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Jan 30, 2011 03:56 PM

Marcel's Quantum Kitchen

I can't believe this two-time Top Chef reject weiner is getting his own show. And on the Sy Fy channel? Apparently 25 year-old Star Trek: The Next Generation reruns couldn't sustain their media empire....

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  1. I saw that promo, too, and was definitely left scratching my head in bewilderment.

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      1. re: CodCakes

        I made get27 spaghetti and chocolate meatballs for my science fair project.....when I saw him blowing his out with a siphon I thought it was a bit excessive..I just expelled mine with the syringe

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        1. Maybe we'll get lucky and he'll end each show with one of his ill raps. That'd be ratings gold.

          1. He may do fine on this, where he is the center of attention, no one questioning him, getting to play with food instead of having to get along in a group. I'm sure he knows a thing or two. Just because living with 15 other reality show contestants wasn't the best place for him doesn't mean he can't cook.

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              1. re: babette feasts

                That's a really good point. I didn't mind him at all on Season 2 of Top Chef, but he was so over the top annoying and rude this All-Star season that I've almost written him off. Maybe he will flourish in a different setting.

                1. re: babette feasts

                  Agreed well said.

                  And good luck to him. Two years as a reality show villain he's paid his dues.

                  It'll be interesting to see him just go out and do his 'thing'...good or bad.

                  1. re: babette feasts

                    My 16 year old is taken by him. He seems to think he's a good guy. I laugh and can't understand it, but with tv personalities he picks up on things that I'd otherwise not notice or ignore. I imagine I'll watch with him because I end up seeing the characters through his eyes. Sort of like "Andy" from the office, someone I never focused on, now he's my favorite.

                    I know he felt really sorry for him on that season when he got bullied. After seeing Marcel this time around I've come to the conclusion that this is someone that just can't help himself.

                  2. He seemingly has all the attributes for reality TV these days…namely a bad haircut and no social skills.

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                    1. re: WWFeldman

                      That's funny.

                      As with most of the new food shows on now, I'll watch the first episode and that will be enough. I am curious, but I can't see this being good. Maybe I'm wrong and I'll enjoy it though.

                      1. re: chileheadmike

                        Yea me too.

                        The thing is I really wish him the best. I've seen too many very talented folk all ate up by the age of thirty not because they weren't brilliant at what they do but because they never learned how to deal with people.