Do you have adblock enabled?
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(AZ Family)   If you were one of the people who guessed the owners of Amy's Baking Company were purposely acting outrageous in front of the cameras just so they could land their own reality show, please come forward to collect your prize   (azfamily.com ) divider line
    More: Followup, Kitchen Nightmares, Honey Boo Boo, Combat Pay, bad publicity  
•       •       •

10144 clicks; posted to Main » on 12 Oct 2013 at 8:43 AM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



92 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-10-12 10:56:38 AM  
And Since fark , reddit and everyone else gives them the spotlight, gee thanks for making these farking idiots dream come true. Bad enough we can't get the Kardashian klan out of the spotlight now these clowns are on board too.
 
2013-10-12 10:57:09 AM  

cookiefleck: .. it just said they were gonna get a reality show, not that they were faking it.


No, actually it didn't even say that.  If you read carefully, there is neither a producer or network named who is supposedly tied to this "venture."

I believe that they are just so crazy as to think they can claim that they are going to be the stars of a new reality show and it just magically happens.  As a former denizen of Hollywood and having worked there as an attorney specializing in the entertainment bizness, until there is a producer attached to a project, it is just wishful thinking.
 
2013-10-12 11:08:05 AM  

Chariset: If I were a reality show producer, I'd never EVER want to work with those two.
Can you imagine trying to tell Amy what to do, give her stage directions, ask her to come to place X at time Y, deal with her cringing husband running interference, and then, after all that, feel the brunt of her wrath when the show makes her look like a narcissistic harpy instead of the sweet little angel she thinks she is?


Just read anything from people who've worked with Lindsay Lohan, it probably gives you a good idea of what it would be like to work with these loons.

I divorced a crazy asshole. "Like herding cats" doesn't even do it justice. "Like herding insane, drugged-out, cross-eyed cats, with fleas in their ears and carrying guns" might be closer.
 
2013-10-12 11:08:23 AM  

lawboy87: cookiefleck: .. it just said they were gonna get a reality show, not that they were faking it.

No, actually it didn't even say that.  If you read carefully, there is neither a producer or network named who is supposedly tied to this "venture."

I believe that they are just so crazy as to think they can claim that they are going to be the stars of a new reality show and it just magically happens.  As a former denizen of Hollywood and having worked there as an attorney specializing in the entertainment bizness, until there is a producer attached to a project, it is just wishful thinking.


Perhaps she's thinking of setting up cameras throughout her shop, and doing a live stream. It's that sort of bootstrappiness that gets attention. You know, like the bald eagle cam, but with more pleas for cash and flipping off customers behind their backs...
 
2013-10-12 11:12:46 AM  
It's been a long long long time since any traditional pop-culture horror product has evoked, for me, anything more than vague appreciation. Everything is derivative, and after a while it's just not effective anymore.

And then one day, I saw this:

img.fark.net

No. Farking. WAY.  Just, no.

That look-- scripted or not-- is just TERRIFYING, on a very deep-down primal level. Count me out.
 
2013-10-12 11:18:33 AM  

DeathRaySanta: It's been a long long long time since any traditional pop-culture horror product has evoked, for me, anything more than vague appreciation. Everything is derivative, and after a while it's just not effective anymore.

And then one day, I saw this:

[img.fark.net image 400x65]

No. Farking. WAY.  Just, no.

That look-- scripted or not-- is just TERRIFYING, on a very deep-down primal level. Count me out.


Exactly the reason I can tell you this is not scripted.


You can't fake "Bachmann Eyes".
 
2013-10-12 11:20:39 AM  

DeathRaySanta: It's been a long long long time since any traditional pop-culture horror product has evoked, for me, anything more than vague appreciation. Everything is derivative, and after a while it's just not effective anymore.

And then one day, I saw this:

[img.fark.net image 400x65]

No. Farking. WAY.  Just, no.

That look-- scripted or not-- is just TERRIFYING, on a very deep-down primal level. Count me out.


Can some one PLEASE animate that?? A slow zoom n maybe? I could use a gif like that quite often...
 
2013-10-12 11:22:35 AM  
wasn't there comments about them on yelp and whatnot long before they were even on any show? they were playing some kind of long con to eventually get a reality show? they are probably just crazy people, they do exist...
 
2013-10-12 11:30:48 AM  

Corn_Fed: They may be ready-made for a garbage "reality" TV show, but her psychosis is very, very real.


Yep. The firings and such were all real. And not done in preparation to get on the Ramsey show.

And that part where the dude gets in Ramseys face and says "You think you're tough? I'm the gangster!". Turns out he farking is a gangster, which is were his money apparently came from. He's facing possible deportation as well.
 
2013-10-12 11:31:23 AM  

Mr.Hawk: DeathRaySanta: It's been a long long long time since any traditional pop-culture horror product has evoked, for me, anything more than vague appreciation. Everything is derivative, and after a while it's just not effective anymore.

And then one day, I saw this:

[img.fark.net image 400x65]

No. Farking. WAY.  Just, no.

That look-- scripted or not-- is just TERRIFYING, on a very deep-down primal level. Count me out.

Can some one PLEASE animate that?? A slow zoom n maybe? I could use a gif like that quite often...


Not sure if an anigif would add anything. It's the frozen, unblinking stare of psychotic rage.

/i don't care how crazy good the sex might be
//hell no
 
2013-10-12 11:42:24 AM  
Yeah, no. They're really that farking nuts.
 
2013-10-12 11:46:05 AM  

TV's Vinnie: So glad I cancelled my cable TV years ago. As long as this horse sh*t from TV execs continue, I refuse to even allow a penny of my money to go to them.


They got their limelight from Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, which is actually a decent show.
 
2013-10-12 11:46:34 AM  

DeathRaySanta: Mr.Hawk: DeathRaySanta: It's been a long long long time since any traditional pop-culture horror product has evoked, for me, anything more than vague appreciation. Everything is derivative, and after a while it's just not effective anymore.

And then one day, I saw this:

[img.fark.net image 400x65]

No. Farking. WAY.  Just, no.

That look-- scripted or not-- is just TERRIFYING, on a very deep-down primal level. Count me out.

Can some one PLEASE animate that?? A slow zoom n maybe? I could use a gif like that quite often...

Not sure if an anigif would add anything. It's the frozen, unblinking stare of psychotic rage.

/i don't care how crazy good the sex might be
//hell no


Yeah, but imagine it COMING RIGHT AT YOU!!


/The horror
 
2013-10-12 11:50:54 AM  
This only verifies they are batshi* crazy
 
2013-10-12 11:59:02 AM  

Fluid: I guess you can make a living that way, if you have zero dignity.


Screw dignity. Moneymoneymoneymoney!

These reality shows are as fake as wrestling. Yes, I said it.
 
2013-10-12 12:05:54 PM  

Headso: wasn't there comments about them on yelp and whatnot long before they were even on any show? they were playing some kind of long con to eventually get a reality show? they are probably just crazy people, they do exist...


Look at the Queen of Crazies, Sarah Palin. Mayor who left her town saddled deep in debt, Governor who was facing ethics violations and a sort of botched job, and suddenly she was lifted out of her mire of self inflicted dumbassery, and turned a failed Presidential campaign into a reality show, and how many ghost written books, that were promptly whisked away to be given to folks who sign up for a website, and propel her books on to the bestseller list to give her "credibility" because she was useful and polarizing.

This does nothing to reduce her level of crazy. She still has the heart of a grifter, but she was given some good sized lessons to be able to profit from that crazy. Then again, Palin had a marketable skill to drive fundraising. She might be crazy, but she is useful.

Now then, are Amy and her husband REALLY that marketable? Folks are certainly willing to watch trainwrecks. Even trainwrecks that are carefully crafted on their offensiveness. I point to the exploitative efforts of TLC with Toddlers and Tiaras and the whole Honey Boo Boo thing. That show pisses me off, not because of the family, but because the execs' idea that it's cool to laugh at folks struggling. I suspect that a few execs MIGHT think it funny to do a show that constantly throws Amy curves just to watch her implode, episode after episode, but without some hook, like a failed Presidential campaign derailed by the impression of a "Not Ready for Prime Time" candidate who utters folksy wisdom while performing dumbassery, a bunch of C-list celebs engaging in dumbassery, or poor people to laugh at from comfy chairs, I don't think watching a woman without charm and without much self awareness is going to market much of anything all that well.

I don't think that execs are above putting crazy eyes on screen--that is ascribing ethics and standards to folks who said, "Yeah, let's put on a show about a shark filled tornado"--and watching her implode, week after week, but I don't think that there's really a market for brand of crazy. If anything, it might be a bit too close to home for a lot of viewers. You market "reality" TV on two methods: these people are just like me, and they are overcoming and winning, or these people are nothing like me and I'mma point and laugh. You can't market a show on these people are JUST like me and they're bughouse crazy...

Not too long ago, Mad Mad House was on. "Normal" people thrown into a house with a bunch of folks who led alternative lifestyles. It was supposed to be sort of exploitative of the alternative folks as the crazy people, and it wound up exposing folks to people who weren't crazy, but just different. If anything, the "normal" people wound up being the odd ones in the house, as they were the ones who brought a lot of prejudices in, and what I liked about the show was watching folks shed those preconceptions. A lot of critics didn't get the concept, and on the surface, it was "shocking" but the shocking part wasn't the nudist, or the modern primitive, or the vampire gothy cat, but how folks rolled into a situation, and lived with folks who were being marketed as cookie cutouts, and wound up showing NOT their craziness, but instead their humanity and spirituality. It was NOT really what I expect the execs were looking for, and it wound up not being picked up again. That the show threw a curveball on the audience, and a mirror up to them, was a bit discomfiting I think. Not good "reality TV" by any means, because it didn't let folks retreat into their bubble of "well, obviously WE'RE OK." And that is something that I think a lot of execs learned from watching this show do its thing--or rather, the message that the ratings told, and their assistants who watched the competition could draw from it--is that if you hold up that mirror to the audience, and they realize that THEY are sort of not right in the head, then maybe you will make folks uncomfortable, and discomfort is only supposed to come from "shocks" and pseudo-torture or folks watching implosions, not realizing that they're maybe not good people at heart. An Amy's show would do that for a lot of folks, and that isn't what execs are really looking for...
 
2013-10-12 12:07:02 PM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: Aaaand this is why no one has cable anymore.


I thought it was because a digital antenna costs less than $100, and then you just get your programs over the air.
 
2013-10-12 12:10:02 PM  
i.qkme.me
 
2013-10-12 12:12:38 PM  

hubiestubert: Headso: wasn't there comments about them on yelp and whatnot long before they were even on any show? they were playing some kind of long con to eventually get a reality show? they are probably just crazy people, they do exist...

Look at the Queen of Crazies, Sarah Palin. Mayor who left her town saddled deep in debt, Governor who was facing ethics violations and a sort of botched job, and suddenly she was lifted out of her mire of self inflicted dumbassery, and turned a failed Presidential campaign into a reality show, and how many ghost written books, that were promptly whisked away to be given to folks who sign up for a website, and propel her books on to the bestseller list to give her "credibility" because she was useful and polarizing.

This does nothing to reduce her level of crazy. She still has the heart of a grifter, but she was given some good sized lessons to be able to profit from that crazy. Then again, Palin had a marketable skill to drive fundraising. She might be crazy, but she is useful.

Now then, are Amy and her husband REALLY that marketable? Folks are certainly willing to watch trainwrecks. Even trainwrecks that are carefully crafted on their offensiveness. I point to the exploitative efforts of TLC with Toddlers and Tiaras and the whole Honey Boo Boo thing. That show pisses me off, not because of the family, but because the execs' idea that it's cool to laugh at folks struggling. I suspect that a few execs MIGHT think it funny to do a show that constantly throws Amy curves just to watch her implode, episode after episode, but without some hook, like a failed Presidential campaign derailed by the impression of a "Not Ready for Prime Time" candidate who utters folksy wisdom while performing dumbassery, a bunch of C-list celebs engaging in dumbassery, or poor people to laugh at from comfy chairs, I don't think watching a woman without charm and without much self awareness is going to market much of anything all that well.

I don't think that execs ...


I would like to subscribe please
 
2013-10-12 12:24:26 PM  

DeathRaySanta: It's been a long long long time since any traditional pop-culture horror product has evoked, for me, anything more than vague appreciation. Everything is derivative, and after a while it's just not effective anymore.

And then one day, I saw this:

No. Farking. WAY.  Just, no.

That look-- scripted or not-- is just TERRIFYING, on a very deep-down primal level. Count me out.


Dude that seriously creeped me out
 
2013-10-12 12:31:18 PM  
Does nobody else think that sex with that woman would be off the chart?
I'm not advocating that complete novices go around throwing their dick up some crazy but if you have a moderately damaged attic like myself then there's not so much to lose and lots to gain.
I was with a woman like her once in Austin, just a few nights spread over a week or so but I still shudder at the intensity. She repeatedly grappled with her own head mid-sex, she literally grabbed her own head and yanked it from side to side making those cracked knuckle noises with her neck, all while shouting 'fark me daddy, fark me baby' over and over. The good bit was her hips moved like a cat under a hosepipe, I had to hold on.
This Amy woman, yeah, a total freak in bed.
 
2013-10-12 12:44:17 PM  
Wow. Just... wow.

This has nothing to do with "we did this on purpose", and everything to do with "some asshole producer's willing to pay us to attention whore some more, for money."
 
2013-10-12 12:44:26 PM  

YoOjo: Does nobody else think that sex with that woman would be off the chart?
I'm not advocating that complete novices go around throwing their dick up some crazy but if you have a moderately damaged attic like myself then there's not so much to lose and lots to gain.
I was with a woman like her once in Austin, just a few nights spread over a week or so but I still shudder at the intensity. She repeatedly grappled with her own head mid-sex, she literally grabbed her own head and yanked it from side to side making those cracked knuckle noises with her neck, all while shouting 'fark me daddy, fark me baby' over and over. The good bit was her hips moved like a cat under a hosepipe, I had to hold on.
This Amy woman, yeah, a total freak in bed.


stuffpoint.com
 
2013-10-12 12:45:36 PM  
I'm not sure who these people are, or what they were on before other than what I've read about them on Fark....but from what I've read on Fark, how are these people still in business?
 
2013-10-12 12:45:55 PM  
Oh, and the asshole who wrote this?

Having ultimately decided that he couldn't help their business, Ramsay left Amy's Baking Company without fulfilling his duties to help turn around the restaurant.

That asshole needs to be slapped. "Duties"? Really? Fark you. He's there as a consultant, to help those who want help. These assholes? They didn't want help - they wanted to have a big name show up so they could exploit the attention.

And they're still exploiting the attention. Fark them.
 
2013-10-12 12:57:37 PM  

YoOjo: Does nobody else think that sex with that woman would be off the chart?
I'm not advocating that complete novices go around throwing their dick up some crazy but if you have a moderately damaged attic like myself then there's not so much to lose and lots to gain.
I was with a woman like her once in Austin, just a few nights spread over a week or so but I still shudder at the intensity. She repeatedly grappled with her own head mid-sex, she literally grabbed her own head and yanked it from side to side making those cracked knuckle noises with her neck, all while shouting 'fark me daddy, fark me baby' over and over. The good bit was her hips moved like a cat under a hosepipe, I had to hold on.
This Amy woman, yeah, a total freak in bed.


It reminds me of that 30 Rock episode with Jennifer Aniston as the Liz crazy friend/Jacks psycho lover.

It's too true, but as a guy who doesn't like drama, I wouldn't touch her with your dick. A couple of farks, no matter how good they are, isn't worth dealing with a potential Lorenna Bobbit.
 
2013-10-12 01:01:31 PM  

YoOjo: Does nobody else think that sex with that woman would be off the chart?
I'm not advocating that complete novices go around throwing their dick up some crazy but if you have a moderately damaged attic like myself then there's not so much to lose and lots to gain.
I was with a woman like her once in Austin, just a few nights spread over a week or so but I still shudder at the intensity. She repeatedly grappled with her own head mid-sex, she literally grabbed her own head and yanked it from side to side making those cracked knuckle noises with her neck, all while shouting 'fark me daddy, fark me baby' over and over. The good bit was her hips moved like a cat under a hosepipe, I had to hold on.
This Amy woman, yeah, a total freak in bed.


Excellent. +1
 
2013-10-12 01:05:35 PM  

FormlessOne: Oh, and the asshole who wrote this?

Having ultimately decided that he couldn't help their business, Ramsay left Amy's Baking Company without fulfilling his duties to help turn around the restaurant.

That asshole needs to be slapped. "Duties"? Really? Fark you. He's there as a consultant, to help those who want help. These assholes? They didn't want help - they wanted to have a big name show up so they could exploit the attention.

And they're still exploiting the attention. Fark them.


There's a reason that I don't do consultancies any longer. It's hard to look folks straight in the eye, after taking a look at the books and the business, and telling them straight up that the best thing that they can do is close up shop, immediately, and stop the hemorrhaging. The second hardest thing is to do your best, give them your suggestions, and then watch them throw them out because they have no intention of changing their business practices. I felt less bad about folks who just don't want to listen, because they're doing it to themselves.
 
2013-10-12 01:34:40 PM  

FormlessOne: That asshole needs to be slapped. "Duties"? Really? Fark you.


Hey, now. Let's not be too harsh on the writer. It's Ramsay who deserves the mockery.  Gordon The hypocrite probably had to rush back to one of his own restaurants because he found out they were reheating the boil-in-the-bag meals wrong.
 
2013-10-12 01:41:38 PM  
I'd imagine it's all in the spin. Make the show a competition for the employees:

www.feistees.com
 
2013-10-12 01:51:18 PM  
Hey hubie. Would you please come to Indiana and cook up a meal for Mrs. WTFDYW and me? I am sure it would be great.

/no snark there. i like the way you think and work your trade.
 
2013-10-12 02:56:27 PM  
They've already been picked up by a major television network.
 
2013-10-12 03:03:30 PM  

cookiefleck: The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: Aaaand this is why no one has cable anymore.

you realize most normal  people continue to subscribe to cable/satellite? And that it's only amongst "internet" people that it's hip to say "I cut the cord/don't own a tv"?


No.  Sorry kiddo, your lack of perspective is showing.

My grandparents cut their cable TV and satellite subscriptions (yes, they had both) in favor of a Roku box and netflix.  My dad doesn't own a TV, but he has a monster computer monitor, that I'm certain has never had anything more interesting than airplane design drawings on it.  My mom uses apple TV to watch what little TV she watches.  I personally own a TV, but it hasn't been hooked up to anything besides the Wii for... well ever.

The first thing you should realize is that it's not a "hip" thing.  The second thing you should realize is, it's about control.  What you watch, when you watch it, how you watch it, and weather or not you sit through 30% airtime of commercials specifically designed to brain wash you.

Hey, you want to belittle the "no TV crowd".  Great, go for it.  While you sit on your couch and absorb programming.   (did you ever wonder why it's called that?)


/you know how else liked TV?
//godwin
///fark TV
 
2013-10-12 04:01:26 PM  
Maybe they should join Chan4... its gotta be at least as entertaining as Fried Chicken Shop.
 
2013-10-12 04:48:16 PM  

doofusss: Whatchoo Talkinbout: Fluid: I guess you can make a living that way, if you have zero dignity.

Zero dignity is the new dignity..

What is this dignity thing that you mention?


Something my grandparents yammered about. Totally last century.
 
2013-10-12 04:49:52 PM  

Mantour: [cdn.cstatic.net image 500x335]


I'm keeping that one.
 
2013-10-12 05:24:35 PM  
My mom was watching this on one of the local Phoenix news shows last night and texted me. "I hope these people get stage 4 asshole cancer."
 
2013-10-12 06:11:10 PM  
Much to my chagrin I have to admit it was a pretty smart move on their part. I'd actually consider watching it, and I have loathe and disdain for reality television. I know I'm not the only one that sensed something was amiss. Even Ramsay said it was the cleanest place he's ever visited, and that the desserts were amazing. They better throw pies at people, tho.
 
2013-10-12 08:55:05 PM  
I find it hard to believe that any producer or network would be willing to put up with their crap and go into a contractual and business relationship with these nuts.

Certainly there are a lot of difficult personalities in Hollywood - but those are people who are proven A-list folks and even if they step on enough toes they can eventually end up not working.

I can't think of any other "reality" show where the people who are the focus of the show would be potentially abusive to the producers and the production company, as would be the obvious risk here.
 
2013-10-13 05:13:20 AM  

DeathRaySanta: It's been a long long long time since any traditional pop-culture horror product has evoked, for me, anything more than vague appreciation. Everything is derivative, and after a while it's just not effective anymore.

And then one day, I saw this:

[img.fark.net image 400x65]

No. Farking. WAY.  Just, no.

That look-- scripted or not-- is just TERRIFYING, on a very deep-down primal level. Count me out.


Never do business with a person with that much white above the irises of their eyes.

She's bug-eyed crazy.
 
2013-10-13 11:48:15 AM  

TV's Vinnie: So glad I cancelled my cable TV years ago. As long as this horse sh*t from TV execs continue, I refuse to even allow a penny of my money to go to them.


"Brought to you by cable TVs generous contributions to fark, and ad revenue from clickthroughs."
 
2013-10-13 04:53:53 PM  
The fact that people still are not convinced either way, they did do a great job if it was douchebag standup.

I sort of admire that.
 
Displayed 42 of 92 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter






In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report