Right so. There's a "hosepipe ban" on, so Daily Express sausage man looks for cunning ways to avoid using a hosepipe to water his garden, because he thinks, incorrectly, that the ban is actually simply on the use of hosepipes, and not (as is actually the case) the profligate use of scarce water resources that hosepipe use typically entails, and that by using other means to soak his garden with the scarce H2O he will be able to escape the ban, and sod everybody else (typical, or what?).
So what does he come up with as a practical hosepipe alternative? An elephant. Yes, a fucking elephant. Of course. Fuck you, water authorities ! There's no ban on me and my elephant ! Do I care about the astronomical feed bills, housing costs and vet's bills that keeping my hosepipe elephant will entail? Of course not ! Mwah hah hah hah !!!! Fuck you all!
Makes perfect sense. As a realistic portrayal of an incredibly stupid, venal, selfish Daily Express reader, that is.
I think we're at risk of overanalysing what is essentially a (bad)joke...
So why did the chicken get to the road in the first place?!
That and where will the elephant get the water from in the first place?