A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from January 17, 2021
“Why did the apple turnover?"/"Because it saw the cheese roll.”

There are several apple turnover riddles that involve a jelly roll, a cheese roll and a sausage roll. This was printed in the Uniontown (PA) Evening Standard on August 3, 1961:

Q: Why did the apple turnover?
A: Because he saw the jelly roll.


This was printed in the Sunday Herald-Sun (Melbourne, Victoria) on April 24, 2005:

Q: Why did the apple turnover?
A: It saw the cheese roll.


This was posted on Twitter by Jo McIntosh on August 30, 2011:

Q: Why did the apple turnover?
A: Because it saw the sausage roll.


“Why did the apple turnover?"/"Because it saw the banana split” is a similar riddle.


18 April 1938, The Times of India (Mumbai, India), pg. 16, col. 3:
Why did the apple turn over? --
Because it saw the jam roly-poly.

Newspapers.com
5 August 1941, The Age (Melbourne, Victoria), pg. 7, col. 6:
Why did the apple turn-over?
Because it saw the jam-roll.

Twitter
3 August 1961, Uniontown (PA) Evening Standard, “Let’s Laugh” by Lynn Kozares, pg. 49?, col. 1:
Why did the apple turnover?
Answer: Because he saw the jelly roll.

Newspapers.com
19 May 1977, Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram, “Fun Time—The Riddle Box” by A. Leokum, pg. 9A, col. 1:
Why did the apple turnover?
Because he saw the jelly-roll.

24 April 2005, Sunday Herald-Sun (Melbourne, Victoria), “Gags,” pg. F6:
Why did the apple turn-over?
Because it saw the jam-roll.
- Jack, 8, Surrey Hills

Twitter
Himelfarb.
@houseatlantic
Q: why did the apple turnover? A: because he got jealous of the jelly roll
10:13 PM · Apr 7, 2009·Twitter SMS

Twitter
Dave Ginn - Son of Sedition
@DaveBarx
Why did the apple turnover? Because it saw the cheese roll. #lamebonbonjokes
9:25 PM · Dec 24, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Meighan Birrell
@meighanamy
Prizes from the first christmas crackers http://twitpic.com/v2el8 joke is Q: why did the apple turnover? A: because it saw the cheese roll
9:36 PM · Dec 24, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Jo McIntosh
@has2bpurple
Replying to @Jackie495
@Jackie495 oh oh oh just thought of another! Why did the apple turnover? Because it saw the sausage roll!!
6:19 PM · Oct 20, 2011·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
rebeka
@rebekat_
Why did the apple turnover? Because it saw the sausage roll!
5:27 PM · May 11, 2012·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
samuel jones
@samuellee_
why did the apple turn over?..cause he saw the sausage roll
6:06 PM · May 28, 2012·Twitter for BlackBerry®

Twitter
Tristan Howarth
@Tris_11
Why did the apple turn over? Because it saw the cheese roll
4:35 AM · Jun 28, 2012·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Erica Aprile
@EJAgurl
#Jokeoftheday
Q: Why did the apple turnover?
A: Because it saw the cheese roll.
9:42 AM · Sep 3, 2013·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
WETWILDHORSE
@alastairseville
My christmas BonBon joke: Q. Why did the apple turn over? A. Because it saw the cheese roll. ha ha ha ha.  beat that one.
6:01 PM · Dec 24, 2013·Twitter for Android

Twitter
tori
@toribrink_
Why did the apple turnover?
He got jealous of the Jelly Roll.
#laffytaffy
5:26 PM · Oct 20, 2014·Twitter for iPad

Twitter
Fran
@Daffodil01chase
At the cafe
Why did the apple turn over?
Cos it saw the sausage roll
9:19 AM · Mar 29, 2018·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Scoobydrew
@drews_scooby
Replying to @holzprueghel and @ArthurCDent
Why did the apple turnover? Because it saw the sausage roll.
3:20 PM · Nov 12, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Yrg
@MeconiumHappens
Why did the apple turnover?  Because it saw the jelly roll!
2:15 PM · Jan 18, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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