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New TLC show about Pit masters

nemis Dec 10, 2009 06:24 AM

Has anyone seen this new show on Thursdays?? I saw the first episode and thought it was pretty bad. Majority of the pitmasters are not very like-able and how many times can we say the word "ass" on TV as in "I don't care how he BBQs I'll beat his ass in Competition"
These people are trying WAY too hard. Disgraceful.

  1. Davwud Jan 8, 2010 06:01 AM

    I agree with other people. Most of the competetors are completely unlikeable.

    Other than that, it was pretty bad.


    1. Naco Jan 8, 2010 05:38 AM

      I watched an episode a few weeks ago and found it really boring, other than the hapless Paul. Last night I watched an episode taped at the American Royal competition in Kansas City, and there was an exquisite scene where Tuffy is literally crying into his sauce after forgetting to put sauce on his pork. It reminded one of Fellini. A+, would watch again!

      1. Sam Fujisaka Dec 19, 2009 03:34 AM

        I also find it asinine to call someone a "pit master" just because s/he BBQs.

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          duck833 Dec 18, 2009 07:03 PM

          I have been in competition bbq for a couple of years. Some are nice and lots are nasty, just the way it is.

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          1. re: duck833
            nemis Dec 19, 2009 03:20 AM

            These people are in their 50's and 60's and act like it's high school all over again. Unfortunate indeed.

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            dolly52 Dec 18, 2009 06:56 PM

            I finally got to watch this show, I won't be putting it on a schedule or timer. I thought they were friendlier with each other and had fun during these competions but some seem to be just plain mean.

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              dolly52 Dec 17, 2009 07:53 PM

              I haven't watched it but it is on tonight, will see it

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              1. re: dolly52
                chazmo Dec 18, 2009 07:37 AM

                Watched it last night. A few of the contestants seemed like nice people but some of them did not. It seemed like the cook-off should have been help in a Wal-Mart parking lot.

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                StheJ Dec 17, 2009 06:50 PM

                This is ok for a one off show, but there's only so far you can push the same thing...

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                  vafarmwife Dec 12, 2009 05:23 AM

                  I agree. I watched it and thought it was way over the top. I think the producers are trying to hard; therefore, making the people try way too hard. I won't be watching subsequent episodes.

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                  1. re: vafarmwife
                    chris2269 Dec 12, 2009 02:20 PM

                    I fell asleep listening to this show (tv was on but not watching) and got the same impression as you.

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                      vafarmwife Dec 13, 2009 02:36 PM

                      Well I watched the second episode- I know I said I wouldn't, but I did-nothing else was on. And it was worse than the first.

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