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 June 09, 2017
“What did the potato chip say to the battery?"/"If you’re Eveready, I’m Frito-Lay.”

A pun on the name Frito-Lay is:

Q: What did the potato chip say to the battery?
A: If you’re Eveready, I’m Frito-Lay.


The joke was posted on the newsgroup rec.humor on June 5, 1990.


Wikipedia: Frito-Lay
Frito-Lay, Inc. is an American subsidiary of PepsiCo that manufactures, markets and sells corn chips, potato chips and other snack foods. The primary snack food brands produced under the Frito-Lay name include Fritos corn chips, Cheetos cheese-flavored snacks, Doritos and Tostitos tortilla chips, Lay’s and Ruffles potato chips, Rold Gold pretzels and Walkers potato crisps (in the UK and Ireland), each of which generated annual worldwide sales over $1 billion in 2009.

Wikipedia: Eveready Battery Company
Eveready Battery Company, Inc. is an American manufacturer of battery brands Eveready and Energizer, owned by Energizer Holdings. Its headquarters are located in St. Louis, Missouri.

Google Groups: rec.humor
more one liners
yba...@sunset.sedd.trw.com
6/5/90
What did the potato chips say to the battery?
I’m Frito Lay if your Everready.

Google Groups: rec.humor
3 jokes.(whadja expect?)
cheryl
1/26/94
(...)
What did the corn chip say to the battery?
If your EVEREADY, I’m FRITO LAY !!!!!!!!!

14 February 1995, Orlando (FL) Sentinel, “Happy Valentine’s Day,” advertising supplement, pg. 7, col. 7:
Q: What did the potato chip say to the battery?
A: I’m Frito-Lay.
If you’re Ever-Ready!!!!

Google Groups: rec.humor
Battery/Potato Chip Joke
kkim
7/13/95
What did the potato chip say to the battery?
If you’re EveryReady ; I’m Frito-Lay (Free to lay)!

Google Books
Shinvescarine’s Novation of Expression:
Vocabulary of Language

By Damon Hollingsworth
Lincoln, NE: iUniverse, Inc.
2002
Pg. 9:
Question:
What did the Computer’chip, say to the Battery?
Answer:
If you’re EverReady, I’m Frito’lay.

Twitter
LadyHaHa‚ÄŹ
@LadyHAHA
Q. What did the potato chip say to the battery?
A. If you’re Eveready, I’m Frito Lay.
11:24 AM - 25 May 2009

Reddit—Jokes
What did the potato chip say to the battery?
submitted June 10, 2017 by delmejones
If you’re Ever-Ready I’m Frito-Lay!

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Friday, June 09, 2017 • Permalink