Honestly, who didn’t see this coming?
Activist group One Million Moms (which incidentally is also the title of our nightmares) is outraged over Ben & Jerry’s new flavor of ice cream inspired by the old Alec Baldwin/Molly Shannon/Ana Gasteyer sketch from “Saturday Night Live.“
In the popular sketch (as if you haven’t seen it), Baldwin plays a baker named Pete Schweddy who pushes his delicious Christmas balls (hence, “Schweddy balls”) on two eager NPR hosts. The sketch is apparently not as popular amongst One Million Moms.
In a statement on their website, the group says that “the vulgar new flavor has turned something as innocent as ice cream into something repulsive.” One Million Moms is asking members to e-mail Ben & Jerry’s and demand the company cease any additional distribution of the ice cream. According to OK! magazine, Ben & Jerry’s is defending their Schweddy Balls, stating that they are “not trying to offend people. Our fans get the humor.”
Just an interesting side note. If you look at the URL for the One Million Moms link, Schweddy Balls is listed as issue #422. Yep, sounds like a mom to us.