The Takeout: Is a hot dog is a sandwich? Holland Taylor: No. The Takout: You do not consider it a sandwich? Holland Taylor: No, I consider a hot dog, a hot dog. And it’s one of my favorite things in life to eat.
Guy Pearce: No, because the bread never feels as good as the many options that you can have with a sandwich. The Takeout: It’s just a bun. Guy Pearce: It’s just a bun, yeah. To me, a sandwich is about choosing a good multi-grain, you know? And look, I’m a vegetarian, so I don’t eat hot dogs anymore. But no, I don’t think it’s a sandwich.
Rob Riggle: Wow, this is a question. This goes back to Plato, I believe. I don’t think it is, but I know people who are absolutely adamant that it is a sandwich...I am open-minded. If someone can present me with a quality argument, I could change my mind. I can be swayed. But as I stand here before you now, I will have to say that I don’t see it as a sandwich. I see it as a standalone entity.
Andy Samberg: I don’t think a hot dog is a sandwich. The Takeout: Why is a hot dog not a sandwich? Andy Samberg: Because of the closed side.
Ben Schwartz: Okay, then you have to consider a hot dog a sandwich. Although, the bun is connected a little bit more. I love that we’re doing, like, a tight ten on this. The Takeout: Okay, so if you had to choose. Ben Schwartz: I would say that if you tell me that a hamburger is a sandwich, I would say that B would equal that a hot dog is a sandwich.
Trombone Shorty: Well, I think anything that’s between two pieces of bread, I guess that is a sandwich. I’ve definitely had hot dogs where the bread is separated. That would prompt the question, what is a hot dog?
Rita Moreno: It’s a sandwich! Anything that’s between two slices of bread is called a sandwich. Why is that a question? Why is that a difficult issue? Does anyone say otherwise?
Angela Bassett: Absolutely. The Takeout: Absolutely? Angela Bassett: Absolutely.