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. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from November 08, 2014
“If we’re not supposed to eat late-night snacks, why is there a light in the refrigerator?”

"If we’re not supposed to eat late-night snacks, why is there a light in the refrigerator?” (or, “If we’re not meant to have midnight snacks, why is there a light in the fridge?") is a jocular line that has been printed on many images. “If we’re not supposed to eat late-night snacks, why is there a light in the refrigerator?” was posted on the newsgroup alt.support.diet on October 14, 1999.

“Today’s thought - If we were not meant to have midnight snacks, why is there a light in the fridge ? ? ?” was posted on the newsgroup microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress on August 8, 2003. “if we arent meant to have midnight snacks why is there a light in the refrigerator?” was posted on Twitter by funny humour on January 8, 2010. “If we are not supposed to have midnight snacks...then why is there a light in the refrigerator?” was posted on Twitter by Jason Lee Vasquez on January 31, 2010.

“If we shouldn’t eat at night, why is there a light in the fridge?” is a form of the saying that has been popular since 2016.


Google Groups: alt.support.diet
school=WOE killer
Jennifer76 in Vancouver
10/14/99
(...)
If we’re not supposed to eat late-night snacks, why is there a light in the refrigerator?

Google Groups: alt.cooking-chat
How to cook a Turkey
Gail
11/18/99
(...)
If we’re not supposed to eat late-night snacks, why is there a light in the refrigerator?

Google Groups: microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie55.outlookexpress.stationery
Changes Coming....
Grandma
10/5/01
(...)
“If we’re not supposed to eat late night snacks....why is there a light in the refrigerator? “

Google Groups: microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
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BC&A Dave
Aug 8, 2003, 2:31:00 PM
(...)
Today’s thought - If we were not meant to have midnight snacks, why is there a light in the fridge ? ? ?

Twitter
Sandy Mitchell
@yea_yea_yea
thinks, “Why is there a light in the refrigerator if you aren’t supposed to have MIDNIGHT SNACKS?”
9:18 PM · Jul 1, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Ali Sadhik Shaik
@sadhiqali
wonders if we ain’t meant to have midnight snacks why is there a light in the refrigerator?
12:40 PM · Nov 3, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
funny humour
@funnyhumour
if we arent meant to have midnight snacks why is there a light in the refrigerator?
10:32 AM · Jan 8, 2010·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Jason Lee Vasquez
@Jason_Vasquez
If we are not supposed to have midnight snacks...then why is there a light in the refrigerator?...Possibly the greatest invention ever made!
10:23 AM · Jan 31, 2010·Twitter SMS

Google Books
The Mammoth Book of One-Liners
By Geoff Tibballs
London: Constable & Robinson Ltd.
2012
Pg. ?:
If we’re not supposed to have midnight snacks, why is there a light in the fridge?

Google Books
The 2,548 Wittiest Things Anybody Ever Said
Edited by Robert Byrne
New York, NY: Touchstone
2012
Pg. ?:
1,091
Lots of people think you shouldn’t eat before going to bed at night. Then why is there a light in the refrigerator? —Deon Cole

Google Books
Every Life Is a Story That Deserves to Be Told
By Harold Isbell
Xlibris Corporation (Xlibris.com)
2012
Pg. A-209:
If we are not supposed to have a midnight snack. . . ?
Then why is there a light in the fridge????

Twitter
HedonistChef
‏@HedonistChef
“If we’re not supposed to have midnight snacks, then why is there a light in the fridge?” � Anonymous #quotes #foodies
8:13 PM - 4 Nov 2014

Twitter
INTERIOR PLUG
@kizento_
If we are not supposed to have midnight snacks, why is there a light in the fridge.
8:02 AM · May 11, 2020·Twitter for Android

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Saturday, November 08, 2014 • Permalink