Dan Aykroyd’s Side-Splitting Send-Up of Julia Child on SNL (Caution: Gore)


On December 9, 1978, 17 years after Mastering the Art of French Cooking was published, and after Julia Child had become a beloved household name, Dan Aykroyd donned a wig and did a parody of her hit show, The French Chef. Now, in anticipation of the Julia Child centenary next month, and the publication of a new biography entitled Dearie, we’ve dusted off the ancient clip.

Next: Jacques Pepin reveals the skit was based on an actual incident.