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:
What says Buff:
Buff say 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:
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 learn to tell knock knock jokes, as one of their first types of jokes, at a very young age.