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 February 15, 2017
“Where do animals go when their tails fall off?"/"The retail store.”

A pun about a “retail” store is:

Q: Where do animals go when their tails fall off?
A: To a retail store.


“Where would a dog go to get a new tail? To a retail store!” was published in a 1969 newspaper.

The riddle is often told at Easter. “Where do Easter bunnies go for new tails?"/"To a retail store” was cited in a 1993 newspaper.


5 July 1969, Wichita (KS) Eagle and Beacon, “Children’s Scrapbook” by Vivienne Hulse, pg. 1C, col. 6:
“Where would a dog go to get a new tail?” asks Margaret Streetman, 13. R.R. 2. Box 245, E. Derby. “To a retail store!” says Margaret.

21 July 1971, Austin (TX) Statesman, “Fun Time—The Riddle Box” by A. Leokum, pg. A51, col. 4:
Where did the pig get his new tail?
At a retail store.

Google Books
Biggest Riddle Book in the World
By Joseph Rosenbloom
Illustrated by Joyce Behr
New York, NY: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
1976
Pg. 59:
Where do animals go when they lose their tails?
To a retail store.

8 June 1976, Austin (TX) American-Statesman, “Fun Time—The Riddle Box,” pg. B5, cols. 4-5:
What do animals do when they lose their tails?
They got to a retail store.

5 April 1993, Vancouver (BC) Sun, “Hare Play,” pg. C6:
Where do Easter bunnies go for new tails?
To a retail store.

Southern Maryland Online
101 Easter jokes
jazz lady
04-08-2004, 01:40 PM #1
(...)
Q. Where do Easter Bunnies go for new tails?
A. To the retail store.

Google Books
Super Goofy Jokes
By Jacqueline Horsfall
Illustrated by Rob Collinet
New York, NY: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
2005
Pg. 56:
Where do animals go when they lose their tails?
To the retail store.

Twitter
Ron
‏@wiremanart
@kelownagurl rofl, Niiiice. Reminds me of this one: Where did the cat go when it lost it’s tail?? The retail store rasberry
10:09 PM - 17 Mar 2009

Twitter
Cady Brakkkken
‏@Brack_up
Where do Easter Bunnies go for new tails?
To the “retail store”.
9:42 AM - 9 Apr 2009

Twitter
mika
‏@LemonBeagleCody
Where do dogs get their tails fixed?
-the Retail store!
4:22 PM - 12 Apr 2009

My Town Tutors
70 Easter Jokes for Families and Teachers!
Posted on March 27, 2013 by
(...)
58. Where does the Easter Bunny go when he needs a new tail? … To a re-tail store!

Google Books
The Big Book of Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids:
A 3-in-1 Collection

By Rob Elliott
Grand Rapids, MI: Revell
2014
Pg. ?:
Q: Where do dogs go if they lose their tails?
A: The retail store.

Google Books
The Ultimate Animal Joke Book:
Boundless laughs on the animals behalf!

By Matthew Grant
Daturian Press
2015
Pg. ?:
Where do dogs go when they lose their tails? Answer:
To the retail store.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Wednesday, February 15, 2017 • Permalink