Monday, June 25
The gang heads down to Fort Dix to jazz up the standard MREs-- the Meals Ready to Eat that my buddy Dave Lieberman first taught us about back on Dave Does.
Ummm... no comment. Eat up, boys.
JAG and Adrien both failed. Adrien sucked on taste and JAG lost on the presentation.
Also, Michael slipped up during his demo by referring to a MRE as an "MRI"-- effectively showing he cannot remember nicknames or acronyms ("Chocolate Passion" from last week). Also, who wants to hear about MRIs on Food Network? Take yourself to Discovery Health, salmon cake.
Paul won the initial challenge and got to pick the teams and dishes for the next one.
I love the reactions that judges Bob Tuschman and Susie Fogelson (TUSCHELSON) are givin' these days! Honorable mention goes to guest judge Giada De Laurentiis who, once again, turned up the fire. Paula Deen showed up for a minute but didn't judge. She has a book to promote, you know.
Amy and Rory gave a good presentation with their military-inspired order shouting, while pretty much everyone else went with the frenetic or just plain downer approach (i.e.-- don't bring up Vietnam, Mike).
Giada brings up the idea that, as a former Marine, this challenge should have been easy for JAG. In actuality, it turned ugly for him. Could it be because he was worried that a story like this one might come out?
Everyone got to crying in this episode. JAG, Amy, Rory and Michael all shed some tears.
In the end, Michael Salmon gets sent home. Adrien gets to stay, only after Susie asks to "see some jackass" from him.
So tune in next week for Adrien making a complete jackass of himself!
Check out the "After the Elimination" video on the FN site. Paul mentions to Adrien that he thinks they are "physically similar" and that that threatens him. Ummm.... not so sure about that, Paul.
Anyhow, I think Amy is gone next week. Her stressing and crying about 'what's public and what's private" should have been thought about BEFORE applying for a reality show in which your likeness is owned and may be disseminated on television and/or all media now known or hereafter devised, in any and all manner throughout the Universe in perpetuity.
It was in the contract!
And Adrien better kick it into high gear, because so far he's crafting a show that involves him staring into the camera and showing us how to spike the perfect fauxhawk.
Ugh... it's 9 p.m. I gotta go running and think about something else. Night night!