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Old 05-05-2005, 01:07 PM   #1
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Bobby Flay: Why do people hate on him?

I've heard various random things about Bobby Flay being an arrogant pr**k, and being rude to people, etc etc

Ive never noticed it personally.

How did Flay get the bum rep? I don't really enjoy his shows much so don't see too much of him

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Old 05-05-2005, 01:10 PM   #2
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I lost respect for him after he was on Iron Chef and jumped up on the counter where he'd been cooking all the food. It was just rude.
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Old 05-05-2005, 01:10 PM   #3
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I am in the minority (at least it feels that way). I like him and do not think he is arrogant.
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Old 05-05-2005, 01:18 PM   #4
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hes the only person of foodtv that i cant stand. when ever hes working with other chefs, he alwasy has this "i can do it better than you" look and attitude about him. its very subtle, but it is most definately there.
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Old 05-05-2005, 01:19 PM   #5
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I do. I hate watching the guy interviewing poeple on his show... absolutely no charisma, just loudly going "uh hu, uh hu, yeah I knew that.... uh hu... yeah, I know... yes...". Also he's always throwing hissy fits on the american Iron cheff... like when he accuses one of his guy's of "killing" something they where cooking... and then goes back to scold him two more times.
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Old 05-05-2005, 02:04 PM   #6
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It's something in the tone of his voice that bugs me. Condescending? Arrogant? Just doesn't seem to be a guy I'd like to knock back some beers with.
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Old 05-05-2005, 02:06 PM   #7
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I agree he is not someone I would want to hang out with. I enjoy watching his shows though and like the look of his food.

Now his wife on the other hand, she I would like to have a few drinks with
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Old 05-05-2005, 02:12 PM   #8
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he does segments on the morning and weekend shows for cbs, and from what i've heard from the crew, he is as smug and arrogant on the set as he seems to be. that's not saying much; most on air "talent" have a similar kind of "i'm wonderful" attitude about them. you get used to it. it's so prevalent in the industry that when a talking head acts humble and polite, they stand out like a sore thumb, and everyone tries much harder to work for and with them.

i watch some of his shows, but i don't go out of my way to watch them. there's always something to learn. if it's on the idiot box, and my son or wife has hidden the remote, i'll watch it...

i need one of those new fat boy tape measures so i can change the channel.
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Old 05-05-2005, 02:15 PM   #9
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when a talking head acts humble and polite, they stand out like a sore thumb, and everyone tries much harder to work for and with them.
OK, spill! Who is this rare creature?
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Old 05-05-2005, 02:41 PM   #10
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lol, give me a minute, i'm sure i can think of one...
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