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 05, 2016
“What does a lawyer get when you give him Viagra?"/"Taller.”

Some people think that lawyer are “dicks,” and there’s a joke:

Q: What happens when a lawyer takes Viagra?
A: He gets taller.


The lawyer joke has been cited in print since at least 1998.


Wikipedia: Sildenafil
Sildenafil, sold as Viagra and other trade names, is a medication used to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary arterial hypertension.[1] Its effectiveness for treating sexual dysfunction in women has not been demonstrated.

Google Books
Leon Schuster’s Lekker, Thick South African Joke Book
By Leon Schuster
Halfway House, South Africa: Zebra
1998
Pg. 330:
MEMBER OF THE BAR
What happens when you give Viagra to a lawyer?
He gets taller.

Google Groups: alt.comedy.standup
Standup comedy cliches
Stuart O. Bronstein
8/2/98
(...)
I just heard one I hadn’t heard before:

Q: What happens when a lawyer takes Viagra?
A: He gets taller.

Google Groups: rec.humor
What happens when a lawyer takes Viagra?
mervyn
9/11/98
What happens when a lawyer takes Viagra?
He gets taller.

Google Books
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Health Fair
Compiled and Edited by Fred Neil
College Station, TX: Virtualbookworm Publishing, Inc.
2002
Pg. 100:
What does a lawyer get when you give him Viagra?
Taller.

Google Books
A Collection of Jokes and Funny Stories
By Marvin Lebman
Victoria, BC: Trafford Publishing
2004
Pg. 73::
What happens when a lawyer takes Viagra? He gets taller!

Google Books
There Are Some Things a Rat Just Won't Do
By John Patrick Dolan and Dale Irvin
Charleston, SC: Advantage
2008
Pg.. 6:
Do you know what happens when a lawyer takes Viagra?
He gets taller.

Twitter
mycrosmith
‏@mycrosmith
I just heard that if a lawyer takes Viagra, they get taller.....
5:44 PM - 23 Dec 2008

Google Books
Ultimate Book of Jokes:
The Essential Collection of More Than 1,500 Jokes

By Scott McNeely
San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books
2012
Pg. 144:
Q: What happens to lawyers who take Viagra?
A: They get taller.

reddit
What happens when a lawyer takes Viagra?
submitted January 15, 2015 by OvidPerl
He gets taller.

Twitter
MacCocktail
‏@MacCocktail
Q: What does a lawyer get when you give him Viagra?
A: Taller.
#BeKindToLawyersDay
12:31 PM - 12 Apr 2016

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Sunday, June 05, 2016 • Permalink