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 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
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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