"The best vitamin for making friends is B-1 (be one)” is a pun that has been printed on many images. The joke was published in Boys’ Life magazine in October 1977.
October 1977, Boys’ Life, “Think & Grin,” pg. 86, col. 2:
Billy: What’s the best vitamin for making friends?
Bobby: Bl!—Kathy O’Neill, Chicago, Ill.
3 March 1993, Des Moines (IA) Register, ad supplement, pg. ?:
The best vitamin for making friends, B-1.
12 August 1995, Seattle (WA) Times, “Some Words of Wisdom” by Dale Turner, pg. C4:
Best vitamin for making friends: B 1.
Pun and Games:
Jokes, Riddles, Daffynitions, Tairy Fales, Rhymes, and More Wordplay for Kids
By Richard Lederer
Chicago, IL: Chicago Review Press
The best vitamin for making friends is B-l.
“The best vitamin for making friends is B1.”—seen at
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Mackay’s Moral: The best vitamin for making friends is B-1.
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Words of Wisdom from the Simple Life
By Suzanne Woods Fisher
Grand Rapids, MI: Revell
The best vitamin for making friends is B1.
A Daily Workbook of Holistic Healing
By Dr. M. P. Khan NMD, MD
Bloomington, IN: Balboa Press
“The Best Vitamin for making friends....B1”