It's just FOX's attempt at a cheap ratings boost in light of the Olympics taking up most people's TV time. They probably figured that the rednecks would get tired of seeing a "bunk of danged furriners" and go "Joey Bob! Lookit that guy eat all that butter!"
One of these days I'll come up with a sig that does not suck.
It had about the same social value as The Family Guy, which is to say none. It did, however, have fat guys wearing sunglasses and thinking it made them look cool, which gets it about a million more bonus comedy points.
I suppose however the Men's Olympic Hockey tournament goes, Canandians can now be proud that one of their own proved himself most adept at devouring testicles. But all of North America was shamed by that Kobayashi guy.
I saw the Japanese guy at the Coney Island Hot Dog eating contest last summer (I was working for a mayoral candidate and they all go to that thing). That guy destroyed everyone there also. He's inhuman.
You know how in the WWF the size of a guy's pyro seems to have a direct relationship to how much they job? Same in the Glutton Bowl. The more elaborate the costume, nickname, and entrance, the worse they did. That guy in full ancient rome regalia finished last in his heat.
My favorite was Don "Moses" Lerman, for obvious reasons. I also know who's starring in the next Broadway Revival of "of Mice and Men."
Farooq is the man so hit your knees and start praying!
I saw this too, and while it held my interest for this first hour (particularly the bad-ass opening, and I'm not talking about the se7en rip-off credits), it stumbles head-first into the same genre cliches I've seen several times before.