A Review of Knock-Knock Jokes

By Nina Patel:


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?


Rating: 3/10

At first look, it seems this joke has it all. Word play, repetition, fruit, what’s not to love? But everything goes to shit the second a child realizes that there is no limit to the number of times they can say “banana” before finally putting us out of our misery with the word “orange.” The joke receives a 3/10 simply because it leaves a bored audience with a newfound appreciation of the word “orange.”



Knock knock

Who’s there?

Interrupting cow

Interrupting c––

MOOOOOOOO


Rating: 6/10

While the joke itself is moronic and often obnoxiously loud, it allows you to play a fun game of “how fast can I say the phrase interrupting cow who?” if you’re familiar with the punchline.



Knock knock

Who’s there?

To

To who?

Actually it’s to whom


Rating: 9/10

As an English nerd, I greatly appreciate this joke. Not only is it punny, but it’s also informative, and perfect for that one friend who’s always correcting people’s grammar. Tell this joke if you’re stuck at a party you don’t want to be at or can’t find a way to end a conversation. Passive aggressive grammatical corrections disguised as knock-knock jokes are hands down the best way to get yourself out of any social situation.



Knock knock

Who’s there?

Boo

Boo who?

Don’t cry, it’s only a joke


Rating: 8/10

The joke itself is fine, but it’s ten times better when told to someone who is horrified by the idea of outwardly expressing emotions. There’s nothing funnier than hearing a ten year old boy scream “I wAsN’t cRyiNg!!!!” at the top of his lungs.



Knock knock

Who’s there?

Spell

Spell who?

W. H. O.


Rating: 7/10

Very funny AND you get to show off your expert spelling skills.



Knock knock

Who’s there?

Robin

Robin who?

Robin you. Give me all your money!


Rating: 2/10

Unfunny and needlessly aggressive.



Knock knock

Who’s there?

Mary

Mary who?

Mary Christmas!


Rating: 5/10

1/10 for funniness, 10/10 for Christmas spirit.



Knock knock

Who’s there?

Mustache

Mustache who?

I mustache you a question


Rating: 4/10

While the wordplay is on point, the joke doesn’t really work. “I mustache you a question” is a strange and unrelated response to the question “mustache who?” However, mustaches are inherently funny, so this joke gets a 4/10.