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'Guy Fieri' and the 'SNL' sketch America almost didn't see

November 19, 2012|By Christie D'Zurilla

Guy Fieri's Times Square restaurant may have taken a beating last week in the New York Times — critic Pete Wells review was so scathing it has had folks talking for days now — but at least he got some equal time over the weekend on "Saturday Night Live."

Well, almost.

As in, it was almost Fieri on the air, and the sketch almost made it on air. Alas, Bobby Moynihan's take on the celebrity chef will have to live forever in the dress rehearsal where it was performed, and of course, online.

Still, it was almost as if Fieri was right there in person, off the chain next to Seth Meyers at the "Weekend Update" desk. And lest we forget, Guy's American Kitchen & Bar is "not in New York, Seth, it's in Times Square!" so cut it some slack! But while comparing the NYT's typical review target to Guy's might be "like comparing apples and fat dirt," there are still people who have almost enjoyed the joint

All we know is, we more than almost enjoyed this video.


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