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

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Entry from July 27, 2014
“What’s the slowest soup a chef can prepare?"/"Turtle soup.”

Turtle soup has a joke:

“What’s the slowest soup a chef can prepare?”
“Turtle soup.”


The joke appeared in “MIGHTY FUNNY’S Mini Jokes” on The Mini Page by Betty Debnam, featured in many newspapers and magazines. Two slightly different versions of the joke were printed in October 2003 and in May 2004.

“I don’t eat snails—I prefer fast food” and “Why don’t lions like fast food?” are two other fast/slow food animal jokes.


Newspapers.com
4 October 2003, Indiana (PA) Gazette, “MIGHTY FUNNY’S Mini Jokes,” pg. 21, col. 2:
Peter: What’s the slowest soup to prepare?
Charlene: Turtle soup!

11 May 2004, Star Beacon (Ashtabula, OH), “MIGHTY FUNNY’S Mini Jokes,” The Mini Page by Betty Debnam, pg. D1, col. 1:
Bruno: What is the slowest soup a chef can prepare?
Melinda: Turtle soup!

The Mini Page by Betty Debnam (May 15-21.2004)
Pg. 3, col. 2:
MIGHTY FUNNY’S Mini Jokes
Bruno: What is the slowest soup a chef can prepare?
Melinda: Turtle soup!

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What is the slowest soup a chef can prepare?
Turtle soup! (Mighty Funnies)

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Sunday, July 27, 2014 • Permalink