Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Stefan Richter: I Did Not Call That Woman, Ms. Lauren, a Douchebag!

























In her recap of this season’s inaugural episode, our pal Lesley of Eater LA touched on the “this season on Top Chef” montage, in which Stefan Richter and Jamie Lauren are having a teensy bit of a discussion.

During the rapid montage, the word “douchebag” is uttered, and Ms. Lauren appears to take umbrage, presumably thinking, as does the audience, that it was directed at her. And so Lesley wrote, “…Stefan calls Jamie a douchebag.” (As an aside, we ought to note that Jamie falls far short on the Angry (Lesbian) scale as compared to last season—no chairs thrown, no trashcans kicked, no crotches grabbed.)

But Herr Richter has stepped forward to say, “ ‘Tain’t so.” Quoth Stefan: “by the way i did not call her a douchebag, i said i don't want to look like one.”

Fair enough. He wants to clear his name, and of course it’s a good thing that he didn’t resort to calling Jamie that. And yet we can’t help being the slightest bit disappointed. After all, what kind of reality television villain would disclaim these kind of legend-burnishing attributions, and so early in the game?

For of course he is being groomed by Bravo’s editors, and by Daniel Gagnon’s xenophobic insecurities, as this season’s villain (though in our book, idiocy can be much more villainous than competence). No matter; we like Stefan as a villain, even if the editors have to resort to the Eurovillain trope that runs from Henry James to the James Bond pictures to Alan Rickman in Die Hard and Anthony Hopkins in The Silence of the Lambs. Stefan is a savvy villain, and this tickles us. For one thing, he clearly plays to the camera and gives good “villain face.”













We’re certainly convinced. If we saw him in the supermarket produce section going through the fava beans and with a bottle of Chianti in his shopping cart, we’d definitely run the other way.

So alright, Stefan, possum. It’s fine to play nice, but not too nice, you hear?

19 comments:

Rico said...
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queerinmysoup said...

LOL!!! Love the Hannibal Lecter correlation! Hopefully they only share "villain faces" and not recipes!

P.S. Nice crotch shot!

TROLL said...

He wears mandals in the kitchen. That makes him a villian to me.

stefan said...

Good Morning everybody:

You guys make me laugh ;-). I love some Fava Beans with my Chardonnay tho. Is that a Hannibal Deal breaker ;-).

Best Stefan

P.S. I love all the Blogs. Good or Bad they make me laugh. Especially Jeff/Palin Wink

Buzz Kill said...

You fly back to school, now, little Starling (Lauren Hope Starling that is). Fly, fly, fly...

Tom Foolery said...

David Gagnon reminds me of Joe Biden - those "Bosniacs" are crazy! Hehe I feel like any week now, Gagnon's gonna blow up on that mean, "Germanese" Stefan.

Ahh...the culinary horror!

Anonymous said...

this is weird, but stefan is kind of hot, in my opinion.

them scandinavian men...

but anyway, I don't see him as a villain at all?
mostly just cocky.

Anonymous said...

I Love Stefan....I dont get all the bashing...I think he's sexy!!! He knows what he wants and that is very sexy!!!

Anonymous said...

Ohh Stefan, it's a Chianti not Chardonnay. Love your piercing buddy in Michigan.

Anonymous said...

I need to add that I am SO into Stefan! He's the type of man that you feel passionately toward - like you don't know if you want to slap him or make out with him...I think if I was in the house, I'd be jumping on him! So hot!

Anonymous said...

stefan is an arrogant arse. still i freakin' love him. so, so, so hot. i just want to do him in the top chef kitchen...up against the GE stainless steel appliances. lol;)

Helen said...

damn, stefan, i never like blondes, but there's just sth about u that tickles my fancy..

Anonymous said...

Stefan is absolutely hot! And lucky for me I have a customer that is a dead ringer for him that likes to come in and flirt with me.

Rayne said...

Stefan is an incredible looking man; extremely sexy. But then, there's nothing like a hot Finn(ish man) on a cold night.

Y | O | Y said...

He's a babe!

Rodrigo said...

Stefan is a great cook and I really like his "confidence". And, OMG, he is hot! And he knows it... very very sexy! I hope he wins.

Anonymous said...

Stefan is so sexy.. omg I cannot take it.. I don't understand why the girls in the house don't rape him!! If i were there, I would seriously go crazy.... Stefan if you are reading this come find meeeeeeee.. I live in ny and want you.. badly

Anonymous said...

Stefan, I don't know what that crazy Donatella was thinking when she didn't like your World Hotdog. I'd love to taste your hotdog.

Anonymous said...

Love the crotch shot. If given the chance I'd bury my face in it. Stefan you sexy beast.