I'm sure Guy will get a shout out for his new prime time game show on NBC (the same network as the Jay Leno Show), Perfect 10. (Er, or is that Minute To Win It - tweet) Kim Kardashian is the special guest and the featured segment is with Jillian Michaels.
The last time Guy Fieri was on The Jay Leno Show was for the Ten @ Ten: Guy Fieri, on November 11, 2009. Two of my favorite questions?
Jay: Choose A, B or C. Johnny Garlic's is...
A) The name of one of your restaurants
B) A dish you created
C) The worst name ever for a men's cologne
Guy: I wish it was C, because that would be money. But it's actually A, the name of my restaurant.
Jay: Choose A, B or C. number ten. The Awesome Pretzel is...
A) A three-wheel bicycle cart your dad built for you so you could sell pretzels
B) A new show by Cirque du Soleil
C) $200 at the Moonlight Bunny Ranch brothel
Guy: [laughing] I don't even want to know how C was dreamed up. But it was actually A, the name of my pretzel business when I was a kid. The Awesome Pretzel.
Click here to read the full transcript.
Guy Fieri also made an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in March 2009, where he demonstrated Pork En Fuego.
In other news:
On New Year's Eve, Santa Rosa's newspaper, the Press Democrat, caught up with Guy Fieri and his family, celebrating Ryder's (Guy's son's) 4th birthday.
When asked about Perfect 10, Guy said that he's "been sitting on this for about two and a half months." He went on to say a very cool set is being built in a 350-seat studio in Los Angeles. Shooting for the show starts mid-January, which doesn't yet have a premiere date.
The article also mentioned that Guy Fieri is preparing to visit the White House and the Obamas to promote cooking with kids.
It has been a long-time goal of Guy's to make a national Cook With Your Kids Day. The first step was for California to recognize the day on a state level. In March of 2008, Governor Schwarzenegger teamed up with Guy Fieri on the steps of The State Capitol in Sacramento, California, for Ag Day.
Click here for a video with Guy Fieri from Ag Day 2008, and click here for a Guy Fieri recipe, Chicken Avocado Egg Rolls, featuring California-grown wild rice.
In May 2009, Guy Fieri teamed up again with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and First Lady Maria Shriver passing a resolution that the second Saturday in May be proclaimed "Cook With Your Kids Day" in California. Now it's straight to the top. Guy Fieri, best of luck!
The organizers of an unprecedented United Way fundraiser in Knoxville, TN, raised 11.8 million dollars. John F. Lansing , president of Knoxville-based Scripps Networks who served as chairman for the 2009 United Way of Greater Knoxville Campaign wrote, "It was a truly historic moment during the opening days of the campaign when all of the local media came together to create the first-ever United Way telethon/radiothon hosted graciously by WNOX's Hallerin Hill and Food Network's Guy Fieri." The telethon aired in Knoxville on September 21, 2009.
If you haven't picked up a set of Guy Fieri Ergo Chef knives yet, MomStart.com is giving a set away. Click here to find out how to enter to win.
Or, visit FoodNetworkStore.com to purchase a reduced-priced set of knives. Regularly priced at $190.00, the 8-in. Chef's Knife and the 5.5-in. Dragon Dagger Utility Knife are now priced at $99.99, with free shipping for qualifying purchases.
WE Garden in Capitol Park
Guy Fieri helps United Way in Knoxville
Guy Fieri: quick trip to Los Angeles
Guy Fieri on the Tonight Show