Children in Dublin, Cork and Galway tell the jokes popular in their schools.

Especially for 'The Late Late Toy Show', children from schools in Dublin, Cork and Dublin are filmed telling a selection of jokes. Presenter Gay Byrne introduces the footage with trepidation,

You know the way when kids in school start telling jokes, nothing and nobody is sacred.

He has reason to be worried as one pupil from St Patrick's Girls' National School, Hollypark in Dublin has a repertoire of Gay Byrne jokes.

Other children follow more traditional comedic lines recounting 'Doctor Doctor' and Kerryman jokes. Some jokes are short and sweet, while others depend on a lengthy build-up to reach the punchline.

'The Late Late Toy Show’ began in the early 1970s as a half-hour slot at the end of ‘The Late Late Show’, designed to give parents an idea of what toys were in the shops for Christmas while their children were supposed to be asleep in bed. It soon became a one-night show in its own right, complete with children toy-testers and performers.

‘The Late Late Show’ was first presented by Gay Byrne. Pat Kenny replaced Gay Byrne as the presenter in 1999 and remained in that position for 10 years. Presenter Ryan Tubridy took over in 2009.

This episode of ‘ The Late Late Toy Show’ was broadcast on 7 December 1990. The presenter is Gay Byrne.