Americans are Fat and it’s All Tommy Lasorda’s Fault

After seeing this Slim Fast commercial in the early 90s and hearing Tommy Lasorda proclaim that a big ol’ plate of spaghetti could be a sensible dinner, the American collective ran with that idea and opened 18 kajillion Olive Gardens. The Olive Garden—a casual dining success that has fixed pasta (which was never broken in the first place) by throwing t-bones on top of noodles, offering unlimited quantities of over-salted breadsticks, and deep-frying lasagna. It’s also known as that place where not a single waiter will make your parents feel bad when they mispronounce gnocchi.

THANK YOU, Tommy, for giving us the Olive Garden and making us fat with your silly weight loss commercial. Sincerely, the American public.


About freeneurotica

The Greatest Generation fought a really important war and knew how to ration. The Baby Boomers went to Woodstock and created America's Interstate Highway System. And, the rest of us? We're allergic to gluten and spend our time filling out social network profiles. Man, is that a pain in the ass. Follow me on Twitter @freeneurotica.
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3 Responses to Americans are Fat and it’s All Tommy Lasorda’s Fault

  1. wartica says:

    HAHA, I remember this commercial, and Tommy has done a good job keeping his belly full – ever since:( Great post and I look forward to sharing more with you:))

  2. sweetopiagirl says:

    Reblogged this on Inspiredweightloss.

  3. GenQwerty says:

    Thanks for the reblog 🙂 now go eat some pasta!

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