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 October 20, 2016
“What do ghosts put on their mashed potatoes?"/"Grave-y.”

"Grave-y” (gravy) is a typical Halloween dish. “Boned foul with grave-y” was a Halloween menu selection printed in an October 1961 newspaper.

“What do ghosts put on their Christmas turkey? Grave-y” was printed in a 2007 book. “What do ghosts like on their roast beef???  GRAVE-Y!  I luv Laffy Taffy jokes” was posted on Twitter on February 11, 2009. “What do ghosts put on their mashed potatoes??? GRAVE-Y!!” was posted on Twitter on May 9, 2011.

“What do ghosts put on their bagels?"/"Scream cheese” is a similar ghost riddle.


27 October 1961, The Arizona Republic (Phoenix, AZ)< Don Dedera column, pg. 21, col. 1:
... and a menu of Hungarian ghoul-ash, deviled eggs, boned foul with grave-y, and peasant under glass.

27 October 1982, Boston (MA) Globe, “Kids’ Cooking: A few tricks produce a lot of treats for Halloween Give your party some punch” by Susan Manlin Katzman, pg. S37, col. 1:
Spook-ghetti, ghoul-ash, or ghost beef and grave-y are just the things to make people say that you are “the ghost-ess with the mostest!”

Google Groups: alt.creative.writing
What does a ghost eat?
omjaram
10/21/04
(...)
Lovely. I know you won’t be able to resist goblin up this full-corpse meal. Bone appetit!:

Grains
Ghost Toasties
Scream of Wheat
Pentagram Crackers with Poisonbury Jam
Brain Muffins

Entrees
Hungarian Ghoul Ash
Frank ‘n’ Stein
Stake Sandwitch
Halloweenie
Grave-y
Littleneck Clams
Black Catfish
Warlocks and Bagels, with Scream Cheese

Side Dishes
Spook-ghetti
Deviled Eggs
Artichokes
Skullions
Scarrots
Ghost Liver Pate

Fruits
Adam’s Apples
Nectarines

Desserts
I Scream
Boobury Pie
Boo Meringue
Ghoul Whip
Terrormisu
Ladyfingers
Ghoulda Cheese
Monster Cheese

Beverages
Ghoul Ade
Coffin with Scream
Zombie
Apple Spider

Google Books
Hilarious Halloween Jokes
By Alison Grambs
Illustrated by Steve Harpster
New York, NY: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
2005
Pg. 31:
What’s another tasty treat at cemeteries?
Mashed potatoes and grave-y.

Google Books
Puns Spooken Here:
Word Play for Halloween

By Richard Lederer
Illustrations by Jim McLean
Layton, UT: Wyrick & Company
2006
Pg. 12:
Grave-y.

Google Books
The Whopping Great Big Bonkers Joke Book
By Puffin Books
New York, NY: Puffin Books
2007
Pg. ?:
What do ghosts put on their Christmas turkey?
Grave-y.

Twitter
Daisy the Curly Cat
‏@DaisyCurlyCat
One more: Where should you bury your Thanksgiving potatoes (if they die)?  ......  In a GRAVE-y!
9:02 AM - 27 Nov 2008

Twitter
Stacey Wacknov
‏@gritsnyc
What do ghosts like on their roast beef???  GRAVE-Y!  I luv Laffy Taffy jokes.
10:28 PM - 11 Feb 2009

Twitter
Bollywood Sargam
‏@bollywoodsargam
Christmas jokes - 2860 Joke: What do vampires put on their turkey at Christmas ?
Grave-y ! .... http://tinyurl.com/nj7o9k
4:12 PM - 23 Jun 2009

Twitter
James Macey
‏@mace5681
just found out ghosts like their mashed potatoes with grave-y.
11:48 AM - 10 Aug 2009

Twitter
Lynn
‏@jerseygirlz28
My daughter: what do skeletons put on their mashed potatoes?
8:50 PM - 26 Aug 2010

Twitter
Hilary Wagner
‏@HilaryWagner1
@lchardesty What do ghosts put on their mashed potatoes??? GRAVE-Y!! Bwaahh! You’re welcome! #dumbjokes wink
5:18 PM - 9 May 2011

Twitter
Halloween Jokes
‏@halloweenjokes
Funny Halloween Jokes - What do zombies put on their mashed patotoes? GRAVEy.
4:32 AM - 31 Oct 2012

Twitter
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‏@stlesdunkirk
what do skeletons put on their mashed potatoes?
grave-y!
5:29 PM - 20 May 2014

Twitter
softBOOtch john cena
‏@aardvarkwizard
hey that reminds me of a joke. what do ghosts put on their mashed potatoes? gravey. hahaha
3:30 PM - 29 Jul 2014

Google Books
Happy Halloween Jokes 6
By Peter Crumpton
PeteyRF Creative
2015
Pg. ?:
How does Dracula like his meat?
In grave-y.

Posted by Barry Popik
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