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Tastes great, better filling! Sandwiches of one kind or another have been the {{Trademark Favorite Food}}s of many characters.

Occasionally characters may comment on its simplicity, use wacky ingredients, or [[DagwoodSandwich overstuff their sandwiches]], but it's all the same basic food item.

With the aid of a handy [[FourTermsFallacy logical fallacy]], one can prove that a ham sandwich is better than eternal happiness: nothing is better than eternal happiness, and a ham sandwich is better than nothing.

Also see DagwoodSandwich. See also InherentlyFunnyWords, WastefulWishing, as a common part of that trope is the character wishing for a sandwich. When provided as a health item or powerup in videogames, see HyperactiveMetabolism and PowerUpFood.
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!!Examples

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[[folder:Anime And Manga]]
* Ami from ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' likes sandwiches because she can eat them while reading or using a computer.
* ''KimagureOrangeRoad'' has the Legendary Cutlet Sandwich.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''{{Bone}}'': Smiley Bone thinks the most beautiful sound in the world is a sandwich being born.
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[[folder:Fanfic]]
* {{Subverted}} in Fanfic/ThirtyHs. Harry doesn't like the "cabbagewich", which might explain why it was the last piece of food on Surf Ninja Moon X.
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[[folder:Film]]
* In ''Film/StarTrek'', Scotty's first response to meeting Spock Prime is "You're from the future? That's brilliant. Do they have sandwiches there?" (Already established is the lack of sandwiches in Scotty's vicinity, since he works on an ice moon in the middle of nowhere and nobody's bothered to send food in some time.)
* In ''CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'' the first thing Flint has the FLDSMDFR make is a cheeseburger, which ends up being a shower of cheeseburgers that kicks off the plot. Later, when the mayor asks him to "do lunch," he makes it rain sandwiches, and [[spoiler:during the Perfect Food Storm, the [[MonumentalDamage Eiffel Tower becomes a toothpick]] for a giant BLT]].
* In ''Film/{{Troll 2}}'', Joshua eats a double-decker bologna sandwich and so becomes powerful enough to defeat Creedence and the goblins.
* Subverted in ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'' (TheMovie), when Harry asks Ron on the train if he'd like anything from the trolley. His expression and tone of voice when he pulls out his squashed corned beef sandwich and says "I'm set" is priceless.
* In ''{{Zathura}}'' when the stranded astronaut arrives in Danny and Walter's house, one of the first things he does is make himself a sandwich.
* The gamer kid in ''{{Gamer}}'' is introduced spreading green stuff onto bread and making a sandwich out of it before kicking ass in his video game. Later he recommends the "pistachio butter sandwiches" to some police.
* In ''Film/IronMan3'', Tony Stark is using a kid's garage to repair his damaged suit and bunk down. He gives the kid a LongList of supplies he needs, ending with a tuna fish sandwich.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy''
** In ''Literature/MostlyHarmless'', Arthur has an existential crisis where, among other things, he faces the depressing fact that about the only thing he's any good at is making sandwiches. After Arthur's ship crash-lands on Lamuella, stranding him there among the bronze-age inhabitants, he ends up becoming a tribe's Sandwich Maker. The book spends three solid pages of a ten-page chapter describing how this is an [[SeriousBusiness exalted position]], and Arthur's unparalleled skill at making sandwiches is [[CrystalDragonJesus regarded as literally divine]], and he actually gets more respect than the village chief.
** Subverted, though, in another ''Hitchhiker'' book, when Douglas Adams takes up a good chunk of narration explaining that the English eat sandwiches (specifically, the sort of sandwiches you get in pubs and British Rail buffet cars) to atone for their collective sins.
* After ''Literature/HarryPotter'' [[spoiler:saves the world and has closure with Dumbledore]], he just wants to go up to his bed and wonders if Kreacher will bring him a sandwich there.
* In ''AWrinkleInTime'', one of the first things Mrs. W does when she visits Meg's home is to ask for a tuna salad sandwich. Though Meg isn't exactly thrilled that a complete stranger just arrived uninvited, she nonetheless makes the sandwich and even adds some diced sweet pickle.
* In ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', Vimes likes bacon sandwiches, with lots of extra-crisp bacon and as little lettuce and tomato as he can get away with. (A wizard in ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'' also liked bacon sandwiches enough to ask the Cabinet of Curiosity for one. This was a really bad idea.)
* Roland, of ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' series, is a big fan of "tooter fish" (tuna fish) sandwiches and soda after starving in the desert for a few days. Hot dogs are still only tolerable.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Although Joey from ''{{Friends}}'' was always a BigEater, the episode with the trivia contest confirmed that his favorite food is "sandwiches". Other episodes have people distracting him with specifically a meatball sandwich.
** In "TOW The Ride Along", when the boys think they hear a gunshot, Joey covers Ross instinctively, which bothers Chandler. At the end of the episode, Joey reassures him that he wasn't protecting Ross over Chandler: he was protecting the sub sandwich he bought in an earlier scene.
* Wilder from ''TheLatestBuzz'' was obsessed with creating the perfect sandwich.
* Horne Brothers in ''TwinPeaks''!
* In one ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' linking animation, a bacon, lettuce, [[SistineSteal Michelangelo's Adam]] and tomato sandwich is constructed.
* Nothing would make [[Series/ElChavoDelOcho El Chavo]] happier than a ''torta de jamón'' (ham sandwich).
* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', [[BigEater Dean]] loves a good sandwich, with a fondness for cheeseburgers, but in the episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E20WhatIsAndWhatShouldNeverBe "What Is And What Should Never Be" (S02, Ep20)]] Dean declares a sandwich made by his mother "the best sandwich, ever!"
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[[folder:Music]]
* Per Bob King:
-->''Sandwiches are beautiful,''
-->''Sandwiches are fine.''
-->''I like sandwiches, I eat them all the time;''
-->''I eat them for my supper and I eat them for my lunch;''
-->''If I had a hundred sandwiches, I'd eat them all at once.''
** Fred Penner and the crowd at the The Pit Pub would [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FetuiDle3rc agree.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUDqQSwdBjM Sandwich, sandwich, I'm in love with you...]]
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* The TrademarkFavoriteFood of Hobbes from ''CalvinAndHobbes'' is tuna sandwiches (Watterson established that fact in the very first daily strip of the comic).
** In one strip, Calvin asks Hobbes what he'd wish for if he could have anything in the world. Hobbes says, "A sandwich." Calvin accuses him of being unimaginative: ''he'd'' wish for "a trillion billion dollars, my own space shuttle, and a private continent!" Hobbes may not be all that creative, but at least he gets ''his'' wish.
* ''{{Blondie}}'' has the tall, multi-layered [[DagwoodSandwich Dagwood sandwiches]].
* ''PopeyeTheSailor'': Wimpy will gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.
* ''{{Peanuts}}'':
** Charlie Brown always has peanut butter sandwiches for lunch while at school, but the fact that he tends to think about his troubles during lunch break tend to keep him from enjoying it. In one strip, when he sits alone while watching the Little Red Haired Girl, he says "Nothing tales the taste out of peanut butter like unrequited love!"
** In one week-long series of strips, Charlie Brown ran out of dog foot, so he made Snoopy a ''really'' big hoagie that took him the whole week to eat (which he finished on the strip that ran on Christmas Day, where he left the crumbs for the birds, using them to spell out "Merry Christmas"). In one of the six strips, he goaded the mean cat next door, saying that if he came near him again, "I'll hit you with my sandwich!" And in another one, he was dozing, and then heard footsteps, and then saw Woodstock when he opened his eyes. "I knew I heard someone walking on my sandwich!" he mused.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* The [[http://www.steamgames.com/tf2/heavy/sandvich.htm Sandvich]] in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' is an unlockable [[InsistentTerminology edible device]] for the Heavy. He must forsake having a secondary weapon to carry it, and must stand still and vulnerable for four seconds as he eats it with a hearty OM NOM NOM, but its delicious lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, meat and triangular slices of bread will [[HyperactiveMetabolism give him a healing boost of up to 300 HP]].
** He can also throw it to allies, and if he's killed anyone else can pick it up for 50 HP, except for the Scout, who gets 75 HP because he's shown knocking out a Heavy for his Sandvich in his Meet the Team video. One of the Scout's [[BondOneLiner one-liners]] for killing the Heavy is: "[[PunctuatedForEmphasis I! Eat! Your! Sandwiches!]] [[Film/ThereWillBeBlood I eat 'em up]]!" Killing enough Scouts using the Natascha also alludes to Sandvich with the achievement title "Don't Touch Sandvich".
*** The Spy also get a domination line related to sandviches. "Your precious sandwich won't save you now, Fatty!"
** "DON'T RUN! IS JUST '''[[LargeHam HAM]]'''!"
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMfzUZNXRbE Meet The Sandvich!]]
** Some Garry's Mod videos will take this gag even further, depicting the Heavy as being absolutely obsessed with sandwhiches to the point where he refuses to eat anything else.
* The NES game ''DragonPower'', an old {{Macekre}} of the very first ''DragonBall'' home game, replaced Master Roshi's demand for underwear with one for sandwiches.
* ''VideoGame/EarthwormJim 2'' has the sandwich item, which bumps Jim's HP up to 200%.
** Not just any sandwich, it's a [[InherentlyFunnyWords chip butty]]; a British sandwich made with chips (fries) and butter/mayo.
* ''{{Ever17}}''. All food the characters can find is chicken sandwiches. Moar chicken sandwiches, nothing but chicken sandwiches![[note]]And some hot-dogs.[[/note]]Subverted when the Kid finally gets sick of eating nothing but sandwiches.
* ''VideoGame/CommanderKeen : Aliens Ate My Babysitter!'' has a titanic floral obstacle with snapjaws and the biting of the people of the OH FLAYVEN, and Blaskowitz has to find him a similar sized, being titanic, sandwich in order to feed him and get the past of the plant creature you know of the being.
** [[FridgeLogic An interesting side note]], Commander Keen calls it "the second biggest sandwich he's ever seen" once he picks it up. Just where ''did'' he see a bigger one?
* ''VideoGame/CastleCrashers'' has sandwiches as a powerup item, which [[HyperactiveMetabolism don't restore any health]], but instead make you [[StealthPun beefier]] for a short time.
* Village Bridge from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' has a mini-game where the player character receives orders from customers and delivers berry sandwiches to them for a local baker.
* ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'':
** The game has a number of sandwich-based food items available, from the humble Spam Witch sammich (dropped by Spam Witches in the Vallyey of Rof'lm'fao) to the sandwich of the gods (available as a reward from [[BonusDungeon Fernswarthy's Basement]]).
** Players under the [[SelfImposedChallenge Avatar of Boris path]] can learn the skill "Demand Sandwich", because apparently Boris could demand sandwiches, "and somebody would do it, if somebody knew what was good for somebody". Should you become in tune with Boris enough (by learning all of his skills), you can permanently learn the skill "Request Sandwich" on completing the run, which doesn't have as high a success rate (because you aren't quite as... persuasive as Boris was), but can be used in almost any run.
** Players under the Avatar of Jarlsberg path, with access to the SupremeChef skills of the original Chef-Magus of the Kingdom of Loathing, can learn to prepare a variety of foods including no less than four sandwiches (immaculate grilled cheese, immaculate egg salad sandwich, the perfect sandwich, and the Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich).
* Inverted in ''VideoGame/FinalFight 3''. A sandwich pickup fills less of the health bar than even a bottle of cola, and is unquestionably the worst health pickup in the game.
* ''VideoGame/TheSims2'': Grilled cheese aspiration.
* ''VideoGame/{{Bik}}'': It's telling when this phrase is part of the tagline: "Eat some sandwiches and save the galaxy!" Indeed, the first ever task Ammut has is to find ingredients for a bologna sandwich and eat it, at which point we're treated to [[http://www.supergamedroid.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/BIK3-e1408091188161.png this]]. Only then can he address the issue of a fire aboard his ship. The game ends with Bik, Ammut, and Tatenen sitting down to eat more sandwiches before continuing their galactic adventures.

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[[folder:Roleplaying Games]]
* In Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG, in keeping with his ''Videogame/TeamFortress2'' inspiration, Ivan "Heavy" Tzenovich's favorite food is sandwiches. Atton Rand tends to [[{{Flanderization}} flanderize]] this to the point where Ivan will refuse to eat anything else.[[note]]Unless he is told that it is a sandwich.[[/note]]
* ''WeAreAllPokemonTrainers'' has Carol, whose favorite food is cheese-and-tomato sandwiches.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''MenInHats'': [[http://www.meninhats.com/d/20021014.html "Do sandwiches fit in somewhere?"]] ([[http://www.meninhats.com/d/20020830.html Yes]], [[http://www.meninhats.com/d/20031103.html they do]].)
* Whenever the possibility of snacks is mentioned, [[SkinHorse Unity]] will insist on having '''"SAMMYCHES!!!"'''
* ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'': [[http://xkcd.com/762/ "Analogies are like sandwiches in that I'm making one now."]]
* ''{{Lackadaisy}}'': For whatever reason, sandwiches seem to be associated with bonding and emotional catharsis.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''TheOnion'' has reported on sandwich innovations such as [[http://www.theonion.com/content/node/30567 Pfizer's Hoagizine]], a turkey-bacon-guacamole-lettuce-tomato sandwich so delicious you need a doctor's prescription to consume it, and [[http://www.theonion.com/content/node/28281 Arby's Beef 'N' Bacon sandwich]], which disappointed the fast-food chain being "merely 'good.'"
* In the ninth season of TabletopGame/TechInfantry, William Bishop eats quite a few sandwiches, to the point that it became a RunningGag.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Experiment 625 from ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' was obsessed with sandwiches, and was even named after one: Reuben.
** Also in [[Disney/LiloAndStitch the movie]], Lilo gives Pudge the fish a peanut butter sandwich, because she thinks he controls the weather.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'': When Timmy makes a sandwich [[HistoricalInJoke in colonial times]], he's hailed as a genius. He also once wished for a triple decker peanut butter and jelly sandwich in his lunch.
* In the ''MickeyMouseWorks'' cartoon "Mickey Tries to Cook," Mickey is a OneNoteCook who only makes sandwiches with ham, tomato and cheese in any assortment.
** At the end of the cartoon, Jose Carioca has brought ''the exact same thing'', but [[EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench described it to Minnie in Portuguese.]]
* Shaggy and Scooby from ''ScoobyDoo'' often sneak away to the kitchen to create truly epic sandwiches.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': The Krabby Patties.
** When a customer got one with jellyfish jelly added, it caused him to break into song.
* A ''{{Jimmy Two-Shoes}}'' short involved Beezy making a sandwich and [[CompanionCube bonding with it]], deciding that he can't eat it. He purees it instead.
* ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad'' once met the Earl of Sandwich himself as he came up with his invention. Unfortunately, he gave it the unfortunate name "Stinky Pile of Poo".
* The ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' story ''Esther: The Girl Who Became Queen'' has King Xerxes banish his queen at the beginning for refusing to make him a sandwich. Immediately afterward, he demands the same of his treacherous adviser Haman.
** Another episode has the "Silly Songs With Larry" segment hijacked by Mr. Lunt, who sings an [[EarWorm obnoxiously catchy]] love song about Jimmy Gourd's desire for a cheeseburger.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', Doctor Zoidberg sells his shares in Planet Express for a sandwich.
-->Ha! You got fleeced! I would have settled for a hard roll with ketchup inside.
** Don't forget Hermes and his Manwich.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'':
** Even though there were other factors, the straw that broke the camel's back for Marceline to break up with her {{Jerkass}} boyfriend was over a turkey sandwich. A bit of a RunningGag considering that she is estranged from her father over, among other things, some [[SeriousBusiness fries.]]
** In "Five Short Graybles," Princess Bubblegum uses various absurdly complex scientific and pseudo-magical procedures to create the greatest sandwich that has ever existed and will ever exist. Even better, one assumes, than the one Prizmo makes Jake in "Jake the Dog."
** Jake is really into making sandwiches - the one he got into "the zone" and made in "Time Sandwich" does look pretty great.
* The ever joyous and optimistic Mr Simmons on ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' is pushed over the edge when Harold eats his sandwich. Up until that point nothing else truly bothered him while all the kids caused him a hard time. However, [[spoiler: Harold makes him a new sandwich as a way of saying he's sorry, and all is forgiven]].
* In one ''USAcres'' segment of ''GarfieldAndFriends'', Orson starts a diner and offers free food for a month if he can't make an order. [[JerkAss Roy]] naturally takes him up on it, ordering several strange items, including an extremely specific sandwich that turns out to be a special of the diner. They finally get tripped up by an elephant foot sandwich with mustard ''because they're out of mustard''.
** Or so Orson claimed. He'd gone to some lengths to obtain the elephant, and it was still alive. It's possible he made up the mustard story so he'd have an excuse not to kill it.
* Broseph in ''{{Stoked}}!''. The B-plot of "The Reefinator" is about Broseph attempting to give up sandwiches after he gets food poisoning from one (that he was keeping in his shorts!).
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' has Mordecai and Rigby trying to get a hold of The Best Burger In The World.
* On the ''Linus the Lion-Hearted'' show, a segment with ostensibly Chinese folk tales told of a genie who offered wishes to a simple fisherman, who only wished for a jelly sandwich. The frustrated genie tried giving him various riches, all of which came with associated headaches. The fisherman kept his sandwich and was happy.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'', not only is Robin an expert sandwich maker, but the episode "Legendary Sandwich" has Raven send the Titans on a quest for the ultimate sandwich so she can have some alone time.
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