What happened to the peanut who went walking late at night?

Answer

The answer to the joke that asks, "What happened to the peanut who went walking late at night?" is that the peanut was assaulted. This answer serves as a pun due to its homophonic resemblance to "a salted."

There are several variations to this joke, including "Two peanuts were walking down the street; one was assaulted."

The joke also makes an appearance in the "Whither Canada" episode of "Monty Python's Flying Circus," in a sketch in which the British Army developed a joke that apparently has the power to cause those who hear it to laugh themselves to death. The Germans attempt to turn this peanut joke into a similarly powerful counterweapon but are unable to translate it effectively.

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