July 12, 2009

(In)Famous "Diner of the Living Dead" Sketch

Some thoughtful fiend on Youtube has uploaded the infamous "Diner of the Living Dead" sketch from Fridays, a late-night sketch comedy show from the 1980s. In this sketch, a married couple (played by John Roarke and Maryedith Burrell) enter a diner and have some difficulty picking something suitable from the menu. After the sketch aired on April 25th, 1980, it caused a backlash against ABC for the segment's depiction of gore and cannibalism. The show had to make an apology and some ABC affiliates dropped the show altogether.

See what all the fuss was about by reliving "Diner of the Living Dead"