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(Some Guy)   Shatner to host American version of Iron Chef   (upn.com ) divider line
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2001-11-14 09:52:53 AM  
Will he fart on air?
 
2001-11-14 09:54:17 AM  
Your secret ingredient tonight is...Tribble!

Allez Cuisine!
 
2001-11-14 09:54:22 AM  
Or should I say

Will. HE... Fart. On. ....air?
 
2001-11-14 09:54:40 AM  
this is old news
 
2001-11-14 09:55:11 AM  
"That... is a goood... sufla... not.. to much salt. Now to ..Take it..up a notch..Set on stun..bleem"
Damit Jim I am a doctor not a chef. You want pig you shoot it yourself.
 
2001-11-14 09:55:56 AM  
That's William Farking Shatner.
 
2001-11-14 09:59:28 AM  
We need a Shatner tag
 
2001-11-14 10:00:14 AM  
Where was that recent .gif of Shatner with the exploding groin?
 
2001-11-14 10:01:49 AM  
Damn it, that show is the only reason to watch FoodTv.
 
2001-11-14 10:02:40 AM  
Is he going to play an eccentric millionaire who dresses really funny?

Oh, and in order to truly Americanize it, they should get Jesse 'The Body' Ventura and 'Mean Gene' Ockerlund to do commentary.

"Mean Gene!!"
"Yes, Jesse?"
"Okay, Mean Gene, what he's doing here is gutting the fish, much like how I gutted Big John Stud in Wrestlemania 2."
 
2001-11-14 10:03:15 AM  
Not Shatner.
ANYONE but Shatner.
fark.
How about Regis? Even REGIS is less annoying than Shatner.

Shatner killed his wife.
 
2001-11-14 10:03:26 AM  
repeat
 
2001-11-14 10:06:10 AM  
I hope Bobby Flay is one of the iron chefs. He kicks some ass
 
2001-11-14 10:06:27 AM  
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2001-11-14 10:09:36 AM  
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2001-11-14 10:13:13 AM  
WAY farkING OLD NEWS.
 
2001-11-14 10:14:13 AM  
Tonight we are going to cook up some delicious garlic roasted ear lobes
 
2001-11-14 10:14:30 AM  
*sigh* how the greats have fallen
 
2001-11-14 10:15:31 AM  
Yes, definite repeat. But I will say again that this idea SUCKS. Just stick to the original Japanese version. Why do we keep stealing all of these TV shows from other countries and then making crappy versions of them?
 
2001-11-14 10:16:12 AM  
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2001-11-14 10:16:59 AM  
This is the coolest thing I've ever read. I can't wait. I'm setting my VCR to "Record"!
 
2001-11-14 10:17:54 AM  

God is dead.


I can hear it now. Shatner's voice .. "Wa .. takushi-no ... kioku .."


::cries::

 
2001-11-14 10:19:25 AM  
Dammit, Scotty...I said I need more Flour!
 
2001-11-14 10:20:12 AM  
Sigh, I like Iron Chef. I don't see how this can compete to the import. Nothing beats hearing that one Japanese Actress oohing and ahhing over each dish as the translator umm.. translates. :-)

I bet the USA version has cheerleaders though.
 
2001-11-14 10:21:30 AM  
hahaha, Fakuwi-san, look at the gaijin!
 
2001-11-14 10:28:11 AM  
yeah, great acting kirk. for...me...to...poop...on!
 
2001-11-14 10:36:03 AM  
"Japanese Actress oohing and ahhing over each dish as the translator umm.. translates. :-)"

As she says, "mmm, it's like a party in my mouth." I bet it is sister...I bet it is....
 
2001-11-14 10:49:10 AM  
Okay, so I heard that they arent taping originals anymore. so at least its worth a try.

Im wondering if any of the Iron Chefs will be carried over. my man, Morimoto, better be in that line up! (Sakai and Chen are cool too, but the rest of em can go)
 
2001-11-14 10:54:40 AM  
Dammit Jim, I'm a doctor - not a cook! But I think you may enjoy this bouillabaisse.
 
2001-11-14 11:00:20 AM  
Tyler Derdin: If you could fight any celebrity who would you fight?

Narrator: I'd fight William Shatner
 
2001-11-14 11:02:13 AM  
world cit.: right on.
have you seen the japanese ones before they started dubbing the audio? It was nice hearing the emphatic japanese commentary, and reading the jap-english translations of them. I'll probably watch the vegas thing cause I'm lame, but they lost the funniest part when they americanized it.
 
2001-11-14 11:03:06 AM  
Chairman Canuck unveils the theme ingredient!

Allez... cui.... SINE!
 
2001-11-14 11:16:11 AM  
where is my farking Shatner tag?!
 
2001-11-14 11:21:17 AM  
The main appeal of watching the real Iron Chef is the overdubbing. I could give a crap about the food. The overdubbing is hysterical.
 
2001-11-14 11:27:16 AM  
This is old news, but man look at all the farting jokes. I think the card is my favorite :)
 
2001-11-14 11:30:18 AM  
The only problem I have with putting this show, or a version of this show, on American TV is the fact that there is no cultural background for it. We have no great cooking tradition nor any special respect for culinary arts on a cultural level. That said: there are certain segments of the population who do respect and enjoy really excellent cooking, however, I do not get the feeling that any show being developed for a national audience (with Billy Shatner as the host, for god's sake) would engage in the niche marketing.

To put it succintly: there is no market for this show: as the people who would be tuning in to watch the cooking will be turned off by the conceits to capital; and the crowd who would normally be watching Everybody Loves Raymond will soon flip away when they realize that, yes, it is just a cooking show.

--rhino
 
2001-11-14 11:50:13 AM  
We have no great cooking tradition nor any special respect for culinary arts on a cultural level

this is absolutely not true. i can't comprehend how anyone could think that.
 
2001-11-14 11:57:33 AM  
"To put it succintly: there is no market for this show: as the people who would be tuning in to watch the cooking will be turned off by the conceits to capital; and the crowd who would normally be watching Everybody Loves Raymond will soon flip away when they realize that, yes, it is just a cooking show."

I take it that you do not have the Food Network? There are several cooking shows on there that seem to be doing just fine.
 
2001-11-14 11:58:53 AM  
Looking at the site I see Iron Chef American? What, does he sit on the back porch with a Coors in his hand wearing a whife beater and grillin' hot dogs every episode?
 
2001-11-14 12:04:48 PM  
Makes me wonder if Shatner is willing to bite into a bell pepper each episode...

Would be worth watching, especially if he doesn't exactly have a taste for them...

*shrug*

I feel strange today...
 
2001-11-14 12:17:53 PM  
Tedneedles: Care to provide any proof that we respect good cooking on a cultural level? I'm not saying that there isn't an appreciation out there in pockets, just that, when it comes down to it, Red Lobster might be the answer most often given to the question "What's the nicest restaurant you've ever been to?"

WorldCitizen: I have seen much of the Food Network, but the reason the shows do fine is that they don't have to make much money on commercials to turn a profit: one chef to pay, one crew, a few extras, some ingredients, no script, no fancy lighting, minimal set, no costumes, rudimentary editing. It's a formula for success: quick, cheap shows with none of the overhead of carefully directed fictions. The exception to this is Iron Chef, which is almost a better deal, because FN doesn't have to cover production costs at all.

The problem comes when trying to mount a spectacle on the scale of Iron Chef while making it marketable enough to recoup the cost of production. The answer that network execs usually come up with is to pad the show in every direction, eliminating difference and distinctiveness to the point where it is universally appealing in the most vanilla way possible (so as not to alienate anyone). The problem is, this Just-Add-Water process tends to wash out any distinctive flavor. Hell, maybe this too is a formula for success in this country, I think Martha Stewards kultur-klatch proves that we're not that big on distinctive flavors.

--rhino
 
2001-11-14 12:23:35 PM  
with a Coors in his hand wearing a whife beater and grillin' hot dogs every episode?

uh. there is a great, widely varied, complicated, multi threaded "american" cooking tradition. including coors and hotdogs... i don't know about the "whife beater" tshirt part tho.
 
2001-11-14 12:27:20 PM  
The secret ingredient is: Rhino!

Allez cuisine!
 
2001-11-14 12:27:52 PM  
"Tonights ingredient will be..."

"PHPHPHPHFFFFFF"

"What was that noise?"

"Must be jib squeak"
 
2001-11-14 12:29:15 PM  
"Moshi-Wan! I talked with the Iron Chef, and he said that the bean curd he was pressure cooking was a for a Jib Squeak suffle!"
"Oh! That explains it."
"Interesting."
"Yes, I asked him if he was worried about the competitor's tribble salad, and he said, 'we'll just have to wait and see!'"
"Ha ha!"
"Oh! Haha!"
 
2001-11-14 12:29:56 PM  
Tedneedles: Care to provide any proof that we respect good cooking on a cultural level?

who do you mean by "we"? if by "we" you mean americans as a whole, i think that speaks for itself. i think that the obvious nature of americans themselves: complicated cultural backgrounds, many races, ethnicities, regional microcosms... should be proof enough for anyone. i have never even been inside a red lobster. and going to a "nice restaurant" being the qualification for a respecting good cooking on a "cultural level" is certainly not a viable watermark. "respecting good cooking" has everything to do with people's different experiences and cultural backgrounds. there is no world standard for good cooking.
 
2001-11-14 12:31:11 PM  
WAIT!

WAIT!

This just in!

We're imitating the Japanese!!!
 
2001-11-14 12:32:46 PM  
as for iron chef usa tho.... uh the jury is still out on that one. i could maybe see it on food tv but upn....eh it will probably not last. the original is cheesy enough. add william shatner... whoo yeah. set phasers on suck. i think bill shatner is awesome, but not as the "chairman" of the gormet academy.....
 
2001-11-14 12:35:09 PM  
This is only going to be two episodes, I believe.

Primetime ad money, built-in market, no need to worry about cancellation (chance to come back)...it could work.

I'll take Vanilla over "Squid Ice Cream"...many of the presentations on Iron Chefs' (in Japan) dishes dealt with an "American flair," blech.

PS: Red Lobster? Rich bastard...
 
2001-11-14 12:35:50 PM  
Oompaloompa yeah it's time for paybacks for that whole post WW2 dentestry thing.

rhino i guess what i am trying to say (not very elequently) is, that what i hear YOU saying, is that YOUR particular culture has no respect for good cooking on a "cultural level" in your opinion, and a blanket statement like that can not really fit when talking about american people as a whole.
 
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