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 March 09, 2018
“What do you call an alligator in a vest?"/"An investigator.”

An alligator riddle that has been printed on images is:

Q: What do you call an alligator in a vest?
A: An investigator.


The alligator pun was posted on Twitter on September 20, 2010, but went viral on April 28, 2011.


Twitter
Antonio Hanna
@freefallstudios
Replying to @shakiratanah
@h0mesick Q: What do you call an Alligator in a Vest? A: An In-Vest-i-Gator!
10:21 PM - 20 Sep 2010

Twitter
Mica
@michelititaaa
Replying to @jennkloc
lol.. silly. RT @jennkloc What do you call an alligator in a vest? ... An investigator! HAHAHA!
12:55 AM - 28 Apr 2011

Twitter
Logan Beaty
@lbeaty1981
What do you call an alligator in a vest? An investigator!
10:51 AM - 28 Apr 2011

Twitter
Cortney Park
@cpark9
I actually laughed at this...Am I 5? RT @crashtestdummyX: What do you call an alligator in a vest?
An investigator! #bestjokeever
11:49 AM - 28 Apr 2011

2 October 2011, The People (London, UK), pg. 14:
What do you call an alligator wearing a vest?
An investigator.

Google Books
Funny Animal Jokes For Kids
By Peter Crumpton
PeteyRF Creative
2015
Pg. ?:
What do you call an alligator in a vest?
An investigator.

Google Books
Happy Smile:
Jokes for Kids

By Adam Smith
Lulu Press (Lulu.com)
2017
Pg. ?:
Q: What do you call an alligator in a vest?
A: An Investigator.

Reader’s Digest
August 1, 2017
25 Corny Jokes Everyone Will Laugh at to Celebrate National Tell a Joke Day
BY JULIA K. PORTER
(...)
What do you call an alligator detective? An investi-gator.
(Did you know avocados are known as “alligator pears”?)

Twitter
EmilyDirectioner1D
@FicoEmilia
What do you call an alligator in a vest?
An investigator!
#OneDirectionBestFans
9:14 AM - 7 Mar 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Friday, March 09, 2018 • Permalink