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 do you make a hamburger laugh?"/"Pickle it gently.”

A hamburger riddle is:

Q: How do you make a hamburger laugh/smile?
A: Pickle it gently.


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

“How do you make a cheeseburger sad?"/"Make it with blue cheese” is a related riddle.


Google Books
One Hundred and One Hamburger Jokes
By Phil Hirsch
New York, NY: Scholastic Book Services
1978
Pg. 78: 
How do you make a hamburger smile?
Pickle it gently!

Google Books
August 1978, Boys’ Life, “Think & Grin,” pg. 66, col. 2:
Ronald: How do you make a hamburger smile?
O’Donald: Pickle it gently. — Donald Derry, Independence, Mo.

11 March 1983, Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader, “Kentucky Kids,” pg. D10, col. 4:
How do you make a hamburger laugh and smile?
Pickle him a little!
By Heather Leach
Auxier


16 February 1999, Northwest Herald (Woodstock, IL), “Jokes,” Style sec., pg. 3, col. 1:
How do you make a hamburger laugh?
Pickle it.

Twitter
Lubbock Fuddruckers‏
@LubbockFudds
How do you make a hamburger laugh? Pickle it gently! (Or just go ahead and pile on a bunch of pickles!) http://fb.me/z8uSpgY7
12:43 PM - 3 Feb 2011

Twitter
McDonald’s‏
@McDonalds
Q: How do you make a hamburger laugh? #JokeDay
10:55 AM - 1 Jul 2014

Twitter
madisonnn♛‏
@Guessjohnson
Replying to @ItsFoodPorn
how do u make a hamburger laugh?
PICKLE IT
8:13 PM - 15 Nov 2016

My Town Tutors
Hamburger Jokes: Hamburger Jokes for Kids
Posted on April 1, 2017 by mmolloy
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13. How do you make a hamburger laugh?… Pickle it!

Reddit—Jokes
How do you make a hamburger laugh?
submitted May 27, 2017 by Shitjustgotshitty
Pickle it gently.

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