Knock On Wood

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Knock On Wood
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YouTube Link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-IGAfX-bwI
Date Released February 16, 2015
Length 2:08
Game N/A

Knock On Wood is a sketch about the popular habit of knocking on wood in order to avoid unfavorable situations.

Description: "If it's not real wood, it won't work."


Characters[edit]

Actor Character
Kyle Sullivan Himself
Ian Conn Himself
Kirk Lundblade Criminal

Synopsis[edit]

The video opens with Kyle and Ian sitting in the living room, with the former reading a book. Ian tries to start a conversation, asking for Kyle's opinion on the new house. He answers that he likes it, attributing openness, cleanliness and safeness to the house.

Right after he says that, Ian suddenly exclaims, "Lowest crime rate on North Austin!" and procceds to immediately knock his hand on the table beside him. Sullivan, mildly surprised, asks what did he do, for which Conn explains that he knocked on wood so that the "spirits of irony" don't punish his boasting with "pain and misfortune".

Kyle acknowledges what he has done and casually says that that's not wood. Ian gets surprised, and Kyle continues, telling him that it's a composite, so it probably doesn't count.

Ian then starts to knock on various different objects on the house, all of which aren't wood, according to Kyle. Ian gets increasingly frustrated with the situation, eventually taking Kyle's book and knocking on it. Kyle responds by simply saying "that's reaching a bit."

Conn starts to hit himself with a "wooden" wrench, and Kyle says that he doesn't know what that is, but it's definitely not wood. Ian, terrified, gets up and immediately goes to a home depot to buy wood. He quickly returns to the house and knocks repeatedly on the piece of wood he bought in the store. Kyle looks amused by Ian's crazy behavior and casually asks wether or not there's a time limit to knocking on wood.

Right after he says that, a robber appears at the entrance of the house and points a gun. The criminal declares that it is his first robbery and that he wants everything to go smooth. Then, he knocks on the door.

Kyle again says that it is not wood and the police siren is heard. The thief gets angry and the video ends.

Explained Jokes[edit]

  • In the beginning of the video, Ian knocks on wood because of his affirmation regarding Austin's crime rate. In the end of the video, a criminal appears.

References[edit]

  • The "wooden" wrench featured in this video has also appeared in TF2: Prank Time with Engie and Spy.
  • The book being read by Kyle is The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams