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 May 13, 2021
“Why did the lion cross the road?"/"To get to the other pride.”

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

Q: Why did the lion cross the road?
A: To get to the other pride.


“Why did the lion cross the jungle? To get to the other pride.“ was printed in The Reader’s Digest in 1991. “Why did the lion cross the road? To get to the OTHER PRIDE” was printed in the book The Highlights Big Book of Fun: An Amazing Collections of Jokes, Riddles, Puzzles, and More! (2002) by Jeffrey O’Hare.

“Why did the lion cross the road?"/"Because he saw a zebra crossing” is a related lion riddle.


Google Books
The Reader’s Digest
Volume 139, Issues 831-836
1991
Pg. 26:
Why did the lion cross the jungle?
To get to the other pride.

Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
Why did…
Melanie Aultman
Mar 31, 1997, 3:00:00 AM
Why did the lion cross the jungle?
To get to the other pride.

Google Books
The Highlights Big Book of Fun:
An Amazing Collections of Jokes, Riddles, Puzzles, and More!

By Jeffrey O’Hare
Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press
2002
Pg. 93:
Why did the lion cross the road?
To get to the OTHER PRIDE.

Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
Puns of the Weak 01-17-03
Stan Kegel
Jan 17, 2003, 10:18:38 PM
(...)
Why did the lion cross the jungle?
To get to the other pride. (Lederer & Ertner)

Twitter
Joshua Sloan
@Haunshaul
Why did the lion cross the road?
To get to the other pride!
I should have started a meme....
3:41 AM · Aug 19, 2009·Twitter SMS

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/iamsimonm May 26, 2016
Why did the Lion cross the road?
To get to the other pride.

Reddit—Badpuns
Posted by u/Infinitydragon365 November 24, 2020
Why did the lion cross the road? To get to the other pride.

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/ghostwriter623 April 25, 2021
Why did the lion cross the road?
To get to the other pride

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityStreets • Thursday, May 13, 2021 • Permalink