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Sep 16, 2008 07:43 AM

Guy Off the Hook

I watched a few minutes of this show, because that's all I could stand. All that shouting and the audience screaming every time Guy threw in another ingredient. Yuk. It reminded me of Emeril at his worst. Early Emeril, I should say, he hasn't been this obnoxious in years. I'm not inclined to watch again.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not a Guy Fieri hater. I love "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives" and watched episodes of "Guy's Big Bite" until I got fed up with the sameness of them. I just think that FN is using him badly here.

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    1. Haha...yes, it appears he's this generations Emeril. Looks like the FN has "Kicked it up a notch!" Oh the humanity.

      1. Im actually a fan of Guy but his stuff is getting a little bit obnoxious.

        I like his personality on Diners and Drive-Ins but they are pushing it over the top here.
        Is it really necessary to have sunglasses on the back of your head in a studio?

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        1. re: yankeefan

          Did you get that from Bourdain? :}

          I agree though! I do like Diners Drive Ins & Dives; his personality suits the environment. However, I'm just tired of American themed shows that focus more on the "over the top" personality more than the food. I feel the same with the Neely's; while I'd love to have dinner with them, I just don't want them teaching me to cook on my TV.

          1. re: Nicole Glassman

            nicole, is it "american themed" to be over the top? or is that simply a choice in production values? i'd argue it is the latter. my case in point: univision/telemundo talk/variety show hosts! ;-)

            1. re: alkapal

              amen alkapal. whenever someone sez "only in America" - - it usually mean "just about everywhere"

        2. He reminds me of Poochie the Dog of Simpsons fame.

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          1. re: MaxCaviar

            Thats what I've always thought when I see him... LOL

            1. re: MaxCaviar

              Might be the best comment Ive ever heard. Poochie the dog is perfect.

              I was thinking more of a forced Fonzi but Poochie it is. He just needs to carried around the surfboard.

              1. re: MaxCaviar

                Next OTH episode - Poochie Jumps The Shark.

                New CH FAQ - all GF related posts must use the new moniker.

              2. I caught his "Diners..." show in FN while on vacation - I could just tolerate his on-air personality but did appreciate his finds and giving those little places airtime. Clones of this Guy move to LA every few seconds - really tired of them giving us native Angelenos a bad rap. I haven't seen this new show but based on what others here have said, I'm finding my general aversion to install cable/sat to be more of a blessing...