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 21, 2017
“I look fat. Please say something nice."/"You have perfect eyesight.”

A fat joke is:

WIFE (looking in the mirror): I look fat. Please give me a compliment.
HUSBAND: You have perfect eyesight.


The joke has been cited in print since at least 2003 and has been printed on several images.


Google Groups: alt.support.anxiety-panic.moderated
OT - Grounds for divorce?
Steve
9/9/03
Woman standing naked in front of bedroom mirror turns to her husband and says: “ I look fat, ugly and horrible, pay me a compliment”
Husband replies “Well your eyesight is spot on”

Google Groups: uk.local.nw-england
Women
your...@cwgsy.net
9/12/03
A woman is standing in the nude looking in the bedroom mirror. She says to her husband “I look fat and ugly, pay me a compliment”. He replies “your eyesight’s spot on”.

28 May 2004, The Daily Mirror (London, UK), “Greg’s Giggle: Our resident comic’s joke of the day,” pg. 50:
A NAKED woman looks in the bedroom mirror and says to her husband: “I look fat and ugly, can you please pay me a compliment?” Her husband replies: “Well, your eyesight’s spot on!”

Twitter
BluEyedMuse
‏@BlueyedMuse
Friend: I look fat, ugly and out of shape and need to color my hair. Give me a compliment.
Me: You have perfect eyesight (?)
9:20 AM - 22 Jul 2009

Twitter
Sofia
‏@summerspark
Wife looks in mirror & says “I look fat & ugly. Please say something nice about me.” Husband: “You have a perfect eyesight”
11:42 PM - 8 Jun 2011

Twitter
Jacqueline Croasdale
‏@jakaroo65
The Wife, “I look fat and ugly, say something nice to me Husband.”
Husband replied, “You’ve perfect eyesight!” That’s how the fight started!
8:43 PM - 16 Jul 2012

Twitter
darylho
‏@123Kibble
Wife looks in mirror
Wife: I look fat! Dear I need a compliment to make me happy
Husband: you got perfect eyesight
4:59 AM - 10 Mar 2013

Google Books
Chuckle, Giggle, Snort!: Quips
Collected By Karen Money Williams
Lulu Publishing (Lulu.com)
2014
Pg. ?:
A woman, standing in front of her bedroom mirror: “I feel horrible. I look fat and ugly. Pay me a compliment.” Her husband: “Your eyesight is perfect.” (He never heard the shot.)

Reddit—Jokes
Wife: “I look fat. Can you give me a compliment?” Husband: “You have perfect eyesight.”
submitted September 10, 2015 by jecky45

Google Books
101 Jokes
By Phillip McQueen
Publishdrive
2016
Pg. ?:
Wife: “I look fat. Can you give me a compliment?”
Husband: “You have perfect eyesight.”

Google Books
Family Jokes
By Jeo King
London: Marine Publishing
2016
Pg. ?:
Wife: “I look fat. Can you give me a compliment?”
Husband: “You have perfect eyesight.”

Posted by Barry Popik
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