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Location, location

I’m watching Food Network Star right now, which has been in Las Vegas for the past couple of weeks.

But it certainly doesn’t look like Vegas.

food network star vegasEvery time Bobby, Alton or Giada — the show’s three hallowed hosts — stand before this season’s contestants to set up a challenge, it looks like they are shooting the episode in an empty room. Or vacant parking lot.

Food Network goes to such great lengths to clear out the ‘normal folk’ during production, Vegas looks nothing like the manic city I have experienced every time I’ve had the chance to visit.

Why go to the expense of using Vegas as your backdrop if you’re going to make it sterile and still?  You might as well fake the whole thing at the Food Network studios here in New York City.

The show’s producers must have heard me.  They just announced this week’s survivors are coming to Manhattan for the remainder of the season.

That will probably look like Cleveland.

 

 

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Late Night with Jimmy Fallon just keeps finding more and more ways to get their audience involved in the show.

Hashtags. Screen grabs. Instagrams.

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The show producers always pick the funniest ones…and who doesn’t like the idea of maybe seeing their idea on the show?

(One day)

But think about it — we are creating content for Jimmy.  Entire segments of the show.  He gets thousands of entries, all written by us — the audience — for free. Oh well, it does give him and his staff more time to focus on new parody songs, shows and series.

Still.  Brilliant way to play us, Jimmy.

Watercooler moment

Who’s watching The Office finale tonight?

And who’s watching the show for the first time in two years?

the-office-finale-guest-starsI’ll admit it.

When Michael Scott aka Steve Carell left The Office in 2011, I was part of a highly vocal minority — perhaps it was even a majority in some circles — who felt the show should end with his exit.

But the show producers — both in shock that Steve left and in denial that the money train was running out of steam — deluded themselves that they could keep on keepin’ on.

The first season without Steve floundered.  The second  became ‘the farewell season.’  And now that Dunder Mifflin is finally closing its doors, I feel a teeny tiny bit responsible.

Did I show any loyalty after Steve left?  No.

Did I check in from time-to-time to see if my instincts were right that the show would suck without him?  Yes.

Will I watch tonight and wish the show wasn’t being canceled?  No.

Am I hoping Steve Carell shows up somewhere?  Yes.

(It would be the best episode in two years.)

Note — Steve DID appear on the finale.  It was amazeballs.

Be heard

If you’ve read The Sticky Egg with any regularity, you’ve got a strong stomach…and you’ve also probably noticed my girlie crush — veering on obsession — with Craig Ferguson, host of The Late Late Show on CBS.

What can I say?  He moves me.

On last night’s program, Craig opened the show by discussing his latest quandary:

Should he put the earring back in his left ear?

Craig removed the jewel when he started hosting the show six years ago, and had planned to start wearing it again when he turned 60.  Apparently yesterday morning he felt 60, so he popped it in…but then just as quickly took it back out.  He didn’t think it looked right.

Personally, I’ve always thought an earring on a man in a suit looks a bit out of place.  If a guy is going to wear an earring, it seems like his entire wardrobe should be a bit more casual.   So, if Craig were to start wearing his earring again, I would think his on-screen clothing would need to be reevaluated.

But that’s just me.

What do you think?  Vote in my online poll below, and I’ll share the results with Craig’s producers, who I’m sure will react accordingly.

(Oh yes…they read The Egg.)