While I love most of the skits on Saturday Night Live, I think the unsung heroes of the comedy show are the fake commercials. Mom Jeans, Dissing Your Dog, and Shake Weight are all classics, but when it comes to fake restaurant commercials, Taco Town starring Andy Samberg, Bill Hader, and Jason Sudeikis takes the cake, er, taco.
SNL's Taco Town Skit
The skit starts as the three actors sit in a Mexican restaurant eating tacos. Sudeikis remarks, "Can tacos get any more kick-butt than this?" prompting the narrator to intervene and show the fellas what a real taco is complete with ground beef, nacho cheese, lettuce, tomato, and a southwestern sauce.
But wait, there's more. The taco is wrapped in a flour tortilla with refried beans, then wrapped in a savory corn tortilla loaded with Monterey jack cheese. A deep-fried gordita shell topped with guacamole is next, followed by a corn husk filled with pico de gallo, a french crepe loaded with egg, gruyere, sausage and portobello mushrooms, wrapped in a Chicago-style deep-dish sausage pizza, rolled in a blueberry pancake, dipped in batter and fried until golden brown, then served in a commemorative tote bag filled with spicy vegetarian chili.
But is it actually good?
Binging with Babish Recreates Taco Town Taco
One man decided to test it for himself. Andrew Rea, also known as, Oliver Babish, runs the highly popular YouTube channel Binging with Babish. For his 1 million subscriber celebration, Babish decided to make the monstrosity taco complete with homemade crepes, pancakes, and deep fry the whole thing. After frying it for 20 minutes, he cut the taco in half and took a bite, surprised that the thing actually tasted good. In fact, he shared it with his friends and they all enjoyed it too, spicy vegetarian chili and everything.