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If Jim Gaffigan Is Involved, a Hot Pockets Recall Might Not Be So Bad, Right?

gaffigan hot pocketsThere’s been a huge USDA recall of meat coming from the Rancho Feeding Corp, with the department’s Food Safety and Inspection Service pulling 8.7 million pounds because it’s “unsound, unwholesome or otherwise are unfit for human food and must be removed from commerce.” Some of that meat may have ended up in Hot Pockets, so Nestle is also recalling some of its products, namely, the Philly Steak and Cheese and Croissant Steak and Cheese. That’s a whole lot of questionable food in one paragraph. However (and surprisingly), no one seems to have gotten sick, so that’s a definite plus.

The news gave fuel to one man who has basically built his career on the microwaveable treat: Jim Gaffigan.

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Snoop Dogg/Lion Drops It Like a Hot Pocket

If you ever found yourself listening to Snoop Dogg Lion‘s 2004 megahit “Drop it Like it’s Hot,” and thought, “Hmm…I wonder what ‘it’ is”, you need wonder no more –”it” is officially a Hot Pocket.

Snoop teamed up with comedian/rappers DeStorm Power and Andy Milonakis to re-work his 2004 club jam for Nestle, Hot Pockets‘ parent company. As you can hear in the video below, the collaborators trade humorous rhymes about how fantastic the much-lambasted frozen foodstuffs truly are, especially when “your munchies get an attitude.” Duly noted!

All cries of “sell out!” aside (yeah right), the fact that Nestle trusted an eight-year-old Snoop song to spur a much-needed sales boost says something about the rapper’s staying power. Two decades, multiple style and sound changes, and one name reinvention after he blessed us with “Doggystyle” in ’93, he’s still relevant enough to warrant a major ad contract (he also appears in current spots for FIFA 13). Hot Pockets and Snoop may just be a perfect match — comedians may roast them, their packages may change and evolve, but something about them just never changes, and whatever that something is, people still go for it.

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