In one of many shining, surreal moments in FX’s new series Atlanta , chronic underachiever Earnest "Earn" Marks (Donald Glover) is riding the bus home with his baby daughter. Weary and maybe less than awake, he encounters a man in a brown suit and bowtie. "Ya mind’s racing," the man says. "Tell me, young." Without questioning how this man could know his inner state (or if he’s even real), Earn gives in. "I just keep losing," he begins. The man, listening quietly, starts spreading Nutella over two pieces of bread before telling Earn that resistance is a symptom of the way things are but not the way they should be. Earn balks, and the man replies, "Bite this sandwich," all before vanishing from the bus and walking into the bushes.