Thursday, June 12, 2008

Judges Ask for Scratch Paper and Show All Their Work



















From Zagat Buzz:



“…picking a winner sure wasn’t easy, Ted Allen told the Buzz at the James Beard Foundation awards. ‘This year, for the first time when we chose the winner, Tom [Colicchio] suggested as a part of making the decision we do some numerical models. It did help.’”

Very interesting, possums, n’est-ce pas? It suggests that the outcome was very close indeed, and that 30 Rock itself came very close to being dismantled brick by brick by angry Bravo viewers.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

"If we work these numbers hard enough I'm sure we can figure out a way that Lisa actually lost."

Anonymous said...

Has anyone congratulated Lisa yet? If not, could someone hurry the f* up and get that done? Last night I had a nightmare about her angrily confronting each of the 301,489,392 Americans who haven't yet congratulated her on losing.

potty mouth princess said...

Numerical models? Why oh why isn't Colicciho teaching my statistics class this summer? He's ever so much more qualified than the semi-retired Stanford researcher I'll be saddled with.

Congrats on your silver medal, Lisa. Now you're just like Michelle Kwan.

Joe said...

I thought people liked Michelle Kwan. I mean, she was on The Simpsons.

CharmingDinnerGuest said...

Tom Colicchio was right.
We've never had a Top Chef with a
faux-hawk.

David Dust said...

Didn't Brian Boitano win a Silver medal? Just asking...

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potty mouth princess said...

re: Michelle Kwan: silver and bronze Olympic medals. :-)

Otherwise, nothing in common with Greasy McBitchface.

hughman said...

Tom [Colicchio] suggested as a part of making the decision we do some numerical models.

oh Tom, Padma isn't numerical.

April said...

I know at least once, if not more than that, character was brought up in making the final decision. This time, though, if it came up, they didn't show it. I was hoping for "you know, her food was pretty good, when it didn't suck, but did anybody else want to slap the scowl off her face?"

Anonymous said...

Hughman, Padma's at least a 7...

And, as has been mentioned elsewhere, Richard was a close second, not Lisa, thanks to some careful editing.