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. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from November 15, 2021
“What do you get when you mix a broccoli and a melon?"/"The saddest vegetable: a melonccoli.”

The word “melancholy” is not a food portmanteau of “melon” and broccoli,” but there are jokes.

“Melancholy.  A cross between a melon and a broccoli.  At least that’s what I told my son” was posted on Twitter by D.E.N.N.I.S. on December 29, 2010. “MELON + BROCCOLI = MELONCHOLY (THE SADDEST VEGETABLE IN EXISTENCE)” (shown in a comic illustration) was posted on Endless Origami on May 28, 2012. “What do you get when you mix a broccoli and a melon? The saddest vegetable known to man: a melonccoli” was posted on Reddit—Jokes on November 29, 2012.

“Melancauliflower"/ “Melancholiflower"/ “Meloncauliflower"/ “Meloncholiflower” (melancholy + cauliflower) are related portmanteau terms. “What do you call a sad watermelon?"/"Melancholy” is a related riddle.


Wiktionary: melancholy
Noun
melancholy
(countable and uncountable, plural melancholies)
1. (historical) Black bile, formerly thought to be one of the four “cardinal humours” of animal bodies.
2. Great sadness or depression, especially of a thoughtful or introspective nature.

Twitter
D.E.N.N.I.S.
@wales2k
Melancholy.  A cross between a melon and a broccoli.  At least that’s what I told my son.
4:21 PM · Dec 29, 2010·Twitter Web Client

Endless Origami
The Saddest Vegetable
by Nico on May 28, 2012 at 12:01 am
Posted In: Comics
MELON + BROCCOLI = MELONCHOLY (THE SADDEST VEGETABLE IN EXISTENCE)

Twitter
彡 Khɒlɘd ツ
@dankarov
What do you get if you cross Melon and Broccoli
("MELON + BROCCOLI = MELONCHOLY (THE SADDEST VEGETABLE IN EXISTENCE)” is shown on an image from Endless Origami.—ed.)
5:08 PM · May 29, 2012·Twitter for iPad

Twitter
Deana
@_DearDeana_
Melon + Broccoli = Meloncholy (the saddest vegetable in existence.)
12:54 AM · May 30, 2012·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Selfish Machine
@Dizzie428
Melon + broccoli = meloncholy, the saddest vegetable alive
1:56 PM · May 30, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Aries Austria
@aries2915
What do you get when you cross a melon and a broccoli? Meloncholy, saddest vegetable in existence #jokes
7:08 AM · Jun 9, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/TheChickWithTheDrums November 29, 2012
What do you get when you mix a broccoli and a melon?
The saddest vegetable known to man: a melonccoli.

Twitter
V
@OldishMonk
What do you get when you mix a broccoli and a melon?........ The saddest vegetable known to man: a melonccoli.
4:06 AM · Nov 30, 2012·Twitter Web Client

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/Adnan_Targaryen March 24, 2017
What do you get when you mix a broccoli and a melon?
The saddest vegetable known to man: A Melonccoli.

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/YZXFILE February 24, 2020
What do you get when you cross a melon with broccoli?
A melon-coli snack.

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/rumblefish65 April 14, 2020
What do you get when you mix a broccoli and a melon?
The saddest vegetable known to man: a melonccoli.

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/irishbastard87 June 28, 2021
What do you get when you mix a melon and broccoli?
A melancholy

Twitter
Jan
@Jan12371128
@BrokoliNetwork
What do you get when you mix a broccoli and a melon?
The saddest vegetable known to man: a melonccoli.
4:52 PM · Sep 11, 2021·Twitter for Android

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Monday, November 15, 2021 • Permalink