Thursday, January 15, 2009

“Top Chef” Product Placement Too Shameless and Not Shameless Enough


















So claims Product Placement News:

First of all, the product was not used or included in any of the cooked meals. Needless to say, it was an inorganic product placement. Secondly, the product had too many camera shots, which made the placement blatantly obvious. Lastly, some critics felt strongly that the chefs were forced to drink Dr. Pepper. After all, true chefs are always after the flavor and meals/drinks without sugar just don’t fit the profile.

But Betty “Spice Rack” Fraser and a visibly uncomfortable Stephanie Izard sure fit the profile, right?

(You know, possums, now that we think about it, we’d totally watch a remake of Two Fat Ladies featuring Betty and Ariane. Wouldn’t you?)

10 comments:

lisa said...

Ugh - seeing Betty again made me nauseous. She's a sagging, middle-aged barbie doll with far less charisma than she thinks she has.

Anonymous said...

I concur!

Anonymous said...

I differ!

agnes gooch said...

That was painful to see Betty again. I do not understand why the Bravo overlords thought it wise to bring her back...shudder....

KristineB said...

Is that Melissa twenty years from now??

TROLL said...

I had happily forgotten Betty shared this planet with me. Thanks for the unpleasant reminder, biatches.


Please don't make Mikey the Drunk next week's feature!

Anonymous said...

Ugh...Betty...well, in other former Top Chef cheftestant news, I just saw CJ from Season 3 at the Santa Monica Farmers Market a few minutes ago. It's hard to miss the guy, he was practically as tall as some of the tarps that were covering the purveoy's stands.

It just looked like he was looking around, but not buying anything.

I think he was looking for Broccolini.

Anonymous said...

unrelated but important: papa bear saved a life: http://dcist.com/2009/01/tom_colicchio_saves_joan_nathans_li.php

Anonymous said...

the snark and nastiness continues. ugh.

Anonymous said...

ugh?? This IS Amuse-Biatch, NOT Amuse-Amish schoolhouse! What do you expect to read here?
Go away.