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 February 02, 2013
“You’ve got to be a special kind of stupid to forget to eat”

People sometimes forget to eat, but comedienne Marsha Warfield (who was plus size) said in February 1987, “I hate skinny people. They forget to eat. Now, what kind of stupid is that?” In February 1988, the St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch recorded the now famous Warfield line:

“You’ve got to be a special kind of stupid to forget to eat.’’


Wikipedia: Marsha Warfield
Marsha Warfield (born March 5, 1954, in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actress and comedienne best known for her 1986–1992 role of Roz on the popular NBC sitcom Night Court. Roz, a tough, no-nonsense bailiff in Judge Stone’s court, acted primarily as a straightwoman to the other bailiff character, Bull (Richard Moll). She also starred in the sitcom Empty Nest as Dr. Maxine Douglas from 1993 to 1995. Before Night Court, she was a writer and performer on the short-lived Richard Pryor Show.

24 February 1960, The Post-Register (Idaho Falls, ID), “Downs Up In Air—Or On It” by Earl Wilson, pg. 3, col. 4:
(Hugh Downs—ed.)
When I was making my appointment with Hugh, she said, “We’d better make it lunch—otherwise Hugh’ll forget to eat any.”

“Yes, she’s very protective,” Hugh commented. “I guess it’s stupid to forget to eat—but I wouldn’t be that stupid if I didn’t have a wife to watch over me.”

10 February 1987, Daily News of Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA), “Hot Tips”:
Ms. Hot Tips got a big kick out of watching a rather hefty comedian (whose name she can’t remember) do a routine the other night on TV about skinny people.  “I hate skinny people,” she said. “They forget to eat . . . Now, what kind of stupid is that?”

29 February 1988, St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch, “Boosler, Warfield tackle birth, dogs, corpulence” by Dave Richmond, pg. 6E:
“You’ve got to be a special kind of stupid to forget to eat.’’

Google Books
Stand-up Comedy:
The Book

By Judy Carter
New York, NY: Dell Pub.
1989
Pg. 61:
“I’ve forgotten my mother’s maiden name and my keys, but you’ve got to be a special kind of stupid to forget to eat.”

20 April 1994, Greensboro (NC) News and Record, “Quotes du Jour,” pg. D3:
“You have to be a special kind of stupid to forget to eat,”
Marsha Warfield in The Comedy magazine.

Google Books
The 2,548 Wittiest Things Anybody Ever Said
By Robert Byrne
New York, NY: Touchstone
2012
Pg. ?:
1,027
I hate skinny women who say things like “Sometimes I forget to eat.” You’ve got to be a special kind of stupid to forget to eat. —Marsha Warfield

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Saturday, February 02, 2013 • Permalink