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 November 02, 2016
“Why don’t you eat fish on Thanksgiving?"/"Because Thanksgiving never falls on a fry day.”

People usually eat turkey—and not fish—on Thanksgiving, and there’s a riddle:

Q; Why don’t you eat fish on Thanksgiving?
A: Because Thanksgiving never falls on a FRY-day.


The joke has been cited in print since at least 2006.


Brownielocks—Thanksgiving Jokes and Riddles (November 17, 2006)
1.  Why don’t you eat fish on Thanksgiving?
Because Thanksgiving never falls on a Fry Day (Friday).

Google Groups: alt.badgers
Happy for the Giving Thanks day, fraunlevin!
Drew
11/22/06
(...)
Why don’t you eat fish on Thanksgiving?
Because Thanksgiving never falls on a FRY-day.

Matchdoctor
Short Thanksgiving Jokes
posted 11/25/2008 8:13:58 AM
(...)
Why don’t you eat fish on Thanksgiving?
Because Thanksgiving never falls on a FRY-day.

Wonderful Wonderblog
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Thanksgiving Jokes
(...)
Why don’t you eat fish on Thanksgiving?
Because Thanksgiving never falls on a FRY-day.

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Ohio Virtual Academy
‏@OHVA_K12
Why don’t we eat fish on Thanksgiving?
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because Thanksgiving never falls on Fry-Day!
9:21 AM - 24 Nov 2010

Twitter
B.Ta
‏@iRbEEry
why dont people eat fish on thanksgiving? because thanksgiving never falls on a FRY-day!!! haha happy thanksgiving to all
2:26 PM - 25 Nov 2010

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Denise Whelan
‏@landof6and7
Why don’t we eat fish on Thanksgiving?  Because it doesn’t fall on a FRY-day.
6:31 AM - 20 Nov 2011

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Wednesday, November 02, 2016 • Permalink