Thursday, August 10, 2006

Why Not Flay Bobby?

I don't know if you think, as I do, that cooking show A-lister Bobby Flay is vastly overrated, or, more specifically, that he's the preening face of televised jackassery, but if you're like Wife of DCeiver or I, then the promos for his new show, Throwdown, have probably left you with a queasy feeling in the pit of your stomach.

Basically, the premise of the show is this: Flay identifies people who are known for being hot-shit cooks, then shows up unexpectedly and tries to lay down a culinary cockblock by out-cooking the person at their own game. The promos have shown Flay pulling this shit at like, big parties and family reunions. Can you imagine it? You're at home baking a chocolate cake for some friend's birthday or something when Flay wanders into your kitchen, says "Hmmm. Chocolate cake, eh? You should try my chocolate cake!" and the next thing you know, motherfucker is pulling out wisks and shit and rocking out in your own kitchen.

I mean, WTF, y'all! Why is this show not called Bobby Flay's Dickhead Move?

13 comments:

Boutros said...

I think Bobby Flay is a giant douche and he has crappy hair.

Red Line said...

Bobby Flay, why are you putting chipotle peppers into that chocolate cake? Oh yeah, because you use chipotle peppers in everything.

nick said...

It would be a lot more worrying if there were any chance the whole thing won't be highly staged, scripted, and packed full of financial compensation for the "victims".

DC1974 said...

SF cable access TV had a much better version of this in the late 1990s. Basically these 20-something guys that were cooks and chefs at hot shot restaurants, would show up at your house with a cooler of beer and whip up something fantastic with whatever you had at home. It was really funny. (Partly, but not mostly, because they were just totally drunk.) Flay would be a lot more fun if he were drunk and you know, didn't take the whole thing so seriously.

inanecrap said...

Flak magazine called this "dicketry." Every time his show comes on food network, Amanda starts yelling "dicketry!" and lunges for the remote. It's awesome.

Terry in Maryland said...

I've hated this guy since he showed up in the original Iron Chef series. He was a complete horse's backside and his cooking wasn't all that spectacular, either. Each time I hear him speak, my opinion of him sinks lower.

Divine Ms. K said...

He is an asshat of the highest order. I caught some of this show yesterday, however (don't blame me, I was recovering from the night before and couldn't be bothered to find the remote) and he got his ass kicked. Woo hoo!

I once heard the following come out of his mouth, no shit: "Water is such a great ingredient to cook with... it has such a neutral flavor."

Bwah!

Anonymous said...

I looked all over foodtv's website trying to find a link to where I could email them and at least satisfy my need to vent for letting such a colossal douchebag keep going on television, but I couldn't find it. Even if it was just a recommendation for them to simply go to google themselves and type in "bobby flay asshole", just to witness the sheer numbers of article and blog listings that result. I'm assuming he gets some ratings somehow? Maybe just from the word spreading about how assholey his asshole face his and how many people would like to punch him in it. As in, "Holy christ, look at this fuggin guy going into other people's jobs and telling them he's better! What a dick!", and then they watch him just to see how many dick slaps his ego gives the show's "guests". In their own houses and jobs, that is.

Bobby Flay, please get hit by an AIDS truck. I hate you and I hope someone pushes you onto your grill someday, until your testicles have a lovely seared crust on them.

Anonymous said...

It's a shame....if he is this arrogant....I love his wife and think she's an amazing actress.

Anonymous said...

Do any of you even know Bobby Flay? I doubt it. I respect that people are voicing their opinions because they are given the freedom to. But I find it sad how some people are abusing the privilege.

poop in the toilet said...

I googled "bobby flay asshole" and this page came up

Anonymous said...

It's good to know there are others who google 'bobby flay asshole'

Anonymous said...

Why is the Food Network in love with this untalented jackass? Flay must know where Jimmy Hoffa is buried, or something. The Iron Chef series is SO RIGGED that it is almost a comedy. Flay is a disgrace to the entire network.