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 15, 2016
“What is a crazy pickle?"/"A daffydill.”

A pickle riddle is:

Q: What is a crazy pickle?
A: A daffy dill (daffodil).


“If a Daffydil’s a crazy pickle will it make a night blooming cereus?” was printed in a 1911 newspaper. “Is a daffydill a flower or a crazy pickle?” was printed in 1957 newspapers.


21 June 1911, Tucson (AZ) , “Daffydils,” pg. 6, col. 2:
If a Daffydil’s a crazy pickle will it make a night blooming cereus?

30 January 1957, Tyrone (PA) Daily Herald, “Noah Numskull,” pg. 9, col. 5:
DEAR NOAH -
IS A DAFFYDILL A FLOWER OR A CRAZY PICKLE?
RAY N. PARKS
SOUTH HAVEN, MINN.

3 April 1966, Nevada State Journal (Reno, NV), “Archie” comic strip by Bob Montana, comics sec., pg. ?, col. 7:
WHAT’S A “CRAZY PICKLE”?
A DAFFY-DILL!

Google Books
Biggest Riddle Book in the World
By Joseph Rosenbloom
Illustrated by Joyce Behr
New York, NY: Sterling Publishing COmpany, Inc.
1976
Pg. 65:
What is a crazy pickle?
A daffydill.

18 June 1992, The Sun (Baltimore, MD), “Riddles ‘n Giggles,” comics sec., pg. ?. col. 7:
What do you call a crazy pickle?
A daffy dill.

Google Books
Riddles
By Vas Gratian
New Delhi: Sterling Publishers
2006
Pg. 74:
What is a crazy pickle?

Google Books
Ready, Set, Grow!:
A Kid’s Guide to Gardening

By Rebecca Spohn
Culver City, CA: Good Year Books
2007
Pg. 31:
What flower is like a crazy pickle?
A “daffy” dill.

Twitter
megs
‏@standardmgc
@Ashton5SOS what do you call a crazy pickle? A daffy-dill. You’ll be getting these lame jokes everyday until you follow me.
11:57 AM - 6 Jun 2014

Twitter
Bill Helton
‏@7colonel7
Corny joke...What really is a Daffodil?  A Crazy Pickle!
11:55 AM - 5 Jan 2016
Alabama, USA

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Tuesday, November 15, 2016 • Permalink