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 24, 2018
“Did you hear about the race between the lettuce and the tomato?” (joke)

A food joke has been printed on several images:

“Did you hear about the race between the lettuce and the tomato? The lettuce was a ‘head’ and the tomato was trying to ‘ketchup’!”

The joke was posted on the newsgroup soc.culture.indonesia on August 3, 1993.


Google Groups: soc.culture.indonesia
refreshment for the netters
EKO SETIAWAN - DUDE!
8/3/93
(...)
Did you hear about the race between the lettuce and the tomato?
-At the finish the lettuce came out ahead and the tomato was trying to catch up.

Twitter
Tad Bishop
@Tadpole1996
@kkinetic Did you hear about the race between the lettuce and the tomato?
A: The lettuce was a “head” and the tomato was trying to “ketchup
1:49 AM - 12 Jul 2010

21 February 2013, The Sun (London, UK), “Daily Smile,” pg. 20:
DID you hear about the race between the lettuce and the tomato? The lettuce was a “head and the tomato was trying to “ketchup”!

Google Books
What a Joke!:
For Kids of All Ages

By Marlize Schmidt
Lulu Press (Lulu.com)
2014
Pg. ?:
Q: Did you hear about the race between the lettuce and the tomato?
A: The lettuce was a"head" and the tomato was trying to “ketchup”.

Reddit—Jokes
Did you hear about the race between the lettuce and the tomato?
submitted February 9, 2015 by Evan_SBrown
The lettuce was a head and the tomato was trying to ketchup.
COMMENTS
tweezedenied
I don’t carrot all who won.

Dixie_Normous420
I wonder who will turnip at the finish line first

worksafemonkey
Asparagus the details. Just tell us who won

Twitter
TERRY HUNT
@TERRYHU47705587
Replying to @playmorewomen
@playmorewomen DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE RACE
BETWEEN THE TOMATO AND THE LETTUCE, THE
LETTUCE CAME OUT AHEAD AND TOMATO TRIED
TO KETCHUP
5:14 PM - 30 May 2015

Google Books
Sporty Kids:
Little Athletics!

By Felice Arena
Sydney, AUstralia: Puffin Books
2017
Pg. ?:
Did you hear about the race between the lettuce and the tomato?
The lettuce was a head and the tomato was trying to ketchup.

Reddit—Cleanjokes
Did you hear about the race between the lettuce and the tomato? (self.cleanjokes)
submitted October 26, 2017 by dinger09
The lettuce was a “head” and the tomato was trying to “ketchup”!

Reddit—Cleanjokes
Did you hear about the race between the lettuce and the tomato? (self.cleanjokes)
submitted April 24, 2018 by chacham2
The lettuce was ahead and the tomato was trying to ketchup.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Tuesday, April 24, 2018 • Permalink