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 01, 2018
“What did the shoe say to the gum?"/"Stick with me and we’ll go places.”

A gum riddle is:

Q: What did the shoe say to the gum?
A: “Stick with me and we’ll go places.”


The joke has been cited in print since at least 1987.


27 December 1987, Arkansas Democrat (Little Rock, AR), “Send Me a Riddle,” comics sec., pg. ?:
Q: WHAT DID THE SHOE SAY TO THE GUM?
A: STICK WITH ME AND WE’LL GO PLACES.
KELLEE BRADFORD, DALY CITY, CA

Google Books
Super Silly Riddles
By Charles Keller
New York, NY: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
2002
Pg. 13:
What did the shoe say to the gum?
“Stick with me and we’ll go places.”

Google Groups: JerzeYSouLVoicE
Fw: [Church] Silly Riddles - for kids
Sinu Varghese
6/9/09
(...)
Q. What did the shoe say to the gum?
A. Stick with me and we will go places

Twitter
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@Highlights
What did the shoe say to the gum? Stick with me and I’ll take you places.
3:00 PM - 26 Feb 2013

Google Books
LOL: A Load of Laughs and Jokes for Kids
By Craig Yoe
New York, NY: Little Simon
2017
Pg. 286:
Q: What did the shoe say to the piece of gum?
A: “Stick with me and we’ll go places!”

Reddit—3amjokes
What did the shoe say to the gum? self.3amjokes
Submitted January 2, 2018 by knee_growedz
Stick with me, and you’ll go places

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Monday, January 01, 2018 • Permalink