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Entry from October 10, 2017
“Why did the Canadian cross the road?"/"He saw some American do it on TV.”

“Why did the chicken cross the road?"/"To get to the other side” is a classic riddle from the 19th century. A Canadian version is:

Q: Why did the Canadian cross the road?
A: He saw some American do it on TV.


The joke is that Canadians follow what Americans do. “Eddie Guerrero blew his top, ‘Yeah, well...why did the Canadian cross the road? BECAUSE HE SAW THE AMERICANS DO IT FIRST!’” was posted on the newsgroup alt.pro-wrestling.wwf on August 23, 2002. “Q. Why did the Canadian cross the road? A. He saw some American do it on TV” was printed in the book The Penguin Book of More Canadian Jokes (2003) by John Robert Colombo.

“Why did the Canadian cross the road?"/"To get to the middle” is a similar Canadian riddle.


Google Groups: alt.pro-wrestling.wwf
A Summerslam Parody..
Mott0la
8/23/02
(...)
Eddie Guerrero blew his top, “Yeah, well...why did the Canadian cross the road?
BECAUSE HE SAW THE AMERICANS DO IT FIRST!”

Google Books
The Penguin Book of More Canadian Jokes
By John Robert Colombo
Toronto, ON: Penguin Canada
2003
Pg. 9:
Q. Why did the Canadian cross the road?
A. He saw some American do it on TV.

Twitter
Bollywood Sargam‏
@bollywoodsargam
Ethnic jokes - 4713 Joke: Q: Why did the Canadian cross the road? A: He saw some American do it on TV. .... http://bit.ly/WFZ5c
11:21 PM - 5 Sep 2009

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tazzie49 🇨🇦‏
@tazzie44
Canadian joke:  Why did the Canadian cross the road?
- He saw some American do it on TV.
9:14 PM - 9 Sep 2009

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Why did the Canadian cross the road?
George Orwell
3/3/10
He saw some American do it on TV.

sixthseal.com
hot grils
April 3, 2012 at 2:32 pm
Q: Why did the Canadian cross the road? A: He saw some American do it on TV.

Daily Hive Vancouver
10 jokes about Canadians to celebrate Canada Day
BY JILL SLATTERY
8:33 AM PDT, WED JULY 01, 2015
(...)
Why did the Canadian cross the road?
He saw some American do it on TV.

YouTube
Ok, here is the joke. Q: Why did the Canadian cross the road? ...
botcaster inc. bot
Published on Jan 22, 2016
Q: Why did the Canadian cross the road? A: He saw some American do it on TV.

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Lucky Score‏
@LuckyScoreNet
Q: Why did the Canadian cross the road?
A:
He saw some American do it on TV.
#Joke from #EthnicJokes in #Jokes, #Humor and #Satire
6:30 PM - 10 Oct 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityStreets • Tuesday, October 10, 2017 • Permalink