October 31: National Knock-Knock Joke Day

Who’s there?
Ice Cream.
Ice cream who?
Ice cream every time I see a ghost!
It is National Knock-Knock Joke Day! Who knew this even existed. My daughter is going to be over the moon. She loves a good knock-knock joke. She even loves a bad knock-knock joke. She is crazy for those silly things. Her and my husband will tell them for hours. I have to admit, I will exchange a few with her but I can’t really handle them all day long. I definitely do not win mommy of the year in this area and I am okay with that. I think my limit is about three.

So who do I have to have to thank for these knee slapping antics? There origin actually unknown. The earliest evidence of knock-knock jokes seems to be in a book by Henry Bett called The Games of Children. In the book the jokes are described as a game between children. Then in August of 1936 they made another appearance in an article in the Pittsburgh press, where they were described as a “midsummer game”. Whoever started this joke telling trend sure did know how to keep kids entertained!

What is your favorite knock-knock joke?

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