In what we hope will be a regular feature, Stephen Colbert had another "Thought for Food" as part of the "Colbert Report" last night.
In the previous episode, Colbert highlighted the New Jersey woman who vowed to gain 400 more pounds to be the world's heaviest woman. She had already been off to a "good" start, being the 43rd heaviest woman at about 600 pounds.
In this week's episode, Colbert updated us on cat litter made from corn, discussed the study this week on addictive junk food, and the chicken patty segment from "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution."
Colbert visually illustrated the junk food study by popping open a can of Pringles, and then in the ultimate ewww moment, created a Pringles sandwich with Reddy-Wip in between. "I want that named after me if it catches on," said Colbert.
(Full disclosure: I created my own Pringles sandwich when I was a child, though my filling was mustard and oregano. It's a little bit healthier.)
Colbert showed the chicken patty experiment from last week's show. As you might remember, Oliver took the worst parts of the chicken, made chicken patties, and the kids still wanted to eat it.
We were assured by Oliver in legalese that our food isn't made this way, but the beauty of the Colbert segment was that there was no disclaimer. And again, the kids wanted the chicken patties "'cause we're hungry."
If I ran a chicken company, I would be livid over what Oliver and Colbert did, unless Oliver was right about how chicken patties were made.
In what was likely a Freudian slip, the Colbert segment identified Oliver's show as Food Evolution, not Food Revolution.
As much publicity as Oliver is getting over this 6-week series, Stephen Colbert has been quietly fighting the fight against crappy food, even more than Jon Stewart, and Stewart has also made his mark.
"Colbert Report" airs Monday-Thursday at 11:30 pm Eastern on Comedy Central.