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Sep 24, 2009 08:53 AM

Can it get worse? Oxygen Network's new "Naughty Kitchen"

We came upon this travesty by accident while scrolling through the channels. I even wonder if anyone on Chowhound would have seen this, since it's in such an obscure spot.

Not obscure enough.

The star of the show (certainly in her own mind) is Blythe Beck, who is somehow executive chef of Hotel Palomar's restaurant in Dallas. Her schtick seems to revolve around 2 things - she's very overweight and she's totally obnoxious. Then there's her thing about calling her style "naughty".
I don't see it.

If you can stand it, here's the link to the premier episode on Hulu:

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  1. wow. I"m so glad i just lost 10:44 of my time, lol. I figured, hey, this could be horribly awesome. And no, it was just horrible. I did like that she got bombed in the review, as a sort of punishment for making us watch her....

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    1. re: kubasd

      I saw the promos and decided that watching it would be a big mistake...based on what you said here, glad I stayed away!

    2. I can't watch the vid on this particular computer, cm, but I can imagine, based on the other programming out there. I just have one general philosophical question: How did series developers and producers come to the conclusion that none of us have any actual intellect out here?

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      1. re: Normandie

        It's from the same outfit that produces Ace of Cakes which as far as I can tell is about drama, architecture and bad hygiene.

        I'm guessing (my own theory with no basis in fact) FNTV passed on this project. To my mind, if it ain't fit for FNTV, as much as hounds bitch about the sorry state of Food Network, this show demonstrates that it could be worse.

      2. Pop-ups on Chowhound have been pushing this show and commericals have been blasting The Travel Channel... Thank goodness Oxygen isn't on my cable subscription or at least I don't know what channel the show is on.

        It looks terrible.

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        1. re: dave_c

          The ads on Chowhound were enough to keep me from watching it.

        2. There's something incredibly peculiar about the web-only preview focusing on a *poor* review of her restaurant. Worse, the review questions her ability to be "naughty."

          1. Oh, I decided the first time I saw the commercials to steer clear of this one. It was the commercial where they highlight her "delightful" habit of saying "boo" in a totally obnoxious way whenever she encounters anything she doesn't like.

            Manufactured celebrity.