NATIONAL KNOCK KNOCK JOKE DAY

NATIONAL KNOCK KNOCK JOKE DAY

National Knock Knock Joke Day is observed annually on October 31.  This holiday is for jokesters of all ages to share their knock-knock jokes throughout the day.

–A little history of the Knock Knock Joke:

1929:  The game of Buff – A child with a stick thumps it on the ground using the following dialogue:

Knock Knock

Who’s There:

Buff

What says, Buff:

Buff says Buff to all his men, and I say Buff to you again.

1934:  The standard knock knock joke format was used in a newspaper humor column:

Knock Knock

Who’s There?

Rufus

Rufus Who?

Rufus the most important part of your house.

1936:  Likely the beginning of popularity for knock-knock jokes.

Knock knock jokes became a regular part of the Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-in Show in the late 1960′s and early 1970′s.

Children often learn to tell knock-knock jokes as one of their first types of jokes, at a very young age.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Tell your best knock-knock jokes and use #KnockKnockJokeDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator and the origin of National Knock Knock Joke Day.

 
 
 
 
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