There is a National Knock Knock Joke Day and it is October 31.
Besides being National Knock Knock Joke Day (and Halloween), October 31 is also National Doorbell Day.
Knock knock . . .
Knock knock jokes are loved and well known in many countries.
Some of those countries include India, Belgium, South Africa, Australia, France, United States, the Philippines, Ireland and the United Kingdom.
But don’t expect a “Who’s there?” answer to your “Knock knock” when traveling to Brazil, Germany or Italy because the knock knock joke isn’t well-known there.
The humor of a knock knock joke often shows up in movies.
For example, you’ll find them in –
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
The Santa Clause 2 (2002)
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
Look Who’s Talking Now (1993)
Rocky V (1990)
Sixteen Candles (1984)
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
Carry on Dick (1974)
The Fugitive Kind (1959).
Knock knock jokes are useful educational tools.
They teach children that words can sound the same but have another meanings.
Teaching children knock knock jokes also helps them with the social aspects of joke telling.
Knock knock jokes are one of the first style of jokes children learn to tell.
Knock knock jokes give developmental psychologists insight into a child’s level of thinking, reasoning, information processing, language learning and social skills.
A knock knock joke was used in the opening statement of the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman trial.
George Zimmerman’s defense attorney, Don West, addressed the jury with –
George Zimmerman who?
Ah, good. You’re on the jury.”
Strange but true.