Friday, December 20, 2013

Food Network's Solution For Declining Numbers - MORE Guy Fieri

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Have you been watching the Food Network lately and thinking, "I wish there were more Guy Fieri shows on here."?  Well, you are in luck as the Food Network is beginning to show Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives EVERY night during the week between 11pm and midnight.

Variety reported this and had quotes from Food Network's Bob Tuschman, where he said the episodes of "Triple D" will run at 11pm for an "indefinite" amount of time.  They made the decision as they have a “deep library” of episodes filmed and the show is “upbeat.”  Bob Tuschman also said they "thought it would make the perfect late-night accompaniment, a nightcap before you want to go to bed.”



This means that in addition to the sometimes 12 hour blocks of Guy Fieri on Monday and Friday's, there will be even more of him during the week.  With Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, Guy's Grocery Games, Rachael vs Guy Celebrity Cook-Off, Rachael Vs Guy Kids Cook-Off, and Guy's Big Bite, it will be hard to turn on the Food Network and not see Guy Fieri.

The Food Network has not run 11pm "strips" for some time, but it used to do so with older programs such as Unwrapped and Good Eats.

It sounds like this could have been a perfect opportunity to bring back more episodes of Good Eats to the Food Network, which many people want to see.  Good Eats also has a "deep library" and could have broken up some of the repetitiveness of the Food Network.

88 comments:

  1. It's the Food Network, not the Fieri Network! I've never liked him, and I'm so sick of him I can't see straight.

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  2. I think what people want to see at that late hour are boobs and not a boob!

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  3. Bring back Dinner Impossible! Bag the reality food shows, the police state camera spy shows and go back to true cooking shows.

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  4. They could put Rachael Ray on instead.

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  5. I'd settle for Two Fat Ladies reruns.

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  6. When I saw the ads, I was horrified. Good thing I watch Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert at that hour.

    And usually doze off.

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  7. If its the boob shot of Rachel in that awful pic of her standing next to Guy....I think I will pass! Boobs next to a boob!

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  8. Declining numbers? THREE MORE YEARS OF DOUCHEBAG!

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  9. I'm so sick of yellow hair and armbands I could barf. He's also too loud.

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  10. We need more Ming Tsai's and Sarah Moulton's, not more DDD.

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  11. Real men tuck in their shirt and are fit enough to do so.

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  12. I just cringe when I think about what weirdo's we might see in season ten of food network star. Tattoos suck.

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  13. Paula Deen was so over exposed that I was getting sick of her and I really liked her. The FN over the top moment was Paulas Party. It was obvious that she would not hold onto all of the time spots she occupied...or popularity....no one can hold viewers interest to that extreme degree, I see the same thing happening with Guy. Now he is overexposed. Slow and steady wins the race son.

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  14. Fieri is the reason I DON'T watch the food network at night. PLUS, I don't want to eat at diners, drive ins or dives.

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  15. This insightful analysis brought to you by "JockItch".

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  16. This was an oddly thoughtful comment. DAMN YOU!

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  17. I find that show depressing anyways. Even if I wanted to eat at any of those places they are never anywhere near where I am and I don't get to travel that often either. So it's all about what I could be eating if I had money to travel. I don't see the point.

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  18. I'd laugh if someone squirted mustard in his hair. Then again, we may not notice. He dresses like a slob.

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  19. I agree. The asparagus and soybean crowd also looks to be gearing up for season 10. Again? I like steak. Vegetarians always lose at arm wrestling. http://blog.foodnetwork.com/star-talk/

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  20. Well it would be a show that they don't have. It could fill a niche.

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  21. But ALL vegetarianism, and healthy-eating, and fitness-nutrition, and even last year's Nikki with her meat-on-the-side has failed and been turned down by the public year after year after year. Nikki didn't even make it to the finals. Andre, same season, with his healthy-eating was 1sr? 2nd? to be eliminated. It's like running for office and losing 4 times. People turned down Christy Schoen in her season sending her home as the 1st one out. Herb, the Energy Chef, didn't make it. It seems obvious this is a Niche that simply doesn't have enough demand or votes. There was also an earlier season where some dark-haired lady w/big eyes was going to show everyone how to eat healthy. She wasn't in the finals either. We don't want heart-attack meals, but when you've lost at least 5 contenders like this, I'd say give it up and don't beat a dead horse. Last year, Nikki was going to build-a-bridge and just be meat-on-the-side. Still didn't work.

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  22. I'm not sure if it was turned down by the public. It was turned down by the judges. If I remember correctly, Nikki's meat on the side POV got pretty far and she pretty well liked among the watches and a lot of people were not happy that she got voted off. We don't know how she would have fared in the finals with popular votes.

    After all, we know that this network isn't very known for giving people what they want (i.e. the point of this article). I personally have no interest in a vegetarian, healthy, fitness food. But I can't say it wouldn't be popular. I just don't know.

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  23. Knowing FN, their actual thought would be: "They didn't like it?? We just have to show more of it, 24 hrs a day 7 days a week!!!" (as in Fieri)

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  24. Very well. If the judges have turned it down then they've done that 5 times with 5 different people in multiple seasons.

    If the public was not happy the first time, FN still turned it down 4 more times. I think this sort of thing is popular with people who are already "true believers." The vast majority still want mac-n-cheese, beef, bacon, lobster and a couple of microbrews.

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  25. Guy is no Emeril. Emeril did the work, not just fist-pump and take a bite of someone else's cooking. Emeril's food was better. Bam, beats winner winner chicken dinner anyday.

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  26. This is just another RI project that I can't see succeeding in the long run because Robert can't change people, just show them what he thinks is the better way (whether it is actually the better way is arguable, but that's all he can do).

    In this case, you've got a useless owner and a partner with nothing invested who (from other posts) has a lot going on in his own time. They brought back the old manager (under whom the place was already circling the drain) to run things because all the staff wanted him back. Now, I don't know anyone involved, but in my experience, when a failing business wants back a previous manager, it's usually because he or she allows them to be lazy.

    The Dr. Phil Irvine show is old. I wish they would do an episode where the restaurant had a head chef who was paralyzed from the neck down and failing because he couldn't cook. Watching the camera flit back and forth between Robert waiting for his food and the chef parked in the corner of the kitchen would at least be funny. Seeing Robert put his hand on the chef's shoulder and tell him he believes in him would be even more funny. My point is that not everyone is capable of chewing what they bite off and I'd love to see at least one episode where he looks around and says, "You people are too incompetent to help. Here's a check for 10,000. Hang on to that. It'll help you get back on your feet after you close the doors for good."

    Anyway, I have such mixed feelings about RI. I love the concept, it's just that since the first season or so, I haven't really seen many episodes where I felt that they had a chance after Irvine's input.

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  27. I miss the days when you could actually LEARN something about cooking on the Food Network. Now it's all reality and competition. How about teaching us how to cook once in a while.

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  28. Learn something? That is why we need Chef Damaris Phillips and her show "Southern At Heart" to be renewed and back on TV with a weekday time-slot. Clear teaching, useful tips, and have you seen the pictures of how her finished dishes turn out? This lady can cook! See also her Facebook page.

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  29. I miss "Unwrapped." That was always my favorite show.

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  30. Unwrapped is a 30 minute commercial. I only watch DDD when nothing else is on. Guy annoys me. I have been to two Pittsburgh restaurants highlighted on his show. Major disappointment both times.

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  31. Mmmm.....mac-n-cheese, beef, bacon, lobster and a couple of microbrews.

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  32. DDD is shown far too often but even if it wasn't the problem would still be that anymore it feels like it's 10% diners, 10% drive-in's and 80% dives. Too many heaping gooey messes. Back in the day, when the first book of DDD places came out in a book, it was good. But not anymore. It's hard to respect Guy when he doesn't cook. Too much slop. Tired of the whole thing.

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  33. Happen to find your Site...I love it. You write just what I have been thinking for the last couple of years. In the beginning, the Food Network was something new that television viewers were not use to seeing. Shows like "LIVE with Emeril" were unheard of years ago...So we watched and liked it for being different.
    I will not say that I hate it the Food Network...but it has become stale and old...Even the Cooking Channel, ( It's evil twin) is more of the same rehashed programing. They try to introduce new idea's...but it is more of the same Cookie Cutter Chefs or Dreamer Wanna Bee's.
    I love it when someone can "Call Out" the things we watch on Television and exposes them for the mIsleading and misrepresenting crap they tell us is real. It seems these Channels glorify these Chefs as all knowing food Gods and then most of them seem to believe it.
    I feels like most of the Chef's are thinking to themselves..."Look I'm on the Food Network, so I know what I'm talking about and You don't." ... and... "Come to my public appearance, but you can't see or talk to me unless you purchase my Book. You looser." That 's the feel they give me. My feels may be wrong. But it is how "They" make me feel.
    I am sure you and many others have talked about the Great and powerful, Alton Brown...Even though I do not know him...The Aura that emanates from him is that of the Grand Poo-Baa of all...Thinking about it So does Bobby Flay....Glida...Guy...Robert...Paula (poor Paula)...
    Because I began to Monolog more than I should...I will stop now. I will however, return too your Website to add my Two Cents worth to the subjects you talk about. Thank you.

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  34. He still does Guy's Big Bite, although the kitchen he now works in is so elaborated, I wonder how practical it would be for home cooks to replicate what he does.

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  35. I've lost alot of respect for Alton.

    But it wouldn't be just him. It's just irritating when ANYONE is always the judge and never has to stick his own neck out. I know the comeback. Hasn't Alton himself said, he's not a cook? Then what the h___ is he even doing here? Or anyone else? Do you want to cook, or be an actor? A producer? Or just an in your face ham on camera? That goes for everyone. Maybe we could have a competition show about who is the most domineering chattiest camera-hog announcer. Bleaaugh.

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  36. LInda,
    I have just a few words to say to you about Alton Brown. Alton - Alton - Alton, (kind of like Marcia - Marcia - Marcia). Until you mentioned it, I did not realize he was not a Cook. I did and still do find many of his shows very informative regarding food. He is a very intelligent man. Great on screen presence.
    Once his show ended and because of his popularity, the Food Network seems to want to shove him down our throats. If I were Alton, and they flashed money and promises in front of me...I guess I can't blame him for doing what he does.
    I like to move on to new things and keep it fresh. That is what our society is about. Thinking about it...I only see him on the Food Network. I guess I have to stop watching it to end this drama I am creating for myself.
    P.S. You also made a comment about "ANYONE is always the judge and never has to stick his neck out." What you say is true. Most people are judges, (including myself) that's human nature. I may never do what these Chef's do on Channels like the Food Network. (I have my our Piers to deal with in my work.)
    They become Public Figures of their own choice. They should know when they have run their course. Like Steinfeld or Emeril, they seemed to know when to call it quites and let others take over.....
    All I am saying is that he and many others like him, have become over saturated. Again...Llet someone else have a turn. Are you listening Food Network?
    Loved talking with you. Please respond with future comments. You are wonderful. (No sarcasum intended.)

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  37. You have to wonder if Guy has some Polaroids of Tuschman with a woman.

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  38. Absolutely agree 1000%

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  39. Absolutely!! Technique and substance, not reality crap.

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  40. I'm burned out on DDD. How burned out? Let's just say, even Rodney and his Pie-style is starting to look good, and that was pathetic.

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  41. Merlin_Arrowhead_AddictDecember 25, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    Personally, I am tired of Guy, Rachael and Robert Irvine. They are burning their stars out like that did with Emeril and Paula.

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  42. Also Alex Guarnaschelli, Geoffrey Zakarian, and the up-and-coming overexposure of Jeff Mauro. The one chef I liked who appeared in multiple programs—Aaròn Sànchez—is now visible almost solely and irregularly as a Chopped judge, and I really enjoyed him on Chefs vs. City and Heat Seekers.

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  43. Mauro. What a joke. How that guy ever got on the air is just too crazy. Teach us how to make a sandwich? What 5yr. old doesn't already know? If every meal can be a sandwich, then you or I can already do it and we have nothing to learn from him. The only thing we might learn, if you want to call it that, is that anything goes, just put it between 2 slices of bread. This was one of the dumbest ideas for a show that I've seen.

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  44. Not really his fault. The judges on Food Network Star push the contestants to have a defined point of view, and Jeff started with the sandwich thing and got stuck with it. He's a classically trained chef, but the network doesn't really allow him to do anything but make sandwiches. Witness how he got backed into the sandwich corner both times he was on Chopped All Stars. He did what was expected of him.

    However, I think things like 24 on 24 and Beat Bobby Flay are attempts to allow him to get out of the sandwich straitjacket.

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  45. Let the Chefs have their own territory but keep them there. If they are Chopped judges, let them do Chopped. What I don't like is when Chefs start popping up as guests on other shows than their main one. Once that door opens it happens too frequently. Twice a year somewhere else is fine. No wonder we get sick of them. They're everywhere. And too often.

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  46. No more baggy shorts, tattoos or mohawks. Ugh!

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  47. Annie has it right, above.

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  48. Sad. You would never know, to watch his show that he's capable of more. Point of view is far too restricting. Having a focus or specialty shouldn't mean that's all one can do. Looks like point of view is badly overrated. I agree with the other people on here, DDD is on too many times.

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  49. I will not return to your website. Something stinks, I can't put my finger on it.

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  50. I agree with what you are saying...the FN put's on shows that seem to repeat themselves.

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  51. Whoever you are trying to describe,(I know who) has become overly saturated on their network. One evening, his shows (and many others like him), are programed far to many times in one day. If I am going to sit through these shows and watch the sponsers commercials...I want the sponser to know how un happy I am with the FN's programing choices. Give me something fresh and new.

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  52. The Cooking Channel is the Evil twin of the Food network. Same old, same old....

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  53. Great suggestions...I saw a program on PBS...Yes, PBS...Cooking with Nick Stellino...his show is a quick, teach you how to prepare different meals, in a 30 minute program. At first, Mr. Stellino may seem to be full of himself...But it is all done in humor. I do not think his TV personality is any thing more than what each of us want to say.. His recipes and his approach are wonderful. The Food Network and the Cooking Channel could learn from Mr. Stellino's approach to showing people how to cook. He seems to grab the viewers attention.

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  54. Less evil twin and more runt of the litter.

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  55. Linda...Where are your comments. Loved talking to you. I have looked and looked for your past comments...I love games...Where are you darlyn?

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  56. Okay. I think you are right. I like your choice of words. Runt of the liter....LOL

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  57. Obviously Robert's never had a Chicago-style hot dog. That's what the relish looks like.

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  58. If the shoe fits, anyone can wear it. While it may describe some well-known people, I am much more concerned that we don't get any more new ones like that! All we need now is for Miley Cyrus to get a cooking show. Is that what's coming next? Say it ain't so.

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  59. I don't watch cooking shows to get stand-up comedy. I'm sure that management wants people who are good on TV but they should realize that if someone makes 5-star incredible dishes, that most people will forgive them for not being entertainer of the year. Having a presence is a good thing but being an outstanding cook matters more. Charming beats larger than life.

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  60. If they could just get rid of that annoying guy who does My Mama's Ravioli with his grating voice and Allie and her sidekick, and also that dark-haired woman with the strange-looking eyes who always tells her boyfriend to kiss her on the show, then things would be good. At least the Cooking Channel is more about cooking than pointless games and competitions. If it wasn't for Bobby, Giada and Ina holding up the Food Network, it'd be full-time Cooking Channel.

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  61. Yes. Personal taste for a TV chef is first and foremost. If you do not like someone, you will not watch them. Julia Child is a good example. Years ago, many thought she was clumsy and akward and should not be on TV. Why she became popular was because she explained what she was doing and people saw that she was honest with her personality. Is Nick? is Bobby or Robert. I do not know...you bring up great questions.
    As a retired Chef...I think you are correct with what you say about 5 Star dishes. They are incredible to taste. A wonder to the taste buds... But, how many viewers can successfully make those same 5 star dishes at home?

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  62. Guest,
    And you are...Tell me, so that we may talk in the light together...
    I do not know from what you are asking...I did say that I would not return to this, FNG, Website. I was wrong...I have since found the FNG Website and many others, to be of great value.
    I do not hide who or what I try to say, (although I was incorrect with my second assumption of the FNG) I will say what I feel. I will be truthful. I will be corrected if I am wrong. You will know who I am. TD Riggs. I do not hide behind a curtain or a made up name. Call me out if you will. I do not make comments under any concealment.
    I hope I was not to abrasive with my answer. I am new to this social network stuff...I think I like it...

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  63. Guy Bites Big is still on?! A friend and I use to watch it just to see who could guess how many things Fieri would drop. Winner bought dinner that weekend. Most of the time is was chicken dinner...2,3,4.....

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  64. They don't have to. The important thing is get a skilled Chef who can simply elevate the viewers skills to be higher and better than they were. If I am only a half-star cook and someone on Food Network shows me how to make 3 or 4-star meals, then that means more to me than their jokes or fashion, and I am happy, and everyone I cook for is happier than they were before. They will ask me how I did it. I will tell them to watch _________'s show. It is enough for them to be a friendly cook who makes excellent dishes. It's not about going from zero to instant Iron Chef. It's about better flavors.

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  65. Thank you. That clears it up. I did not know if you meant the FNG website or something else. Anonymous people can be truthful. Sometimes more so. Calling yourself TD Riggs tells me no more about you than being a guest.

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  66. I liked Good Eats in the beginning, when Brown seemed genuinely excited about what he was doing. Eventually, he started coming across as talking down to the viewers. That's when I quit watching. I've also avoided Iron Chef America because I didn't want to listen to him drone on for an hour. Actually, I don't watch anything other than R:I on FN anymore, and that show is starting to wear thin, especially Irvine's family counseling sessions. He should go back to doing D:I, you could actually learn something on that show (i:e. slamming a the stem of a head of lettuce on a table to remove it).

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  67. (Rimshot). Thank you. Glad you stayed all week.

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  68. Yes! Hurray that I'm not the only one who feels that way. I watch to learn and to see someone who cooks, not to hear anybody rattle-on with non-stop commentary. Like you, I don;t watch Iron Chef because I don't want to hear his endless announcements. He's morphed into one giant camera-hog.

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  69. Not only still on, but with new episodes coming. However, his current kitchen is more like a restaurant kitchen, with miles of counters and more equipment than any home cook will ever own.

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  70. I have no time or use for Guy Fieri. He is all "style", zero substance. The NY Times review of his Times Square restaurant should have clued in Food Network as to his competence. What little I've seen of DDD, he seems to have little knowledge or insight of restaurant food, instead he relies on "personality" and catch phrases. He just aggravates me. Cannot believe Food Network thinks we viewers need MORE of him.

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  71. Here's what the restaurant made me think of, from the TV movie The Ratings game

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1PnImId0Z8

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  72. If that bartender worked shirtless the place would be packed. Hotttttttt

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  73. parents that use their children also have seats in hell,amanda would let her own young child suffer not able to breath keeping a asthma treatment from him so she could cater to her girlfriend that is sick...a poor childs pain,such small lungs unable to breath and amanda duncan passes her son off to hold her girlfriends hand who has a cold....there is a special place deep in hell for that one.

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  74. Well,well well,here it is a week before Christmas and the IRS had the kokomo sherriffs dept help them go shut Duckys down,they have closed and locked their doors,after they used kokomo and RI to get "FOUND" they where always a bunch of full fledged liars,actors,horrible family ,horrible people,they stole from people buying GC for others and will not return any money to anyone,they are infact ingnoring people...Amanda Duncan has pawned her children off on their fathers families so she can be wifey to her girlfriend,they used the money they got to buy new cell phones,new furniture,newer cars...oh yes these people took so many for a ride,all kinds of people are passing prayers and sorrows to the horrible duncan family but what everyone has overlooked was all the other hard working people that worked there for the horrible lazy amanda and bill duncan...those people lost their jobs,those people have families and bills too...i believe Karma hit the duncan family and i dont think they care at all,they have homes,cars,they go out drinking and on vacations around the united states,who do u think paid for those things...i pray they suffer till they make ammends with all the people they hurt getting to this point...they are fake,users..the got what they deserved...to those who fell for the act....sorry,but they will wipe u all out its just time,they only care about their money and what they want...im sure all the people they hurt,used,lied to,spread rumors about,took from have plenty of smiles...the fact is the duncans didnt pay bills so they made their own beds,they should all go to jail...amanda duncan stated she just wanted daddys approval on the show.....guess what amanda,you and ur worthless father are just alike but you will never do anything to make people proud...you had the chance when God gave you your kids and you are a horrible mother,you failed your own children so you failed God..give your kids to people who wont use them like you do..it was just a matter of time,everyone of her sisters and the staff said amanda duncan was the one bringing the place down,because of her the family place is gone.

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  75. I loved Kitchen Nightmares UK, which was really about the restaurant. But the US version was about the drama, dumbing down the show to the lowest common denominator so that it would be available to a wide audience.

    I watch RI because I like the fixes. I like it when Ramsay or Irvine actually teach the crew, really fix the problems. That's why I liked Dinner Impossible; it was all about problem solving once you got past the silly producer's twists.

    It's clear to me, though, that the bosses don't think most people like the problem solving part. They like the reality show drama, the "Dr. Phil" crap that people complain about. It's lowest common denominator stuff. Not everyone cares about cooking, but they all get cheap family drama.

    They are producing RI for this lowest common denominator crap, with much less teaching and more gimmicks. The sledgehammer was bad, but the little "I have to pee!" dance when he tastes the food is just horrible.

    And as John says, this makes the show "more accessible" but also much less unique and compelling. It's like Robert being a fool about the neon green relish on a Chicago Dog; there isn't time for actual knowledge but only time for kneejerk tropes. It's not about smarts, it's about cranking out sausage, which cheapens and commonizes the product. Producers see the short term benefit, but not the long term loss.

    BTW Sal Cracco -- "Sally Fatzz" -- is a bariatic surgery patient, who apparently taught teens about the culinary industry after a long career as a restaurant owner.

    http://www.genesishealth.com/services/weight-management/testimonials/cracco/


    No wonder he didn't use his real name in the show. Just another indication of how the show has turned into formula and lost all "nutritional value" in the process, but if the Food Network isn't about over packaged and processed foods, homogenized to get a wider audience, what is it about now, anyway?

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  76. We see this over & over. The question Food Network should be asking for the future is: WHAT?--will the audience STILL not be bored stiff & tired of, even after they've seen 100 episodes of it? A very, very worthwhile question.

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  77. Right you are. Repetition and utter predictability, cause the audience to get bored. Even worse if it seems like too much drama.

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  78. they need a clause in the contract when they do the makeover they can;t sell for 2 yrs unless monies for cost and labor are paid back

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  79. Shame on them all for using the hard work and good hearts of R.I. "using" is not a harsh enough word, I can't say what I really want to. But I believe in Karma and hope they learn too before it's too late for their own sakes. But i love the show and the heart it gives in trying to help people who need it. Bravo Restaurant Impossible.

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  80. Biff SchmuckatelliJanuary 1, 2014 at 11:13 PM

    Gombah was originally "cumpa" in Neopolitan and Sicilian dialects which meant close friend but in the 1930's in the USA became a pejorative term used by non Italians when describing Italian Americans with the implication that they were either in the Mob or associated with the mob. I'm not sure if that is a good name for a restaurant. Also the Sal character either needs to get on meds or be removed from the restaurant for them to succeed.

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  81. Why do people keep saying Ramsay in place of Irvine. Please check which blog you are contributing too. That ramsay for Irvine mix up is 'almost' as annoying as the way Irvine pops his "P"s when he speaks. lol

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  82. unfortunately it seems that you are ready to be sent to the glue factory.

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  83. If you check her facebook page, AMANDA is 100% openly LESBIAN, and lives with a total man-woman who is a former Army woman with lots of photos of her in the Army fatigues.


    Not that there is anything wrong with that, but it was pretty obvious that Restaurant Impossible was pushing AMANDA as a single mother who was hetero.


    A much better show was the one about the two gay men in Atlanta, where it was open that they were gay. However, that show felt like a FOR REAL FAMILY, and like those two guys really were trying to make it work, and were not just a couple of bullshit artists like AMANDA.

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  84. You need to bring your own sheet-bag for those kind of emergencies, or just ask the staff for a soup bowl, since they will probably recycle it anyway.

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  85. Last night I made the trip to Rock Island with some friends. The drive was over an hour, but we wanted to check out the place that was on TV. Place was very clean and everybody was really friendly. Crowd wise it was off and on. A big party of 10 or more was leaving when we arrived. Sally Fatzz was working and he took the time to talk to our group about the show and the process it took for them to be accepted to the show. I am a huge fan of these shows and love Bar Rescue and a coworker told me about RI. So I set my DVR to DVR every RI episode. You always hear about how these "reality" shows are mostly scripted. Sally Fatzz said he has no hard feelings toward the show or how they portrayed him on TV and had nothing but praise for what Robert and the show did. He said it was the best free publicity any business could have. Sally Fatzz shared the stories of how far people have traveled to see the place who saw it on the show. He said the Robert cut the menu which started out at 87 items down to a one page menu. Robert still will call the restaurant every few weeks or so to see how they are doing or if they need any additional help. Most of what Sally Fatzz told me was the interviews they were given the questions ahead of time and coached on how to answer them and many often had many cuts. The scenes where he was overreacting the show told him to act that way and also did a few different cuts of him screaming.

    The group of 4 I was with all enjoyed our food and the next time I am in the area (which I am in the summer to attend minor league baseball games) I will stop back in for some good eatzz!!!

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  86. Or a Chicago style pizza. To be fair though, if they could do a real Chicago style pizza, that's all they'd have make.

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