Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Emeril Lagasse: Cancelled

Never cared for the guy, personally... I'm not a big fan of catchphrases as a rule, nor do I generally care for people who shamelessly mug to a studio audience over cloves of garlic, say, or large pots of gumbo. I'm sure he's a very nice person, kind to old people, never kicks Hurricane Katrina victims in the shins, etc, but whatever... him being off the airwaves means that I'll never again have to hear an audience applaud wildly with the idea that, at some point soon, perhaps after a commercial break, things will indeed be kicked up an unprecedented "'nother" notch. And that pleases me more than any of his food ever could.

Wait, they're still going to air reruns? Well, fuck... nevermind, then.

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Blogger Beehive Hairdresser said...

We'll always have Good Eats!

8:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jesus, what the fuck does he have in that pot that scared the crap out of him?

9:34 PM  
Blogger quin browne said...

i never liked him.

nuff said.

10:30 PM  
Blogger Ross said...

I got a set of his spices for Christmas several years ago. I'm just now getting through those damn things.

8:26 AM  
Blogger Cray said...

He appears to be performing some sore of voodoo ritual. Note the pepper mill full of black cat bones, and what would seem to be a bottle of embamlimg fluid.

9:44 AM  
Blogger Clinton said...

Beehive... Indeed! Alton Brown could kick Emeril's ass in a food fight any day.

David... The scariest pasta in all the land.

Quin... Well there you go.

Ross... I've never tried them. Tasty?

Cray... Totally; that gumbo's going to come to life and do some damage in a minute.

9:52 AM  
Blogger Ben K. said...

You know, Clinton, no one ever forced you to watch Emeril, and the best meal I've ever had came at one of his NO restaurants. Plus, his cookbooks have some pretty freakin' sweet dessert recipes. The Emeril-inspired Banana-Chocolate Bread Pudding I make could probably convince you to change your mind.

11:34 AM  
Blogger Clinton said...

I don't doubt that. And please, feel free to make me that bread pudding any time you'd like; I'll bring the milk!

No, but as far as Emeril goes, I think it's more his audiance that bugs me than him (they tend to be overexcitable). Actually, I've watched and enjoyed the other show that he has where it's just him cooking alone. Or it could just be that I'm a jerk. Either way, where are we on that bread pudding? Because I'm hungry.

11:49 AM  
Blogger Ben K. said...

One day, when you least expect it, the bread pudding will show up...

12:36 PM  
Blogger Clinton said...

Like Jesus?

1:04 PM  
Blogger Ben K. said...

Or Vito Corleone cashing in his favor.

3:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I'm not a big fan of catchphrases as a rule"

You're so full of crap. You're in love with catchphrases.

Does "that's what she said?" ring a bell?

4:12 PM  
Blogger Hex said...

The problem with Emeril was that he never knew when to put down the act and just be himself. I'm sure he's a great cook, but from Toothpaste commercials to failed sitcoms to whatever -- I think he thought as long as he kept bamming everthing he'd eventually star in movies and then get to be governor of California.

Still, I would pay millions to see him put a beatdown on Rachel Ray.

"Do you like Gaaahhhlic? Of course you do --- Bam, Bam, BAMMM!!!"

9:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember when he was canceled because he was inducing young people to use viagra online, he was saying that's good... after that I guess he just spend one night on jail :S
Thanks for sharing.

12:48 PM  

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