The Rachael Ray Show
Posted Sep 28, 2012 @ 11:15 PM
I know when ever I saw him on his old show during cooking segments that he usually was awkward and screwed around with the recipes. I never got the feeling that he knows his way around a kitchen.
Posted Sep 29, 2012 @ 4:32 AM
A friend and his wife went to the taping of her show a few weeks ago. He said they put all the attractive people in the section in front of her and the "not so attractive" on the side (he's definitely NOT attractive). He said it was really obvious. At one point the people who get the crowd going asked who ever wanted to dance (with her I guess?) to raise their hand and they would pick people and my friend purposely started waving his hands and jumping up and down so they couldn't avoid him! He got picked but she ignored him while he was up there. We all thought it was pretty funny. I always wondered why the people in the front rows of shows are usually attractive.
Whoever initiates the applause on this show needs to be knocked out. The frequency of applause on this show during segments is totally ANNOYING!!!!
Posted Sep 29, 2012 @ 8:56 AM
Cutesy talking to the food.
Saying "I KNOW"!
Her stubby hands/fingers.
I'd much rather see Regis than Greta Monahan and Buddy Valestro.
Posted Nov 14, 2012 @ 7:38 PM
Posted Nov 14, 2012 @ 11:33 PM
Posted Nov 15, 2012 @ 3:21 AM
If we're noticing the disconnect, you'd think the folks producing these shows would realize it too and stop the audience shots.
Posted Nov 15, 2012 @ 7:17 AM
They are all pre-recorded hoots and hollars.
Posted Nov 29, 2012 @ 3:00 PM
She seems rude to guests and audience when the cameras are on, too! It seems to me that Rachael has a very offhand, sarcastic manner of expressing herself regardless of who she's talking to or the context of the discussion. I guess she thinks it's witty, or playful, but it's not. She's casually offensive, and clueless about it.
I read that she is really rude to guest audience when cameras are off her.
Posted Dec 6, 2012 @ 7:08 AM
She and her star guests brag incessantly about how fabulous the green room food is but the audience guests barely get a skimpy, soggy, unripe fruit plate if that. Talk about clueless, I don't think she even has one clue how it feels having been an audience guest to hear over and over again how fabulous (and plentiful) the food is that is given to the guest stars off stage. How freaking stingy can you GET? This woman made $25 million last year, you'd think a few more pieces of food would break her budget or something!
As far as the cheering goes, I wouldn't be surprised if it's piped in later although I thought she might have a few "audience plants" for that purpose. In her former set she had a "gallery" that was up high in which people could sit, and I always wondered if the cheering section was put there. When I filmed the show there was no cheering section there and I don't remember now if I heard any cheering on the show when it aired.
Also, when I was an "audience guest" with a few others, it's only because one of us begged and pushed that the staff finally gave in and allowed us to sit in the audience after our segment to watch the rest of the show. It was only because there was no one in the gallery that we were allowed up there. You would think that audience guests would at least be allowed to sit in the audience to watch the rest of the filming after they appear on the show.
I too wonder how this show is still on the air. It is so repetitive now that she is having the same guests over and over again 5 and 6 times discussing the same old subjects, and barely a show goes by without a freaking makeover. Hey I love makeovers, but this is overkill! Her schtick is getting stale and old by now, and I don't like her new set.
Posted Dec 6, 2012 @ 4:24 PM
Never a fan of this show but did watch her on FN before she got too big for her britches. She is a diva now and I wouldn't waste my time in her audience. If I had a choice and lived in the NYC area it would be The Chew cast for me. At least they seem like fun and they do feed their audience.
Posted Dec 6, 2012 @ 10:50 PM
It is so repetitive now that she is having the same guests over and over again 5 and 6 times discussing the same old subjects, and barely a show goes by without a freaking makeover.
Yes to all of this, plus everything she cooks looks the same. Pile of meat, various chopped stuff, topped with way too much cheese (and I love cheese) in portions that are far too large, all of it just slopped on a plate. She seems to have only a few basic ingredients in her repertoire but a bottomless supply of ways to cook burgers. I'm all for making food preparation seem accessible, but that doesn't mean the ingredients can't be varied or the presentation finessed. The Chew does this beautifully -- and they also sneak in the occasional (key word: occasional) makeover via Clinton Kelly. As a cook and a host, Rachael's got nothing left to offer.
Edited by designing1, Dec 6, 2012 @ 11:48 PM.
Posted Jan 1, 2013 @ 7:03 PM
Let me mention that I've never had anything against Fergie and quite like the Black Eyed Peas. I just didn't expect her to across so shallow!
Posted Jan 2, 2013 @ 10:57 PM
I wish TMZ or someone would bust her phoney ass,
Edited by azure4, Jan 2, 2013 @ 10:58 PM.
Posted Mar 4, 2013 @ 6:53 PM
Posted Mar 12, 2013 @ 1:55 PM
Pile of meat, various chopped stuff, topped with way too much cheese (and I love cheese) in portions that are far too large, all of it just slopped on a plate. She seems to have only a few basic ingredients in her repertoire but a bottomless supply of ways to cook burgers.
I can't stop laughing--it's so true. Today was a new low--the pile of meat was a chicken breast, topped with a gluey looking sauce, slopped on a slab of toast, all of it slopped on a plate. What next--beans on toast?
Posted Apr 17, 2013 @ 2:12 PM
Posted Apr 17, 2013 @ 4:31 PM
I remember that girl and saw some of shows with her on. That whole situation really did not work out the way they had hoped! I felt sorry for the girl, and her family seemed pretty dysfunctional. I don't know if the RR Show can be blamed though.
I don't watch this show , but read that Rachel / show are being sued by a overweight teen. I kind of remember the girl she was on a few yrs ago I think. She claims the show humiliated her. No specified money amount was mentioned.
Posted Apr 25, 2013 @ 1:56 PM
They also made it look like she and her family were to blame for her lack of success when she only lost a pound a week. Some people don't lose more than that no matter what they do (I am one of them), but of course they blamed her for not trying hard enough instead. I cringed when I saw the episode where Rachael shamed her in front of a live audience and on national TV. I was so disgusted even at the time that I don't blame her for suing them. I was humilated for her.
I think I remember that Christina had ambitions of becoming a lawyer. Perhaps she is in law school now and this is why she is bringing a case against them now instead of right after she appeared on the show. Although as far as I read, the show claims that to date no case has been filed. Perhaps she is trying to get them to settle out of court before doing that.
Edited by muffaletta, Apr 25, 2013 @ 2:02 PM.
Posted Nov 15, 2013 @ 7:31 PM
Her studio looks much smaller than I remember. Idk if anyone watches this show but, wow what a crazy show, at least the few mins I saw.
Posted Nov 18, 2013 @ 5:12 AM
It was "Wild Turkey Week" and the rest of the week did feature interesting different takes on turkey (someone did a turkey roll of deboned turkey breast with stuffing that I might try), I don't usually watch but that got my attention. Then I saw the previews that seemed to suggest the final day would be about about things you can put ranch mix in... and I cancelled that recording.
This show can be interesting when Rach is talking with someone like Richard Blais or Ming Tsai who still manage to come off more like a chef than a Food Network personality. Other times, I feel like I'm watching the new Emeril Live! with all the playing to the audience anytime she puts anything fatty/zesty into her cooking. Look! Cheese! Applaud for the cheese!
Edited by Al Funcoot, Nov 18, 2013 @ 5:22 AM.
Posted Nov 18, 2013 @ 6:22 PM
Ranchgiving??? Really Rachael who wants to eat Thanksgiving dinner with everything made with ranch dressing. Gross.
Posted Feb 25, 2014 @ 1:13 PM
I watched the show yesterday with Booby Flay and Richard Blais and boy, it appeared that Bobby doesn't care too much for Richard. He barely acknowledged him and kept his distance. Maybe b/c Bobby was a judge on TC during Richard's season (I don't recall but it's very possible) and maybe in spirit of not wanting a conflict of interest in the future if he judges him again. Or on the snark side, he's jealous of another male chef making headlines and on the same "circuit."
Posted Feb 27, 2014 @ 8:23 PM
Agree, Al Funcoot, they've obviously got the guy whipping the audience into shape and frequently using an applause sign or signal of some kind. (Blech!)
Someone mentioned her general dismissiveness to the audience on one thread. Taking a break and flipping channels the other day, I heard someone ask her about having gastric issues with the milk/cream in a vodka cream sauce. Instead of providing alternatives, she just quickly said, "Oh, you can take it out" and moved on. Personally I thought she could have given the woman a couple of possible alternatives (IDK - almond milk or even white beans) to replace the creamy taste or texture. I'm sure the audience member (and all of us for that matter) can easily make a red sauce with a little vodka in it. JMHO