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Guy's Grocery Show

rozz01 Dec 8, 2013 10:44 AM

Guy's product placement show

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  1. Firegoat RE: rozz01 Dec 9, 2013 06:34 AM

    A local chef recently posted on his facebook that he was going to LA this past weekend to film for this show

    1. Davwud RE: rozz01 Dec 9, 2013 06:41 AM

      If you don't like it, don't watch it.


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        Tripeler RE: Davwud Dec 9, 2013 06:44 AM

        Yeah, but what if you really want something to aggravate you and you really need something to complain about? There are some folks on Chowhound with that particular set of needs...

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          Firegoat RE: Tripeler Dec 9, 2013 07:09 AM

          I thought that was why they kept giving Rachael Ray new shows....

      2. rozz01 RE: rozz01 Dec 9, 2013 07:24 PM

        sorry... just thought it was funny and a little crass, not like a crucifiction...

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          Davwud RE: rozz01 Dec 10, 2013 04:19 AM

          You have to understand that there are, in general, 2 types of people on this board (and in life for that matter). Those who complain about Guy/Rachel/Tony/Paula/etc and those who are fed up with it.

          My dad falls into this former category. If you don't like something and it makes you constantly complain, change the GD channel.


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            MplsM ary RE: Davwud Dec 10, 2013 11:11 PM

            --If you don't like something and it makes you constantly complain, change the GD channel.--

            C'mon, where's the fun in that? It's the foodie equivalent of some epic feat. You've made it through the experience, now it's time to let the stories and snark fly!

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              Firegoat RE: MplsM ary Dec 11, 2013 05:50 AM

              Think of all the truly great drinking games that would be lost forever if this advice was followed by all.

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                monavano RE: MplsM ary Dec 15, 2013 04:27 PM

                Really, how am I supposed to aggravate my peptic ulcer if I change the channel?!

              2. re: Davwud
                chowdom RE: Davwud Dec 11, 2013 07:13 AM

                There is a third type...
                People who enjoy reading these threads.
                "If you don't like them don't read them"
                Lighten up peeps

            2. rozz01 RE: rozz01 Dec 10, 2013 08:15 PM

              I think you misunderstand, I like the concept... just not the product placement. Same thing drives me crazy about Top Chef.

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                HillJ RE: rozz01 Dec 11, 2013 07:24 AM

                Frankly I think this show is the ideal vehicle for Guy. It matches his energy level and personality to a tee. Guy needs elbow room to move and bounce around. TV kitchen spaces are too tight for him. Plus, his fans are use to seeing him in live arenas. I caught his stage act at a local college and it was a game show in the making then.

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                  Puffin3 RE: HillJ Dec 13, 2013 05:09 AM

                  One thing is always true in every human endeavor: There is always a 'Lowest Common Denominator'. FN found 'Susie' and Susie found GF and he found his 'fan base' thus proving the adage.
                  When will he turn up at your local 'Home Show' demonstrating 'Sham-Wows'?

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                    MplsM ary RE: Puffin3 Dec 13, 2013 01:33 PM

                    Wait - then what would the Sham-Wow fella do?

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                      Puffin3 RE: MplsM ary Dec 15, 2013 05:41 AM

                      Talk 'Susie' at FN into giving him a 'reality show' of course. Wouldn't be too hard.
                      'Sham-Wow' Goes To The CIA'. Thirteen episodes of him making funny faces behind the instructors back. Each episode he brings along a 'once famous Chef' and they yuck it up pretending to have stabbed the other in the hand.
                      First guest Chef: Paula Deen in 'black-face'.

                2. Kajikit RE: rozz01 Dec 15, 2013 04:24 PM

                  It's so-so... Dh doesn't really like it because it's not showy enough, but I think it's okay. The only annoying thing for me is the mad dash to win the grand prize - the poor sap has already worked their rear end off to win the three round contest, and they have to go through another gauntlet to actually get any money! I feel really sorry for the ones who don't get much...

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                    DGresh RE: Kajikit Dec 16, 2013 05:29 AM

                    I've only seen it to the end once, and she got all the items. It didn't seem that hard if you spend any amount of time in grocery stores. Do many people stink at that last phase?

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                      Kajikit RE: DGresh Dec 16, 2013 12:34 PM

                      I saw one where they got flustered and didn't even get half... it just doesn't seem fair to me!

                  2. C. Hamster RE: rozz01 Dec 16, 2013 05:54 AM

                    Is this the show that Blais was judging last night?

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                      monavano RE: C. Hamster Dec 16, 2013 12:38 PM

                      He's been a judge on the show.

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