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 February 08, 2017
“What’s yellow and square?"/"A tomato in disguise.”

A tomato riddle is:

Q: What’s yellow and square?
A: A tomato in disguise.


The riddle has been cited in print since at least 2004. “What’s blue and looks like a tomato?"/"A red tomato in disguise” is a similar tomato riddle.


Google Books
1001 Cool School Yard Jokes
By Glen Singleton, Nicolas Brasch and Barbara Whiter
Heatherton, Victoria: Hinkler Books
2004
Pg. 76:
What’s yellow and square?
A tomato in disguise.

Twitter
Grossy McGross-gross
‏@upinyourbox
what’s yellow and square? ...a tomato in disguise
10:03 PM - 17 Dec 2009

Twitter
Sal
‏@Salim_A_
What is square and yellow?....a tomato in disguise smile
6:23 AM - 4 Jan 2013

Teitter
Crap Jokes
‏@TheCrapJoker
Q) What’s yellow and square?
A) A tomato in disguise.
9:32 AM - 8 Aug 2015

Twitter
Shit Jokes
‏@ShitJokes
What’s yellow and square?
A tomato in disguise.
3:38 PM - 30 Nov 2016

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Wednesday, February 08, 2017 • Permalink