The Year That Was on Serious Eats: Videos

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

Squirrel Melts

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

Monkey Waiters

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:

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