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The 138 Funniest Knock-Knock Jokes for Kids

Knock knock? Who's there? The best joke format for kids, ever.

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Knock-knock jokes are famous for their repetitive and universally recognized format. They’ve earned somewhat of a bad rap, as the least funny knock-knock jokes tend to be the most famous. But the best knock-knock jokes for kids and adults are not only tolerable but genuinely funny and very silly. They may come in corny packaging, but they bring laughter anyway (and maybe some grumbling.) Knock-knock jokes may rank one step below baby drum sets and just above the baby shark song in terms of their ability to annoy parents. But that’s kind of the point. Knock-knock jokes welcome corniness and their subsequent eye rolls with welcoming arms.

So is there a way to make knock-knock jokes for kids funny, or even just bearable, for adults? Believe it or not, killer knock-knock jokes do exist. “I believe what makes knock-knock jokes fun is the fact that they are interactive,” says Rob Elliot, dad joke extraordinaire and author of Knock-Knock Jokes for Kids. “You have to respond to get to the punch line. This makes them fun for kids and their families ⏤ even if parents are not particularly fans of knock-knock jokes.”

Elliot suggests seeking surprising jokes to find the funniest (and corniest) knock-knock jokes for kids. Otherwise, look for jokes that “poke fun at knock-knock jokes or about hearing another knock-knock joke … because we all know after too many, they drive us all a bit crazy.”

Here are 128 killer knock-knock jokes for kids and adults, including a few good ones from Elliot’s book, plus several corny new ones.

Knock-Knock Name Jokes

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Leon. / Leon who? / Leon me when you’re not strong!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Annie. / Annie who? / Annie thing you can do I can do better!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Lena. / Lena who? / Lena a little closer, and I’ll tell you another joke!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Candice. / Candice who? / Candice joke get any worse?!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Haven. / Haven who? / Haven you heard enough of these knock-knock jokes?

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Saul. / Saul who? / Saul there is — there ain’t no more!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Keith. / Keith who? / Keith me, my thweet prince!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Anita. / Anita who? / Anita drink of water so please let me in!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Alex. / Alex who? / Alex-plain when you open the door!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Anita. / Anita who? / Anita go to the bathroom!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Carl. / Carl who? / A Carl get you there faster than a bike.

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Theodore. / Theodore who? / Theodore wasn’t open, so I knocked.

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Alec. / Alec who? / Alec it when you ask me questions.

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Ida. / Ida who? / I think it’s pronounced Idaho.

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Dwayne. / Dwayne who? / Dwayne the bathtub ⏤ I’m dwowning!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Alice. / Alice who? / Alice so quiet. Let’s make some noise!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Luke. / Luke who? / Luke through the keyhole and see!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Howard. / Howard who? / Howard I know?

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Odysseus. / Odysseus who? / Odysseus the last straw!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Abe. / Abe who? / Abe-C-D-E!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Nicholas. / Nicholas who? / A Nicholas not much money these days.

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Candice. Candice who? / Candice door open or am I stuck out here?

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Annie. / Annie who? / Annie way can you let me in?

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Robin. / Robin who? / Robin you! Now hand over the cash.

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Justin. / Justin who? / Justin time for dinner!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Sarah. / Sarah who? / Is Sarah phone I could use?

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Alice. / Alice who? / Alice fair in love and war

Knock knock. / Who’s there? / Daisy. / Daisy who? / Daisy me rolling, they hating…

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Cher. / Cher who? / Cher would be nice if you opened the door!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Euripides. / Euripides who? / Euripides jeans and you pay for them, OK?

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / June. / June who? / June know how long I’ve been knocking out here?

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Arfur. / Arfur who? / Arfur got!

Animal Knock-Knock Jokes

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Owls say. / Owls say who? / Yes, they do.

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Honeybee. / Honeybee who? / Honeybee a dear and open up will you?

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Cow. / Cow who? / No cow says mooooooo!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Gorilla. / Gorilla who? / Gorilla me a hamburger!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Kanga. / Kanga who? / Actually, it’s Kangaroo.

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Alpaca. / Alpaca who? / Alpaca the trunk, you pack the suitcase.

Knock knock. / Who’s there? / Horsp. / Horsp who? / Did you just say, “horse poo?”

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Oink oink. / Oink oink who? / Are you a pig or an owl?

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Goat. / Goat who? / Go to the front door and find out!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Interrupting sloth. / Interrupting sloth who? / (20 seconds of silence) Sloooooooooth.

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Amos. / Amos who? / A mosquito!…Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Anudder. / Anudder who? / Anudder mosquito!

Geography Knock-Knock Jokes

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Europe. / Europe who? / No, you’re a poo!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Hawaii. / Hawaii who? / I’m fine, Hawaii you?

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Kenya. / Kenya who? / Kenya feel the love tonight?

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Iran. / Iran who? / Iran all the way here!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Utah. / Utah who? / U-talking to me?

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Amarillo. / Amarillo who? / Amarillo nice person.

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Sweden. / Sweden who? / Sweden sour chicken!

Food Knock-Knock Jokes

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Quiche. / Quiche who? / Can I have a hug and a quiche?

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Ice cream soda. / Ice cream soda who? / Ice scream soda people can hear me!

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?

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Olive. / Olive who? / Olive next door. Hi neighbor!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Cereal. / Cereal who? / Cereal pleasure to meet you!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Cantaloupe. / Cantaloupe who? / Cantaloupe to Vegas, you’re too young!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Figs. / Figs who? / Figs the doorbell!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Icing. / Icing who? / Icing so loudly so everyone can hear me!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Pecan. / Pecan who? / Pecan someone your own size.

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Cabbage. / Cabbage who? / You expect a cabbage to have a last name?

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Lettuce. / Lettuce who? / Lettuce in or we’ll break down the door!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Lettuce. / Lettuce who? / Lettuce in, it’s cold out here!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Orange. / Orange who? / Orange you going to unlock the door?

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Honeydew. / Honeydew who? / Honeydew you wanna dance?

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Ketchup. / Ketchup who? / Ketchup with me, and I’ll tell you!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Water. / Water who? / Water-way to answer the door. Water you doing today?

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Yogurt. / Yogurt who? / Yogurt to love my jokes.

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Four Eggs. / Four Eggs who? / Four Eggs ample.

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Pudding. / Pudding who? / Pudding on your shoes before your trousers is a bad idea.

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Soup. / Soup who? / Soup-er man.

Knock, knock. / Who’s There? / Pasta. / Pasta who? / Pass the Pizza we’re hungry.

Knock, knock. / Who’s There? / Plato. / Plato who? / Plato fish and chips please.

Knock, knock. / Who’s There? / Waffle. / Waffle who? / Stop waffling around and open the door.

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Cookie. / Cookie who? / Cookie quit and now I have to make all the food.

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Falafel. / Falafel who? / Falafel my bike and hurt my leg.

Star Wars Knock-Knock Jokes

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Art. / Art who? / R2-D2!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Luke. / Luke who? / Luke outside and you’ll see!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / BB-8. / BB-8 who? / Oh no, I hope BB-8 no one!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Vader. / Vader who? / See you vader!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Luke. / Luke who? / Luke out!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Kylo Ren. / Kylo Ren who? / Kylo Ren is dinner? I’m hungry!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Obi Wan. / Obi Wan who? / Obi Wan to watch a movie now!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Yoda. / Yoda who? / Yoda-le-he-hoo!

Clever Knock-Knock Jokes

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Wa. / Wa who? / What are you so excited about?!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Tiss. / Tiss who? / A tiss-who is for blowing your nose.

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Hike. / Hike who? / I didn’t know you liked Japanese poetry!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Spell. / Spell who? / W-H-O!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Dejav. / Dejav who? / Knock, knock.

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Cash. / Cash who? / No thanks, but I’d love some peanuts.

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Ya. / Ya who? / No thanks, I use Bing or Google.

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / To. / To who? / No, it’s to whom!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Hatch. / Hatch who? / God bless you!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Tank. / Tank who? / You’re welcome.

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Boo. / Boo who? / Uh, why are you crying?

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Razor. / Razor who? / Razor hand and dance the boogie!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Tennis. / Tennis who? / Tennis five plus five!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Ash. / Ash who? / Sounds like you have a cold!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Reed. / Reed who? / Redo? OK. Knock, knock.

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Peeka. / Peeka who? / Oh, there you are!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Tat. / Tat who? / I’ve always thought you’d look good with an anchor on your arm.

Silly Knock-Knock Jokes

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / I am. / I am who? / Don’t you even know who you are?!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / A leaf. / A leaf who? / A leaf you alone if you leaf me alone.

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / A little old lady. / A little old lady who? / Wow, I didn’t know you could yodel!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Double. / Double who? / W!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Adore. / Adore who? / Adore is between you and me, so please open up!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Needle. / Needle who? / Needle little money, please.

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Nun. / Nun who? / Nunya business!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Cargo. / Cargo who? / Cargo beep, beep and vroom, vroom!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Control Freak. / Contro- / OK, now you say control freak who?

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Beats. / Beats who? / Beats me.

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Smellmop. / Smellmop who? / Ew, no thanks!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / I need a puh. / I need a puh-who? / Then why don’t you find a toilet!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Voodoo. / Voodoo who? / Voodoo you think you are asking me so many questions?

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Opportunity. / Opportunity doesn’t knock twice!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Mustache. / Mustache who? / Mustache you a question, but I’ll shave it for later!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Says. / Says who? / Says me, that’s who!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Doctor. / Doctor who? / No, no, just the doctor.

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Amish. / Amish who? / I have a hard time believing you’re really a shoe.

Knock, knock. /Who’s there? / Dishes. / Dishes who? / Dishes the police, open up!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Police. / Police who? / Police hurry, I’ve got to go to the bathroom.

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / I am. / I am who? / So you have identity problems, huh?

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / A Mayan. / A Mayan who? / A Mayan in the way?

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Canoe. / Canoe who? / Canoe come and play? I’m bored!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / A broken pencil. / A broken pencil who? / Never mind, it’s pointless.

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Nobel. / Nobel who? / Nobel, that’s why I knocked!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Weirdo. / Weirdo who? / Weirdo you think you’re going?

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Wooden shoe. / Wooden shoe who? / Wooden shoe like to hear more jokes?

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Interrupting pirate. / Interrupting pira- / ARGHHHHHHHH

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Someone too short to reach the doorbell!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Kent. / Kent who? / Kent you tell by my voice?

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Radio. / Radio who? / Radio not, here I come!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / A wood wok. / A wood wok who? / A wood wok 500 miles, and I wood wok 500 more.

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / A kish. / A kish who? / I don’t know her name.

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Bam. / Bam who? / Bam who is what pandas eat. Let’s go out for pizza.

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Dijiri. / Dijiri who? / (Makes spitting sound like a didgeridoo)

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Some. / Some who? / Maybe someday you’ll recognize me!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Stopwatch. / Stopwatch who? / Stopwatch you’re doing and let me in!

Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Iva. / Iva who? / I’ve a sore hand from knocking!

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