Mac and Cheese is officially a “black thing,” according to 700 Club host Pat Robertson. Almost reminiscent of “The Racial Draft” skit from the popular sketch-comedy show Chapelle’s Show, macaroni and cheese was dealt from white people to black people, via the 700 Club.
The ultra-right-wing Christian host couldn’t believe what he had heard when his relatively new co-anchor Kristi Watts asked former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, “What’s that one thing at Thanksgiving you just have to have?”
Shortly after Secretary Rice answered “Mac and Cheese,” the camera cut to an astonished Robertson, who then responded, “What is this Mac and Cheese, is that a black thing?”
Once Robertson unscrupulously gave away the all-American side dish to black people, Watts excitedly picked up the gooey dish, exclaiming, “It is a black thing, Pat!”
Even though Smithsonian Magazine notes Kraft Foods (a white-founded company) as the first company to introduce boxed macaroni and cheese in 1937, Robertson, who was already fifty-eight in ‘37, laughed as Watts happily brought him up to speed with this apparently “black” dish.