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Old 12-22-2004, 10:21 AM   #31
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i don't know if he really hates his audience, like letterman does (i can testify to that one
What do you mean, bucky?
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Old 12-22-2004, 10:29 AM   #32
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letterman is very tempermental. he has a lapel mic that he should turn off as soon as he goes off air. i have heard him grumbling more than once on the way up to his office after a show about how the audience was. i guess he forgets that it is because of his audience that he lives on easy street.
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Old 12-22-2004, 10:32 AM   #33
 
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Goodness - you are a BRILLIANT impressionist..... so LIKE him....

IS he famous - or should that be 'was'??? Have to say, I was underwhelmed by his cooking style! Mind you, I only saw ONE show..
I have to say this......Jacques Pepin is one of the foremost chefs in the world! He was chef to Charles DeGaulle --- Prime Minister of France!

He is one of the greatest teachers in the cooking world. He has at least a dozen or more fine cookbooks, dozens of instructional videos, and several great cooking shows on PBS -- a couple of which were with Julia Child...ever heard of her?

Who is Jacques Pepin? One of the world's finest!
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Old 12-22-2004, 12:05 PM   #34
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I can not stand watching Emeril Live anymore, but I used to enjoy it before I knew his jokes back and forth. I do still enjoy his essence show because he is a lot more serious in that one. His recipes are great though. I have made quite a few and every single one has been a big success.
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Old 12-22-2004, 12:16 PM   #35
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Watching 'Emeril Live' drives me nuts, too. I like the guy but everytime he decides to add a little extra garlic or something, the audience bursts into applause. Then again, maybe it's the audience that irritates me. :?
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Old 12-22-2004, 01:49 PM   #36
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Emeril is a good cook - but on his own (without an audience and Rhoda to swing her black-n-white candy cane "frenzy stick" to get them into it) he's about as exciting as 3-day old milk toast. He's a showman ... he needs the audience participation to come across. In that respect he is like Dennis Miller .... without a live audience the timing is all off .... the marginal jokes are just lame ... and even what would be funny comes across even worse.

His first gig, on "How to Boil Water", was really, really bad. Talk about a "stumblebum"! Then, he was so boring on the first "Essence" series that the crew was falling asleep taping the show .... which is where *BAM* came from - he tossed some salt or something and shouted *BAM* to wake the crew up - sort of like Haydn did with his Surprise Symphony. It worked - so he kept doing it.

I'm with you choclatechef - Jacques Pepin rocks! I really enjoyed watching him and Julia cook together ... two greats doing the same dish in different ways.
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Old 12-22-2004, 02:10 PM   #37
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I hate it when he hangs his head over the food. Its like his nose is in it. Ughhhhh :!:
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Old 12-22-2004, 02:25 PM   #38
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Ah, Bang - they are just cooking "demonstrations" - there is NO way they can duplicate all the proper hand-washing, actual cooking times, etc. on a TV show. They never show the cooking staff in the back rushing out to replace things in the oven or on the stove during the commercials ... and how many times have you seen a TV cook say, saute this for 5-10 minutes and then immediately toss in the next step?

Now, if you really want to gritch about something ... try the "Great Chefs" series on another channel ... where they are filming real chefs in action in their own kitchens all over the world. This morning I saw one dip his finger into a sauce to taste it - 2-3 times ... another used a spoon to taste a dish, then used it to stir the sauce ....
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Old 12-22-2004, 04:18 PM   #39
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I am very tired of "And you thought these were the the cheap seats," "I don't know where you buy your .........., but mine don't come seasoned," and "Bam!!!!" is way off the scale for me. Also, nothing against Doc and the band, but if I wanted to hear music I would tune in a music show. Stronger message to follow. :twisted:
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Old 12-22-2004, 04:35 PM   #40
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I'm surprised no one has mentioned my pet Emeril peeve: "OhYeahBabe".
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