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 October 31, 2016
“How do ghosts like their eggs?"/"Terri-fried.”

A popular Halloween ghost riddle about eggs is:

Q: How do ghosts like their eggs?
A: Terri-fried.


The joke was printed in Boys’ Life magazine in February 1985.


Google Books
February 1985, Boys’ Life, “Think & Grin,” pg. 80, col. 2:
Casper: How do ghosts like their eggs?
Jasper: I don’t know. How?
Casper: Terri-fried.— Tobin Schena, Fitchburg, Mass.

29 November 1987, The Sun-Herald (Sydney, Australia), “Kidswork,” pg. 113, col. 3:
Q: How do ghosts like their eggs? Terrifried.
Prize of $5 to SImon (11) Maryborough, Voc.

23 December 1990, Washington (DC) Post, “Mighty Funny’s Mini Jokes,” The Mini Page, pg. 3, col. 2:
Q: How do ghosts like their eggs?
A: Terrifried!
(Both jokes sent in by Megan Ginader)

13 December 2000, Los Angeles (CA) Times “The Kids’ Reading Room; Reading by 9; Jokes & Riddles,” pg. E7, col. 4:
How does a ghost like his eggs? Terror-fried. (Gary, 8, Chavez Elementary, Norwalk)

9 July 2002, Augusta (GA) Chronicle, “Mighty Funny’s Mini Jokes,” The Mini Page, pg. 3, col. 2
Dennis: How do ghosts like their eggs?
James: Terrifried!

Google Books
Extreme Monsters Joke Book
By Nikki Bataille Lange
Illustrated by Tim Stub
Columbus, OH: Brighter Minds Children’s Publishing
2005
Pg. ?:
How do ghosts like their eggs cooked?
Terri-fried!

Google Groups: Palace of Adult Humor
jokes
Dangermo...@aol.com
10/23/06
(...)
How do ghosts like their eggs cooked ?
Terrifried !

Google Books
Horrid Henry’s Joke Book
By Francesca Simon
Illustrated by Tony Ross
Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks jabberwocky
2010
Pg. 12:
How do monsters have their eggs?
Terrifried.

Twitter
Steve Brunton
‏@SteveBrunton
@lucy_UkTalking of which...lol How do monsters like their eggs? Terri-fried .....lmao
2:19 PM - 20 Feb 2010

Twitter
Lacey Grocery Outlet
‏@GOLacey
Bad Joke of the Day: How do monsters like their eggs? Terrifried.
9:10 AM - 18 Oct 2010

Google Books
Screaming with Laughter:
Jokes about Ghosts, Ghouls, Zombies, Dinosaurs, Bugs and Other Scary Creatures

By Michael Dahl
Mankato, MN: Picture Window Books
2011
Pg. 64:
How do ghosts like their eggs for breakfast?
Terrifried.

Google Books
Insults Anywhere Kids Presents
Joke Book Of The Living Dead

By Franklin Yantz
Published by Insults Anywhere at Smashwords
2011
Pg. ?:
How do ghosts like their eggs cooked ?
Terrifried !

Google Books
Jokes4Kids
By Paul Gwilliam
Lulu Press (Lulu.com)
2013
Pg. ?:
How do monsters like their eggs?
Terri-fried.

Google Books
Cool Ghoulish Jokes For Kids
By Peter Crumpton
PeteyRF Creative
2015
Pg. ?:
How do ghosts like their eggs cooked?
Terri-fried.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Monday, October 31, 2016 • Permalink