A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from October 29, 2017
“What kind of TV do you find inside a haunted house?"/"A wide scream TV.”

A Halloween riddle about wide-screen television is:

Q: What kind of TV do you find inside a haunted house?
A: A wide scream TV.


The joke has been cited in print since at least 1998.


Google Books
3650 Jokes, Puns, and Riddles
By Anne Kostick, Charles Foxgrover and Michael J. Pellowski
New York, NY: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.
1998
Pg. 187:
What kind of television do you find in a haunted house?
A wide scream TV.

Google Books
Spooky Creature Riddles
By Janet Nuzum Myers
New York, NY: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
2005
Pg. 28:
What do monsters do in their spare time?
They watch wide-scream TV.

Google Books
Galaxy’s Greatest Giggles
By Matt Rissinger and Philip Yates
New York, NY: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
2008
Pg. 90:
What kind of TV would you find in a haunted palace?
Wide-scream TV.

Twitter
Jack‏
@JokeJockey
Itz time for “THAT #JOKE SUCKS!” *<):oP What kind of television do you find in a haunted house? A wide SCREAM tv.
7:22 AM - 7 Aug 2011

30 October 2012, Birmingham (UK) Mail, “Halloween Ribticklers,” pg. 32:
What kind of television do you find in a haunted house? A wide scream TV!

Google Books
LOL Tongue Twisters Collection:
Over 250 Tongue Twisters for Kids and Adults Who Don’t Take Themselves too Seriously!!

By Marcus Stuart
LOL Books
2016
Pg. ?:
What kind of TV is most commonly found in haunted houses?
A wide SCREAM TV.

My Town Tutors
Halloween Jokes: 101 Halloween Jokes
Posted on September 23, 2017 by mmolloy
(...)
49. What kind of TV do you find inside a haunted house?… A wide scream TV.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityRadio/Television • Sunday, October 29, 2017 • Permalink