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 01, 2017
“I went to a restaurant and the food was all done with special effects. It was CGI Fridays”

A joke about the restaurant chain TGI Fridays is:

“I went to a restaurant and the food was all done with special effects. It was CGI Fridays.”

“‘I went to a restaurant and the food was all done with special effects. It was CGI Fridays.’ #timvine” was posted on Twitter on November 26, 2010. It’s uncertain if English comedian Tim Vine originated the joke.


Wikipedia: Computer-generated imagery
Computer-generated imagery (CGI) is the application of computer graphics to create or contribute to images in art, printed media, video games, films, television programs, shorts, commercials, videos, and simulators. The visual scenes may be dynamic or static and may be two-dimensional (2D), though the term “CGI” is most commonly used to refer to 3D computer graphics used for creating scenes or special effects in films and television.

Wikipedia: T.G.I. Fridays
T.G.I. Fridays is an American restaurant chain focusing on casual dining.

The company is a unit of the Sentinel Capital Partners and TriArtisan Capital Partners, who purchased the company from Carlson Companies in May 2014. The name is asserted to stand for “Thank God It’s Friday”, although as of 2010 some television commercials for the chain have also made use of the alternative phrase, “Thank Goodness It’s Friday.” The chain is known for its appearance—with red-striped canopies, brass railings, Tiffany lamps, and frequent use of antiques as decor—and its Long Island iced teas.

Twitter
Ben Fowler‏
@Localboy99
“i went to a restaurant and the food was all done with special effects. It was CGI Fridays.” #timvine
12:58 PM - 26 Nov 2010

Twitter
Jamie S‏
@pedro_mcdodge
I went to a restaurant and all the food was made by special effects…
..CGI Friday’s…
2:53 PM - 20 Nov 2011

Twitter
Joshy Willett‏
@BeyondShwaa
I went to this restaurant where all the food was special effects, it was cgi fridays.
5:33 PM - 6 Dec 2012

Twitter
Scott Jones‏
@sjonesuk
I went to this restaurant and all of the food was created by special effects… It was CGI Fridays.
4:02 PM - 3 Jan 2013

Reddit—Jokes
I went to a restaurant last night where none of the food was real; it was all just special effects.
submitted April 1, 2017 by Feasacht
CGI Fridays.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityRestaurants/Bars/Coffeehouses/Food Stores • Saturday, April 01, 2017 • Permalink