Could comedian Henry Phillips be the next Emeril Lagasse? Nope. Not in anyone's lifetime. But this new video of him making baked spaghetti is amazing.
"I've found that if you have a really good saute pan, you really don't need someone to share your life with," Phillips says in the video, in which he teaches viewers a few life lessons along with his recipe for baked spaghetti.
He's also prone to profanity, so if you are expecting
It starts with one of many awkward pauses before Phillips quotes the
He drops a bowl, doesn't pick it up, leans on a door frame and stares into the camera. It's riveting. There's garlic, ground beef, tomato sauce and plenty of cheese.
When he finally gets cooking, he generously shares his idea for a good movie, because, according to Phillips, Hollywood really doesn't make movies like they used to. It involves a lovable loser who designs planes that crash because he's always drunk.
"And then he meets
We'll wait to see if that one makes it to theaters.
But between the awkward pauses, patchy editing with a background meant to look like the pages of a scrapbook, and a few seconds of mushroom-bashing, you do actually get a basic spaghetti recipe. You also get the invaluable life lessons.
"Cooking is never easy, and it's never fun," Phillips says after throwing away his baked spaghetti for forgetting to put in the mushrooms. "But if it were, then they wouldn't call it cooking."
Well said Phillips. Well said.
And if you're into random anecdotes, someone staring blankly into the camera for extended periods of time and the occasional cooking shot, Phillips has an entire series of cooking videos with baked French toast, chili for one and even an attempt at sushi.