Wednesday, April 26, 2006
I caught an SNL rerun last night before going to bed. I would have turned it off, except that Weekend Update was just starting. WU can be the best part of the whole hour and a half (unless System of a Down is the musical guest, of course). The episode was from just after September 11th, and there was this part:
In protest to France’s opposition to a U.S. war on Iraq, the U.S. congress’
cafeteria has changed French Fries and French Toast to Freedom Fries and Freedom Toast. Afterwards, the congressmen were so pleased with themselves, they all
started Freedom Kissing each other.
Tina Fey: In a related story, in France, American Cheese is now referred to as Idiot Cheese.
Jimmy Fallon: Trust me! They're laughing at us! French fries aren't even French! They're Belgian. Some American guy named them wrong, to begin with. Also, Americans - they're pouring bottles of French wine down the toilet. Stop it! You already paid for the wine, you dopes! Pee in the wine, and sell it to some French people! Then, you're doing something!
Tina Fey: Yeah! And, you know, don't think that by eating Freedom
Fries, you're being patriotic and helping the war effort. Use less gasoline!
Read a newspaper! You know? How about you cool it with the Freedom Fries,
anyway, you fat asses! We're the fattest, country in the world! Have you ever
walked around an American mall? It's nothing but Chick-Fil-A's and Lane Bryant
track suits busting at the seams!