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Rachael v. Guy Celebrity Cook off 2014

Has anyone noticed that the episode set for Jan. 2014 is already available on Hulu plus? (or possibly just hulu) Watched part of it....
Thoughts:
Didn't recognize half the "Celebrities" as usual.
Vanilla Ice and Penn of Penn and Teller fame are the best entertainment wise so far.
Tiffany still has a voice.
That Bachelor guy will do anything for a buck.
Rachael's stylist clearly hates her or she picks out her own clothes and has no concept of what would look good on her body style.
Guy Fieri much as I hate to say it, is about a 5000 X better host than Rachael.
Your thoughts?

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  1. I think this would have worked a lot better had they fought using socks filled with manure.

    1. I can only watch this show ironically. What a parade or almost-beens. How did Penn Gillette fall into this dung heap?

      Rachael has never ever dressed well for her odd shape.

      Fieri is a capable and likable host. There, I said it. I no longer think he's a douchebag even if he plays one on TV.

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      1. re: sal_acid

        Penn did two tours of Celebrity Apprentice, but given that he is lo-ho-hoaded I'm almost certain it's for the charity more than anything. It's not like he needs a publicity vehicle. He's also very aware of the showbiz angle and isn't afraid to talk about what's happening off-camera.

        Judy Gold competed on Chopped in the celebrity category, so that makes things interesting. I'll probably watch this season. Dammit.

        1. re: sal_acid

          >>Rachael has never ever dressed well for her odd shape.

          Yea, Guy got all the cute outfits from wardrobe. ;-)

          1. re: Antilope

            Yeah, his shape is odder, but guys get a pass.

        2. I haven't seen more than a couple eps of this show but the names of the celebs this season are fairly well known. Well, Chris Kattan was 2nd tier SNL and Vanilla Ice is now on the reality circuit but the names are familiar to me. Except Judy Gold, maybe I'd know face but her name doesn't ring a bell.

          · Judy Gold (actress, comedian)
          · Florence Henderson (actress, singer)
          · Penn Jillette (magician, comedian)
          · Chris Kattan (comedian, actor)
          · Jake Pavelka (reality star, The Bachelor)
          · Tiffany (singer, actress)
          · Vanilla Ice (pop icon and rapper)
          · Herschel Walker (former NFL player, Heisman Trophy winner)

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          1. re: Joanie

            Didn't all of these old celebrities appear on one of those Dean Martin Dinner Roast commercials? ;-)

            1. re: Joanie

              These days most people know Vanilla Ice from HGTV. He just recently went Amish but prior to that he show was called The Vanilla ice Project.

              http://www.hgtv.com/vanilla-ice-goes-...

              1. re: Joanie

                Are these *celebrities* on this food network show simply due to the amazing appetite they worked up on Dancing With The Stars?

              2. Is Florence Henderson going to be cooking with Wesson Oil?

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                  1. re: C. Hamster

                    Straight loaves or the braid-y kind?

                1. It goes without saying, although i guess I'll say it, Rachael's attempt to be Giada'ish in the promos did not go over well.
                  http://www.foodnetworkgossip.com/2013...

                  This is actually a safe for work link.

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                  1. re: Firegoat

                    I saw the promo and thought it was a rather odd wardrobe choice. Not flattering at all - she needs to ignore the clothing advice and re-think the low cleavage thing.

                    1. re: breadchick

                      I recall many years ago seeing one of those short "behind the scenes" things of her talk show. Her wardrobe lady of the time basically seemed to say Rachael wears whatever she wants to and doesn't take advice well. ....

                      1. re: Firegoat

                        What did they do to make her boobs look like that?

                        1. re: jeanmarieok

                          I tried to google that weeks ago. But I wasn't sure they were "boobs". I was thinking amazing pectorals.

                            1. re: coney with everything

                              Exactly coney - strong underwire bra and tape

                      2. Oh, all that should be good and holy in the food world.

                        This first episode makes me want to stick those flame thingies in my eyes.

                        I am done with this show. Hopes for anything remotely watchable are dashed against the sharp edges of my TV.

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                        1. re: breadchick

                          I actually thought the first season wasn't too bad, I'm watching for entertainment alone :) the personalities often make for laughable moments.

                          1. re: fldhkybnva

                            I agree regarding the first season. :)

                        2. Chris Kattan's performance could be a PSA for "Your Brain on Drugs"

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                          1. re: C. Hamster

                            Yes and he should have been "chopped".

                          2. In tonight's episode at the Hawaiian theme restaurant, was I the only one expecting Robert Irvine to show up and tear down the walls?