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

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Entry from September 14, 2017
“What’s red and green and wears boxing gloves?"/"A fruit punch.”

A fruit punch riddle is:

Q: What’s red and green and wears boxing gloves?
A: A fruit punch.


The joke has been cited in print since at least 2000.


Google Books
Super-Duper Good Clean Jokes for Kids
By Bob Phillips
Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers
2000
Pg. 165:
Winifred: What’s red and green and wears boxing gloves?
Myrtle: I have no idea.
Winifred: A fruit punch.

25 July 2002, Vancouver (BC) Sun, “Joker’s Corner, pg. C14:
Kaveh: What’s green, red and yellow and wears boxing gloves?
Katie: Fruit punch!

3 May 2003, Evening Mail (Birmingham, UK), “M2 Children: Joke Corner,” pg. 42:
WHAT’S red and green and wears boxing gloves? A fruit punch!

Twitter
Anita Searle‏
@AnitaSearle
JFTD What’s red, green, yellow and orange and wears boxing gloves?....Fruit Punch! Thank God it’s the weekend!!! xxxx
5:07 AM - 27 Jun 2009

Twitter
Max vanRhee Memorial‏
@maxsoccer
What’s red and green and wears boxing gloves? A fruit punch.
3:07 PM - 23 Dec 2009

Google Books
Best Ever Classroom Jokes:
Because some of us never grow up

By Mike Haskins
London, UK: Pavilion Books
2015
Pg. ?:
What’s red and green and wears boxing gloves?
A fruit punch.

YouTube
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Published on Jan 23, 2016
What’s red and green and wears boxing gloves? A fruit punch.

Twitter
Lucky Score‏
@LuckyScoreNet
What’s red and green and wears
boxing
gloves?
A fruit punch.
#Joke from #FoodJokes in #Jokes, #Humor and #Satire
2:43 PM - 15 Sep 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Thursday, September 14, 2017 • Permalink