Following an interview with Enda Kenny on the upcoming marriage equality referendum, the audience was promised that the leader of the government would show the nation how to make a scone - which turned out not be a joke.
"We've removed all vestiges of Vincent Browne - just in case you're allergic to him like garlic," the Taoiseach was promised by host Mark Cagney.
And, true to his word, after the commercial break, Enda stood next to the kitchen counter as Odlums baker Catherin Leyden set about mixing up some scones, much to the nation's bemusement.
Which is almost the same thing as "making scones", we suppose.
Enda Kenny and the scones on Ireland am TV3. He eats porridge in the morning a few raisins, maybe an apple. My eyes and ears are bleeding..— Jerry O'Sullivan (@jerosullivanRK) May 13, 2015
"I'd destroy any kitchen," the Taoiseach laughed. "I can simmer-ise the sausages."
"I'll have to bring Catherine into the Dáil!" Enda said as the host went about cutting the scones.
Enda Kenny is managing to make "looking at scones" awkward as fuck on national TV right now. Is there no end to his talents.— Dave Higgins (@DaveyHiggins) May 13, 2015
Kenny on sharing the scones: You have to starve the cabinet every so often, you don't want them going around overfed. #irelandam— TheJournal Politics (@TJ_Politics) May 13, 2015
The Taoiseach, it turns out, is a jam man - no cream for him - and even took the opportunity to thank the nice woman who sends him a couple of jars of lovely jam every year.
Never change, Ireland, you magnificently barmy country.
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