Monday, January 7, 2013

"Johnny, It's No Surprise You Stole the Show!"

Johnny "Miss Peg Tumbleweeds" Weir 
made his debut as a competitor on last night's 
He survived the first week of competition 
and will be on next week's episode!

The other fanbases have awoken and begun 
voting en masse, but he's still clinging 
to the lead at the moment. 
You can vote 10x per day, 
and your votes help to show Food Network 
that they made a good choice 
in inviting Johnny to be on the show!

Johnny's seven-day auction 
of skating and fashion memorabilia
IS LIVE NOW on Linda's Stuff! 
A portion of the proceeds will go
to the Trevor Project. 
(Yay for bonus Davey photo 
included in the slideshow!)

Kayso that was way more fun than I thought it might be. And kudos to Food Network for boldly going where no cooking show has gone before, apparently, judging by the pearl-clutching and hand-wringing and gasps of indignation happening on various comment threads by the minority of people still willingly trapped in the golden years of stifling LGBT oppression ("Heaven forfend! Think of the children! Our family simply cannot watch this!" Seriously? If your children's health and well-being are threatened by the mention of a husband and the sight of a kiss, you have far bigger problems than can be solved by posting on a Facebook thread. Oh, and BTW: Some of those children, whom you are afraid will get some gay on them if they see, you know.... gay people? They're already gay. They were born that way. Just FYI), although the Twitter response to Johnny's appearance on Rachael vs. Guy was overwhelmingly positive. 

A random sample from the hundreds of tweets:

Ah, yes, the skit. And that kiss. But let's take it from the top, shall we? First: YES WE HAVE VIDEO!! The full episode is already available online at the Rachael vs. Guy official website (international fans: if that video won't play for you, please try this link). Most importantly, we have a highlight reel featuring all the best parts, by which of course I mean all the parts that have Johnny in them:

Video link.

And we also have screencaps to take us through the show:

After Johnny makes his grand entrance, 
as the last competitor to walk through the door 
and meet the other celebrities, wearing his 
"competing shoes," he and Kathy Najimy enjoy 
a spontaneous outbreak of dancing.
Just like the rest of us, she can't 
take her eyes off him.

Hard at work in the kitchen.

Donning his costume for the Team Guy skit 
under the appreciative gaze of Chilli, 
who coos at the sight of him shirtless: 
"Let me just touch.... 
Oh lawd, have mercy. Woooooo!"

Awaiting his cue.

In disguise, he quietly slips into 
the background of the skit...

...and waits for his moment, 
as Cornelia Guest explains that "the way 
to a man's heart is through his stomach."

"Well, I.... know... bettah!" 
declares Peg Tumbleweeds.

"I know that the way to a man's heart... 
is with Peg's 'Chicken Tumbleweeds.'"

"If none of that floats your boat," 
says a suddenly overheated Deputy Dean, 
"well, I know what floats mine...."

"Papa Dean, right before we went on the stage, 
said, 'I'm going to kiss you at the end.'
And I was like, 'OK, well, I'll just, I'll turn my head, 
and you can get right in there on the cheek....'"

"C'mere, Miss Peggy."

(Apparently Dean envisioned this moment
a bit differently than did Johnny....)

"I'm making out with Tori Spelling's husband... 
and I love it."

"Y'all come back now, ya hear?" 
smiles Miss Peggy.

Team Guy celebrates: "We have a home run!"

Post mortem: "I got dipped," 
Johnny remarks almost accusatorily to Dean.
Almost, but the twinkle in his eye gives him away.

"You got dipped AND kissed," 
Dean states emphatically. 
"You have very nice, soft lips, by the way."

During the judging portion, 
Guy enthuses about the reaction to the skit: 
"Johnny, it's no surprise you stole the show!"

A sly glance at Papa Dean.

Unfortunately, the reviews of the chicken tumbleweeds 
are not as positive: Too dry, and needed more fat. 
But Team Guy wins overall, 
and Johnny is safe for another week!

However, as much fun as all that was, my favorite moment of the show by far was near the beginning:

"I'm ready to dish up the soup..."

" there are my boys: 
my husband and my son..."
(Yes! Do want unexpected Victor! And Tyoma!)

"I'm competing for the Human Rights Campaign,
 which fights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, 
transgender rights."

Yes, including the right to be able to mention that he has a husband without people freaking out that that's not family-friendly (the logic continues to boggle the mind. How is a "husband" NOT "family-friendly" if "families" are supposed to include "husbands"? And/or "wives"?), and the right to someday live in a world where a kiss between two men isn't seen as A Sign Of The End Times And We Are All Doomed OMG Gather The Children (Unless They're Gay).

Or really as anything out of the ordinary at all. Just... a kiss.

Epilogue—Victor's View: 
The Kiss Backstory


Bonus pics!! Basically the only ones I've seen 
out of Johnny's performances for 
Stars on Ice: Japan Tour 2013. Arrrrrrgh.

These two screencaps, of Saturday's finale 
in Osaka, come from this video, which sadly
lacks any footage of actualfax skating by Johnny.

I have seen nothing of his Black Swan performance on Sunday, although it earned rave reviews on Twitter. This tiny sample does not begin to do it justice, but his timeline got overwhelmed with Rachael vs. Guy stuff before I could grab adequate screencaps. This gives you the general idea at least:

He's now back in Tokyo, where he'll be performing this Saturday, Sunday, and Monday with Stars on Ice before heading back home. Ganbatte, Johnny!!

Note: He'll also be on Fuji-TV tomorrow at 2 pm Japan time (midnight tonight New York time. IDK if they have a livestream, but hoping...!).

Bonus video!! In case you just want to watch 
the Victor part over and over.
If the video won't play for you, 
please try this link.

As my state of Illinois considers its own 
marriage-rights bill this month, which, 
if approved, would make us the 10th state 
to enact marriage equality, I so want to 
email this to every person in the state. 

"A Mighty Dream" calendars for 2013, 
in both 12-month and 18-month designs! 
Order yours today! All proceeds donated to 
administered by the lovely Patti Weir.

New episode NEXT SUNDAY! 
January 13, 9 pm EST & PST / 8 pm CST, 
only on Food Network!

Patti has posted a new message 
on Johnny's Comeback Gift Fund website, 
with her thoughts on 2012 
and what lies ahead. 
Please go read it now!

Johnny is performing in 
Stars on Ice: Japan 2013 
in Osaka and Tokyo this month! 
Dates and times listed on his website
So excited for Japanese fans!!

Johnny's a regular columnist now  
for the Falls Church News-Press!
His columns are published every Thursday 
in the "National Commentary
section—don't miss a single one! 

Please alert absolutely everyone you've ever met 
to "like" and follow the new 
on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr
Because he should be on all the things. 
With or without ice. 
But definitely with Viacheslav.

Yep, I'm still promoting this silly poll
in which you can vote at least once a day. 
Please vote for Johnny!!

Need to see Season 2 all over again? 
Watch episodes online anytime on Logo!
Please be sure to check in with GetGlue
anytime you're watching the show... 
or thinking about watching the show.... 
or wishing you were watching the show....

Landing quads and kicking ass!
Read his comeback statement 
on his website!

Yes, YOU can be a part of Johnny's comeback!  
Please visit Johnny's Comeback Gift Fund today 
and chip in as little as $1 via PayPal. 
Our small gifts can help make his dream of competing 
in his third Olympic Games come true!
And now you can leave a message 
of support for Johnny, too!

Please click to vote for Johnny 
once a day as "Best Sportsman"
Because he retweeted Luisa Lotka to tell us 
he wants us to! (Note: With his "58.132" rating, 
he is currently in 1st place in both 
Figure Skating AND across all sports!)

Q and A! Go read it now!

Yes! Johnny's dresses are now available
for purchase only on!

At last: Pop Star On Ice is now available on DVD!
Order yours today from the Pop Star On Ice website!

Johnny tweeted:
"Buy my single,'Dirty Love' via iTunes.
Tell all your friends to as well. The more copies sold
takes me one step closer to making a video! №1!"

You know what to do.
Please buy the song from Johnny's website,
or just click the "Buy" button on the player
at the top of the blog!

Hey, Welcome to My World also is available
as an eBook! More info on Johnny's website!

copyright 2012 / Binky and the Misfit Mimes / Lynn V. Ingogly / all rights reserved

1 comment:

aaaack said...

Thank you, Johnny, for adding a lot of spice to the cooking show. Thank you, Binky, for being the leavening in my day.

Black swan sounds wonderful. Eager for more photo and videos.