The Kevin Butler Sandwich Breaks Hearts and Arteries

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The Kevin Butler Sandwich Breaks Hearts and Arteries

The fictitious PlayStation spokesman proposed a sandwich recipe that doesn't scrimp on fat, and people actually made it (and even ate it.)

The story begins in the pages of September 2010 issue of GameInformer magazine. In an interview with Sony's Vice President of BS Marketing, Kevin Butler was asked what his favorite sandwich is. The Butler replied by describing a culinary masterpiece that would kill a wooly mammoth at 200 yards.

"Have you ever had a Monte Cristo? It's an entire ham, turkey, and Swiss cheese sandwich dipped in French Toast batter and deep fried. It's actually semi-extinct in most parts of the world, because few could handle it's epicness. Well, my favorite sandwich is a double bacon cheeseburger with two Monte Cristo Sandwiches as the bun," Butler said before adding, "and a diet coke, obviously."

Fast forward to today. The guys behind National Public Radio's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me news quiz show have a feature called Sandwich Mondays where they detail a new sandwich on their blog every week. Previous entries have included a Philly Mac and Cheese and the $777 burger from a Las Vegas casino (the burger comes with a bottle of Dom Perignon but still...) Today's sandwich was the Kevin Butler special. And it was magnificent.

Despite not really being able to eat it like a real sandwich - it's just too thick - the team at Wait, Wait seemed to love it. "It is undeniably delicious - you can't put that many lipids together and not make something tasty - but it is difficult to eat." Then the snarky comments about just how ridiculous the Kevin Butler is started coming to them. I won't spoil all the comedy, but my favorite was from Senior Producer Mike Danforth who used an analogy that would make the SAT test-writers proud:

"The KFC Double Down is to Barry Bonds in 1987 as the Kevin Butler is to Barry Bonds in 2005."

Man, this sandwich is starting to make me really hungry.

Source: NPR

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That sandwhich looks really terrib- amazing. It's making me hungry just looking at it. It needs more cheese. Everything needs more cheese. I wouldn't be surprized if this wasn't posted on thisiswhyyourefat.com already.

Insignificant news considering the existence of "EpicMealTime" on youtube.

Like honestly, none of this stuff even comes close to the shit they cook there.

Now thats a sandwich. Now all it needs is gravy.

That looks fucking awesome. I'll have to try it someday.

But no diet coke. That shit gives me a headache.

It may be wrong to say so, but that thing is making me kinda horny.

Hmm, manliness is in proportion to largeliness... he's on the right track. It looks like an episode of Man Cooking.
Needs more bacon though, 2 strips is not enough, ADD MORE BACON!

I knew I loved Kevin Butler for a reason. That sandwich sounds divine, as does the Diet Coke. No, I don't drink it because of the health benefits, but because sodas that use sugar just don't taste right to me.

hmm, sounds like something Morgan and Alex would make for Man Cooking...xD

I wanna taste it tbh

And now I can say that I have Kevin Butler in my heart.

When aliens uncover fragments of our lost civilization and see this sandwich, perfectly preserved in it's fatty goodness, they will wonder just what in the hell was was wrong with our species.

Despite how it looks, my stomach just threatened to cut itself out of me and find a more suitable host if I do not try this by the end of the year.

EDIT:

-Zen-:
I knew I loved Kevin Butler for a reason. That sandwich sounds divine, as does the Diet Coke. No, I don't drink it because of the health benefits, but because sodas that use sugar just don't taste right to me.

Where in the US did you find sodas still made with sugar?

DOUBLE JEOPARTY EDIT:

Turns out the guys who tried this sandwich already beat me at my own joke:

Eva:
In the future, there will be two competing theories about what caused human extinction. Some will say it was an asteroid, others will say it was this sandwich.

If I ever somehow become rich and famous (or just the first) I will obviously have to create my own obnoxious sandwich. Right now I'm leaning towards a bunch of unbreaded calamari, diced soupy, and mozzarella cheese, between two porterhouse steaks instead of bread. I mean normally I'd just suggest Italian bread or whatever, but you know, I have to outdo Kevin Butler and KFC.

Om nom nom om nom om, sandvich makes me strong.

Hoovy just got a new sandvich.

-Zen-:
No, I don't drink it because of the health benefits, but because sodas that use sugar just don't taste right to me.

I like the diet coke as it's less sweet, and has more bite to it.

More tasty :3

Now that's a sandwich for real men.
I bet Kevin Butler hunts bears with his bare hands in his free time.

Wait wait don't tell me is a pretty good show.

AND THEN PETA TRIED TO STOP IT.

OT: I want this, just as much as I want a Double Down. Goddamn UK with our unclogged arteries!

And remember, if your girlfriend likes your cooking, you're doing it wrong! HAAAAAAAA!

I think I'll stick with Sinners Sandwich from Deadly Premonition.

I just had a large chicken parm dinner and I've got to say those pics are making me wanna barf. I'm very surprised that there are comments stating that it looks delicious and that it would be eaten if given the chance. I don't know how I would feel about it on an empty stomach but still....uggh.

And...umm.....french toast doesn't have batter.....no french toast that I've ever had anyway. (white/italian bread soaked in egg+milk mixture and fried)

I can hear my arteries clogging just thinking about it...

*slosh slurp*

SteelStallion:
Insignificant news considering the existence of "EpicMealTime" on youtube.

Like honestly, none of this stuff even comes close to the shit they cook there.

I'd be shocked if real people didn't eat worse regularly.

Woodsey:
It may be wrong to say so, but that thing is making me kinda hungrny.

There, I....fixed it for you.....

I'd imagine it tastes like diabetes.

lol yeah, I read this in the other gameinformer. I lol'd. Didnt think anyone would actually make it. I probably wouldn't be able to eat for days if I ate one.

Daemascus:
Now thats a sanwich. Now all it needs is gravy.

so, are you saying that?

or is the Heavy in your avatar speaking for you?

OH THE WITTYNESS

teh_Canape:

Daemascus:
Now thats a sanwich. Now all it needs is gravy.

so, are you saying that?

or is the Heavy in your avatar speaking for you?

OH THE WITTYNESS

No, thats Sandvich for the Heavy. And everythings better with gravy.

Holy Hell. I actually made Monte Cristos twice last month.
...I have a method that doesn't involve a deep fat fryer, but still leaves the bread nice and crispy.

There is a guy here in Perth, Western Australia with a range of burgers going all the way up to $3,000. I'm a regular customer.

That is one of the most disgusting things calling itself food that I have ever seen.

I want one...NOW!

Hang on a sec, since when is a monte cristo made by dipping a sandwich in french toast batter and deep frying it?

additionally: since when is french toast made with batter?

-m

fanklok:
Om nom nom om nom om, sandvich makes me strong.

Hoovy just got a new sandvich.

Okay, if Heavy got his hands on this sandwich, he would be the Juggernaut with a 150 kilogram gattling gun. And when that happens, God save us all.

If we replace the 2 monte christo's with egg mc muffins can we have it for breakfast?

I think I just had a heart attack from just looking at the damn thing... holy fuck.

OMG that sandwich is culinary genius. I must make one. To bad all the stores are closed.

FYI you don't need to deep fry a monte cristo. Just a frying pan and butter works just as well. And probably tastier. Never heard of deep frying it.

The American Cardiology Association warns: LOOKING AT THIS SANDWICH CAN INCREASE YOUR CHOLESTEROL!

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