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Jun 22, 2008 07:20 PM

ridiculous quote of the week

compliments of nipa on TNFNS:

"i've never touched a dead fish before. it's slimy and gross, and i hate it."

oh yeah. perfect attitude for someone who's vying for her own cooking show.

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    1. Another reason why I refuse to watch this show. I won't give credence to people who have no business being there.

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      1. re: kkak97

        After a ten course tastng meal last night and wine pairing, I passed out before I can watch this show. I can't wait to watch it tonight! I'm not watching because they're good. I'm watching because they suck.

        1. re: Ericandblueboy

          "'m not watching because they're good. I'm watching because they suck."
          i think most of us are with you on that :)

          1. re: goodhealthgourmet

            "'m not watching because they're good. I'm watching because they suck."
            i think most of us are with you on that :)

            * * * * * * * *

            I mean do they really think that any of those poor schmoes could actually garner a credible TV audience/following? It'd be like watching your own inept sister or son fumble around in the kitchen.

            1. re: goodhealthgourmet

              You had me at suck! :-)

              Just out of curiosity, has any of those wannabe's actually really made it or do they just get a couple of shows and then never heard from again?
              Is there anyone you really thought was good and didn't make it?

              1. re: kkak97

                guy fieri [season 2 wnner] is the only real success story...and his most popular show - Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives - is a travelogue where we watch him eat, not cook. in his defense, though, i really like DD&D - it's a fun show and i've learned about a lot of places that definitely would have slipped under my radar otherwise. i've never seen his cooking show, and he also hosted a horrid - and thankfully VERY short-lived - competition show with marc summers. i think he's done a few specials where they look at kitchen gadgets too. guy is the perfect example of a FN "personality" as opposed to a chef.

                i can't remember any of the contestants from season 1, and the winners were a bust.

                season 2 i really liked nathan lyon - he has a show on PBS and if it's ever on while i'm channel surfing i watch it.

                last season i really thought JAG was he only one who had any talent or appeal...but we all know how that ended.

                1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                  So, this leads to the obvious question: What did you think of Guy Fieri when he was on NFNS? Did you think he deserved to win?

                  1. re: kkak97

                    Didn't watch that season. But when I first saw Guy on his own show, I thought he sucked. I didn't know who he was and I don't know why he is allowed on TV. I refuse to watch his show(s). I'm happy to watch Hell's Kitchen but there is no way that I would eat at any of those contestant's restaurants, including Rock, who use to work in DC.

                    1. re: kkak97

                      I only watched the first three episodes of that season, but even in the first episode I figured him for the winner. He was the only one with a good on-camera persona and the only one with much real cooking experience (he owned (owns?) three restaurants, IIRC).

                      Agreed 100% with Ericandblueboy regarding Guy's own show. I watched two episodes before giving it three thumbs down in the TiVo...

                      1. re: davis_sq_pro

                        Guy apparently has alot of fans. It makes me sick.

                        1. re: Ericandblueboy

                          I'd take Guy over Sandra Lee anyday...what contest did that fool win?

                    2. re: goodhealthgourmet

                      "season 2 i really liked nathan lyon - he has a show on PBS and if it's ever on while i'm channel surfing i watch it."

                      I've caught Lyon's show on Discovery Health before, accoring to their website it airs on Mon and Wed at 4 and 4:30pm eastern.

                      1. re: LabRat

                        excellent, thanks! i was wondering if i'd still be able to find it here in NY. back in LA he was a local boy.

                      2. re: goodhealthgourmet

                        You're forgetting about the "Hearty Boys" who I recall seeing not too long ago on a Sunday morning. Their shtick is party food and entertaining. I can't remember what season they were - maybe the first one?

                        In any case, the show isn't about finding new talent. If you just look at the lineup of new shows, you'll see that there are plenty of other ways to find new TV cooks. The show is about what it's about - showcasing and humiliating people who apply to be showcased and humiliated. FoodNetwork doesn't *need* the show to "find" the next "star."

                        1. re: k_d

                          actually, i didn't forget about the hearty boys, i said they were a bust. but they certainly were forgettable...

                  2. re: Ericandblueboy

                    Is this the culinary equivalent to going to a fight and waiting for a hockey game to break out?

                    1. re: Phaedrus

                      pretty much :)

                      speaking of fights, it would be even more entertaining if some TC-style snarking ever developed between the contestants...

                    2. re: Ericandblueboy

                      Hey! We could make a new program! "Mystery Science Kitchen 3000".

                      1. re: jmckee

                        Ooooh, I like it! Show Sandra Lee and Rachael Ray shows, with some robots and a chowhound or two making snarky comments all the while...

                  3. My first thought was, "What kind of Minnesotan doesn't know how to clean a fish?" Land of 10,000 lakes, ya know.


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                      1. re: chef chicklet

                        I only caught the last ten minutes or so, and I was sure they were going to keep her, just because they NEED an ethnic show so badly.

                        It ALMOST makes me think a little more highly of the FN since they axed her.

                        It might actually be about the food.

                        And Chef 'Not Besh' redeemed himself a little in my eyes as well when he pointed to how much fish she discarded and said he felt that was disrespectful as a chef. We went deep sea fishing on Saturday, and I was appalled at how much fish is thrown overboard because it's just easier for the mate to filet a side and throw away the whole thing. (yes they buy chum..go figure)

                        1. re: sommrluv

                          what a crappy practice by the captain of the fishing rig....did you object? i hate waste, but i guess the other fish will eat the scraps....

                          1. re: alkapal

                            I was so shocked when he first started doing it!

                            I'm not one to be speechless, but well..yes!

                            It wasn't our charter, it was my husbands company. The boat could hold many people, and was 2/3 empty, so it was quite nice, but I was trying hard not to overstep my bounds. I was also 'trapped' near the front once he started cleaning fish, with a spray of blood in either direction, seagulls gleefully following in our wake...

                            I finally spurted by and people were speaking about recipes inside, so I managed to get quite a few nearly whole fish that DH is going to smoke over this weekend and take into his company for everyone to try. Apparently it's just too time consuming for the mate to gut...maybe they thought I was too squamish for a fish head because I'm a girl?

                            1. re: sommrluv

                              wow! what an experience. if you wanted to make a stink, contact the local media, or (gulp) PETA. (i can't believe i said THAT!) ;-)

                              1. re: alkapal

                                Oh GAWD. LOL I can't believe you did either, LOL.

                                No way. As offended as I was personally, it wasn't my was not even my employer's, it was DH's. If they were putting it in the garbage...Maybe I would've been a LOT more vocal. But it went to some use with seagulls eating it. (rats with wings)

                                And maybe there's some point that it attracts more Blues when they return with the second charter? who knows.

                    1. I teach a twice-monthly cooking class for the girls at church and nearly every class someone tells me I should have a show on FN, and every time I feel horrified at the thought of being on FN. But last night's class was the funniest, because the girl that suggested it said something about being a "real" and down-to-earth zoobie who actually knows about food and cooking. There is no way I would subject myself to the humiliation of being on TNFNS to get a chance to be on TV. I think I'll stick with the small classes I teach.

                      1. <rant ON>
                        The saddest part for me is, with a recession on and more people
                        deciding to learn how to cook (instead of go-out/take-out), there
                        will be more than a few that "learned to cook" by watching
                        this drivel.
                        <rant OFF>

                        I'm some how a little glad that Julia is not around to see this. RIP.