What is a 'Squat Cobbler'?

  • by: Maarten Schenk

Let us explain it for you. In the second episode of the second season of AMC's Better Call Saul viewers learned a new phrase: Squat Cobbler. What? You mean you don't know what that is? A Hoboken Squat Cobbler? Also known as a Full Moon Moonpie? Or a Boston Cream Splat? Simple Simon The Ass Man? Dutch Apple-ass? Really? You don't know the definition?

As Bob Odenkirk's character Saul Goodman (AKA Jimmy McGill) explains:

It's when a man sits in pie. He sits in a pie. Then he wiggles around.

It could be named Hellman's Mayonnaise west of the Rockies but we are not sure about that. And of course a Crybaby Squat involves tears, but you knew that, right?

All of this is of course real: why would we be making this up?


(Image: Ralph Daily - Flickr: Peach Cobbler)

  Maarten Schenk

Lead Stories co-founder Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

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