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 February 04, 2013
“I have a weight problem—I can’t wait to eat”

"I have a weight problem—I can’t wait to eat!” is a pun that has been printed on T-shirts. “I’ve got a weight problem—I can’t wait to eat!” has been cited in print since at least 1996. The saying has not been credited to any specific author.


Debito.org
CULTURAL ISSUE:
NICHIBEI EATING HABITS
(originally sent to Fukuzawa Tue, 16 Apr 1996)
America has already resigned itself to being fat (popular culture, be it Roseanne or Oprah or the Far Side, is ballooning, and the “futile effort” and “I’ve got a weight problem—I can’t wait to eat!” jokes are presented with sarcastic abandon in the sitcoms and daily funnies).

DVD talk
taliboubou
12-22-00, 05:38 PM
(...)
Boy..., you know I gotta weight problem, I can’t wait to eat!

YourMommaJokes.net
2 OCT 2002
Yo momma jokes
(...)
has a major weight problem – she can’t wait…to eat.

Google Books
Ain’t I a Woman
By Yetonda Payne
Lincoln, NE: iUniverse, Inc.
2003
Pg. 3:
Her weight problem is that she can’t wait to eat. (Like most of us.) She loves food too much, which is why none of the diets worked but no one is perfect.

Google Books
Gods Playing Chess
By Brandon Wyse
Lulu.com
2007
Pg. 352:
‘’Man, I got a weight problem.’’
‘’Sir?’’
‘’Yeah, I can’t wait to eat!’’ the Senator laughed at his own joke.

SUBSIM Radio Room Forums
America has a weight problem?
AVGWarhawk
06-09-2009, 10:36 AM
Yes, America has a weight problem...they can’t wait to eat.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Monday, February 04, 2013 • Permalink