September 08, 2005

Rappers and Pasta Makers

An e-mailer to Sports Guy pointed out something that I can't believe I missed: the shocked, wordless reaction by Mike Myers to the Kanye West outburst at last Friday's telethon was eerily similar to a "Saturday Night Live" sketch from the early '90s.

In the sketch, an informercial parody, Myers appeared opposite guest host Heather Locklear. Playing the host of the infomercial, Locklear blurts out outrageously racist and offensive comments in the guise of selling pasta makers ("Usually, this "easy direction" stuff is a big lie.. like the Holocaust!"), while Myers stands there looking shocked and uncomfortable. I'm a big fan of the sketch, and I couldn't believe I didn't think of the connection.

And speaking of Simmons, his book (still three weeks away from publication) is #8 on Amazon.

Posted by Stephen Silver at September 8, 2005 01:31 AM
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