10 funniest 'Saturday Night Live' skits about food


Published September 20, 2013

| The Daily Meal

10 funniest 'Saturday Night Live' skits about food

10 funniest 'Saturday Night Live' skits about food

Remember these side-splitting 'SNL' moments about food?

Schweddy Balls

National Public Radio gets ridiculously raunchy, but in an air-friendly sort of way, when Paul Schweddy guests on NPR’s "Delicious Dish" to promote his — you guessed it — Schweddy Balls. Alec Baldwin, Molly Shannon, and Ana Gasteyer nearly lose it on stage amid the heavy-hitting innuendo. Bonus: It’s a Christmas sketch!

Pizza Business

Barb Kelner wants a small business loan for her pizza-eating business. Not her pizza baking business — her pizza-eating business. The idea sounds as if it would fall flat in front of a crowd, but Melissa McCarthy’s deadpan delivery and Jason Sudeikis’ mastery of masking laughter as part of the act make this sketch a hit. Besides, what better is there to do with your old, tired pizza?

Shimmer Floor Wax

It’s a floor wax and a dessert topping. Chevy Chase stars in an ad for Shimmer Floor Wax, the only dual-purpose floor wax… or dessert topping. Some of us might not have been there to fully appreciate this gag, but it’s true — Reddi-wip and floor wax cans looked way too similar then. Plus, Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, and Gilda Radnor’s humor is timeless.

The French Chef

In an ode (or send-off) to legendary chef Julia Child, Dan Aykroyd teaches an audience what to do and what not to do when preparing a chicken meal. The SNL star quickly gets to what not to do, which results in one of goriest skits in show history. Spoiler warning: Julia dies at the end… hilariously.

Paula Deens Paper Towels

Paula isn’t under fire just over some particularly colorful statements, but (in this skit) for promoting some seriously fattening foods. Her solution? Soak that booter and awl right up with one of her Big Ol’ Soakem eight-ply paper towels. Kristen Wiig nails it with an awfully over-exaggerated impersonation, complete with devouring a tub of butter.

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