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 May 21, 2018
“Take the W out of Waffle House and it’s just Awful House”

The Sesame Street song “The National Association Of ‘W’ Lovers” (1971) has the lyrics:
 
A fine word like “waffle”
Would turn out just “awful”
Oh, “W’s” grand as can be!

 
“A waffle would turn out just awful without the letter W!” was posted on Twitter on April 26, 2010.
 
“Take the W out of waffle house and its just awful house hahahah jim gaffigan joke” was posted on Twitter on December 4, 2010. American stand-up comedian, actor and author Jim Gaffigan told the Waffle House joke on his album King Baby (2009).
   
       
Wikipedia: Waffle House
Waffle House, Inc. is an American restaurant chain with more than 2,100 locations in 25 states in the United States. Most of the locations are in the South, where the chain is a regional cultural icon. Waffle House is headquartered in an unincorporated part of Gwinnett County, Georgia, near Norcross.
       
Genius.com
The National Association Of ‘W’ Lovers
Sesame Street
Album Bert’s Blockbusters (1974)

(...)
A fine word like “waffle”
Would turn out just “awful”
Oh, “W’s” grand as can be
(All right, everybody!)
   
YouTube
Sesame Street - The National Association of W Lovers
MarshalGrover
Published on Aug 10, 2014
Here’s the 1971 classic, logo-free and not cropped into 16:9.
   
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My friends recently lent me their collection of Muppets/Sesame St. records.  I made a compilation tape of my favorite songs from it and have been listenign ot it (er, listening to it) for the last few days.  I’ve had to do a lot of explaining about why I keep laughing, dancing, etc.  I love it!  One of my favorite songs is Bert singing about W. 
 
“A fine word like ‘waffle’ would turn out just ‘awful’
Oh W’s grand as can be”
     
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Jim Gaffigan - Waffle House - KING BABY
jimgaffigan
Published on Mar 11, 2009
Jim Gaffigan talks about Waffle House in this clip from his new stand up special and DVD “King Baby”, on sale now!! CD and DVD available online at JimGaffigan.com, Amazon, iTunes & in Target stores everywhere!!
1:10
“Even the Waffle House sign looks like a ransom note. There’s always a letter out. Occasionally it’ll be the W. So it’ll read Awful House.”
 
Twitter
Kelsey Rebecca
@KelseyDebecca
@joejonas a waffle would turn out just awful without the letter W!
8:55 AM - 26 Apr 2010
     
Twitter
Cameron Wright
@cynikaloptimist
Sometimes the W goes out and it’s just awful house. Jim Gaffigan RT @Drea0476 At waffle house with @gadgetu_Matt
7:51 AM - 24 Nov 2010
 
Twitter
Anthony Martone
@AnthonyRomeoz
@parskins take the W out of waffle house and its just awful house hahahah jim gaffigan joke
4:47 PM - 4 Dec 2010
 
Twitter
DJ Genuine Ermine
@ThrGrimm
Saw a Waffle House with the W bulb burnt out. I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t want to eat an an Affle House. That’s just awful.
10:49 PM - 21 Jul 2012
 
Twitter
Osaka Jack
@OsakaJack
“Without W, a great word like ‘waffle’ would turn out just…awful.”—Bert, Sesame Street
3:44 AM - 14 Mar 2013
   
Twitter
Brett Burger @ IPW in Den, CO
@BrettDBurger
A waffle without the W is just awful.
11:00 AM - 10 Jun 2013
   
Twitter
Josh Buck
@J_Buck3
Making Belgian waffles and my boy says “Dad, what’s a waffle without the ‘W’? Just awful.” Yup, it sure is my boy!
11:49 AM - 5 Jul 2015
   
Twitter
Christopher Samuel
@tatemtots
Replying to @hollieebergg
@hollieebergg Waffle House?! Without the W, it’s just “Awful House”
7:09 AM - 9 Mar 2016
 
Reddit—Jokes
What’s the best part of a waffle?
submitted May 22, 2018 by AsymmetricPanda
The w. Without it it’s just awful.

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