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 February 24, 2018
“We had dinner and watched a movie together. Then the plane landed”

Sometimes airplanes put people in contact with very desirable people. American comedian Dave Attell has told this joke since at least 1992:
 
“I was on this date with this really hot model. Well, it wasn’t really a date-date. We just ate dinner, saw a movie. Then the plane landed.”
 
The joke has been printed on several images.
   
 
Wikipedia: Dave Attell
David Attell (born January 18, 1965) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and writer, best known as the host of Comedy Central’s Insomniac with Dave Attell, which gave him a cult following. Born in Queens, New York, he grew up in Rockville Centre, New York with his cousins, the Small family, and now lives in New York City. Patton Oswalt and Bill Burr have hailed him as the greatest off-color comedian alive.
           
Google Books
Elle
Volume 7, Issues 5-8
1992  
Pg. ?:
“I just had a date with a model,” Attell says “Well, it wasn’t really a date, just dinner and a movie. Then the plane landed.”
 
28 November 2002, Evening Chronicle (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK), “Funny Byrne” by Gordon Barr, pg. 37:
Acclaimed comedian and actor, Ed Byrne, is in Newcastle on Sunday. Showbusiness Reporter, Gordon Barr, finds out more
 
How about this for a gag? The other day I had a date with a really good-looking model. Well, it wasn’t quite a date, just dinner, a movie ... and then the plane landed.
 
16 February 2004, The Guardian (London, UK), “Radio review: My funny valentine” by Elisabeth Mahoney, pg. 20:
“I was on this date with this really hot model,” bragged Dave Attell. “It wasn’t really a date-date. We just ate dinner, saw a movie. Then the plane landed.”
   
Google Books
Only Joking:
What’s So Funny About Making People Laugh?

By Jimmy Carr and Lucy Greeves
New York, NY: Gotham Books
2006
Pg. ?:
I was on a date with this really attractive model. Well, it wasn’t really a data date. We just ate dinner and saw a movie. Then the plane landed. —Dave Attell
   
Google Books
Are You Emotionally Available?
By Suzie Wilks and Deborah Gray
Glen Waverley, Vic.: Blue Angel Gallery
2009
Pg. 60:
“I was on a date with this really hot model. Well, it wasn’t really a date date. We just ate dinner and saw a movie. Then the plane landed.” - Dave Attell
 
Twitter
Marcos & Delilah‏
@marcosvenegas
I was on a date with this really hot model. Well it wasn’t really a date date. We just ate dinner and saw a movie Then the plane landed
10:13 AM - 30 Apr 2009
   
Twitter
Darragh Doyle‏
@darraghdoyle
I was on a date with this really attractive girl. Well, it wasn’t a date, date. We just ate dinner and saw a movie. Then the plane landed.
12:30 PM - 6 May 2009
     
Google Books
The Little Book of Humorous Quotes
Edited by Malcolm Kushner
The Little Quote Books (LittleQuoteBooks.com)
2011
Pg. 45:
I was on a date with this really hot model . Well, it wasn’t really a date date . We just ate dinner and saw a movie . Then the plane landed . ~ Dave Attell
 
Twitter
Dee‏
@ThefoodFriends
“I was on a date w this hot model. Well, it wasn’t really a date date. We just ate dinner, saw a movie. Then the plane landed.”
~ D. Attell
11:40 AM - 23 May 2011
 
Twitter
Shit Jokes‏
@ShitJokes
I was on a date with a gorgeous girl.
Well, I say date, we had dinner and watched a movie.
Then the plane landed.
3:10 PM - 25 Feb 2018

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