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 Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from April 24, 2019
“A sign said ‘Lobster Tails $2.’ I paid $2 and was told, ‘Once upon a time there was a lobster…’”

“Lobster tails” shouldn’t be confused with “lobster tales,” but there are jokes. “Once upon a time there was a lobster… #lobstertales” was posted on Twitter by emcee on September 17, 2013.
 
The full joke was posted on Twitter by Jake the Long Way Home on November 30, 2018:
 
“I was in FL on leave with a buddy and one day he kept seeing signs ‘Lobster Tails $2’ and was begging me to pull over when we saw him and buy roadside lobster…So I went up to this old dude in a pick up and gave him $2…He said ‘Once upon a time, there was this lobster….’”
 
The lobster tails joke was posted on Reddit—Dadjokes on April 22, 2019.
 
“I usually credit Lou Angelwolf when I steal that joke…That’s who I heard it from in the mid-80’s in Tampa doing Open-Mic at the local clubs…He’s now a well known FL comic…Good dude, too…” was posted on Twitter by Jake the Long Way Home on April 24, 2019.
       
“Once upon a time there was an ox…” is a similar joke about oxtail.
   
       
Twitter
emcee
@em_es_cee
Once upon a time there was a lobster…
#lobstertales
8:26 AM - 17 Sep 2013
         
Twitter
Jake the Long Way Home
@JakeWylde1
Replying to @1legchad
I was in FL on leave with a buddy and one day he kept seeing signs “Lobster Tails $2” and was begging me to pull over when we saw him and buy roadside lobster…So I went up to this old dude in a pick up and gave him $2…He said “Once upon a time, there was this lobster….”
10:37 PM - 30 Nov 2018
 
Twitter
Noe Body-but’u
@Wolf_Trex
Stopped by a roadside stand that said lobster tails $2. I paid my $2. and he says, once upon a time there was this lobster….
12:06 PM - 7 Apr 2019
   
Twitter
Jeff Oertel
@chefjeffoertel
Stopped by this roadside stand with a sign that said “lobster tails $2”. I paid my $2 and he said “once upon a time there was this lobster…” 🦞
5:29 PM - 11 Apr 2019
 
Twitter
Doc
@DocAtCDI
stopped at a roadside stand selling lobster tails for 2 bucks
I paid him and he says “once upon a time there was a lobster…”
1:24 AM - 20 Apr 2019
 
Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/__kitten April 22, 2019
Stopped by a roadside stand that said lobster tails $2. I paid my $2 and he said…
Once upon a time there was this lobster…
   
Twitter
wHyZgUy
@_WhyzGuy_
Stopped by a roadside stand yesterday that said “Lobster tails $2”. I paid my $2 & dude said…..
“Once upon a time there was a lobster…”
8:49 AM - 23 Apr 2019
   
Twitter
🤣 The Dad Joke Man 😉
@DadJokeMan
I went to the seaside over the weekend and I stopped at this stall with a sign which said “Lobster tails £1”.
I gave the man the money and he said “Once upon a time there was a lobster…”
2:41 PM - 23 Apr 2019
 
Twitter
Mr. Drinks On Me #MI
@Mr_DrinksOnMe
Stopped by a roadside stand that said “lobster tails $2.” I paid my $2 and he said, “Once upon a time there was a lobster..”
1:42 AM - 24 Apr 2019
   
Twitter
Jake the Long Way Home
@JakeWylde1
Replying to @barrypopik @em_es_cee
I usually credit Lou Angelwolf when I steal that joke…That’s who I heard it from in the mid-80’s in Tampa doing Open-Mic at the local clubs…He’s now a well known FL comic…Good dude, too…
4:12 PM - 24 Apr 2019

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