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 January 19, 2016
“After dinner, I don’t brush my teeth. I count them”

New York-based stand-up comedian Rodney Dangerfield (1921-2004) joked about his wife’s cooking:

“I tell ya, my wife’s a lousy cook. After dinner, I don’t brush my teeth. I count them.”

The joke was printed in his book, It’s Not Easy Bein’ Me: A Lifetime of No Respect But Plenty of Sex and Drugs (2004).


Wikipedia: Rodney Dangerfield
Rodney Dangerfield (born Jacob Rodney Cohen, November 22, 1921 – October 5, 2004) was an American stand-up comedian and actor, known for the catchphrase “I don’t get no respect!” and his monologues on that theme. He is also remembered for his 1980s film roles, especially in Easy Money, Caddyshack, and Back to School.

Google Books
It’s Not Easy Bein’ Me:
A Lifetime of No Respect But Plenty of Sex and Drugs

By Rodney Dangerfield
New York, NY: HarperEntertainment
2004
Pg. 18:
I tell ya, my wife’s a lousy cook. After dinner, I don’t brush my teeth. I count them.

Twitter
Narendra Shenoy
‏@shenoyn
“I tell ya, my wife’s a lousy cook. After dinner, I don’t brush my teeth. I count them” #shortcuttodeath
7:54 AM - 5 Dec 2009

Google Books
The Mammoth Book of Insults
By Geoff Tibballs
New York, NY: Little, Brown Book Group
2011
Pg.?:
My wife is the worst cook in the world. After dinner, Idon’t brush my teeth,I count them. – Rodney Dangerfield

Google Books
Actors Anonymous
By James Franco
Boston, MA: New Harvest
2013
Pg. 137:
I tell you my wife’s a lousy cook. After dinner I don’t brush my teeth, I count them. (Hilarious.)

Twitter
Jewish Comedians
‏@JewishComedians
Rodney Dangerfield: I tell ya, my wife’s a lousy cook. After dinner I don’t brush my teeth. I count them. | #Quotes
7:23 PM - 19 Jan 2016

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Tuesday, January 19, 2016 • Permalink