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 June 16, 2018
“Why is the cook worried about catching his runaway pig?"/"He knows a little ham goes a long way.”

"A little ham goes a long way” is a culinary expression, but there’s a riddle:

Q: Why is the cook worried about catching his runaway pig?
A: He knows a little ham goes a long way.


The pig joke has been cited in print since at least 2008.


MSN—Pig Jokes (September 8, 2008)
Why is the cook worried about catching his runaway pig? He knows a little ham goes a long way.

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Why is the cook worried about catching his runaway pig? He knows a little ham goes a long way.

Twitter
Gail T. Green
@Gail1983
Why is the cook worried about catching his runaway pig? He knows a little ham goes a long way.
5:49 PM - 11 Dec 2009

Twitter
Armando Ramos
@ArmandoARR
Why is the cook worried about catching his runaway pig? He knows a little ham goes a long way.
10:54 AM - 19 Jan 2010

Google Books
Sensible Nonsense.. Frank’s Comic Pack:
Humour Pack Series

By Frank Paul
BookBaby
2014
Pg. ?:
Why is the cook worried about catching his runaway pig? He knows a little ham goes a long way.

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lorraine Jo King
@LahLahBean
#sillysaturday
Why is the cook worried about catching his runaway pig?
He knows a little ham goes a long way.
3:50 AM - 16 Jun 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Saturday, June 16, 2018 • Permalink