Because it’s been over ten years since Alec Baldwin did that “Schweddy Balls” sketch on Saturday Night Live, a lot of people have probably forgotten about it. Luckily, Ben and Jerry’s is bringing it back into the public conversation by naming a flavor after Pete Schweddy’s line of irresistible baked goods. The new “Schweddy Balls” ice cream will be vanilla with “with a hint of rum” and, obviously, “loaded with fudge-covered rum and malt balls.” Of course, this move demanded a comment from Baldwin:
For a long time, I thought that ‘Here Lies Pete Schweddy’ would end up on my tombstone. Now, thanks to Ben & Jerry’s, the goodness of the Schweddy family recipe won’t go with me to the great beyond. It is immortalized here, right now, and it’s an ice cream. Ben & Jerry’s and Schweddy. Two great names in American dessert, together at last.
A disappointingly restrained statement, given the circumstances and the speaker. Looks like it’s up to everyone else to come up with more jokes about the actor’s (and, don’t forget, possible mayoral candidate!) balls. [THR]