Did you know that Julia Child was a spy? Apparently, it’s true. So here is a sketch of a lost, early episode of “The French Chef.” This sketch was featured in the Improv Olympic show Big News on August 17:
LOST EPISODE OF “THE FRENCH CHEF”
BRITISH VOICE (V.O.)
And now BBC One presents an early, lost episode of The French Chef with Julia Child.
Insert TITLE CARD – THE FRENCH CHEF WITH JULIA CHILD. Lights up on JULIA CHILD alongside GIUSEPPI, an Italian man tied to a chair. Julia addresses the audience.
Hello. Welcome to The French Chef. I’m Julia Child. It’s so nice of you to join us today because we’re going to be extracting information from an Italian man I captured the other day named Giuseppi.
I-a not telling you nothing!
And we’re going to be doing that with the help of a Raspberry tart in a graham cracker crust. Because they say the quickest way to sensitive information is through a man’s stomach.
Julia Child takes a tray (all action can be mimed if necessary) over to Giuseppi.
These tarts were baked for an hour at four hundred degrees and topped with a dollop of sweet cream that’s just delicious.
Had I known you were American spy, I-a would not have given you my-a mother’s recipe.
She tries to feed Giuseppi the tart, but he won’t open his mouth
Now, Giuseppi, if I wanted to find Mussolini, where would I go?
I-a no tell you where he is.
Julia breaks from Giuseppi to address the audience.
It seems as though our friend is being a little more uncooperative than I would like, but that’s OK. When that happens, I like to throw in a little bit of torture.
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