This guy is plenty earnest, and realizes that a fake flamboyancy is the real key to being Guy Fieri. He’s #10. Pure genius using a trimmed Band-Aid as a soul patch!
We love him, we hate him – but the fact that Pete Wells’ curdling review of Guy Fieri’s restaurant has caused such a commotion is because, like it or not, the guy is a seminal figure in the declining years of the Age of Foodism. Yes, he’s a buffoon, but he’s popularized the foodist lifestyle to the largest number of people. Ever. And elevated many working class restaurants (some might say grease pits) that constitute a subculture in themselves. In fact, some people not only admire him, they want to be him, and here are the 10 best examples Fork in the Road could find.
Yes, a hedgehog does a pretty good impression of Guy Fieri (left), and that’s why this hedgehog is impersonator #9.
A Guy Fieri with teats? Why not? As #8 helps us demonstrate (below). And that’s why this post is NSFW.
This grim Guy, #7, would like to karate-chop you in the kisser.
This Guy Fieri, #6, is what the real Guy Fieri is going to look like if he doesn’t stop knocking back the fatty foods.
Next: The top 5!
Our #5 (left) has got the snarl down pat!
This excellent rendition (below), #4, may or may not prove that the Fieri persona leaves plenty of room for gender bending.
Guess who that Guy impersonator on the left is, #3? Yes, it’s Mario Batali, demonstrating not only what a wag Batali is, but how much of Batali’s manner Fieri (whose real name is Guy Ferry) ripped off.
The SNL parody featuring Bobby Moynihan is #2, and you’ll never guess who Guy Fieri #1 is:
Next: The best Guy Fieri of all time!
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on November 15, 2012