I don’t want to write this post. Nobody wants to write this post, because we all love Anthony Mackie, and maybe this won’t change that. Maybe you’ll let it slide. Maybe you won’t. Maybe you’ll let it go because you also think that making a man a sandwich is the flip side of chivalry. If you expect a man to pick up the check on a date and open the car door for you, maybe you also expect to make a sandwich for your significant other.
All I know is, if I asked my wife to “make Daddy a sandwich,” she wouldn’t even get mad. She’d just laugh and laugh and laugh. And then she’d say, “You are not my Daddy. Go make your own fucking sandwich. And bring me one while you’re in there.”
But Mackie (and host Wendy Williams) believe in traditional gender roles, which is to say: A man mows the yard, a woman makes the dinner, and if a man opens the car door for you, then you better damn believe that the woman has to return the favor by “making Daddy a sandwich.”
The gender conversation picks up here around the 5:30 mark, where they start talking about the fact that Mackie has been with the same woman since second grade (which is adorable):
As SLW points out, only one guy can get away with the “Make me a sandwich, woman” line.
The whole thing reminds me of Bill Burr’s bit on feminism: