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 27, 2018
“What do you call a flying monkey?"/"A hot air baboon.”

A hot air balloon shouldn’t be confused with a hot air baboon. A riddle is:

Q: What do you call a flying monkey?
A: A hot air baboon.


The joke has been cited in print since at least 1992.


Google Books
102 Goofy Jokes
By Morgan Matthews
Mahwah, NJ: Watermill Press
1992
Pg. 16:
Which monkey can fly?
A hot-air baboon.

Google Books
Nutty Good Clean Jokes for Kids
By Bob Phillips
Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers
1995
Pg. 55:
Jeff: What kind of monkey flies?
Joel: I give up.
Jeff: A hot-air baboon.

8 November 2005, Los Angeles (CA) Times, “The Kid’s Reading Room: Jokes & Riddles,” pg. E14, col. 2:
What do you call a flying monkey? A hot air baboon.
Andrea, 8
Lunada Day Elementary
Palos Verdes Estates


January 1998, Highlights for Children, “Riddles,” pg. 6:
11. Which monkey can fly?
Astley Pitters-Springfield, Massachusetts
Answers:
11. A hot-air baboon.

Reddit—Jokes
What kind of monkey can fly?
submitted February 28, 2011 by rutgerswhat
A hot air baboon!

Google Books
Monkey Jokes For Kids 3
By Peter Crumpton
PeteyRF Creative
2015
Pg. ?:
What do you call a flying primate?
A hot air baboon!

Reddit—3amjokes
What do you call a flying monkey? self.3amjokes
Submitted February 8, 2016 by lionstigersbearsomar
A hot air baboon!

Reddit—Jokes
What do you call a flying monkey?
submitted November 22, 2016 by NormalRedditUsername
A hot air baboon.

Reddit—Dad Jokes
Which type of monkey can fly? (self.dadjokes)
submitted September 10, 2017 by I_Fart_Liquids
A hot air baboon

Twitter
The Mill Arts Centre‏
@TheMillBanbury
What do you call a flying monkey?
A hot air baboon!
#BadJokeFridayThe Mill Arts Centre added,
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@edfringe
Happy Friday everyone!
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