Matt Braunger - Little Big Boy

Matt Braunger: Shovel Fighter Season 1, Ep 101 07/14/2012 Views: 2,953

Matt Braunger reveals the true story behind the chubby icon of Big Boy Restaurants. (1:12)

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I read something recently

that just made me weep

when I found out--you know Bob's Big Boy?

You know, the Big Boywith the burger, that guy?

He was a real boy.

In the '30s or something.

It was a little place,a burger place called Bob's,

the first one,and there was a little boy

who would come in,a little, fat kid,

wearing overallsand a pompadour, right,

greased up,and he would come in,

and he would sweep upafter hours

for a sack of hamburgers.

Oh, my God.

And you knowhe was a German immigrant

if it was the '30s.

[German accent] "I sweep upfor the burgers now, ja?"

[weeps, then groans]

Yes, you do, little Big Boy.

I love that they gave hima sack of burgers.

'Cause they didn't knownutrition back then.

Who eats a [bleep] sackof burgers?

They're like--they werelike the apples of the '30s.

"I don't know why he's so fatand moves so slow.

I gave him,like, seven burgers."