I actually liked this show when I was in high school. I don’t know why because the acting was terrible. Anyhow, I always thought the Gilmore Girls should have been more filled out. This mom and daughter duo were model-skinny yet subsisted on cheeseburgers and donuts from Luke’s Diner, pop tarts, pizza, take-out Chinese food, and milkshakes. To their credit, I did catch Lorelei eating an apple once.
Brenda Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick), “The Closer”
I’ve only seen a few episodes (on a plane, I might add, so I was half asleep) but from what I saw, this woman is a sugar addict.She has a drawer and purse full of sweets. The kicker is that they show her trying to fight it because her doctor wants her “off the sweets”, but she is thin as a rail! She needs a suitcase full of sweets, not a purse.
I know, this show is way over. But the fact that Carrie was always eating and still so bony always annoyed me. Its weird, cause Carrie never had any food in her house, so she ate out at restaurants, or ordered in unhealthy take-out every night. She drank alcohol in nearly every episode, and the only times I saw her workout was when Charlotte and Samantha drugged her to Zumba and Yoga, respectivly.
Grace Adler, “Will and Grace”
I like Grace because she’s a lot like me: single, neurotic Jewish woman with many gay boyfriends and a love for food. On paper, Grace Adler is Eden. But I don’t eat as much of her even though I’d love to. She basically ate like three frat boys combined and went to AA meetings for the free homemade marshmallow and hot chocolate. Need more evidence?
Will: Where’s all the Chinese food?
Grace: Oh, I opened it up and started to eat it and then I noticed a hair in it. So I called the restaurant to complain and they were like, “Well, how do you know it’s not your hair?” and I said “Well, I know what my hair tastes like.” Anyway, I got so disgusted, I threw it all out.
Will: You ate all of it, didn’t you?
Grace: Yes, I did.
Liz Lemon (Tina Fey), “30 Rock”
I love Liz Lemon.
I really do. But this chick is always eating, thinking about eating, or being made fun of for eating. Subs, bagels, crackers, the contents of the TGS Craft Services table, – anything considered “junk” basically find it’s way to her. After all, Liz has stated the truest statement about life and humanity:
“Can I share with you my world view? All of humankind has one thing in common: the sandwich. I believe that all anyone really wants in this life is to sit in peace and eat a sandwich.”
Amen Liz. Amen.
Can you think of any others? What do you think about these fictional characters constantly eating yet thin.
And here’s a recipe probably “too healthy” for any of these characters.
(This make one serving because I’m still single. obviously, triple or quadruple this if you’re making this for a crowd)
- 1/2 cup pinto or kidney beans (you can use any beans you like)
- 1/4 cup cranberries (fresh or frozen is fine)
- about 2 tablespoons of ketchup or tomato (I didn’t really measure, lets just say 2 generous “squirts” and if using tomato paste, I would add a tsp of brown sugar to sweeten it up)
- 1/2 tsp chili powder (or a chili seasoning mix would be good too)
- salt and pepper to taste
1.In a microwave safe bowl, mix together cranberries, beans, ketchup, chili powder and water.
2.Cover with wax paper or a plate and microwave on high power until the cranberries pop (about 3-6 minuets depending on the strength of your microwave). Add salt/pepper to taste. Chili best served over fries (I had Trader Joe’s sweet potato fries on hand) but any carb underneath would be glorious.