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Thursday, May 04, 2006

Sixteen and Pretty.

I'm sure I'm the last person on the planet to watch My Super Sweet Sixteen.

I caught 3 straight hours of it the other night. It could be my new crack. It's like watching a train wreck. A train wreck on crack. I've been to some wacky bar mitzvahs in my day, but these parties take the freakin' cake.

What I find fascinating is that each episode is basically the same. The only things that change are the color of the girls' hair, the location, and what type of convertible they end up getting. Most of the girls have a Middle Eastern/Mediterranean theme which involves men they've interviewed and hired to carry them into their party on a litter. And the boys generally go for the Royal/Pimp thing; they prefer to walk themselves out of a Rolls, onto a red carpet and into a sea of 'adoring' friends.

There are usually several costume changes throughout the evening. There are always people who try and crash the party and are promptly escorted out by some beefy security. And of course, at the end of the party Daddy (I'm not being snarky here, they always call their fathers Daddy.) wheels out a black convertible (9 times out of 10, it's a Mercedes 'for safety'), everyone is screaming, the kid jumps into the driver's seat and says "I can't wait until I get my license!!"

I love this show.

Big upset on Top Chef last night. I was sure it was going to be Dave or Tiffani. But a fellow alum - sent packing! Oy! Haven't read Tom's blog yet, but I'm sure he has his reasons.

Oh, and GO HAROLD! Popcorn ceviche! Noice!


Anonymous Whinger said...

We were flabbergasted that Dave didn't go home.

I still love Tiffani, God help me.

5/04/2006 12:59 PM  
Anonymous t-bone said...

Oy, welcome to my world. I'm My Super Sweet Sixteen's bitch.

I can usually only take a few hours at a time before I start to get really angry at these kids and their parents. Nonetheless, like a fiend I return the next day/week in hopes of another fix.

5/04/2006 2:34 PM  
Anonymous Daximus said...

I was also sure Dave would go home. But you know, if his dish was the overwhelming favorite among (amongst?) the chefs, then he deserves to be there.

I used to go crazy over My Super Sweet Sixteen. But then it started to bug me how spoiled these kids were. It's not so much that the parents spend that kind of money on their kids, it's the sense of entitlement that really sickens me. I always assume people are drinking alcohol at the actual parties, but then I remind myself it is a Sweet Sixteen, maybe they are all drinking soda? I guess if memory serves, if you want to drink in high school you drink before the event in a park or something, not at the event itself.

5/04/2006 7:30 PM  
Anonymous daximus said...

I just read Tom Colicchio's blog about the episode. He is all ticked off that they had to advance Dave because he was the guest judge's favorite (just like the first season's Project Runway upset with Wendy). He thinks Lee Anne should have stayed but said they felt obligated to respect the guest judge's choice. It was so clear from the tone of the blog that Tom thinks Dave is unprofessional, uninspired, and generally unimpressive. Ouch!


5/04/2006 10:15 PM  
Anonymous Daximus said...

Oops - wrong link. This is the right one:


5/04/2006 10:17 PM  

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