Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Jim Gaffigan Is Not Surprised By This Hot Pockets Recall

Nestle USA has announced a voluntary recall of "of HOT POCKETS® brand Philly Steak and Cheese in three different pack sizes and HOT POCKETS® brand Croissant Crust Philly Steak and Cheese, in the two pack box," the company announced on Feb. 18, 2014.

OK, in your best Jim Gaffigan inner monologue vogue, altogether now: "Hoooooooooot Pockets!"

The Hot Pockets recall is not due to any problem within Nestle, but rather with a supplier of meats. Nestle's recall is due to an abundance of caution; the manufacturer doesn't believe any of the supplier's bad meat got into the recalled Hot Pockets, which is why the recall is voluntary. But why take chances? Which is why there is a recall notice at all.

Comedian Jim Gaffigan's Hot Pockets routine, which appeared on his Beyond the Palecomedy record and TV special, has become one of the best-known comedy bits in America. Suffice it to say Gaffigan is not a fan of Hot Pockets. Here's the bit:

Here is an appearance on Letterman that predates the Beyond the Pale recording; it contains many of the same jokes about Hot Pockets but also some differences, and the delivery is a bit different:

How much you want to bet that Gaffigan eats Hot Pockets all the time?

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