Popeyes Chicken Sandwich Pandemonium | The Daily Show

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Popeyes Chicken Sandwich Pandemonium | The Daily Show
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  • It's time for us to catch up on all the biggest stories
  • that we missed over the past two weeks,
  • and to help us do that, we're joined
  • by the one and only Roy Wood, Jr., everybody.
  • (cheers and applause)
  • -Roy... -Hello.
  • -There are so many major stories going on right now. -Yeah, yeah.
  • -There's Brexit that's in chaos, -Mm-hmm.
  • -there's the Taliban negotiations, -Right.
  • there are fires in the Amazon rain forest.
  • Yeah, yeah, yeah, Trevor, all of that other shit's happening,
  • but the only story that matters right now
  • is the Popeyes chicken sandwich.
  • Whoa, whoa, whoa. I-I'm sorry, what?
  • Yeah, Popeyes, out of the blue, introduced a chicken sandwich.
  • A surprise attack on Chick-fil-A.
  • It's like Pearl Harbor but juicier.
  • W-W-Wait.
  • So your big story
  • -is that a chicken place -Mm-hmm.
  • started selling chicken?
  • But with bread, Trevor.
  • There's bread. See, I keep forgetting,
  • you're not from America. I got to explain this to you.
  • See, Trevor, for decades,
  • America's chicken restaurants
  • have all abided by certain rules.
  • Chick-fil-A sells chicken in a sandwich,
  • Popeyes sells chicken in a box,
  • and KFC mixes their shit with Cheetos.
  • And, yes, that is a real sandwich,
  • which is why you shouldn't let the colonel smoke weed.
  • Okay. Okay. I get it.
  • Popeyes has a chicken sandwich.
  • Let's turn to the Amazon rain forest.
  • No, Trevor, it's not just any sandwich.
  • The Popeyes' sandwich was so delicious
  • not even Popeyes was prepared for it.
  • If you were hoping to sink your teeth
  • into that hot new chicken sandwich from Popeyes,
  • you are out of luck.
  • The crispy chicken sandwich was so popular,
  • it's now out of stock.
  • There is a craze, a full-on craze.
  • Lines have been so long, police had to be called
  • to deal with the traffic crunch,
  • and some people in Florida
  • have been waiting in line over an hour.
  • The burning question is, have you really run out?
  • When will they be back, when can we get our hands
  • on a new-a new batch of them?
  • See?
  • That's how big this chicken sandwich is.
  • This chicken sandwich is so big,
  • CNN put the chicken full-screen
  • and put the hurricane down in the corner.
  • (laughter and applause)
  • That's right.
  • Get that hurricane out of the way.
  • People looking at the hurricane.
  • "I don't know, man, forget that hurricane.
  • When that sandwich hitting my city?"
  • And if Popeyes...
  • And if Popeyes thinks that they can launch
  • the most delicious chicken sandwich ever
  • and then just run out of stock,
  • well, then, they have another thing coming.
  • That viral chicken sandwich war has gotten so crazy,
  • a Tennessee man is suing Popeyes
  • for selling out of its new chicken sandwich.
  • Craig Barr says he went to several Popeyes locations,
  • and none of them had his chicken sandwich.
  • He's now suing Popeyes for $5,000
  • for false advertising
  • and deceptive business practices.
  • Mm-mm! Mmm!
  • (cheering and applause)
  • That's right!
  • America needs more heroes like this man,
  • fighting the legal battle of our time.
  • He's a modern-day Atticus Finch.
  • The movie about him will be called
  • To Fry a Mockingbird.
  • (laughter)
  • And if you think... if you think suing Popeyes is extreme,
  • wait until you see how some people
  • are taking the law into their own hands.
  • The chicken sandwich war is turning violent.
  • This morning, police are looking for a man
  • who they say pulled a gun on a group of Popeyes employees
  • here in Southeast Houston after the restaurant ran out
  • of the popular chicken sandwiches.
  • When the manager told them they were sold out,
  • that's when they say he pulled out a pistol,
  • demanding a chicken sandwich.
  • After the manager repeated they were out,
  • police say the group took off in a blue SUV.
  • Fortunately, no one was hurt.
  • Uh, uh-uh. Actually...
  • actually, news lady, someone was hurt:
  • that poor man who asked for a chicken sandwich
  • and didn't get jack. He was hurt!
  • Whoa, whoa, you're defending the guy with the gun?
  • Yes, Trevor, the good guy with the gun.
  • Roy, how... This is the craziest thing ever.
  • How do you even run out of a chicken sandwich?
  • It's a chicken place.
  • They have all the ingredients, right?
  • Can't the manager just throw, like, a drumstick
  • between some biscuits?
  • (laughter)
  • That's the most ignorant thing I've ever heard you say.
  • Look, we don't... we don't have to agree with his methods,
  • but there's an African proverb, Trevor.
  • You can't make a chicken sandwich
  • without breaking a few eggs.
  • That's not African. That's not a thing.
  • People are angry, so they're rising up.
  • This is about fighting for equal sandwich access
  • for all of us.
  • Because you know who had zero problem
  • getting Popeyes' chicken sandwich?
  • The elite, Trevor.
  • This entire time, the one percent
  • has been getting their pristine, uncalloused hands on sandwiches
  • that belong in the mouths of the working class.
  • Look at your friend Gayle King.
  • She got a sandwich,
  • then posted a picture just giggling.
  • (giggles mockingly)
  • Jimmy Kimmel.
  • Jimmy Kimmel got a sandwich, too.
  • Love Jimmy Kimmel. Met him a couple times.
  • But did Jimmy Kimmel eat the sandwich?
  • No. He gave it to his two-year-old son!
  • Two-year-olds don't even have taste buds yet.
  • The child's whole life has been milk and applesauce.
  • You don't hit a two-year-old with the Popeyes, baby.
  • That child's mouth ain't ready for the Popeyes.
  • But at least Jimmy and Gayle had the decency
  • to find the sandwich.
  • Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union got theirs in the mail.
  • Popeyes sent them a case of chicken!
  • (audience groaning)
  • That's how they live, Trevor.
  • And they even had the audacity to post videos
  • chewing in our goddamn faces.
  • (laughter)
  • Tired of it.
  • Tired of the top one percent having 99% of the sandwiches.
  • We need a candidate who will fight
  • for everyone to have a sandwich.
  • We need a sandwich Bernie Sanders.
  • A Bernie Sandwich.
  • And that, Trevor, is why I'm announcing my candidacy
  • for the president of the United States of America.
  • -When I'm elected... -(cheering and applause)
  • When I'm elected, I might not fix schools.
  • I don't know anything about health care.
  • But I can promise all Americans
  • that you will get a chicken sandwich!
  • God bless you,
  • God bless the United States of America
  • and God bless chicken sandwiches!
  • I will see you at the debates.
  • Roy Wood Jr., everyone.

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Roy Wood Jr. shares his feelings on the wild popularity of the new Popeyes chicken sandwich as customers desperately search for the sold-out item.

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