And we continue The Year That Was with some of our favorite food videos of the year. Each weekday around noon ET, we try to bring you a fun, short video you can watch covertly at your desk or while taking a break at home. These are roughly in chronological order, except for the first few, which were true standouts—at least in my book.
Cutest Video of 2008: Pig in Boots
Most Bizarre: How Bread Was Made In The '80s
Most Unexpectedly Charming: Larry King and Snoop Dogg at Roscoe's
Most Curmudgeonly: Andy Rooney Opens His Mail, Reveals Cereal Preferences
Most Improbable Music Use: Rolling Stones' Rice Krispies Commercial (1964)
Blur's 'Coffee & TV'
Cat Trying To Eat Cake
Space Food Sticks Commercial
Cookin' with Coolio: Coolio Caprese Salad
Estonian Meat Commercial
SNL: Death by Chocolate #1, #2, and #3
Drive-Thru Rap at McDonald's
This one touched off a meme of sorts, in which other folks started ordering at drive-thrus via rap. And then the major chains co-opted it, trying to make fake viral drive-thru-rap-ordering videos. Those were, of course, lame.
World Record Mentos and Diet Coke Explosions
Anthony Bourdain Visits Voodoo Doughnut in Portland, Oregon
Cookie Monster Appears on 'The Colbert Report'
Beatles Perform 'Thank You Girl' in the Kitchen
Rube Goldberg 'Falling Water' Cocktail-Mixing Machine
Axe Body Spray Chocolate Man
Dog Eats Bean Burrito in 1 Second
Most Cringe-Inducing: Susan Powter Eats a Pear
Yeah, I know. I shouldn't leave you with this one. It has scarred many a Serious Eats reader. So, apologies for that. Watch this one again: