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 April 18, 2017
“These pretzels are making me thirsty”

"These pretzels are making me thirsty!” is a one-line saying about pretzels that has been printed on many images. The line is a catchphrase from the New York-themed television sitcom Seinfeld, on the episode “The Alternate Side” that aired on December 4, 1991.

In the episode, the character Kramer gets a small role in a Woody Allen film. Kramer’s one line is, “These pretzels are making me thirsty!” The other Seinfeld characters recite the line to give Kramer an idea how to say it.

According to some studies, however, salt consumption makes you drink less.


Wikipedia: The Alternate Side
The Alternate Side is the 28th episode of the sitcom Seinfeld. The episode was the eleventh episode of the show’s third season. It aired on December 4, 1991.

The episode was written by Larry David and Bill Masters; it was directed by Tom Cherones. The idea for the Woody Allen story came from David’s experiences working with Allen; he briefly appeared in Radio Days (1987) and New York Stories (1989). He would later appear in a lead role in Whatever Works (2009). The episode is notable for its repeated use of the line “these pretzels are making me thirsty,” one of the first popular catchphrases to emerge from the show, which inspired fans to throw pretzels during Jerry Seinfeld’s stand-up comedy performances during the few months following its premiere.

In 2012, Jerry Seinfeld admitted that this is his least favorite episode, saying the stroke patient storyline made him feel uncomfortable.

Plot
(...) Kramer gets a line in a Woody Allen film, “These pretzels are making me thirsty!” All four of the main characters use the line at least once during the episode, further popularizing the expression.

Urban Dictionary
These pretzels are making me thirsty
General expression of irritation
These pretzels are making me thirsty!!!
by Genku July 29, 2003

Urban Dictionary
These pretzels are making me thirsty
From Seinfeld episode 3.11 “The Alternate Side”. It was Kramer’s line in a fictional Woody Allen movie and he kept saying it over and over in different ways.
It’s doesn’t mean anything other than what it says.
These pretzels are making me thirsty
#seinfeld#humor#comedy#stand up#observational
by Hyperbaria December 23, 2005

YouTube
These Pretzels are Making Me Thirsty Compilation
KyleKov
Uploaded on Oct 19, 2006
Happy Birthday Robert “X-Factor” Hardin!

YouTube
Seinfeld-"These Pretzels are making me Thirsty” Scene
superawesom12
Published on Feb 10, 2013
from The Alternate Side episode

Twitter
John Spencer‏
@SpaceArchitect_
These pretzels are making me thirsty. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/salt-drink-less-not-more-thirsty-dehydrated-hungry-mars-spaceflight-simulation-a7687616.html … #mars #space
9:35 AM - 18 Apr 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Tuesday, April 18, 2017 • Permalink