefully, along the way, we can crack a few jokes and have a good time.

Plato: Indeed. Laughter truly is the best medicine.

Muhammad Ali: Amen to that.