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Old 05-25-2013, 11:04 PM   #41
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I find Guy funny and endearing. His enthusiasm for other people's food is contagious.
I couldn't have said it better myself PF! Yep, endearing is the word! He seems to care so much for other people and making it a point to make them feel wonderful about their cooking that he's made me a fan for sure. He's a rare shining star in a cut throat business. His Mama should be proud.
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Old 05-25-2013, 11:27 PM   #42
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Guy is the Foodie's Foodie. I wouldn't care if he did his show in shorts and flip-flops...
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Old 05-25-2013, 11:35 PM   #43
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Did you see his bloopers show today with DDD outtakes?

I like Guy, he's the real deal.
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Old 05-25-2013, 11:42 PM   #44
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No, I missed it. Oh well, it'll be on again!
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:20 AM   #45
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i wish folks could see how tv werks from behind the camera.

he could be a miserable bastard, but if it sells, they'll keep pushing him.

yeah, that's a bad lead in for my opinion, but it's just stating what i've seen for 28 years in the biz.

ok, so, i like him too, and from what i've heard (3rd or 4th or 5th person) he is the real deal. a decent guy, family values, who is a foodie through and through.

he's able to pull off the "everything's great" b.s. with honesty, unlike rachael ray did a few years back before she became an inferior orange plastic salesperson that makes me want to stab myself in the forehead with a fork, much like too much cotton candy does. (i'm bad at circuses. "i can do that!?!)

anyway, if i haf one criticism of ol'guy, it would be how he prounences his name: fietti. it's freaking fierrrrieeee, already.

but that's california italians for ya. twice, umm a dozen times removed.

oh yeah, and he needs to start some preacher curls to pull off the tattoos.

otherwise, he's too cool for school in my book. i watch him as a friend that i wish i was there.
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:00 AM   #46
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He's done quite a bit to promote little mom & pop places that people might not know about otherwise. Just here in the Twin Cities alone, we've had something like 20 restaurants featured on the show. My wife and I have picked up a lot of good restaurant tips as a result.

One in particular that's turned out to be a favorite is Emily's Lebanese Deli in Minneapolis. Talk about a hole-in-the-wall. I don't think there's even 10 tables in the joint and they're jammed so close together you're practically sitting on your neighbor's lap. But the food is absolutely delicious - and cheap.

Just down the street from Emily's is another place we like, the Modern Cafe. Best meatloaf in town. I don't know if they're making it out of t-bone or what, but honestly it tastes like a good steak.

Now I'm hungry.
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I like the show, but I think you could have another host and it be just as good. It's the food and production that make it. I can't really relate to him. He is a one trick pony as far as I am concerned, and it gets old fast....
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:10 AM   #48
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I like him.
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Old 05-26-2013, 07:33 PM   #49
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I like the show, but I think you could have another host and it be just as good. It's the food and production that make it. I can't really relate to him. He is a one trick pony as far as I am concerned, and it gets old fast....
I was trying to imagine this and not sure I can.

I think Guy makes the show because of his personality and his genuine enthusiasm for the other people's food. And when he isn't a fan, you know it.

If you were to put say Paula Deen or Rachel Ray or Mark Summers or Bobby Flay or Giada or really any of the other Food Celebrities in as hosts I don't think the magic would be there.
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Old 05-26-2013, 07:42 PM   #50
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I think he's a moronic asshat.
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