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 July 24, 2019
“Why did the rubber chicken cross the road?"/"To get to the rubber side.”

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

Q: Why did the rubber chicken cross the road?
A: To get to the rubber side.


The joke was told on the “Best Clowns in Town” episode of the CGI-animated musical children’s TV series The Backyardigans that originally aired in 2007.

“Why did the clown cross the road?"/"To find his rubber chicken” and “Why did the rubber chicken cross the road?"/"She wanted to stretch her legs” are other “rubber chicken” riddles.


Wikipedia: Rubber chicken
A rubber chicken is a prop used in comedy. The phrase is also used as a description for food served at speeches, conventions, and other large meetings, and as a metaphor for speechmaking. 

IMDb
The Backyardigans (2004–2010)
Best Clowns in Town

TV-Y | 25min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Episode aired 2006
Season 2 | Episode 15

The Backyardigans Fansite
Song Lyrics: Season Two
Best Clowns in Town

Music Style: Mix of Carl Stalling (Looney Tunes Music Composer) and Traditional Circus Music
Music by Doug Wieselman - Underscore by Doug Wieselman
Lyrics by Adam Peltzman
(IMPORTANT NOTE: Austin is mute for almost the entire episode, he DOES NOT sing in any of the songs except the traditional finale theme at the end)
Best Clowns in Town (Pablo, Uniqua and Austin)
(...)
P: We’ll be tumblin’, bumblin’, goofin’ and schtickin’
U: Telling corny jokes with a rubber chicken
P (speaking): Hey, Uniqua the clown, why did the rubber chicken cross the road?
U: I don’t know, why?
P: To get to the rubber side! (drum fill)

Twitter
Stephen Scopatz
@StephenScopatz
Why did the rubber chicken cross the road?
To get to the rubber side. wink
A late April Fools joke, enjoy
1:53 AM · Apr 3, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
K Card Grondorf
@PblctyNghtmr
4-y-o joke of the day “why did the rubber chicken cross the road? To get to the rubber side.” Pre-school humor.
11:01 PM · Apr 6, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Kathie Papera
@KathiePapera
Joke tonight compliments of the resident 6 yr old. Why did the rubber chicken cross the road? To get to the rubber side! Good night all!
11:28 PM · May 29, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Google Groups: alt.callahans
The cats on 18 December 2010
Harry Mary Andruschak
12/18/10
(...)
Why did the rubber chicken cross the road? To get to the rubber side.

Twitter
Dave Baxley
@DaveBaxley
Replying to @WernerTwertzog
So why did the rubber chicken cross the road? (To get to the Rubber Side!) smile
7:36 PM · May 9, 2018·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Machine Pun Kelly
@KellyScaletta
Q. Why did the rubber chicken cross the road?
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To get to the rubber side.
9:49 PM · Sep 21, 2018 from Texas, USA·Twitter Web Client

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