* I just realized something...SAM-I-AM IS A FREAKING MANIAC!
** Thank you Main/CaptainObvious.
** Considering that a sane person would just find someone else to offer the dish to, I concur, unless Sam has an ''ulterior'' motive.
** He's like a drug-pusher?
** Not meaning to be a [[Main/KnightTemplar Knight Templar]], but aren't you reading somewhat disturbing meanings into a children's book? I always sort of saw it as a story with the moral that "you won't even know if you liked something- until you actually ''try'' it yourself!" Granted, Sam does carry on with this more than a real person probably would, but how else are you going to fill a book and get all those rhymes in? Again, not meaning to be overly zealous, just saying.
** Sam is that annoying kid from school who would ''never'' [[MotorMouth stop talking]] to you!
** Sam is trying to get Sam-I'm-Not to accept the part of their food supply that was dyed green in a storage accident, so that he will be able to survive until it's safe to leave the bomb shelter.
* Am I the only one bothered by the warped aesop?: "Hey kids, if you're trying to get someone to try something, keep pestering the person until he or she gives in!!"
* Why is the ham green?
* [[MysteryScienceTheater3000 You know, why doesn't he just leave him alone? He has pointedly made his refusal to eat this dish clear! The mere hypothetical changing of a location is irrelevant and tedious! And, and that "Sam I Am" is so bloody repetitive I could scream!]]