Here's something interesting. When I photographed the 737 prototype (N515NA) here at BFI
, I noticed something interesting. Look to the lower right of the door. It says "Fat Albert I."
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Photo © William Anthony - AIRFRAMES
Apparently, with a length only one foot greater than its wingspan, the stubby aircraft earned the nickname, "Fat Albert."
I assume this was before
the Blue's got their own Fat Albert? This airframe was built in '67.