Yep! The Mickey pancakes of my youth could have bricks of ice cream on them if the customer wanted it! It's been so long since I've eaten a Mickey pancake - especially one with ice cream on it - but what River Belle Terrace used to do was give us a choice. I think that whipped cream was the alternate option. We could either get whipped cream or a brick of ice cream on the pancake, and then they'd put the small scoops of butter - or whatever it was - in little white cups on the side. Of course I wanted the ice cream instead of whipped cream on my pancake. So the people behind the counter would go into a freezer and grab a wrapped brick of vanilla ice cream - probably a little bit larger all the way around than a deck of cards - unwrap it and plop it on the pancake. The ice cream was frozen solid, but it would begin melting pretty fast because the pancake and plate were both warm. By the time the syrup hit the pancake, it blended in with the melting ice cream! It was soooooooo good. I mean, sooooo bad. But soooo good. I remember the flavor of the potatoes in the Mark Twain very well! If I recall, when I was a kid I didn't like the flavor of those potatoes much. In fact I didn't like potatoes in general when I was a kid (unless they were French fries) - and, of course, now I love potatoes and all their starchy goodness! Yes, I think Jason Sudeikis left SNL too. It was hard to tell because on their season finale a few months ago, the focus was all about saying goodbye to Wiig. That's right - I had totally forgotten Jason Sudeikis' announcer skits, with the product placements! Well, I should say that I remember the skits well, but I'd forgotten that he was part of the skits. Oh wow. SNL is losing 3 heavy hitters all at one time. Thankfully, they still have Bill Heder (is that how his last name is spelled? Or is it Hader?). His face is enough to make me laugh - he has one of those perfectly twisted, expressive faces that is just right for SNL. I was beginning to tire of K. Wiig a bit too, but the way they sent her off was as if she was the best thing that ever happened to the show. She was good for a long time, and I still love her skit with the singing sisters and her giant forehead and tiny doll hands, but I wouldn't say she was the best thing to ever happen to SNL! I will greatly miss that skit, though.