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 January 01, 2016
“Why couldn’t the sesame seed leave the casino?"/"Because he was on a roll.”

A popular children’s joke is:

Q: Why couldn’t the sesame seed leave the casino?
A: Because he was on a roll.


The popular pun has been cited in print since at least 2004.


AnandTech
Amorphus
05-09-2004, 11:40 AM
Why couldn’t the sesame seed leave the casino?
Because he was on a roll.

Poker Moments
A Little Poker Humor
Posted on October 12, 2006 by sparky
Well, we’ve had some serious blog entries lately… misogyny, the end of online gambling, etc. So how about a something a little more lighthearted???
Why couldn’t the sesame seed leave the casino?
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A: He was on a roll.

Twitter
Hollywood P.
‏@RotatinMy_Tires
@ddlovato why couldn’t the seed leave the casino? bcuz he was on a roll lol
9:41 PM - 26 May 2009

Twitter
Colette
‏@littlelottee20
@DalepakFoods Why didn’t the sesame seed leave the casino?  Because he was on a roll! #badfoodjokes
12:48 PM - 6 Oct 2012

Google Books
From Scratch
By Rachel Goodman
New York, NY: Pocket Star Books
2015
Pg. ?:
“Why did the sesame seed refuse to leave the casino?”

He taps his chin. “I give up.”

“Because he was on a roll.”

Google Books
21st Century Tank Girl
By Alan Martin
London: TItan COmics
2015
Pg. ?:
Why didn’t the sesame seed leave the casino?
Because it was on a roll.

Twitter
Yelp Oklahoma City
‏@YelpOKC
Why couldn’t the sesame seed leave the casino? Because he was on a roll. #TellAJokeDay
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2:18 PM - 16 Aug 2015

KEY103
10 of the corniest food jokes
Posted on Tuesday 8 September 2015
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2. Why couldn’t the sesame seed leave the casino?
Because he was on a roll.

Twitter
Wednesday DinnerClub
‏@WedsDinnerClub
Q: Why couldn’t the sesame seed leave the casino?
A: They were on a roll 😂😂... 😕
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2:56 PM - 22 Sep 2015

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Friday, January 01, 2016 • Permalink