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Old 02-22-2008, 02:25 PM   #11
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That's true, so maybe the network should take this opportunity to have another reality show of their own, and choose another host for the show!

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People like him for his personality. So maybe they watch ratings. If they fall, then, yes, get rid of him, but I think the premise of the show was built on what he had done in his past. Now the question is...what does his resume with Food Network look like?
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Old 02-22-2008, 02:27 PM   #12
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LOL I'm sure a lot of them don't have the greatest credentials, but I think the reason the heat is on him is that he constantly bragged about them on-air.

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Old 02-22-2008, 02:32 PM   #13
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People like him for his personality. So maybe they watch ratings. If they fall, then, yes, get rid of him, but I think the premise of the show was built on what he had done in his past. Now the question is...what does his resume with Food Network look like?
I enjoyed watching him. As a viewer, I couldn't care less about who he cooked for or didn't cook for in the past. I didn't know any of his claims until I had seen the show several times. I liked the whole idea of what he had to accomplish in a short time, and he has a good personality for the show. If he stops all those claims and enough people can get past the lies, maybe the show will be able to go on with him.

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Old 02-22-2008, 03:00 PM   #14
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This is horrible. I like his show a lot!
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Old 02-22-2008, 10:26 PM   #15
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Hard to say these days, a lot of new people may start tuning in just because of the scandal, while some loyal viewers may leave and in the end he keeps the same ratings as before. I think Food Network will sit down and decide on what to do based on what they think will happen and then make a move before it happens.
So if they think his ratings will drop and this will hurt their image, they may pretend they had no idea and get rid of him.
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Old 02-22-2008, 11:08 PM   #16
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He is not one of my faves ... I think he's just a bit full of himself. But when they team him with Guy or Paula, I find him easier to take because there's some entertainment value there. The special they had where Guy and Robert were cooking for camp kids was a hoot!

I think if the guy lied on his resume, he should lose his job. How many of you talented chefs want that job and wouldn't cheat to get it?
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Old 02-22-2008, 11:14 PM   #17
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In general he seems to know his stuff, and he certainly has had banquet training and has worked in NJ where he lives in the big hotels and casinos. However, I have heard him make errors on the show such as mis-defining risotto (which means little rice..short grain rice)

I've liked many of the shows, especially the one in Williamsburg VA, and the one on the train. But he does shout a lot and that is tiring.
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This, too, shall pass. Everything has a cycle. In time his program will go away and so will the controversy over his resume/background.
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