Way back in 2012, somebody probably emailed you the viral chicken-potpie ad in which two elderly diehard Maine restaurant fans tried for minutes to say, “Baked in a buttery, flaky crust.” The diner was Dysart’s, and the couple was Jack and Sonja Palmer — Sonja dismisses Jack as hopeless after he calls the crust “crispy” a bazillion times. Then she tries, and “Baked in a buttery crispy flake” comes out. In the history of viral videos, it’s a good one.
This weekend, Saturday Night Live’s Kate McKinnon and host Will Ferrell paid very belated homage to the world’s most unintentionally hilarious diner blooper reel with a skit where they try their hand as spokespersons for a local diner’s chicken potpie that Ferrell says he eats “five times a week.” By the end, he’s hopelessly raving about the “flaky bacon bag” and the “christy crusty turf.”
You can’t exactly label the Palmers as regular SNL watchers, but they learned about the skit on Sunday morning, and luckily for us all, Bangor’s local news station made sure to get their reaction: