It’s surprising (or maybe not surprising) how often old Saturday Night Live skits come to mind as I go about my daily life. The doorbell rings unexpectedly: “Candygram.” Not fitting in at a party: “We are from France.” Making a smoothie: “Bass-o-matic.”
Recently I had an encounter that made me smile. I tried to describe it to you, and the tool I reached for was: Delicious Dish.
That sent me down the YouTubes for gems from the late 1990s and early 2000s of these brilliant skits starring Ana Gasteyer, Rachel Dratch, Molly Shannon, and their guests.
Maybe I love it because it reminds me—just a little—of you and me, going on about Kitchener stitch and blocking boards these past 16 years. “Neat. Good times.” And: “Good Lord, that’s funny.” Also: sensible wardrobe from the deep Chico’s backlist. I’m not even sure Chico’s was around when these were made. Maybe they inspired Chico’s.
For more cooking-show parody belly laughs, I also recommend Posh Nosh. All the laughs, plus bawdy Britishness. Embarrass some vegetables!
It’s so fun being around you.