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Entry from January 22, 2018
“Is chicken soup good for your health?"/"Not if you’re the chicken!”

A chicken soup joke is:

Q: Is chicken soup good for your health?
A: Not if you’re a chicken!


The joke has been cited in print since at least 1996.


Google Books
The Little Giant Book of Riddles
By Joseph Rosenbloom
New York, NY: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
1996
Pg. 95:
Is chicken soup good for your health?
Not if you’re a chicken.

Google Books
Squeaky Clean Jokes for Kids
By Bob Phillips and Steve Russo
Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers
1997
Pg. 136:
Is chicken soup good for your health?
Not if you’re a chicken.

25 May 1999, Fresno (CA) Bee, “We observe Memorial Day,” pg. E8:
Q: Is chicken soup good for your health?
A: Not if you’re the chicken.

Google Groups: amilcommunity
J0K3S
path...@gmail.com
2/6/07
(...)
Q: Is chicken soup good for your health?
A: Not if you’re the chicken!

Twitter
Heidy‏
@SelketXimenna
Is chicken soup good for your health? Not if you’re the chicken!
4:06 PM - 8 Aug 2008

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A few Chicken Jokes
Painted Pony
01 May 2010, 02:41 #4
(...)
Is chicken soup good for your health ?
Not if you’re the chicken !

Google Books
Jokelopedia: The Biggest, Best, Silliest, Dumbest Joke Book Ever!
By Eva Blank, Alison Benjamin, Rosanne Green, Ilana Weitzman and Lisa Sparks
New York, NY: Workman Publishing
2013
Pg. ?:
Is chicken soup good for your health?
Not if you’re the chicken!

Twitter
Katrina McCall‏
@mccallnvkatrina
Is chicken soup good for your health? Not if you’re the chicken!
11:54 PM - 14 May 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Monday, January 22, 2018 • Permalink