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

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Entry from June 12, 2017
“The fridge broke, so I had to eat everything”

"The fridge broke, so I had to eat everything” is a jocular saying that has been printed on many images. The line was said on the American television sitcom Friends, “The One with Joey’s Fridge,” by the character Joey Tribbiani (actor Matt LeBlanc) that originally aired on March 23, 2000.


Wikipedia: Friends
Friends (stylized as F•R•I•E•N•D•S) is an American television sitcom, created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which aired on NBC from September 22, 1994, to May 6, 2004, lasting ten seasons. With an ensemble cast starring Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer, the show revolves around six 20-30 something friends living in Manhattan.

Wikiquote: Friends (season 6)
The following is a list of quotes from the sixth season of Friends.
(...)
The One with Joey’s Fridge [6.19]
Chandler: You don’t look good, Joe.
Joey: The fridge broke, so I had to eat everything. Cold cuts, ice cream, limes. Oh, and what was in that brown jar?
Chandler: That’s still in there?
Joey: Not any more. By the way, you owe me $400.
Chandler: Is this a service you’re providing me?

IMDb (The Internet Movie Database)
Friends (1994–2004)
The One with Joey’s Fridge

TV-PG | 22min | Comedy, Romance | Episode aired 23 March 2000
Season 6 | Episode 19
Joey tries to get everyone to pay for his broken fridge. Ross becomes paranoid when Elizabeth makes plans for spring break. Monica and Chandler compete against Phoebe to find Rachel a date.
Director: Ben Weiss
Writing Credits
David Crane ... (created by) &
Marta Kauffman ... (created by)
Gigi McCreery ... (teleplay by) &
Perry M. Rein ... (teleplay by) (as Perry Rein)
Seth Kurland ... (story by)

The Huffington Post
ENTERTAINMENT 09/10/2014 03:19 pm ET | Updated Sep 16, 2014
11 Times Joey Tribbiani Made Life A Lot Simpler
By Leigh Weingus
(...)
When the fridge breaks, there’s any easy solution.
“Well the fridge broke, so I had to eat everything.”

Uproxx
‘How You Doin’?’: Celebrating The Wit Of Joey Tribbiani On ‘Friends’
ALYSSA FIKSE
FEATURES WRITER
05.18.15
(...)
“Well, the fridge broke, so I had to eat everything.”
(Video clip.—ed.)

Me.Me
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SOURCE: FACEBOOK

Twitter
🌺 Sai 🌺‏
@SaibellaDaGaga
“So hows ur diet going?”
Me: Well, the fridge broke. So I had to eat everything.
7:50 PM - 8 May 2017

Twitter
Houndstooth Press‏
@Houndstooth_USA
“The fridge broke, so I had to eat everything”. - Joey Tribbiani
What’s your excuse?
I have none.
#lovethelab
5:37 PM - 4 Jun 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Monday, June 12, 2017 • Permalink