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 August 06, 2016
“How much does it cost to get married?” (joke)

How much does it cost to get married? A marriage license costs a small amount, but there are other costs. This joke was popularized in the Philadelphia (PA) Record in 1909:

“How much does it cost to get married?” asked the eager youth.
“That depends entirely on how long you live,” replied the sad-looking man.


The joke has been printed on an ecard.


1 December 1909, Charlotte (NC) News, pg. 9, col. 2: 
“How much does it cost to get married?” asked the eager youth.

“That depends entirely on how long you live,” replied the sad-looking man.

Chronicling America
10 January 1910, The Arizona Republican (Phoenix, AZ), pg. 6, col. 4:
A QUESTION OF TIME.
“How much does it cost to get married?” asked the eager youth.

“That depends entirely on how long you live,” replied the sad-looking man.—Philadelphia Record.

17 May 1948, Boston (MA) Traveler, “Neal O’Hara Says Take It From Me,” pg. 35, col. 1:
Today’s favorite gag: LITTLE ELMER—“Daddy, how much does it cost to get married?” DADDY—“There’s a two-dollar down payment and then you pay your entire salary every week for the rest of your life.”

16 June 1955, Detroit (MI) Free Press, “Today’s Chuckle,” pg. 3, left masthead:
“Papa, how much does it cost to get married?”
‘That, my son, depends on two things: how much you’ve got, and how long you live.”
-- Allstate Atm.

Google News Archive
30 January 1976, Daily News (Kingsport, TN), “The Gosp’l,” pg. 4, col. 1:
Farmer’s son: “Pa, how much does it cost to get married?”
Farmer: M’boy, it depends on how much you’ve got and how long you live.

7 December 1994, Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, IN), pg. A10, col. 6 ad:
Captain Stubby Quip of the Week:
Son: “How much does it cost to get married, Dad?”
Dad: “I don’t know, I’m still paying on it.”
Salin Bank and Trust Company

Google Groups: soc.culture.iranian
Lighter side of Marriage (joke) (fwd)
Meisam-e-EnghelAbi
11/21/96
(...)
Son:  How much does it cost to get married, Dad? 
Father: I don’t know son, I’m still paying for it. 

Google Groups: eunet.jokes
Daddy, how much does it cost to get married?
Bjorn-Ivar Sigbjornsen
8/19/98
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A little boy asked his father, “Daddy, how much does it cost to get married?” And the father replied, “I don’t know, son, I’m still paying for it.”

Google News Archive
27 April 2001, Spartanburg (SC) Herald-Journal, “The Stroller” by Lou Parris, pg. C1, col. 1:
A little boy asked his father, “Daddy how much does it cost to get married?” “I don’t know, son,” replied the father. “I’m still paying.”

Google Books
Man Walks into a Bar:
Over 6,000 of the Most Hilarious Jokes, Funniest Insults and Gut-Busting One-Liners

By Stephen Arnott and Mike Haskins
Berkeley, CA: Ulysses Press
2007
Pg. 286:
A little boy asks his father, “Daddy, how much does it cost to get married?” “Don’t know, son,” replies Dad. “I’m still paying.”

Google Books
Wife & Husband Jokes
Edited by Mahesh Sharma
Google Play Edition
2015
Pg. ?:
A little boy asked his father “Daddy, how much does it cost to get married?” And the father replied, “I don’t know son, I’m still paying.”

Posted by Barry Popik
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