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Nov 11, 2009 10:02 AM

The Glenn Beck of Food

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.

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  1. 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. "meh".

      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

        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

          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.

      2. 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. 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. 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

              STOP, you're giving me nightmares.