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 August 18, 2016
“Why did the scarecrow get a promotion?"/"Because he was outstanding in his field.”

A popular scarecrow pun is:

Q: Why did the scarecrow win a promotion?
A: Because he was outstanding in his field.


“Why did the scarecrow get a Nobel Prize? Because he was outstanding in his field” was posted to the newsgroup alt.humor on November 23, 1999.


Google Groups: alt.humor
is this a joke?
Peter Besley
11/23/99
Why did the scarecrow get a Nobel Prize?
Because he was outstanding in his field.

Google Groups: uk.local.cumbria
Goodnite all
Ken Battersby
2/14/01
(...)
Or the other old one....

“I say, I say, I say.  Why did the scarecrow receive the Nobel prize?”
“I don’t know.  Why did the scarecrow receive the Nobel prize?”
“For outstanding achievement in his field.”

Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
Kids Puns of the Weak 05-04-04
Stan Kegel
5/6/04
(...)
Why did the scarecrow win a Nobel Peace Prize?
He was outstanding in his field! (Daily Groaner)

Twitter
Jon Wheatley
‏@jon
why did the scarecrow win an award?
because he was out standing in his field. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLL
10:01 PM - 26 Feb 2008

Google Books
The Mammoth Book of Really Silly Jokes
By Geoff Tibballs
London: Constable & Robinson Ltd
2011
Pg. 99:
Why did the scarecrow win an award?
Because he was outstanding in his field.

Google Books
Best Ever Classroom Jokes:
Because some of us never grow up

By Mike Haskins
New York, NY: Pavilion Books
2015
Pg. ?:
Why did the scarecrow get a promotion?
The farmer had found him outstanding in his field.

reddit
Why did the scarecrow get a promotion?
submitted August 18, 2016 by iceberger3
He was outstanding in his field.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Thursday, August 18, 2016 • Permalink