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Parents Talk: What's So Funny About Trick-or-Treating?

Trick-or-treating or Beggars' Night often calls for a joke. What's your best one-liner?

On any other day of the year, going door-to-door begging for candy might appear desperate, even illegal, but not on Halloween.

Whether your hometown promotes trick-or-treating on Halloween or Beggars' Night on Oct. 30, being a kid, dressing up and collecting candy might as well be winning the lottery.

But, there's a catch - candy givers often want a little something in return for those snack size M&Ms, so you had better be ready with a joke.

For the little kids, we try to stick to something simple and easy to remember:

"Why did the man put the car in the oven? He wanted a hot rod."

For the bigger kids, anything related to pop-culture seems to work:

"How do you wake up Lady Gaga? Poke-r face."

So what's your best one-liner? We know you've got 'em. Help a kid out this Halloween by adding your best joke in the comments below.

Deb Belt October 29, 2012 at 04:27 PM
Q. How many Ps/peas are in a pod? A. One
Deb Belt October 29, 2012 at 04:27 PM
Q. Why do Eskimos wash their clothes in Tide? A. Because it's too cold out-Tide.
Jessica Miller October 29, 2012 at 04:38 PM
Q. Why couldn't the skeleton go trick-or-treating? A. He didn't have any body to go with. --- Laffy Taffy.
Melissa Linebaugh October 29, 2012 at 05:49 PM
Q: What is a ghost's favorite fruit? A: "Boo-berries!"
Nathan Wheat October 29, 2012 at 07:32 PM
I like this one a lot.

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