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

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Entry from April 30, 2018
“Are we there, Yeti?”

“Are we there yet?” is the classic question that children sitting in the back seat of a car ask a parent (in the front seat, such as the driver) on a long road trip. “Are we there, Yeti?” (using the name of the Abominable Snowman) is a joke on the saying.

Are We There Yeti (2005) is the title of a New Zealand comic strip. Are We There, Yeti? (2015), by Ashlyn Anstee, is the title of a children’s book, and a 2015 song based on the book was written by Emily Arrow and Ashlyn Anstee.  Are We There, Yeti? (2015), by Kerry Morris and Taylor Freshley, is another book.

A joke was posted on Twitter on October 28, 2012:

“If they ever find the Abominable Snowman I’m going to hire him to be my chauffeur so I can sit in the back and say, ‘Are we there Yeti?’”


Wikipedia: Yeti
In the folklore of Nepal, the Yeti (/ˈjɛti/) or Abominable Snowman (Nepali: हिममानव himamānav, lit. “snow man") is an ape-like entity, taller than an average human, that is said to inhabit the Himalayan region of Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet. The names Yeti and Meh-Teh are commonly used by the people indigenous to the region, and are part of their history and mythology. Stories of the Yeti first emerged as a facet of Western popular culture in the 19th century.

OCLC WorldCat record
Are we there Yeti.
Author: Darren Schroeder; Jared Lane; Bob Gibbons; Jason Lennie; Skanz.
Publisher: [Christchurch, N.Z.] : [Funtime Comics], 2005.
Edition/Format: Print book : English

Google Groups: Our Savior Jesus
Are We There Yeti By Al Batt
Ashish Sudhakar
9/15/06
Are We There Yeti?
By Al Batt
He moved to the Greater Hartland area from Soso, Mississippi. He came here because life in his Mississippi town was just so-so.

He told us he was an abominable snowman researcher, a man who studies yeti, bigfoot and sasquatch. We believed him. We had no choice. We know that it’s not polite to call a man a liar. You don t make or keep friends that way.

Twitter
Xela Cumbadger
@XelaCumbadger
If they ever find the Abominable Snowman I’m going to hire him to be my chauffeur so I can sit in the back and say, “Are we there Yeti?”
3:22 AM - 28 Oct 2012

Twitter
Iain Pattison
@Iain_Pattison
If they ever find the Abominable Snowman I’m going to hire him to be my chauffeur.Just so I can sit in the back and say, Are we there Yeti
4:21 AM - 28 Oct 2012

Twitter
big E™
@bigedh456
If they ever find the Abominable Snowman I’m going to hire him to be my chauffeur.Just so I can sit in the back and say, “Are we there Yeti?
5:40 AM - 28 Oct 2012

Twitter
Very Rude Tweets
@VeryRudeTweets
If they ever find Abominable Snowman I’m going to hire him to be my chauffeur. Just so I can sit in the back and say, “Are we there Yeti?”
11:56 AM - 29 Oct 2012

OCLC WorldCat record
Are We There, Yeti?
Author: Ashlyn Anstee
Publisher: Nw York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
Edition/Format: Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English
Summary:
When Bigfoot is driving the bus, a field trip can feel legendarily long ... but the best surprise of all is yeti to come! When Yeti, the school bus driver, takes the class on a surprise trip, everyone wants to know: Are we there, Yeti? And when they finally arrive, a new adventure is in store! Told with simple text and delightful illustrations, Ashlyn Anstee’s debut picture book presents a fun, new take on a timeless question.

OCLC WorldCat record
Are we there, yeti?
Author: Kerry Morris; Taylor Freshley
Publisher: [Herndon, Virginia] : Mascot Books Inc, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format: Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English
Summary:
“Tibetan Mastiff Hoss encounters a lost yeti in his village and embarks on an adventure to return the baby to the top of Mount Everest. Join Hoss and the yeti while they meet exotic animals, overcome obstacles, and explore the Himalayan landscape!"--

YouTube
ARE WE THERE, YETI? Song - Emily Arrow & Ashlyn Anstee
Emily Arrow
Published on Aug 27, 2015
Go to https://www.emilyarrow.com for more!

OCLC WorldCat record
Storytime singalong. Vol. 1
Author: Emily Arrow
Publisher: [Los Angeles, California] : [Emily Arrow], [2016]
Edition/Format: Music CD : CD audio : Juvenile audience : English
Summary:
Emily Arrow’s whimsical and charming sing-along tunes are adored by kids, parents, and teachers alike. Winner of the 2015 John Lennon Songwriting Competition, she has performed at schools and libraries all across the country.
Contents:
Are we there, Yeti? song --

Twitter
John
@JFD1960
I want to employ ‘The Abominable Snowman’ as my chauffeur. Then I can ask “Are we there Yeti?”
7:52 PM - 30 Oct 2017

Twitter
John
@JFD1960
I once employed The Abominable Snowman as a chauffeur.
I loved saying “Are we there Yeti?”
6:13 PM - 1 May 2018

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