SNL's Best Moments in Food and Drink

The most memorable sketches featuring food and beverages


Since it's premiere season in 1975, Saturday Night Live has served as a comical reflection of American popular culture. Whether its in their sketches, commercial parodies, or digital shorts, food and drink are often a hot topic on the show.

Just as the focus of the bits on SNL are inspired by current events and trends, sometimes moments on the show inspire tastemakers in return. Just this past week, Ben & Jerry's introduced Schweddy Balls, a new ice cream flavor based on an iconic SNL sketch featuring Alec Baldwin, Molly Shannon, and Ana Gasteyer.

Whether you're jonesing for a "cheeborger", a tall glass of bass, or a ham and Champagne cocktail, these notable Saturday Night Live moments are sure to satisfy your craving for comedy. Think we missed your favorite sketch? Note it below.

 

• The Olympia Restaurant

This legendary sketch features John Belushi, Dan Akroyd, and Bill Murray as the impatient employees of a Greek diner that serves only cheeseburgers, chips, and Pepsi. The Billy Goat Tavern in Chicago reportedly inspired the writer of the sketch, Don Novello.

 

• Duncan Hines Brownie Husband

This commercial parody struck a chord with single women everywhere. A spoof on the influx of microwavable single-serving desserts being touted by companies like Duncan Hines, the life-size Brownie Husband makes for the perfect companion. The short features shots of Tina Fey romantically embracing, and then devouring, her fudge-y lover.



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I agree about the skit with Dan Akroyd as Julia Child. It was laugh out loud hilarious!!!!

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How about Phil Hartman's "The Anally Retentive Chef"? Or Dana Carvey's "you like the juice" gyro peddler? Or Alec Baldwin's "Schweddy Balls"??? (Now a Ben and Jerry's ice cream flavor.)

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Let's remember that Coffee Talk's original host was Paul Baldwin (also Meyers) who, if I remember correctly, had to go to Boca to recover from a spilgenich in his genechtazoink (best guess on this spelling).
I also agree that leaving Dan Akroyd's Julia out is blasphemous. "Save the liver".
I recall an early sketch about an All You Can Eat fish restaurant and when the dinners tried to leave were held down, it was an ALL YOU CAN EAT place, not All You Care to Eat.
How about New Shimmer - 'It's a floor wax. No, it's a dessert topping. Delicious and look at that shine."

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How can you neglect Dana Carvey "Choppin' Broccoli"?

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The only other one I would add is when Dan Akroyd was Julia Childs and cut his hand.

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