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 April 10, 2016
Fat Apple (fat + Big Apple)

Hillary Clinton was a United States Senator from New York from 2001 to 2009, but she wasn’t born in New York and hadn’t lived in New York long before she was elected to office. When Clinton rant for president in 2016, Saturday Night Live‘s Kate McKinnon satirized her as saying on the April 9, 2016 show:

“I love being back in the Fat Apple, my home state — except for Illinois and Arkansas.”

“Fat Apple” (fat + Big Apple)—a jocular mistake --hadn’t been a popularly used New York City nickname before the sketch. The term “fat” possibly borrows from the slang term “fat city” (something excellent).


Urban Dictionary
fat apple
A person or thing that stands out.
(...)
by morgasm May 31, 2004

Urban Dictionary
Fat City
a place or state of economic prosperity and happines
“Afta I get the big bonus my boss promised I’ll be in fat city”
by Boba June 23, 2004

Twitter
Saturday Night Live
‏@nbcsnl
“I love being back in the Fat Apple, my home state — except for Illinois and Arkansas.” #SNL
10:42 PM - 9 Apr 2016

Daily News (New York, NY)
SNL mocks Hillary Clinton’s NYC cred during candidate’s Big Apple visit
BY NICOLE HENSLEY Sunday, April 10, 2016, 12:39 AM
Hillary Clinton’s New York ties are not fooling “Saturday Night Live.”

The sketch show toyed with the Democratic front-runner’s election results against Bernie Sanders and her return to the “Fat Apple” to encourage support two weeks before the primary.

Salon
SUNDAY, APR 10, 2016 08:22 AM EDT
“I love being back in the Fat Apple, my home state”: Watch Kate McKinnon hilariously mock Hillary Clinton’s New York cred on SNL
“I’m gonna take in that hot new Broadway show that’s got all of NYC abuzz — ‘Chicago.’” says “Hillary” VIDEO

BRENDAN GAUTHIER

Washington (DC) Post
The Fix
Hillary Clinton loves the ‘Fat Apple’!

By Chris Cillizza April 10 at 9:55 AM

The Huffington Post
‘SNL’ Mocks Just How Desperate Hillary Clinton Is To Be A New Yorker
“God, I love being back in the Fat Apple.”

04/10/2016 12:33 pm ET | Updated 11 hours ago
Cole Delbyck
Entertainment Writer, The Huffington Post
Subways be damned, Hillary Clinton is a New Yorker and she wants to prove it to you.

After a string of losses to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in recent contests from Idaho to Wyoming, Clinton is doing just about anything to convince New York voters that she deserves their support in the state’s upcoming Democratic primary.

This kind of political pandering is tailor-made for “Saturday Night Live” and in the cold open for this weekend’s Russell Crowe-helmed episode, Clinton’s New York credibility took center stage.

“God, I love being back in the Fat Apple, my home state,” says Kate McKinnon as Clinton, “except for Illinois and Arkansas, but they already voted for me, so we cool.”

Twitter
Charles
‏@hayabusaoscar1
@People4Bernie @BernieSanders Someone can tell to Hillary that NY is the Big Apple. No the “Fat Apple”. #NYPrimary #NJPrimary
9:40 PM - 10 Apr 2016

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityNicknames/Slogans • Sunday, April 10, 2016 • Permalink