‘SNL’ Roasts McDonald’s New ‘Land, Air & Sea’ Sandwich

SNL McDonalds Land, Air & Sea Segment. (Credit: NBC)

McDonald’s has a new menu offering called the “Land, Air & Sea” sandwich. While the fast food chain describes the concoction as “delicious,” SNL comic Colin Jost has doubts.

Per the McDonald’s website, the sandwich is made up of two beef patties, a McChicken patty and a Filet O’ Fish. The creation is topped off with pickles, shredded lettuce, onion, mayonnaise, tartar sauce and American cheese — adding up to a gut-busting 1330 calories.

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During the Jan. 29 “Weekend Update” on Saturday Night Live, Jost questioned what’s really in the sandwich.

“McDonald’s has introduced a new sandwich that combines beef, fish and chicken that they’re calling the ‘Land, Air & Sea.’ Wait is air the chicken? Does McDonald’s think chickens fly? Or do they think this is a chicken?” he said as a picture of a pigeon popped up on screen. Side note: Chickens are “fairly dismal fliers,” according to Live Science.

As for the sandwich, Jost isn’t the only skeptic. NPR staffer Ian Chillag gave it a test and the verdict was not good. “Don’t eat this. No one should eat this. These patties were kept separate for a reason.”

For anyone adventurous enough to actually try the “Land, Air & Sea,” it’s only available for a limited time and will be added to McDonald’s menus in the U.S. on Jan. 31. But there’s a big twist! McDonald’s says you have to buy the sandwiches separately, unwrap them and build the “Land, Air & Sea” yourself.

Watch the SNL segment below.