Back in the summertime, when the kids were out of school, we got in the habit of sitting around after lunch having ridiculous conversations. One day, the topic turned to celebrities and cooking. Do many celebrities cook for themselves or do they have their meals prepared for them, we wondered.
Of course, this turned into a game. We spent at least an hour listing different celebs and pondering what they might like to cook. Does Jack Nicholson ever make his own BLT for lunch? Does he even eat BLTs? He seems more like a steak guy to me. What about Tom Hanks? Does he ever spend a Saturday afternoon flipping burgers in his backyard? He's a family man, seems like a good dad, I wouldn't be surprised if he's got some grilling skills.
When Morgan Freeman's name came up, we all drew a blank. We're big Morgan Freeman fans around here, but I really don't know much about him personally. What sort of food would he cook? That's when, out of blue, I blurted out "Taco Pizza!" Why do I think he would make taco pizza? I have no idea, but the thought of him having a few celeb friends over for some homemade taco pizzas absolutely cracks me up. Maybe he even brings them along to the set when he's filming a movie.
While I find this game endlessly entertaining, one of my favorite celeb games is one my son and I play. We love to take television shows and movies and replace a character with Anthony Bourdain. Doesn't sound like much fun? I beg to differ! Imagine an episode of The Brady Bunch with Anthony Bourdain playing Mr. Brady. If that isn't funny enough, imagine him playing a male version of Alice. Can you see him packing lunches for the Brady kids? What about Gilligan's Island? Just think of him in the role of the Skipper. How many bleeps would you hear during a conversation with Gilligan? For some bonus fun, we could give him Morgan Freeman's role in Driving Miss Daisy. Ponder that for a moment!
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