Good One: A Podcast About Jokes

with Jesse David Fox

Saturday Night Live's Totino's Ad Trilogy

It’s sequel time! Sort of.

On a Good One episode from way back in the year 2018, Jesse asked Vanessa Bayer about Saturday Night Live's series of ad parodies for Totino’s pizza rolls. What started as a take on gender stereotypes in advertising evolved over the next two years into a surreal X-Files promo, and ultimately a triumphant, French romance film trailer.

Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider are the former SNL head writers behind the Totino’s Trilogy. Jesse talks to them about the evolution of Vanessa’s nameless character, and draws parallels to Chris and Sarah’s new series The Other Two. 

Highly recommended: watching the Totino’s Ad Trilogy. Part IPart IIPart IIIFollow Chris on Twitter!

Sarah never uses Twitter.

Watch Chris and Sarah's show The Other Two on Comedy Central, Thursdays at 10:30/9:30c