Named Lazy Sunday and Gilly's Catastrophic Crunch
(USA Today) Comedians know they've really made it when … their Saturday Night Live skits have been translated into ice cream.
Dessert deities Ben & Jerry's have announced two new flavors, Lazy Sunday and Gilly's Catastrophic Crunch — based on Andy Samberg and Chris Parnell's Lazy Sunday digital short and Kristen Wiig's Gilly character, and in honor of SNL's 40th anniversary — and will introduce two additional flavors later this year.
Lazy Sunday consists of vanilla cake-batter ice cream infused with yellow and chocolate cupcake pieces (referencing Samberg and Parnell's love for Magnolia Bakery in the sketch) and topped off with a chocolate-frosting swirl. YUM.
The Gilly Catastrophic Crunch flavor starts with chocolate and sweet cream ice creams, and adds caramel clusters, fudge-covered almonds and a marshmallow swirl. Ben & Jerry's calls the taste "as frantic and mischievous as the flavor's namesake."
The catch? Ya gotta hit up a B&J's scoop shop, not the frozen aisle of your grocery store, to try 'em.
(But this isn't the first time the show and Ben & Jerry's have teamed up — they unveiled the Schweddy Balls flavor in September 2011, Variety reminds us, "inspired by a skit featuring Alec Baldwin as a guest on a fake NPR show." The more you know.)