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year in culture 2012

The Year in Culture As Knock-Knock Jokes

Knock-knock jokes (or KKJs) are generally abandoned after childhood. But why? They can be just as funny when adults tell them about grown up things, like pop culture. Don't believe us? Here are a handful of KKJs that would be perfect for any holiday or New Year's party.

Knock knock.
Who’s there?
Breaking dawn.
Breaking dawn who?
I’m breaking dawn this door with my powerful vampire knocks.

Knock knock.
Who’s there?
Honey Boo Boo.
Honey Boo Boo who?
Oh, don’t cry because a little girl is being exploited on television. It seems like her mom's pretty solid.

Knock knock.
Who’s there?
Javert.
Javert who?
Javert did that prisoner 24601 go? I’m getting so tired of chasing him!!

Knock knock.
Who’s there?
Ijustmet.
Ijustmet who?
Ijustmet you and this is crazy.

Knock knock.
Who’s there?
Interrupting Bane.
Interrupti—
I'M GOTHAM’S RECKONING!

Knock knock.
Who’s there?
Whalesgo.
Whalesgo who?
No, owls go “who. Whales sound like this. Didn’t you see Rust and Bone or Big Miracle? Well, the box office for both was disappointing, so probably not.   

Knock knock.
Who’s there?
Snow White.
Snow White who?
You know, Snow White. Oh right, there were two this year. I mean the one with a huntsman friend.

Knock knock.
Who’s there?
Zoo bisou bi.
Zoo bisou bi who?
Close. It actually ends in zoo. But let's not quibble, welcome to Don’s party.

Knock knock.
Who’s there?
Rihanna.
Rihanna who?
Knock knock.
Who’s there?
Rihanna.
Rihanna who?
Knock knock.
Who’s there?
Rihanna.
Rihanna who?
Knock knock.
Who’s there?
Rihanna.
Rihanna who?
Knock knock.
Who’s there?
Rihanna.
Rihanna who?
Knock knock.
Who’s there?
Minaj.
Minaj who?
Minaj you glad I didn’t say Rihanna?

Knock knock.
Who’s there?
The Doctor.
Doctor who?
Exactly.

Knock knock.
Who’s there?
Ab.
Ab who?
Abu Nazir. I miss Issa. He was a good boy and boy do I want to kill the vice-president.

Knock knock.
Who’s there?
Django.
Django, who?
Django fuck yourself. Hahaha! You know, like that movie Argo? Did you see Argo? You really should Argo see it.

Knock knock.
Who’s there?
Abraham Lincoln.
Abraham Lincoln who?
You know, Abraham Lincoln. Oh right, there were two of them this year, too. I’m the vampire hunter; I heard a vampire knocked down your door.

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