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

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Entry from January 06, 2018
“How do you insult a hamburger patty?"/"Call it a meatball!”

A hamburger riddle is:

Q: How do you insult a hamburger patty?
A: Call it a meatball.


The joke was printed in the book One Hundred and One Hamburger Jokes (1978) by Phil Hirsch.


Google Books
One Hundred and One Hamburger Jokes
By Phil Hirsch
Mew York, NY: Scholastic Book Services
1978
Pg. 10:
How do you insult a hamburger?
Call it a meatball!

17 July 1979, St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch, “Jokes by You,” pg. 5C, col. 8:
Q: How do you insult a hamburger patty?
A: Call it a meatball.
Kevin Schoene

Google Books
October 1981, Boys’ Life, “Think & Grin,” pg. 82, col. 3:
Jon: How do you insult a hamburger patty?
Don: Call it a meatball. — Fernando Vina, Sacramento, Calif.

Twitter
Bollywood Sargam‏
@bollywoodsargam
Burger jokes - 2227 Joke: How do you insult a hamburger patty?
Call it a meatball! .... http://bit.ly/FmzAZ
10:54 AM - 31 Aug 2009

Google Books
The Best Jokes I’ve Heard, Volume 2
By Douglas Blankenship
BLoomington, IN: AuthorHouse
2011
Pg. 240:
Q: How do you insult a hamburger patty?
A: Call it a meatball.

Google Books
Sensible Nonsense.. Frank’s Comic Pack:
Humour Pack Series
By Frank Paul
BookBaby
2014
Pg. ?:
How do you insult a hamburger patty?Call it a meatball!

Twitter
Lucky Score‏
@LuckyScoreNet
How do you insult a hamburger patty?
Call it
a meatball!
#Joke from #BurgerJokes in #Jokes, #Humor and #Satire
4:21 PM - 5 Jan 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Saturday, January 06, 2018 • Permalink