What is the meaning behind J3L2404?

I feel silly for not understanding the joke behind this license plate joke from the movie, ‘FARGO’? Can someone explain this? It’s supposed to be a personalized license plate for someone who cannot afford his own. Please don’t make fun

Answer 1

“Did you hear the one about the guy who was too poor to get personalized plates so he changed his name to J3L2404?”

I am assuming that J3L2404 was the license plate number he was given by the BMV. He couldn’t afford to get a personalized plate with his name so he changed his name to J3L2404. So his name would match his plate number, therefore it would be a “personalized plate”. Kind of hard to explain, hope that makes sense..lol.

Answer 2

Yeah, you can’t afford the vanity plate, so you change your name to match the random letters and numbers the DMV gave you.

Silly joke. Nothing too deep here.

Leave a Comment