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. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from January 17, 2021
“What do you call a reluctant potato?"/"A hesitater.”

Potatoes are called “taters.” There are many “hesitator”—or “hesitater”—puns.

“What do you call a potato that takes it’s time??  A hesitater… Bahahahahha” was posted on Twitter by Jordan Schultz on September 30, 2013. “What do you call a potato that is reluctant to jump into boiling water? A hesitater. Via @ThomStitt & @chhcalling” was posted on Twitter by John Rentoul on December 4, 2013. “What do you call an uncertain potato? A hesitater” was posted on Twitter by GOOSE on July 3, 2014.

“What do you call a potato that is reluctant to jump into boiling water? A hesitater. Via @ThomStitt & @chhcalling” was posted on Twitter by John Rentoul on December 4, 2013. “What do you call a potato that’s too scared to get into the boiling water? A hesitater” was posted on Twitter by Tara on March 17, 2014.

“What do you call a potato that’s reluctant to try new things? A Hesi-tater” was posted on Reddit—Jokes on December 4, 2015. “What do you call a reluctant potato? A hesitater” was posted on Reddit—Jokes on December 23, 2017.

“What do you call an indecisive potato? A HESI-TATER” was posted on Reddit—Jokes on April 6, 2018. “What do you call a wavering potato? A hesitater” was posted on Reddit—Dadjokes on January 13, 2021.


Twitter
high yella, sister fella
@shutup_beavis
If you were a potato, you’d be a hesitater! @AdmireME7_Mwah
10:00 PM · Jul 19, 2012·Twitter for BlackBerry®

Twitter
Jordan Schultz
@JordanJennifer6
What do you call a potato that takes it’s time??  A hesitater… Bahahahahha
3:49 PM · Sep 30, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Joodlestoodlen
@pplejuice
What do you call a cautious potato? A hesi-tater. #LameJokes
11:33 AM · Oct 10, 2013·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
John Rentoul
@JohnRentoul
What do you call a potato that is reluctant to jump into boiling water? A hesitater. Via @ThomStitt & @chhcalling
4:55 AM · Dec 4, 2013·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Tara
@verytarakelly
What do you call a potato that’s too scared to get into the boiling water? A hesitater
9:11 PM · Mar 17, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
GOOSE
@goosebucket
What do you call an uncertain potato? 
A hesitater.
9:38 PM · Jul 3, 2014 from Chicago, IL·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Շยг๒๏ﻮ๏๏Ŧ
@turbogoof
what do you call a potato who’s terrified to jump into a boiling hot stew?
a hesitater
6:55 PM · Sep 30, 2015·Twitter Web Client

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/myyellowsocks December 4, 2015
What do you call a potato that’s reluctant to try new things?
A Hesi-tater

Twitter
[Squared ng]
@NickGonzo24
What do you call a late potato?
A HESITATER
11:51 PM · Jan 3, 2016 from San Antonio, TX·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Sassidy
@Sulli_C_97
What do you call a potato that is reluctant to jump into boiling water? A Hesi-Tater
6:30 PM · Sep 16, 2016·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
nena
@g0dsleastfave
Replying to @g0dsleastfave
what do you call a potato that can’t make up his mind? A hesiTATER.
11:32 AM · Dec 1, 2016·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Madison Wright
@madisonnwright
What do you call a potato that’s afraid to jump in the water? A hesi-tater.
1:28 PM · Sep 22, 2016 from Richmond, KY·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Super Jentendo
@dragonminded
What do you call an indecisive potato? A hesitater.
11:56 PM · Apr 30, 2017·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Captain L
@captainlsheikah
what’s a potato that doesn’t react right away
a hesitater
1:22 AM · Jul 11, 2017·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Saus
@Saus_Boston
Q: what do you call a potato that’s reluctant to jump in the fryer?
A: a hesi-tater
1:19 PM · Sep 8, 2017·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Larry Lunchmeat
@EvanRyanA
What do you call a cautious potato?
A hesi-tater
6:53 PM · Nov 8, 2017·Twitter for Android

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/123abc503 December 23, 2017
What do you call a reluctant potato?
A hesitater

Twitter
Dad Jokes
@Dadsaysjokes
What do you call a reluctant potato? A hesitater....
7:46 PM · Dec 24, 2017·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/A_Bridgeburner April 6, 2018
What do you call an indecisive potato?
A HESI-TATER.

Twitter
Rick E.
@Hardtimes20201
What do you call a reluctant potato ?
A hesitater.
8:31 PM · Dec 18, 2020·Twitter for Android

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/rapiddevolution January 13, 2021
What do you call a wavering potato?
A hesitater.

Twitter
Teabubbles Luminance
@Teabubblesx
What do you call a wavering potato?
A hesitater
You’re welcome Face with tears of joy
10:05 PM · Jan 13, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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