'SNL' on Serious Eats

Video: Betty White's Muffin Skit on SNL

The consensus seems to be that Betty White rocked it on Saturday Night Live over the weekend (the show had the best ratings it's had since late 2008). One of the highlights had to be the resurrection of The Delicious Dish, a Splendid Table-spoofing segment with radio personalities Molly Shannon and Ana Gasteyer, which hasn't been on SNL since the early 2000s! White plays Florence Dusty, "a little bit of a rock star of the confectionery world," who appears on the show with a platter of her famous muffins. Naturally, it's full of mildly raunchy muffin innuendos. "If there's one thing I'm known for, it's my muffin," says White. More

Video: Jon Hamm and Michael Bublé's 'Hamm & Buble Restaurant' on SNL

On Saturday night's episode of SNL, Jon Hamm hosted and Michael Bublé was the musical guest, maybe for the sole purpose of this sketch. If you combine their last names you get "Hamm & Bublé," a restaurant concept where only pork products and fine sparkling wine would be served. Granted, the proper pronunciation of Bublé is "boo-blay" not "bubbly" and drinking a glass of champagne with pig chunks floating inside isn't the most delicious idea in the world, but when Jon Hamm decides you will go into business together, you listen. Watch the video, after the jump.... More

In Videos: SNL Digital Short, 'Cookies'

I'm probably a sucker for continuing to watch Saturday Night Live after the election (it's returned to its usual lackluster self), but sometimes a skit or two does right. Like this SNL Digital Short. Guest host Hugh Laurie announces layoffs at a company meeting, but Fred Armisen only cares about scarfing up the cookies in the middle of the table. The skit was amusing enough watching Armisen crawl across the table and say crazy things ("I wish I could stop. Someone should put the security guards on cookie patrol"), but you'll explode with laughter about 20 seconds from the end. Video, after the jump.... More

In Videos: Jon Hamm on SNL With John Ham

This past weekend, Saturday Night Live was all about the John McCain appearance (and had very few food references), but we forgot to tell you about the weekend before, with Mad Men actor Jon Hamm promoting an innovative product. Jon Hamm's name conveniently lends itself to some toilet humor wordplay: Ham that belongs in a bathroom stall? Near the sink, you'll find a nice garnish for the perforated squares of pink meat: mustard soap (which contains no real soap). Watch the video after the jump. And does your name also carry homonyms for a weird food product?... More

In Videos: Michael Phelps' 12,000 Calorie Diet on 'Saturday Night Live'

Are you tired of diets that actually involve eating less and exercising? Want to replace the flavored water and grapefruit regimen with 12,000 calories a day? That would be a pound of pasta, an actual pig in a blanket, a barrel of Halloween candy, and a pitcher of Hollandaise sauce—just for one meal! Jared Fogle, of Subway diet fame, makes a cameo in this SNL sketch from the weekend, but does not approve. He seems to think results will yield a blubbery belly instead of rock-hard Olympian gold medalist abs. Video, after the jump.... More

In Videos: Bernie Mac Flaunts Hot Sauce Carry Purse on SNL

Before you leave the house for any party, you do the routine check: keys, wallet, phone, mints. Now you can add hot sauce carry purse to that list. Because what if they hand you a burger and don't have bottles of tongue-burning, chili pepper-laden condiments waiting? "They ain't got no hot sauce! I told you we should have called first...C'mon woman, get in the car, we got to go!" Bernie Mac, who died Saturday morning of pneumonia, was freaking out in this SNL sketch until his lady whipped out her sweet Tabasco accessory, where each compartment is insulated and calibrated for maximum hot sauce freshness. Bernie even had something for guys who didn't want to schlep around a girly... More

In Videos: 'Saturday Night Live': Steve Carell Monologue on Drinking Six Red Bulls

Last night's Saturday Night Live featured Steve Carell doing a funny monologue about having drank too many Red Bulls: You know, the most amazing part of SNL is the schedule. You're putting in 18-hour days - by the end of the week, you're exhausted, and you have to count on your adrenaline to kick in. But what if it doesn't? Now that's why, as a precautionary measure, I drank six Red Bulls. Now, I never had one before, so I hope that's enough. And I also ate a bunch of Sour Patch Kids... Video after the jump.... More

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