The Taco Town!!! parody on SNL was one of the more memorable fake tv commercials (“Pizza?! Now that’s a taco!”). It was a spoof on Taco Bell‘s products like the Cheesy Gordita Crunch (delicious) and the Double Layer Taco (also delicious).
Kristen and I went with a group of friends to Fitzwilly’s last night. We started talking to Ethan and Angela (who live in L.A.) about mexican food chains we don’t have on the East Coast, like Del Taco and El Pollo Loco. This skit came up in conversation. Ethan then did a rather good impression of Bill Hader, Jason Sudeikis, and Andy Samberg excitedly yelling “Taco Town!!!” from the skit.
And of course, you guessed it– due to the awesomeness and popularity of the sketch, some hooligans actually attempted to make the Taco Town taco and posted a video of it on the internets.
The original transcript of the scene after the jump…
[ open on Bill, Jason and Andy eating tacos at Taco Town ]
Bill: You know what I love about tacos?
Jason: What’s that?
[ they all share their joy with laughter, as Andy mimes milking Bill’s taco]
Jason: Can tacos get any more kick-butt than this?
Announcer: [ chuckles ] Oh, ho ho, they’re about to, all right! New, at Taco Town:
[ the ingredients are continuously filled onto the taco throughout the Announcer’s pitch ]
We take a crunchy, all-beef taco, smother it in nacho cheese, lettuce, tomato and our special southwestern sauce. Then we wrap it in a soft, flour tortilla with a layer of refried beans in-between.
Announcer: Then we wrap that in a savory corn tortilla with a middle layer of Monterey Jack cheese.
Announcer: And it gets even awesomer, when we take a deep-fried gordita shell, smear on a little of our special “guacamolito” sauce and wrap that around the outside.
Bill: [ trying to hold this mighty taco ] This is pretty big..
Announcer: But it gets even bigger! Because we bake it in a corn husk filled with pico de gallo, then then wrap that in an authentic Parisian crepe, filled with egg, gruyere, merguez sausage and Portobello mushroom.
Jason: [ getting restless ] Can I eat in now?
Announcer: Sure. But not before we take the whole thing and wrap that in a Chicago style deep dish meat lovers pizza!
Andy: Pizza? Now that’s what I call a taco!
Announcer: Well, it’s not a Taco Town taco until we roll it up in a blueberry pancake, dip it in batter and deep-fry it until it’s golden brown. Then we serve it in all commemorative tote bag filled with spicy vegetarian chili. It’s 15 great tastes all rolled into one.
[ a huge, oversized taco is dropped into a large tote bag, as a cascade of spicy vegetarian chili is poured over it ]
All: Taco Town!
Announcer: The new pizza crepe taco pancake chili bag. Only at Taco Town.
Jason: Taco Town!
[ fade ]