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 October 10, 2014
“You’re telling me a chicken fried this rice?” (chicken fried rice joke)

The Chinese restaurant dish of “chicken fried rice” is fried rice with chicken; it is not rice that is fried by a chicken. “There’s no way in hell a chicken fried this rice” was cited on Twitter on January 14, 2012. “You’re telling me a chicken fried this rice?” was cited on Twitter on February 22, 2013.

“I love Chinese food as much as the next guy, but you’ll never convince me a chicken fried this rice” is a popular form of the joke and was cited on Twitter on June 10, 2014.


Twitter
Jesse Flowers
‏@wjflowers
There’s no way in hell a chicken fried this rice.
5:34 PM - 14 Jan 2012

Twitter
‏@3lone
At this teriyaki spot, overheard this broad say “There’s no way in hell a chicken fried this rice” -____- #awwHELLNO
5:32 PM - 3 May 2012

Twitter
Tami C
‏@TamiCru
you’re telling me a chicken fried this rice?
4:54 PM - 22 Feb 2013

Twitter
JT2daExtreme
‏@jtrulez
Don’t get me wrong, this Chinese take-out is amazing. But I’ll be damned if they expect me to believe a chicken fried this rice.
7:06 PM - 20 Nov 2013

Twitter
Tony
‏@Tmoney68
I love Chinese food as much as the next guy, but you’ll never convince me a chicken fried this rice.
6:32 PM - 10 Jun 2014

TJSHome.com
Funny Status Message #153198
09-26-2014 19:15 by snotty
I love Chinese food as much as the next guy,,, but you’ll never convince me a chicken fried this rice.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Friday, October 10, 2014 • Permalink