Friday, July 31, 2015

Live from ... Chickie's & Pete's... It's "SNL"

The South Philly sports bar will host a segment on the show tonight.

Live from ... Chickie's & Pete's... It's "SNL"

Golden wheat (left) and Bud Light in a storyboard for the spot.
Golden wheat (left) and Bud Light in a storyboard for the spot.

Anheuser-Busch is sponsoring tonight's edition of NBC's Saturday Night Live, and the show will air spots from at least three sports bars around the country -- including a viewing party from Chickie's & Pete's on Packer Avenue in South Philly.

Details are mostly under wraps, but the skits (which will not involve the show cast) have a "Bud Light" meeting a "stalk of golden wheat" at a bar, falling in love, and creating a "baby": Budweiser's new Bud Light Golden Wheat beer.

Marisa Magnatta of WMMR's Preston & Steve show will wear a four-foot foam costume as the wheat, and her friend Paul Aspan will portray the Bud.

Magnatta said only her legs will be shown.

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Owner Pete Ciarrocchi says he feels honored that Chickie's & Pete's was hosting. It's open to the public.
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