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hilldweller

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Soup Nazi on TV Fri, 01/20/06 4:13 PM (permalink)
I'm sorry I missed this one!

quote:

Interview with soup man doesn't go down well

Friday, January 20th, 2006

WNYW/Ch. 5's Anne Craig had her hands full Wednesday while broadcasting live from the new soup shop owned by Al Yeganeh, who inspired "Seinfeld's" Soup Nazi character.

The "Good Day New York" interview, if we can call it that, ended with the soup seller calling Craig some ugly words.

Yeganeh, known as much for his gruff personality as his lobster bisque, got brusque with Craig when she ventured behind the counter.

"You should know you can't touch this food," he said.

From there, it went downhill.

In Yeganeh's defense, Craig also looked like she was trying to stir the controversy pot.

"Did someone wake up on the wrong side of the soup bowl this morning?" she asked him.

Later, she uttered the words "Soup Nazi," which brought the already simmering soup man to a full boil.

"I'm going to be rude to you because you have no brains, lady," he told Craig. "You stupid, idiot b-."

Craig turned to the camera and covered her mouth, while Yeganeh continued to blow. Though the audio wasn't heard, it was clear he used the F-word.

Now Craig fan Erwin Michael Green wants people to boycott the soup shop.

"I was so appalled at how someone could be so callous and rude to not just anyone but to someone who is a professional and classy individual and also a woman," he explained in an E-mail.

While the incident created a few moments of exciting TV, one can't help but wonder if Craig didn't help escalate a bad situation. And, if it was clear the segment was going south, fast, why keep going back live?

Just asking.


New York Daily News © 2006

 
#1
    berndog

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    RE: Soup Nazi on TV Fri, 01/20/06 4:23 PM (permalink)
    After the famous Seinfield episode, I'm not sure I would recognize the "real" soup Nazi, Al Yaganeh. But this must have hilarious to watch. Sounds like Al made it a point to stay in character. What a great promotional idea. Now half the people will come for the soup, and the other half will come for the "show". He just doubled his customer base.
     
    #2
      The Travelin Man

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      RE: Soup Nazi on TV Fri, 01/20/06 5:09 PM (permalink)
      While I am a big fan of the notion that no press is bad press, I think that when she used the phrase "Soup Nazi," there was genuine unhappiness. If I am not mistaken, the guy is Jewish. He has made it clear in every way possible that the word "Nazi" is not to be used by interviewers, and with good reason. I am thinking that it just might be the most derogatory thing you can call a white man.

      There may well be something to say about the guy having an "act," but remember, he was like this BEFORE Seinfeld made him famous outside of NYC.
       
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        hilldweller

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        RE: Soup Nazi on TV Fri, 01/20/06 5:59 PM (permalink)
        quote:
        Originally posted by berndog

        After the famous Seinfield episode, I'm not sure I would recognize the "real" soup Nazi, Al Yaganeh.


        There was a screen capture of him with the article.

         
        #4
          V960

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          RE: Soup Nazi on TV Sun, 01/22/06 8:41 PM (permalink)
          I have eaten at his place and Nazi is much too nice a term for this nut case. His soup is to die for and he is a bowl of nuts,
           
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            Pigiron

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            RE: Soup Nazi on TV Mon, 01/23/06 3:08 PM (permalink)

            Remember, there is no such thing as bad publicity. Seinfeld has legs like no other show in recent memory. This guy is going to make an absolute fortune just on tourists alone. His soup really was delicious (and overpriced) at the old dump. This spiffy new place should compete nicely with the other insanely overpriced soup joints in midtown like "Hale and Hearty" and "Devon and Blakely".
             
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              Howard Baratz

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              RE: Soup Nazi on TV Mon, 01/23/06 4:23 PM (permalink)
              quote:
              Originally posted by Parses6

              The guy is a classless Ahole and I refuse to put one penny into his filthy pockets.


              Thank you, Parses. There is no soup on the planet good enough to make me put up with this guy's brand of BS.
               
              #7
                V960

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                RE: Soup Nazi on TV Tue, 01/24/06 12:59 PM (permalink)
                Two things...He is a nut case and a GREAT soup chef.

                When in the city we mess w/ him just to watch him go off. Be slow w/ the money, ask for a different bread ( soup nazi freaks over this for some reason), be slow in line, and make small talk w/ the next person in line. I know it is baiting the lion but it is just too much fun to not do it.

                I love doing it which makes me a bad person who will be sent to the lower regions w/ no electric fan but it is SO much fun. Really want to tick him off? Ask if the soup comes from a mix.
                 
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                  mr chips

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                  RE: Soup Nazi on TV Thu, 01/26/06 4:39 AM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by Parses6

                  The guy is a classless Ahole and I refuse to put one penny into his filthy pockets.
                  Pablo Picasso was never called an asshole.
                   
                  #9
                    garryd451

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                    RE: Soup Nazi on TV Thu, 01/26/06 11:49 AM (permalink)
                    quote:
                    Originally posted by mr chips

                    quote:
                    Originally posted by Parses6

                    The guy is a classless Ahole and I refuse to put one penny into his filthy pockets.
                    Pablo Picasso was never called an asshole.


                    This is what is so great about America, we all have to right to think someone is a Picasso or a Ahole!!!!
                     
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                      BuddyRoadhouse

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                      RE: Soup Nazi on TV Thu, 01/26/06 12:51 PM (permalink)
                      quote:
                      Originally posted by mr chips

                      quote:
                      Originally posted by Parses6

                      The guy is a classless Ahole and I refuse to put one penny into his filthy pockets.
                      Pablo Picasso was never called an asshole.


                      Not following your logic here, buckaroo.
                       
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                        Pigiron

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                        RE: Soup Nazi on TV Thu, 01/26/06 1:49 PM (permalink)
                        quote:
                        Originally posted by mr chips
                        Pablo Picasso was never called an asshole.



                        1. How does this relate to the soup nazi guy?
                        2. Are you sure Picasso was never called an asshole? I bet he was, many times, particularly by ultra conservative purists in the art community, and even more times by the women he treated so terribly. I recommend Portrait of Picasso as a Young Man by Norman Mailer for some perspective.
                         
                        #12
                          johns72604

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                          RE: Soup Nazi on TV Thu, 01/26/06 2:18 PM (permalink)
                          quote:
                          Originally posted by BuddyRoadhouse

                          quote:
                          Originally posted by mr chips

                          quote:
                          Originally posted by Parses6

                          The guy is a classless Ahole and I refuse to put one penny into his filthy pockets.
                          Pablo Picasso was never called an asshole.


                          Not following your logic here, buckaroo.


                          I think that it relates to the Soup Nazi, because he is a talented artist, but his canvas just happens to be a large pot. He has been condemned as a Ahole, but as he is a genius in his own right, should his attitude be overlooked.
                           
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                            garryd451

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                            RE: Soup Nazi on TV Thu, 01/26/06 3:57 PM (permalink)
                            I have always wondered if the Soup Nazi is Crazy, is He a AHole or is he a guy that just pretending to be nuts to get his Business in the Papers andf on the T V?
                             
                            #14
                              V960

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                              RE: Soup Nazi on TV Thu, 01/26/06 5:12 PM (permalink)
                              This guy is toast or a much better actor than anyone on the left coast. I've eaten there many times and he is always in need of medication. God gives and takes away, this guy is a fantastic soup chef but is as nutty as fruitcake. Put up w/ his crap and enjoy the soup.

                              I won't be eating his market soup as w/o his crazy crap it's just not the same. Got to have his nuts behavior to truely love the soup.
                               
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                                mr chips

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                                RE: Soup Nazi on TV Thu, 01/26/06 11:06 PM (permalink)
                                quote:
                                Originally posted by johns72604

                                quote:
                                Originally posted by BuddyRoadhouse

                                quote:
                                Originally posted by mr chips

                                quote:
                                Originally posted by Parses6

                                The guy is a classless Ahole and I refuse to put one penny into his filthy pockets.
                                Pablo Picasso was never called an asshole.


                                Not following your logic here, buckaroo.


                                I think that it relates to the Soup Nazi, because he is a talented artist, but his canvas just happens to be a large pot. He has been condemned as a Ahole, but as he is a genius in his own right, should his attitude be overlooked.
                                The line is from a a favorite punk rock song of mine by the Circle Jerks.
                                 
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                                  BuddyRoadhouse

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                                  RE: Soup Nazi on TV Thu, 01/26/06 11:42 PM (permalink)
                                  The Circle Jerks? Man, you must be as old as me, poor guy.
                                   
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                                    Benzee

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                                    RE: Soup Nazi on TV Tue, 01/31/06 9:57 PM (permalink)
                                    Hello all ,

                                    There is no thing as negative publicity for this man .

                                    No soup for you !!!!

                                    Benzee
                                     
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                                      Scorereader

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                                      RE: Soup Nazi on TV Wed, 02/1/06 11:36 AM (permalink)
                                      that's because it was his rude behaviour that gave him his notariety.
                                       
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                                        V960

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                                        RE: Soup Nazi on TV Mon, 02/6/06 3:13 PM (permalink)
                                        The guy is a genius and a total nut case.
                                         
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                                          drsmoke02

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                                          RE: Soup Nazi on TV Thu, 03/2/06 2:52 PM (permalink)
                                          quote:
                                          Originally posted by Pigiron

                                          quote:
                                          Originally posted by mr chips
                                          Pablo Picasso was never called an asshole.



                                          1. How does this relate to the soup nazi guy?
                                          2. Are you sure Picasso was never called an asshole? I bet he was, many times, particularly by ultra conservative purists in the art community, and even more times by the women he treated so terribly. I recommend Portrait of Picasso as a Young Man by Norman Mailer for some perspective.



                                          I called Pablo Picasso an asshole once,you know what he said? "NO ART FOR YOU"!!!!Then he threw some great soup on me.
                                           
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