August 15, 2012


Celebrate Julia Child's 100th Bday With Auto-Tune & Guns N' Roses Tributes

John Chiasson
John Chiasson

Today would have been the 100th birthday of late cooking-on-television pioneer Julia Child, immortalized in the Meryl Streep-starring film Julie & Julia (see it now—it's awesome). But since her death in 2004 prevents her from celebrating this milestone (she'd surely have made a tasty German Chocolate cake), that leaves commemorating the event up to us. Thankfully, PBS and YouTube were more than up for the challenge.

PBS created an Auto-Tune video of Julia Child that finds TV's first foodie 'singing' "bring on the roasted potatoes" while rhythmically pounding dough to the song's beat. It's an awesome clip and you can watch it right here:

As incredible as that Auto-Tune video is, I have to say I'm partial to the below tribute which pairs footage from Child's TV shows with Guns N Roses' "Sweet Child O' Mine." Who would have expected that Child's high-pitched voice is the perfect complement to Slash's guitar? Plus, you get to find out "how chic a loin of pork can be." Awesome!