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

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Entry from November 01, 2021
“What’s a three-season bed?"/"One without a spring.”

A joke was printed in The Christian Science Monitor in September 1926 and widely reprinted in newspapers:

“Out in the country where I spent my vacation they gave me one of those three-season beds.”
“Never heard of them.”
“No spring.”


“What’s a three-season bed? One without a spring” was posted on Reddit--Cleanjokes on November 2, 2021.


Newspapers.com
30 September 1926, Kansas City (MO) Star, pg. 17, col. 2:
The Bunk.
From the Christian Science Monitor.
“Out in the country where I spent my vacation they gave me one of those three-season beds.”

“Never heard of them.”

“No spring.”

Google Books
June 1962, Boys’ Life, “Think and Grin,” pg. 74, col. 1:
Jake: What kind of bed is a three season bed?
Jane: I don’t know.
Jake: One without a spring. — Edward Loy, Winchester, Va.

Google Books
The Gigantic Joke Book
By Joseph Rosenbloom
New York, NY: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
1978
Pg. 196:
Pitter: I have a three-season bed.
Pat: What is a three-season bed?
Pitter: One without a spring.

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What’s a three-season bed? One without a spring.

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What’s a three-season bed? One without a spring.

Twitter
Hourly Facts
@factstorm
What’s a three-season bed? A bed witho...- What’s a three-season bed? A bed without a spring. http://bit.ly/ROkFW
3:22 AM · Jun 24, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
CelerityTweets
@CelerityTweets
What’s a three-season bed? A bed without a spring. LOL! smile
2:43 PM · Jul 23, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Reddit--Cleanjokes
Posted by u/SheldonE65 November 2, 2021
What’s a three-season bed?
One without a spring.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTime/Weather • Monday, November 01, 2021 • Permalink