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 July 06, 2016
“What’s the most musical part of a turkey?"/"The drumstick.”

A turkey riddle is:

Q: What’s the most musical part of a turkey?
A.: The drumstick.


The riddle has been cited in print since at least 1998.


Google Groups: alt.teens.penpals
A Question I have about sex.
merry mcgrath
9/14/98
Laugh Lines from a head-rush:  1.  What do you call a bag full of slime?  A GROSS-ery bag.  2.  What word becomes shorter when you add two letters?  Short.  3.  What part of a turkey is also a musical instrument?  The drumstick.

30 July 2001, Washington (DC) Post, pg. C14:
Q: What’s the most musical part of a turkey?
A.: The drumstick.

Twitter
Mat Case
‏@matsassafras
MATS INCREDIBLY CORNY JOKE OF THE DAY: Whats the most musical part of a turkey? THE DRUMSTICK! budum chinnk
5:18 PM - 20 Aug 2008

Google Books
The Mammoth Book of Really Silly Jokes
By Geoff Tibballs
London: Constable & Robinson Ltd
2011
Pg. 305:
What part of the turkey is musical?
The drumstick.

Google Books
More One Liners, Jokes and Gags
By Grant Tucker
London: The Robson Press
2013
Pg. ?:
What part of the turkey is musical? The drumstick.

reddit
What’s the most musical part of a turkey? self.3amjokes
Submitted November 4, 2013 by OnlyADot
The drumstick!

Google Books
The Super, Epic, Mega Joke Book for Kids
By Whee Winn
Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan
2016
Pg. ?:
What part of a turkey is musical?
The drumstick.

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