A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from July 02, 2014
“Q: What did the baby corn say to its mom? A: Where’s my pop corn?”

Popcorn is the subject of a frequently told joke:

Q: What did the baby corn say to its mom?
A: Where’s pop corn?


The joke has been cited in print since at least 1977.


Google Books
More Ballpoint Bananas
Compiled by Charles Keller
Illustrated by Leonard W. Shortall
Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall
1977
Pg. 31:
What did the baby corn say to the mother com?

24 April 1977, The Robesonian (Lumberton, NC), The Mini Page sec., pg. 3, col. 1:
Q What did the baby corn say to the mother-corn?
A “Where is popcorn?”
Peggy Hunt, age 11, Rowland

Google Books
The Purple Turkey and Other Thanksgiving Riddles
By David A. Adler
Illustrated by Marylin Hafner
New York, NY: Holiday House
1986
Pg. ?:
What did one baby ear of corn say to the other?
Where’s pop corn?

Google Groups: rec.humor
Laffy Taffy sample jokes
Tom Rombouts
8/10/90
(...)
Q:  What did the baby corn say to the momma corn?
A:  Where’s my pop corn?

11 August 1998, Augusta (GA) Chronicle, “Mighty Funny’s Mini Jokes,” Xtreme sec., pg. 15 (?), col. 3:
Q: What did baby corn say to the mama corn?
A: “Where is popcorn?”
(both sent in by Keith Conrad)

Twitter
JokesByKids
‏@JokesByKids
From Emily, age 12, United States: What did Baby Corn say to Mommy Corn? http://cli.gs/WJAXR
4:50 PM - 14 Sep 2009

The Huffington Post
10 Of The Corniest Food Jokes On The Planet
By Alison Spiegel
Posted: 07/02/2014 9:43 am EDT Updated: 07/02/2014 9:59 am EDT
(...)
Q: What did the baby corn say to its mom?
A: Where’s my pop corn?

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Wednesday, July 02, 2014 • Permalink