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.

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Entry from April 21, 2019
“How did the egg cross the road?"/"It scrambled across.”

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

Q: How did the egg cross the road?
A: It scrambled across.


The joke was printed in many newspapers in 1987.


17 April 1987, Ithaca (NY) Journal, “Just for Laughs,” Pennywhistle Press, pg. 7, col. 1:
Question: How did the egg cross the road?
Answer: It scrambled across.
Lisa Bishop Age 9
Sedro Valley, Washington


Google Books
Kids’ Funniest Jokes
Edited by Sheila Anne Barry
Illustrated by Jeff Sinclair
New York, NY: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
1993
Pg. 81:
How did the egg cross the road?
It scrambled across.
BREANNE STEPHENSON, 8

27 April 2003, Newsday (Long Island, NY), Kidsday sec., pg. 1:
Joke of the Week
How did the egg cross the road?
Answer
It scrambled across - Candice Hahm

14 July 2004, Los Angeles (CA) Times, “The Kids’ Reading Room; Jokes & Riddles,” pg. E17:
How did the egg cross the road? It scrambled.
Shyanne, 7
Hathaway Elementary
Oxnard


Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
Kids Puns of the Weak 03-05-01
Stan Kegel
3/1/05
(...)
How did the egg cross the road?
It scrambled across (Matthew, 6)

Twitter
Randy Schmidt
@R38Y
How did the egg cross the road? It scrambled.
11:21 AM - 25 Nov 2008

Google Books
Happy Smile:
Jokes for Kids

By Adam Smith
Lulu Press (Lulu.com)
2017
Pg. ?:
Q: How did the egg cross the road?
A: It scrambled across!

Twitter
Nathan Taylor
@chieffunologist
Carla: Why did the rubber chicken cross the road?
Marla: She wanted to stretch her legs.

Austin: How did the egg cross the road?
Ozzie: It scrambled across.
12:25 AM - 23 Jan 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityStreets • Sunday, April 21, 2019 • Permalink