Monday, January 21, 2013

Captain Glitter Fights On

Johnny listens to the explanation 
of this week's challenge from Rachael—who had just 
greeted her own team, "Hello champs!"—with 
a look that prompted this question on Twitter
"Is there an Emmy for best bitchface 
in a competition-based reality show?"

Video!! Just the Johnny highlights—
just the way we like it. 
Video link.
Full episode available on the 
Rachael vs. Guy website or here

Yes, my captain—we're on it
IMPORTANT NOTE: Vote totals will likely be zeroed out 
sometime this morning, which means we'll have to 
start over again to get/keep Johnny in 1st place 
throughout the week. Last Monday we encountered 
some... unusual voting activity, from which we were never 
fully able to recover. Hoping that doesn't happen again. 
So please VOTE VOTE VOTE 10x a day for Johnny 
from every available device / browser / 
strangers' laptops in Starbucks / whatever it takes...

OK, to be honest, I find myself enjoying this show far more than I thought I would, since cooking shows are totally not my thing. But every episode has captured my attention, made me laugh out loud, and gotten me invested enough in the teams that I'm always sorry to see another contestant eliminated. This week was especially awesome, with Johnny taking his mission quite seriously: "I know I have to pull out all the stops..." And he did. And so I'll be watching again next week...

Also: He and Dean McDermott are priceless together.

Warning: Spoilers below!

Team Guy strategizes for today's challenge:
"No matter what they throw at us this week, 
I have to step outside of my comfort zone of chicken, 
and just be... BETTER."

"My little Johnny's growing... "


At Mel's Diner, Guy explains: "You are going to create 
the real-deal dining experience for your guests. 
Two people in the back cooking, one person out front 
working with the wait staff. 
Can you feel the magic?" Yes, until...

...Team Guy learns that Team Rachael 
gets to assign them their sandwiches.

More bring-it-on bitchface
as Johnny awaits his assignment, 
which turns out to be: the chicken club. 
"I've made chicken the past two weeks, so I feel like 
I'm staying exactly where I am," 
he explains to the camera, "but it isn't my fault."

But then Guy makes it all better 
with this suggestion:
"Between Chilli and Johnny, who is going to be 
the team captain? If I may weigh in, I think: 
Captain Glitter."


Stuck with chicken for the third week in a row, 
Captain Glitter is concerned about showing Rachael 
and Guy that he's serious about this competition, 
and that he truly wants to become a better cook. 
In the Team Guy planning session, he tells Guy: 
"I wanted to do a little avocado mayonnaise..."

"GENIUS! Fantastic! Love that!" Guy confirms. 
Then he goes on to emphasize to his team: 
"It's not just about the food this time. 
It's a full experience, 
so Johnny, you—"

"—oh, I'm gonna be REAL gay." 

"You're gay?"
(Best moment of the entire episode.)

And it's off to the kitchen.

Hard at work to get everything ready, 
Johnny shares The Manicure Simile: 
"There's nothing more tedious than prepping... 
It's like making sure you cut every little piece 
of cuticle skin before you get a manicure."

Guy tells Johnny he needs to slice his turkey breast more thinly...

(...but I'm riveted by Johnny's hair.)

Showtime! Johnny with Piper, one of Mel's experienced 
"slingers," who will be helping him out 
in the front of the house.

"Can I get some fries with that shake?" Rachael asks.

Johnny confides his serving strategy: 
"To be honest, I'm trying to be as over-the-top as possible. 
I need to add some kicks, I need to turn, 
I need to joke with people... 
They have to sit through another whole team 
doing the same thing, so I need to set us apart 
from Rachael's team."

"I will do a little swivel moment for you guys..."

Crisis in the kitchen: Orders are piling up, 
and service is taking forever. 
So Captain Glitter springs into action...

... or rather, rolls. It's a strategy that pays off. 
Diners enthuse: "Johnny really did carry the show, 
and he was—yeah, he was the most memorable," 
"Johnny was hilarious," and "He kind of got our mind off 
the waiting on the food, but he kept our attention. 
It was fun."

Dean: "I look out at the front of the house, 
and our diners are having a blast."

Finally finished—and totally exhausted. 
"Sooooo... THAT was a journey..."

The moment of truth. Guy sums up the guests' judgments: 

"People loved the avocado sauce on your turkey sandwich. 
The turkey was seasoned perfectly. 
Some people thought the bread was unevenly toasted—"
Dean: "—That's my bad."

Guy: "On your service: You nailed it 
in the front of the house, my friend. 
People thought you were fun, 
you had great energy, 
and loooooved your skating."

But moments later, Team Guy is devastated 
to learn that they have lost again to Team Rachael. 
Chilli and Dean, as the bottom two finishers, 
must battle it out in the blind tasting 
by creating milkshakes.

Captain Glitter encourages his teammates: 
"Oh, beautiful, Daddy..."

"...Chilli, make your mouth happy... 
Make your tongue sparkle... 
One minute, my darlings...."

Sadly, it's Chilli who has to say goodbye 
to her teammates, leaving only 
Dean and Johnny to battle on for Team Guy.

Bonus video!! Promo for next week's episode: 
"I see a bouncy house, water guns, games, 
balloon animals... OMG. This could be an issue." 
Featuring special guest Rico Rodriguez
who plays Manny on Modern Family.

"What's your favorite salty food?"

Kid shouting: "You look like a devil!"

"Kids are horrible."
(OK, he's really great with kids, 
so I'm fascinated to know how this particular group 
could possibly fail to respond to him...)

Bonus pic!! Photo tweeted by Victor 
Sunday afternoon: 
"Getting ready for #RvG tonight, 
@JohnnyGWeir decided he needed to 
cook something. @FoodNetwork"

Very special thanks to 
Jenn Kittler for her invaluable 
screencapping skillz, 
and to Wendy Stevenz 
for the videos! 

This fabulous jacket from Ignition, seen here on Johnny 
as he leaves an appearance on the Wendy Williams Show
is available again as a relisted item!

A number of Johnny's auction items have been relisted
which means if you missed out the first time around, 
you're in luck: It's not too late to own a piece of Weir Gear! 
Go check it out and see what treasures you could take home!

Don't miss this gorgeous series of photos
from last Friday's blog post: "Golden." 
Exclusive photos © David Ingogly.

And more gorgeous photos are now available 
from Johnny's interview at Cup of Russia.

"A Mighty Dream" calendars for 2013, 
in both 12-month and 18-month designs! 
Order yours today! All proceeds donated to 
administered by the lovely Patti Weir.

New episode THIS SUNDAY! 
January 20, 9 pm EST & PST / 8 pm CST, 
only on Food Network!
Please watch and vote for Johnny as your fan fav!

Patti has posted a new message 
on Johnny's Comeback Gift Fund website, 
with her thoughts on 2012 
and what lies ahead. 
Please go read it now!

Johnny's a regular columnist now  
for the Falls Church News-Press!
His columns are published every Thursday 
in the "National Commentary
section—don't miss a single one! 

Please alert absolutely everyone you've ever met 
to "like" and follow the new 
on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr
Because he should be on all the things. 
With or without ice. 
But definitely with Viacheslav.

Yep, I'm still promoting this silly poll
in which you can vote at least once a day. 
Please vote for Johnny!!

Need to see Season 2 all over again? 
Watch episodes online anytime on Logo!
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anytime you're watching the show... 
or thinking about watching the show.... 
or wishing you were watching the show....

Landing quads and kicking ass!
Read his comeback statement 
on his website!

Yes, YOU can be a part of Johnny's comeback!  
Please visit Johnny's Comeback Gift Fund today 
and chip in as little as $1 via PayPal. 
Our small gifts can help make his dream of competing 
in his third Olympic Games come true!
And now you can leave a message 
of support for Johnny, too!

Please click to vote for Johnny 
once a day as "Best Sportsman"
Because he retweeted Luisa Lotka to tell us 
he wants us to! (Note: With his "58.132" rating, 
he is currently in 1st place in both 
Figure Skating AND across all sports!)

Q and A! Go read it now!

Yes! Johnny's dresses are now available
for purchase only on!

At last: Pop Star On Ice is now available on DVD!
Order yours today from the Pop Star On Ice website!

Johnny tweeted:
"Buy my single,'Dirty Love' via iTunes.
Tell all your friends to as well. The more copies sold
takes me one step closer to making a video! №1!"

You know what to do.
Please buy the song from Johnny's website,
or just click the "Buy" button on the player
at the top of the blog!

Hey, Welcome to My World also is available
as an eBook! More info on Johnny's website!

copyright 2013 / Binky and the Misfit Mimes / Lynn V. Ingogly / all rights reserved

1 comment:

LauraL said...

Johnny's hair. Oh yes. I drew my attention to the same subject matter. He had a real hair-do back there! With pins and everything!:D It looked really cultured! And of course people loved his skating, I mean who wouldn't?!:))) And did he really say "Oh, beautiful, Daddy..." ...because I didn't notice it, but sounds just like Johnny.:D Oh, and about manicures...I'm a woman, and never had one, so I feel a bit left out...I just don't have the extra cash.