29. The French Chef
Original Airdate: December 9th, 1978
Public television staple (and spy!) Julia Child got sent up by Dan Aykroyd in which a mishap with a knife turns a simple chicken recipe into a Carrie-style bloodbath. At a celebration for Child in 2012, her former collaborator (and celebrity chef in his own right) Jacques Pepin revealed that the iconic sketch was based on an actual incident. The two were prepping for a TV appearance when Child sliced her finger, and Pepin tried to stop the bleeding with a kitchen towel – and failed. There was even a close-up of the wound! Child allegedly loved the tribute.