You know you've made it when you get spoofed on SNL, and Pete Wells' hilarious takedown of Guy Fieri's new Times Square restaurant almost made the cut. Too bad the sketch didn't make it into the final show. (Although New Jersey Governor Chris Christie made an excellent surprise appearance.) Because it's laugh-out-loud funny.
Bobby Moynihan's Guy Fieri on Weekend Update is one of my favorites, and watching his reaction to the review is almost as much fun as reading the review itself. "I can't believe The New York Times reviewed my new restaurant," he starts. And then he reads it. Uh-oh!
His "Full Throttle!" enthusiasm vanishes. (You almost feel bad for the guy ...) "I've never felt sicker in my life, Seth. And keep in mind, all I eat is bacon bombs, which is bacon wrapped in dynamite. I've gotta tell you, I'm feeling pretty half-throttle right now."
Meyers asks Moynihan/Fieri if he thought The New York Times would actually like his restaurant.
"No ... But did they think they would like it? I mean, I wear flames on my shirt and I don't bleach my roots. That doesn't exactly scream haute cuisine. It screams, 'Look out, a maniac is about to hit you with a face full of donkey sauce,'" he responds. LOL. This is the point where I snarfed my coffee.
He goes on. "The New York Times reviewing my restaurant is like Architectural Digest reviewing a college dorm," he says. And how. In the end, Fieri has some choice words for the Times reviewer. "If you come in expecting Le Cirque, then you're a Le Jerk."
The sketch is pretty darn great, and hopefully SNL won't leave gems like this one out in the future.
Do you think SNL should have included this skit in Weekend Update last week?
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