A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from March 30, 2022
“I joined a 12-step program for people who talk too much. It’s called On and On Anon”

“‘I talk too much,’ Evan Davis admitted. ‘I’ve joined a self-help group called On-and-On-Anon. Our meetings go forever’” was printed in the Lansing (MI) State Journal on October 12, 1990. “On and On Anon” is a joke on such groups as Al-Anon, Alcoholics Anonymous and Gamblers Anonymous.

“A SELF-HELP group for compulsive talkers has been formed in New York. It’s called On and On Anon” was printed in The Guardian (London, UK) on October 24, 1990. “@wbaustin Hahahaha! RE: ‘12 Step Program for Compulsive Talkers, called On and On Anon’” was posted on Twitter by Rebel Scum on January 10, 2009. “I joined a 12 step program for people who talk too much. Its called OnAndOnAnon” was posted on Reddit—Jokes on September 15, 2014.

“I joined a self-help group for people who talk too much. It’s called On and On Anon” was printed in the book 5,000 Great One Liners (2012) compiled by Grant Tucker. “I recently joined a support group for people who talk a lot. We call ourselves On and On Anon” was posted on Reddit—Dadjokes on March 9, 2021.


Newspapers.com
12 October 1990, Lansing (MI) State Journal, “Television” by Mike Hughes, pg. 5D, col. 2:
A cable bonus tonight is the “National Lampoon Comedy Playoffs” at 11 p.m. on showtime. (...) That includes a wonderful turn by a newcomer named Amos Ewing, plus good moments from others. “I talk too much,” Evan Davis admitted. “I’ve joined a self-help group called On-and-On-Anon. Our meetings go forever.”

24 October 1990, The Guardian (London, UK), “Diary” by Joanna Coles, pg. 19, col. 6:
A SELF-HELP group for compulsive talkers has been formed in New York. It’s called On and On Anon.

Google Books
Meeting Needs Through Support Groups:
How to sponsor a support group and meet the needs of adult children of alcoholics, divorced persons, single parents, chemically dependent persons, bereaved persons, persons with AIDS, and many others

By Sara Hines Martin
Birmingham, AL: New Hope
1992
Pg. 9:
In another comic strip called “Alex’s,” a young man says to a coworker, “It says here there’s a ‘12 Step ‘ Support Group now for people who TALK TOO MUCH! It’s called ‘And On and on and On Anon.’” (I would qualify to join that one!)

Newspapers.com
23 May 1993, Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, NY), “Inside Joke,” pg. 3D, col. 4:
Did you hear there’s a new 12-step program for addictive talkers?
It’s called Anon-anon-anon-anon-anon.

17 January 2004, The Post-Crescent (Appleton, WI), “DLP? DTV? It’s tough to keep up with changes in technology” by Cheryl Sherry, pg. H2:
Did you hear the one about the new support group for people who talk a lot? It’s called On and On Anon.

Twitter
Captain Lou Edwards
@CaptainLou
Replying to @tonyblakelive
@tonyblakelive Tony is it true you just joined that new 12 step program.....
On and On Anon?
10:50 PM · Aug 23, 2008·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
A. Ryan Robbins
@ycopfiles
I just learned about yet another new support group, this one is for excessive talkers. It is called On and On Anon! At reply me for details!
11:32 AM · Nov 19, 2008·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Rebel Scum
@AprilTara
Replying to @Crypto_Lab_
@wbaustin Hahahaha! RE: “12 Step Program for Compulsive Talkers, called On and On Anon”
12:02 AM · Jan 10, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Google Groups: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated
Re: Anon and on
Kathryn Huxtable
Mar 26, 2009, 3:44:30 AM
(...)
There’s also the 12-step group for recovering talk-aholics called “on and on anon”.

Reddit—Funny
Posted by u/tacosolo June 28, 2011
TIL there are support groups for people who talk to much
OnAndOn Anon

Google Books
5,000 Great One Liners
Compiled by Grant Tucker
London, UK: Biteback Publishing
2012
Pg. ?:
I joined a self-help group for people who talk too much. It’s called On and On Anon.

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/SwiftCitizen September 11, 2012
Did you hear about the support group for people who talk too much?
They’re calling it “On and on Anon”.

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/Sutarmekeg September 29, 2012
Support Group for People Who Talk Too Much
It’s called On and On Anon.

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/vanhagen September 15, 2014
I joined a 12 step program for people who talk too much.
Its called OnAndOnAnon

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/BUsnow August 6, 2015
What do you call the 12 step program for people who talk too much?
On and on anon.

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/rasfert August 7, 2016
What’s the 12-step program for people that just can’t shut the hell up?
On and on anon.

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/robmacabre December 5, 2017
What do you call a support group for compulsive talkers?
On and on anon.

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/ReadySteady_GO February 6, 2020
I started a group for people who talk too much
I call it On and on Anon

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/Jurk_McGerkin March 24, 2020
I’m attending a self-help group for compulsive talkers.
It’s called On and On Anon.

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/HellsJuggernaut April 6, 2020
I’m attending a self-help group for compulsive talkers
It’s called on and on anon

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/[deleted] August 14, 2020
Do you know there’s a support group for obsessive talkers?
On and on Anon.

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/Winfinity March 9, 2021
I recently joined a support group for people who talk a lot.
We call ourselves On and On Anon.

Twitter
mariana Z🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦
@mariana057
I just joined a support group for people who talk too much.
It’s called On and On Anon…
4:47 PM · Jun 15, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/Fun-On-A-Bun-3k February 13, 2022
There’s a new self-help group for people that talk too much
It’s called on and on anon

Twitter
Dad Jokes
@Dadsaysjokes
I recently joined a support group for people who talk a lot.
We call ourselves On and On Anon.
2:55 PM · Mar 28, 2022·Twitter for iPhone

LaffGaff
Support Group
March 30, 2022 by laffgaff
I recently joined a support group for people who talk a lot.
We call ourselves On and On Anon.

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New York CityWork/Businesses • Wednesday, March 30, 2022 • Permalink