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 May 27, 2017
“How did the jury find the hamburger?"/"Grill-ty as charred.”

A hamburger riddle is:

Q: How did the jury find the hamburger?
A: Grill-ty as charred.


The hamburger joke has been cited in print since at least 1978.

“What did the hamburger say when it pleaded ‘not guilty’?"/"I’ve been flamed!” is a related hamburger riddle.


Google Books
One Hundred and One Hamburger Jokes
By Phil Hirsch
New York, NY: Scholastic Book Services
1978
Pg. 93:
How did the jury find the hamburger?
Grill-ty as charred!

26 May 2002, Houston (TX) Chronicle, “Forget apple pie / To much of the world, for better or worse, the burger is a symbol of America. You want fries with that?” by Renee Kientz, pg. E1:
Food for thought, anyway. “How did the jury find the hamburger”? “Grill-ty as charred.”

16 May 2008, Liverpool (UK) Echo, “Your Jokes,” pg. 18:
How did the jury find the hamburger? Grill-ty as charred!

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How did the jury find the hamburger?
Grill-ty as charred!
2:53 AM - 5 Jul 2009

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How did the jury find the hamburger? Grill-ty as charred!

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January 29, 2015 ·
How did the jury find the hamburger?
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How did the jury find the hamburger?
Grill-ty as charred!

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But how about we brighten this Monday with a good old Joke of the Day: How did the jury find the hamburger? Grilled-ty as charred!!
1:59 PM - 22 May 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Saturday, May 27, 2017 • Permalink