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 February 13, 2018
“What’s a cat’s favorite button on the TV remote control?"/"Pause.”

A cat riddle has been printed on several images:

Q: What’s a cat’s favorite button on the TV remote control?
A: Pause (paws).


The “pause"/"paws’ pun has been cited in print since at least 2009.


Twitter
Jay‏
@Jasnom
Jasno whats cat’s favorite button on the remote control?paws. http://ff.im/-7fX4G
3:45 PM - 27 Aug 2009

Twitter
Scott Klein‏
@kleinmatic
My 5-year-old wrote a joke: What’s a cat’s favorite button on the remote control? (Answer: “Pause")
6:59 PM - 1 Sep 2009

Twitter
Rhys James‏
@rhysjamesy
As a cat, my favourite button on my sky+ remote is the PAUSE (PAWS) button!!! Get it?!?!?!
7:14 PM - 16 Apr 2011

Facebook
Popsicle Stick Jokes
August 19, 2012 ·
What’s a cats favorite button on the DVD remote? Paws!

7 June 2014, Newsday (Long Island, NY), Kidsday sec., pg. B29:
What is a cat’s favorite button on the remote?
Pause
- Sofia Fixman

Google Books
Belly Laugh Jokes for Kids:
350 Hilarious Jokes

By Sky Pony Editors
New York, NY: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
2015
Pg. ?:
Q: What is a cat’s favorite button on the remote?
A: Paws.

Facebook
Rwenzori Bottling Company
February 8, 2016 ·
What’s a cat’s favorite button on the remote?” “Paws” Like if you get this cat joke!

Twitter
shooty cat‏
@shootyskies
What’s a cat’s favourite button on the tv remote?....Paws #caturday #catjoke #shootyskies #gameplay
12:49 AM - 15 Oct 2016

Reddit—Dad Jokes
What’s a cat’s favorite button on the remote control? (self.dadjokes)
submitted February 13, 2018 by RonPalancik
Paws
COMMENTS
DocDerz
I have it on good authority that their second favorite button is the “mewte” button.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityRadio/Television • Tuesday, February 13, 2018 • Permalink