Saturday, January 22, 2005

Wickedly PErfect #3: “They will rue the day they got rid of me…”

So I slacked on the Wickedly Perfect post because frankly, my predictions are coming to pass…

This week, out of pity, the so-called judges picked the 2-time-loser Team Artisan as the winners. Seriously, it was out of pity. That team cannot create a cohesive theme. Actually they never HAVE a theme. It’s always “Elegant Something” or “Something Elegance”.

While sitting round the table with the Crafty Beavers, the judges pointed out everyone’s strengths while they individually beamed in response. Bobby, the chef judge, commented on how Mitch seemed to be a jack-of-all-trades and the team chimed in with agreement. When the judges got to Amy, or “Miss Lippy” the darling kindergarten teacher, they could not name her “talent” and she gave a weak response: “I just like to have fun…” I’m sure they edited her more in depth explanation.

Then Judge Bobby monologued on how to win this game, you are going to have to be good at many things and be able to see the big picture. They edited it to look like everyone at the table was uncomfortable and on edge while Mitch put his hands behind his head and smiled away…

As much as I feel for Margo, the single mother of three, she is not going to win “because she needs to win this.” This is a contest, a bad one at that. And the cosmos are not going to help you and neither is karma. Winning over your teammates will help you a lot, and this week she made enemies with Kimberly, who is a weak contestant, but who is going to make life hard. Kimberly is a squeaky wheel…

So the Crafty Beavers had to vote someone off, and the weakest projects were done by Mychael and Heather. Heather has yet to show me anything worthwhile, and while Mychael is a wiz in the kitchen, she has yet to prove herself elsewhere as well. Because this game is about strategy and not finding and keeping good talent, it was in the best interests of everyone involved to get rid of Mychael.

When she was voted off, Mychael looked genuinely surprised. I could see her thinking, “You will rue the day you got rid of me…”

But seriously, how do people not cry when they get voted off? Do they edit out the crying? I would be a wreck…another good reason I’m not on this show…

7 comments:

Suzie Petunia said...

I love it! You posted this six minutes after I posted my comment, "Where is your Wickedly Perfect post?" You're awesome.

Also, I'm feeling guilty about something else...something less intentional than ragging on little sister (see my blog). Sorry about my long comment under you Various Stages post. I should have saved it for my own blog.

Hope you're having a more productive Saturday than I am.

Kacy said...

I watched for the first time this week and love, as I always have, Bobby Flay. They all seem more emotional than most of those shoes, i.e. The Apprentice.

Suzie Petunia said...

CHECK IT OUT! Carrie, I got an ACTUAL COMMENT from Mo on my blog! I'm tellig ya... openess and honest... it's the wave of the future.

Alice said...

I just can't watch it... I tried, but it makes me set really high expectations for dinner parties (which we try to have every Monday) and it is breaking the bank. I am sorry Carrie Ann, but I am Wickedly Perfect out.

Moragh said...

Your statement of Karma not being able to help them shocked me, you seem so sure. "Where" I thought to myself, "does she get that sense of surety that karma is not coming back to grasp fate from despairs arms and take her home himself." Then I remembered the special relationship you have with those offering hope of karma and was hoping that you have some good Karma free recipes you would share with us.

Amy Lynn said...

Personally, I like to watch the show while doing something really unclassy...like watching my children eat raw hot dogs right out of the package or watching my 3-year old pick his nose and eat it or wearing Halloween pajamas in January. It makes me feel like the world is all in perfect balance!

Suzie Petunia said...

Amy,
While The Biggest Loser was still on I always made sure I sat down with something horribly fattening while I watched. Somehow it completed the experience. (Like downing the remaining chocolate candies out of the kids' Halloween bag, or an entire batch of cookie dough. MMmmm. I'm getting hungry.