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Entry from July 09, 2021
“Lobster tail and beer. Three of my favorite things”

"Lobster tail & beer. My three favorite things” is a saying that has been printed on many images. That is, “lobster tail” and “beer” becomes “lobster” and “tail” and “beer.”

It is often stated to be a Texas joke. “There was a sign in a bar down in East Texas ‘HAPPY HOUR- FREE LOBSTER TAILS AND BEER’. Old Tick rode by and said “ Damn! My three favorite things’” was posted on the newsgroup alt.support.mult-sclerosis on December 3, 2006. “A country boy from east Texas sees a sign in a restaurant reading: Happy Hour Special: Lobster Tail & Beer. ‘Lord almighty!,’ he says to himself, ‘My three favorite things’” was posted on the newsgroup alt.penpals.forty-plus-yrs on December 19, 2006.

“Chicken pot pie—my three favorite things” is a similar joke.


Google Groups: alt.support.mult-sclerosis
OT-East Texas
Herb
Dec 3, 2006, 10:06:23 AM
There was a sign in a bar down in East Texas “HAPPY HOUR- FREE LOBSTER TAILS AND BEER”. Old Tick rode by and said “ Damn! My three favorite things”

Google Groups: alt.penpals.forty-plus-yrs
JOKE: My Three Favorite Things
Cathy
Dec 19, 2006, 11:01:22 AM
A country boy from east Texas sees a sign in a restaurant reading: Happy Hour Special: Lobster Tail & Beer

“Lord almighty!,” he says to himself, “My three favorite things.”

Google Groups: rec.sport.golf
Is it PC to make fun of Texans?
Dene
Jan 12, 2007, 5:45:12 PM
The joke goes;
An East Texas country boy sees a sign in the restaurant reading,
“Happy Hour Special: Lobster Tail & Beer.”
“Lord almighty!” he says to himself, “My three favorite things”.

Google Books
30 Years Younger
By Ronen Steinberg
Las Vegas, NV: Bruck Media Corporation
2007
Pg. ?:
The Irishman
The Irishman saw the sign at the restaurant. It read “Happy hour special: Lobster Tail & Beer “Ahhh,” he says to himself, “My 3 favorite things!”

Google Books
Greatest Jokes of the Century
Book 12

By Thomas F. Shubnell
Published by author
2008
Pg. 27:
A guy sees a sign in a restaurant, “Happy Hour Special - Lobster Tail & Beer” “Wow,” He says to himself, “My three favorite things.”

Twitter
KEN ⚓ YAGELSKI
@yagelski
Texas restaurant sign reads: Special - Lobster Tail and Beer. Cowboy says, “My three favorite things!” #fb
10:50 AM · Jul 24, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Judith Ann
@prissy121
I saw a sign saying Happy Hour Special: “Lobster Tail & Beer” “Lord almighty!” I said “My three favorite things.”
11:55 PM · Sep 12, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Laffaday
@LaffadayJokes
A redneck is driving along and sees a restaurant sign: SPECIAL: Lobster Tail and Beer. “Lord almighty” he says, “my three favorite things!”
3:58 PM · Oct 26, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Las Vegas Carl’s Jr
@LasVegascarlsjr
A cowboy saw this sign: “Happy Hour, come in 4 Lobster Tail and Beer”. He said, “Oh, YEAH! Three of my favorite things!”
8:33 PM · Nov 18, 2010·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Big Sky Golf Club
@BigSkyGolfClub
In a “pinch” about what to do tomorrow? Check out Lobster Tail & Beer our three favourite things http://ow.ly/5ku9F #vancouver #golf
2:56 PM · Jun 17, 2011·Hootsuite

Twitter
William
@WilliamNV
Replying to @MeltzVegas
@EastCoastGamblr Restaurant sign: Happy Hour Special: Lobster Tail & Beer. “Lard Tunderin Jaises!” newfie says, “Me three favourite things!”
1:18 PM · Jul 1, 2011·TweetDeck

Twitter
Ladd Winn
@theoneladdwinn
Saw a sign yesterday that said “Lobster-tail and Beer”....Three of my favorite things!!  Haha!
4:55 PM · Jul 28, 2011·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
jcgreen
@jcgreen
Rick Perry is out in West Texas and sees a sign at an ice house: lobster tail beer. ‘look!’ he says, ‘three of my favorite things!’
9:19 AM · Aug 17, 2011·Twitter SMS

Twitter
David Berndt
@daxb21
Here’s to lobster tail and beer. Three of my favorite things
5:56 PM · May 17, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Trees
Posted by u/SourdoughKit February 15, 2016
Local paper article
Bubba is driving down a back road when he comes upon a restaurant with a sign in front that reads: HAPPY HOUR SPECIAL - Lobster Tail and Beer… “Lord-a mercy!” He says to himself, “Thems my three favorite things!” [3]

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/KevPat23 February 15, 2016
A man walks by a bar, the sign says “lobster tail and beer $10”
He goes, what a deal for my 3 favourite things!

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/I-tells-jokes August 4, 2016
Lobster Tail & Beer.
My three favourite things.

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/xampl9 August 11, 2016
Cocktail hour in Georgia
A fellow from Georgia was driving home, when he spotted a sign on a local bar: “Cocktail Hour: Lobster tail and beer”

“Them’s my three favorite things in the whole world!” he exclaimed.

Urban Dictionary
lobster tail and beer
Mr three favorite things in life.
“Lobster tail and beer” sounds like just two items instead of three, until you realize that there are no hyphens or commas in the phrase… THEN it suddenly makes sense! rasberry
by QuacksO August 16, 2019

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/Hungtingtong March 16, 2020
Lobster tail and beer
my three favorite things

Twitter
Thoughts of Malevolence
@MalevolenceInc1
Replying to @Bori_Princess38 and @Quartzjixler
I can’t do that tho
Chicken pot pie are three of my favorite things along with lobster tail and beer
6:35 AM · Jul 3, 2021·Twitter for Android

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/filthymiddleclass July 10, 2021
Lobster tail and beer.
My 3 favorite things.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • Friday, July 09, 2021 • Permalink