A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from July 09, 2016
“What does a nosy pepper do?"/"It gets jalapeño business.”

"Jalapeño business” sounds like “all up in your business,” and there’s a joke:

Q: What do you call a nosy pepper?
A: Jalapeño business!


The joke has been cited since at least February 2009, when it was included in the popular YouTube video 51 Jokes (in Four Minutes). The joke has been printed on many GIFs.


YouTube
51 Jokes (in Four Minutes)
vlogbrothers
Uploaded on Feb 4, 2009
(About about the 30-second mark.—ed.)
What do you call a nosy pepper? Jalapeno business!

Twitter
Fresh Goods
‏@CaliLiVe
what do you call a nosy pepper? Jalapen yo business ....lol @ youtube
5:12 PM - 7 Feb 2009

Twiter
Chris Y
‏@yummytaco
What do you call a nosy pepper?
Jalapeño business!
11:59 PM - 29 Mar 2009

Twitter
kimmicupcakes
‏@kimmicupcakes
@kimmivic @DJGMAC Q: What do you call a nosy pepper?  A: jalapeno business
2:09 PM - 22 Apr 2009

Urban Dictionary
jalapeno business
Can be used as a faster way to say “all up in your business” but is not recommend in public. Originated from the nosy pepper joke. However this joke is to be used as a last resort or used to stall somebody. Although one can sometimes get away with using this term regularly.
unfunny friend: What do you call a nosy pepper?
wise friend: ...jalapeno business
unfunny friend: ......danggg

(...)
#business #jalapeno #jalapenio #busness #nosey #jalapeño
by jalapeno master April 05, 2011

The Huffington Post
What Does a Nosy Pepper Do? It Gets Jalapeño Business
10/10/2012 03:46 pm ET | Updated Dec 10, 2012
El Guapo
Satirist; Founder of The Daily Refried; ‘Official Latino Spokesperson/model; Prophet’

Google Books
1001 Amazing Jokes
By Jack Goldstein
Andrews UK Limited (andrewsuk.com)
2013
Pg. ?:
What does a nosey pepper do?
Gets jalapeno business!

Google Books
Kids Jokes:
Jokes For Kids

By Jackson Jones
California Online Publishers
2014
Pg. ?:
Q: Wha tdoes a nosy pepper do?
A: Gets jalapeno business!

Twitter
Brooklyn_Bunny
‏@Brooklyn_Bunny
What does a nosey pepper do? It gets jalapeño business. Lmaooo #ClassicJoke
11:25 AM - 3 Jul 2014

Google Groups: UnionHospitality
What does a nosey pepper do?
bwoods
12/7/14
Get jalapeño business!!!

YouTube
Jalapeño business
Shayla Benoit
Published on Sep 9, 2015

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Saturday, July 09, 2016 • Permalink