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 August 02, 2016
“What do you do when you see a spaceman?"/"You park, man.”

A parking joke is:

Q: What do you do when you see a space man?
A: You park in it, man.


The joke has been cited in print since at least 1993.


Google Groups: alt.tasteless.jokes
Joke made me laugh when I was pissed
Fisher
4/24/93
What do you do if you see a space man?

Park in it man.

Google Books
The Solicitors’ Journal
Volume 137
1993
Pg. 58:
Q. What do you when you see a spaceman?
A. You park, man.

27 March 1994, The Sunday Age (Melbourne, Australia), “HA HA HA,” pg. P5, col. 2:
Lano & Woodley
WHAT do you do if you see a spaceman?
You park in it, man!

Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
Puns of the Weak 5/11/01
Stan Kegel
5/12/01
(...)
What do you do if you see a spaceman? Park your car in it, man!  (Syman Hirsch)

Straight Dope Message Board
The Dumbest Joke in the World, and I can’t stop laughing
Tomcat
04-05-2002, 11:33 AM
(...)
Q: What do you do when you see a spaceman?
A: You park, man… (said in California surfer-dude voice)

Twitter
Jillagain
‏@Jillagain
@Mookalicious What do you do when you see a Spaceman?... You park man!
1:57 PM - 20 Aug 2009

Twitter
Daniel
‏@techdad_xyz
What do you do when you see a spaceman? You park, man.
1:18 AM - 21 Aug 2009

Google Books
The Mammoth Book of Really Silly Jokes
By Geoff Tibballs
London: Constable & Robinson, Ltd
2011
Pg. 435:
What do you do if you see a spaceman?
Park your car in it, man.

BuzzFeed
67 Jokes That Will Make You Go “Ba Dum Tss”
Three men walk into a bar… Ouch!

posted on Apr. 18, 2014, at 3:45 p.m.
Tanner Greenring
(...)
63. What do you do when you see a spaceman? You park, man.

Google Books
A Prairie Home Companion
Pretty Good Joke Book (6th edition)

Introduced by Garrison Keillor
Prince Frederick, MD: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
2015
Pg. ?:
What do you do when you see a space man?
You park in it, man.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityStreets • Tuesday, August 02, 2016 • Permalink