Sunday, August 12, 2007

I Hear You Knockin'...


Great song, written by Dave Bartholomew and Pearl King back in the 1950's, most famously covered by Dave Edmunds.

TFYO has a new obsession, to go with all of her other obsessions.

Knock-Knock jokes.


I'm not sure where she heard her first one, but I have a suspicion it was my husband, as he is sometimes just a big kid himself. Truth be told, he has been TFYO's playmate since she was a baby. Not that I don't play with her, he just throws himself into it with gusto. He's taught her to throw a ball (we're still working on catching), he's taught her all about pratfalls (which she does on a regular basis and finds hilarious), and he's now apparently taught her knock-knock jokes. She knows only three.


Knock-knock.
Who's There?
Boo.
Boo-who?
Why are you crying? It's just a joke!


Knock-knock.
Who's there?
Yaw.
Yaw who?
It's just a joke, why are you getting so excited?


And the perennial favourite:

Knock-knock.
Who's there?
Banana.
Banana who?
Knock-knock.
Who's there?
Banana.
Banana who?
Knock-knock.
Who's there?
Banana!
(me): URGH! Banana WHO?
Knock-knock.
Who. Is. There.
Orange.
Orange who?
Orange you glad I didn't say banana?


So, I am now on a quest to find more knock-knock jokes to teach TFYO. I think it's great she's learning jokes, but if I wanted to hear the same jokes over and over again, I'd watch Leno. So, if any of you have any CLEAN (I'm looking at you Willow Tree!) knock-knock jokes, leave 'em in the comments. It may be the only way I ride out the knock-knock joke phase with any sanity left!

10 comments:

The Rotten Correspondent said...

My husband is also a fan of knock knock jokes, the worse the better. Here's his favorite one with the kids...
Film Geek: Wanna hear a knock knock joke?
Kids: Sure!
FG:Okay, you start.

sigh.

Jen said...

Ah, the immediacy of the internet. It's nice to see we're both up at the same hour, RC even though you're one hour earlier than me. And yes, from a previous comment, I think getting the same blog virus is a little like being blood sisters. Or kissing the same guy and getting mono. One of those.

bellevelma said...

Okay, sorry, as I realize these probably won't help you at all, but I had I to share.

My son thinks you make up knock knock jokes. I asked him if he knew any good ones and he said yes and told me these two.

Knock Knock.
Who's there?
Printer!
Printer who?
Printer how's that printer working?

and

Knock Knock
Who's there?
Frog Monster
Frog Monster Who?
Frog Monster Loves You!

My neice, a senior in H.S. made up this one when she was about 3 yo.

Knock Knock
Who's There?
Angel
Angel Who?
Angel with a butterfly!

Not funny at all I guess. But hey, they are different!

Dumdad said...

Knock knock
Who's there?
Doctor
Dr. Who

(Not funny if you don't get the Dr. Who TV series in the States).

Knock knock
Who's there?
Isabelle
Isabelle who?
Is a bell necessarily on a bicycle.

And my all-time favourite:

Knock knock
Who's there?
The Gestapo
The Gestapo who?
Silence, it is ve who ask the questions!

Jo Beaufoix said...

Jen, we like this one.
It always make us giggle.

Knock Knock
Who's there?
Adunup
Adunup who?

Not sure what this says about us as a family...

Jen said...

bellevelma, we're moving into nonsensical knock-knock territory here as well. Today's contribution? Knock-knock. Who's there? Sock. Sock-who? Soccer! Let's play soccer! I'm glad TFYO isn't the only one who does this.

dumdad I like your jokes, but I think the pre-kindergarten administrator might have questions for me if TFYO starts doing Gestapo imitations! LOL

Jo, now THAT is a joke TFYO would love.

Willowtree said...

I resent that implication, you know my stance on bad language!

Just for that I won't tell you the good ones!

Knock knock
Who's there!
Fanny!
Fanny who?
Fanny body calls, I'm out!

Knock knock
Who's there!
Fanny!
Fanny who?
Fanny the way you keep saying "Who's there?" every time I say knock knock!

Knock knock
Who's there!
Ferdie!
Ferdie who?
Ferdie last time open this door !

Knock knock
Who's there!
Galahad!
Galahad who?
Galahad a great future!

I'm sending you something via email.

Mom said...

Hey Jen,
Here's a couple.
Knock Knock
Who's there?
Figs
Figs who?
Figs the doorbell it's broken

Knock knock
Who's there?
Old Lady
Old lady who?
I didn't know you could yodel!


Google Knock knock jokes, there's a bunch of sites that will provide than even TFYO could stand.

Mom said...

PS
sorry about the typos, I'm just coming off 8 days straight of working! The brain is just a little fried

Jen said...

Hey, you guys are awesome. I can practically feel my ears bleed with knock-knock joke goodness! My husband is really excited...especially about some of the websites. Now TFYO will have something to do after school with her father LOL