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 January 28, 2017
“Two antennas met on a roof, fell in love and got married” (joke)

A popular Valentine’s Day joke is: “Two antennas/antennae/aerials met on a roof, fell in love and got married. The ceremony wasn’t much, but the reception was excellent.” The “reception” pun has been cited in print since at least 2000 and has been printed on many images.


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Password Changer
Brian Buydens
7/7/00
(...)
Did you hear about the two antennas that got married?  The wedding was a disaster but the reception was great!

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Li’l Al
Linda1
8/28/00
A “groaner” just for your reading pleasure!

Two antennas met and fell in love. 
They decided to get married. 

…………The wedding was a disaster but the reception was great.

Google Groups: alt.society.modern-life
Diary of a Superannuated Soul - w/e 9th December, 2000
John Copeland
12/8/00
(...)
I enjoyed the Tommy Cooper jokes sent to me by e-mail:

Two aerials met on a roof, fell in love, and got married. The ceremony was rubbish but the reception was brilliant.

30 December 2000, The Times (London, UK), “Click” by TIm Wapshott, pg. 17:
FINALLY, I leave you with a joke e-mailed from Frazer Nash of Havas Interactive: “Two aerials met on a roof, fell in love and got married. The ceremony was rubbish but the reception was brilliant.”

BBC News
Wednesday, 2 January, 2002, 10:37 GMT
Christmas crackers: Tell us your favourite joke
(...)
Two aerials meet on a roof, fall in love and get married. The ceremony was rubbish but the reception was brilliant.
Dave Paton, Scotland

26 September 2002, The Globe and Mail (Toronto, ON), “Your Morning Smile,” pg. A2, col. 2:
Two antennas met on a roof, fell in love and decided to get married. The service wasn’t anything special, but, after the wedding, the reception was outstanding!—H. Lukin Robinson

24 November 2003, Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI). “That Is Easy!,” pg. B1:
* Two antennas meet on a roof, fall in love and get married. The ceremony wasn’t much but the reception was great.

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20 groaners at one time....
little helper SantaMikal
12/11/03
(...)
6.  Two antennas meet on a roof, fall in love, and get married.  The ceremony wasn’t much, but the reception was brilliant.

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Kids Puns of the Weak 06-15-04
Stan Kegel
6/16/04
(...)
Did you hear about the two antennas that got married? 
The wedding was terrible, but the reception was great (Daily Groaner)

Twitter
Dean Jensen
‏@Dean_Jensen
Two antennas met on a roof, fell in love and got married. The ceremony wasn’t much, but the reception was excellent
10:32 AM - 5 Jan 2007

Twitter
CM Harrington
‏@octothorpe
Did you hear about the marriage of the two antennae? Well,the wedding itself was a bit awkward, but the reception was awesome!
9:11 AM - 12 Jul 2007

Twitter
Willowbottom
‏@Willowbottom
Two antennae met on a roof, fell in love and got married. The ceremony wasn’t much, but the reception was excellent.
1:29 AM - 15 Feb 2009

Google Books
The Mammoth Book of Really Silly Jokes:
Humour for the whole family

London: Constable & Robinson Ltd
2011
Pg. 44:
Two aerials meet on a roof, fall in love and get married. The ceremony was rubbish but the reception was brilliant.

Google Books
5,000 Great One Liners
Compiled by Grant Tucker
London: Biteback Publishing
2012
Pg. ?:
Two antennae met on a roof, fell in love and got married. The ceremony wasn’t much, but the reception was excellent.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityRadio/Television • Saturday, January 28, 2017 • Permalink