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. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from June 28, 2020
“Two elves walk into a bar. A hobbit walks under it” (bar joke)

“A guy walks into a bar...” is a typical form of what has been called the “bar joke.” An elf version is:

“An elf walks into a bar. The hobbit laughs and walks under it.”

“An elf walks into a bar. A hobbit walks under it” was posted on Twitter by Astara aka Sinaea on May 10, 2008. “An elf walks into a bar. The hobbit laughs and walks under it” was posted on Twitter by The Bodega on November 23, 2012.

“Two elves walk into a bar. A hobbit walks underneath unharmed” was posted on Twitter by Anthony Julian Cinca on September 28, 2013. “Two Elves walk into a bar, The Hobbit laughs and walks under it” was posted on Twitter by Jesus Chris-t and 104 others on January 19, 2014.

The joke has been printed on several images. “Hobbit” is replaced with “dwarf” in some versions of the joke.


Twitter
Astara aka Sinaea
@Astara
Replying to @WetWork
@Wetwork An elf walks into a bar. A hobbit walks under it.
1:25 AM · May 10, 2008·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
The Bodega
@bodeganotts
An elf walks into a bar. The hobbit laughs and walks under it. #Excited
@TheHobbitMovie
9:07 AM · Nov 23, 2012·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
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@sladewilsxn
What is your favorite joke? — three elves walk into a bar. the hobbit laughs and walks under it.... http://ask.fm/a/50lb1hf4
6:10 PM · Jul 15, 2013·Ask.fm

Twitter
Anthony Julian Cinca
@Tony_J_Cinca
Two elves walk into a bar. A hobbit walks underneath unharmed. #lordoftherings #TheHobbit
12:05 AM · Sep 28, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Anoushka Khokher
@TheRealAnoushka
evannaleraven-elf: An elf walks into a bar, A hobbit laughs and walks under it. http://tmblr.co/ZRHNRv11Nr_ov
10:17 AM · Dec 16, 2013·Tumblr

Twitter
Jesus Chris-t and 104 others
@PurpleMelon4115
Two Elves walk into a bar, The Hobbit laughs and walks under it.
4:33 PM · Jan 19, 2014·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Nathalie
@Evenstar1002
20. An elf walks into a bar. The hobbit laughs and walks under it. Face with tears of joyFace with tears of joyFace with tears of joy
2:12 PM · Feb 18, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Tim Devine
@GMTimD
Replying to @HungryScribbler
Two Elves walk into a bar…
The hobbit laughs
and walks under it.
GIF
7:57 PM · Oct 3, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

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