Have you seen the latest Halloween commercial? It’s from Party City and totally makes me smile since it’s set to a really dandy 80’s song: “I Want Candy”. The commercial shows kids dressed as their favorite characters and going door to door collecting candy. Sure it’s all about the costumes for sale BUT it made me think about the strange tradition we have here in St. Louis. On Halloween night kids go door to door like everywhere else, but they are also expected to tell a joke.
I Want Candy But First Must Tell A Joke
I’m not even sure where this tradition of telling a joke began. At least not when it first started in St. Louis. It has been said that the tradition first began in Des Moines, Iowa during the Depression. I guess it just made it’s way to our Midwest town!
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