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Entry from January 25, 2018
“It was so hot in New York that the Statue of Liberty was holding a Slurpee”

"It was so hot in New York that the Statue of Liberty...” has been the start of many jokes.

“It was so hot here in New York today, the Statue of Liberty was wearing shorts and a halter” was said on television’s New York-based Late Show with David Letterman in July 1997. “So hot in NYC the Statue of Liberty turned in her robe for a thong bikini” was posted on Twitter on July 24, 2010. There have been several images of the Statue of Liberty wearing a bikini.

“The Statue of Liberty has her hair up in bun, it’s that hot” was said on the Late Show with David Letterman in July 1998.

“It’s so hot the Statue of Liberty is holding a Slurpee” was said on the Late Show with David Letterman on July 26, 2005. “It’s so hot, the Statue of Liberty is holding a Jamba Juice” was said on the Late Show with David Letterman on June 9, 2008. “Another sweaty day in NYC, it was so hot this morning the Statue of Liberty is holding a Vanilla Bean Coolatta” was posted on Twitter on July 19, 2010. “Is so HOT...the Statue of Liberty was holding up a bottle of water!” was posted on Twitter on July 18, 2013. “It was so hot in NY, instead of a torch, the Statue of Liberty was holding up a Popsicle!” was posted on Twitter on August 14, 2016.

“Here’s a joke...it was so hot they were asking the statue of liberty to put her arm down” was posted on Twitter on June 19, 2009. “It’s so hot they asked the Statue of Liberty to put her arm down” was posted on Twitter on August 17, 2010. “It was so hot in NYC today that mayor Bloomberg asked the Statue of Liberty to put her arm down!!” was posted on Twitter on July 22, 2011.

“It is so hot here that you can actually see pit stains on the statue of liberty…” was posted on Twitter on June 8, 2011. “It’s so hot, the Statue of Liberty has pit stains” was posted on Twitter on June 21, 2012.

“The heat wave continues! It’s so hot in New York City that the Statue of Liberty was asked to blow out her torch” was posted on Twitter by Brooklyn-born actress and comedian Joan Rivers (1933-2014) on July 23, 2011.

“It’s so hot, the Statue of Liberty went topless. #itssohot” was posted on Twitter by Brooklyn-born Jimmy Fallon (host of television’s New York-based Tonight Show) on July 17, 2013.

“It was so cold in New York the Statue of Liberty put the torch under her dress” is a Statue of Liberty joke about cold weather.


Wikipedia: Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World; French: La Liberté éclairant le monde) is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York City, in the United States. The copper statue, designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, a French sculptor, was built by Gustave Eiffel and dedicated on October 28, 1886. It was a gift to the United States from the people of France. The statue is of a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess, who bears a torch and a tabula ansata (a tablet evoking the law) upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776. A broken chain lies at her feet. The statue is an icon of freedom and of the United States, and was a welcoming sight to immigrants arriving from abroad.

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Jokes from Letterman, Leno, Conan, Maher and Kilborn
Steve Timko
7/23/97
Compiled from the AOL Late Show Site and NBC, ABC and Comedy Central press releases

Opening lines from The Late Show With David Letterman
(...)
It was so hot here in New York today, the Statue of Liberty was wearing shorts and a halter.

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Jokes from Dave and O’Brien
Steve Timko
7/23/98
No Leno jokes. Don’t know if he was in repeats last week or if NBC just did not run a press release with his jokes.

From CBS and NBC press releases
OPENING REMARKS FROM THE ``LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN’’ ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
(...)
“The Statue of Liberty has her hair up in bun, it’s that hot.”

11 July 2006, Rocky Mountain News (Denver, CO), “The Beat,” pg. 2D:
It’s so hot the Statue of Liberty is holding a Slurpee.

9 August 2006, Las Vegas (NV) Review-Journal, “Harmonica whiz one in $1 million” by Norm Clarke, pg. 3A:
“It was so hot today the Statue of Liberty was wearing a halter top.” - David Letterman

29 June 2007, The Spectator “Friday file,” pg. G13;
Letterman’s Top 10
(from Late Night With David Letterman, July 26, 2005)

Top 10 answers to the question: How hot is it in New York?

10. It’s so hot the Statue of Liberty is holding a Slurpee.

11 June 2008, The Spectator (Hamilton, ON), “Wednesday file,” pg. G15:
Letterman’s Top 10
(From The Late Show with David Letterman, June 9, 2008)

Top 10 answers to the question: “Hot hot is it?”

10. It’s so hot, the Statue of Liberty is holding a Jamba Juice.

Twitter
Mike Lacett‏
@mikelacett
here’s a joke...it was so hot they were asking the statue of liberty to put her arm down
12:51 PM - 19 Jun 2009

Twitter
Marie-Joëlle Parent‏
@mariejoelle
it is so hot in New York that the crown of the Statue of Liberty is closed, it’s 20 more degrees in there meaning....115!!!
1:13 PM - 17 Aug 2009

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Ry Daddy‏
@MJSPARX
It’s so hot I just saw the statue of liberty tall ass neckinn some water! Lmao
5:02 PM - 6 Jul 2010

Twitter
Steve Doocy‏
@SteveDoocy
Another sweaty day in NYC, it was so hot this morning the Statue of Liberty is holding a Vanilla Bean Coolatta.How hot is it in your town?
8:57 AM - 19 Jul 2010

Twitter
The McFadden Minute‏
@McFaddenMinute
@FunnyBloke Thanks for the RT. So hot in NYC the Statue of Liberty turned in her robe for a thong bikini. #humor
1:58 PM - 24 Jul 2010

Twitter
Nicole González‏
@nicolegrv
JAJART @NYCShopGuide: So hot in NYC the Statue of Liberty turned in her robe and went topless wearing only a thong bikini.
2:26 PM - 24 Jul 2010

Twitter
Ze’ pronounced Zay™‏
@iamthepossible
Its so HOT the Statue of Liberty took off her dress and jumped in the river.
2:56 PM - 24 Jul 2010

Twitter
Bret Fox‏
@bretfox
A huge heat wave is baking the country. In fact, it’s so hot in New York that the Statue of Liberty changed into a skort.
8:29 AM - 6 Aug 2010

Twitter
test market‏
@TSTMRKT
It’s so hot they asked the Statue of Liberty to put her arm down.
1:05 PM - 17 Aug 2010

Twitter
mike mcguiness‏
@mcguins
It is so hot here that you can actually see pit stains on the statue of liberty…
5:29 PM - 8 Jun 2011

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Rigzz®‏
@Real_Rigo
its so hot the statue of liberty is wearing a bathingsuit!
5:12 PM - 28 Jun 2011

Twitter
ⒿⓄⓁⓉⒾⓃ ⒿⓄⒺ‏
@fullofbalogna
“@ProgressivePam: It’s so hot in NYC today that they’re not letting people go to the top of Statue of Liberty.” She must be hot headed smile
9:25 AM - 22 Jul 2011

Twitter
Nessa RiLee‏
@nessRily
USA in NYC it’s so hot 110 in the statue of Liberty’s head Dey had 2 shut her down and give her an Icecream and a fan NPLC of da book Ntorch
9:28 AM - 22 Jul 2011

Twitter
Kemo‏
@JokeDuJour
It was so hot in NYC today that mayor Bloomberg asked the Statue of Liberty to put her arm down!!
6:09 PM - 22 Jul 2011

Twitter
Joan Rivers‏
@Joan_Rivers
The heat wave continues! It’s so hot in New York City that the Statue of Liberty was asked to blow out her torch.
3:32 PM - 23 Jul 2011

TJSHome.com
The heat wave continues! It’s so hot in New York City that the Statue of Liberty was asked to blow out her torch.--Joan Rivers
08-03-2011 21:25 by Linda

Twitter
RDW‏
@RDWeekend
So hot today in New York, the Statue of Liberty is wearing her bikini!
(The Statue of Liberty in a bikini is shown.—ed.)
9:08 AM - 20 Jun 2012

Twitter
SCOTT HARVEY‏
@RealScottH
It’s so hot, the Statue of Liberty has pit stains.
3:28 PM - 21 Jun 2012

Twitter
Jesse Harmon‏
@TheJesseHarmon
It’s so hot that the Statue of Liberty has pit stains.
#100degrees #heatwave
11:48 PM - 28 Jun 2012

Twitter
jimmy fallon‏
@jimmyfallon
It’s so hot, the Statue of Liberty went topless. #itssohot
3:13 PM - 17 Jul 2013

Twitter
Dre Parker‏
@dreparker
is so HOT…
the Statue of Liberty was holding up a bottle of water!
5:26 PM - 18 Jul 2013

Twitter
Sam Grittner‏
@SamGrittner
It was so hot today I swear I saw the Statue of Liberty drink the Kool-Aid Man.
9:03 PM - 13 Jul 2015

Twitter
Thomas G. Atkinson‏
@DarthMarmalade
Oh, yeah! RT @SamGrittner It was so hot today I swear I saw the Statue of Liberty drink the Kool-Aid Man.
9:27 PM - 13 Jul 2015

Twitter
HarlemHottie‏
@1HarlemHottie
it is so hot that the statue of liberty is now nude
3:56 PM - 19 Jul 2015

Twitter
Rob Zee‏
@RobZee31
Replying to @RickCarpiniello
@rangersreport it’s so hot, the Statue of Liberty jumped in the water.
12:31 PM - 31 Jul 2015

Twitter
ezekiel kelly‏
@kellyveracious
its so hot dat the statue of liberty had to do nudes.
5:38 AM - 21 Mar 2016

27 July 2016, Des Moines (IA) Register, “It’s been so hot lately I saw a hydrant...” by Arvid Huisman, pg. B4:
That didn’t slow him down at all. “It’s so hot in New York City,” Eb continued, “the Statue of Liberty was asked to lower her right arm.”

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Full Force
August 14, 2016 ·
Bowlegged Lou / full force..... It is so HOT in New York City that the Statue of Liberty is taking Liberties of her own!
(The Statue of Liberty in a bikini is shown.—ed.)

Twitter
Joanne Brigden TLMN‏
@crankyoldbag
Replying to @AbareDavey @iamcolinquinn
It was so hot in NY, instead of a torch, the Statue of Liberty was holding up a Popsicle!
10:24 AM - 14 Aug 2016

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