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 Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from November 10, 2020
“Why did the ghost cross the road?"/"Because it was a poultrygeist.”

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

Q: Why did the dead chicken (ghost) cross the road?
A: To get to the other side.
A: Because it was a poultrygeist.


“Other side” can mean the afterlife, as a supernatural realm inhabited by spirits of deceased people. “( Q ) Why did the ghost cross the road? ( A ) To get to “The Other Side"!" was printed in the Sunday Telegraph (Surry Hills, NSW) on May 3, 2009. “Why did the ghost cross the road? (To get to ‘THE OTHER SIDE.’ )” was posted on Twitter by Daddy on October 9, 2009.

“Why did the dead chicken cross the road? To get to the other side! Get it?” was posted on Twitter by ray matthew on August 2, 2010. “Why did the dead chicken cross the road? To get to the other side” was posted on Twitter by Marc The Printers on September 9, 2010. “Why did the dead chicken cross the road? To get to the other side” was posted on Twitter by Markus Þórr on March 19, 2011.

“Poultrygeist” is a portmanteau word from “poultry” and “poltergeist.” “I say, Mister Trevor: Why did the dead chicken cross the road? To get to the Other Side! Because it was a POULTRYGEIST!” was posted on Twitter by Matthew Craig on January 30, 2013. “Why did the dead chicken cross the road? I don’t know, guess it’s a ‘poultrygeist’” was posted on Twitter by “Takin care of my chicken” on May 19, 2014. “Why did the dead chicken cross the road? Because it was a poultry-geist” was printed in CIO on October 29, 2014.

“Why did the ghost cross the road? Because he was a poultrygeist” was posted on Twitter by Zach AKA Nobody on July 9, 2018. “Why did the ghost cross the road? Because it was a poultrygeist” was posted on Reddit—Jokes on November 10, 2020.


3 May 2009, Sunday Telegraph (Surry Hills, NSW), “The Funday Telegraph,” pg. 119: 
( Q ) Why did the ghost cross the road?
( A ) To get to “The Other Side”!

17 May 2009, Sunday Territorian (Darwin, NT), :Jokes,” pg. 32:
WHY DID THE GHOST CROSS THE ROAD? To get to The Other Side’!

Twitter
Daddy
@Parge_Lenis
@tracksmarts Why did the ghost cross the road?
(To get to “THE OTHER SIDE.")
11:38 PM · Oct 9, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Belvedere Plantation
@belvedereplant
Why did the ghost cross the road? To get to “THE OTHER SIDE” http://bit.ly/cLMNU
1:31 AM · Oct 21, 2009·Facebook

Twitter
ray matthew
@_raymatthew
Replying to @IanJamesPoulter
@Ianjamespoulter why did the dead chicken cross the road? To get to the other side! Get it?
7:45 PM · Aug 24, 2010·ÜberSocialOrig

Twitter
Marc The Printers
@MarcThePrinters
Replying to @JimMedway
@catdrawerjim Why did the dead chicken cross the road? To get to the other side.
7:40 AM · Sep 9, 2010·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Markus Þórr
@MThorr
Why did the dead chicken cross the road? To get to the other side.
2:45 PM · Mar 19, 2011·Echofon

Twitter
Gav O’Toole
@ToolerG
Why did the dead chicken cross the road? To get to the other side.
2:10 PM · Apr 13, 2011·erased734497

Twitter
Matthew Craig
@TheMatthewCraig
@EbenezerBleezer “I say, Mister Trevor: Why did the dead chicken cross the road? To get to the Other Side! Because it was a POULTRYGEIST!”smile
9:48 PM · Jan 30, 2013·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Krystal Karas
@brass_chick92
@TheEllenShow
why did the ghost cross the road? To get to the other side. You know, the after life! #ClassicJokeTuesday #EllenDegeneres
10:11 PM · Jun 18, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Takin care of my chicken
@colinwiggz
Why did the dead chicken cross the road? I don’t know, guess it’s a “poultrygeist”
Top right corner is where u can find the unfollow button
11:30 PM · May 19, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Ghost Jokes
@YoMommasGhost
A POULTRYgeist is the ghost of a chicken. Why did the POULTRYgeist cross the road? To get to the OTHER SIDE #WHAM
10:16 AM · Sep 25, 2014·Twitter Web Client

CIO
Fighting the Halloween Monsters in Your CRM System
Heavily used CRM systems house a collection of monsters that grows over time. Here’s how to find and defeat them before they get you.

By David Taber
CIO | OCT 29, 2014 4:58 AM PDT
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Memorize this joke: Why did the dead chicken cross the road? Because it was a poultry-geist.

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/Jgarlock1992 April 8, 2017
Why did the ghost cross the road
To get to “the other side”

Twitter
Zach AKA Nobody
@zachakanobody
Why did the ghost cross the road?
Because he was a poultrygeist.
7:50 PM · Jul 9, 2018·TweetDeck

Twitter
Stuart Lamb
@stuartlamb
Alex Tosh: Why did the dead chicken cross the road?
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Lorraine Thegoodlife Tosh:the chicken was a poultrygeist and wanted to get to the other side. smile
5:36 PM · Jul 15, 2018·Facebook

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/Hi_HungryImDad December 4, 2018
Why did the ghost cross the road?
It was a poultry geist

Twitter
Dad Jokes
@DansJokes
Why did the ghost cross the road?
It was a poultry geist
11:48 PM · Jun 15, 2019·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Morgan Whitney
@kwik_satik
Amazon Alexa this morning: Why did the ghost cross the road?
...Because it was a poultry guised
8:12 AM · Oct 1, 2019 from Manhattan, NY·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Patricia Kellogg
@PatriciaKellogg
Why did the Ghost cross the road??
It was a PoultryGeist
@spkyhalloween
@justine_oct31
@CountGore
@IvonnaCadaver
@fairuza
@Jeff__Stoll
@amy91774
@1Monstermatt
@Resist45Love420
@michaelmhughes
@thewitchbrmclst
@HalloweenCDown
@ScareTissueCom
@IamScaryhaze
#HalloweenJack-o-lantern#Joke
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9:36 AM · Oct 1, 2019·Twitter Web App