The knock-knock jokes have hit our house--and especially our car. There is nothing as hilarious to a four-year old as a knock-knock joke, and they don't even have to make sense.
It goes like this:
me: Who's there?
biscuit: Um... uh... BANANA!
me: Banana who?
biscuit: Uh... BANANA EATS A LEMON! BWAHAHAHAHA!
So last night, Dr. Krog got in on it, too. We tried to find the funniest joke in the entire world. And we've hit on the formula.
ANIMAL + FUNNY ADJECTIVE + BODILY FUNCTION
For example, some punchlines include:
TIGER DOES A STINKY BURP!
TINKERBELL TOOTS ON A TIGER!
MARMOSET MUCUS MUNCHER!
BABOON BUBBLE BOTTOM!
But the funniest one of all:
biscuit: Who's there?
biscuit: Hippopotamus who?
me: HIPPOPOTAMUS POOKY-TOOT!
Seriously. That's the height of hilarity. The biscuit still laughs if you mention a hippopotamus. And, to be truthful, Dr. Krog and I laughed a good bit, too.
I guess my point is... um...
I don't have one.
Just try HIPPOPOTAMUS POOKY-TOOT on your kid and see if it works. I've never been very good at telling jokes, since I start laughing long before I forget the punchline, but I've finally found my metier in random nonsensical knock-knock jokes.
Having kids is great for that sort of thing-- someone finally appreciates your most pathetic talents. She even told me (once) that she likes it when I sing.
That's magic, folks.