In 2001, Barack Obama taped an episode of public TV restaurant-review show "Check Please." He admitted to pigging out on Johnny cakes, adorably, but then hogged the roundtable discussion. Arrogant.

Producer David Manilow relived the experience for the Chicago Tribune:

Obama ended up dominating the conversation.
"It was unbalanced," Manilow said, "to put it charitably."

So the show never aired, but now they're putting it on on Jan. 16, as warning to future White House chefs.


Obama waffles. He panders. He admits to "mistakes." The hippie chick clearly adores him. THIS IS OUR FUTURE. If only because so many of us will be working in food service a year from now.