Imaginary Meatloaf with Bonnie Hunt and Jimmy Kimmel
If you’re reading Mel’s Diner, you’re probably at least a little like me. You love TV and you love food. And for most of us kind of people we also love the fact that we can turn on the tube any time of day and find somebody trying to show us how to cook.
But even for folks like us, after awhile those tutorials can get a little repetitive. You know the drill: Put the thing in the thing, stir it up, in 20 minutes it will come out looking like this, pass it around to taste and cue the “mmmm.”
Apparently Bonnie Hunt and Jimmy Kimmel—two people I hope to feature in Mel’s Diner–have noticed the same thing, which is part of the reason why I so appreciate the following segment from The Bonnie Hunt Show in which Bonnie and Jimmy make imaginary meatloaf. They completely, um, skewer these sorts of segments.
Take a tip from these two: Remove the actual food, add a dash of the sort of play acting you have to do before being old enough to handle an Easy Bake Oven and voila. It’s a recipe for some real humor in daytime, sans the cost of the food and the calories.