Dec 16, 2011

Baron Ambrosia

Those of you outside of the NYC/Metro area may not have heard of Baron Ambrosia. Hell, I live nearby and I had never heard of him until Wednesday night.  Now...everything has changed.

Who is he? Well, he's the screen alter-ego of NY filmmaker Justin Fornal. What is he? That's a much harder question to answer. Equal parts pimp, vampire, Anthony Bourdain, Kid Rock and William Shatner.  He hosts a cooking/travel show called Bronx Flavor on local public-access television.  A "quaffer of culinary consciousness" as he likes to say. It's kind of like "No Reservations", but with much shittier production values, campy bits and the Baron's odd and over-the-top voice-over.

I may get sick of it very quickly, but it also may be MY FAVORITE TELEVISION PROGRAM OF ALL-TIME!!!  And I've only seen one episode so far!

Check it out on the website for full episodes. All I can think of is that line in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas about Dr. Gonzo.

"There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die." - Raoul Duke

Here's a clip of the opening credits. It's odd. I can't look away.  


badgerdaddy said...

Unreal. Guy's a genius!

Slyde said...

what the fuck?

dude, dont EVER do that to me again in the morning!

Verdant Earl said...

badger - he may just be.

Slyde - So back to our game of leap-frog then?

Water Logged Canine said...

That's surreal! We almost named our son Baron Ambrosia. So glad we didn't now. Talk about totally awk!

Verdant Earl said...

WLC - I know! I was considering Baron Ambrosia as a nickname for my wang. Lord Invader won out. Phew!

sybil law said...

Hahahahaha! That definitely looks interesting!!

Verdant Earl said...

Sybil - It's either brilliant or retarded. I'm not sure, but I kinda like that.