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 May 10, 2016
“What did the green grape say to the purple grape?"/"Breathe!”

A popular children’s joke about grapes is:

Q: What did the green grape say to the purple grape?
A: Breathe!


The joke has been cited in print since at least 2007.


28 November 2007, Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI), pg. D1, col. 1:
Dopey joke o’ the day
Q: What did the green grape say to the purple grape?
A: Breathe!

Google Books
Mr. Potato Head Upside Down Joke World
By Steve Charney
New York, NY: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
2008
Pg. 10:
There was a green grape and a purple grape in a kitchen. The green grape turned to the purple grape and said, “Breathe!”

Buzzle
Hilarious Text Messages
Kashmira Lad
November 27, 2008
(...)
Q: What did the green grape say to the purple grape?
A: “Breathe, stupid!”

Twitter
Julia Frey
‏@Kulia
@davidmarkland What did the green grape say to the purple grape? “Breathe!!”
6:49 PM - 19 Jan 2009

Twitter
Ali
‏@Charlys_Mom
what did the green grape say to the purple grape???.......breathe man!
1:32 PM - 19 Feb 2009

Twitter
Rachel Belsak
‏@Pawns43
@PushPlayDEREK what did the green grape say to the purple grape? Breathe you idiot Breathe!!!!
4:35 PM - 24 Mar 2009

Google Books
Preparing Children for Success in School and Life:
20 Ways to Increase Your Child’s Brain Power

By Marcia L. Tate
Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin
2011
Pg. 103:
What did the green grape say to the purple grape?
Breathe! Breathe!

Google Books
The Mammoth Book of One-Liners
By Geoff Tibballs
London: Constable & Robinson Ltd
2012
Pg. ?:
What did the green grape say to the purple grape?
“Breathe! Breathe!”

Google Groups: Campion School Class of ‘74
Grapes are sour?
Munaf
8/29/12
Q: What did the green grape say to the purple grape?
A: “BREATHE YOU IDIOT, BREATHE!”

Google Groups: East Nashville
Jokes for the Day
kay
11/13/14
What did the green grape say to the purple grape?
Answer: Breathe

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Tuesday, May 10, 2016 • Permalink