A Kind Reminder To Add Pillowy Mounds Of Mashed Potatos To Your Thanksgiving Dinner


The phrase was originally spoken by The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air character Uncle Phil (played by James Avery) in Season 4, Episode 10 “Home is Where the Heart Attack Is,” which originally aired on November 15th, 1993. In the episode, Uncle Phil suffers a heart attack, forcing him to abstain from consuming fatty foods. In the scene below, Uncle Phil laments his new dietary restrictions by listing several of his favorite foods that he can no longer consume:

“I can’t do this. I can’t give up my favorite foods cold turkey. Oh my god, turkey… with pillowy mounds of mashed potatoes… butter drenched dressing… tiny onions… swimming in a sea of cream sauce.”

The earliest known remix based on Uncle Phil’s soundbite was submitted as a YTMND site titled “Uncle Phil is Fat” by user Mxyzptlk on May 27th, 2007. Featuring a tiled screen capture of Uncle Phil and an audio clip of the “pillowy mounds” monologue, the page has received over 15,800 views as of September 2012.