The word 'Dumpsters' in the title of the thread is courtesy of a now absent TWoP'er who will be missed.
So...why do the FN execs think we need another one of these? We have already had several versions of road shows on FN. I recall one quite a while ago with Jill Cordes and Marc Silverstein travelling around the country in search of the best of a particular themed food category. Oh oh, I think it was called "The Best of"? That one was pretty good.
Then we had Alton in "Feasting on Asphalt". The fact that I have a total geek-crush on AB aside, I really enjoyed that show as well and am looking forward to the next installment. He was always polite and respectful of the people and places he visited.
Then alas, FN started catering to a different demographic. At the other end of the spectrum was "Road Tasted" with Dumb & Dumber, the butter butt brothers who were incapable of remembering each other's name, hence "Bro" and "Dude" every other word. Gag me with a spoon. They were embarrasing to watch.
Now we have Tater Tot claiming that Blue Plate Specials are for the Blue Hairs. My mother has a cadre of old lady friends that she often goes out with for dinner and a movie. I have always jokingly referred to them as the "Beema & the Blue Hairs". And I have news for the Tot. None of them would have considered a blue plate special in a diner as haute cuisine. Even the commercials promoting its impending debut are full of oxymorons. He claims it will be 5-star dining in today's diner, but then shows images of grilled cheese sandwiches and cheeseburgers. Huh? Since when is a burger & grilled cheese considered 5-star dining. Maybe that's how Kletus and Dirty P would define it.
And will his posse be accompanying him on his wanderings and embarrasing themselves as well?
I am almost (in a rubbernecker kind of way) looking forward to this just for the snark potential.
Edited by TickyTock, Apr 5, 2007 @ 9:56 PM.