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 October 24, 2016
“What is a pumpkin’s favorite sport?"/"Squash.”

A pumpkin riddle is:

Q: What is a pumpkin’s favorite sport?
A: Squash.


The joke has been cited in print since at least 2001.


Wikipedia: Squash (sport)
Squash is a racket sport played by two (singles) or four players (doubles) in a four-walled court with a small, hollow rubber ball. The players must alternate in striking the ball with their racket and hit the ball onto the playable surfaces of the four walls of the court.

The game was formerly called squash rackets, a reference to the “squashable” soft ball used in the game (compared with the harder ball used in its sister game rackets).

Halloween Jokes
This page was last updated on November 12, 2001
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What’s a pumpkin’s favorite sport?
Squash

TODAY
This Halloween, think green
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By Teri Goldberg
Shopping columnist
msnbc.com
updated 11/15/2004 1:10:48 PM ET
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What is a pumpkin’s favorite sport? Squash.

Twitter
Grey Hodge
‏@jx
More dumb jokes for @JenniferNTaylor: What is a pumpkin’s favorite sport?
Squash!
1:42 PM - 9 Oct 2009

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Erno
‏@OnelineErno
What is a pumpkin’s favorite sport?
Squash
11:26 AM - 15 Oct 2009

20 October 2013, Los Angeles (CA) Times, “The Kids’ Reading Room: Jokes & Riddles,” pg. H3:
What is a pumpkin’s favorite sport? Squash.
Garrett, 8
Hope View Elementary,
Huntington Beach

BuzzFeed
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posted on Oct. 6, 2014, at 8:53 p.m.
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9. What is a pumpkin’s favorite sport?
Squash.

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11/27/14
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Q: What is a pumpkin’s favorite sport?
A: Squash.

International Business Times
Thanksgiving Jokes 2015: 25 Funny Riddles And One-Liners For Kids
BY JULIA GLUM @SUPERJULIA ON 11/23/15 AT 8:12 AM
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Q: What is a pumpkin’s favorite sport?
A: Squash.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Monday, October 24, 2016 • Permalink