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Entry from November 19, 2020
Sudden Fried Chicken (sudden + Southern fried chicken)

A fried chicken riddle is:

Q: What do you get when lightning strikes the chicken coop?
A: Sudden fried chicken.


“Sudden friend chicken” can sound like “Southern fried chicken.” There was an American cartoon titled Sudden Fried Chicken (1946).

“Latest book on the market is called ‘The Day Lightning Struck the Chicken Coop or Sudden Fried Chicken’” was printed in The Province (Vancouver, BC) on July 3, 1958. “Lightning struck the chicken coop! Sudden fried chicken!” was posted on the newsgroup alt.mothersuperior on January 17, 2003.

“Why is it ‘the urge for takeaway’ and not ‘Sudden Fried Chicken’?” is another joke that was posted on Twitter by Simon Trevor-Wright on March 6, 2016.


Wikipedia: Fried chicken
Southern fried chicken, also known simply as fried chicken, is a dish consisting of chicken pieces which have been coated in a seasoned batter and pan-fried, deep fried, or pressure fried. The breading adds a crisp coating or crust to the exterior of the chicken while retaining juices in the meat. Broiler chickens are most commonly used.

IMDb (The Internet Movie Database)
Sudden Fried Chicken (1946)
7min | Animation, Short, Comedy | 18 October 1946 (USA)
Herman convinces Hector to box the local champ Henry Rooster to intimidate his wife Chickenpie and prove to her he is a manly chicken.
Directors: Bill Tytla, Orestes Calpini (uncredited)
Writers: Carl Meyer (story) (as Carl Myer), Jack Ward (story)
Stars: Jackson Beck, Gwen Davies, Arnold Stang | See full cast & crew »

Newspapers.com
3 July 1958, The Province (Vancouver, BC), “The Early Bird” by Hugh Watson, pg. 19, col. 7:
Latest book on the market is called “The Day Lightning Struck the Chicken Coop or Sudden Fried Chicken.”

Google Groups: alt.mothersuperior
Southern slams
Mahakala
Jan 17, 2003, 11:51:21 PM
(...)
Lightning struck the chicken coop! Sudden fried chicken!

Twitter
Tri-State Weather
@tristateweather
What do you get when lightning strikes the chicken coop?
Sudden fried chicken
7:32 AM · Jul 14, 2012·Facebook

Twitter
Aaron Brown
@AaronMLB
Have just seen an advert for a fast food outlet called Sudden Fried Chicken. hmmm
12:01 PM · Oct 28, 2012·TweetDeck

Twitter
Dirty Dan
@pomettd
What do you get when lightning hits the chicken coop? Sudden fried chicken! #ClassicJokeWednesday
9:33 PM · Apr 30, 2014·Twitter for iPad

Twitter
Joe Rao
@JoeRaoWeather
What do you get when lightning strikes a chicken coop?
“Sudden fried” chicken—Thanks to News 12’s Norm Dvoskin for this little ditty!
6:04 PM · Jul 28, 2014·SocialNewsDesk

Twitter
Simon Trevor-Wright
@7Dilligaf
@Puncroaker Why is it ‘the urge for takeaway’ and not ‘Sudden Fried Chicken’?
8:13 AM · Mar 6, 2016·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Mariya Javed
@mariyaamina14
When someone means ‘southern fried chicken’ but writes ‘sudden fried chicken’
3:31 PM · Jun 6, 2016·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Soros-Funded Deep State Operative
@ExGOPer
Replying to @jaketapper
I attended a taping of “What’s My Line?” circa 1970 and he was a panelist. He recall him telling this joke (paraphrasing here):
What do you get when the hen house is struck by lightning?
Sudden Fried Chicken.
12:44 PM · Feb 8, 2020·Twitter Web App

Posted by Barry Popik
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