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A New Meaning for TV Dinners

March 23, 1999

Question from March 16:

What movies or television shows should be turned into meals, and what should they include?

I think Cha Cha Cha should create something called an Ally McMeal. It should include a sprig of parsley and a couple of crackers.

--GALEN BEERS

Woodland Hills

My favorite Italian restaurant serves the best "Touched by an Angel" hair pasta.

--JERRY BARUCH

Hollywood

A blistering hot sauce named "Armageddon."

--GRACE E. HAMPTON

Burbank

They can turn "Saving Private Ryan" into a meal by offering C-rations (combat rations used during World War II) in a realistic setting.

--RAYMOND BATES

Marina del Rey

"Saving Private Ryan" BBQ: Dreamwurst Spielberger, Grilled Ham on Ryan, Sizemore Shrimp, Blackened Burnfish (served with a Thin Red Wine).

--NISSEN DAVIS

Rancho Palos Verdes

"Titanic" should be made into a sandwich. After you eat it, you want to throw up.

--EMMANUEL RUSTIA

Chino Hills

"20 Dates": hearts of palm with scrambled brains. "Wing Commander": fricasseed turkey without the fricassee.

--DOROTHY

REINHART

via Internet

"X-Files" soup du jour: You don't know what's in it nor where it came from, served by a waiter who looks like a garden pest.

--WAYNE E. SCOTT

Camarillo

Question for March 23:

Alice "School's Out" Cooper has foregone the mascara and microphone in favor of sunscreen and a golf club (see story, this page). Can you suggest other unusual pairings of musicians and sports?

Send replies of 25 words or fewer to Smart Aleck, in care of SoCal Living, Los Angeles Times, Times Mirror Square, Los Angeles, CA 90053, or e-mail socalliving@latimes.com. Include your name and hometown. Replies will appear next week.

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