English Rakugo Short Stories
by 鹿鳴家 英楽（Kanariya Eiraku)
Takashi is 40 years old and he is still single. He is talking with his friend.
Friend: Why aren't you married? Can't you find a woman who will make a good wife?
Takashi: Actually, I found many women I wanted to marry, but when I bring them home, my mother doesn't like them.
Friend: I have a perfect solution. Find a girl who's just like your mother.
Several months later they meet again.
Friend: Did you find a perfect girl?
Takashi: Yes, I did. I found a girl who is just like my mother. You were right. She liked her.
Friend: Did you marry her?
Takashi: No, I didn’t.
Friend: Why not?
Takashi: Because My father didn't like her.