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 July 30, 2018
“What do you get when you cross a police dog with a skunk?"/"Law & odor.”

A “law and order” pun is:

Q: What do you get when you cross a police dog with a skunk?
A: Law & odor.


The joke has been cited in print since at least 1996.


12 January 1996, The News Journal (Wilmington, DE), “Just for Laughs,” pg. HR11, col. 5:
Q. What do you get when you cross a police dog with a skunk?
A. Law and odor.
Mikey Prettyman, 7
Bear


26 December 2000, Los Angeles (CA) Times, “The Kids’ Reading Room; Jokes & Riddles,” pg. E7:
What do you get if you cross a police dog and a skunk? Law and odor. (Jesus, 9, Chavez Elementary, Norwalk)

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@CTVJoelle what do you get when you cross a police dog with a skunk?
Law and odor.
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Q.  What do you get when you cross a police dog with a skunk?
A.  Law and Odor

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Q.  What do you get when you cross a police dog with a skunk?
A.  Law and odor.
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What do you get when you cross a police dog with a skunk?
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Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Monday, July 30, 2018 • Permalink