Today on the tray: Cheese fondue

fondue pot April 11 is National Cheese Fondue Day.

You might think you have to travel back to the 1970s to enjoy this hot, cheesy snack, but it’s just as good today as it was then.

Given a choice, who would you rather bond with over fondue—Mary and friends on Mary Tyler Moore, or Brittany and Lord Tubbington on Glee? It’s a tough decision.

Below, on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda and Georgette offer emotional support to Mary while sharing fondue in Mary’s adorable studio apartment. The reason Mary needs support is that she’s been suspended from her job at the newsroom and is out job-hunting. Georgette keeps losing her bread in the fondue.

Clip from “Better Late…That’s a Pun…Than Never,” The Mary Tyler Moore Show (Feb. 2, 1974)

On Glee, Brittany interviews Tina and Mercedes on her Internet talk show, Fondue for Two, which is podcast from Brittany’s bedroom. Brittany’s corpulent cat, Lord Tubbington, also shares in the fondue. The theme song goes “Fondue for two! Fondue for two! Some! Hot! Dish! Fondue for two!”

Clip from “Rumours,” Glee ( May 3, 2011)

I think I’d choose to have fondue at Mary’s. Much as I love cats, I don’t like the idea of cat hair in the cheese.


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