Saturday, February 28, 2009

CNN's Peppery Anchorman on Iron Chef America

A couple of readers have asked about seeing Anderson's appearance on Iron Chef America. From the archives here is a video compilation of Anderson appearance on the show. Considering his supposed lack of culinary talent, I thought he did rather well.





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23 comments:

ACAnderFan said...

Great post Quitty! It's been so long since I've seen AC on there. I think it's one of my favorite apperances that he's done. I like hearing him describe the food and how it tastes.

I know this probably sounds weird, but there's something about Anderson eating that I like and find amusing.

Anonymous said...

Half the time I think Anderson just makes stuff up and he is very good at add-libbing, he is a Journalist and TV personality after all. He may be well groomed and have a better then average cultural upbringing, but on can also tell when he add-libbs on occasions like this. It is an art-form.

Anonymous said...

Interesting. Do you happen to know the date of the program? Obviously, it was before Katrina.

Coop1223 said...

Oh wow, thank you so much!!! It was asked for and here it is...if only all things in life were like this blog :). After spending a Saturday studying, this is a great treat so thanks again!

Anonymous said...

@12:27AM: You hit "the nail right on the head." Well said.

Quitty said...

anon@12:40AM...It was taped in late 2004 and first aired in March 2005.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the clip! I hadn't seen that before. Anderson was the Paula Abdul of the judge's panel - the kind one who concentrates on the positive. Of course, he didn't come out with any of Paula's bizarre metaphors and stuff. The good breeding looked like it came in handy getting through that.

MoSul said...

Is Anderson a left-handed person? I've noticed that he was eating with a knife in his left hand... ? ? ?

Quitty said...

@MoSul...Anderson is right-handed. I'm right-handed but my mother is left-handed so I learned to cut food with the knife in my left hand. So maybe whomever taught him how to cut his food was left-handed.

Anonymous said...

Quitty, Thank you so much for this clip. I had never seen it before. You ladies are the best to be able to find what we ask for.

I think Anderson is also great at add libbing. I also thinks he stretches the truth some. ha

Thanks again for the great clip.

Roonie said...

OMG I've wanted to see this forever!! Thank you Quitty! I completely forgot about it so I'm glad others have asked!

Kristien said...

Thanks Quitty, that was a totally new clip for me!

M in Oregon said...

Absolutely fabulous. "I've always liked fois gras." You give yourself away, Anderson.

I was impressed that he ate that hot soup that looked like liquid Jello with egg foam on top. But, there he was, downing it with relish.

And chopstick skillS? Is there nothing this man cannot do and do well? @Anon 12:27 am - you are right, his ad lib skill is amazing, and flawlessly executed, every time.

Thank you, Quitty. I'm getting to really look forward to Sunday mornings.

Anonymous said...

Did any one else notice that we didn't get a "see you on Monday"? Do you fine ladies know if he has some speech or something planned for next week?

skeeen said...

thank you for this post, Quitty! I've been looking forward to seeing this for a long time. : )
ac and food network...the best of both worlds.

Laurie Beth said...

Quitty, thanks for this--interesting anecdote about your mom being left-handed. That's very sweet that you learned to cut your food that way because of her.

He did really well--I'm not sure why they asked him to do it since it seemed that the other two were sort of foodie experts and it's really not his area of expertise, but I think he handled it really well by being so complimentary and when he did have a criticism, he book ended it with compliments and worded it very nicely. I was impressed with that; it's not something I would have thought I'd see him do.

@ Anon 2:29 I so agree that his upbringing must have come in handy. I would have been so nervous around those people with their complicated food that you need to eat in the correct way like it's the SATs or something, and people pronouncing "scallop" as "scahlop" (that was kind of annoying). I would sneeze or something. And I have no idea how to use chopsticks. And I start laughing when I am nervous, so I think I would just sit there laughing and sneezing and not knowing how to eat the dish. My mother would die. :P

I'm a little surprised he likes foie gras. It's liver.

Anonymous said...

@Anon 1:19, I don't rely on his "see you Monday" or "see you tomorrow" as an indicator of whether he'll be on for the next show. Sometimes I think he forgets to say it.

I really like how he seems to devour food. Did you guys see how he couldn't stop eating the dish on R&K on Friday? I'm not even sure he offered Kelly a bite. Poor Kelly had to make do with the corn bread:)

Anonymous said...

Come on, everybody in New York City and its neighborhood knows how to use chopsticks.:-) There are just so many Asian restaraunts around, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, that you learn it since five years old.

Quitty said...

Regarding the chopsticks, don't forget he lived in Southeast Asia for awhile.

Anonymous said...

@Quitty, I believe he lived in Vietnam (Hanoi??) for 6 months. They mostly use chopsticks over there....this was my experience.

Em said...

Thanks so much Quitty. I have wanted to see this clip forever. It is one of the few Anderson appearance I missed. Much appreciated!

Laurie Beth said...

Quitty...good point.

@ Anon 7:42 Ohhh, not true. I admit I'm from the 'burbs, but I know plenty of city people who eat Chinese food with a fork. As a matter of fact, the only people I know who use chopsticks are uppity nouveau riche people I met in college who want to prove they're cultured.

Em said...

Don't know much about NYC and how people eat there but Mr. Em spent most of 6 years traveling in and around Asia-Pacific courtesy of the USN and he is a master of the chopstick. I imagine if Anderson wasn't one of the New Yorker's who grew up using chopsticks, he definitely would have acquired the skill while in Southeast Asia.