Sunday, June 24
All right, let's get to it.
Last season's winner Guy Fieri kicked off the show.
Guy took some time out of his busy diner-visiting schedule to drop by FN and serve as this week's guest judge. But the fun didn't stop there.
NBA superstar Darryl "chocolate thunder" Dawkins walked in to everyone's surprise.
Okay, well, not actually to my surprise because I wasn't sure who he was.
I guess Michael, Shaq, Magic, Charles, Scottie, Dennis, Larry and Kobe were all busy that week and couldn't appear. =)
Anyhow, the contestants' first challenge is to do a chocolate-inspired dish.
Colombe, apparently not knowing what else to do, just screamed about how chocolate is the "FOOD OF THE GODS!" while Tommy looked like he might kill every judge in that room.
We learn that Tommy G. is missin' his family and has never spent this much time away from them. Colombe on the other hand is unexcusable.
JAG's dish, a "Mexican-style tempura," won the challenge. JAG also took the opportunity to GIADA-up the word "tempura," depsite having no real reason to do so.
Susie Fogelson is really making great strides as the female center judge. Have you been studying, Suze?
I kind of feel bad for both her and judge Bob Tuschman, as judging a television show probably wasn't in their original contract. I imagine the meeeting went like this:
"We want to do a reality competition show."
"Okay, but how can we do that without having to spend any money on filming, locations or salaries?"
The problem was solved by having people already on the payroll just go downstairs to the studio they already own and shoot a show!
The contestants' big challenge this week is to sell vendor food at a New Jersey Nets game.
Now correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't New York City already have its own NBA team? I guess Top Chef already called dibs on that;-)
Anyhow, they go and sell their wares to "fans" (who I read had to come hours before the actual game) and craziness ensues. Well, not really. Paul's chicken isn't up to temp. and Grella's meatballs are a little too "Grella." If there is such a thing.
ADRIEN ends up winning. He looks like he has a pretty good shot at the finale, but I can't imaine what his show would be about.
In the end, both Tommy and Colombe go home.
Paul is told by Guy to not "spin it out" which Paul hears as "spit it out." Frankly, I think Paul should avoid doing either.
Then, the man-hug to end all man hugs.
Is this for real? Tommy seems like a nice guy and all, but does his leaving warrant this kind of Brokebake Mountain-esque goodbye? It's a game, Adrien. Go cry to your wife and kids (you remember them, right?).
So that's it for week 3. Tonight they'll be cooking up food for troops at Fort Dix. Paula Deen will stop by, too. So watch, y'all.
Ugh.... Sunday fun. It's going to be a hot day, so stay cool.