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'Rewrapped' recap: Hey cupcake, how's that Hostess CupCake?

Season 1 | Episode 4 | “Who You Callin’ a CupCake?” | Aired May 5, 2014

The theme of episode 4 of Rewrapped is simple: Get the judges drunk and they’ll never notice if the dish is a mess. Turns out, that strategy works pretty well. On the Cinco de Mayo episode of this Food Network cooking-competition show, contestants use tequila, rum, mole sauce and more to recreate and innovate the classic Hostess CupCake.

It all starts with three contestants, Kiesha, Ron and Arlen, trying to make a cupcake that is as close to the Hostess original as possible. It seems like a simple enough task, but 30 minutes isn’t a lot of time when you have to cook a cake, then make filling, ganache and the signature squiggle, which calls for exactly seven loops.

It’s no surprise that Ron, the contestant who happens to own a cupcake shop, has the easiest time with this first challenge. His cupcake comes out looking almost perfect, and the judges award him a score of 26 to match. The biggest complaint about Ron’s cake is that it tastes a bit too gourmet and isn’t exactly believable as a plastic-wrapped snack cake.

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'Rewrapped' recap: 'Uh-oh, no SpaghettiOs'

Season 1 | Episode 3 | “SpaghettiOMG” | Aired Apr 28, 2014

In case you were wondering, there are 750 “Os” in every can of SpaghettiOs, and there have been since the less-messy spaghetti alternative was first introduced in 1965. On the third-ever episode of Food Network’s new Rewrapped series, we learn all about the Campbell’s canned meal, as three contestants attempt to recreate and innovate on SpaghettiOs with Meatballs.

Tomas Monosi, Mikala Brennan and Eliot Coven compete in the April 28 “SpaghettiOMG” episode, with Campbell’s U.S. president, Ed Carolan, joining the usual judges, Marc Summers and Jenny McCoy. The chefs start out trying to recreate SpaghettiOs, and within minutes, they’ve all screwed something up.

Tomas opts to slice up fresh pasta rather than taking the easy way out with ready-made rings, but it’s clear the shape isn’t going to be right. Meanwhile, Mikala keeps putting off her SpaghettiOs to the last minute and ends up tossing in the pasta with no time to cook. Eliot’s “Os” are also too al dente, but his fatal error is with the meatballs. Turns out using chicken and turkey instead of beef and pork is a huge no-no in SpaghettiO land.

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'Rewrapped' premiere recap: Cooking up Goldfish and Tastykakes

Season 1 | Episodes 1 & 2 | “All That Glitters Is Goldfish” & “Pie For One, Pie For All” | Aired Apr 21, 2014

In a world where TV, the Internet and advertisements all cater to millennials, ’90s nostalgia is king. That’s why Boy Meets World is being rebooted, Mrs. Doubtfire is getting a sequel and Food Network brought Joey Fatone and Marc Summers together for a new 30-minute competition series, Rewrapped. A reboot in and of itself, Rewrapped borrows from the concept of past Food Network series Unwrapped, looking into the making of classic snack foods through competition.

The show kicked off on April 21 with a simple enough premise: Three chefs have 30 minutes to recreate a classic snack food, then must use the same food to create a new dish in a second 30-minute round. The caliber of chef is slightly lower than it has been on past Food Network shows, and it’s easy to see why: The grand prize isn’t money or a new restaurant — it’s a year’s supply of the snack food featured in each episode. The first two episodes, hosted by ‘N Sync member and former Chopped All-Stars competitor Fatone, aired back-to-back Monday.

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TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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