Thursday, September 24
I was disturbed by Paula Deen's recent appearance on The View, and it wasn't just because she tried to "accidentally" flash her granny bits upon first sitting down. (I'm sure that was an accident, Paula, you sly puss.)
Where Paula, at 1:31 says, "Barbara, you remind me of my mother and my Aunt Peggy--classy, classy, so ladylike" and Barbara, without words, simply emotes what appears to be utter disgust with both Paula and the smorgasbord of fat-laden food spread out on the table before them, I knew the segment could not go well.
And then, at 2:13 after not getting a chance to ask her question, Barbara gives up and attempts to take a bite of the thing she's holding, but she looks so weirdly hesitant. It's almost like she's being asked to take a bite of human flesh or something!
Finally Barbara gets her serious question in to the very non-serious Paula. She asks:
"This is a cookbook for kids. Obesity is the number one problem for kids today. Everything you have here is enormously fattening. You tell kids to have cheesecake for breakfast... does it bother you that you're adding to it? Not at all?"
Appearing kind of stunned, Paula just tries to rattle off a talking point about teaching children "moderation," all the while shoving more slices of cake down the throats of the other co-hosts.
I admit that Barbara Walters could have let loose a little and should have been a bit more generous to her guest, but come on... how many more times are we going to see this same charade from Paula Deen?
Are the "parsley is a vegetable when you garnish a giant piece of cake with it" jokes ever going to stop being funny?
I think it's kind of sad that a woman who has basically made her fortune by blatantly joking about the very real effects of shoving butter-filled pie after butter-filled pie down your throat (and selling similar, pre-made food products directly on QVC and discount outlets like Walmart), can't seem to branch out from the friend chicken-surrounded corner she's put herself in.
Paula may be able to get away with having everyone fawn over her negligent behavior on her Food Network "talkshow" Paula's Party, but I honestly do not believe people would buy this shtick day after day on a daytime talkshow. Do you?
I've been incredibly busy with a lot of other things going on in my life lately and haven't had that much time to devote to blogging. I'm sorry, faithful readers! I hope to get back to a more regular posting schedule. It's been a crazy, three years straight of blogging about Food Network and I'm thankful to all who're reading. Have a fun thu/fri/sat/sun!
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