Thursday, July 26, 2012

Elvis Sasso

Well folks, I've been on vacation for about a week now and I've done my best to keep you loyal retrogeekers abreast of all the oldest news the Internet has to offer. But today I'm going to be lazy because, well, just because. So I was sitting in a Mexican restaurant in Colorado today and I started to space out on the little dessert menu placard that was positioned between me and my queso. Of all the delicious dessert items listed, and there were many, I kept returning to "flan," you know, the creamy, custard-like cake that you either love or hate? Well any way you slice it, flan is a damned funny word which immediately brought to mind a hilarious old sketch from the now-defunct comedy show, MadTV. The sketch stars the brilliant Will Sasso who performs an uncanny, albeit over-the-top, impersonation of Elvis Presley, and spans several periods in the life of The King, illustrating his eventual decline into the sad shell of the man he once was. Trust me, it's funny. So set aside a good 10 minutes or so to enjoy the somewhat-retro but completely hilarious video below, and by the time you get to the end, you'll totally get the flan connection. Hmm, the flan connection, sounds like a good movie title.