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.

Recent entries:
“What did the bunny say when he had only thistles to eat?"/"Thistle have to do!” (8/18)
“What did the bunny say when he had only thistles to eat?"/"Thistle have to do!” (8/18)
“Programming is like sex: one mistake and you have to support it for the rest of your life” (8/18)
“If you do pass the McKinley bill, we shall have to come over to your country and thrash you” (8/18)
“There are so many scams on the internet. But for $19.99 I can show you how to avoid them” (8/18)
More new entries...

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z


Entry from March 10, 2017
“Why did the leprechaun stand on the potato?"/"To keep from falling in the stew!”

A popular St. Patrick’s Day riddle is:

Q: Why did the leprechaun stand on the potato?
A: To keep from falling in the stew!


The joke has been cited in print since at least 2001.


Kidsjokes.co.uk (June 23, 2001)
St Patricks Day Jokes
Why did the leprechaun stand on the potato?
To keep from falling in the stew!

Wilders Security Forums
Let’s Have Some Irish Jokes, Proverbs and Toasts
Q: Why did the leprechaun stand on the potato?
A:To keep from falling in the stew!
(...)
Rita, Mar 15, 2005

no matter where you go...there you are
Saturday, March 17, 2007
Territorial Pissings
Why did the leprechaun stand on the potato?
To keep from falling in the stew!

Google Groups: Angelique’sSmorgaabord
Some Irish jokes for St. paddy’s tomrrow. Enjoy.
andrea murray
3/17/07
(...)
Q: Why did the leprechaun stand on the potato?
A:To keep from falling in the stew!

Twitter
Tom Cahillane‏
@dmcscorp
Q: Why did the leprechaun stand on the potato?
A:To keep from falling in the stew!
http://www.alcoholichumor.com
7:11 PM - 9 Mar 2009

Twitter
Beverly Schmitt‏
@BeverlySchmitt
Q.  Why did the leprechaun stand on the potato?
A.  To keep from falling in the stew!
10:22 AM - 17 Mar 2009

My Town Tutors
St. Patrick’s Day Jokes: Top 10 St. Patrick’s Day Jokes
Posted on March 17, 2015
(...)
18. Why did the leprechaun stand on the potato? …. To keep from falling in the stew!

Twitter
myCountyMarket‏
@myCountyMarket
WEDNESDAY WIT:
Q: Why did the leprechaun stand on the potato?
A: To keep from falling in the stew!
7:43 AM - 8 Mar 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Friday, March 10, 2017 • Permalink