Saturday, June 12, 2010

Rachael Ray Clone

As a raw foodie and chef/author, I love to watch cooking (as opposed to uncooking) shows to get ideas for recipes I can adapt. (Besides, there aren't any uncooking TV shows that I know of.) I just discovered a Rachael Ray clone on TV named Claire Robinson. She's got the same hoarse voice as Rachael Ray, the same upbeat personality--peppered with expressive, colorful phrases--and a similar appearance--the two women have dark hair.

When I first happened upon Robinson's Food Network Show, "Five Ingredient Fix," (without seeing the titles) I heard her voice before I saw any shots of her. When a few fleeting shots of her appeared (I bet they have brief shots on purpose to open the show, so people will think they're watching Rachael Ray), I thought that Rachael Ray had had some work done on her face, as her eyes looked different. That's how much of a clone Robinson is of Ray.

I wonder to what extent Robinson's Ray-like voice and personality helped her to get her own show.

Monday, May 24, 2010

A comedy video with characters named Jerry, Elaine, George and Kramer

I'm excited to announce that my comedy video, Anomalies, is now online! I made it in NYC in the 1990s as a demo of my writing and directing and it features characters named Jerry, Elaine, George and Kramer.  

To see it, click on the above link and use the login: Judy'sFriend and the password: secret77. If you would like to comment on it, please visit my Facebook page (Judy Pokras), where there is a thread.