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 November 02, 2016
“Why don’t you eat fish on Thanksgiving?"/"Because Thanksgiving never falls on a fry day.”

People usually eat turkey—and not fish—on Thanksgiving, and there’s a riddle:

Q; Why don’t you eat fish on Thanksgiving?
A: Because Thanksgiving never falls on a FRY-day.


The joke has been cited in print since at least 2006.

“What day does an Easter egg hate the most?"/"Fry-day” and “What’s the best day to eat bacon?"/"Fry-day” are other “Fry-day” riddles.


Brownielocks—Thanksgiving Jokes and Riddles (November 17, 2006)
1.  Why don’t you eat fish on Thanksgiving?
Because Thanksgiving never falls on a Fry Day (Friday).

Google Groups: alt.badgers
Happy for the Giving Thanks day, fraunlevin!
Drew
11/22/06
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Why don’t you eat fish on Thanksgiving?
Because Thanksgiving never falls on a FRY-day.

Matchdoctor
Short Thanksgiving Jokes
posted 11/25/2008 8:13:58 AM
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Why don’t you eat fish on Thanksgiving?
Because Thanksgiving never falls on a FRY-day.

Wonderful Wonderblog
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Thanksgiving Jokes
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Why don’t you eat fish on Thanksgiving?
Because Thanksgiving never falls on a FRY-day.

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Ohio Virtual Academy
‏@OHVA_K12
Why don’t we eat fish on Thanksgiving?
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because Thanksgiving never falls on Fry-Day!
9:21 AM - 24 Nov 2010

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B.Ta
‏@iRbEEry
why dont people eat fish on thanksgiving? because thanksgiving never falls on a FRY-day!!! haha happy thanksgiving to all
2:26 PM - 25 Nov 2010

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Denise Whelan
‏@landof6and7
Why don’t we eat fish on Thanksgiving?  Because it doesn’t fall on a FRY-day.
6:31 AM - 20 Nov 2011

Posted by Barry Popik
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