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November 5, 2009

Not my definition of TV history


Some press releases I just shake my head at.


The moon landing. That made television history. The last episode of "Seinfeld." Not Martha Stewart and Rachael Ray appearing on each other's shows.

Oh well, if you must know:

Martha Stewart will appear on the "Rachael Ray Show" on Nov. 12, where she will show Rachael how to create a "unique Thanksgiving centerpiece." The next day Rachael  will return the favor and appear on "The Martha Stewart Show," where Martha will "show the baking-challenged Rachael how to prepare a perfect Thanksgiving Day dessert."

It sounds like Martha is having to do all the work here. ...

Obviously I don't have a photo of Rachael and Martha together because they haven't made television history yet, but I kind of like this one of Martha and her daughter Alexis. Of course, Gailor and I are better looking,'s a nice photo.

(AP Photo/Martha Stewart Living/Omnimedia, Dana Gallagher, file)

Posted by Elizabeth Large at 10:52 AM | | Comments (17)


Snoop Dogg on Martha Stewart ... now, that made TV history!

I hope Gailor LIKES you more than Alexis seems to like Martha. Agreed it is a good pic though.

I guess history just isn't what it used to be.

Wow....enigma for me.
Love Martha, can't stand Rachel.
Guess I'll have to watch both shows with mute button ready when Ray starts using her cutesy words like "sammie" "e.v.o.o." and especially when she says "back-in-the-day" (like she's 80!....come on Rachel, you're 39!)

this would only equate to must see tv if 500 gallons of chocolate pudding, dwarves and a steel cage were involved.

Quick! Alert David Z!

maybe this will allow him to blog for a day about something just as inane but other than Kate and Jon.

Points to both unbelievaboh and MrRational!

The historic Stewart/Ray announcement reminds me of a press release I received many years ago shortly after I landed a job writing capsule TV reviews for Hearst newspapers. It proudly proclaimed that "Two of the greatest musical geniuses in the history of the world share the same birthday, Liberace and Bethooven." It's no surprise that only one of them had a new TV series about to debut.

PASS! Martha's SOOO pretentious, and Rachael is ... is ... words fail me, but whatever she is, I don't like her.

In case you didn't know, there is a lot of tension between these two. It's been well known to their respective viewers that there is no love lost between them. It makes sense that in both cases Martha is doing ALL the teaching. I guess that Rachael can only pretend she knows what she's doing for so long. I wouldn't miss one minute of these two segments.

Pretentious meets perky?

IMHO Martha should stick to glittering dried leaves, and Rachel should go back to traveling on $40.00 a day!

My to-do-list for today: shoot tv set.

Big Al - I agree, go back to $40 a day - great show. 30 min. meals - lame. Morning show - WHAT!

RoCK, you might want to put a steak through your TV, too.

A medium-rare steak.

Brings to mind a quote attributed to Groucho Marx: "I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book." Bring on the book...

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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