Saturday Night Live: "The Blog Diet" March 10, 2001 1:58 AM Subscribe
Last night on the Chaine Comedie here in Paris they ran, as they always do at 1 a.m., an old episode of Saturday Night Live. In it was a skit in which Steve Martin plays a pitchman for a new weight loss regime called "the Blog diet." The Blog diet is based upon the idea that people who want to diet (in this case Jane Curtin and Lorraine Newman) are wrestled into an airplane and flown to the great white north, to a small cabin on ice, where they ice fish. Any fish they catch they can eat, except that John Belushi, who is in reality diet inventor Dr. Blog, rushes in, acting as a half-crazed man-animal called "Blog" and steals the food from them. Thus, they lose weight by not eating.