While Seth Meyers and Bobby Moynihan’s rehearsed a Weekend Update bit in which Guy Fieri reads and responds to Pete Wells’ New York Times review of Guy’s American Kitchen and Bar, the sketch sadly didn’t make the cut this weekend. Luckily, dress rehearsal footage still exists.
In the clip, Seth presents Guy with the Times review, which Guy hasn’t actually read yet but is happy to after he declares that “reading is how the eyes eat.”
Ultimately, they conclude that Pete Wells’ expectations for the restaurant were too high. After all, Guy’s American isn’t even in New York. It’s in Times Square.
“I don’t look like a high society chef, Seth,” Guy humbly explains. “I look like I’m playing the sun in a school play.”
“I’m not competin’ with Jean-Georges and Per Se,” Guy continues. “I’m competin’ with the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company and Los Churros! Roping me in with regular New York restaurants is like comparing apples and fat dirt.”
We couldn’t have said it better. Check out the lost sketch below.
[h/t Huffington Post]
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