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Old 01-02-2011, 10:24 AM   #31
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Kathleen, I sure hope that you don't think that I am knocking southerns...I AM one!! I once moved to N.D. for 8 mo's, &, the people there treated me as though I had fallen from another planet..I felt like a 25 cent gumball machine transplant. They were always snickering at how I talked. Paula to me just has a REALLY REALLY thick accent. Sometimes, I don't even know what shes saying.
Nope! Did not think that you were knocking southerners at all! Frank has a niece that we can barely understand. Thick accent and a tendency to chatter a gazillion miles a minute. She's so cute!

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Old 03-29-2011, 03:45 PM   #32
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Haha, sounds terrible.. The kind of show you laugh AT, not WITH. :)
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Old 03-31-2011, 11:22 PM   #33
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Haha, sounds terrible.. The kind of show you laugh AT, not WITH. :)
She's a comedienne and she does make me laugh. Regardless, I love her recipes.

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Old 04-01-2011, 05:09 AM   #34
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Kathleen, I sure hope that you don't think that I am knocking southerns...I AM one!! I once moved to N.D. for 8 mo's, &, the people there treated me as though I had fallen from another planet..I felt like a 25 cent gumball machine transplant. They were always snickering at how I talked. Paula to me just has a REALLY REALLY thick accent. Sometimes, I don't even know what shes saying.
LOL That's funny. I was a transplant in the middle of Alabama for several months so I know exactly what you're talking about. Talk about serious culture shock. I'd answer the phone and people would say "Do you feel ok?" and I'd have to explain that I was Yankee, not sick.

Bitchin' Kitchen is all gimmick and no substance. I can not even watch the commercials without feeling a need to change the channel. It's what everything cooking show should not be, imo.
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Old 04-01-2011, 10:51 AM   #35
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I watched it for the first time last night, for about 15 minutes. I thought she was terribly affected, that can't be real! And the subject matter was "cooking for a hangover" it really was NOT my idea of family friendly viewing.
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Old 04-01-2011, 08:49 PM   #36
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I watched it for the first time last night, for about 15 minutes. I thought she was terribly affected, that can't be real! And the subject matter was "cooking for a hangover" it really was NOT my idea of family friendly viewing.
I've seen her on talk shows. Her character is a total gimmick and the show is supposed to be silly/funny. It's spoofing cooking shows with one exception: The recipes are tasty.

To me, it is on par with Married With Children in the comedy realm, but her recipes can stand up to anyone's. I don't think it was intended to be family-friendly viewing. My favorite episode: The Menu to make for a break up. Plating the salad in a take-out box was priceless.
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I just can not get into that show at all. Not my idea of funny and while some of the dishes look good, all of the "humour" just makes them unpalatable. I did see an episode where I think she was "herself" for the first 10 minutes and then turned into her character. If she did a show straight, I think she would have a hit on her hands.
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Old 04-02-2011, 12:25 AM   #38
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You know what Laurie, I agree. It was her affected personality that irritated me into changing the channel. The cook part of me was kind of intrigued by the salsa she made and the medallions that went with them. I just couldn't take the schtick. She could keep the theme (cooking for hangover or whatever) but that fake stuff made me want to smack someone.

Oh, and Kathleen, IMO anything that airs before 9pm should be family friendly by default. I don't have an issue with the subject matter, but the timing needs to be adjusted.
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Alix, I think that was the same episode I saw. Food looked great, concept stunk!
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Old 04-02-2011, 11:24 AM   #40
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You know what Laurie, I agree. It was her affected personality that irritated me into changing the channel. The cook part of me was kind of intrigued by the salsa she made and the medallions that went with them. I just couldn't take the schtick. She could keep the theme (cooking for hangover or whatever) but that fake stuff made me want to smack someone.

Oh, and Kathleen, IMO anything that airs before 9pm should be family friendly by default. I don't have an issue with the subject matter, but the timing needs to be adjusted.
In an idea world, the parents would regulate, but we all know how well that works. I agree with you, Alix. The timing can be adjusted. I definitely would not stop with this show though.
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