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 August 16, 2016
“What do you call a chicken with a bad sunburn?"/"Fried chicken.”

A popular chicken riddle is:

Q: What do you call a chicken with a bad sunburn?
A: Fried chicken.


“What do you call a chicken that got a sunburn in Florida?"/"A southern fried chicken” was cited in print in 1982. “What do you call a chicken with a really bad sunburn?  Fried Chicken!” was posted on Twitter on September 12, 2009.


Google News Archive
8 May 1982, The Gazette (Montreal, Quebec), “Riddles,” pg. C7, col. 2:
What do you call a chicken that got a sunburn in Florida?
Ans. A southern fried chicken.
-- John Vingone, 9

17 March 2005, Los Angeles (CA) Times, “The Kids’ Reading Room: Jokes & Riddles,” pg. H3:
What do you call a chicken at the beach? Fried.
Cody, 8
Crown Valley Elementary
Laguna Niguel

Twitter
Penelope the Clown
‏@PenelopeClowns
Feeling very grateful in life! What do you call a chicken with a really bad sunburn?  Fried Chicken!  lol I crack my ownself up!
4:12 PM - 12 Sep 2009

Twitter
Lexi Ward
‏@Lexi_Kathryn
What do you call a chicken with a sunburn? FRIED CHICKEN! XD i made that up on my own! Hahaha
2:06 PM - 17 Mar 2010

Twitter
Roxanne
‏@mahoganypotions
@CharlesTrippy and @WeTheDan what do you call a chicken who refuses to wear sunblock?
A fried chicken #cornyjokes
2:06 PM - 30 Aug 2014

Twitter
Karon Lynn Covington
‏@alphakat1908
CORNY JOKE OF THE DAY:
Q. What do you call a chicken with a sunburn?
A. Fried chicken.
10:04 AM - 6 Nov 2014

Twitter
val.
‏@ktaenqoo
What do you call a chicken with bad sunburn? — A fried chicken? lmao idk anon.
5:11 AM - 29 Mar 2016

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Tuesday, August 16, 2016 • Permalink