How to Tell and Make Your OwnKnock-Knock Jokes Enter Here
Did you get the joke?(get it, for example? …for Eggsample!)The pun says one thing, but really means another.Here is some history about Knock-Knock Jokes…
Knock-Knock Jokes may well have been the firstjoke you heard or told to someone else.The very famous William Shakespeare’s, Macbeth,includes a knock-knock comic skit between acharacter and some off-stage knocks1.The jokes are very popular with people in manycountries, such as the United Kingdom, Ireland,France, Belgium, Australia, the United States, andCanada.The people from the countries of Brazil, India, andGermany do not find the jokes as popular.
Some History:The Knock-Knock dates from 1936 or earlier.No exact date is known.The joke is made up of a short conversationbetween a person telling the joke and a personresponding to it.How it works:1. The person telling the joke says to the other person, “Knock-Knock.” The other person replies, “Who’s there?” to the statement. The person telling the joke introduces a name or an object which will become part of the “pun” of the joke.2. The joke punch line is the pun. A pun is a play on words or the punch line which makes us laugh and want to tell our own joke.
How to tell a Knock-Knock Joke yourself (followthese steps):1. You think of an object or name.2. You say, ”Knock-Knock!”3. They say, “Who’s there?”4. You say your object or name.5. They repeat the name or object + say, “who?”6. You repeat the object or name and tell the rest of the joke or pun.
For Example:1. You think of Mikey.2. You say, ”Knock-Knock!”3. They say, “Who’s there?”4. You say, “Mikey.”5. They say, “Mikey, who?”6. You say, “Mikey won’t fit in the door!”(get it, my key (Mikey) won’t fit in the door!)
Now, it’s your turn (practice with a friend):1. You think of an object or name.2. You say, ”Knock-Knock!”3. They say, “Who’s there?”4. You say your object or name.5. They repeat the name or object + say, “who?”6. You repeat the object or name and tell the rest of the joke or pun.
Choose Your Own Ending Game:Pick an ending that you think is funny for thisKnock-Knock Joke. Knock-Knock! Who’s there? Cash. Cash who?(Now, pick the funniest ending from the list below.Say the joke to yourself or out loud with eachending and see which you like the best.)1. I have plenty of cash, thanks.2. How much will it cost?3. You don’t accept my check?4. No thanks, but I’d like some peanuts!
Choose Your Own Ending Game:(Self-check) Actually, the funniest ending is…4. No thanks, but I’d like some peanuts!Review: Knock-Knock! Who’s there? Cash. Cash who? No thanks, but I’d like some peanuts!(get it, cashews or peanuts? )
Try it for real:Record your Knock-Knock Joke online in VoiceThreadhttp://tiny.cc/7nc5cw or have another person recordyou telling the joke with a video camera or smartphoneand then add your link to the Google Doc at theKnock-Knock Joke Community Collection! (or simply typethe joke.) http://tiny.cc/phc5cwYou can also try the Audacity recorder:http://audacity.sourceforge.net/It will be more fun to have another person present, so youcan tell your joke and have them reply to it. (It will befun! You might want to practice by yourself, first.)You can come back to this slide to perform this test.
Thanks for learning about Knock-Knock Jokes!Now, have fun with your friends, telling your newjokes and discovering others online:AzKidsNet, 172 Knock Knock Jokes (using firstnames). www.azkidsnet.com/JSknockjoke.htmIndian Child, Knock Knock Jokes.www.indianchild.com/knock_knock_jokes1.htm