Smart speakers can be as entertaining as they are useful. If you need a break after the work of setting up your Google Home, why not try out some of the hilarious phrases built right in?
Just like Alexa’s goofy responses, the following are all phrases you can say to your Google Home for a funny or weird answer. And if you don’t have a Google Home, these all work with the Google Assistant on Android too!
1. “Hey Google, Sing Me a Song”
You might think Google Home’s talents don’t include taking to the musical stage, but you’d be wrong. Ask Google to sing a song, and it will perform a little ditty:
“Yes I can sing
I like to help you, even if it’s strange
So I sing”
It’s not just lyrics, though. This performance includes a little background tune. Google Home is happy to serve, even if it’s putting on a concert for one person. How kind!
2. “OK Google, Clean My Room”
If you can’t afford a robot vacuum, perhaps your Google Home could do a little cleaning for you?
“Let me try *magical noise*
Did anything happen? Sorry, I guess I can’t.”
Unfortunately, it seems the technology just isn’t there yet. Google Home can still play music to help make cleaning more fun, though.
3. “Hey Google, Self-Destruct”
Are you a secret agent who uses your home as a secret base? If so, you might need to escape at any second if enemy agents find you. For that, you can trigger Google Home’s self-destruct protocol:
“Self-destructing in 3, 2, 1
Actually, I think I’ll stick around.”
Oops. Looks like you’ll have to implement your own self-destruction plan if you want to escape without a trace!
4. “OK Google, Are You Married?”
Ever wonder what your Google Home does when it’s not on the clock? Maybe it’s married and has a relationship to focus on.
“I’m focusing on my career right now.”
Oh, that’s a shame. At least it’s happy being single! Google can always try a dating site if it decides it wants to find that special someone.
5. “Hey Google, Do You Speak Morse Code?”
Google Home is available in several languages depending on your region. But can it speak in Morse code too?
“-.– . …
That means “yes.'”
How about that — Google even provides a demonstration! Unfortunately, you can’t ask it to translate a word into Morse code.
6. “OK Google, Do You Have an Imagination?”
Just because Google Home is programmed for certain responses doesn’t mean it can’t think outside the box:
“I’m imagining a house built upside-down.”
Hmm, now that we think about it, how would that work? Kudos to Google Home for making our minds hurt.
7. “Hey Google, I’m Naked”
Giving Google Home a little too much information doesn’t faze it at all. Telling it that you’re wearing nothing other than your birthday suit results in an amusingly straightforward response:
“If you’re going out like that, I can check the weather for you.”
Please, for everyone around you’s sake, don’t go out like that. Put on some clothes.
8. “OK Google, What Do You Think of Alexa?”
Google Home is just one of the smart speakers vying for a spot in your home. Its biggest competitor is Amazon’s Echo, powered by Alexa. So what does Google think of its rival?
“Alexa has such a soothing voice. I like it.”
Hmm, it’s quite cordial. They’ll even have a conversation if you get them together!
9. “Hey Google, All Your Base Are Belong to Us”
One of the best-known gaming memes comes from the 1992 Sega Mega Drive port of the game Zero Wing. The opening is infamous for poorly translated English, including “all your base are belong to us.”
To which Google Home responds:
“For great justice.”
This is a line spoken by the ship’s captain after he’s informed about the status of his base. The response shows that Google knows its gaming culture!
10. “Ok Google, What’s the Best Pickup Line?”
Looking to put the moves on a potential love interest? Perhaps a pick-up line could be your key to breaking the ice. Let Google Home give you some advice:
“You make me feel like a successful Assistant
Because when I’m with you I’ve found what I’m looking for.”
We can’t guarantee any results while using this, so proceed with caution.
11. “Hey Google, Where’s Waldo?”
Everyone knows about Where’s Waldo, a series of puzzle books that challenges you with finding the titular character in various crowded scenes. If you need some help finding Waldo, Google has a guess where he might be:
“He seems to gravitate towards crowded places.
So I’d guess
The Tokyo Summerland Wave Pool.”
If you look up this location, it turns out that it’s known for being one of the most crowded pools in the world. In fact, you probably wouldn’t be able to see Waldo if he was there, because it’s hard to tell that there’s even water in the pool due to all the people.
12. “OK Google, Test”
Want to make sure your Google Home can hear you properly? What’s a more appropriate first check than “test”?
That was weird.”
If this was a real error, it might make our list of annoying things programmers do to users. Even Google doesn’t know what that long series of numbers is for!
13. “Hey Google, Do You Know Clippy?”
Remember Clippy, the intrusive assistant from older versions of Microsoft Office? It was a little animated paper clip who would interject when you were working with “helpful” advice. Even though Clippy was around long before Google Home, it still knows of Clippy’s legacy:
“Clippy? Clippy is legendary.”
You could argue that Clippy was legendary for the wrong reasons, as nobody really misses him. But we all remember his influence.
14. “OK Google, Do You Believe in Santa Claus?”
The magic of Christmas, for many children, involves impatiently waiting for Santa to arrive and bring gifts. What’s Google’s take on the bearded man in a cheery red suit?
“If Santa gave me a present, I wouldn’t ask any questions.”
Hmm… it doesn’t deny Santa’s existence. We’re not counting on Santa bringing a toy for Google Home anytime soon, but who’s to say it couldn’t happen?
15. “Hey Google, What Am I Thinking?”
If Google Home is so intelligent, it should be able to predict your thoughts, right? Well, let’s find out:
If my Google Assistant guesses what I’m thinking I’m going to freak out.”
Well, technically, this is true. Though if you ask Google to guess the number you’re thinking of, it plays a process of elimination game with you and doesn’t know the exact number. So we guess we’ll have to wait a bit longer for the robots to take over.
Which Google Home Responses Make You Laugh?
We’ve looked at 15 different questions and phrases you can say to your Google Home or Google Assistant for fun responses. When you want to take a break from serious work with your smart device, these are the perfect way to goof off for a bit. As Google Assistant improves even more, you can expect more clever responses.
Want to get a Google Home after enjoying these responses? Check out our review of the Google Home and our Google Home guide for total beginners. We’ve also shown how to create your own DIY Google Home with a Raspberry Pi. Finally, since you’re going to share private information with your digital assistant, you should consider securing your Google Home.