I will admit the unmentionable and come clean with you all right now, confessing that very much “Un-Like” so many other notably impressive Connoisseurs and Aficionados in the Gourmet Food world, I actually like TV.
OK, that wasn’t really fully sincere and honest … the truth is, I actually LOVE television, which now days has far better acting, writing, directing and is 100 times more interesting, funny and exciting than 99.99% of the movies that have come out over the past decade.
But … and this is a Fat Albert sized butt, … but I am often too busy bringing you loyal “Baconators” and “Baconettes’ the very best bacon in the whole wide world, so there quite often are times when I have to rely on my “Consummate Council of Entertainment Experts” to help ensure that I spend the highest possible “quality time” enjoying what television programming I have time available to experience.
Thankfully, Mr. Tucker is kind enough to take the time to watch and pre-digest most of the great show and some of the dregs that are bobbing pointlessly at the very bottom of the television barrel; helping us busy buddies know what’s worth watching and what isn’t.
He sharply shares his wisdom, wit and wonderful words with us “human tryings” who can’t seem to shake our unnatural addiction to the “Lobotomy Box,” a term that writer extraordinaire, Larry L. Nichols creatively and quire hilariously coined a decade or so ago and I just can’t seem to get the image out of my head!
Here’s what Ken Tucker had to say about the show “Parks and Recreation” and their enthusiastically honorable “homage” to bacon:
In his most recent post, which he titles: “Parks and Recreation’ recap: Chewing bacon and eyebrows” Ken discusses the rising popularity and quality found in a new show called “Parks and Recreation.
Mr. Tucker writes: “Of the four NBC sitcoms on last night, I got the most pleasure from Parks and Recreation. It’s a measure of just how terrific P&R has become that even when it breaks its format with a mostly-outdoors episode, it still moves its ongoing story lines along briskly and provides a constant stream — a babbling brook, in Leslie Knopes’ case — of laughs.
For sake of space and time, I won’t print the entire commentary, though I highly recommend that you read it for yourself right here.
He cleverly closes out his article by describing a scene that I must admit, I find very highly emotional and dear to my heart.
As character Leslie and Ron achieve a moment almost equal to Mary Richards and Lou Grant when they shared a diner meal, the following “Pro-Bacon” conversation takes place and I am loving every minute of it!
“Why would anyone eat anything other than breakfast food” Leslie asked contentedly.
Ron, biting into a bit of extra-crispy bacon: “People are idiots, Leslie.” Amen.
Mmmmmm, extra crispy bacon, or for that matter, any version of bacon sounds pretty good right now, I think it’s time to chow down again my friend!