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 July 07, 2016
“No cuts, no buts, no coconuts”

"No cuts, no buts, no coconuts” is a rhyming way of saying that one shouldn’t cut in line. The “no coconuts” is not necessary, but is added to fill out the rhyme.

The saying appeared on the American animated television series Hey Arnold!, on the episode “Hall Monitor” (spoken at about the six-minute mark) that first aired on December 21, 1997.

The saying was sung on the American live action/puppet children’s television show Yo Gabba Gabba! in the song “Wait Your Turn,” in the “Summer” episode that firat aired on August 21, 2007.

The saying also was spoken in the American 3D computer-animated fantasy-comedy film Wreck-It Ralph (2012).


IMDb (The Internet Movie Database)
Hey Arnold! (1994–2004)
Hall Monitor/Harold’s Bar Mitzvah

| 24min | Animation, Comedy, Drama | Episode aired 21 December 1997
Season 2 | Episode 15
When Helga chooses Phoebe as her replacement for Hall Monitor, she teaches Phoebe how to enforce the rules a little too well.Harold becomes increasingly nervous as he prepares for his Bar Mitzvah.

OCLC WorldCat record
If looks could kill, I’d watch you die
Author: Death by Stereo (Musical group)
Publisher: Huntington Beach, CA : Indecision Records, 1999.
Edition/Format: Music CD : CD audio : English
Contents:
Sing along with the patriotic punks --
No cuts, no butts, no coconuts --

Google Groups: alt.tv.nickelodeon
Hey Arnold!: episode notes
ungvichian
5/6/04
(...)
“No cuts, no buts, no coconuts” (all Phoebe knows about enforcing the rules) “Yo, halt!” (Phoebe… repeated several times) “I said no shoving”

Sputnik Music Forums
When was the last time you peed your pants??
Phototropic
04-30-2005, 04:02 PM
When I was like 8 I was standing in line to get in the cafeteria and I had to pee really bad but I didn’t wanna lose my place in line and I couldn’t go to the bathroom and then come back and cut cuz everyone was like no cuts no buts no coconuts and they wouldn’t let me cut so I pissed my pants and it felt warm and good!

YoGabbaGabbaWiki!
Episode 2: “Summer”
Original Airdate: August 21, 2007
Description: Outdoor summer fun is featured with songs, such as “Bubbles”, “It’s Summertime” and “Jump Jump Jump.” Patience is taught with the “Wait Your Turn” tune.

Google Books
Etiquette For Dummies
By Sue Fox
Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Publishing, Inc.
2007
Pg. 33:
Cutting in line: Yes, waiting your turn and then having someone decide waiting just isn’t his thing is unpleasant. But in this case, don’t yell, “No cuts, no buts, no coconuts!”

Google Books
Wreck-It Ralph Junior Novel
By Disney Book Group
New York, NY: Disney Book Group
2012
Pg. ?:
“What’s the first rule of Hero’s Duty?” she asked, her face no more than an inch from Ralph’s nose.

“No cuts, no buts, no coconuts?” Ralph replied

Urban Dictionary
No cuts, No buts, No coconuts
One of those bullshit rhymes you said back in elementary school when some cock-juggling thundercunt decided to cut in line at the drinking fountain, lunch, etc.
Hearing this after nearly two decades can cause a nostalgia breakdown.
Hey, Jimmy! No cuts, No buts, No coconuts!
#school #elementary #bullshit #line #kids
by blanket456 December 18, 2012

YouTube
Wait Your Turn - Yo Gabba Gabba!
Yo Gabba Gabba!
Published on Jun 16, 2014
It’s important to always wait your turn!

YouTube
No Cuts No Buts No Coconuts
Candlehead 55
Published on Apr 13, 2015
My Favorite Statement from Wreck it Ralph

Posted by Barry Popik
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