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 Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from June 13, 2022
“What’s the difference between an apple and an orphan?"/"The apple gets picked.”

An apple riddle is:

Q: What’s the difference between an apple and an orphan?
A: The apple gets picked.


The dark joke has been cited in print since at least October 2020.


Twitter
Elove
@ELoveIsTheName
What鈥檚 the difference between an apple and an orphan? People take an apple home
1:05 AM 路 Oct 4, 2020路Twitter for iPhone

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馃jam馃枻
@hoezmadstaymad
The difference between an apple and an orphan is that apple’s actually get picked
7:28 PM 路 Oct 29, 2020路Twitter for Android

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irl fox plushie
@foxii11285468
the difference between apples and orphans is that apples get picked
7:06 PM 路 Oct 31, 2020路Twitter Web App

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h酶ot
@hootisnthere
Whats the difference between an apple and an orphan?
Apples get picked
7:01 PM 路 Nov 2, 2020路Twitter for Android

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BB
@liozep11
What鈥檚 the difference between orphans and apples?! Lol apples get picked ;,3
10:32 PM 路 Nov 2, 2020路Twitter for iPhone

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mewooiix 馃崜(Comms open)
@midnight_Sunxo
What鈥檚 the difference between an orphan and an apple. One gets pick 馃檪馃憜馃従
3:20 PM 路 Nov 7, 2020路Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Darkhumorandjokes
Posted by u/ahmlk November 12, 2020
What’s the difference between an apple and an orphan?
Apples get picked.

Twitter
144p harami humour
@144pharamihumor
Whats the difference between an orphan and an apple?
The apple gets picked
4:21 PM 路 Nov 16, 2020路Twitter for Android

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/jcw10489 December 10, 2020
What’s the difference between apples and orphans?
Apples get picked

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/Set-Life-Medic December 30, 2020
What鈥檚 the difference between an apple and an orphan?
An apple gets picked.

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/Siddharthafk November 19, 2021
What is the difference between an apple and an orphan ?
Apple gets picked

Reddit—3amjokes
Posted by u/Kamikazykiller June 13, 2022
What’s the difference between an apple & an orphan?
The apple gets picked

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Monday, June 13, 2022 • Permalink