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 Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from February 21, 2022
“Why did the Tupperware lady escape from jail?"/"Because they couldn’t container.”

A Tupperware riddle is:

Q: Why did the Tupperware lady escape from jail?
A: Because they couldn’t container.


“Container” sounds like “contain her.” The riddle became popular in 2019.


Wikipedia: Tupperware
Tupperware is a home products line that includes preparation, storage, and serving products for the kitchen and home. In 1942, Earl Tupper developed his first bell-shaped container; the brand products were introduced to the public in 1946.

Twitter
now that the skirt has learned its lesson
@gamerswift13
Why did Mr. and Mrs. Tupperware kick their rebellious daughter out?
They couldn’t container.
2:01 PM · Dec 18, 2012·Tweetbot for iOS

Tewitter
now that the skirt has learned its lesson
@gamerswift13
@BlawnDee Why did Mr & Mrs Tupperware send their aggressive daughter to boarding school?
Because they couldn’t container.
5:45 AM · Jan 3, 2013·Tweetbot for iOS

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Dad Jokes
@101dadjokes
Why did the Tupperware lady escape from jail? -They couldn’t container!- #dadjokes
11:36 AM · Aug 12, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

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🅼🅰🆃🆃 🅾🅻🆂🅴🅽
@molsen14
Did you guys hear about the Tupperware lady that escaped jail!?
Apparently they couldn’t container!
6:41 PM · Aug 15, 2019·Twitter for Android

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Mark Goodnight
@Martyrtek
Why did the Tupperware lady escape from jail? -They couldn’t container!
5:12 PM · Sep 15, 2019·Facebook

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@2LettersRJ
Why did the Tupperware lady escape from jail?
They couldn’t container!
12:40 PM · Oct 10, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

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Rowanna⁷ 💚HOBIUARY💚
@rowanna_09
Daily Jin Worthy Dad Joke
Jin: Did you about why the Tupperware lady escaped from jail?
Jimin: Tupperware lady?
Jin: They couldn’t container!
@BTS_twt12:39 AM · Nov 11, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

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mads
@bambooszn
Why did the Tupperware lady escape from jail? Because they couldn’t container
3:40 PM · Feb 2, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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Kix Suarez
@kixsuarez
Why did the tupperware lady escape from jail?
Because they couldn’t container.
12:38 AM · Apr 6, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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Friia
@Friia9
Why did the Tupperware lady escape from jail?
They couldn’t container!
9:13 AM · May 21, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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@RandomNamedHBK
Replying to @The808Ohana
How did the Tupperware lady escape?
They couldn’t container.
11:05 PM · Jun 20, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/dannyirish17 February 21, 2022
How did the Tupperware lady escape from jail?
They couldn’t container

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