50 Greatest 'Saturday Night Live' Sketches of All Time

From Bass-O-Matic to Buckwheat, Garth Algar to Garth & Kat, the best of SNL's (almost) 40 years

blog comments powered by Disqus

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.

Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.


We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.