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.

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Entry from January 23, 2018
“Why did the raccoon cross the road?"/"He didn’t, he got hit by a car.”

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

Q: Why did the raccoon cross the road?
A: He didn’t, he got hit by a car.


The raccoon joke was posted on Twitter on August 27, 2007.


Twitter
Doug‏
@dugitman
Replying to @wwjdfakb
@wwjdfakb Why did the raccoon cross the road?
He didn’t, he got hit by a car.
5:36 PM - 27 Aug 2007

Twitter
Clean Daily Jokes‏
@cleandailyjokes
The Armadillo: Why did the armadillo cross the road? He didn’t. He got hit by a car! http://bit.ly/HiiOe
6:34 AM - 30 Jul 2009

Twitter
meggan_fahrenba‏
@meggan_fahrenba
Why did the raccoon cross the road? He didn’t, he got hit by a car.
4:26 PM - 14 Oct 2009

Twitter
8joke‏
@8joke
Why did the raccoon cross the road?
He didn’t, he got hit by a car.
11:00 AM - 8 May 2013

Twitter
Jessica‏
@Miffyz92
Why did the squirrel cross the road? He didn’t. He got hit by a car and died.
8:30 PM - 2 Jan 2014

YouTube
Jokes - Why did the raccoon cross the road? He didn’t, he got hit by a car.
jokesus
Published on Oct 2, 2015
Joke :
Why did the raccoon cross the road? 
He didn’t, he got hit by a car.

Twitter
Mariya Sokolenko‏
@SokolenkoMariya
Why did the raccoon cross the road? 
He didn’t, he got hit by a car.
11:15 AM - 1 Jan 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityStreets • Tuesday, January 23, 2018 • Permalink