Jon Stewart's pizza rant says it all for NY

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2011/06/02 09:53:37 (permalink)

Jon Stewart's pizza rant says it all for NY

 
It is always amusing when a politician is oblivious to local customs and eating throughout this country. But it is really bad when a local leads you completely astray.
http://www.hulu.com/watch/246173/the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart-me-lovers-pizza-with-crazy-broad#s-p1-sr-i1
 
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    Re:Jon Stewart's pizza rant says it all for NY 2011/06/02 10:08:17 (permalink)
    Classic and one of this site's better NY pizzeria listings, to boot!
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    Re:Jon Stewart's pizza rant says it all for NY 2011/06/02 10:22:54 (permalink)
    I saw the original news clip earlier today, and had the same reaction about them using forks.
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    Re:Jon Stewart's pizza rant says it all for NY 2011/06/02 10:25:46 (permalink)
    MiamiDon

    I saw the original news clip earlier today, and had the same reaction about them using forks.
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    The whole thing seemed like a CF to me. They looked like they were in a gym as well. Crappy looking pizza and using plastic utensiles. Yikes.
     
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    Re:Jon Stewart's pizza rant says it all for NY 2011/06/02 10:29:20 (permalink)
    i95, I think with the exception of Denino's in Staten Island, RF has all of them covered in the restaurant listings.
    Stewart is one of my favorites and he is always so on point.  I was almost in tears from laughing so hard over this.  I saw the original piece the day she came to town and almost passed out when I saw where he took her for a "NY slice".  La Famigilia?  Really?  The slightly more refined cousin of Sbarro.
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    Re:Jon Stewart's pizza rant says it all for NY 2011/06/02 10:39:06 (permalink)
    Thank you, dogdaddy! I laughed my @$$ off. As a Democrat and, ex-New Yorker, I thank you!
        
    post edited by Twinwillow - 2011/06/02 10:55:28
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    Re:Jon Stewart's pizza rant says it all for NY 2011/06/02 10:53:10 (permalink)
    I just had to watch it again for the third time. Stewart's last line make the whole video worth it.
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    Re:Jon Stewart's pizza rant says it all for NY 2011/06/02 11:36:53 (permalink)
    Very, very funny!  No doubt that The Donald was thinking, "I'll show Joe Sixpack what a regular guy I am."
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    Re:Jon Stewart's pizza rant says it all for NY 2011/06/02 11:52:05 (permalink)
    I'd never heard of Famous Famiglia when I saw the original clip.  I guess there weren't any when I lived in NY, so I thought it might have been a decent place.  I've been to three of the examples Stewart gave of better choices.
     
    I just checked - the first one opened in 1986, by which time I was long gone.
    post edited by MiamiDon - 2011/06/02 11:53:58
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    Re:Jon Stewart's pizza rant says it all for NY 2011/06/02 13:19:55 (permalink)
    Right on.......some people wouldn't know real pizza if it came up and bit them on their ***!!! "real New York pizza"...come on Saraoh.....Back to Alaska!!!!!
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    Re:Jon Stewart's pizza rant says it all for NY 2011/06/02 13:47:01 (permalink)
     

    ===Very, very funny!  No doubt that The Donald was thinking, "I'll show Joe Sixpack what a regular guy I am."
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    There is no doubt about it. At the final closing moments of the show, there was a snippet of Donald explaining why he used plastic utensils.  He doesn't like to eat the crust on pizza...
     
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    Re:Jon Stewart's pizza rant says it all for NY 2011/06/02 18:04:20 (permalink)
    doggydaddy

     

    ===Very, very funny!  No doubt that The Donald was thinking, "I'll show Joe Sixpack what a regular guy I am."
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    There is no doubt about it. At the final closing moments of the show, there was a snippet of Donald explaining why he used plastic utensils.  He doesn't like to eat the crust on pizza...

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    What's using a fork have to do with not eating the crust? You're supposed to "hold and fold" like a REAL New Yawker. When you get to the crust, you put it back on the plate. Right?
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    Re:Jon Stewart's pizza rant says it all for NY 2011/06/03 05:11:44 (permalink)
    === You're supposed to "hold and fold" like a REAL New Yawker.===
     
      Of course you are supposed to eat the folded bottom crust; it is what makes them unique. Trump claimed he doesn't like it. 
       
    ==When you get to the crust, you put it back on the plate. Right? ===
     
     Wrong.  Especially if it has a darkened yeasty bubble on the-end-crust, it's the best part.  La Familigia sends out a pale pasty pie from a traditional commercial oven that looks great under the heat lamps. They do have large slices and in Times Square quantity -Trumps- quality.
      They are the best pizza  in NYC between Grand Central and the 42nd St. Bus Terminal 
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    post edited by doggydaddy - 2011/06/03 05:23:39
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    Re:Jon Stewart's pizza rant says it all for NY 2011/06/03 10:52:32 (permalink)
    Ahhh, never mind, I'll stick to the food part of it.
     
    Stewart, I love him, he'll admit he's at his best when there's some low-hanging fruit to be picked. And I love that last line about America being great because it lets an Armenian Jewish kid pretend to be Italian!
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    Re:Jon Stewart's pizza rant says it all for NY 2011/06/03 13:32:37 (permalink)
    Just for the record, I always eat the crust. For some, it's the only part worth eating. Not for me. But, the crust is the second best part of eating pizza.
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    Re:Jon Stewart's pizza rant says it all for NY 2011/06/03 13:36:56 (permalink)
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    === You're supposed to "hold and fold" like a REAL New Yawker.===

    Of course you are supposed to eat the folded bottom crust; it is what makes them unique. Trump claimed he doesn't like it. 
      
    ==When you get to the crust, you put it back on the plate. Right? ===

    Wrong. 

     
    I'm talking about the crust on the back edge of a slice. That's the part you'll see piled up on plates of non-crust eaters.
     
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    Re:Jon Stewart's pizza rant says it all for NY 2011/06/03 17:20:42 (permalink)
    I was in tears last night watching that clip.  Definitely the best segment he has ever done.
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    Re:Jon Stewart's pizza rant says it all for NY 2011/06/04 11:15:26 (permalink)
    That most likely was the best pizza Governor Palin ever had.
     
    Perhaps one day she will spend $500,000 of the taxpayers' money to have a "date night" with Todd and go enjoy some Grimaldi's after a show!
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    Re:Jon Stewart's pizza rant says it all for NY 2011/06/04 11:58:59 (permalink)
    Stephen Rushmore Jr.

    I was in tears last night watching that clip.  Definitely the best segment he has ever done.

    I am in total agreement with you. I find myself needing to watch the video at least once a day for a good laugh.
    I've also sent the video to countless friends.
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    Re:Jon Stewart's pizza rant says it all for NY 2011/06/05 02:30:42 (permalink)
    I like the show "The Office".
    Michael Scott, the branch manager, has to go to New York for business. In one scene, he is on the street, heading for lunch, to the place that makes the best pizza in New York (and that he goes there everytime he is in NYC)
     
    Then the camera shows a Sbarro.
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    Re:Jon Stewart's pizza rant says it all for NY 2011/06/05 02:43:17 (permalink)
    I recalled that same scene as the Jon Stewart piece unfolded.  Hilarious.
     
    What a pair of flaming dipsticks.
     
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    Re:Jon Stewart's pizza rant says it all for NY 2011/06/07 11:39:15 (permalink)
    One of the most funny roadfood type things I have ever seen.
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    Re:Jon Stewart's pizza rant says it all for NY 2011/06/07 12:44:55 (permalink)
    BuddyRoadhouse

    I recalled that same scene as the Jon Stewart piece unfolded.  Hilarious.

    What a pair of flaming dipsticks.

    Buddy

     
    Second that, Buddy. And you too, senor boogie woogie.
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    Re:Jon Stewart's pizza rant says it all for NY 2011/06/07 16:45:39 (permalink)
    Now THAT''S Funny!
     I was in tears! It went out to my Contact list. Thanx for the clip doggydaddy!
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    Re:Jon Stewart's pizza rant says it all for NY 2011/06/07 17:07:43 (permalink)
    But Lee, it clearly says on their web site that Famous Famiglia is New York's favorite pizza!
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    Re:Jon Stewart's pizza rant says it all for NY 2011/06/07 18:42:32 (permalink)
    Ha!
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    Re:Jon Stewart's pizza rant says it all for NY 2011/06/07 20:00:25 (permalink)
    MiamiDon

    But Lee, it clearly says on their web site that Famous Famiglia is New York's favorite pizza!


        Well, it's clearly Sarah Palin's favorite pizza. I just love when she say's to her daughter, "it was real New York pizza".

     
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    Re:Jon Stewart's pizza rant says it all for NY 2011/06/08 15:14:18 (permalink)
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    But Lee, it clearly says on their web site that Famous Famiglia is New York's favorite pizza!

     
    1)  That claim is directly proportional to the number of their NYC locations.  By the same reasoning it could be said that McDonald's is NYC's favorite burger!
     
    2)  Good Lord - they even have a location at the Northpark Mall in Park Cities (Dallas)!  Maybe Twinwillow will take a break between his shopping at Neiman-Marcus and Barney's, eat there, and give us a review.
     
    3)  I wonder if they do what our Grimaldi's stores say they do and use NYC tap water when they mix their dough.
     
    4)  As Northpark is near both President G.W. Bush's Dallas home and the site of his Presidential Library.  Perhaps one day he will take President Palin there for a "little taste of New York"!
     
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    BTW: Park Cities does have a REAL exemplar of Neopolitain-style NYC pies:  http://www.olivellas.com/ .  IMHO, the best in the Metroplex.  If anyone tells me that there is something better "down here", I'll get in my car and go today. 
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    Re:Jon Stewart's pizza rant says it all for NY 2011/06/08 20:55:07 (permalink)
    President Palin???? Is she now studying up on her Revolutionary War history over pizza??????
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    Re:Jon Stewart's pizza rant says it all for NY 2011/06/08 22:57:41 (permalink)
    Sorry to bust your bubble Jim but, I haven't stepped in NorthPark in over 10 years.
    However, I do agree with your culinary opinion of Olivellas.
    I also like Il Cano Rosso on Commerce Street in Deep Ellum. But, it's more Italian style than NYC style pizza.
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