Assignment six has been my favorite to do so far. I love comedy and perform improv comedy in my spare time, so I enjoy an occasional moment to let loos and use some of the skills that I’ve learned in journalism towards making a joke.
My inspiration for this piece was these “Tasty” videos that are often posted on Facebook. Each video will feature some obscene combo of food that no one in their right mind would eat. A couple days ago I saw a cake that had oreos, Reese’s cups, chocolate chip cookies and cookie dough in it. As appetizing as it looked, I had a feeling all the flavors would clash. While I didn’t want to blow a budget on a cake I wouldn’t eat, I wanted to challenge myself to make an affordable satire of this process, making a food that sounded and looked appetizing, but without any real substance to it.
Mac n Cheese grilled cheese is not worth the effort. The flavors of mac n cheese and grilled cheese are incredibly similar, and the final product tasted just like you think it would taste like.
I also wanted to include jokes about the dietary implications of eating such a dish, but bring it up in a joking and playful manner. I think I succeeded in this goal, and made a video I’m really proud of.