Talk:Knock knock jokes

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Vote for deletion notice[edit]

This article was preserved after a vote for its deletion. See its archived VfD entry for details. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 11:26, 14 February 2006 (UTC)

Remaining cleanup[edit]

I've done the basic cleanup for which I believe the cleanup tag was added, but there remain two issues:

  1. We should try to obtain published sources for the knock-knock jokes we add here whenever possible.
  2. Formatting is an issue. The current one-line structure isn't visually appealing, but the standard 5-line presentation is awkward in wiki markup, takes up a lot of space, and is wasteful, considering all knock-knock jokes have identical first and second lines.

I'd like to encourage editors interested in this article to consider and discuss how these issues might be resolved. Thank you. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 11:44, 14 February 2006 (UTC)

Misquoted[edit]

The words "knock knock" do not actually appear in the Hamlet text.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by 64.114.192.225 (talk)

True. For a Shakespearian reference including these words, try Macbeth Act II Scene iii. ~ Ningauble 19:45, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

Anonymous[edit]

Knock-knock! Who's there? Justin.
Justin who? Just any old made-up stuff masquerading as a quote!

—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Ningauble (talkcontribs) 16:17, 20 April 2009‎ (UTC)

Formatting & more cleanup[edit]

After 5 years, I decided to be bold and reformat these jokes to make them more visually accessible. Yes, it wastes space, but we're not a print publication, and the former plain-text format not only looked horrible, it also caused problems following the challenge-response in some forms of these jokes. The system is as follows:

Each individual joke has its own main bullet (asterisk/star), with sources and explanations double-bulleted per standard WQ style.
Each part of the (usually 5-part) joke gets its own physical line, made possible by placing a <br/> (line break) between parts.
The recipient's standard, formulaic lines are italicized, so that the joke-teller's lines are given prominence.

I hope this format is more useful.

I also deleted some "jokes" that either didn't seem like actual knock-knocks, or whose punning was either missing or too obscure. It might be useful to include explanatory lines for some of these, especially for readers for whom English is not a native language, or for jokes that depend on regional pronunciations or other comprehension-limiting factors. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 02:14, 6 October 2011 (UTC)

Unsourced[edit]

Unsourced[edit]

Standard form[edit]

  • Knock-knock!
    Who's there?
    Panther!
    Panther who?
    Panther no pants I'm going swimming.
  • Knock-knock!
    Who's there?
    Alley!
    Alley who?
    Alli-gator.
  • Knock-knock!
    Who's there?
    Boo!
    Boo who?
    Don't cry! it's only a joke.
  • Knock-knock!
    Who's there?
    Guess!
    Guess who?
    Gestapo.
  • Knock-knock!
    Who's there?
    Mary.
    Mary who?
    Merry Christmas!
  • Knock-knock! Who's there?
    Little old lady.
    Little old lady who?
    I didn't know you yodeled!
  • Knock-knock!
    Who's there?
    Cash.
    Cash who?
    I always knew you were nuts!
  • Knock-knock!
    Who's there?
    Museum.
    Museum who?
    Now museum, now you don't!

Variant forms[edit]

  • Knock-knock!
    Who's there?
    An interrupting cow.
    An interruptin—
    MOO!
  • Knock-knock!
    Who's there?
    Oops, sorry! Just knocking on wood.
  • Knock-knock!
    Who's there?
    Banana.
    Banana who?
    Knock-knock!
    Who's there?
    Banana.
    Banana who?
    Knock-knock!
    Who's there?
    Banana.
    Banana who?
    Knock-knock!
    Who's there?
    Orange.
    Orange who?
    Orange you glad I didn't say "banana"?