When Weird Al Yankovic asked Kurt Cobain for permission to parody “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, the first question he asked (after offering up an enthusiastic approval) was if the album was going to be about food. Given the number of times that consumables have made it into his songs (there’s even an entire album of them), it was a fair question. After watching a number of excellent USA Networks shows, I’m starting to wonder if maybe Al’s got a side gig writing for USA Networks.
We started off with Burn Notice. A constant element in the show is the consumption of yogurt, main character Michael Westen’s favorite food. In Psych, pineapples are always making an appearance and have become an unofficial emblem of the show. When we started watching White Collar a couple of weeks ago, I noticed that deviled ham kept on coming up in conversations. Are you seeing the same pattern I am?
Maybe the writers just have a serious case of the munchies.