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 July 17, 2018
“Waiter, there is a spider in my soup."/"Yes sir, I put it there to catch the fly.”

A spider variation on the “Waiter! There’s a fly in my soup!” joke is:

Diner: Waiter, there is a spider in my soup.
Waiter: Yes sir, I put it there to catch the fly.



Google Groups: rec.humor
WAITER JOKES
Nancy Carson
4/21/97
(...)
Customer: Waiter Waiter, there is a Spider in my soup.
Waiter:  Yes sir, I put it there to catch the fly.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityRestaurants/Bars/Coffeehouses/Food Stores • Tuesday, July 17, 2018 • Permalink