Drunk History’s Retelling of Julia Child’s Life Story Is Too Funny

published Dec 1, 2016
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Who knew that shark repellent and creamed corn played essential parts in the life story of Julia Child? Comedy Central’s Drunk History has tackled the life and times of the beloved culinary icon in their latest and aptly titled episode, “Food.” Although Julia might not appear exactly how you remember her from The French Chef, we can all rest assured knowing that there’s still plenty of wine involved.

The historical parody features a drunk Lyric Lewis as the narrator and Michaela Watkins from Hulu’s Casual as Julia. Her husband, “tall glass of milk” Paul Child, is played by Joe Lo Truglio, who is known for his role as fellow foodie Charles Boyle on Brooklyn 99.

According to an interview with ET, creator Derek Waters says he took a genuine interest in researching the life of Julia after learning that she had worked for the Office of Strategic Services during WWII, now known as the CIA.

In case you’re concerned, the episode doesn’t focus entirely on her pre-culinary existence. “Call me old fashioned,” Waters says, “but I like food. And who knows food better than Julia Child?” Indeed!