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2014-08-09 11:35:56 AM  
The Food Network started going downhill with Emeril Live. They started making entertainment shows and stopped focusing on how-to and informational shows. They weren't content to be a successful niche channel anymore and started dumbing down their shows for broader appeal. They're making more money, but have alienated their original audience. Just like a lot of other cable channels.
 
2014-08-09 11:43:26 AM  
I couldn't stand that twit from the first time I saw him on The Next Food Network Star

/first time I really wanted to see someone lose a cooking competition
//so naturally he won
 
2014-08-09 11:48:24 AM  
*shrug*

I like the guy. Diners, Drive Ins and Dives is a fun show. And the Corvette he is cruising in is CHERRY.

That article writer guy is just jealous.

Bring on the "stop liking what I don't like" crowd.
 
2014-08-09 12:19:08 PM  

HawgWild: And the Corvette he is cruising in is CHERRY.


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2014-08-09 12:22:33 PM  

Once and Future Lurker: The Food Network started going downhill with Emeril Live. They started making entertainment shows and stopped focusing on how-to and informational shows. They weren't content to be a successful niche channel anymore and started dumbing down their shows for broader appeal. They're making more money, but have alienated their original audience. Just like a lot of other cable channels.


Well I'm glad to see this was covered.  The Food Network was on a quality nosedive WAY before Guy showed up.  Guy may be the loud annoying posterboy for what the network has become, but blaming him is like blaming Honey Boo Boo for making TLC a shiatty network.
 
2014-08-09 12:23:03 PM  

Irving Maimway: HawgWild: And the Corvette he is cruising in is CHERRY.

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Shhhh ...You'll scare them away.. I know it's a '67 Camaro ...
 
2014-08-09 12:35:39 PM  

HawgWild: *shrug*

I like the guy. Diners, Drive Ins and Dives is a fun show. And the Corvette he is cruising in is CHERRY.

That article writer guy is just jealous.

Bring on the "stop liking what I don't like" crowd.


Mrs. Bedoe and I love the show, too. And the Triple D Locator app is a must-have for every trip now...
 
2014-08-09 12:48:17 PM  
I agree with the premise that it was better when there was actual cooking - with the pinnacle (to me) being Alton Brown

Just like TLC and History Channel, they chose idiocy over their niche.

But the article never made a convincing argument that Guy had anything to do with the downfall.
 
2014-08-09 01:30:53 PM  

HawgWild: *shrug*

I like the guy. Diners, Drive Ins and Dives is a fun show. And the Corvette he is cruising in is CHERRY.

That article writer guy is just jealous.

Bring on the "stop liking what I don't like" crowd.


I like the show too.

And what makes me even happier is that he was recently in my area filming an episode of "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives".

Guy Fieri is in Lane County filming an episode of the Food Network show "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives"
 
2014-08-09 01:45:44 PM  
Including my appetite...Guy Fieri looks like the kind for whom the "no shoes, no shirt, no service"
signs were created.
 
2014-08-09 01:48:18 PM  
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2014-08-09 01:50:40 PM  
Bobby Flay ruined it a long time ago. And you cannot find original Iron Chef ep on dvd, they don't exist. With the American version I could always see what they were doing and predict what the dish was going to be. The original version on the other hand always had me guessing and wondering what in the hell are these guys up to.
/plus Sakai was the shiat
 
2014-08-09 01:50:40 PM  
While I find Fieri insufferable, you know whose worse? Farsh Askari.
 
2014-08-09 01:50:45 PM  
s2.quickmeme.com
 
2014-08-09 01:50:49 PM  
I have said it before, I have met the man (5am, at OAK) and he was warm and humble (at 5 am!) and have eaten at his places in Roseville and Sacramento, and I liked it. Two different concepts, both well executed. Does he dress like a douche? Yes. But I will never give him any hate. Don't like his shows? Change the channel.
 
Oak
2014-08-09 01:53:00 PM  
Salon ruins everything.
 
2014-08-09 01:54:03 PM  
I prefer Guy Fieri with a side of fava beans and a nice Chianti.  Ssssslllllllllllurrrrrrppppp.
 
2014-08-09 01:54:21 PM  
Can't stand him.
Never eaten at his restaurants but from reviews I've heard they're absolutely awful.

He definitely is one of the most obnoxious and most unlikable tv personas.
 
2014-08-09 01:54:25 PM  
Food Network has become pointless since Alton Brown stopped doing "Good Eats".
 
2014-08-09 01:54:37 PM  

LeroyBourne: Bobby Flay ruined it a long time ago. And you cannot find original Iron Chef ep on dvd, they don't exist. With the American version I could always see what they were doing and predict what the dish was going to be. The original version on the other hand always had me guessing and wondering what in the hell are these guys up to.
/plus Sakai was the shiat


I loved original Iron Chef

/the translations were a hoot
 
2014-08-09 01:54:48 PM  
He may be lowest-common-denominator, but that's most of his ratings appeal. I did happen to have his diner show on when they were highlighting a local place here in the Twin Cities. I checked out their website to see the rest of the menu (besides the Korean short-rib pizza that looked intriguing) and the restaurant's server had crashed because of all the traffic. Here's hoping the place had real live customer traffic to match.
 
2014-08-09 01:55:11 PM  

HawgWild: *shrug*

I like the guy. Diners, Drive Ins and Dives is a fun show. And the Corvette he is cruising in is CHERRY.

That article writer guy is just jealous.

Bring on the "stop liking what I don't like" crowd.


Dude, "SS"... it's a Firebird.

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2014-08-09 01:56:05 PM  
Eh, I like Guy and Triple D. You know who I can't stand though? That farkin dick munch Carson Daly.
 
2014-08-09 01:56:09 PM  
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Also, more Good eats reruns please!
 
2014-08-09 01:56:44 PM  
Done in one.  Emeril and his "Bam!" Schtick got popular and made the execs decide entertainment  and "personality" is more important than cooking.
 
2014-08-09 01:57:13 PM  
Something something human Poochie.
 
2014-08-09 01:57:37 PM  

TV's Vinnie: Food Network has become pointless since Alton Brown stopped doing "Good Eats".


I like the cut of your jib
 
2014-08-09 01:58:57 PM  

Gig103: Just like TLC and History Channel, they chose idiocy MONEY over their niche.

 
2014-08-09 02:00:39 PM  
Food Network was over for me when I went to one of the restaurants Guy profiled on Triple D and came away with food poisoning.
 
2014-08-09 02:01:33 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: LeroyBourne: Bobby Flay ruined it a long time ago. And you cannot find original Iron Chef ep on dvd, they don't exist. With the American version I could always see what they were doing and predict what the dish was going to be. The original version on the other hand always had me guessing and wondering what in the hell are these guys up to.
/plus Sakai was the shiat

I loved original Iron Chef

/the translations were a hoot


One of our judges wants to know what's in that mixture?

:D ohhh, it's waterchest nut, fish sauce and SAKI!  :D *bows head repeatedly*


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Plus whenever this guy spoke made my skin crawl.
 
2014-08-09 02:02:02 PM  
Back in the day (TM), the food network was awesome.  I was inspired to take cooking seriously after channel surfing one day back in 2002 or so and stumbling upon the Hawaii episode of Good Eats.  I never looked back.  Once Good Eats dwindled down I stopped watching the network altogether; now it's just an annoyance when I do happen to see it being played somewhere.  The food network is to food as TLC is to learning or the history channel is to history; i.e. not one iota.
 
2014-08-09 02:02:54 PM  
Guy Fieri's... eh. He's like right on the edge of douche culture but seems like a nice enough guy himself. I don't like his schtick, and I don't think even he would recommend eating what he's showing off as a regular diet. And I'd rather have informative cooking shows than entertainment cooking shows.

But.

Two words: Guy Fieri. That's right, the so-called rock-n-roll comfort food king - but more accurately the extremely unhealthy looking, ear-splitting maniac who thinks he's fronting a college garage band circa 1995.

Translated: "He's faaaaaaaaat. I don't wanna have to look at faaat "people" while I'm imagining myself as an upper-class twit making cilantro and whelk cornea petit-fours while I spread the organic peanut butter on the artisan multigrain bread. ...oh shiat, multigrain is over, isn't it? I've got to go exchange this for gluten free or the other food hipsters will laugh at me!"
 
2014-08-09 02:03:34 PM  
I miss Yan Can Cook!
 
2014-08-09 02:04:25 PM  

hlehmann: Back in the day (TM), the food network was awesome.  I was inspired to take cooking seriously after channel surfing one day back in 2002 or so and stumbling upon the Hawaii episode of Good Eats.  I never looked back.  Once Good Eats dwindled down I stopped watching the network altogether; now it's just an annoyance when I do happen to see it being played somewhere.  The food network is to food as TLC is to learning or the history channel is to history; i.e. not one iota.


Except they actuAlly show food stuff.
 
2014-08-09 02:04:41 PM  
Like I need some bleach-blonde douchebag to tell me that burgers and ribs taste good. are OFF DA HOOK!!!!
 
2014-08-09 02:04:48 PM  
Food Network has fallen so far, I don't even bother with it much any more.

I'd rather hit myself in the dick with my meat tenderizer every 30 seconds than watch Fieri or Flay.

Those two are what's wrong with FN now, and it shows.
 
2014-08-09 02:05:32 PM  

Hoban Washburne: Well I'm glad to see this was covered.  The Food Network was on a quality nosedive WAY before Guy showed up.  Guy may be the loud annoying posterboy for what the network has become, but blaming him is like blaming Honey Boo Boo for making TLC a shiatty network.


Seven or eight years ago most of the basic cable networks figured out that cheap did almost as well as good and expensive so we got a host of low cost reality and competition shows.  I just figured that Guy came cheap and that was why they had him.  "Brown wants $5000 an episode and creative control but Guy will work for left overs and let us pic his hair style."
 
2014-08-09 02:05:42 PM  
Between now and 8 PM there are four Guy Fieri shows appearing on the Food Network.

You did this to yourselves, America.

/I think they moved all of their cooking shows to the Cooking Network which nobody gets
 
2014-08-09 02:06:58 PM  
Guy is energetic and looks like you maybe could have fun at a party he's throwing.

I can't figure out what the appeal of Bobby Flay is.
 
2014-08-09 02:07:11 PM  
"gorging himself and ranting like an imbecile on fire "

Heh.
 
2014-08-09 02:08:07 PM  

Once and Future Lurker: The Food Network started going downhill with Emeril Live. They started making entertainment shows and stopped focusing on how-to and informational shows. They weren't content to be a successful niche channel anymore and started dumbing down their shows for broader appeal. They're making more money, but have alienated their original audience. Just like a lot of other cable channels.


my daughter loved watching How to Boil Water whenver it was on.
 
2014-08-09 02:08:54 PM  

seelorq: HawgWild: *shrug*

I like the guy. Diners, Drive Ins and Dives is a fun show. And the Corvette he is cruising in is CHERRY.

That article writer guy is just jealous.

Bring on the "stop liking what I don't like" crowd.

Dude, "SS"... it's a Firebird.

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 400x259]


God farking dammit...
 
2014-08-09 02:09:30 PM  
All the networks suck now.  No one actually puts what their network is named after on it anymore except for times when they'd be retarded not to.  Even second- and third-tier channels do this now.  Everyone realized that reality is cheap, and idiots will watch anything involving aliens, explosions or ghosts.   (I'm sure there's a show out there that combines all of these into one nucleus of hell.)

As for Fieri? He's an Italian in a Camaro.  If that's not a lock for douche-dom, I don't know what is.
 
2014-08-09 02:09:38 PM  
Also, http://youtu.be/c-xkL9DbwJc
Let's see Guy Fieri do that!
 
2014-08-09 02:10:11 PM  
Welcome to Participation Medal culture.
 
2014-08-09 02:10:19 PM  

dustygrimp: Guy is energetic and looks like you maybe could have fun at a party he's throwing.

I can't figure out what the appeal of Bobby Flay is.


If you like eating, eventually you're going to need an asshole?
 
2014-08-09 02:10:38 PM  
I still like the Barefoot Contessa, but that's about it.
 
2014-08-09 02:11:08 PM  
Gordon Ramsey's home cooking show is great.  He's the one who taught me not to salt my eggs before cooking them.  Best tip ever and my breakfast and morning energy level thank him.
 
2014-08-09 02:11:39 PM  
The thing about cooking shows is that once a few hundred good episodes overall have been made, there's not much point to making new shows because you're just repeating past episodes.  Good Eats ran out of steam because they had done freakin' everything by that point, many of their shows were specializations or relooks at things Alton had already done at least once before.  A special on grills, a special on knives, a focus on this or that, whatever, it's a limited area for fresh material.

So the networks do the obvious thing, they focus on personalities and visiting different restaurants instead of pushing shows on cooking techniques.
 
2014-08-09 02:11:43 PM  
I also worked in a place Fieri came to in Dive Drive inn etc.  I asked the chef what kind of person was he off camera.  'A total dick' was his reply.
/about the only thing good that happened to the place, business picked way up.
 
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