Today on the tray: Hot fudge sundaes and a hot mess

hot fudge sundaeJuly 25 is National Hot Fudge Sundae Day.

According to the holiday site Punchbowl, “The Guinness Book of World Records has documented several record-setting sundaes. For example, the most expensive sundae can be ordered at Serendipity 3 in New York City for the hefty sum of $1000. In 2009, the Kids Club in Brunswick, Georgia created the world’s longest sundae. It measured over 130 feet long!” That’s one big sundae.

Hot Sundae on Saved By the Bell
Saved By the Bell: Hot Sundae!

How excited does a hot fudge sundae make you? Excited enough to burst out into the Pointer Sisters song, “I’m So Excited”? In a memorable episode of Saved by the Bell, Jessie, Lisa, and Kelly form a group called Hot Sundae and perform “I’m So Excited” at The Max. For the purpose of this post, I will fanwank that the Hot Sundae they were named for was a hot fudge sundae. There is not a literal sundae, fudge or otherwise, in this episode.

But the episode does contain a classic moment in which Jessie, who has become addicted to caffeine pills, has a meltdown and sings, “I’m so excited… I’m so excited… I’m so… scared,” and collapses into Zach’s arms.

Jessie has a caffeine pill addiction meltdown in “Jessie’s Song,” Saved by the Bell (Nov. 3, 1990)

I hope your hot fudge sundae is more enjoyable than this hot mess of a Hot Sundae. Happy Hot Fudge Sundae Day!


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