At first I didn't want to watch it because I'm not a big Flay fan, but now I've found I watch it to see him LOOSE! The premise of the show is that he finds someone that has been named the best for a specific dish, such a chowder, pizza or ice cream. He then practices making that food and suprises the people and challenges them to a Throwdown which is judged by an impartial party in a blind taste test.
To me, it seems sort of rude and egotistical of him to think that he can master any culinary subject and beat someone considered a master and local hero. I wonder what the pitch meeting was like?
Everytime he looses he gets this little look on his face like he's going to cry and puch a wall... but then he quickly sucks it up and congratulates the champ!
I have decided that my favorite episode is the ice cream episode when the person he was challenging didn't know who Bobby was and kept calling him Bobby Faye.