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before this show, she was so pleasant and calm. I would often watch whatever her first show was called. But she has changed so much and it makes me sad for her. Of course she's cackling all the way to the bank.

She is suffering from Ray's Disease, so named after nice polite quiet Rachael Ray, Season 1 of 30-minute Meals, who then morphed -- thanks to fast fame, goosing by the Food Network, and piles of money -- into the shrieking howler monkey that she is now. Of course Sunny is nowhere near Rachael Ray territory but she definitely has the Food Network virus. They must be telling her to keep acting like this, or even to amp it up, because clearly they are not telling her to cut it out.

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On 7/1/2018 at 4:32 PM, LillyB said:

Now that the Chew has been cancelled, they should replace Sunny with Carla Hall.

Carla would be a perfect replacement! 

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14 minutes ago, bichonblitz said:

Carla would be a perfect replacement! 

I have removed this show from my DVR after Sunny's gross behavior when mixing the slaw with her hands (and those long fake nails) so am not watching anymore. But if they ever remove her as a host, I will consider watching again. There is someone on the Network Talk forum who posts the weekly FN ratings and when I saw that this show was #1 and Baked in Vermont was last, I decided that was the last straw. FN moved BIV to Sundays at 7:30 am central time. Why? Just why? That makes no sense! Anyway, I pulled the plug on TK. I will pop over here occasionally to read everyone's snark. Since FN thinks The Kitchen is just fine as it is (hence the top ratings), I doubt they'll get rid of Sunny.

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Is Katie Lee pregnant? It looks like she is trying to hide a small belly.

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How was that turkey breast juicy?  It looked drier than my skin in winter.

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Sunny licking the wisk while the guest was making the cake. I swear she's doing this stuff to punk us, right? 

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Will have to catch yesterday's Kitchen ep on the Monday reruns.  Baked in Vermont is on now.  Why would Food Network do this to Gesine?  Are they trying to kill off her show?  

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1 hour ago, Aunt Catfish said:

Will have to catch yesterday's Kitchen ep on the Monday reruns.  Baked in Vermont is on now.  Why would Food Network do this to Gesine?  Are they trying to kill off her show?  

Baked in Vermont is the network’s lowest rated show supposedly.. which makes me so sad. I love it. I bet that’s why they keep changing her time slot. 

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7 minutes ago, Mammalou said:

Baked in Vermont is the network’s lowest rated show supposedly.. which makes me so sad. I love it. I bet that’s why they keep changing her time slot. 

Hey, maybe they could replace Sunny on The Kitchen with Gesine.  Probably never happen, but I can dream.........

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1 hour ago, Aunt Catfish said:

Hey, maybe they could replace Sunny on The Kitchen with Gesine.  Probably never happen, but I can dream.........

That would be awesome.. sigh...

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The pineapple slush stuff they made looked yummy.  I wouldn't need to serve it in a hollowed out pineapple, but I think I would like the flavor.  

I also liked the recent segment with Donal ? - Irish guy.  I loved how he chimed in and ended the segment himself because they were all so busy eating his food - made me laugh.  

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Oh Sunny. Sigh. She is either trolling the viewers or her stylists truly hate her. Why would she wear that Party City Bozo the Clown wig?! She literally stuffed her face with fries as she was cooking and speaking. Few things gross me out as much as lip smacking and she did it during that segment and when she jammed jeff’s Fish sandwich into her pie hole. It’s really classless

That being said, GZ’s pasta looked yummy

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4 hours ago, Mammalou said:

Oh Sunny. Sigh. She is either trolling the viewers or her stylists truly hate her. Why would she wear that Party City Bozo the Clown wig?! She literally stuffed her face with fries as she was cooking and speaking. Few things gross me out as much as lip smacking and she did it during that segment and when she jammed jeff’s Fish sandwich into her pie hole. It’s really classless

That being said, GZ’s pasta looked yummy

That wig looked like it had mold growing in it!  

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8 hours ago, Mammalou said:

Oh Sunny. Sigh. She is either trolling the viewers or her stylists truly hate her. Why would she wear that Party City Bozo the Clown wig?! She literally stuffed her face with fries as she was cooking and speaking. Few things gross me out as much as lip smacking and she did it during that segment and when she jammed jeff’s Fish sandwich into her pie hole. It’s really classless

That being said, GZ’s pasta looked yummy

8 hours ago, Mammalou said:

Oh Sunny. Sigh. She is either trolling the viewers or her stylists truly hate her. Why would she wear that Party City Bozo the Clown wig?! She literally stuffed her face with fries as she was cooking and speaking. Few things gross me out as much as lip smacking and she did it during that segment and when she jammed jeff’s Fish sandwich into her pie hole. It’s really classless

That being said, GZ’s pasta looked yummy

Was thankful when she passed on eating the bowl of pasta! 

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I came here to say the same thing! She was certainly trolling us all when she was smacking on that Mahi Mahi burger, and surely she was joking with those fries. This can't be real!

And can I just say, this 5 ingredient shit has always been a pet peeve of mine. I would rather cook food with texture and flavor. It's really not a big deal to add some more stuff and get a better end result. 

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OMG, the quick cutaway to the look on GZ's face on today's episode (Kid-Friendly Feast) when Sunny was making some kind of incomprehensible unicorn (?) themed bento box lunch. It comes about 45 minutes into the show. If you missed it you MUST go see it! GZ is wearing the same look on his face as I have whenever they do their craft segments.

Edited to add that I just noticed that Sunny is wearing a jean jacket with "Yes, I Do Care" written on the back. <3

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Lorenzo is cute and just like his daddy, a real jokester

GZ's girls are adorable and sweet

I can't even remember the food. I can't wait till their summer grill everything in sight episodes are over. How many hamburgers, hot dogs, fish and crap on a skewer done a thousand different ways can we endure? Maybe because I live in Florida and we grill all year long this is especially boring to me. 

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45 minutes ago, bichonblitz said:

Lorenzo is cute and just like his daddy, a real jokester

GZ's girls are adorable and sweet

Yeah.  I can't believe how much I loved the kids segments in this episode, especially the first one.  I normally hate kids and that pizza cake they made looked disgusting but darnit, it was a winning segment in spite of all that.

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Lorenzo said the judging was “adonimous” 😉

 

And I LOL’ed when they awarded Katie the Loser prize of a poo emoji cupcake. 

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caught a new episode Saturday -- I don't think there was a single craft segment. And they made some food that looked halfway good. And Jeff Mauro is doing something, diet-and-exercise-wise, that is paying off. And Katie was giggly about having gotten married. And GZ teased Sunny two or three times about her habit of grabbing all the food and interrupting!! 

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I made Jeff's One-Pot Fusilli yesterday. Meh. I added grilled chicken to it to amp it up. Still meh. Tasteless.

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Last Saturday, I ran across a marathon of Sunny’s first show, Cooking For Real(?). I think that was the name. She was much more calm although she said “kind of” about 300 times in each show. She did make a few things I might make but the grown-up bologna sandwich was a real stretch for me and I wouldn’t eat that for all the money in NYC. She didn’t yell or say “Ya know what I mean?”  Over and over again.  And since she was the only one on the show, she didn’t interrupt everyone over and over again. I guess she was entirely different on her first show as opposed to this show. Is that desperation? She’d have a more successful career if she’d calm that shit down and use her good manners that I’m sure her Army parents taught her to use.

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My DVR still records it, and I watch when I get a chance.  Back a few years ago, it was a Saturday-morning ritual, and my husband even watched with me, which is unheard of for a cooking show.  Now they tend to pile up on the DVR, and I fast-forward a lot.  I watched about the first fifteen minutes of today's show, and I'll skim through the rest when I have some time.  I realized that if the Food Network people were checking these boards, they might conclude that all the negative attention was good.  And I also saw myself saying the same things over and over about how annoying Sunny is, and I got tired of it.  I can get the same recipes off Pinterest, just like they do, with none of the irritation.

TMI?

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As I noted several posts ago, I no longer record or make a point to watch this. I, too, was saying the same things over and over. But today at the gym, I saw today’s episode while on the treadmill (the individual TVs on the machines have sucky channel choices). So I came here to see if anyone is still snarking on the show. 

When they showed Sunny’s ravioli dish with the creamy pesto sauce, I walked even harder. This show is great incentive to exercise! I thought KL’s curried corn and shrimp chowder looked okay and would be good with crab, too. I also have to whisper to GZ that I have used grand marnier to flavor whipped cream for about 100 years. Sunny still screams and smacks too much and Jeff is still silly. Glad I deleted it off the DVR but will watch if I catch it on the treadmill. But I don’t miss it one bit.  KL’s engagement ring is gorgeous. I understand she’s married now. 

The ratings show that TK has slipped (go to last page for current ratings):

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Sunny has been really over the top lately with looking into the camera and gesturing.  I really can't put my finger on it.  Jeff seems to be more of a comedy act rather than a cook.  The silly nonsense has become hard to watch.  GZ and Katie seem to just put up with the other two.  I really think Sunny enjoys the criticism and dares everyone to challenge her behavior.

Far from a show about cooking but rather a vaudeville act.

I'd be embarrassed to be a producer of this show.

Katie Lee had a recipe today where she added chilies at the end of a dish and GZ said she was letting Bobby Flay rub off on her.  Sunny stated that she wished Bobby Flay would rub off on her.

Oh well, needs to be the last season. No guest chef/cook is going to save this nonsense masquerading as a cooking show.

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I agree with your opinion on Jeff, I think that he wants to be the next Jimmy Fallon.

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I don't watch Jimmy Fallon so I can't relate but it's not like any cooking show I have ever watched.

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The chefs/cooks have become the "would be" stars of the show rather than the recipes.  That seems a little backwards.

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I thought the miso sauce GZ made looked scrumptious so I think I might try that.  Otherwise, yeah.

I think another thing is that I felt this show used to take a week or two break at times during the year--maybe one at least after every six week cycle.  But I can't remember the last time there was a rerun.

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I have a soft spot for Jeff; however, he just makes me sad these days.  I am afraid that the longer he keeps up the silly boy act - the longer he will be typecast that way.  He will never be considered a serious chef.  It is possible that he has the skill to be one; but, we may never know for sure.         

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On 9/15/2018 at 12:51 PM, outtahere said:

Is anyone watching this show anymore?

I watch it when I can, and I'm enjoying it more than ever.  But I'm not a cook and I don't think I've ever made a recipe from a cooking show--I just watch them to imbed things in the dark parts of my brain for the occasions when I have to prepare a meal.

It seems to me that the cast members are actually enjoying being around each other, and are able to make fun of themselves--GZ in particular.  He used to look pained to be there, and has lightened up considerably.  Sunny made fun of herself for using the word "moment"--she and Jeff mimed taking a drink, because I guess people use it as a drinking game word?  It just seems like they're treating each other more like friends than ever before, like remembering little things about each other when they're ad-libbing.  And giving each other the business--like in a dessert showdown, when Katie made fun of GZ's fruit with whipped cream on it, snidely calling it "inventive." 

Basically, I'm currently enjoying their company.

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I'm liking it a lot more now. They seem more relaxed, laugh a lot more, and are having fun. You can even hear the audience laughing, too!

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On 9/15/2018 at 8:37 PM, outtahere said:

Katie Lee had a recipe today where she added chilies at the end of a dish and GZ said she was letting Bobby Flay rub off on her.  Sunny stated that she wished Bobby Flay would rub off on her.

Yeah, what's the deal with Bobby Flay? Sunny made another comment about him this episode, too. I know Katie is good friends with him but Sunny obviously has a big ole' crush on him. You're not his type, Sunny. 

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On 9/25/2018 at 5:43 PM, bichonblitz said:

Yeah, what's the deal with Bobby Flay? Sunny made another comment about him this episode, too. I know Katie is good friends with him but Sunny obviously has a big ole' crush on him. You're not his type, Sunny. 

That's a good example of what I'm finding so funny these days--Sunny's probably doomed but very open crush on Bobby Flay, which I think is a funny sounding name, to boot.

Also, I forgot about the tarte tatin, and Katie said she and Sunny were going to spend all day growling "tar-ta-tan" at each other.  That's what people who like each other do.

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And today, Sunny and Katie Lee did a Lady and the Tramp thing with spaghetti.  I'm telling you, they're enjoying themselves and I'm loving it.  Almost as much as they hated the maple beer.

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Anyone watch today’s episode? I laughed so hard at the smoothie segment at the end. GZ’s face after trying Katie’s was hilarious!

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Haaaa!  That was so funny!  I like beets - but, they don't belong in a smoothie.  Yuk.  

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It is SO refreshing and enjoyable to watch them again!   Everyone seems less on edge (although I didn’t notice it too much til Marcella left) and I really look forward to this every Saturday.  

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I caught today’s episode at the gym and I have to say, it was hilarious! “Skully” should be a regular cohost. 

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11 minutes ago, Spunkygal said:

I caught today’s episode at the gym and I have to say, it was hilarious! “Skully” should be a regular cohost. 

Husband and I kept calling him "Achmed the Dead Terrorist." Any Jeff Dunham fans out there?

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Yep, Skully must be Achmed's brother. I didn't watch the show today very closely. I'm not a fan of "scary" Halloween gross type foods, and the show seems to do less and less actual cooking. What does candy vomit have to do with Halloween? Vomit isn't scary, it's just gross.

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