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 Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from April 18, 2022
“When you got to the Big Apple, they treated you like a worm” (Me, Myself & Irene film, 2000)

"Big Apple,” a nickname of New York City, was used in the American black comedy film Me, Myself & Irene (2000):

IRENE P. WATERS (Renée Zellweger): But after high school, I moved to New York, ‘cause I had this thing…
HANK EVANS (Jim Carrey): Let me guess. Everybody in town told you you were easy on the eyes, so you decided to become a supermodel. And when you got to the Big Apple, they treated you like the worm. So you packed on a few pounds and started calling yourself an actress.
IRENE P. WATERS: Uh, no…


Wikipedia: Me, Myself & Irene
Me, Myself & Irene is a 2000 American black comedy film directed by the Farrelly brothers, and starring Jim Carrey and Renée Zellweger. Chris Cooper, Robert Forster, Richard Jenkins, Daniel Greene, Anthony Anderson, Jerod Mixon and Mongo Brownlee co-star. The film is about a Rhode Island state trooper named Charlie who, after years of continuously suppressing his rage and feelings, suffers a psychotic breakdown that results in a second personality, Hank. This was Carrey’s first role in a 20th Century Fox film along with being the Farrelly brothers’ second film with Carrey, since Dumb and Dumber was released in 1994.

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Me, Myself & Irene movie clips: http://j.mp/1IjySi9
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(Hank Evans, played by actor Jim Carrey, is talking to Irene P. Waters, played by Renée Zellweger.—ed.)
“Let me guess. Everybody in town told you you were easy on the eyes, so you decided to become a supermodel. And when you got to the Big Apple, they treated you like the worm. So you packed on a few pounds and started calling yourself an actress.”

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November 1, 2021 at 5:23 AM ·
Here we are! Can’t wait for a video example? Our #slang term of the day is “Big Apple”, which means a nickname for New York City. Usage in a movie ("Me, Myself & Irene"):

(The following text is shown in a film clip of the movie Me, Myself & Irene. Hank Evans, played by actor Jim Carrey—delivers the “Big Apple” line.—ed.)
- ...But after high school, I moved to New York, ‘cause I had this thing…
- Let me guess. Everybody in town told you you were easy on the eyes, so you decided to become a supermodel. And when you got to the Big Apple, they treated you like the worm. So you packed on a few pounds and started calling yourself an actress.
- Uh, no…
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