A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from November 16, 2016
“How can you make a turkey float?"/"Get 2 ice cream scoops, root beer and a turkey.”

A turkey riddle is:

Q: How can you make a turkey float?
A: You need 2 scoops of ice cream, some root beer, and a turkey.


The punchline describes a “root beer float”—with a turkey added. The riddle has been cited in print since at least 2000.


Washington Family (Northern Virginia Media Services)
Thanksgiving Jokes
Posted: Saturday, January 1, 2000 12:00 am (This date may be incorrect.—ed.)
(...)
Q:  How can you make a turkey float?
A:  You need 2 scoops of ice cream, some root beer, and a turkey

Google Groups: alt.fan.keanu-reeves
Turkey Question
tess
11/22/00
ahahahahahah
tess
wrote:

> How can you make a turkey float?
>
> Scroll down for answer…
>
> You need 2 scoops of ice cream, some root beer, and a turkey…

February 2001, Highlights for Children, “Riddles,” pg. 15, col. 3:
2. How do you make a turkey float?
Shelbi Anderson, Utah
Answers: (...) 2. Put a turkey in a glass and add soda and ice cream.

27 March 2003, Los Angeles (CA) Times, “The Kids’ Reading Room; Jokes & Riddles,” pg. F3, col. 2:
How do you make a turkey float? Put it in a glass and add soda and ice cream.
Iliana, 11
Porter Middle School, Granada Hills


Google Groups: alt.fifty-plus.friends
Help!
david
12/7/03
(...)
How can you make a turkey float?
You need 2 scoops of ice cream, some root beer, and a turkey

Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
Kids Puns Of The Weak 11-30-04
Stan Kegel
11/30/04
(...)
How do you make a turkey float?
You need 2 scoops of ice cream, some root beer, and a turkey! (Cookie)

Lokvani
Laugh A While - Thanksgiving Jokes
compiled by Nimbupani
11/10/2005
(...)
How can you make a turkey float?
You need 2 scoops of ice cream, some root beer, and a turkey

Matchdoctor
Short Thanksgiving Jokes
posted 11/25/2008 8:13:58 AM
(...)
How can you make a turkey float?
You need 2 scoops of ice cream, some root beer, and a turkey

Twitter
Dondra Sherrill
‏@dondra76
How can you make a turkey float?
You need 2 scoops of ice cream, some root beer, and a turkey
7:49 AM - 27 Nov 2008

Twitter
pachangadiaries
‏@pachangadiaries
- How do you make a turkey float? Get two scoops of ice cream, add some rootbeer and a turkey.
12:58 AM - 28 Nov 2008

Twitter
Frank Bunton
‏@TwistinFrank
How can you make a turkey float?
You need 2 scoops of ice cream, some root beer, and a turkey.
4:45 AM - 27 Nov 2015

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Wednesday, November 16, 2016 • Permalink