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 November 13, 2016
“What did the monster say to the Thanksgiving turkey?"/"Pleased to eat you.”

A Thanksgiving turkey riddle is:

Q: What did the monster say to the Thanksgiving turkey?
A: “Pleased to eat you.”


The riddle was posted to the newsgroup alt.humor.puns on November 29, 2002.

A riddle with this punchline often doesn’t involve a Thanksgiving turkey. “What does a polite monster say when he meets you for the first time? Pleased to eat you!” was included in the book Monster Jokes (2004).


Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
Puns of the Weak 11/29/02
Stan Kegel
11/29/02
(...)
What did the monster say to the Thanksgiving turkey?
“Pleased to eat you!” (Kids Jokes)

Google Books
Monster Jokes
By Ima Laffin
Edina, MN: ABDO Publishing Company
2004
Pg. 21:
What does a polite monster say when he meets you for the first time?
Pleased to eat you!

Google Books
The Great Monster Joke Book
By Amanda Li
New York, NY: Puffin Books
2006
Pg. ?:
What did the monster say when he met the human?
‘Pleased to eat you!’

13 April 2006, Los Angeles (CA) Times, “The Kids’ Reading Room; Jokes & Riddles,” pg. H3, col. 3:
What do polite monsters say at mealtime? “Pleased to eat you.”
Maggie, 7
Chavez Elementary
Norwalk

26 September 2006, Los Angeles (CA) Times, “The Kids’ Reading Room; Jokes & Riddles,” pg. E15, col. 3:
What does a monster say when you enter his home? “Pleased to eat you.”
Jodie, 12
McPherson Magnet School
Orange

Twitter
Mary J. Wang
‏@MaryJWang
“What did the monster say to the Thanksgiving turkey? “"Pleased to eat you!"""
5:22 AM - 15 Dec 2009

Google Books
Roald Dahl:
Whizzpopping Joke Book

By Roald Dahl
London: Puffin Books
2016
Pg. 88:
What does a polite monster say when he meets you for the first time?
“Pleased to eat you!”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Sunday, November 13, 2016 • Permalink