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.

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Entry from February 28, 2018
“What did Simba (The Lion King) order for brunch?"/"A tuna frittata.”

"Hakuna Matata” is a popular song in Disney’s animated film The Lion King (1994). Timon and Pumbaa, the animated meerkat and warthog duo, introduce the philosophy to young lion Simba.

There have been many puns on “Hakuna Matata,” with a popular one being “hot tuna frittata” or “a tuna frittata.” “The proper phrase is ‘hakuna matata.’ Hot tuna frittata indeed!” was posted on the newsgroup rec.arts.disney.parks on April 26, 1999. “Pumbaa: Try this - hot tuna frittata” was in the spinoff film, The Lion King 1½ (2004). “tuna frittata..hakuna matata! #food #lionking” was posted on Twitter on December 27, 2011.

Other “Hakuna matata” jokes include “Hakuna Ma’Coffee. It means no worries. I’ll just drink coffee for the rest of the day,” “Hakuna Ma’Vodka. It means no memories,” “Hakuna Mimosa. It means it’s brunchtime” and “Hakuna Moscato. It means drink wine.”


Wikipedia: Frittata
Frittata is an egg-based Italian dish similar to an omelette or crustless quiche or scrambled eggs, enriched with additional ingredients such as meats, cheeses, vegetables or pasta. The word frittata is Italian and roughly translates to “fried”.

Wikipedia: Hakuna Matata (song)
“Hakuna Matata” is a song from Disney’s 32nd animated feature The Lion King. The song is based on Timon and Pumbaa’s catchphrase in the movie, Hakuna matata, which is a Swahili phrase; it means ‘no worries’. It is characterized by its simple 4/4 time, upbeat message and catchy lyrics.

Google Groups: rec.arts.disney.parks
The Schmoes of Kilimanjaro (by Iago & Zazu)
JIROMI
4/26/99
(...)
Iago:  Yup, that’s Pumbaa allright.  There he is!  Hunky tuna tostada!
Chef:  Hot toona freettete! Bork! Bork! Bork!
Zazu:  The proper phrase is “hakuna matata.” Hot tuna frittata indeed!  Thank goodness we’re approaching Pride Rock.

Quotes,net
The Lion King 1½ 2004
The Lion King 1½ is a 2004 direct-to-video animated film released by Buena Vista Home Entertainment on February 10, 2004. This middle-of-the-road feature retells the story of the 1994 blockbuster, The Lion King, in Timon and Pumbaa’s perspective.
[Timon and Pumbaa have found their dream home; Timon is talking to himself, Pumbaa is making a celebration supper]
Timon: The monkey was right! We found it! The perfect life!
Pumbaa: I’ll just whip up a little something.
Timon: He had the perfect name for it, too.
Pumbaa: Come and get it!
Timon: [sits at a rock] Such a wonderful phrase. It had this rhythm. Laduda Ladada.
Pumbaa: Try this - hot tuna frittata.
Timon: Hmm. No, that’s not it.
Pumbaa: The spinach armada.
Timon: Quiet, Pumbaa. I’m trying to think.
Pumbaa: A spoon of ricotta.
Timon: Two words.
Pumbaa: A wormy piccata.
Timon: Six syllables.
Pumbaa: Kahuna colada.
Timon: Twelve letters.
Pumbaa: A blue enchilada.

Twitter
Christine B. Taylor‏
@mousewords
@doctorlinguist Nothing--it has no worries! Oh wait, that would have been the hot tuna frittata…
11:14 PM - 5 Jan 2010

Twitter
𝚠𝚒𝚕 𝚜𝚑𝚒𝚙𝚕𝚎𝚢‏
@wilshipley
[I just paused to make myself a snack: a tuna frittata. Tasty. Also, now I’m humming that Lion King song.]
5:35 AM - 27 May 2010

Twitter
Richard Moss‏
@Richardmguitar
tuna frittata..hakuna matata! #food #lionking
7:59 PM - 27 Dec 2011

Twitter
Matt Braun‏
@mattbraun
My wife made me a tuna frittata for lunch. Quite good, and I generally dislike tuna dishes. A tuna. Frittata. It means no worries.
12:54 PM - 23 Aug 2012

Twitter
InsomniTweeter‏
@LaurenMustill
Still laughing; Mum on slimming world diet announces she’s making tuna frittata. Dad “it means no worries, for the rest of your daaays”
6:39 AM - 16 Apr 2016 from Bishop’s Stortford, East

Reddit—Jokes
A man decides to go to his favorite diner for breakfast
submitted March 7, 2017 by dstyne69
Upon arrival, he looks at the daily breakfast specials. When the waiter comes to the table the man asks, “What are the hot tuna frittatas? That sounds disgusting!” The waiter says, “Well, it means no worries, for the rest of your days.”

Reddit—Dad Jokes
What did Simba (The Lion King) order for brunch? (self.dadjokes)
submitted February 28, 2018 by RevJonesTX
A tuna frittata

Posted by Barry Popik
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