The author of one of my favorite blogs, Catherine Newman of Dalai Mama, recently wrote about childhood milestones and mentioned one of her daughter's…
"Birdy, meanwhile — well, she's working on her own goals. Like the correct telling of the banana/orange knock-knock joke, which remains currently unmastered. "Banana you glad I didn't say ... Wait. Wait. Banana you glad ... Wait. Banana orange you glad? Hold on. I'm starting over."
This could be taken almost verbatim from a video of Joey telling of the same joke (or maybe it was me that screwed it up). Either way, it reminded me of another joke that Joey couldn't quite get right.
The joke should go…
Dwain the tub, I'm dwowning.
And now, Joey's 2-year-old version…
Dwain, get me out of here. I'm drowning.