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 June 18, 2008
“If it looks like a taco and smells like a fish…” (Fuzzy’s Taco Shop in Fort Worth)

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop in Fort Worth and Denton calls itself “Home of the Original Fish Taco.” Fuzzy’s is open late and is a favorite hangout for students at Texas Christian University, but its slogan is something that TCU might not approve. The name “Fuzzy’s Taco” pushes the envelope of sexual slang, but there’s also the Fuzzy’s T-shirt with this slogan: “If it looks like a taco, and smells like a fish, it’s got to be a tasty dish! Eat me!”

The line “looks like a taco, smells like a fish” appears (undated) in the audience participation script for the movie The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975).


Fuzzy Taco Shop - T-Shirt
IF IT LOOKS LIKE A TACO,
AND SMELLS LIKE A FISH,
IT’S GOT TO BE A TASTY DISH!
EAT ME!

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THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION SCRIPT PAGE 9
(...)
Janet I’ll put up no resistance, I want to stay the distance. I’ve got an itch to scratch, FRANKIE HAS CRABS! I need assistance! FUCK-A, FUCK-A, FUCK-A FUCK ME! Touch-a, touch-a, touch-a, touch me, I wanna be dirty! Thrill me, chill me, fulfill me creature of the night. LOOKS LIKE A TACO, SMELLS LIKE A FISH, THIS WOULD BE A GOOD PLACE FOR A STICKUP! Then if anything grows, IT WILL. while you pose, I’ll oil you up and rub you down.

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From: Chilly
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2006 15:18:43 -0600
Local: Tues, Feb 28 2006 5:18 pm
Subject: Re: thanks for all

> They spell it differently in Italy? Errrr...no. If it smells like a fish,
> chances are good it’s not a penguin.

No, but chances are good it’s a taco.  I don’t know how that’s relevant, but I’ve always said “If it looks like a taco and smells like fish - Eat it!” Actually, I’ve never really said that, but I read it someplace.  Or words to that effect.

Where’s a Hound’s Son to Eat in Ft. Worth - Texas - Chowhound
Ah—Fuzzy’s Tacos is within walking distance & it’s fabulous. I like every single thing they do with shrimp. They have a rather off-color tagline which I tell myself is really a very positive message (If it looks like a taco and smells like a fish, eat it), but the food is great & they are great about remembering that I like extra cilantro. 
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foiegras May 01, 2006 05:53PM

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TheOFactor
02-14-2007, 05:36 PM
There is another place in FTW where the taco’s are great but the T-shirts are better.

It is.................. Fuzzy’s Taco
The shirts read: If it looks like a taco,
.......................and smells like a fish
.......................it must be a tasty dish.

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Fuzzy’s Tacos
2 ratings since posting on Friday, September 7, 2007
If it looks like a taco, and smells like a fish....
it must be a tasty dish. smile
Deeeeeelicious! - vicki marie , posted 09/10/07

the little things
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Riddle me this
(...)
Why is it, at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, when I request garlic sauce, they get all snarky and insist that garlic sauce is a GIVEN on their tacos - you don’t have to request it… and yet, the reason I always request it is because they always forget to put it on! (Have you ever had a Fuzzy’s Taco? Despite the disgusting innuendo in their name and slogan ("If it looks like a taco and smells like a fish, it must be a tasty dish” - they’re famous for their fish tacos. Ahem.).... despite all that, I love the place and can’t get enough! Tempura Shrimp Tacos are the BEST. I turned Michael on to them today, and he was a happy boy.

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MamaBear
Saturday, May 31, 2008 10:24 PM
>>I am currently eating sushi, with five endangered species of fish in it.
>>If it smells like fish....yer not s’posed to eat it......
>but if it looks like a taco...you are
wink

but what if it looks like a taco, and smells like a fish....then what?

(Trademark)
Word Mark FUZZY’S TACO SHOP
Goods and Services IC 043. US 100 101. G & S: Restaurant services. FIRST USE: 20010215. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20010215
Mark Drawing Code (5) WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS IN STYLIZED FORM
Serial Number 76686547
Filing Date February 5, 2008
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition June 17, 2008
Owner (APPLICANT) Fuzzy’s Taco Holdings, LLC LTD LIAB CO TEXAS 248 N. Bailey Fort Worth TEXAS 76107
Attorney of Record Jeffrey W. Storie
Disclaimer NO CLAIM IS MADE TO THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE “TACO SHOP” APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN
Description of Mark Color is not claimed as a feature of the mark.
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

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