9 TV Sandwiches to Improve Your Thanksgiving Leftovers (PHOTOS)

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30 Rock – "Sandwich Day"

Episode: Season 2, Episode 14

"The Girly Show" writers find themselves in a sticky situation when they accidentally eat an Italian deli sandwich that was intended for Liz (Tina Fey). When a furious Liz threatens to cut up the staff's faces, they devise a drinking contest in an attempt to win their boss a new sandwich.

Friends – "The One With Ross’s Sandwich"

Episode: Season 5, Episode 9

When someone at work eats Ross’s (David Schwimmer) leftover Thanksgiving sandwich, he reaches his breaking point. The furious Ross has Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow) write a threatening note to scare people off from his future lunches, but the plan backfires when his colleagues start calling him mental—and he yells at his boss (the real sandwich stealer), which gets him suspended from work.
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Modern Family – “Tableau Vivant”

Episode: Season 3, Episode 23

In an attempt to share something special with his wife, Jay (Ed O’Neill) takes Gloria (Sofia Vergara) to a diner that has a sandwich named after him. But when Gloria doesn’t like the sandwich that he proudly constructed himself, his shocked and loud complaints lead to the whole family to try the sandwich and judge for themselves.

Jason Alexander as George Costanza in the Seinfeld episode The Blood, about George’s obsession with sandwiches

Seinfeld – “The Blood”

Episode: Season 9, Episode 4

George (Jason Alexander) tries to hit the trifecta of food, television, and sex. When his girlfriend’s vanilla-scented candles make him hungry, he gets the idea of bringing food into bed, which leads him to kiss while eating a sandwich. His girlfriend becomes disgusted and infuriated, especially when she catches him snacking on a pastrami sandwich in bed again. The food and foreplay combo ends up causing more problems when George is unable to eat sandwiches without becoming aroused.

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It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – "The Gang Goes Jihad"

Episode: Season 2, Episode 2

The always-comical Charlie (Charlie Day) shares the steps for creating a Grilled Charlie sandwich, which involves not only revealing the ingredients but the correct way to make it. The bizarre steps include spreading chocolate and peanut butter on two different pieces of bread, putting them together and then coating the outside with cheese and another layer of peanut butter.
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How I Met Your Mother – “The Best Burger in New York”

Episode: Season 4, Episode 2

A burger is still a sandwich, and in this ep, Marshall (Jason Segal) sets out to find the place where he had the best burger in New York City. Only problem is, he doesn’t remember anything about the place except that it has a distinct green door. Everyone goes through a ton of burgers—except, in a hilarious set of circumstances, for Robin (Cobie Smulders) who never actually manages to eat one—to finally find the right place to end Marshall’s quest.

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Glee – “Grilled Cheesus”

Episode: Season 2, Episode 3

When Finn (Cory Monteith) believes he sees the face of Jesus in a grilled cheese sandwich, he prays to it and asks for three things: for the school football team to win a game, for his girlfriend, Rachel (Lea Michele), to let him touch her breasts and for him to regain the quarterback position. When his first request comes true, he asks the other glee members to join him in singing songs to honor the sandwich.


The Simpsons – "Selma’s Choice"

Episode: Season 4, Episode 13

Homer feels guilty about neglecting a giant sandwich he got from a company picnic, so he promises to give it a good home. Unfortunately, the sandwich proves too large to store, so he vows to finish all of it instead—well after the mayonnaise has expired and everything has discolored—which gives him (no surprise) food poisoning.
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SpongeBob SquarePants – "Krusty Krab Training Video"

Episode: Season 3, Episode 10

Who can forget the teasing episode that almost revealed the recipe for a Krabby Patty? Even though the video starts out with step-by-step instructions, it cuts off right at the end—before the Krabby Patty secret formula is revealed. Even now, the secret of the delicious underwater sandwich remains unknown.
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It’s the day after Thanksgiving, and plenty of leftover turkey means only one thing: sandwiches!

Nothing satisfies the palate than your favorite eats piled high between two slices of bread. And your favorite TV characters feel the same way, taking care of their cravings with hearty hoagies.

In honor of everyone’s favorite easy meal, we serve up some of the most memorable sandwiches seen on TV. See if your favorite sandwich-themed episode made the cut!