She better not start appearing on other shows now, let her go build her empire somewhere else. I'm going to send foodnetwork an email & let them know I don't want to see her again (& what the hell was that meow thing she did at the beginning?) I think everybody should just to stop her from appearing on our screens again
The meow/snarl at the Hosebeast from Hell's intro was from an episode of TNFNS. When another female contestant criticized her (and rightfully so), she did her animal sounds to signify a cat fight, I guess. Cats everywhere hung their heads in shame for at least three days.
I really don't think that we'll see Penny again, at least on FN. She made the fatal error of a) criticizing Amanda Freitag for her well-reasoned critique about saffron (For any Top Chef fans out there, she reminded me of the wretched Ilan and his saffron obsession); and b) her outlandish statements about Michael and Marcus and even Jeffrey for that matter. Marcus and Michael are well-known, well-liked (YMMV there) personalities, both on FN and in general, as well as being renowned chefs well-known in the culinary world, and Jeffrey has had a show on the Cooking Channel, by virtue of being the runner-up on TNFNS (when he should have won, but I digress.) In any event, Jeffrey didn't get said show by criticizing any of the judges or personalities on FN, nor did he criticize them last night. Personally, I'm happy that he had the opportunity to go up against Marcus, as he seemed really happy just about that. (Conveniently, my cable provider had the sound, but no picture, on FN last night after a storm, so it was like radio for me.)
Penny gets even more of my ire because she could have cared less that it was a competition for charity and her behavior was far less than charitable. She gave passing lip service to her charity, and I'm sure that charity wasn't happy about her behavior last night, and it was only when she had gotten her multiple digs in about the other chefs that she spoke about the charity. She is a toxic person, and I hope that this is the end of Penny on any competitive cooking show. I'm just glad the real Penny was on full display last night for the viewing public. Yes, she truly is THAT bad. If she wants to go on "Survivor" or some cut-rate reality show a la Frat Boy Chris from that season, she is free to do so. I can see her angling for a spot on "'Celebrity' Apprentice".
Agree with above posters; am getting a bit tired of Anne Burrell, who used to be my odds-on favorite whenever she competed. But she's become such a sore loser and a gloating winner that I don't really want to see her outside of her Secrets show any more. And I'm learning to like Alex and missed having her as a judge tonight.
Well said. I've confessed to my loving Alex as time has gone by. I imagine that even though Santos judged, taping this championship was probably done in a couple of days, and Alex was probably tired out (I would be). Besides she had to serve as Geoffrey's sous chef on ICA at 10 p.m.! ;) I also think serving as a judge was payback for Anne getting chopped in the second round last year, as she was quite snippy about that. I'm glad to see that others are picking up on Anne's sour grapes attitude in competition shows. Santos was a complete teddy bear compared to her nitpicks. And although I couldn't see the picture, I'm sure she had that look where she kind of nibbles the food with this dour look on her face like she's being asked to eat cat food.