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The Glenn Beck of Food

isadorasmama Nov 11, 2009 10:02 AM

I have a problem with the title of this article but I thought it might be of interest to fans and haters of Guy Fieri.


  1. MandalayVA Nov 11, 2009 11:49 AM

    That article pretty much nailed it. I've never heard anyone say "meh" about Guy Fieri--they either love him or hate him. But hey, he's living the dream and making a boatload of money.

    1. Phaedrus Nov 11, 2009 12:19 PM


      he goes to independent places, he seems to enjoy the food, he gives the owners their day in the sun.

      But, the spike here, cliches, sunglasses in the back of the head and California attitude negates a lot of it.

      I don't plan my evenings around the show but I don't flip away from the show when I see it either.

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      1. re: Phaedrus
        KTinNYC Nov 11, 2009 01:09 PM

        Diner's, Drive-Ins, and Dives is watchable but Guy's Big Bite is horrible. Watching Guy and his Pudgy Pals is just painful.

        1. re: KTinNYC
          Phaedrus Nov 11, 2009 01:19 PM

          OK, I don't watch that, don't even know what that one is like. Diner's, Drive-In's and Dives is what I was referring to.

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        Reignking Nov 11, 2009 06:06 PM

        I never liked him, but I heard him on the radio, and he just came off as completely genuine and happy. DDD is one show on FN I'll watch.

        1. ChefJune Nov 12, 2009 07:43 AM

          I didn't care for him when he was competing on TNFNS, and I don't watch any of his shows now. I think he looks messy, and I'm not a fan of "messy" handling food I'm going to eat.

          1. dave_c Nov 12, 2009 10:28 AM

            He is definitely the cash cow for FN so he might as well make the most of it while he can since he's "in it to win it" and "too legit to quit".

            DDD can be a fun watch. As people have commented, his cooking show is terrible.

            When he retires, I predict he'll become a bus driver. His route - flavor town.

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            1. re: dave_c
              Phaedrus Nov 12, 2009 10:59 AM

              STOP, you're giving me nightmares.

            2. rozz01 Nov 12, 2009 04:25 PM

              I saw him on Wendy Williams talking about his wealth last night. It is the " Glenn Beck's " that end up being the ones to cash in off of others loves and fears

              1. JohnE O Nov 12, 2009 06:23 PM

                A pretty even handed report. I don't watch him or care for him all that much, but I think I get his popularity. He's got drive and ambition so he succeeds. I'm sure he'll do fine without my help.

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