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Aug 1, 2006 04:07 AM

Behind the Scenes at Good Eats

We really liked this show. It was lots of fun to watch.

Any other thoughts?

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  1. We really enjoyed it too, enough so that we watched it live instead of on Tivo as usual!

    Oddly enough, the kid they found to play AB's nephew in previous episodes looked enough like him that we'd wondered before if it was really a relative and looked it up on IMDB - and now all my research is for naught, since they told us at the end of the episode!

    It was fun, I actually liked the show better than AB's new "Feasting on Asphalt".

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    1. re: Kuisine

      Yeah, I enjoyed it also, nice to see Alton showing us everything that goes on behind the scenes, I have always thought "Good Eats" had high production values. You can tell a lot of thought is put in to each show. Hope he never burns out and he never gets squeezed out by the FoodTV suits pandering to the lowest common denominator of viewers.

      Anyone else notice, that his show is produced in the Atlanta area, rather than at FoodTV headquarters in New York? "Good Eats" is less showbiz and more entertaining education.

      1. re: ChinoWayne

        Did you also notice it's copyrighted 2005? I thought that was odd.

        1. re: MplsM ary

          They probably produced it in 2005 and its been sitting in "the can" for an opportune time to run it, and most likely they figured this would be a good lead-in to the road trip show.

        2. re: ChinoWayne

          Yeah, he and his wife live in Atlanta. There's been a rumor-mill for a little over a year that he's been entertaining the thought of moving to Austin, Texas, but with the new show something tells me it's just that - a rumor.

          I know I'd welcome him to Austin with open arms...

          1. re: ChinoWayne

            There are some FoodTV shows not produced in New York - Giada de Laurentis' show is filmed in California, Unwrapped in Denver, I assume Restaurant Makeover is made in Canada since all the action takes place there.

            1. re: cheryl_h

              Paula Deen, too. She used to film at Gordon Elliott's house (which, I think, is in NY State), but I don't know if that's still the case.

        3. I, too, liked it a little better than Feasting On Asphalt...but that was just the first show. Plus, we FINALLY find out who "W" is!

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          1. re: jennyfur

            The sister and brother characters are portrayed by actors. It was AB's real (now deceased) grandmother in the segment about biscuits. And apparently a member of the real Brown menagerie portrays a dog in some of the episodes.

          2. It was a fun show. I didnt notice the end though, did they say the kid is really Alton's nephew?

            I would guess that most of the foodtv shows arent produced in NYC since so many of them clearly take place elsewhere. I'm sure its way cheaper.

            1. I found it to be disappointing. They covered too much about the props, sets and staff and not enough about the research and writing.

              1. I didn't see it. Who is W? I've always sorta thought she was his wife and they were having fun with the attraction/hostility.

                Did they say why Shirley O. Corriher doesn't do the show anymore? She was on the early ones a lot and I think she's terrific.

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                1. re: rainey

                  I loved the show! W is Alton's chiropractor! She is SO GOOD on the show! I wouldn't have been suprised if he'd said she was his wife though. Too funny. They did show a toddler that is his kid, but I guess his real life wife doesn't want to appear on camera.