Inevitable: Hopenchange finally coming to … the Food Network

posted at 7:54 pm on December 28, 2009 by Allahpundit

In which one of my favorite gags about The One’s media ubiquity is rendered instantly obsolete. I may have to retire that joke entirely for the simple reason that there’s no such thing as an Obama-free zone on cable anymore. You’re probably safe with G4, but so help me, one of these days I’m going to turn on “Cheaters” and he’s going to be there subbing for Joey Greco. “Do you want to confront him?” “Yes, Mr. President.”

In his defense, this episode of “Iron Chef” does sound sweet.


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dear God! nooooooooooo!

moonbatkiller on December 28, 2009 at 7:56 PM

That just ruined my appetite.

LASue on December 28, 2009 at 7:57 PM

AB, say it ain’t so!

LastRick on December 28, 2009 at 7:57 PM

Obama, stay away from Ninja Warrior!!!!

Lance Murdock on December 28, 2009 at 7:57 PM

They invaded HGTV too. Enough is enough.

txag92 on December 28, 2009 at 7:58 PM

White House executive chef Cristeta Comerford was appointed to that position by Laura Bush, FYI.

Enoxo on December 28, 2009 at 7:58 PM

Secret ingredient: Giant ego.

LASue on December 28, 2009 at 7:58 PM

They’ve already been on Disney Channel and Nickelodeon, the latter on some kind of propaganda short film or something.

amerpundit on December 28, 2009 at 8:00 PM

When they start going after your kids channels…

newton on December 28, 2009 at 8:00 PM

FLOTUS was on Home and Garden. I quickly turned it to Food Network and say the ad… and wanted to vomit.

I am about to just cancel my cable…. no matter who complains.

upinak on December 28, 2009 at 8:00 PM

I don’t watch iron chef and I’m sure I’m missing something regarding the structure of the show… But I laughed so hard when Emeril said he was waiting for the chairman to come out.

JCred on December 28, 2009 at 8:00 PM

As the Food Network is my refuge a lot from hopey-changey, they’ve been promoting this for months. I never liked Iron Chef America that much anyway.
As with any guest program with the Obamas, the shows these days didn’t exactly book them while they were headed to the peak or on the peak of the mountain, did they? Yep, not to far in the distant past they’ll be discussing Magic Bullet and their dislike of chopping stinky garlic.

Marcus on December 28, 2009 at 8:00 PM

When they start going after your kids channels…

newton on December 28, 2009 at 8:00 PM

They already have. Seaseme Street!

upinak on December 28, 2009 at 8:01 PM

distant future, I meant

Marcus on December 28, 2009 at 8:02 PM

Thats it
No more carrots for me
and my bunny

macncheez on December 28, 2009 at 8:02 PM

Oh, barf. There’s another show I won’t be watching.

BetseyRoss on December 28, 2009 at 8:02 PM

Obama, stay away from Ninja Warrior!!!!

I might actually watch Obama trying to run the course on Ninja Warrior. That would be good for a few laughs.

This? This is must miss tv.

Rip Ford on December 28, 2009 at 8:03 PM

Battle Wagyu?

docjeff on December 28, 2009 at 8:03 PM

Is “Cheaters” and Joey Greco still on TV, AP? I loved that show.

Knucklehead on December 28, 2009 at 8:04 PM

Secret ingredient :
Rocky mountain oysters

macncheez on December 28, 2009 at 8:04 PM

Oh Dear Lord, Mickey O’s taste is all in her mouth!

Or, channeling Cheech and Chong, “Hey, who dresses your wife?”

ya2daup on December 28, 2009 at 8:04 PM

You know what’s sad? Obama doesn’t even have overwhelming approval ratings anymore. So at this point it’s about liberal media execs working to further the cult of a hyperpartisan, controversial politician.

amerpundit on December 28, 2009 at 8:05 PM

So Odumbass needed a vacation from taping commericals, late nigh shows, and reality programming?

txag92 on December 28, 2009 at 8:05 PM

Secret ingredient: Giant ego.

LASue on December 28, 2009 at 7:58 PM

Perfect!

As a huge fan of Iron Chef America, I was so excited about this competition…until I learned about the ‘special guest’. I am so sick of these ‘special’ people being shoved in my face I could absolutely gag. I haven’t watched Paula Dean since she had that woman on her show, and I will not watch this episode of Iron Chef and I might well be soured on the whole series. *sad* Very very sad.

pannw on December 28, 2009 at 8:06 PM

Damnit it all. You’re already going after my healthcare, can’t you leave my shows alone?!

Emily M. on December 28, 2009 at 8:06 PM

I hear SyFy is working on a series about Spock’s life and Obama is the favorite to get the part.

I suppose I am now obligated to tell you that is just a joke. At least I think it is.

jnelchef on December 28, 2009 at 8:06 PM

Iron Chef is one of the few TV shows I’ll actually watch on occasion, but I won’t watch this episode. You can bet the secret ingredient will be something out of the over-hyped garden that Mrs. O makes school kids weed for her.Besides, how interesting could “Battle Arugula” be?

Beaglemom on December 28, 2009 at 8:07 PM

ESPN has been rendered unwatchable since he’s on there all the time.

JammieWearingFool on December 28, 2009 at 8:07 PM

Pretty soon they’re going to run out of new TV shows to be on, and they’ll start inserting themselves (like Zelig) into old ones. Next week Obama’s going to try and check into Fawlty Towers, and Michelle will spend all day trying to figure out all the odd stuff going on across the street at Samantha Stevens’ house.

I can’t wait for them to be taken away in the backseat of Car 54 though.

DrAllecon on December 28, 2009 at 8:08 PM

Holy crap. You’d think The One invented food, for goodness’ sake.

redfoxbluestate on December 28, 2009 at 8:08 PM

This makes sense. Just as Laura Bush had reading as her special First Lady Project, Michelle has food and nutrition.

Should be fun. The haters can watch The History Channel that hour.

Bleeds Blue on December 28, 2009 at 8:08 PM

I can live with the First Lady doing the Food Network, but when my president filmed a promo for the George Lopez show on TBS, well, that was just too tacky. And while it is not Axelrod’s fault, watching those debt relief scam commercials starring President Obama is reason enough for heads to roll in this administration.

myrenovations on December 28, 2009 at 8:09 PM

Wait a second, let me set my TiVo for this…

TiVo Menu – Find Programs – To Do List – Iron Chef America – Cancel only this episode

Done!

ExUrbanKevin on December 28, 2009 at 8:09 PM

Obama even featured in the new Doctor Who Christmas special the other day (Although I suspect they were actually paying out on the guy in a very subtle way).

Hellrider on December 28, 2009 at 8:09 PM

MichelleO looks good in gitmo orange

macncheez on December 28, 2009 at 8:10 PM

Thats it
No more carrots for me
and my bunny

macncheez on December 28, 2009 at 8:02 PM

Same here. That was the biggest, scariest carrot I ever saw.

When did carrots start wearing tight, blue sweaters?

Cody1991 on December 28, 2009 at 8:11 PM

Perfect time to watch “Not Evil, Just Wrong.” If I wanted to see or hear FLOTUS and POTUS, I’d be watching Lame Stream media.

indypat on December 28, 2009 at 8:11 PM

Why do they not just have a new cable line, and call it The ObamaZone and let people BUY it.

It gets Obama and Obama Company out of my shows!

upinak on December 28, 2009 at 8:12 PM

I guess Bridezillas and My Fair Wedding should be safe.

tru2tx on December 28, 2009 at 8:12 PM

pannw on December 28, 2009 at 8:06 PM

Ditto, including Paula Deen. I never liked Paula Deen anyway, so that was not a stretch but the whole house is Iron Chef fans and we will not watch this episode.

ORconservative on December 28, 2009 at 8:12 PM

When they start going after your kids channels…

newton on December 28, 2009 at 8:00 PM

They already have. Seaseme Street!

upinak on December 28, 2009 at 8:01 PM

Well, if that’s the case, I’ll have to block it with the V-chip…

newton on December 28, 2009 at 8:13 PM

Should be fun. The haters can watch The History Channel that hour.

Bleeds Blue on December 28, 2009 at 8:08 PM

No you idiot, you can watch the History Channel, since it’s also fallen off the cliff with their leftist agenda.

Knucklehead on December 28, 2009 at 8:13 PM

Sheesh… Mario Batali. Suck up, much?

I hope that there’s a really long segment in the middle where Big MO lectures us all about healthy eating and exercise.

Because I just can’t. get. enough.

jana on December 28, 2009 at 8:13 PM

Should be fun. The haters can watch The History Channel that hour.
Bleeds Blue on December 28, 2009 at 8:08 PM

Nope, HC has been infiltrated too. You should see their show about the Enola Gay and Hiroshima….”America’s At Fault” was the subtext.

You would love it.

Bishop on December 28, 2009 at 8:13 PM

Just as Laura Bush had reading as her special First Lady Project, Michelle has food and nutrition.
Bleeds Blue on December 28, 2009 at 8:08 PM

You mean the Fibbling Channel? Oh yeah not like Obama isn’t on that one either!

And Blue, what has Mrs Bush been on lately concerning Cable?

upinak on December 28, 2009 at 8:14 PM

When did carrots start wearing tight, blue sweaters?

Cody1991 on December 28, 2009 at 8:11 PM

Ever seen a rotting carrot?
It turns bluish-green, starting from the top

macncheez on December 28, 2009 at 8:14 PM

Should be fun. The haters can watch The History Channel that hour.

Bleeds Blue on December 28, 2009 at 8:08 PM

No you idiot, you can watch the History Channel, since it’s also fallen off the cliff with their leftist agenda.

Knucklehead on December 28, 2009 at 8:13 PM

Let’s face it, people. Big Brother wants absolute total loyalty.

“The entire world is at the behest of the evil one…”

That alone makes us The Resistance.

newton on December 28, 2009 at 8:14 PM

“The house looks like it’s in pretty good shape, the lawn’s good…”

Raaaacist!

JetBoy on December 28, 2009 at 8:15 PM

You know, if it was just Executive Chef Comerford, I’d watch it. But the fact that Michelle my Belle is sticking her butt into it as a “special guest”, I have no desire to see it.

Enoxo on December 28, 2009 at 8:15 PM

The secret ingredient will be lead-tainted mushrooms from the White House garden.

Bishop on December 28, 2009 at 8:15 PM

Secret ingredient- ham!

I’m so torn. Nigella Lawson is one of the judges and I’d watch her read a toothpaste tube but Manchelle is ruining this all for me.

Monica on December 28, 2009 at 8:16 PM

As long they aren’t on Bravo! when Tabitha takes over another hair salon…

SouthernGent on December 28, 2009 at 8:16 PM

Raaaacist!

JetBoy on December 28, 2009 at 8:15 PM

Wait you have a lawn? I thought you just got dumped like 3 foot of snow or something?

upinak on December 28, 2009 at 8:16 PM

My advice is… Don’t miss the knife fights…

newton on December 28, 2009 at 8:16 PM

Couldn’t bring myself to listen to the dialogue, but watched to see if that horrible pumpkin dress was for real. It has everything wrong with it, color, lines, and fabric texture. Oh, and don’t get me started on Mrs. Dear Leader’s hips. Why doesn’t she just start showing them off so they become fashionable and the rest of us can begin coming out from behind oversized jackets and extra long shirts? Please, Mrs. Dear Leader, do something for all of us average Americans and make Ruben’s acceptable.

InTheBellyoftheBeast on December 28, 2009 at 8:16 PM

her special First Lady Project, Michelle has food and nutrition.

BTW blue bleeder, anyone with the BMI of FLOTUS should talk a LOT less about nutrition and practice what she preaches instead.

indypat on December 28, 2009 at 8:17 PM

I guess Bridezillas and My Fair Wedding should be safe.

tru2tx on December 28, 2009 at 8:12 PM

Don’t be so sure… we’ve been told that the Obamas are the first “first couple” to love each other. They invented weddings, so MO should be on shows advising brides… Come to think of it, I think they invented love.

jana on December 28, 2009 at 8:17 PM

Should be fun. The haters can watch The History Channel that hour.

Bleeds Blue on December 28, 2009 at 8:08 PM

I’m hoping she treats it the same way as her trip to the Farmers Market,…. armoured limo , full SS presence, 23 personal attendants, and photo-op opportunities galore, in order to drive a couple of blocks and buy a little roughage from people you know she hates.

a capella on December 28, 2009 at 8:17 PM

Judging from the blue and orange ensemble Mrs. O is wearing, she needs to head over to “What Not to Wear”.

CarolynM on December 28, 2009 at 8:18 PM

As long they aren’t on Bravo! when Tabitha takes over another hair salon…

SouthernGent on December 28, 2009 at 8:16 PM

They are not on Gossip Girl
Yet

macncheez on December 28, 2009 at 8:18 PM

Secret ingredient: Toxic veggies from Michelle (my belle’s) White House garden.

Allez cuisine!

red winger on December 28, 2009 at 8:19 PM

The Food channel? How boring.

They should stick Mrs. O on the Jersey Shore!

Urban Infidel on December 28, 2009 at 8:21 PM

Great time to start the diet.

Puddleglum on December 28, 2009 at 8:21 PM

Please, Mrs. Dear Leader, do something for all of us average Americans and make Ruben’s acceptable.

InTheBellyoftheBeast on December 28, 2009 at 8:16 P

Be careful what you ask for. We already had the biceps assault. Are you ready for the rest?

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Cody1991 on December 28, 2009 at 8:22 PM

I finally figured out Michelle Obama’s fashion choices. She is clearly meant to symbolize the Democrats’ mythological Big Tent.

PoodleSkirt on December 28, 2009 at 8:22 PM

As always Mrs. Palin dresses so lovely :)

terryannonline on December 28, 2009 at 8:23 PM

You think you’ve got problems! We get the same crap in Australia!

OldEnglish on December 28, 2009 at 8:23 PM

Thanks a lot Allah, for making me wretch. You should have put a content warning on this vid.

And now I want to poke my eyes out too; after seeing that gauche orange flotsam drift across my screen like an infestation of queer colored marine algae that won’t go out with the tide.

Geochelone on December 28, 2009 at 8:24 PM

As always Mrs. Palin dresses so lovely :)

terryannonline on December 28, 2009 at 8:23 PM

Meant Mrs. Obama. Although Sarah dresses nice also.

terryannonline on December 28, 2009 at 8:24 PM

Any odds that these two grifters show up as celebrity judges on american idol next year?

lukespapa on December 28, 2009 at 8:25 PM

Should be fun. The haters can watch The History Channel that hour.

Bleeds Blue on December 28, 2009 at 8:08 PM

No you idiot, you can watch the History Channel, since it’s also fallen off the cliff with their leftist agenda.

Knucklehead on December 28, 2009 at 8:13 PM

I confess, the only thing I ever watch on The History Channel is Mythbusters and the occasional war thing. Had no idea that it had gone all squishy.

You mean the Fibbling Channel? Oh yeah not like Obama isn’t on that one either!

And Blue, what has Mrs Bush been on lately concerning Cable?

upinak on December 28, 2009 at 8:14 PM

She was all over the literacy thing, which was great. I’m sure she hasn’t been on cable lately, given that she’s no longer First Lady, but she was certainly out front on a number initiatives that made the papers and TV here in DC.

I don’t get the impression, however, that she was as comfortable in the public eye as MO, or that the Bush White House was quite as media-savvy as the Obamas, so the idea of her hosting a cable show out of the White House feels less like a good fit.

Bleeds Blue on December 28, 2009 at 8:26 PM

I just puked in my mouth!

DougDavis on December 28, 2009 at 8:26 PM

As always Mrs. Palin dresses so lovely :)

terryannonline on December 28, 2009 at 8:23 PM

Meant Mrs. Obama. Although Sarah dresses nice also.

terryannonline on December 28, 2009 at 8:24 PM

Yeah I can see how someone would confuse the two.

Geochelone on December 28, 2009 at 8:26 PM

Wait you have a lawn? I thought you just got dumped like 3 foot of snow or something?

upinak on December 28, 2009 at 8:16 PM

? Not following ya there, up…

(p.s. I do have a lawn :) but the 9 inches of snow we got is all melted from Saturday’s rain and 50 degree temp.)

JetBoy on December 28, 2009 at 8:26 PM

Yeah I can see how someone would confuse the two.

Geochelone on December 28, 2009 at 8:26 PM

LOL! Maybe I was imagining Sarah in the WH or something.

terryannonline on December 28, 2009 at 8:27 PM

Mr. and Mrs. Obama you demonstrate that an Ivy League education does not convey class. Please retreat back into your family life and normal political duties and leave the rest of us alone. You are ubiquitous,unwanted guests. Heavens, the egos! We’re just not that into you…please, be gone!

Mason on December 28, 2009 at 8:29 PM

LOL! Maybe I was imagining Sarah in the WH or something.

terryannonline on December 28, 2009 at 8:27 PM

Maybe Palin needs to start showing some shoulder…

JetBoy on December 28, 2009 at 8:29 PM

Please, puhleeeease keep her away from Top Chef!

Puddleglum on December 28, 2009 at 8:29 PM

Should be fun. The haters can watch The History Channel that hour.

Bleeds Blue on December 28, 2009 at 8:08 PM

I’m hoping she treats it the same way as her trip to the Farmers Market,…. armoured limo , full SS presence, 23 personal attendants, and photo-op opportunities galore, in order to drive a couple of blocks and buy a little roughage from people you know she hates.

a capella on December 28, 2009 at 8:17 PM

Yeah, that was a PR screw-up. Though, I don’t think she hates them. The farmers market crew here in DC are pretty likeable. And probably 60-40 Democrats, though I don’t talk politics with them.

Bleeds Blue on December 28, 2009 at 8:30 PM

Emeril thinks Michelle Obama is “stunning”?! Gahhh, it’s the end of the world, never watching Emeril again, his concept of “taste” is now dead to me.

Lourdes on December 28, 2009 at 8:30 PM

Jeepers, how tall is that beast?

Googling says she is 5′ 11′, but Alton Brown is supposed to be 6′ 0″.

In one of those frames, she looks much taller than him, despite her being in the foreground.

justltl on December 28, 2009 at 8:30 PM

I don’t get the impression, however, that she was as comfortable in the public eye as MO, or that the Bush White House was quite as media-savvy as the Obamas, so the idea of her hosting a cable show out of the White House feels less like a good fit.

Bleeds Blue on December 28, 2009 at 8:26 PM

So you’re more comfortable with the Celebrity in Chief in the White House than a real leader, right?

You are what is wrong with this country.

Knucklehead on December 28, 2009 at 8:30 PM

Maybe Palin needs to start showing some shoulder…

JetBoy on December 28, 2009 at 8:29 PM

Not Presidential! :)

terryannonline on December 28, 2009 at 8:30 PM

Please, puhleeeease keep her away from Top Chef!

Puddleglum on December 28, 2009 at 8:29 PM

ha, better Top Chef (I don’t watch it) than my favorite, Hell’s Kitchen!

JetBoy on December 28, 2009 at 8:30 PM

How come she always wears Sasha’s sweaters?

IrishEi on December 28, 2009 at 8:31 PM

As pathetic as it may be, I actually think the Obama’s, in all their delusional ego, believe that we, the American public can’t get enough of their fascinating lives- That we find thier upscale yuppie lives to be utterly compelling and regardless of the sh*tstorm they foist upon America, we will continue to be enamored of thier greatness.

Regardless, I would sooner gouge my own eyes out with a fork than watch Mrs. Bitter-face First Lady on Food Network. In fact, I think I need to send Food Network an email on this.

anniekc on December 28, 2009 at 8:28 PM

Oooops. That’ll teach me to get snippy after a glass of wine. Wrong thread.

anniekc on December 28, 2009 at 8:31 PM

How come she always wears Sasha’s sweaters?

IrishEi on December 28, 2009 at 8:31 PM

I thought the sweater was super cute.

terryannonline on December 28, 2009 at 8:32 PM

How come she always wears Sasha’s sweaters?

IrishEi on December 28, 2009 at 8:31 PM

Seriously. What part of petite does she think applies to her?

anniekc on December 28, 2009 at 8:32 PM

I’d like to see her on an episode of Midway USA’s “the best defense” She can wear one of her suicide bomber belts for the episode. Finally the fasion will make sense.

batterup on December 28, 2009 at 8:33 PM

That’s it. I’m going on a humger strike until these people are out of my house.

manateespirit on December 28, 2009 at 8:33 PM

Uh, Mythbusters is not on History, it’s on Discovery.

Maybe Michelle O can be the special guest on Hell’s Kitchen. I’d love to see Chef Gordon tell her to “GET THE BLOODY *&#&@ OUT OF MY *#@&($# KITCHEN!”

Heck, I’d love to tell both Michelle and her husband to have some decorum and get the hell off of TV 24/7!

Intrepid on December 28, 2009 at 8:34 PM

Seriously. What part of petite does she think applies to her?

anniekc on December 28, 2009 at 8:32 PM

I didn’t think the sweater was too small. It fit her just fine.

terryannonline on December 28, 2009 at 8:34 PM

My DVR is filled with 180 hours of food network, and Alton Brown is playing in the background as I am preparing a classic pot roast. I was in the audience for two different episodes of “Iron Chef” the Japanese series. I have seen every Iron Chef America episode including the disastrous first attempt with Captain Kirk. I will not watch this episode. I don’t find the first lady’s garden “of national importance”.

azkenreid on December 28, 2009 at 8:35 PM

How come she always wears Sasha’s sweaters?

IrishEi on December 28, 2009 at 8:31 PM

They’re not Sasha’s, just the same size. Mo buys these weentsy sweaters from Gap for Kids by the gross. They look so kewl over the the flouncy, 50′s dresses. Besides, her biceps are her only marketable feature, so they have to be protected.

Cody1991 on December 28, 2009 at 8:36 PM

Related, I was watching this series “Home with the Natives” or something like that on Nat.Geo. or PlantGreen or whatever, Discovery — watched it all the way through one replay weekend not long ago — and, eeegads, even these “Natives” from the SouthPacific are claiming “Obama…he’s just like us…” and Colin Powell’s there handing them coins and they’re all going -Liberal on everyone, including one “family” these Native guys stayed with in New York who introduce relatives who are Obama campaigners/donors/appeasers…and they all were such fools, it was difficult not to assume the series by that point was comedy.

The very likable (otherwise) Natives earlier pointed out that they were troubled by what they concluded was “chemicals” affecting their growing plants on their island home in the South Pacific, then went on to “ask America to stop using it’s chemicals” … WITHOUT ANY REGARD FOR THEIR POLLUTING NEIGHBORS in their own neighbor hemisphere and regions, China, India.

It’s the Obama-Democrats-Blame-America infestation of just about all the airways, and IT’S TO BLAME for the “hate America” thing that the Left continues to complain about. They never get that, that they create this mantra that other people then repeat.

But the Food Network now? Very, very disappointing. Not like I’m going to rush to watch it again now.

Lourdes on December 28, 2009 at 8:36 PM

Do Not adjust the color settings on your monitors. It won’t help. Nor with the skew settings. I’ve tried, Lord knows I’ve tried, nothing helps. Maybe that dress would work on Halloween walking through a pumpkin patch unnoticed, but at Christmas time its just wrong, way wrong.

Geochelone on December 28, 2009 at 8:36 PM

justltl on December 28, 2009 at 8:35 PM

Can u take your racists remarks elsewhere, a-hole.

terryannonline on December 28, 2009 at 8:36 PM

Wow. The photo accompanying this post reminds me of the goofy liner photo for the appropriately named LP Love Devotion Surrender by Carlos Santana and Mahavishnu John McLaughlin.

forest on December 28, 2009 at 8:37 PM

I watch the Iron Chef every so often but I am confused. Emeril is not an Iron Chef. They only have two of the Iron Chefs there. Cat is not there and John is the other one. Not sure if I am going to watch this one probably not.

Brat4life on December 28, 2009 at 8:37 PM

I don’t get the impression, however, that she was as comfortable inserting herself into the public eye as MO, or that the Bush White House was were quite as media-savvy the media whores that the Obamas are, so the idea of her hosting a cable show out of the White House feels less like a good fit.

Bleeds Blue on December 28, 2009 at 8:26 PM

jana on December 28, 2009 at 8:38 PM

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