It takes some balls to release a product based on a 13-year-old comedy sketch. But Ben & Jerry’s not only has those balls, Time reports that it’s offering them to the public in a new ice cream flavor, Schweddy Balls, as in Pete Schweddy, a character played by Alec Baldwin on a 1998 Saturday Night Live parody of NPR shows. Ana Gasteyer and Molly Shannon did dead-on impressions of sotto-voiced public radio hosts on a cooking show, “The Delicious Dish.” Schweddy was their guest and owner of the holiday specialty shop “Seasons Eatings.” The repartee went like this:
Pete Schweddy: Well, there are lots of great treats this time of year ... zucchini bread, fruitcake … but the thing that I most like to bring out this time of year are my balls.
Teri Rialto: Mmm … Balls … Tell us about your balls, Pete.
Pete Schweddy: Well, over at Season's Eatings, we have balls for every taste. Popcorn balls, cheese balls, rum balls … you name it.
Margeret Jo McCullen: Wow! My mouth's watering just thinking about those balls!
Teri Rialto: It's been years since I've seen any balls.
Oh, admit it. It’s still funny.
The limited-edition ice cream is vanilla with “a hint of rum and loaded with fudge covered rum and malt balls.” Mmmm. Balls. We who write for Sex Feed pray someone will find a carton with a hair in it. Now that will be a story.