50 Greatest 'Saturday Night Live' Sketches of All TimeFrom Bass-O-Matic to Buckwheat, Garth Algar to Garth & Kat, the best of SNL's (almost) 40 years
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28. Cluckin Chicken
Original Airdate: February 13th, 1992
Penned by Robert "Triumph the Insult Comic Dog" Smigel, this short bit is the guerilla comedy version of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle, providing a stark, darkly comedic view of meat production and consumption in America. This bit predates, by two years, the Simpsons episode "Lisa the Vegetarian" which also starred Phil Hartman ("Meat and You: Partners in Freedom") and this evening's musical guest, Paul McCartney! Between the two shows, it all might have turned more Gen-Xers into vegetarians than any nude celebrity PETA stunt.