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. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from May 15, 2020
“A landscaper walks into a bar…” (bar joke)

“A guy walks into a bar...” is a typical form of what has been called the “bar joke.” A popular version involving a horse is:

“A horse walks into a bar and the barman says, ‘Why the long face?’”

“a chia pet walks into a bar and the bartender says, ‘hey there, why the lawn face?’ #badumting” was posted on Twitter by molly choma on January 9, 2011. “A chi-chi-chi-chia walks into a bar and the bartender says, ‘hey, why the lawn face?’” was posted on Twitter by FRED NIX later on January 9, 2011.

“A piece of sod walks into a bar. Bartender says, ‘Why the lawn face?’” was posted on Twitter by Khal Logo on November 20, 2012. “A piece of turf walks into a bar. Bartender says, ‘Why the lawn face?’” was posted on Twitter by Corey Glynn on September 18, 2015.

“So this landscaper goes into a bar. And the bartender asks ‘Why the lawn face?’ And- what, no, not cuz he cuts lawns. He has bushy eyebrows” was posted on Twitter by Premium Bland on January 14, 2015. “When you see a sad landscaper, it’s your duty to ask them, ‘why the lawn face?’” was posted on Twitter by llehctim lahtnesor on January 24, 2015.

“A topiary expert walks into a bar, and the bartender says, ‘Why the lawn face?’” was posted on Twitter by Brandon Hardin on November 21, 2017.

“A sod farmer walks into a bar and the bartender asks ‘why the lawn face?’” was posted on Twitter by dadlifememes on May 14, 2020, and on Reddit—Oneliners on May 15, 2020.


Twitter
molly choma
@friendlyskies
a chia pet walks into a bar and the bartender says, “hey there, why the lawn face?” #badumting
4:57 PM · Jan 9, 2011·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
FRED NIX
@NixFred
A chi-chi-chi-chia walks into a bar and the bartender says, “hey, why the lawn face?”
5:06 PM · Jan 9, 2011·Echofon

Twitter
Khal Logo
@LoganKitzman
A piece of sod walks into a bar. Bartender says, “Why the lawn face?”
Leno. Call me.
1:42 AM · Nov 20, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Dandino
@dandino66
An area of mown grass walks into a pub. Barman says: “hey, why the lawn face?”
5:37 AM · Apr 8, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Premium Bland
@AHundredElbows
So this landscaper goes into a bar. And the bartender asks “Why the lawn face?” And- what, no, not cuz he cuts lawns. He has bushy eyebrows.
11:32 PM · Jan 14, 2015·Twitter for Android

Twitter
llehctim lahtnesor
@Brosenthug
When you see a sad landscaper, it’s your duty to ask them, “why the lawn face?”
12:25 PM · Jan 24, 2015·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Corey Glynn
@albedoa
A piece of turf walks into a bar.
Bartender says, “Why the lawn face?”
9:36 PM · Sep 18, 2015·Tweetbot for iΟS

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Tim Goodings
@TimGoodings
@comedygarden A blade of grass walks into a bar. The barman says, “Why the lawn face?”
#laughsinthegrass
9:35 AM · Jun 29, 2016·Twitter for iPhone

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Elisa Gabbert
@egabbert
An overflowing bag of grass clippings walks into a bar. Bartender says, Why the lawn face?
5:10 PM · Oct 6, 2016·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Brandon Hardin
@hardin
A topiary expert walks into a bar, and the bartender says, “Why the lawn face?”
5:45 PM · Nov 21, 2017 from Manhattan, NY·Twitter for Android

Twitter
dadlifememes
@dadlifememes
A sod farmer walks into a bar and the bartender asks “why the lawn face?”
1:48 PM · May 14, 2020·Twitter for Android

Reddit—Oneliners
Posted by u/dadlifememes May 15, 2020
A sod farmer walks into a bar and the bartender asks “why the lawn face?”
COMMENTS
friend_of_satan
“You’d understand if you’d seen what I seed.”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityRestaurants/Bars/Coffeehouses/Food Stores • Friday, May 15, 2020 • Permalink