Orange You’re Glad I’m Not A Banana?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Orange is a colour that people either hate or love: tell us how you feel about it.


We are a pretty funny family, but we suck at telling jokes.

The delivery is always off and the punchline is followed by a 5 minute dialogue on the history of the punchline, and how it was very relevant to the beginning of the Industrial Revolution era in England, and while I am at it, here is the synopsis of “Wuthering Heights,” which also has a close bearing to the story.

You can imagine how much fun we are at Christmas.


main_wineThis helps!



However, my kids are absolutely set to be the best “knock-knock” joke tellers on Earth.

Even despite being in our genetic line.  So I don’t know how this is going to work out for them.

Case in point: this is my favorite Knock, knock joke:


Knock, knock

Who’s there?


To, who?

To whom.

*many, many groans.  I understand*


Last year for Christmas I actually bought them a book of knock-knock jokes, and it was okay for a while…but they reverted back to their own brand of humor:


Knock, knock

who’s there?


Banana who?

Banana wrapped in a sandwich!

*wild, crazy laughter from everyone*


The best one I have is the Orange one.  I remember the very day I unleashed this joke onto my, then, 4 year old eldest son who will undoubtedly grow up to be the world’s most amazing engineer.  We were driving on highway 120 on the way home from somewhere.  It was around 2:30 in the afternoon in the fall.  We were all having fun that day, and in good spirits, so I had the sudden realization that now…now was the time to give them the best knock, knock joke I knew:


Knock, knock

Who’s there?


Orange who?

Orange you glad you aren’t a banana!

*…wait for laughter…*


“That’s not funny.”


That’s all I got, kid.





2 thoughts on “Orange You’re Glad I’m Not A Banana?

  1. 2avarner

    My little(younger) brother has an infamous joke… it’s referencing ability 15 years later still works even amongst our extended family… anyone at anytime can reference this joke… because the teller thought it was hilarious for… days… months… years…

    … “Why didn’t the skeleton cross the road?” …
    Appropriate answer: “I don’t know, Why didn’t he?” …
    “Because he didn’t have no guts!!!”
    wild hysterical laughter….

    My other brother liked to make up his own jokes… ah the sufferings I endured as the eldest child.

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