As I’ve previously mentioned, I am a huge fan of I Love Lucy, as are my mother and daughter. So when we found oursevles in Paris at an outdoor cafe, we had to re-enact part of Lucy’s French adventure episode. I ordered escargot intentionally, unlike Lucy, who had no idea what she was ordering in French. The waiter brought out our delectable dish and I almost — almost — asked him to bring me a bottle of ketchup like Lucy did. But I couldn’t bring myself to do it. I was afraid he’d whisk my plate of snails away.
Luckily, I was with two fun-lovers who will do anything for a laugh, so they did re-enact Lucy’s next stunt: they clamped the escargot tongs onto their noses just like Lucy did. Nearby I Love Lucy fans knew what they were doing, but to anyone else walking by, they just looked like crazy Americans.
Do you need a clamp on your nose to eat escargots?
I love escargot. I can appreciate the humor and sentiment to copy Lucy, but I just want to savor escargot and the butteriness of it.
Yes. Clamps must come off when it’s time to really eat them or we’d miss all that earthy, buttery goodness.
So funny! I think I would appreciate your traveling companions very much! Lucy was getting paid to do it and working from a script. But your companions–well, they were obviously doing it for fun–and love.
(I was talked into ordered escargot once–it was a free meal I had won in an art contest, so I had nothing to lose. It was okay, although I probably wouldn’t do it again because I live with three vegetarians and they probably wouldn’t split an order.)
I do have the best traveling companions. They’re game for anything and we like to laugh and have fun.
Free escargot sounds like my kind of prize!!! 🙂
The story of Americans with their noses clamped has probably entertained thousands of French people by now. 🙂 –Curt
We always wanted to be famous. 🙂
Ha! – love it – should have ordered the ketchup and just went for it 🙂 Happy Weekend!
We thought about it! 🙂
hahaha that was awesome. I would have loved to see the French people’s reactions to that 🙂
They ignored us for the most part. Or – maybe later, they secretly tried it themselves. 😉
Hey, no shame in doing what you can for a bit of fun, right? 🙂 Love that both your mom and your daughter were game for this. Clearly an appreciation for inside jokes and disregard for what other people would think runs in the family. 🙂 Enjoy the weekend!
We don’t embarrass easily, that’s for sure. Anything for a laugh.
This is so funny! I’ve never seen the I love Lucy episode where they do this – you must have received some very odd looks!
You have to see this episode! It’s a classic. The waiter on the I Love Lucy episode had more of a reaction than anyone around us that day. We were just that moment’s spectacle, I suppose.
I’ve never eaten escargots. It’ll have to be done next time I’m in Paris. Love the Lucy connection.
I keep trying to remember how I first tasted them. I was young and I remember the restaurant. But I keep wondering who I was there with, because it wasn’t my mom. Who ordered them?? It’s a mystery.
An excellent treat, though I don’t often eat out these days so I don’t get to have them. Of course they’re almost tasteless and it’s the garlic butter to mop up that’s the real treat 🙂
That’s what my friend said. She tried mussels and escargot for the first time and said that if you put enough garlic and butter on anything, it’ll taste good. 😉
Haha! You guys are too much! I can only imagine what some of those passerby’s were thinking. Never tried escargot, because I never see it anywhere. I would though!
Keep your eye out for it. Take a clamp for your nose if you need to. 🙂
Hahaha! This is so funny! You look like you’re enjoying yourselves!
Thanks. We are a fun-loving group. 🙂
That’s so funny – thanks for the laugh! It’s fun to be a crazy American. 🙂
We can’t seem to help ourselves. Oh well – we always have fun. 🙂