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

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Entry from October 02, 2017
“In Russia, they call it Nyetflix” (nyet + Netflix)

The entertainment service Netflix is sometimes said to have a Russian counterpart—Nyetflix (nyet + Netflix). “Nyet” is Russian for “no,” so the name means “no flicks” (no movies).

“In Soviet Russia, NyetFlix pays _you_ to watch movies” was posted on Twitter on April 20, 2009. “A Russian Anti-American film group just launched a website.  nyetflix.com” was posted on Twitter on December 31, 2009.

“Is it called Nyetflix in Russia?” was posted on Twitter on June 24, 2011.

“What do you call it when there is no internet in Russia?"/"Internyet” is a similar Russian joke.

Wikipedia: Netflix
Netflix is an American entertainment company founded by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph on August 29, 1997, in Scotts Valley, California. It specializes in and provides streaming media and video-on-demand online and DVD by mail. In 2013, Netflix expanded into film and television production, as well as online distribution. As of 2017, the company has its headquarters in Los Gatos, California.

Netflix’s initial business model included DVD sales and rental, although Hastings jettisoned DVD sales about a year after Netflix’s founding to focus on the DVD rental by mail business. In 2007, Netflix expanded its business with the introduction of streaming media, while retaining the DVD and Blu-ray rental service

Doug Freeman‏
Replying to @Sean_Mc
@Sean_Mc In Soviet Russia, NyetFlix pays _you_ to watch movies.
1:49 PM - 29 Apr 2009

Fred Astaire romances a Russian in SILK STOCKINGS at 1am ET, followed by the original NINOTCHKA at 3! Call ‘em… Nyetflix.
8:31 PM - 22 Dec 2009

Russ Gordon‏
A Russian Anti-American film group just launched a website.  nyetflix.com
9:44 PM - 31 Dec 2009

Sarah Orsborn‏
Idea: Nyetflix. Where they never have the movie you want. The answer is always No. In communist Russia, movies watch you!
2:23 PM - 10 May 2010

in Soviet Russia, Nyetflix watch YOU.
5:29 PM - 13 Dec 2010

That’s What She Fed‏
is it called Nyetflix in Russia?
2:53 PM - 24 Jun 2011

In Russia, they call it Nyetflix.
4:03 PM - 21 Sep 2011

Urban Dictionary
Any streaming movie/TV service that just won’t play all the way through a movie without changing quality or freezing up repeatedly.
by Tonyismyrealname December 31, 2011

Emily 🍁‏
if netlfix was censored in russia it’d be called nyetflix
11:07 PM - 7 Dec 2015

Russia started a new website that tracks down and deletes pirated movies.
submitted October 2, 2017 by Onyxdime

Posted by Barry Popik
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