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 November 11, 2015
“You wash dishes, and two weeks later you have to do it again”

Brooklyn-born comedian Joan Rivers (1933-2014) hated housework. She said in 1966:

“You wash dishes, make the beds, dust—and then two weeks later you have to do it all over again.”

“Two weeks” became “six months” by at least 1974:

“I wash the dishes, make the bed, dust the furniture, take out the garbage—and then six months later have to do it all over again.”


Wikiquote: Joan Rivers
Joan Alexandra Rosenberg (June 8, 1933 – September 4, 2014), known by her stage name Joan Rivers, was an American actress, comedian, writer, producer and television host, best known for her stand-up comedy, for co-hosting the E! celebrity fashion show Fashion Police, and for starring in the reality series Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? alongside her daughter Melissa Rivers.

Quotes
Why do wives have to spend so much time dusting, vacuuming, mopping, making beds, washing dishes, when you just have to do it all again six months later?
. As quoted in Enjoy Your Gifted Child (1986), by C. A. Takacs, p. 55
(...)
I hate housework! You make the beds, you do the dishes—and six months later you have to start all over again.
. As quoted in Women Talk, edited by Michèle Brown & Ann OʼConnor (1984)

28 April 1966, Aberdeen (SD) American-News, “Earl Wilson On Tour,” pg. 4, col. 5:
COMEDIANNE JOAN Rivers says she’s foudn marriage a grind: “You wash dishes, make the beds, dust—and then two weeks later you have to do it all over again.”

15 December 1966, Omaha (NE) World-Herald, “A Smile or Two,” pg. 28, col. 2:
Overheard at the checkout counter of a supermarket, one newlywed to another: “Marriage is really a grind. You wash dishes, make beds—then two weeks later, you have to do it all over again.”—Wall Street Journal.

13 May 1969, Aberdeen (SD) American-News, “Earl Wilson’s New York,” pg. 4, col. 5:
A BACHELOR announced he’s getting tired of single life: “I wash the dishes, take out the garbage, clean the house, make the bed—and then six months later I have to do it all over again.

12 July 1974, The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), “Earl’s Pearls” by Earl Wilson, PD Action, pg. 11, col. 1:
Joan Rivers admits married life can get boring: “I wash the dishes, make the bed, dust the furniture, take out the garbage—and then six months later have to do it all over again.”

Google Books
The Fourth--and by Far the Most Recent--637 Best Things Anybody Ever Said
Edited by Robert Byrne
New York, NY: Atheneum
1990
Pg. ?:
84
You make the beds, you do the dishes, and six months later you have to start all over again.
Joan Rivers

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Joan Rivers: I hate housework! You make the beds, you do the dishes and six months later you have to start all over again.
5:53 AM - 12 Nov 2015

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Wednesday, November 11, 2015 • Permalink