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Things I did not know about Guy Fieri

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Image Credit: Scott BrinegarSo, Guy Fieri. He’s one of the most successful former reality-show contestants ever (watch your back, Carrie Underwood!), he bleaches a portion of his beard, he has like 19 different shows. And yet there are things I didn’t know about him! I learned these amazing facts from this profile in the New York Times.

People ask him to autograph perishables

“…Guy Fieri had autographed a yellow bell pepper with a Sharpie marker and tossed it to a fan…” Eat it? Save it? What do you do with an autographed pepper?

He has a show about tailgating coming out in the fall

Honestly, I’m amazed he didn’t already have a show about tailgating.

He has friends named “Gorilla, Mustard, Kleetus and Dirty P”

I didn’t know that before!

Fieri’s restaurant Tex Wasabi serves something called a “Jackass Roll”

“[A] signature dish at Tex Wasabi’s is found in the ‘gringo sushi’ portion of the menu: the Jackass Roll, filled with pulled pork, avocado and French fries.” If you’re not down with that, you can also get a “screaming gobbler” roll, which is “roasted turkey, jalapenos, pepper jack, avocados, green onions, mayonnaise and sriracha mayonnaise wrapped in sushi rice and tapioca paper. First you’ll gobble, then you’ll scream.” I don’t need to gobble it; I am already screaming.

Fieri might be over-the-top, and I cannot in any non-sporting capacity endorse visors, but the guy is insanely good at being on television. He’s one of the most energetic, captivating hosts of anything, let alone the usually staid cooking or food shows. Admit it: You can’t tear yourself away from Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, can you PopWatchers?