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Tuesday, June 30

Guy Fieri No Longer Friday's Spokesman

I just learned that Guy Fieri will NOT be returning as spokesman for the T.G.I. Friday's eatery. Zoinks!

Perhaps the chain didn't like his response to TMZ when he said: "No, I'm a Food Network chef. I just do commercials for Friday's. You know how it works."


This is according to a person who spoke on condition of anonymity, due to their intimate connection with the deal.

I guess this means they won't be back as a sponsor of Ultimate Recipe Showdown?

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27 Comments:

At 6/30/2009 4:01 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

it was a crappy deal anyway. What self-respecting chef would want to peddle that place? NFNS get tied into horrible contracts just like American Idols do.

 
At 6/30/2009 5:00 PM , Anonymous Alec Smart said...

With his Fridays endorsement ending, I guess Count Fee-Yeddi will need to sell more of his crappy Knuckle Sandwich trinkets to make a living.

Maybe Fridays got wind of this lineup of junk and pulled the plug after seeing it. Perhaps the Fee-Yeddi ego has something to do with it ? I think you need to be pretty feeble minded to buy one of his squeeze bottles or sweatbands. Maybe they want to distance themselves with the cartoon charactor this guy has become .

btw, Fee-Eddi isn't a chef.

 
At 6/30/2009 5:16 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe I'll start going to Friday's again. Seriously, I stopped going when they picked him up. Call it a one man protest and laugh how Friday's missed my one meal per month. but FUCK that guy.

 
At 6/30/2009 5:28 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jacob, site your source?

 
At 6/30/2009 5:35 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea,

We want to know what went down, plus you have "press passes" to alot of FN related functions.

 
At 6/30/2009 6:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I figured that remark would come back to bite him in the a**!

 
At 6/30/2009 6:40 PM , Blogger jacob said...

Updated

 
At 6/30/2009 9:27 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Friday's Sucks. The food is horrible.

 
At 6/30/2009 10:44 PM , Blogger Charles said...

Friday's and all these chain restaurants just slather everything in butter and cheese, throw it together with a flat, dry piece of chicken or cheap piece of steak , throw in a veggie side and call it a day. If people actually took a few minutes to buy quality ingredients and cook at home, they would realize it's much healthier & much more cost effective. Who knows what goes on behind the scenes of these places. Has anyone seen the movie "Waiting"? Ewww. LOL

 
At 6/30/2009 11:02 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't stand him. He creeps me out. Ever since he became spokesman - dont' think I've been to a TGIF but once. Good riddance!

 
At 7/01/2009 8:20 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I get tired of the raccoon eyed tanning-obsessed wannabe badass-ness of him. It seems like he is supposed to be a guy's Guy (ha ha, but he seems like a douche, especially in that video from TMZ. What a jerk. Good to have you back, Fridays!

 
At 7/01/2009 9:54 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good! I am sick of hearing mr jewelry fingers say, "here taste that bad boy". I hope his over processed hir falls out. Not a pretty result.

 
At 7/01/2009 10:46 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

He normally did not bother me in DDD, but for some reason lately he really irks me. Maybe it is because he tells them how to cook on certain ones as if they did not already know what they were doing.

 
At 7/01/2009 10:54 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know this may seem overly sensitive, but as a server in the restaurant industry, I get so sick of being compared to that stupid movie "Waiting" -- I actually do care about my guests having a good experience and I will make sure your food comes out properly. And I have worked in a lot of restaurants that DON"T screw with your food or drinks, so please don't lump us all in that category.

Christine

 
At 7/01/2009 10:57 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

He does have balls. To do a show (which really made him) about finding small independent and uniques places and talk about how important they are; to right away do commercials for a huge chain the kind that puts smaller places out of business really takes huge balls.

 
At 7/02/2009 10:36 AM , Anonymous Alec Smart said...

Hey Scoop,

I'll bet your "anonymous" source is your thinned lipped Boitano enthusiast, Bobby Tuschwipe. Am I right ? Of course I am.

I wonder what his motivation is leaking this to you, the Pulitzer aspiring BeltWay blogger ?

Man if I was Fee-Yeddi, I 'd be mighty pissed at you and come looking for you. YOu can go hide under the under the bed with Jarod when that happens.

 
At 7/03/2009 9:20 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't be sad Fieri is Susie Fogelson's boy, (see toy). He can do anything and it's okay because Susie is a VP so don't be sad for Friday's be sad for FN.

 
At 7/04/2009 7:35 PM , Anonymous Alec Smart said...

So it's Susi Fogelstern's fault Fee-Eddy has become the "bad boy of annoyance" ?
Do you think she coerced him in the name pronunciation change thing to hide the fact his "Italian" father was born In West Virgina?

This guy is as Italian as Balsamic vinegar made in Spokane Washington.
Maybe after Fridays fired his dwarf ass, Susi might cool off towards him ? Maybe she will adopt Aaron McCargo and get him a gig with Hormel to put a bit more tarnish on the station?

 
At 7/04/2009 10:36 PM , Blogger Charles said...

Sorry Christine for the comparison to the movie, "Waiting". I do give you props for your job and doing it well. It's definitely a job not just anyone can do, let alone do it well. But the movie is pretty funny! I just love that Anna Faris.

 
At 7/05/2009 10:42 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish to christ this man would get off tv altogether. He is ultimately annoying and talentless.

 
At 7/06/2009 10:56 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's money.

 
At 7/07/2009 1:03 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the comment, Charles. And I love reading your comments, too. Unfortunately I live in a family of "Rachael-haters", but, whatcha goin' do? Take care :)

Christine :)

 
At 7/07/2009 9:23 PM , Blogger Charles said...

Yw, Christine and tell your fam don't be hatin' on Rach. LOL

 
At 7/08/2009 5:56 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You would hate her too because she doesn't tip.

 
At 7/18/2009 10:29 AM , Blogger ANNA said...

I think Guy Fieri is for real and down to earth. It's one thing not to like someone it's another to trash them and you don't even know them!!!

What I think is funny is that the majority of the negative comments about Guy Fieri, sound like they are coming from a males mouth! Hmmmm????

If any of you jokers can do better let's see you go for it and get it!
Yeah...I didn't think so.

 
At 10/20/2009 9:41 AM , Blogger george said...

he is a nasty fat pig, he is disgusting to look at makes one want to throw up!

 
At 11/09/2009 6:57 PM , Blogger george said...

omi god this pig is gross

 

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