Rahm Sends ‘Deep Dish with Dead Fish’ To Jon Stewart After Daily Show Dig

AP

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) hit back at Daily Show host Jon Stewart for trashing Chicago-style pizza as inferior to New York-style pizza. 

Emanuel’s office on Thursday ordered two deep dish style pizza with anchovies from New York’s Pizzeria Uno to the Daily Show offices with a note that read “Jon, Deep Dish with Dead Fish. Love, Rahm,” according to the Chicago Tribune

The pizzas were in response to a segment Stewart did on Wednesday about Chicago losing the claim of being home to the world’s tallest building in the world to New York. In that segment Stewart said Chicago-style pizza is really more like a casserole. 

“I don’t know whether to eat it or throw a coin in and make a wish,” Stewart said. 

The anchovies on Emanuel’s pizza may not have been an accident. There’s a famous story that Emanuel, when he was working at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee,  sent a rival a dead fish in a box, an homage to a famous scene in The Godfather. 

In response to Emanuel’s gift, Stewart’s camp posted a Vine video of a dog sniffing a pizza and running away, according to DNA Info Chicago.

A spokesman for Emanuel’s office told TPM on Friday they did not plan to respond to the Vine. 

Watch the original Daily Show segment that started it all below:

This story was updated. 

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