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 April 18, 2017
“What’s a pretzel’s favorite dance?"/"The Twist.”

There are at least two answers to a pretzel riddle. This version has been cited in print since at least 1999:

Q: What’s a pretzel’s favorite dance?
A: The Twist.


A different answer was given on Twitter on May 18, 2010:

Q: What’s a pretzel’s favorite dance?
A: The Satlsa.



Google Books
Greatest Jokes on Earth
By Matt Rissinger & Philip Yates
Illustrated by Jeff Sinclair
New York, NY: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
1999
Pg. 6:
What’s a pretzel’s favorite dance routine?
The Twist.

Google Books
Dude, Got Another Joke?
By Bob Phillips
Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers
2002
Pg. 163:
Reba: What’s a pretzel’s favorite dance routine?
Rene: Search me.
Rebe: The Twist.

Twitter
Daily Groaner‏
@DailyGroaner
Q: What’s a pretzel’s #favorite dance? A: The Saltsa. #jokes #humor #funny
10:08 AM - 18 May 2010

Twitter
Maggie Baran‏
@baranpower
Inexplicably mad at Pepperidge Farm for saying that a pretzel’s favorite dance is “the saltsa” when it is clearly “the twist.”
9:28 PM - 28 Aug 2010

Twitter
Crystal Senter-Brown‏
@Poetesscrystal
Okay last one: What is a pretzel’s favorite dance? The TWIST! smile LOL!!!!!  I crack myself up smile
8:49 PM - 8 Feb 2011

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3/31/11
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What’s a pretzel’s favorite dance?
The twist. 

Twitter
LasgidiConfidential™‏
@ihateRay_D
What is a pretzel’s favorite dance? The twist!
8:13 AM - 22 May 2011

24 January 2013, Evening Chronicle (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK), “Jack and his pals wage war on litter,” pg. 46:
Q: What is a pretzel’s favorite dance? A: The Twist!

2 June 2013, Sunday Telegraph (Surry Hills, New South Wales), “Laugh Till Your Face Hurts,” pg. 81:
Q: What is a pretzel’s favourite dance?
A: The Twist!

Google Books
Food Jokes For Kids
By Peter Crumpton
PeteyRF Creative
2015
Pg. ?:
What is a pretzel’s favorite dance?
The Twist!

Google Books
Roald Dahl:
Whizzpopping Joke Book

By Roald Dahl
London, UK: Puffin Books
2016
Pg. 12:
What is a pretzel’s favourite dance?
The twist! 

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMusic/Dance/Theatre/Film • Tuesday, April 18, 2017 • Permalink