Sunday, May 28, 2006

THE SUNDAY PROJECT

As you can see from my artistic graphic interpretation of Jake's head stuck on The Swedish Chef from The Muppets, this week's project involves the theory of Jake the Chef. Let's think way outside the box for moment and imagine Jake is opening an eatery. But what theme should he go with?

A. THE RED LION
Ah, the British public inn - is there anything greater? If there is I'd like to know what it is, by Jove! Spotted Dick, Toad in the Hole, Custard Tarts - it's a culinary delight! And think of the custom it would get: Madonna and Guy Richie, Kate Winslet, Hugh Grant, er, Simon Cowell?


B. A, "I'M A MEGA RICH CELEBRITY AND IF I WANNA OPEN A PRENTENIOUS HIGHLY EXPENSIVE RESTAURANT, EVEN THOUGH I KNOW ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ABOUT HOSPITALITY, THAN I WILL BECAUSE I CAN!", TYPE EATERY AKA NYLA.
C. 1950'S DINER
Because those places are hella fun and Jake could dress up as Elvis and entertain the patrons with his snake hips - you know it would be packed every night, mainly with people like us.
D. SPECIALIST SWEDISH RESTAURANT
Meatballs and smoked eel, anyone? I'm sure Jake would be thrilled to get back to his roots via these Scandinavian delicacies - not that I'm in any position to joke.

E. BURGER VAN
The glamour! The riches! Imagine waiting in the rain outside football matches to purchase a quarter pounder of meat from the Gyllenhaal!

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

When did "The Swedish Chef" become "Maurice"?

Sorry - bit of a Muppets nerd as well as a Gyllenhaalic.

cina said...

Well my choice is obvious.

D. SPECIALIST SWEDISH RESTAURANT of course!!

Now I know NOTHING about smoked eel, I think eels are disgusting, but meatballs on the other hand - YUMMY!!! And I would LOVE to taste Jake's version of Janssons Frestelse (Jansson's Temptation)!
Perhaps he could entertain the guests with his interpretation of The Swedish Chef. That would be high class entertainment if you ask me!

claire said...

Burger van, all the way.

britpopbaby said...

I thought his name was Maurice?

gin said...

I'm with the burger van. Jake waiting in a van to sell pounds of meat? Something about that just appeals to me.

only1annabel said...

I've always wanted to open an American Diner so I'm going with that! We could open it together...

mop said...

I would like to get a pound of meat from the Gyllenhaal!

*everyone groans*

Anonymous said...

I love the contrasting blue background,but prefer the first Jake watch header.Hope you don't mind me saying?

Anonymous said...

M,i'm the opposite...

I would like to get a pounding from the Gyllenhaal meat!

br33n said...

I'm all with the American diner, we have one near me, starvin marvins, and its so incredibly cheesy and eccentric in there, they make such a BIG fuss of bringing you your curly fries, it's BRILLIANT!

I'm sure Jake could make it even better!

miffed67 said...

Burger van......don't know if I would purchase a quarter pound of meat from the Gyllenhaal, but he could sure give it to me! Yeah....all of it, baby!

Nothing Really Matters said...

Burger Van. What better way to meet the general public!

Katie of Sweden said...

Swedish place looked boring... I'd go for the 50' place where he could to the santa dance (in Elvis' outfit) every night..

Regarding the layout: Sorry but I liked it much more before. The top pic was more of fun, this one is just 'scary' kind of. And the font is very much like the fincher layout in DVD menues of Fight Club and Se7en. Too scary IMO. Even poo colour is better than the hoddie blue. I want it to be like it used to be :o/ Also liked the quotes of the comments like from squallcloud etc...

Anneka said...

Burger van. It would be like when 'The Big Impression' imagined what it would be like if Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn ran a roadside cafe.

i.e. FUNNY!

gummybug said...

I want him to open something small, a little French bistro or an Italian pastry shop. Maybe a café with all sorts of goodies (like cupcakes!). With the huge fancy restauraunts, I don't relly feel that close to the head chef or originator.

gummybug said...

P.S. I love the Swedish Chef Jake! :-) I don't know his name, but I know that he's called Svenska Kocken in Swedish... which I like because it looks so much more filthy.


Found this:
http://forum.muppetcentral.com/archive/index.php/t-803.html

His name is Tom??

cina said...

Along with the Swedish restaurant (which I agree Katie, it looked boring, but Jake's place could be a lot nicer than that! Where is that restaurant btw?!), I do have a soft spot for the 50's, so I'd be happy if he opened a 1950's Diner too. I'd like to see Jake entertain the guests with imitations of Danny Zuko and Fonzie while serving huge burgers with fries and milkshakes, while Tutti Frutti is playing on the Jukebox...

anotherbrit said...

The burger van gets it. Personal service from le chef gyllenhaal. Btw, you've cracked the colour scheme britpoppy. Don't cahnge it.

Anna_F said...

Yeah, I think I'd have to go with the burger van too. Although a good ol' pub a la Gyllenhaal would be fabulous I don't think you could beat a van full of meat and Jake. Sounds like a beautiful combinaton to me.

nugget said...

1950's diner got my vote but instead of dressing up as elvis, I rather see him as james dean

Anonymous said...

I take F. La Trattoria.
Because I thought he was more into italian food, wasn't he? And he should actually know what he's doing there, right? Not poisoning us or let us starve.
If not that, I'd choose the British Inn, but without the toad in a hole, please.

Anonymous said...

No toad in a hole? You don't like Jake's sausage?

Anonymous said...

>>>No toad in a hole? You don't like Jake's sausage?

LOL
I didn't put it that way...

Bruinsmama said...

I vote burger van, only we call it the Roach Coach outside of Boston, MA. :)

Anonymous said...

I really like those pics of the restaurants. I have it hard to choose one, but I go with him opening an Italian restaurant also.

Anonymous said...

Italian yes ...a simple cafe type place not too pretentous...more home like. Although you would have a better interaction with him at the Hamburger Stand...you could talk to him as he takes your order..lol...." I want my burger well done please...lol

hedgehogman said...

he can be anywhere
and can be none of that places
because I will tell him not to go to that places =p

nice pics anyway

silver said...

Burger Van. I mean... burgers and Jake... Jake and burgers... The burgers he sells will be named Jurgers.

queenscroft said...

Definitely A, the gastro pub, very Jamie Oliver. On second thoughts, perhaps the two should start one together. So much charm in one place!

Anonymous said...

For a long time, I've sensed that Jake has a raging case of Italo-American envy. He's after the fabled family warmth, the loving mama ladling out the sauce, the talking with one's hands, the endless, day-long meals, men hugging & kissing openly & affectionately when they greet, the cult of biking & etc. If you come from a Jewish or WASP family, or Nordic roots, this all looks particularly appealing. So I am 100 percent certain it would be an Italian restaurant. And not a red-sauce place with the vinyl checkered tablecloths.

407 / Lauren said...

Ooh, OPEN A PUB OR INN JAKE!!! Jake + Insane amounts of alcohol + England sounds incredibly appealling to me.

Anonymous said...

I'll let you in on a Italian secret...We adopt people who admire are culture...you Italian in sprit...that's enough for us. Besides historically speaking most of Europe was under the Roman Empire at some point....We have a "nothing is new under the sun" attitude toward life. Chao :)

debaser said...

I agree with Lauren...Pub all the way. Although Jake owning a pub in England would definately be a one way ticket to alcholism for me.

debaser said...

*alcoholism (I've always had trouble spelling that word)