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 Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from February 23, 2020
“I saw a guy at the beach yelling, ‘Help! Shark! Help!’ I knew the shark wasn’t helping”

"I saw a guy at the beach yelling, ‘Help! Shark! Help!’ I just laughed. I knew the shark wasn’t going to help him” is a joke that as been printed on many images. The person yelled for help against the shark, not from the shark.

“One day Mary Jane was walking along the beach and saw a shark swimming towards a man who was swimming and the man was yelling HELP HELP but Mary Jane just laughed and laughed because she knew that the shark wasn’t going to help this guy!” was posted on the newsgroup alt.tasteless.jokes on January 17, 1994.

“I saw a man at the beach yelling ‘Help, shark! Help!’ I just laughed, I knew that shark wasn’t going to help him” was posted on Twitter by sickipediabot on January 16, 2012. The joke was popularized on the Sickipedia website.


Google Groups: alt.tasteless.jokes
Looking for mary Jane Jokes
Kevin Murphy
1/17/94
Does anyone have the coanonical (sp) list of mary jane jokes?  There are lots of them - the go something like this..

One day Mary Jane was walking along the beach and saw a shark swimming towards a man who was swimming and the man was yelling HELP HELP but Mary Jane just laughed and laughed because she knew that the shark wasn’t going to help this guy!

Twitter
Daily Jokes
@AddBeerHere
I saw a man at the beach yelling “Help, Shark, Help!!!”
I just laughed, I knew that shark wasn’t going to help him
8:13 PM · Jan 15, 2012·Twitter for Android

Twitter
sickipediabot
@sickipediabot
I saw a man at the beach yelling “Help, shark! Help!”
I just laughed, I knew that shark wasn’t going to help him.
1:58 PM · Jan 16, 2012·sickipediabot

Twitter
funny humour
@funnyhumour
I saw a man at the beach yelling “Help, shark! Help!” I just laughed, I knew that shark wasn’t going to help him.
4:56 PM · Jan 16, 2012·UberSocial for BlackBerry

Twitter
Anti Joke Tyrone
@AntiJokeTyrone
I was walking on the beach when I heard a man yell “Help, Shark, Help!” and I laughed, because I knew the shark wasn’t going to help him.
6:13 PM · Oct 3, 2012·TweetDeck

Google Books
5,000 Great One Liners
Compiled by Grant Tucker
London, UK: Biteback Publishing
2012
Pg. 154:
I saw a man at the beach yelling, ‘Help, shark! Help!’ I just laughed. I knew that shark wasn’t going to help him.

Google Books
Of Wit N Humour
By Vincent Thnay
Lulu Press (Lulu.com)
2015
Pg. ?:
I saw a man at the beach screaming, “Help, shark, help!” I laughed because I knew the shark wasn’t going to help him. - Unknown

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/JonBStout Auust 23, 2015
I saw a man at the beach yelling “Help, shark! Help!”
I just laughed, I knew that shark wasn’t going to help him.

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/madazzahatter March 9, 2019
I was at the beach today and I saw a man in the water shouting, “Help! Shark! Help!”
I laughed because I knew the shark wasn’t going to help him…

Twitter
Sonic More Music
@sonicmoremusic1
Replying to @SharkMontauk and @GeorgeProbst
I saw a guy at the beach yelling “Help! Shark! Help!”
I just laughed…
I knew the shark wasn’t going to help him.
11:21 AM · Feb 22, 2020·Twitter Web App

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