SNL Almost Pizza Sketch Lampoons DiGiorno, Leaves Pizza Lovers in Stitches


In one of the best fake commercials of the season, SNL veterans Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, and Nasim Pedrad lampoon DiGiorno frozen pizza and its slogan: "It's not delivery. It's DiGiorno."

The sketch begins with Wiig offering her husband "Almost Pizza," a product from a refashioned but recognizable DiGiorno box. It looks like a puffy and somewhat unappetizing pepperoni pizza. Hader, dressed like a husband, says, "It's pizza," while Wiig maintains, "It's almost pizza." And then ensues a discussion, with Hader becoming more and more suspicious of the product. Wiig further provokes his suspicion by saying, "It's practically pizza in every way except for a few key ways."

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Their daughter, played by Nasim Pedrad in a blond wig, appears and is excited about the dinner, too. But Hader is beginning to wonder if the product is even food. Wiig pretends to eat a piece in profile but really just pushes it behind her face and the jig is up. The slice falls onto the floor, cracking like china, then reforms itself and scampers across the room. The family screams, jumps up on things, and tries to get as far away from the slice as possible as it scampers under the fridge.

Voiceover: "It's almost dinner, almost time for Almost Pizza."


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Sparkina
Sparkina

@ buffomat Right on target. This was a sendup of food companies and how most processed "foods" aren't really food at all, but just compounds made out of goop.

Captain94
Captain94

This was fantastically hilarious, I busted a gut as old grew increasingly suspicious as to if it was even edible and old girl "fake eating it."

Buffmoffat
Buffmoffat

most hilarious! can't lose w/ hader AND whig...however the punchline is brought to you by pfizer. this skit is a jab at the fake food most americans stuff in their guts and how the food and drug corps are in bed together. it just happens that the pizza thing worked best. how this fact was over the heads of the reviewer is sad comment on the scope of their vision.

U.N. Owen
U.N. Owen

THIS is what Mr. Sietsema finds hilarious - one of the 'best fake commercials?'

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE has NOT been funny in DECADES. If this is what you think is 'aces,' then , your sense of humour's really -RElALLY weak.

not you
not you

if you honestly believe that it hasnt been funny in decades the do one of two things. Become a writer and write them scketches or admit that you've just grown old and therefore have a sense of humor that no longer finds skit comedy to be funny.

Rsietsema
Rsietsema

I can see you've never tasted a DiGiorno "pizza", Mr.Owen!

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