An Englishman, Frenchman, Texan, and a Mexican. . . (PG)
An Englishman, Frenchman, Texan, and Mexican are flying on a small plane with their friends. Near the end of the flight, they notice two engines catch fire.
The pilot comes out and says, "One of our engines caught fire, and we need to have three people jump in order to save the rest of the passengers.
The Englishman stands up, yells, "Long live the queen!", and jumps out.
The Frenchman stands up, yells, "Viva la France!", and jumps out.
The Mexican stands up, and looks out of the door, considering jumping, when the Texan pushes him out, and yells, "Remember the Alamo!"
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