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 August 30, 2017
“What do you get if you cross an abbot with a trout?"/"Monkfish.”

A pun on the name “monkfish” is:

Q: What do you get if you cross an abbot with a trout?
A: Monkfish.


The joke ha been cited in print since at least 2002.


Wikipedia: Lophius
Members of the genus Lophius, also sometimes called monkfish, fishing-frogs, frog-fish and sea-devils, are well known off the coasts of Europe. To the North Sea fishermen, this fish is known as the “monk,” or “monkfish”, a name which also belongs to Squatina squatina, the angelshark, a type of shark. The north European species is Lophius piscatorius, the Mediterranean species Lophius budegassa.

Ceramic Tile Advice Forums
Crooked Backsplash
NeedHelp
06-02-2002, 08:52 PM
(...)
What do you get if you cross an abbot with a trout ?
Monkfish !

Online Debate Network
Re; Fish jokes
Snoop
October 26th, 2005, 04:58 AM
(...)
What do you get if you cross an abbot with a trout ?
Monkfish !

Google Groups: Palace of Adult Humor
jokes
GenPoo
5/11/07
(...)
What do you get if you cross an abbot with a trout?
Monkfish!

Twitter
Fish Chat‏
@Fish_chat
What do you get if you cross an abbot with a trout?...Monkfish
4:19 AM - 4 May 2009

Google Books
The Mammoth Book of Really Silly Jokes
Edited by Geoff Tibballs
London, UK: Constable & Robinson Ltd
2011
Pg. 103:
What do you get if you cross an abbot with a salmon?
Monkfish.

Twitter
Sarah Liversedge‏
@SarahPug
What do you get if you cross an Abbott with a trout? A monkfish. #fishjokeoftheday
3:19 PM - 2 Nov 2012

Google Books
Sensible Nonsense.. Frank’s Comic Pack:
Humour Pack Series

By Frank Paul
BookBaby
2014
Pg. ?:
What do you get if you cross an abbot with a trout ?Monkfish !

YouTube
Ok, here is the joke. What do you get if you cross an abbot wi...
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Published on Jan 22, 2016
What do you get if you cross an abbot with a trout ?
Monkfish !

Twitter
Ronelle Roberts‏
@RonelleRoberts
#HappyFriday #98Fish
What do you get if you cross an abbot with a trout?...
Monkfish!
7:00 PM - 4 Aug 2016

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Wednesday, August 30, 2017 • Permalink