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  1. #1
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Restaurant Nightmare Farce

    I'm watching Restaurant Nightmares (I think that's it) tonight and
    Ramsey is at a Mexican restaurant. He's at the point where he's
    tasting dishes and the female co-owner of the restaurant is standing
    at the table answering his questions. The conversation appears as if
    it's taking place in real time, and the camera is switching back and
    forth between his questions and her answers.

    Unless you look closely.

    Every other time the camera pans back to show chef Ramsey, the patrons
    at the table behind him alternate between having their menus spread
    out on the table deciding what they want to order, and then 2 seconds
    later, they have a table full of food. 2 more seconds later, they
    have a table top full of menus again. And this happens 4 or 5 times
    alternating between menus and food.

    It's obvious that the answers the lady is giving to Ramsey are not in
    response to the questions he is asking, but they are spliced together
    from different conversations that took place over the last half hour
    or so. So these are clearly NOT accurate representations of what is
    actually going on the restaurants he is visiting, but rather the
    questions and answers and everything else that happens is totally
    faked by way of creative editing. They're playing their audience for
    fools, IMO.

    For those West coasters who are going to watch it tonight, pay close
    attention to the young couple's table behind Ramsey and see what YOU
    think. I'm watching it at 7:00PM CDT here in Texas.

    -sw

  2. #2
    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Fri, 30 Mar 2012 19:36:41 -0500, Sqwertz wrote:

    > For those West coasters who are going to watch it tonight, pay close
    > attention to the young couple's table behind Ramsey and see what YOU
    > think. I'm watching it at 7:00PM CDT here in Texas.


    As a side note, the wife co-owner is most definitely sleeping with
    somebody else while her husband works 17 hours a day 7 days a week
    running the restaurant. What a selfish bitch. She'll be back to her
    own selfish self a few days after Ramsey leaves.

    -sw

  3. #3
    Earl Guest

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    Sqwertz wrote:
    > I'm watching Restaurant Nightmares (I think that's it) tonight and
    > Ramsey is at a Mexican restaurant. He's at the point where he's
    > tasting dishes and the female co-owner of the restaurant is standing
    > at the table answering his questions. The conversation appears as if
    > it's taking place in real time, and the camera is switching back and
    > forth between his questions and her answers.
    >
    > Unless you look closely.
    >
    > Every other time the camera pans back to show chef Ramsey, the patrons
    > at the table behind him alternate between having their menus spread
    > out on the table deciding what they want to order, and then 2 seconds
    > later, they have a table full of food. 2 more seconds later, they
    > have a table top full of menus again. And this happens 4 or 5 times
    > alternating between menus and food.
    >
    > It's obvious that the answers the lady is giving to Ramsey are not in
    > response to the questions he is asking, but they are spliced together
    > from different conversations that took place over the last half hour
    > or so. So these are clearly NOT accurate representations of what is
    > actually going on the restaurants he is visiting, but rather the
    > questions and answers and everything else that happens is totally
    > faked by way of creative editing. They're playing their audience for
    > fools, IMO.
    >
    > For those West coasters who are going to watch it tonight, pay close
    > attention to the young couple's table behind Ramsey and see what YOU
    > think. I'm watching it at 7:00PM CDT here in Texas.
    >
    > -sw


    I haven't found a reality TV show that wasn't scripted yet.

  4. #4
    George M. Middius Guest

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    sqwishy spills the beans.

    > As a side note, the wife co-owner is most definitely sleeping with
    > somebody else while her husband works 17 hours a day 7 days a week
    > running the restaurant. What a selfish bitch. She'll be back to her
    > own selfish self a few days after Ramsey leaves.


    Do you really need to air your own personal drama on Usenet? Grow up
    already. You couldn't satisfy her, she left, and now you have your
    pots and pans. And your camera, of course. Grow a brain already.



  5. #5
    Janet Bostwick Guest

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    On Fri, 30 Mar 2012 19:36:41 -0500, Sqwertz <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >I'm watching Restaurant Nightmares (I think that's it) tonight and
    >Ramsey is at a Mexican restaurant. He's at the point where he's
    >tasting dishes and the female co-owner of the restaurant is standing
    >at the table answering his questions. The conversation appears as if
    >it's taking place in real time, and the camera is switching back and
    >forth between his questions and her answers.
    >

    snip
    >
    >-sw


    I don't watch any of these shows. . .I don't like to see people
    bullied and humiliated without the ability to fight back. The
    scripting is deliberate at this. Pooh
    Janet US

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    jmcquown Guest

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    "Sqwertz" <s[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:uu731q84f883$.[email protected]..
    > I'm watching Restaurant Nightmares (I think that's it) tonight and
    > Ramsey is at a Mexican restaurant. He's at the point where he's
    > tasting dishes and the female co-owner of the restaurant is standing
    > at the table answering his questions. The conversation appears as if
    > it's taking place in real time, and the camera is switching back and
    > forth between his questions and her answers.
    >
    > Unless you look closely.
    >
    > Every other time the camera pans back to show chef Ramsey, the patrons
    > at the table behind him alternate between having their menus spread
    > out on the table deciding what they want to order, and then 2 seconds
    > later, they have a table full of food. 2 more seconds later, they
    > have a table top full of menus again. And this happens 4 or 5 times
    > alternating between menus and food.
    >
    > It's obvious that the answers the lady is giving to Ramsey are not in
    > response to the questions he is asking, but they are spliced together
    > from different conversations that took place over the last half hour
    > or so. So these are clearly NOT accurate representations of what is
    > actually going on the restaurants he is visiting, but rather the
    > questions and answers and everything else that happens is totally
    > faked by way of creative editing. They're playing their audience for
    > fools, IMO.
    >
    > For those West coasters who are going to watch it tonight, pay close
    > attention to the young couple's table behind Ramsey and see what YOU
    > think. I'm watching it at 7:00PM CDT here in Texas.
    >
    > -sw


    It's television. What did you expect? It's obviously not "live"
    television. Of course they taped then spliced it. Then aired it.

    Jill


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    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Fri, 30 Mar 2012 20:53:46 -0400, George M. Middius wrote:

    > sqwishy spills the beans.
    >
    >> As a side note, the wife co-owner is most definitely sleeping with
    >> somebody else while her husband works 17 hours a day 7 days a week
    >> running the restaurant. What a selfish bitch. She'll be back to her
    >> own selfish self a few days after Ramsey leaves.

    >
    > Do you really need to air your own personal drama on Usenet? Grow up
    > already. You couldn't satisfy her, she left, and now you have your
    > pots and pans. And your camera, of course. Grow a brain already.


    Mike Norstring once said unto Sqwertz:

    "It's pretty simple, so even a drunkard like you should be able to
    follow. (a) You are terribly bothered by me and you take every
    opportunity to launch your little insults at me."

    -sw

  8. #8
    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Fri, 30 Mar 2012 18:55:22 -0600, Janet Bostwick wrote:

    > I don't watch any of these shows. . .I don't like to see people
    > bullied and humiliated without the ability to fight back. The
    > scripting is deliberate at this. Pooh


    I don't usually either. This is only the second time (first time was
    an Austin restaurant). I don't think these are scripted - since I
    know somebody who worked at the former Austin restaurant featured on
    the show - so much as they are edited unrealistically.

    -sw

  9. #9
    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Fri, 30 Mar 2012 20:57:29 -0400, jmcquown wrote:

    > It's television. What did you expect? It's obviously not "live"
    > television. Of course they taped then spliced it. Then aired it.


    This is beyond spliced. This is fraud. but I guess that's what's
    restaurant accept when they sign the papers, knowing that they'll get
    a makeover, a new kitchen, and a fancy POS system.

    -sw

  10. #10
    Janet Guest

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    > Sqwertz wrote:


    > > It's obvious that the answers the lady is giving to Ramsey are not in
    > > response to the questions he is asking, but they are spliced together
    > > from different conversations that took place over the last half hour
    > > or so. So these are clearly NOT accurate representations of what is
    > > actually going on the restaurants he is visiting, but rather the
    > > questions and answers and everything else that happens is totally
    > > faked by way of creative editing.


    Not at all unusual in modern TV.

    Janet

  11. #11
    Janet Bostwick Guest

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    On Fri, 30 Mar 2012 20:18:16 -0500, Sqwertz <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On Fri, 30 Mar 2012 18:55:22 -0600, Janet Bostwick wrote:
    >
    >> I don't watch any of these shows. . .I don't like to see people
    >> bullied and humiliated without the ability to fight back. The
    >> scripting is deliberate at this. Pooh

    >
    >I don't usually either. This is only the second time (first time was
    >an Austin restaurant). I don't think these are scripted - since I
    >know somebody who worked at the former Austin restaurant featured on
    >the show - so much as they are edited unrealistically.
    >
    >-sw

    I don't think badly of you for watching. I just am too squeamish for
    it.
    Janet US

  12. #12
    Janet Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected]
    says...
    >
    > "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:uu731q84f883$.[email protected]..
    > > I'm watching Restaurant Nightmares (I think that's it) tonight and
    > > Ramsey is at a Mexican restaurant. He's at the point where he's
    > > tasting dishes and the female co-owner of the restaurant is standing
    > > at the table answering his questions. The conversation appears as if
    > > it's taking place in real time, and the camera is switching back and
    > > forth between his questions and her answers.
    > >
    > > Unless you look closely.
    > >
    > > Every other time the camera pans back to show chef Ramsey, the patrons
    > > at the table behind him alternate between having their menus spread
    > > out on the table deciding what they want to order, and then 2 seconds
    > > later, they have a table full of food. 2 more seconds later, they
    > > have a table top full of menus again. And this happens 4 or 5 times
    > > alternating between menus and food.
    > >
    > > It's obvious that the answers the lady is giving to Ramsey are not in
    > > response to the questions he is asking, but they are spliced together
    > > from different conversations that took place over the last half hour
    > > or so. So these are clearly NOT accurate representations of what is
    > > actually going on the restaurants he is visiting, but rather the
    > > questions and answers and everything else that happens is totally
    > > faked by way of creative editing. They're playing their audience for
    > > fools, IMO.
    > >
    > > For those West coasters who are going to watch it tonight, pay close
    > > attention to the young couple's table behind Ramsey and see what YOU
    > > think. I'm watching it at 7:00PM CDT here in Texas.
    > >
    > > -sw

    >
    > It's television. What did you expect? It's obviously not "live"
    > television. Of course they taped then spliced it. Then aired it.


    Astonishingly, many viewers really do think what they see on TV is live
    or in real time... a 45 minute programme that took exactly 45 minutes to
    make in one take.

    Janet










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    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Fri, 30 Mar 2012 19:39:39 -0600, Janet Bostwick wrote:

    > On Fri, 30 Mar 2012 20:18:16 -0500, Sqwertz <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>On Fri, 30 Mar 2012 18:55:22 -0600, Janet Bostwick wrote:
    >>
    >>> I don't watch any of these shows. . .I don't like to see people
    >>> bullied and humiliated without the ability to fight back. The
    >>> scripting is deliberate at this. Pooh

    >>
    >>I don't usually either. This is only the second time (first time was
    >>an Austin restaurant). I don't think these are scripted - since I
    >>know somebody who worked at the former Austin restaurant featured on
    >>the show - so much as they are edited unrealistically.
    >>

    > I don't think badly of you for watching. I just am too squeamish for
    > it.


    So then why *do* you think badly of me? <heh> ;-)

    I was just too lazy to change the channel. And it started off
    realistically. The guy owner caught my eye as a hard-working,
    dedicated gentleman. A little naive and pussy-whipped (am I allowed
    to say that here?), but still a worthy person. With very worthy
    daughters, too!

    -sw

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    George M. Middius Guest

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    sqwishy has his bitch on.

    > > It's television. What did you expect? It's obviously not "live"
    > > television. Of course they taped then spliced it. Then aired it.

    >
    > This is beyond spliced. This is fraud.


    Absolutely. You should demand your money back immediately!

    Oh wait -- you didn't buy anything, did you? So you were defrauded of
    .... what, exactly? Your pure and everlasting trust in all things
    television? Your reliance on Food Network as an unimpeachable oracle
    of eternal truth?

    What a drama queen you've become since what's-her-name came to her
    senses.



  15. #15
    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:uu731q84f883$.[email protected]..
    > I'm watching Restaurant Nightmares (I think that's it) tonight and
    > Ramsey is at a Mexican restaurant. He's at the point where he's
    > tasting dishes and the female co-owner of the restaurant is standing
    > at the table answering his questions. The conversation appears as if
    > it's taking place in real time, and the camera is switching back and
    > forth between his questions and her answers.
    >
    > Unless you look closely.
    >
    > Every other time the camera pans back to show chef Ramsey, the patrons
    > at the table behind him alternate between having their menus spread
    > out on the table deciding what they want to order, and then 2 seconds
    > later, they have a table full of food. 2 more seconds later, they
    > have a table top full of menus again. And this happens 4 or 5 times
    > alternating between menus and food.
    >
    > It's obvious that the answers the lady is giving to Ramsey are not in
    > response to the questions he is asking, but they are spliced together
    > from different conversations that took place over the last half hour
    > or so. So these are clearly NOT accurate representations of what is
    > actually going on the restaurants he is visiting, but rather the
    > questions and answers and everything else that happens is totally
    > faked by way of creative editing. They're playing their audience for
    > fools, IMO.
    >
    > For those West coasters who are going to watch it tonight, pay close
    > attention to the young couple's table behind Ramsey and see what YOU
    > think. I'm watching it at 7:00PM CDT here in Texas.


    What channel is it on?



  16. #16
    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:uu731q84f883$.[email protected]..
    > I'm watching Restaurant Nightmares (I think that's it) tonight and
    > Ramsey is at a Mexican restaurant. He's at the point where he's
    > tasting dishes and the female co-owner of the restaurant is standing
    > at the table answering his questions. The conversation appears as if
    > it's taking place in real time, and the camera is switching back and
    > forth between his questions and her answers.
    >
    > Unless you look closely.
    >
    > Every other time the camera pans back to show chef Ramsey, the patrons
    > at the table behind him alternate between having their menus spread
    > out on the table deciding what they want to order, and then 2 seconds
    > later, they have a table full of food. 2 more seconds later, they
    > have a table top full of menus again. And this happens 4 or 5 times
    > alternating between menus and food.
    >
    > It's obvious that the answers the lady is giving to Ramsey are not in
    > response to the questions he is asking, but they are spliced together
    > from different conversations that took place over the last half hour
    > or so. So these are clearly NOT accurate representations of what is
    > actually going on the restaurants he is visiting, but rather the
    > questions and answers and everything else that happens is totally
    > faked by way of creative editing. They're playing their audience for
    > fools, IMO.
    >
    > For those West coasters who are going to watch it tonight, pay close
    > attention to the young couple's table behind Ramsey and see what YOU
    > think. I'm watching it at 7:00PM CDT here in Texas.
    >
    > -sw


    Never mine my previous question. Fox. Coming up. Will watch.



  17. #17
    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Fri, 30 Mar 2012 19:51:25 -0700, Julie Bove wrote:

    > What channel is it on?


    You're joking, right?

    -sw

  18. #18
    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Fri, 30 Mar 2012 18:55:22 -0600, Janet Bostwick wrote:
    >
    >> I don't watch any of these shows. . .I don't like to see people
    >> bullied and humiliated without the ability to fight back. The
    >> scripting is deliberate at this. Pooh

    >
    > I don't usually either. This is only the second time (first time was
    > an Austin restaurant). I don't think these are scripted - since I
    > know somebody who worked at the former Austin restaurant featured on
    > the show - so much as they are edited unrealistically.


    I like the show but I prefer the one with Robert Irvine. He seems a lot
    nicer.



  19. #19
    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:1qyrol8oc0g5v$.[email protected]..
    > On Fri, 30 Mar 2012 19:51:25 -0700, Julie Bove wrote:
    >
    >> What channel is it on?

    >
    > You're joking, right?


    No. I wasn't. That's not a show I normally watch. Or a channel I normally
    watch. But I did find it and watched it. I got a couple of phone calls and
    I think one of them came during the part you mentioned. I did want to
    throttle that woman though. And what the hell was that cheese in the queso
    fundido? German/Mexican?

    Oh and you didn't get the name right. It's Kitchen Nightmares.



  20. #20
    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Fri, 30 Mar 2012 21:18:33 -0700, Julie Bove wrote:

    > "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:1qyrol8oc0g5v$.[email protected]..
    >> On Fri, 30 Mar 2012 19:51:25 -0700, Julie Bove wrote:
    >>
    >>> What channel is it on?

    >>
    >> You're joking, right?

    >
    > No. I wasn't. That's not a show I normally watch.


    Nor for me. But most of us don't live in Seattle, and we don't know
    the channel lineups. Or whether you have dish, cable, rabbit ears, or
    ... what. Which all have the same shows on different channels.

    You're better off just asking sf what channel it's on.

    -sw

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