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No Reservations:Hawaii - back out of the hole

applehome | Mar 3, 200809:26 PM

phew... much better tonight - not necessarily his best stuff, but he's back to appreciating what he's got around him and presenting it with some (snarky) joy.

Other than the $3,000 rayon shirt.

I saw those hot dog bun hole toasters in Germany in 1975. BFD. They didn't have any mango sauce, though. I figured the toasters would be all over the US sometime in the 80's - I figured wrong, but now that Tony's had them on his show...

The two best segments were the Ono Hawaiian Food place with so much great local cuisine, plus I thought that his sitting with the chefs segment was great, and thought that this works virtually everywhere. Why couldn't he find a bunch of chefs to drink, eat, and shoot the shit with in Romania?

I've never understood the aversion to Spam - although I love the Monty Python sketch. It's just another prepared meat product, no different than sausages, or store bought bacon or ham steaks. I'm glad he's over whatever issues he had with it. I hope all that food didn't go to waste - I know he turns it over to his staff, but it's not like he has a huge film crew going around with him everywhere.

But he is getting soft. A few years ago, he would never have allowed for the tourist shtick to be worthwhile for anybody, never mind his own time. I mean - pretty soon he's going to be taking out I Wanna Be Sedated on his iPod to make room for Tiny Bubbles.

Can't wait for next week - can he still handle the shit? Too bad it's the season finale - there haven't been that many episodes.

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