One otherwise routine task that's become more difficult as we find ourselves suddenly at home is grocery shopping. As more people turn to baking at home, empty shelves have been photographed where an abundance of flour and yeast once sat. And let's not forget about that national shortage of toilet paper.
Leave it to Saturday Night Live to find humor in a situation even in the worst of times. Cue stars Kate McKinnon and Aidy Bryant, who stepped into the shoes of grocer women Kathy and Suzanna-Anne-Helen for an ad about Bartenson's grocery store.
"While we may be out of certain things, like eggs and soap, some items are extremely in stock," Suzanna-Anne-Helen reports.
"We can't get rid of them," Kathy adds.
The two comedians also took a swipe at Mario Batali, the chef whose career was upended by allegations of sexual misconduct. Bartenson's rebranded jars of pasta sauce with Batali's likeness as "Fat Italian Pony Tail Pasta Sauce."
The ad also pokes fun at the added complications of at-home grocery deliveries amid increased demand. Bartenson's website makes substitutions in a snap, but the automations don't always make sense. Fox example, an order for pasta sauce is converted into a jar of salsa. Toilet paper is replaced by a Van Helsing DVD.
"At Bartenson's, there are some things we can always guarantee: dedication, customer service, and the availability of certain items that we will never not have," Suzanna-Anne-Helen says.
We won't spoil the hysterical list of remaining items, but one of the funniest moments of the skit is a recurring joke about Dasani water, which social media users still spotted on store shelves even as other brands sold out. The jabs resurfaced a question about Dasani's sodium content even though it only has a minuscule amount.
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