He answered politely, but boy oh boy, Paul Giamatti did not give even one tiny shit about this question. And that’s fair. He’s Paul Fucking Giamatti.


Lodge 49 is pretty great, but even if it weren’t, we’d still tune in and watch, because we sort of feel like we owe him that much.

The Takeout: Is a hot dog sandwich?

Paul Giamatti: No.

TO: Definitely not a sandwich.  

PG: I don’t think so.

TO: Why is it not a sandwich?

PG: Bread. It’s not two pieces of bread with meat in between. It’s one piece of bread.


TO: With meat tucked inside?

PG: Yeah. A sandwich is two pieces of bread with something in between. It’s not a sandwich. Thanks.


Thus ends the conversation. Before he finishes turning away, he has already forgotten it ever happened.