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 October 27, 2017
“What do you call haunted yogurt?"/"Paranormal Activia.”

Activia is a brand of yogurt; the name sounds like “activity.” “Would it be gauche to bring the script for my “Paranormal Activia” skit to snl tonight? It’s like fear.com, but about haunted yogurt” was posted on Twitter on November 14, 2009. “I just watched a terrifying film about a couple who unwittingly buy a haunted yogurt. It’s called Paranormal Activia” was posted on Twitter on April 15, 2010.

The pun has been printed on several images.


Wikipedia: Activia
Activia is a brand of yogurt owned by Groupe Danone ("The Dannon Company” in the United States) and introduced in France in 1987. As of 2013, Activia is present in more than 70 countries and on 5 continents. Activia is classified as a functional food, designed to improve digestive health.

YouTube
Paranormal Activia
Sue Galloway
Published on Oct 31, 2009
This is what happens when your Activia is paranormal.  Featuring Sue Galloway and John Lutz.

Twitter
Nellie Killian‏
@nelliekillian
Would it be gauche to bring the script for my “Paranormal Activia” skit to snl tonight? It’s like fear.com, but about haunted yogurt.
10:48 AM - 14 Nov 2009

Twitter
Pegg News‏
@simonpegg
I just watched a terrifying film about a couple who unwittingly buy a haunted yogurt. It’s called Paranormal Activia ...  I’m here all week.
3:34 PM - 15 Apr 2010

YouTube
“Paranormal Activia” - Official Trailer [HD]
sillyocity
Published on Aug 14, 2011
It’ll scare the sh** outta you.
Directed by:Howie Michael Smith

Reddit—3amjokes
Did you hear about that supernatural yogurt brand? self.3amjokes
Submitted February 27, 2015 by Blepper-yoinkbut how brain do
I think it was called Paranormal Activia.

Twitter
Kimberly Crone‏
@kim1981love
Jamie Lee Curtis is slated to star in a new horror movie about a haunted yogurt shop. It’s called ‘Paranormal Activia’...
Good one, Rob!
7:05 PM - 15 Apr 2015

Twitter
Jonathan Stiffler‏
@jdstiffler
Would haunted yogurt be Paranormal Activia?
8:20 PM - 17 Mar 2016

Google Books
3000 Jokes, 2997 Laughs
By Mike Haskins
London, UK: Portico
2017
Pg. ?:
I think I’ve been possessed by a haunted yogurt. I should never have eaten that ‘Paranormal Activia’.

Reddit—Jokes
What do you call haunted yogurt?
submitted October 27, 2017 by PrinceBeartime
Paranormal Activia.
COMMENTS
iamfoshizzle
“Activia” is Greek to me.

BaldingMonk
What a cultured joke.

Reddit—3amjokes
I just watched a horror movie about an older couple being haunted by yogurt. self.3amjokes
Submitted August 14, 2018 by porichoygupto
Paranormal Activia.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Friday, October 27, 2017 • Permalink