Tuesday, September 16, 2008

I Just Don't Get It...

Rachel Ray, that is. I don't get it. Well, I kinda get it, but really I don't. I watched her morning talk show for the first time today. I was feeding Justus and instead of listening to my Spanish language Cd's, or reading to Isaiah, or praying, or anything of real value; I decided to click on the old tube.

Here are my observations. On the positive side -she's cute and quirky and not a size "0" which is encouraging. The recipes seem easy enough and I'd be willing to try a few. On the flip side, however; I find myself wishing someone would tie her hands behind her back just to see if she could complete a sentence without them. It makes me tired just to watch her and I am a hand-talker so I should be able to appreciate this about her. But e.ver.y. sin.gle. syll.a.ble. is emphasized with some movement.

In addition to this (though this one is not just a Rachel Ray thing but applies to all cooking shows with studio audiences)... are people really clapping for Parmesan cheese? I mean, it's totally quiet until she says "and now we'll just sprinkle in some Parmigiana/Reggiano" and suddenly there is uproarious applause and even whistling. It's cheese people. Now, if it were cheesecake --that would be a completely acceptable response. (btw Ron Millender: twelve days and counting =)) But it's not cheesecake. Is this really our nations innate response to dairy products or is there some guy holding a cue card that says "Clap for the cheese. We don't care if you're lactose intolerant"?

And speaking of studio audiences -whose the brainiac behind this one..."this show was recorded before a live studio audience"? Have you ever considered the alternative? hmmm.

In the end, I gotta give Rachel Ray props seeing that she has like 47 different shows, a magazine, and her own line of kitchen garbage bowls. shrug. All I have is this here blog. Which, by the way, "is recorded before a dead studio audience." Apparently, something wasn't quite right with the cheese platter we offered before taping. Wait...no...hold your applause...it was BAD cheese, people....bad cheese...STOP clapping already...put down those cue cards....aaaaaaaah!

7 comments:

Joanna Christmas said...

"I just don't get it"... I guess you were too busy blogging to answer my phone call. Either that, or you're just not wanting to share the maple butter...hummm

The Sexton Crew said...

Again with the maple butter. What are you talking about? Wait, Joanna? Do I know you?

=)

The 5 NC Shays said...

Clap clap clap clap. wahoo for you and this here blog!

ali said...

you had my husband and i in stitches. he was home sick last year and i turned on RR. i warned him about the applause for cheese(and chocolate).he laughed his butt off when it actually happened. then tonight, while i read your post outloud, he said "i bet they flash a neon sign that says APPLAUD FOR THE CHEESE!" then, right after that comment from him, i read the part about the cue card and we all fell apart. ya had to be there LOL but thanks for the laugh, "mamoun's mama" love ali, yogi & jackson

Nancy said...

I would rather applause for that maple butter stuff. I hear it's great stuff. Can I have some? Haven't tried it before.

Rose Anne said...

All I can say is Aime you are a HOOT!
God Bless,
Rose Anne

T and T Livesay said...

Rachel Ray BUGS -- totally bugs. Her voice grates on me. I am a rachel ray hater.