For those of you who have managed to avoid the Food Network show Diners Drive-in's and Dives, here is the whole premise:
Fieri, a 40-year-old self-described “kulinary gangsta,” with spiked
blond hair and a perpetual sunburn, goes to independently run
restaurants in whichever city his rock star bus rolls into, then gorges
himself on camera while proclaiming all the food to be “money.”
Does the world really need more Guy Fieri with his stylstic flashback
to third-wave ska? No, and if you need more reasons why, Gustavo can
give you nine of them. NBC, however, thinks Mr. flip-flops-in-a-kitchen can carry a whole game show that has nothing to do with food.
Minute to Win It, according to the press
release, features “10
deceptively simple games that require savvy contestants to complete
under pressure with a prize of $1 million awaiting the winner.” A
local casting call is set for this Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at The Block's Café Tu Tu
This is the worst idea to sprout from the Food Network family since Sandra Lee made her Kwanzaa Cake.
Except, if they made that a whole show we'd probably watch it, just for
the unintended stoner hilarity of it all. Too bad for Guy, that is a
magic ingredient that can't be replicated.