When 30 Rock recently introduced a fictional new hot pocket-cheese-filled hot dog hybrid -- Cheesy Blasters -- it was the kind of food that felt right up there with America's current fair food obsession.
Now, the duo behind Lunch Blog KC has brought the frank-enstein creation to life, complete with recipe and lots of pictures. Fat City caught up with Robert Bishop, one of the bloggers responsible for bringing Cheesy Blasters to life.
How did the real-life version of Cheesy Blasters came about.
As soon as Liz Lemon sang the Cheesy Blasters jingle, my wife Kelly turned to me and asked, "You'd totally eat that, wouldn't you?" I didn't need to actually answer the question.
We only had to rewatch the scene once -- the jingle
is ridiculously catchy and really the entire recipe is right in there.
Don't forget to do the air guitar thing when you get to "You got Cheesy
take-and-bake, Totino's frozen pizza and a pepperoni Hot Pocket, but
those all felt like cheating.
Do you think the cheesy blaster has real market potential?
KFC is thinking about rolling out the Double Down sandwich, I can't
imagine there isn't a market for Cheesy Blasters.
What is the deal with 30 Rock writers and food?
food, but if I ever come across a Fatty Fat's Sandwich Ranch, I am
absolutely stopping for a bite to eat.
Have you heard from the Meatcat (the fictional brand mascot) yet?
from Meatcat. I figure there are lots of kids out who deserve Cheesy
Blasters before he gets to us, so we're trying to cut him some slack.
[Images courtesy of the Lunch Blog KC]