The Funniest 'Saturday Night Live' Skits All About Food

Kristen Wiig as Paula Deen on 'SNL.'Kristen Wiig as Paula Deen on 'SNL.'Everybody knows that Saturday Night Live has been the paragon of sketch comedy for nearly 40 years. Looking back on more than three decades of comedic genius, it's clear that the talent was key to the show's success. But without brilliant writing, true comics like Chevy Chase and Kristen Wiig wouldn't have much to deliver. To craft the show's iconic skits, SNL's proven teams of writers had to draw inspiration from everything and everywhere possible.

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And as it turns out, food has proved to be a nearly endless source of comedy gold for SNL. The show's writers, some of whom have doubled as performers, have squeezed juice from the proverbial orange since SNL's debut. It has yet to run dry.

From John Belushi's trademark belligerence in "Samurai Delicatessen" to Alec Baldwin's innuendo-laden (albeit heavy-handed) "Schweddy Balls," food has found its way into some of the most memorable SNL moments to date. We've gone back and watched countless food-filled SNL skits, and boiled them down to our most beloved of all time. So, look back and have a good laugh - but not with your mouth full.

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Shimmer Floor Wax

It's a floor wax and a dessert topping. Chevy Chase stars in an ad for Shimmer Floor Wax, the only dual-purpose floor wax… or dessert topping. Some of us might not have been there to fully appreciate this gag, but it's true - Reddi-wip and floor wax cans looked way too similar then. Plus, Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, and Gilda Radnor's humor is timeless.

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The French Chef

In an ode (or send-off) to legendary chef Julia Child, Dan Aykroyd teaches an audience what to do and what not to do when preparing a chicken meal. The SNL star quickly gets to what not to do, which results in one of goriest skits in show history. Spoiler warning: Julia dies at the end… hilariously.

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Taco Town

In the age of tacos wrapped in Dorito shells, this fake ad strikes a strong chord. When a simple hard-shell taco just isn't enough, try one wrapped in a flour tortilla covered in refried beans. Still not cutting it? Then how about wrapping that in three more shells, a corn husk, a breakfast crepe, a deep-dish pizza, a blueberry pancake, and deep-frying it? Too much? Never.

Paula Deens Paper Towels

Paula isn't under fire just over some particularly colorful statements, but (in this skit) for promoting some seriously fattening foods. Her solution? Soak that booter and awl right up with one of her Big Ol' Soakem eight-ply paper towels. Kristen Wiig nails it with an awfully over-exaggerated impersonation, complete with devouring a tub of butter.

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Lunch Lady Land

One of Adam Sandler's classic comedic rock ballads pays homage to yet another relic of '90s life: lunch served at school. Chris Farley is Lunch Lady, and this is the story of her life… in which she marries a sloppy joe.

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-Joe Osborne, The Daily Meal