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Sandwich Monday: Popeye’s Dip’n Chick’n

Filed by KOSU News in Art & Life.
October 18, 2011

On this weekend’s Wait, Wait, we quizzed Patton Oswalt about fast food. One of the questions concerned Popeye’s Dip’n Chick’n, which is — in theory — chicken extruded into a spoon-like shape for easier capture of dip. This is the latest technological step for chicken, which in its natural state is in nugget form.

Robert: I’m always forgetting my manners. Which side of the plate does the chicken spoon go on?

Ian: I hate the small portions. I’d like a bucket made of chicken, filled with chicken.

Mike: Do you think anybody ever messes up and puts their chicken spoon in the dishwasher?

Blythe: Say what you will, it is very green, to eat and then eat your utensil.

Robert: It looks like a Viking helmet, not a spoon.

Blythe: I think it looks like two birds kissing.

Mike: It’s a Rorshach test.

Ian: Yeah, if you look at that and see two birds kissing, or a Viking helmet, or anything at all, that means you’re fat.

Blythe: Could you play these in a jug band? Play the chicken spoons?

Ian: So many questions. Like which came first, the chicken spoon or the heart disease?

Ian: Do chickens spoon when they sleep together? I bet that’s a lot nicer than chicken spoons.

Robert: Still, I think I prefer this to the Slim Jim chopsticks you get at a Chinese restaurant.

[The verdict: In the ads, they look like little chicken cups, which is disgusting. So it's not like it's disappointing, exactly, that they didn't look like they did in the ads. But still, you expect more from Popeye's. (I actually don't know if you do expect more from Popeye's.)] [Copyright 2011 National Public Radio]

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