Vintage Party Food Taste Test


Today we’re gonna party
like it’s 1949. Let’s talk about that. ( music playing ) Good Mythical morning. Mythical Beasts,
first things first. This Friday
is our season finale. Then we’re gonna be off
for three weeks, but don’t worry, ’cause we’ll be back
with “Good Mythical Summer,” starting Monday, May 28th. But today, we’re gonna show you
a prank I play on Link involving an insane amount
of scratch-off tickets and we’re going
to figure out who’s a CEO and who’s a serial killer. But first, party snacks. They’ve been around
longer than you. It’s time for… We’re going to taste a party
food from a particular decade, and then we are
going to guess what decade
we think it’s from by shuffleboarding the dish down towards
our Mythical pyramid
of decades. Chase, do–
what are you, a maître d’? Yeah, sure. Yes, he’s
the Mythical waiter Chase. He’s going to measure
how far we are
from the correct decade. He’s gonna keep
an eye on it. Of course, whoever’s
closer wins the point, and then in the end,
the one with the most points will not have to eat a very popular dish from the year 2500 B.C.–
a worm. – A worm.
– Hungry? Okay, we have our first dish
in front of us. What is this?
It looks like
some sort of ketchup made into a Jell-O mold with some sort of–
is that cottage cheese? I don’t think that’s–
I don’t know what that is. It’s got a– Is it a fruit flavor? It’s fruity.
It is cottage cheese. So cottage cheese… In ketchup Jell-O. That sounds appetizing. It tastes better
when you put it together. It’s not horrible. It’s really weird. Okay, since I’m tallest,
you go first. – Okay, whatever.
– Yeah. It all makes sense. Where do you think
it’s from, Link? Dang, this is tough. Have to think about this
a second. It’s definitely old. It’s something
I’ve never seen or heard of,
much less tasted. Even something from the ’60s
I would’ve heard about. I think
it’s earlier than that. So I’m going for a slow push into the 1930s area. Slow push.
Don’t overshoot it, now. – Rhett:
Ooh, very, very nice.
– Link: Yeah. Uh, well… Here you go. – Oh, you don’t
wanna touch mine?
– I’ve got my own stick! Whatever. Um, I think you’re
on the right track. I mean,
I was definitely thinking– I don’t have any idea
specifically, but I was thinking,
top of the triangle, but if I had
to guess specifically, this seems like food
for trying times. So I think this is probably
from the ’30s, but it could be
the ’10s, the ’20s as well. I’m gonna just try to do
a general– I’m going for the ’30s, but I’m going to end up
knocking yours right into it. Unless you knock out–
you trying to knock me out? Just see what happens. Link:
Oh, what a fail,
no matter what. Okay, Stevie, so tell us, not only what decade
it was popularized in, but what is it?
First of all. Stevie: That was barbecue
cottage cheese salad… – Rhett: Yum.
– Stevie: …which was popular in the 1940s. Oh, okay, you’re closer. Oh, so what do we have here?
A bread bowl. Got a little crouton action. It’s dark bread. Dip it in that and then… Oh…. Sour cream… It’s almost like a spinach
and artichoke-ish thing. It’s kind of like
a cheese ball meets – a spinach and artichoke dip.
– Hmm. Not bad at all. There’s definitely
cream cheese in there. Mm-hm. I could eat that whole bowl. Look at that. Now, if we
took these off, we could just shuffle this. Okay, we’re just going
to do the bowls. Mm-hm. – Um, okay.
– You first. Yeah, I go first this round. This really has like
a ’50s, ’60s sort of vibe. Why is that? ‘Cause it’s just like, “Hey, y’all,
America’s on the way up. We’re making progress. Let’s start putting food
in bread bowls.” “We’ve got to make use
of the that bread-age.” I feel like this is,
like, post war, you know,
we’re just getting–
hitting our stride. 1950. Okay, here we go. Oh! Right on the money. If you’re right about 1950. Yeah, I mean,
I like to think that I am. – You want a stick?
– Give me that stick. – That’s my stick.
– I’m taking your stick. My stick’s just a little bit
longer than yours. My stick’s more accurate. All right. Hm. Now, I think
this bread bowl action is on the precipice
of fondue action, which I think
was in full blossom
in 1970. The ’70s was a big fondue time. So I’m thinking
this is 1960, but I also have
an opportunity, since we removed it
from the plates, to just give
your bread bowl a blistering knock
into oblivion, so that no matter
where I am on the board, with you off the board,
I’m guaranteed the point. But what if my bread bowl
is just holding tight, holding its position?
Chase, keep an eye on this, make sure you know
whose is whose, ’cause I think this
is about to get violent. I’m gonna knock
your bread bowl off of your incorrect
answer of 1950 while my bread bowl
will come to rest gingerly in 1960. Oh, you’re gonna play
the ricochet game. Ho! I’m blasting it
and I’m bouncing it. If you pull this off,
you deserve every bit
of the win. Oh, dang,
which one’s mine? Mine’s in the middle.
Yours is on the far left. – Chase: Yours is there.
This is Link’s.
– ( together ) Okay. So what is it
and what’s the answer? Stevie:
That was spinach dip
in a pumpernickel bread bowl, and it was popular
in the 1980s. Link: Ooh, dang it!
I knocked you closer! – Yep. Thanks for that, Link.
– Dang it! You can do that
any time you want. Okay, we’ve got
our next item, an hors d’oeuvre of sorts. Looks like a… That’s an olive on top,
I believe, Link. Of what, tuna? Mm. Don’t like olives. What’s this, some “korta”– Some “korta.” Some sort of…
finger food, man. Whoops, I may have lost
my olive. Is that chick– what is that? – Is that chicken?
– It’s not tuna. I don’t know
what it is. It’s not good,
and I like olives. All I know
is it’s old-fashioned. Old-fashioned, okay. I see where you’re going
with this. I’m thinking this is 1910. – Let’s go back all the way.
– Really. You see a lot of fancy people
in their big ol’ dresses walking around eating
these watercress
sandwich things. Okay, let’s see
if you can get in there,
sucker. Oh, gosh, it’s slick. – Yep.
– What happened? Center of the board! That’s a nice central spot,
though. I don’t agree
with your reasoning, but I agree
with your placement. Oh, so you think I was
accidentally correct? You’re saying what,
1950 or something? I think this is the ’50s. This is when people
started saying, “You know what we can do?
We can break these things up and put them on a plate
and be fancy.” – Mm-hm.
– You’re already in the ’50s. If there’s a way for me
to get you out of the ’50s and stay in the ’50s, that’s what
I’m gonna try to do. Ho! I told you it was slick. – Okay.
– Not as heavy as a bread bowl. I hit you and you stayed
right in place. All right, Stevie, what is it
and where was it? That was ham spread
and olive canapés, which was popular
in the 1930s. – Ooh, yes.
– You’re closer. Get another point. And we’ve got something on
a shell, like an oyster shell.
I think– Not “like” an oyster shell.
I think it is an oyster shell. It’s on ice. – But what is that– oh.
– Ew! – That’s not part of the oyster.
That’s spinach.
– What is that black? – Oh, it’s green?
– Yeah. Hm. That’s good, man. You’re gonna like that.
You’re not gonna dislike that. Yeah, it’s not bad. I mean, it’s got all kinds
of other things going on. So I’m first again. Yeah, it’s like– Boy, that’s a heavy plate,
with that salt on it. It’s savory.
Don’t love it, though. Okay. Man. So far my reckoning has been
severely off every time. All right,
so what you thinking? Well, it’s pretty fancy. It’s got a bunch
of other stuff going on. Link: Very fancy. There’s– I would not have
thought that oysters were a thing
from the early days, from the early 1900s. Why not? They had
oysters back then. Not prepared like this, though. I think they just grabbed
them out of the ocean, popped them open
and ate them. But again,
this is a fancy time. I think this might be all
the way back in the ’90s. – Really?
– Because of the combination
of ingredients. It’s bold. Do you remember
what the ’90s were like, with all the big shirts?
They’re coming back. – Yeah?
– People made bold choices. I’m gonna make the bold choice,
going back to the ’90s. Now, can you hit the ’90s? Whoa, goodness! – Okay.
– You lost a lot of your
weight along the way. It began to sort of slide
on the salt that was coming off of the… You know what?
Oh, that’s salt.
I thought that was ice. – It’s salt.
– I was wondering
why it was warm. Do you want me to take
my oysters out of the way,
or do you wanna use them? I don’t care,
because basically, as long as I don’t go off
the board, I get a point. Well, it’s harder
than you think. I didn’t push that hard. I think you’re right
about 1990. – Oh, you do, huh?
– Big shirts coming back. Half-shell oysters. Slide it on down there
and see what happens. 1990, here I come. Whoo! Yeah! Yeah! Big daddy oyster
on the half shell slidin’ into home. Okay, so these are
oysters Rockefeller, and you both were not right because they were popular
in the 1920s. Rhett: Ooh!
My oyster’s closer
to the ’20s. Rockefeller, huh? – Okay, Link.
– That rich guy. I have
an insurmountable lead, but you know what?
I’m gonna make this last round worth two points
to keep it interesting. So we can tie. If you tie with me, we’ll both half the worm. Half the worm. Okay. Here we have some sort
of sliced and diced
Spam meat object with some sort of, like,
sour cream and chive,
I’m guessing. Oh, gosh. I guess you put it
on the– Layers. Like, look at that. Look at that. It smells like Spam, or like potted meat. – Gosh.
– With some cream cheese. You got friends over,
you wanna do this to them? You put it on a Ritz cracker
and it kind of covers it up. – Not horrible.
– This is important. Okay, I will go first to give
you a slight advantage, given as you’re losing. Okay. – Uh!
– You want your plate? You think I could just
put this down there? Uh, no. – Nope.
– Don’t think it will slide. I like Ritz crackers. Now, my granddad, he loved him
some potted meat. He did not transfer
that love to me. – Mm-hm.
– Think it’s rather nasty. It’s an acquired taste. But as much
as we’ve guessed ’50s… Yeah. Again and again we have not tasted anything from the ’50s, until now. I see where you’re going
with that. – Link: Yeah! Whoo!
– Rhett: Oh, oh, oh. – Okay, well.
– Hope I’m right
’cause I nailed it! So, wow,
I think that you’re right, but if I hit 1950s, you win, because you’re already
in the 1950s. Yep, so you agree
with me, but you hope
that we’re both wrong, and you’re going
for another answer. I mean, this is a congealed
meat and cheese thing. It’s got to be
from the ’50s. I mean, there’s really
no other option, right? Well, you could knock my plate
off of the ’50s, man. So I’ve gotta get just enough
speed to move your plate off of the ’50s
but not fly over your plate, which is prone to happen. By the way, we could both
be wrong about 1950s. I don’t think so.
I’m gonna really weigh
that side down. Chase, he’s gonna attempt
to knock my plate
out of the 1950s. – Here we go.
– Chase: I heard him. Whoa! You broke my plate! Yeah, but my plate left
the building. So this is still my plate.
All right, I’ll take that. Yes. So, guys, that was a
Spam ‘n’ Cheese Ribbon Loaf, and you were both correct. It was the most popular
in the 1950s. Dang. Great strategy.
Too much firepower. Wow, you broke my plate, and it still
didn’t knock you off, so you know what that means. I win! And I don’t have to eat
the worm. Act like you’ve been
there before. All right, okay,
I’m going to eat this worm, anus and all. Oh, gosh. Gonna be gritty.
Is it gritty? Worms suck, man. Worms really suck. I know how you feel.
I ate an oyster earlier. I need some
of this cream cheese. Hm, hm, hm. Ahh! Okay, fair and square,
I ate the worm. Well played, Rhett. Well, actually,
well played me. Yes, well played, Link. Keep watching to see me
cover Link’s entire car – in scratcher tickets.
– What? Link: Get your Boiled For Safety
mug while you still can because they’re
almost sold out. Available at mythical.store.

100 comments

  1. “That’s my stick!!!” “I’m taking your stick!!!” “My stick is just a little bit longer than yours.” “My stick is more accurate.”

  2. "Here you go." "I don’t want your stick, I got my own." "Fine, whatever." What I always say when I don’t wanna fight with someone.

  3. Three men, three things interesting that I noticed for each of them.

    1. Rhett. I'm almost positive that Rhett took speed before the show, and it shows hard. Or maybe he just woke up in a talkative mood and a sabotaging mood as he tried to steal Link's stick. Seriously, Rhett wouldn't shut up the whole episode, Link could barely get a word in edgewise. He keeps interrupting everybody and forcing Link to second guess his every strategy with his constant yammering. Rhett really made this a hard episode to watch. He turned up the volume and turned on the bullying.

    2. Link. Where to start? He seems kind of angry and stressed out; but with Rhett's nonstop yammering who can blame him? I actually saw a 180 role reversal. Usually on every episode, it's Rhett who seems annoyed by Link and Link who won't stop talking. Link usually doesn't get this stressed out, but today is the exception; Rhett's behavior made it harder for Link to enjoy the game and enjoy his win even. Link gets angry and goes over the edge. The few times Link did talk during the episode, he was delegating to shouting.

    3. Chase. Why exactly were you present? They obviously didn't give you enough to do except to just stand there. Did you get bored at all? At least the last time they played this game, you jumped high in the air and almost hit the studio lights to avoid expired milk spilling on you plus the limp sandwich, today; you didn't do much of anything, even though you were in worst danger this time around! Anyone notice that when Rhett broke Link's plate and the glass shards went flying into Chase's direction Chase had no reaction? He didn't even flinch and he could have gotten badly hurt. Anyone notice that during the 100 years of school lunch episode, when Link knocked Rhett's tray off and the sandwich plus milk spills upwards Chase takes immediate action and jumps out of the way to avoid injury? But for the broken glass he just couldn't be bothered?

    In other words, that means that now both Rhett and Link have almost hurt Chase cut him up badly for the sake of the games! Chase, choose your friends wisely in your next life. Catch my drift?

  4. the more I watch these the more I realize I have the same palette as Link, I hate oysters, olives, spicy food ect.

  5. I feel like someone could make Rhett and he would enjoy and like it. He would legitimately eat anything that is given to him almost. Link on the other hand, would try to be happy and enjoy it, but his gag reflex would betray him. XD

  6. I will never understand the 40s and 50s and their obsessions with cottage cheese, mayonnaise, jello and jello molds. Like… why? 🤷‍♂️

  7. Rett: but first party snack , that have been around longer than you

    Queen Elisabeth: I remember that one, ooh did I enjoy that in my days

  8. I only discovered you guys about a month ago and since then I’ve been binging you daily. Your channels make me so happy. You’re a light in a muddy world.

    You guys are hands down soul mates. Don’t get me wrong…you have many
    many soul mates including your spouses and kids. But you guys have been peas in a pod for “ever”. Most of us probably aren’t as lucky as you…to have such a bond. God bless ya’ll.

  9. I really like these. You guys should do more of them. there are so many more interesting things from 1900's – 1990's that you guys could be discovering and guessing when it was popular.

  10. 2500 BC had delicacies, especially in the complex civilization of the 5th dynasty of Egypt and Mesopotamia, which included fish, barley, wheat, and honey and bread.

  11. Link: gimme dat stick

    Rhett: woah hold on, that's my stick

    Link: IM TAKING YOUR STICK

    Rhett: my stick's just a little bit longer than yours

    subtle Rhett, subtle

  12. They should make it so that they make a final guess with words then they do the board thing and if they land on the correct number they get the point. Not whose closer that would be more entertaining in my opinion.

  13. Is it just me or does everybody like the way link has changed over the chill I really don't

  14. I have no idea how their wives can kiss them knowing all of the disgusting things they put in their mouths. I don't care how attractive someone is, that is a huge NOPE.

  15. Do you ever wonder when rhett goes home and kisses his wife and shes like "whats the smell" and he's like "oh i had to eat a worm" and shes like " you and link must be good friends"

  16. They should give a point for guessing right and one point for landing in the right place. That would be more fair cause Link is athletically challenged

  17. I ate a worm for $1 once as a kid…it wasn't that bad, just tasted like the dirt on it 😅😅

  18. Neither of them have had bread bowl with spinach dip? Sometimes I wonder if they pretend they don't know what something is.

  19. Oh, and I learned about Rhett & Link from my Roku? Must be the new normal I been hearing about in the Root?

  20. Link: I WIN!!!'
    Rhett: Act like you've been there before.
    A reference to Link's two soccer goals in one game.

  21. Idc that Link is picky about a lot of things, I am too, but does he have to remind us every single time that he doesn't like something?

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