I’m watching 24 in 24 — Sandwich King Jeff Mauro’s new show on Food Network.
(It’s kinda like the $40 a Day series that Rachael Ray did way back when, but with less scratch.)
He’s in Cleveland in tonight’s episode, and he’s eating chili for lunch.
Now I love chili, and today’s dramatic drop in temperatures makes it sound especially good. I don’t have any chili on me, but I am really enjoying watch him eat chicken chili from Palookaville Chili in Cleveland.
But he made a curious claim during the program.
He said chili is usually the “B-film of food.” It’s canned stuff. It goes on hot dogs. It’s not the star.
I love the Sandwich King, but I consider chili to be at the top of the soup chain. At the top of the stew chain. At the top of Rachael Ray’s ‘stoup’ chain (combo soup/stew).
Chili is king. And was king long before Jeff won Food Network Star.
Let’s show it a little respect.
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It’s a great day in America! Why? Because Craig Ferguson is bringing crossover television back for your viewing pleasure.
At the top of his show last week, Craig appeared in a mini-episode of “The Big Bang Theory” — in true crossover style — and then had the cast take over his show for the rest of the night in a collection of sketches and interviews.
Thanks, Craig. We used to depend on television sitcoms and their associated spin-offs for crossover nights. You know, when Doug from “King of Queens” would appear on “Everybody Loves Raymond” — the show that birthed his series — and vicey versey.
Or remember the night that Paul Reiser’s character on “Mad About You” caused a blackout that affected everyone on “Friends”? Even though those two series weren’t spin-offs, they did share a common setting — New York City — and the character of Phoebe’s sister, Ursula Buffay, who waited tables at their favorite restaurant.
I guess it makes sense that it would take a show outside of the TV sitcom realm to remind us that crossover television works. Sitcoms have only recently regained their stronghold on the prime time schedule — thank you, “Modern Family” — and the only spin-offs of late have been the ever redundant “CSI’ and “Law and Order.”
Take a lesson from the Craigy Ferg, programmers everywhere. Crossover TV is fun.
And it’s great for America!
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