Cooking show host media doppelgangers
Small h's analogy that Rachael Ray is the Barney of cooking show hosts will be hard to beat, but what kiddie or talk show hosts are the equivalent of what cooking show hosts?
Joanne Weir....Shari Lewis
Chris Kimball....Charles Osgood, William Buckley
Paula Deen....which Teletubby?
I amend my OP: watching all the old Andy Griffith Show clips in the wake of the star's death, I realize that Barney Fyfe (actor Don Knotts) resembled both Chris Kimball and, in exasperated facial expressions, Jon Cryer's Two-and-a-Half Men character.
Bobby Flay = Howdy Doody
Mario Batali = comic book store owner on The Simpsons
If they ever do a Gordon Ramsey biopic, the title role should go to an actor named Sebastian Roche.
Conveniently, he always seems to be cast as a villain (General Hospital's Jerry Jax, terrorist on 24, et. al.) The resemblance is uncanny.