It's called a running joke....used mostly on sitcoms.
They all love kvetching about it.
But, get ready!
Soon there will be completely over- the- top, overly touted, heavily advertised with multiple teasers about the "Lasagna Showdown Show"!!!!
MeAgain crossing her arms, narrowing her eyes, and pouting, while holding her breath until Joy makes her a very special lasagna all her own.
Cuz it's Christmas-Hannukah-Kwanza.
Meanwhile, Grinch Whoopi plots to steal the lasagna rationalizing that she deserves it since her greedy-ass genetic grifters, I mean her family, supposedly ate all the lasagna that Joy gave Whoopi for her birthday. Not fair!
Hilarity ensues as Whoopi and MyfatherMehgun start a tug of war at the table with the pan of lasagna between them.
Abby looks .......confused and is struggling as to who to support.
Sunny sips her tea and looks at her chickens on her phone.
Ana rolls her eyes and counts her lucky stars that she has a new husband, a cuter dog, a loving family, a law degree, a seat in Congress, and wasn't ever as dumb as MissyEntitled.
Joy solves the Missile Crisis, or er, um, the lasagna grab by pulling out another lasagna---filled with $1000 bills---specifically for Whoopi, and Whoopi only.
But wait, earlier, Whoopi claimed she doesn't eat!!!!!!
ABC execs panic as a moment of silence surrounds the table!!!!!
Oh, sweet relief, Whoopi graciously says, "Just this once," (with her mouth full of lasagna-- because it's such a warm holiday-esque image for the centuries.)
Joy quips, "Like my first husband used to say."
Except Nutmeg, who is frowning per usual because said reference smacks of something vaguely sexual. (Apparently she forgot about liking sex, as soon as she married the Svengali of the blue cards.)
Oh, wait, trailer after the credits......backflash shows Whoopi's neighbor dog climbing through her open kitchen window and eating all of the first lasagna.