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 April 24, 2018
“What do sweet potatoes wear to bed?"/"Their yammies.”

A sweet potato riddle is:

Q: What do sweet potatoes wear to bed?
A: Their yammies.


The “yammies"/"jammies" (pajamas) joke has been cited in print since at least 2002.


Google Books
Collect-N-Do Object Talks for Kids
By Susan L. Lingo
Cincinnati, OH: Standard Publishing
2002
Pg. 32:
Cut the index card in half and write the following riddle on one half of the card: “What do sweet potatoes wear to bed?” Now write this answer on the other card: “Their yammies.”

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Lindsay Keeping
@lindsaymrk
What do sweet potatoes wear to bed??
9:39 PM - 25 Nov 2009

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Sushi Ed
@SushiEd
What do baby sweet potatoes wear to bed? ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Their YAMMIES!!!!  (C’mon - let that laugh out.)
10:57 PM - 24 Mar 2010

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Erica Osuna Johnson
@osunae
What do sweet potatoes wear to bed???  their yammies :p
3:44 PM - 25 Nov 2010

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Calley
@Calleygator
What do sweet potatoes wear to bed?
Their yam-mies #jokeoftheday
1:53 PM - 14 Sep 2017

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dad jokes
@dadtellsjokes
What do sweet potatoes wear to bed?
Their yammies
10:51 AM - 23 Apr 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Tuesday, April 24, 2018 • Permalink