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Wednesday, October 31

Halloween Rewind

I'm not a fan of re-posting old posts (cheating!), but I don't have anything great whipped up for Halloween and I thought you'd all enjoy this little blast from last year's (frightening) past. Enjoy!


Happy Halloween! And a happy 100th post to me! I'm glad there's a least a few of you out there that find as much enjoyment with the Food Network as I do. I always appreciate your comments and e-mails.

I love Halloween and have always loved the specials that air on TV during October. Thankfully, the Food Network did not disappoint this year.

Sandra Lee, the one I love to have a little good-natured fun with, really took it over the edge this year (I apologize if this is an old episode; first time I'd seen it) and actually had more gay icons on her show than Ina Garten!

That's right! Typically Ina can't get through an episode without having a well-dressed dandy drop by with a surprise flower arrangement or free ballet lesson.

I kid, I kid. Let's get to it, though. The comparisons!

Aunt Sandy first came out as Cher. Her wig (which she cautioned repeatedly to avoid getting it in the food) looked more like a boa than a Bob Mackie original. Still, not bad.

THEN Sandra Lee vogued on out as Madonna. I like to think of Sandra just dressing up all crazy by herself, drinking cocktails. It's better to be by herself in those situations and not frighten those darling little nieces and nephews.

Sandra tells us this little tale about how when she was in college she won "free tickets to her concert in Madison, Wisconsin" and had to jump in her car and drive from Lacrosse to get there in time.

Hmmm... sweet story, Sandra, but I checked and Madonna never played in Madison! The only time her official Web site lists a concert played anywhere in Wisconsin was 1987, and that was in East Troy-- nearly 2 hours away. Nice try, Sandy. I never buy those little stories that they tell about their personal connection to whatever like, "When I was 2 months old, my mom used to make this pie and I would help her while I studied the dictionary and learned sign language" --- please!


I hate to say this, but Sandra actually made a pretty good Barbra. Maybe that's not really a compliment since so many drag queens make really good Barbras, too. Nevertheless, the makeup, hair and nose were right on.

And finally:

If there was ever an icon that could epitomize Sandra in terms of drinking, awkward behavior, and flashy costumes, it'd be Liza. Sandra really seemed to fit right in with this getup, and I wouldn't doubt you'd see someone very similar to Liza after you got a few stiff drinks into Aunt Sandy. Bravo!

Well, I know I mentioned I'd be posting pics of Michael Chiarello today in his Halloween costumes, but I thought I had enough gay icons up for today! HA! Zinger!

Hmm... anyhow, I hope these costumes of Sandra Lee inspire you to:

Keep it crazy

Keep it inebriated

Keep it frightening

and always keep it, semi-ho made.

(Sorry, couldn't help that one. Needed to end it somehow)

Happy Halloween!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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At 10/31/2007 4:36 PM , Anonymous Wendy said...

Happy Halloween!!!

At 10/31/2007 11:06 PM , Blogger amanda said...

S'ok to rewind in this case, because It hink this was some of your best work EVER. Oh, Aunt Sandy, I bet you are LIT tonight.

At 10/31/2007 11:08 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jacob! Great post! Happy Halloween!

At 11/02/2007 11:18 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I take it you've not tempted to see version 2.0 of Sandy's homage.

This year it was Hollywood's turn to get the semi-ho treatment

Vivien Leigh
Marliyn Monroe
Elizabeth Taylor
Audrey Hepburn

I think a second set of comparisons, and a popular vote to see who among the 8 personae Sandy attempted to channel came across the least poorly are in order.

At 11/04/2007 4:58 PM , Anonymous AJ said...

bahahaha! :D

At 11/04/2007 9:31 PM , Blogger Jennifer said...

BWAH! I was actually calling it Semi-HO made for a while!

At 11/05/2007 11:29 AM , Blogger Jesse said...

Cher, Madonna, Barbra, and Liza?? Aunt Sandy would make the best fag-hag ever!!! She is just a gay man in a woman's body - love her! :-)

At 11/08/2007 9:32 AM , Blogger jacob said...

wendy: thanks!

amanda: lit ain't even the half of it.

anon: thanks! hope your's was a good one.

anon: I didn't see that! Damn!

aj: glad u enjoyed it.

jennifer: we're so smart.

jesse: yes, she is pretty wonderful. bet she'd be fun out at the bars.

At 10/27/2009 2:34 PM , Blogger mixxie said...

Hi Sandra, I'm a single good looking man and I'm "Semi-in love with you" ha ha get it? I enjoy your program. -=Jon


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