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 22, 2016
“What’s the sleepiest thing at the Thanksgiving table?"/"Nap-kins.”

A riddle about the Thanksgiving table is:

Q: What’s the sleepiest thing at the Thanksgiving table?
A: Nap-kins.


The riddle has been cited in print since at least 2006.


Brownielocks—Thanksgiving Jokes and Riddles, etc. (November 17, 2006)
22. What’s the sleepiest thing at the Thanksgiving table?
NAP-kins

Twitter
Big Meech ✊🏿 πŸ‡΅πŸ‡·
‏@VersacePapi
What is the sleepiest thing at a #thanksgiving table??........Nap-Kins...kids be funny a shit lol
4:47 PM - 25 Nov 2010

Google Books
The Happy Classroom:
From Ha-Ha to A-Ha

By Janet Aaker Smith
Marion, IL: Pieces of Learning
2011
Pg. 87:
What’s the sleepiest thing at the Thanksgiving table?
Nap-kins.

Twitter
Bill Helton
‏@7colonel7
Corny joke...What is the sleepiest thing on THANKSGIVING?  Nap kins!
6:01 PM - 21 Nov 2011

Twitter
oasiskzoo
‏@oasiskzoo
What’s the sleepiest thing at the Thanksgiving Table? Nap-kins
10:40 AM - 23 Nov 2011

Mom Junction
90 Funny Thanksgiving Day Jokes For Kids
ARSHI ON NOVEMBER 3, 2015
(...)
Joke 76:
Q. What’s the sleepiest thing at Thanksgiving dinner?
A. The nap-kins!

Google Books
The Super, Epic, Mega Joke Book for Kids
By Whee Winn
Grand Rapids, MI: Zonderkidz
2016
Pg. ?:
What’s the sleepiest thing at Thanksgiving dinner?
The napkins.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Tuesday, November 22, 2016 • Permalink