Nasreddin Hoca who is one of the important figure in folk culture is known by his character and anecdotes with different names and reflections in so wide geographies. Nasreddin hoca anecdotes which take their resource from social memory experience the change by separating to variations and variants even though they keep their sustainability via both written resources and electronic devices (radio, television, phone etc.) by pass to secondary oral culture period. These anecdotes have grown away from original case and became utterly different texts by being reproduced with intertextual relations method in either electronic and pressed culture environment or today's humor magazines especially by effect of popular culture. However this situation is not valid for all written resources that Nasreddin Hoca anecdotes exist in. For example, generally known format of Nasreddin Hoca anecdotes are kept in today's primary-secondary school books or children books that have these. Humor magazine re-interpret the known texts of Nasreddin Hoca anecdotes according to today's humor perception and provide to resuscitate and maintain cultural memory in reader by adding funny visuals to them. Whereas in children book, radical changes have not been done on anecdote texts although catchy visuals later with anecdotes exist in. When audience which humor magazines and children book are presented is took into consideration, difference of approach to Nasreddin Hoca and Nasreddin Hoca anecdotes is inevitable in both resources. While children books are first texts that children meet written and visual case of oral culture; humor magazines that are reflection of popular culture provide to transmit oral culture to next generations by re-producing it and keep cultural memory alive. In this workout, Uykusuz, Penguen and Leman that are leading humor magazines in today and Nasreddin Hoca image in children books will be compared; usage of anecdote texts related with Nasreddin Hoca in both resources will be examined.
Keywords: Nasreddin Hoca, anecdotes, oral culture, humor magazines.