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 23, 2010
“How many cooks does it take to stuff a turkey?” (joke)

"How many cooks does it take to stuff a turkey? One, but you really have to squeeze him in!” The turkey-stuffing joke—included in many Thanksgiving joke collections—has been cited in print since at least 2002.


Funny Thanksgiving Quotes
The Secret of Stuffing a Turkey
How many cooks does it take to stuff a turkey?  Only one, but you REALLY have to squeeze to get him in. Anon.

Google Books
Dude, Got Another Joke?
By Bob Phillips
Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers
2002
Pg. 154:
Sonny: How many cooks does it take to stuff a turkey?
Salisbury: You tell me.
Sonny: One, but you really have to squeeze him in!

Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
Newsgroups: alt.humor.puns
From: Stan Kegel
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 20:01:21 -0800
Local: Fri, Nov 22 2002 10:01 pm
Subject: Puns of the Weak 11/22/02

How many cooks does it take to stuff a turkey?
One, but you really have to squeeze him in! (Kids Jokes)

Google Books
Inspiration Station
By Betsy Flot
Xlibris
2010
Pg. 447:
How many cooks does it take to stuff a turkey? One, but you really have to squeeze him in!

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Tuesday, November 23, 2010 • Permalink