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Sunday, June 24


So I'm a week late in getting to this one, but it'll only make you more excited to watch tonight's new episode. You know when it's on.

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.

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At 6/24/2007 12:21 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I absolutely loooove your screen caps/comments!

I don't think Amy got that her problem wasn't with pitas, it was with goat cheese pitas...hello! Who the hell wants to eat that at a b-ball game? Stuff that pita with a pig or a cow, add some chili, avocado, sour cream and cheddar jack...then you'd be a hit!

Colombe--I looved how Guy was questioning her over what she was making. She didn't make the cheese sauce, she didn't make the chips...she did NOTHING but intentionally leave that bag (Paul's) behind. Even though I can't stand 'JAG', it had to make her look 1,000 worse that he made his cheese sauce and the judges made a point of that too.

One contestant said tonight's challenge would be their hardest yet. Um, is that bc they're trying to be patriotic and talk about yadda yadda yadda how great an honor it is to cook for the troops? Are they aware that soldiers are used to MRE's and mess hall food?

At 6/24/2007 1:26 PM , Anonymous Kevin said...

The reason Daryl Dawkins was there and not Shaq or any other NBA stars is that Dawkins is a well-known foodie. He was a judge on that BBQ Cook-Off series on the cable-channel Versus.

At 6/24/2007 6:31 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad that Colombe got the boot...finally! I was quite surprised that she went all "Sandra Lee" with the chips and cheese.

At 6/24/2007 10:31 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just saw the Fort Dix episode. Ugh...can I say I cannot stand Amy! When she and Rory went to present their meal to the troops, Amy "empathized" with the troops saying something to the effect of...

"....Oh...I know how you guys feel and everything...I'm away from my kids and loved ones too!....

Um...excuse me Amy, but at least you have a chance to go home to your brats in one piece. Other soldiers might not be so lucky. Some might not even return home at all. What a complete elitist snob.


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