Monday, April 4, 2011

Five funniest moments of unsettling, non-Monty Python's The Meaning of Life eating by powerful men (or women) in movies and TV

The money shot during GoodFellas' many moments of food porn? It's not in this scene. It's the peek at Ray Liotta's Sunday sauce during the 'May 11, 1980' sequence.

This list is inspired by a hashtag tweeted by Harold J. Lee on September 2, 2010 ("Deniro and Pesci eating latenight food from Pesci's mom in Goodfellas with the body in the car trunk. #UnsettlingEatingByPowerfulMenInMovies").

By the way, if Lee's name sounds familiar, it's because Harold & Kumar creators Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg named the John Cho character after their friend Lee.

WARNING: NSFW language ahead.

1. De Niro's loud sandwich chewing in Cop Land

2. Bernie Mac's loud orange chewing in Bad Santa
Right at the 2:00 mark:

3. Kali Rocha, as a pregnant and surly receptionist for a city councilwoman, attacking a hot dog filled with sauerkraut in the Monk episode "Mr. Monk Fights City Hall"

A hot dog makes Halfrek lose control.

4. Robert Wagner as a "Sloppy Eater" on SNL in 1989

5. Paul Sorvino's oyster slurping in Dick Tracy
At the 0:28 mark:


  1. It is sort of sad watching that scene in Bad Santa and knowing that both of those men are now no longer with us.

  2. True. I would have liked to have seen Ritter and Mac make another movie together. The Bad Santa blooper reel gives us a glimpse of how much fun Ritter and Mac had trying to make each other (and the crew) laugh while shooting that scene.