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Restaurant Stakeout

Xericx Mar 12, 2012 12:32 PM

Anyone catch this last night? Hidden cameras in a restaurant recording everything. To me, it seemed staged, looked up the restaurant it covered, it seemed to be a popular, highly rated restaurant concept in Las Vegas (Firefly)

any thoughts? seemed more of like a way to get a restaurant on TV more than anything.

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    d8200 RE: Xericx Mar 12, 2012 12:57 PM

    I saw it and thought that even if it was scripted it is fairly accurate (servers picking food off plates, socializing in front of customers, etc.) The parts that seemed staged all involved the waitress who was eventually fired. The whole napkin throwing altercation was highly dubious.

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      Jstern35 RE: chicgail Mar 15, 2012 05:57 AM


      At the very least, it's partially staged

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        chicgail RE: Jstern35 Mar 15, 2012 06:08 AM

        All reality TV is staged and even scripted. It appears that owners are using the show to drum up business or at least name recognition. Not the best venue for that, but what the hey. At least the show makes clear that they do send people up to create "situations."

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        acgold7 RE: Xericx Mar 13, 2012 09:11 PM

        Probably unfairly, I didn't even give it a chance, based on the promos. I just couldn't get past that Tony Soprano wannabe. He may indeed be a genius, but it just didn't look at all interesting. It looked completely phony and staged and not at all either entertaining or informative.

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          Dragona72 RE: Xericx Feb 9, 2013 11:57 PM

          The show host annoyingly always has his hands motioning just above the table he is sitting at with every word that comes out of his mouth,lol. What does that accomplish exactly????

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