Saturday, July 08, 2006

Chef On A Shoestring Hangs Ira Joe Fisher Out To Dry

Oversized Weatherman Gets Dissed For Dessert On The Saturday Early Show
Guess who won't be getting invited back to the Saturday Early Show? That would be cook/author Nancy Silverton, who was frantically whipping up a three-course meal in the seven-minute Chef On A Shoestring segment.
Normally, these are tasty if innocuous affairs, with one of the hosts kibitzing with a star chef -- who usually has a cookbook to push -- on how to concoct three dishes spending no more than 40 bucks.
At the end, the other host, along with normally jovial weatherman Ira Joe Fisher, come on camera to help sample the wares. Fisher is, um, plus-sized, if you will, and is always eager to plunge into the gastronomic bounty that awaits.
Today's show was no exception, as Silverton described dessert, a blackberry-yogurt soup with vanilla ice cream and blackberry compote. So far, so good.
Fisher comes in for the kill as host Tracy Smith is helping Silverton prepare dessert. She asks Silverton about the ice cream:
Smith: "One scoop or two?"
Silverton: "I think I'll do one today" and then turns to Fisher on her left, "I don't think you need two, right?"
To which the abashed but poker-faced and ravenously hungry Fisher replies: "No, but let's have two."
Of course, Silverton spoke what many people think, but this is TV, after all.
If you'd like, you don't have to blame Silverton, although where would be the fun in that?
Instead, point a finger at the segment producer,who had Silverton outside grilling burgers and being consumed by the ensuing smoke when the live piece started. Normally, the guest chefs will start a dish from scratch, start cooking it and whip out a finished version prepared earlier.
This time, Silverton was frantically tending her beef and Smith had to coax her away from the flames. She was game but frazzled.
Too many distractions set her up for a fall, and left her eating crow. And she probably didn't save a piece for Ira Joe.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I saw this episode of the Saturday Early Show and I thought the woman was a complete quack! Tracey Smith did try several times to get the woman away from those darn burning bugers. To be honest, as I watched, I thought this has to be the worst guest chef I have ever seen. To top it all off, she insulted one of the most beloved personallities on CBS Ira Joe Fisher.

Anonymous said...

Beloved??? He's a fat slob whose belly hangs below his jacket for God's sake! If he were a woman he wouldn't even be on there! What a double standard on TV! UGGHH!!!

You're Obnoxious said...

You know what, fuck you anonymous. Ira Joe Fisher is a wonderful person, a devoted husband, a loving father and A HUMAN BEING. Who the fuck cares what he weighs, it's none of your goddamned business?

brasch said...

In a TV world devoid of journalistic competence, Ira Joe shows wit and wisdom. He's one of the reasons I watch the Morning Show. So, to anonymous who believes Ira Joe is a fat slob, ask yourself if he can even come close to this man's ability in several areas. From your comment, it seems that the closest you can come is the abiloty to push a remote and turn on a TV set.

Anonymous said...

All this is well and good but does anyone know what has happened to him. It is now November of 2007 and he has not been on the air for months.

ivana said...

your wrong. He is a great man who cares how much he weighs and is he a woman no! But ypu can go and leave and i dont care what the fuck you say because your a big dumbass! He great.

Robin said...

Does anyone have any idea what has happened to Ira Joe Fisher of the Saturday Early Show?

Anonymous said...

Where is Ira Joe? We miss him. We still hear him but don't see him.

Anonymous said...

I too absolutly love Ira Joe. I've never seen a more talented weather man with such a great voice. In this case, size doesn't matter....

Anonymous said...

I don't even watch the Saturday Early Show anymore because it just dull. I miss Saturday mornings with Russ Mitchell, Gretchen Carlson and Ira Joe Fisher. There will never be another PlexGlass 2000. Oh yeah Anonymous.....what do you look like???????????

Anonymous said...

I don't want to see that fat Santa ever again
This station needs to have some disgression and Ira ain't it

Anonymous said...

I, too, no longer watch the Saturday Early Show snce they replaced Ira Joe, Russ and the young woman who came after Gretchen. I believe she was on only a year before they all were gone. Does anyoe remember her name. Where is she?