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 January 09, 2016
“Where do poor meatballs live?"/"In the spaghetto.”

A popular joke about spaghetti and meatballs is:

Q: Where do poor meatballs live?
A: In the spaghetto.


The joke was cited on Twitter on October 31, 2012 and went viral in January 2013.


Twitter
Samuel K: Silly Elf
‏@samu3lk
Poor Italians live in the spaghetto. #abadjoke
9:58 AM - 23 Jun 2010

Twitter
austin.
‏@ColoradosMotto
@As_toldbyBoogie where do the poor meatballs live?
In the spaghetto.
#cheese
8:22 PM - 31 Oct 2012
Omaha, NE

Twitter
Chris McCafferty
‏@RushMcCafferty
Poor meatballs, live in the spaghetto. I’ll see myself out.
7:35 PM - 19 Jan 2013

Twitter
Sally Jane
‏@sjpohlman
Poor meatballs live in the spaghetto.
7:54 PM - 19 Jan 2013

reddit
Where do poor meatballs live? (self.Jokes)
submitted January 20, 2013 by talllankybastard
In the spaghetto.

reddit
Where do poor meatballs live? (self.Jokes)
submitted December 23, 2014 by cashmereBRZ
In the spaghetto.

reddit
Where do poor meatballs live? (self.Jokes)
submitted November 20, 2015 by 190n
In the spaghetto.
Kudos to my friend who came up with this.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Saturday, January 09, 2016 • Permalink