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 September 09, 2016
“You hate your job? There’s a support group that meets at the bar”

American actor and comedian Drew Carey is credited with the line:

“Oh, you hate your job? Why didn’t you say so? There’s a support group for that. It’s called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar.”

The actual line is from The Drew Carey Show, “In Ramada Da Vida,” that first aired on September 30, 1998:

Kate: I hate my job!
Drew: Oh, you hate your job? Oh my God, why didn’t you say so? You know there’s a support group for that. It’s called EVERYBODY. They meet at the bar.


The line is frequently credited to American stand-up comedian George Carlin (1937-2008), but Carlin never said it.


Wikipedia: The Drew Carey SHow
The Drew Carey Show is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from 1995 to 2004, and was set in Cleveland, Ohio, and revolved around the retail office and home life of “everyman” Drew Carey, a fictionalized version of the actor.

TV.com
The Drew Carey Show Season 4 Episode 2
In Ramada Da Vida

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Sep 30, 1998 on ABC
QUOTES
Kate: I hate my job!
Drew: Oh, you hate your job? Why didn’t you say so? There’s a support group for that: it’s called EVERYBODY. They meet at the bar.

GeorgeCarlin.net: George Didn’t Say That! (Part 2: The Bogus Quote List)
“Oh, you hate your job? Why didn’t you say so? There’s a support group for that. It’s called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar.”
Status: NOT SAID BY CARLIN
This is a line that Drew Carey said in The Drew Carey Show (season 4, episode 2: “In Ramada Da Vida"). The actual line is “Oh you hate your job? Oh my God, why didn’t you say so? You know there’s a support group for that. It’s called EVERYBODY. They meet at the bar!” And no, it wasn’t stolen from Carlin either; there’s absolutely no evidence that Carlin ever said, let alone first. It doesn’t show up in any of his works.

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3/5/01
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“Oh, you don’t like your job?  Why didn’t you tell me that.  There’s a support group for that.  It’s called EVERYBODY.  We meet each night down at the bar!”
- Drew Carey

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“Oh, you don’t like your job?  Why didn’t you tell me that.  There’s a support group for that.  It’s called EVERYBODY.  We meet each night down at the bar!”
- Drew Carey

12 July 2001, Rockford (IL) Register Star, “The Quote,” pg. 5C, col. 8:
“Oh, you hate your job? Why didn’t you say so? There’s a support group for that. It’s called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar.” - Drew Carey

23 July 2003, Statesman Journal (Salem, OR), “Time to ponder,” pg. D1:
“Oh, you hate your job? Why didn’t you say so? There’s a support group for that. It’s called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar.” - Drew Carey

Google Books
Quick Fixes for Everyday Fears:
A Practical Handbook to Overcoming 100 Stomach-Churning Fears

By Michael Clarkson
New York, NY: MJF Books
2004
Pg. 203:
“oh, you hate your job? Why didn’t you say so? There’s a support group for that. It’s called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar. “ — comic Drew Carey

YouTube
Drew Carey Show - I Hate My Job
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Uploaded on Apr 14, 2010
My favorite Drew Carey quote.

Google Books
Book of Business Quotations
Edited by Bill Ridgers
Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons
2012
Pg. ?:
Oh, You hate your job? Why didn’t you say so? There’s a support group for that. It’s called everybody, and they meet at the bar.
Drew Carey

Google Books
The Biteback Dictionary of Humorous Business Quotations
By Fred Metcalf
London: Biteback Publishing Ltd
2014
Pg. ?:
Oh, you hate your job? Why didn’t you say so? There’s a support group for that. It’s called everybody, and they meet at the bar.
Drew Carey, American comedian

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