On last night’s “Next Big Grill Star,” contestant Mark was eliminated from competition when it was discovered he’d used a Magic Marker to make perfect grill marks. Mark was remarkably unfazed.
“I know it was a serious lapse in judgment. And I’ll have to pay for it. I was trying to keep up with Cindy–she’s won everything. Nobody’s that perfect. I’m going back to my restaurant in Dallas–where we grill the best steaks in the world!”
Mark, now known as “The Mark,” may not be down and out for very long if “Next Big Grill Star” producer Mike Morgan has anything to say about it. Mike grabbed “The Mark” to be one of the judges on a new reality cooking show.
In the pilot episode of “Cooking on the Edge,” judge “The Mark,” told contestant Philip, “Just stop! Stop! Your cooking belongs in a truck stop–making grilled cheese sandwiches for sweaty truckers!
It got even better with another contestant.
“What do you call this?” Asked, “The Mark.”
“Ribeye steak,” answered the obviously intimidated female contestant.
“Steak? This isn’t steak. It’s tough–it’s dry. I’d call this West Texas road jerky!”
Simon Cowell, wherever he is, may have been outdone. Picture Dr. Phil’s Texas accent with Simon Cowell’s attitude. Reality TV–don’t stick a fork in it just yet. It’s nowhere near done.