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

A hamburger riddle is:

Q: What did the hamburger say when it pleaded “not guilty”?
A: “I’ve been flamed!”


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

“How did the jury find the hamburger?"/"Grill-ty as charred” 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:
What did the hamburger say when it pleaded “not guilty”? “I’ve been flamed!”

Twitter
Bollywood Sargam‏
@bollywoodsargam
Burger jokes - 2243 Joke: What did the hamburger say when it pleaded
‘not guilty’?
I’ve been flamed! .... http://bit.ly/19Pc8g
7:09 PM - 10 Aug 2009

Twitter
Dutch’s Burgers‏
@DutchsBurgers
What did the Dutch’s hamburger say when it pleaded ‘not guilty’?
I’ve been flamed
5:11 PM - 4 Sep 2009

Google Books
The Mammoth Book of Really Silly Jokes
Edited by Geoff Tibballs
London, UK: Constable & Robinson Ltd
2011
Pg. 111:
What did the hamburger say when it pleaded not guilty?
I’ve been flamed!

Google Books
Sensible Nonsense.. Frank’s Comic Pack:
Humour Pack Series

By Frank Paul
BookBaby
2014
Pg. ?:
What did the hamburger say when it pleaded ‘not guilty’?I’ve been flamed!

Twitter
Laurel Holden‏
@LaurelFHolden
What did the hamburger say when it pleaded ‘not guilty’? I’ve been flamed!
7:15 AM - 17 May 2017

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