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 22, 2020
“What did one potato chip say to the other?"/"Shall we go for a dip?”

A potato chip riddle is:

Q: What did one potato chip say to the other?
A: “Shall we go for a dip?”


“Dip” can mean “a swim” or “a dipping sauce.” The joke has been cited in print since at least 1972.


Newspapers.com
18 November 1972, Daily Record (Long Branch, NJ), pg. 17, col. 1: 
What did one potato chip say to the other potato chip?
What do you say we go for a dip.
Katie DeSantis, 70 Comanche Dr., Oceanport. N.J.

Newspapers.com
9 July 1973, Miami (FL) News, “Mini-Day,” pg. 6B, col. 4:
Q. What did one potato chip say to another?
A. Let’s get out swimsuits on and go for a dip.
-- Karen Rosenthal, age 11, Miami

11 May 1975, Washington (DC) Star, “Mini Jokes,” Mini Page, pg. 3, col. 1:
Q. What did the lady potato chip say to the man potato chip?
A. Let’s take a dip.
Sharon Radziewski

Google Books
February 1982, Boys’ Life “Think & Grin,” pg. 72, col. 3:
Al: What did one potato chip say to the other?
Bert: Let’s go for a dip. — Don Wilson, Loveland, Ohio.

Google Books
Remember the A la Mode:
Riddles and Puns

By Charles Keller
Illustrated by Lee Lorenz
Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall
1983
Pg. ?:
What did one potato chip say to the other?
“Shall we go for a dip?”

Google Books
The Zaniest Riddle Book in the World
By Joseph Rosenbloom
New York, NY: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
1984
Pg. 49:
What did one potato chip say to the other?
“Shall we go for a dip?”

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“Shall we take a dip?”

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