Ice cream lovers, get ready to have a ball.
Ben & Jerry's has confirmed it will be producing a "Schweddy Balls" flavor, inspired by the 1998 Saturday Night Live sketch starring Alec Baldwin.
While the name may sound unpalatable to some, the vanilla ice cream is loaded with obscenely rich, spherical treats, including fudge covered rum balls and milk chocolate malt balls.
Thirteen years later, Baldwin is thrilled that the sketch will live on in the mouths of ice cream lovers.
"For a long time, I thought that 'Here Lies Pete Schweddy' would end up on my tombstone," said Alec Baldwin, according to a press release issued by the Vermont ice cream maker. "Now, thanks to Ben & Jerry's, the goodness of the Schweddy family recipe won't go with me to the great beyond."
In the infamous SNL sketch, Baldwin plays Pete Schweddy, a mild-mannered holiday baker who appears as a guest on the dull NPR radio show "Delicious Dish," hosted by then-cast members Ana Gasteyer and Molly Shannon.Some other suggestions for exceptionally gross B&J flavours:
Baldwin, as the straight-faced Schweddy, reveals that his bakery is known for its popcorn balls, rum balls and most famously, its Schweddy Balls.
The skit became infamous for the prolonged gag – how many ways can the hosts get excited by their guest's unironic filthily-named treats?...
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