Frank Underwood's PB&J Technique Truly Makes Him a Monster


While it's hard to imagine how Frank Underwood could be more manipulating, conniving, and evil, each new season of "House of Cards" manages to deliver gasp-worthy acts from the ruthless politician and his associates. The fourth season of the Netflix show is no exception, with Underwood's deceit reaching new heights to gain and maintain power. But perhaps his most monstrous misdeed: the horrific peanut butter and jelly sandwich he slaps together in the White House kitchen.

As first pointed out by the folks at Uproxx, President Frank Underwood is atrociously bad at making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. As seen late in the second episode of the new season, Underwood fixes himself a late-night PB&J in the White House kitchen while telling the story of how he, uh, motivated a stubborn boy from his childhood. 


All appears to be going well as he smooths a gob of peanut butter onto a slice of bread, but when it's time to add the jelly, Underwood commits an impeachable offense: he uses the same peanut butter-covered knife to scoop jelly from the jar, contaminating it forever. He then proceeds to apply a treasonous pittance of the sweet, presumably grape, spread before plopping the slices together. And you'd think he'd be great with a knife at this point...

The resulting PB&J, like his America Works program, is a disgrace to the nation. Its painfully dry ratio of peanut butter to jelly is more like something the man would feed to his worst enemies, moments before ending them. 

As Underwood once said, "The road to power is paved with hypocrisy, and casualties." And, apparently, shitty peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

h/t Uproxx

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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and is only through episode six of the new season. Send news tips to and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.