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 Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from November 27, 2022
“Why did the television cross the road?"/"Because it wanted to be a flat screen.”

“Why did the chicken cross the road?"/"To get to the other side” is a classic riddle from the 19th century. A television variation is:

Q: Why did the TV cross the road?
A: Because it wanted to be a flat screen.


“Why did the tv cross the road? He wanted to be a flat screen” was posted on Twitter by Michaela Vaughan on February 13, 2012. “why did the tv cross the road?? he wanted to be a flat screen...” was posted on Twitter by Kim Sanner on September 29, 2012. “Why did the TV cross the road? Because it wanted to be a flat screen” was printed in the book More One Liners, Jokes and Gags (2013) compiled by Grant Tucker.


Twitter
Michaela Vaughan
@MichaelaJaneV
Why did the tv cross the road? He wanted to be a flat screen.. #jokesIlearnedfromthekidsIbabysit
8:36 AM · Feb 13, 2012·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Kim Sanner
@kimsanner
why did the tv cross the road?? he wanted to be a flat screen…
@KendallGarraway the things john says!
10:08 PM · Sep 29, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
▲► Cortez ◄▲
@A_Unknown_User
Q: why did the tv cross West Tidwell Road ? A: it wanted to be a flat screen.
11:42 PM · Nov 21, 2012·Twitter Web Client

Google Books
More One Liners, Jokes and Gags
Compiled by Grant Tucker
London, UK: Biteback Publishing
2013
Pg. ?:
Why did the TV cross the road? Because it wanted to be a flat screen.

Twitter
Ernest Adikwu
@ernestadiq
Q: Why did the TV cross the road?
A: Because it wanted to be a flat screen.
2:08 PM · May 17, 2013·TweetDeck

Twitter
Billy Babu 🇫🇴
@BillyBabu7
Q: Why did the TV cross the road?
A: Because it wanted to be a flat screen
10:10 AM · May 18, 2014·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
South Wilford CE Primary School
@sthwilford
#ChristmasCracker no. 4
Why did the television cross the road?
He wanted to be a flat screen!
2:40 PM · Dec 27, 2015·Twitter for iPad

Twitter
Webster🇿🇲
@WebsterExJedi
Q: Why did the TV cross the road?
A: Because it wanted to be a flat screen.
2:22 PM · Apr 4, 2018·Facebook

Twitter
C is a mainstream sellout
@GorgeouslyHarry
Hi @Harry_Styles !
Why did the TV cross the road?
Because it wanted to be a flat screen!
6:17 AM · Dec 17, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Russell Chavous
@FoxhorseRussell
Replying to @sav_says_
Why did the television cross the road? because it wanted to be a flat screen 🤦‍♂️
8:51 PM · Oct 15, 2020·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Britt_to the_N.E.Y.
@brit_to_the_NEY
Replying to @slevinkalevera
What did the TV cross the road?
It wanted to be a flat screen TV! 🤣🤣🤣
7:38 AM · Dec 19, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
🇵🇷😉Mari🏹💜🍊🗽⚾ChaseFor28
@Mariarodz1460
Okay another one because this game is not it for now! 🫣

Por qué el televisor cruzó la calle?
Quería ser pantalla plana! 🥁😳

(Why did the TV crossed the road?
It wanted to be a flat screen!) #RepBX
2:24 PM · Jul 21, 2022·Twitter for Android

Facebook
Indian Hills Community Sign
November 26, 2022 at 11:35 AM ·
(The following text is shown on a sign.—ed.)
THE TELEVISION
CROSSED THE ROAD
BECAUSE IT
WANTED TO BE
A FLAT-SCREEN!

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityStreets • Sunday, November 27, 2022 • Permalink


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