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Entry from June 29, 2017
“Why is Texas called the Lone Star State?"/"It’s their Yelp rating.”

Texas has been called the “Lone Star State” since the 1840s because of the single star in its flag. A modern joke is:

Q: Why is Texas called the Lone Star State?
A: It’s their Yelp rating.


“Texas is called the ‘Lone Star State’ based on its Yelp reviews” was posted on Twitter by Zach FakeNewsard‏ on August 6, 2012.

English comedian John Oliver said on HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, on the “Texas Republicans” segment that aired on March 6, 2016:

“Just look at Texas, the Lone Star State, in that, a lone star is what most people would give Texas on Yelp.”

The joke was also told on the television sitcom The Big Bang Theory, on the episode “The Holiday Summation” that originally aired on January 5, 2017:

Penny: How was Texas?
Sheldon: Oh, you know...the Lone Star State. That should be its Yelp rating.



Wikipedia: Yelp
Yelp is an American multinational corporation headquartered in San Francisco, California. It develops, hosts and markets Yelp.com and the Yelp mobile app, which publish crowd-sourced reviews about local businesses, as well as the online reservation service Yelp Reservations and online food-delivery service Eat24. The company also trains small businesses in how to respond to reviews, hosts social events for reviewers, and provides data about businesses, including health inspection scores.

Twitter
Zach FakeNewsard‏
@ZachBroussard
Texas is called the “Lone Star State” based on its Yelp reviews.
2:26 PM - 6 Aug 2012

Twitter
Larry‏
@VocabuLarry
Not many people know that Texas is the Lone Star State because of all the lousy Yelp reviews.
10:07 AM - 19 Jul 2013

Twitter
aka Not Johnny Cash‏
@jesse_ann
Is Texas the Lone Star State because of it’s Yelp reviews? #bazinga
1:51 PM - 15 Mar 2014

Twitter
Dace Campbell‏
@DaceCampbell
“Just look at Texas, the Lone Star State, in that, a lone star is what most people would give Texas on Yelp.” ~@iamjohnoliver
11:09 PM - 6 Mar 2016

Twitter
Ana‏
@staciabarbosa
“Texas is the lone star state, it’s also the rating people would give texas if it were on yelp” @anti_charisma
10:05 PM - 9 Mar 2016
(YouTube video attached; the joke is at the beginning.—ed.)

Twitter
Joe Brancatelli‏
@joesentme
Texas: “You know, the Lone Star State. That should be its yelp! rating.”—Sheldon Cooper on tonight’s @bigbangtheory
7:03 PM - 5 Jan 2017

Twitter
Hyperion‏
@HyperionEmpire
Penny: How was Texas?
Sheldon: Oh, you know...the Lone Star State. That should be its Yelp rating
#BigBangTheory
8:01 AM - 7 Jan 2017

Twitter
P.A.‏
@NuCreation0215
“How was Texas?”
“Oh.Ya know. The Lone Star state… that should be it’s Yelp rating.”
Well played, Big Bang Theory..well played.
5:13 PM - 13 Jan 2017

Twitter
Dr. Kapil Khatter‏
@becausegovt
“Texas is called the Lone Star State because that how many stars you would give it on Yelp” - John Oliver
9:20 PM - 19 Jan 2017

Twitter
jG‏
@jOSHgROVES
“Texas, the Lone Star State...that’s, a lone star is what most people would give Texas on Yelp.” - @iamjohnoliver @LastWeekTonight
11:32 AM - 28 Mar 2017

YouTube
The Big Bang Theory - The Holiday Summation (Sneak Peek)
The Big Bang Theory Australia
Published on Apr 2, 2017
Sheldon and Amy visit Penny and Leonard after the holidays and tell them about their terrible trip to Texas, on NEW #9BigBangTheory, Tuesday April 4th at 8:00pm on Channel 9!
0;40
Penny: How was Texas?
Sheldon: Oh, you know...the Lone Star State. That should be its Yelp rating.

Twitter
Daniel‏
@Raidger4
Texas, The Lone Star State, and also it’s Yelp rating.
10:37 PM - 12 May 2017 from San Jacinto, CA

Reddit—Jokes
TIL: Why Texas is called “The Lone Star State”
submitted June 29, 2017 by TheWhoThatHortonHerd
It’s their Yelp rating…
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COMMENTS
Bobbiknows
This joke was on the Big Bang theory. Good job for having the same talent as this weird shows script writers or I guess hang your virtual head in virtual shame as I attempt to say something that actually has no meaning to you but my intentions aim to make you feel bad.

Posted by Barry Popik
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