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Origin of “I’ve heard of [x] but this is ridiculous!” [closed]

I heard this on a David Frost show from the 60s. It’s got me wondering who was the first comedian to use this joke form. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ButThisIsRidiculous
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What is the origin of the knock-knock joke?

Almost everyone knows about knock-knock jokes. Who made them up, and why did they catch on?