I love poking fun at myself. I have a rather mean sense of humor.
I had kicked around the idea for Good Eats when I was directing commercials.
Although I don't take myself very seriously, I do take my work extraordinarily seriously.
The problem is I am both a procrastinator and a power junkie, so I am very frustrating to work with.
My feeling has always been that 'Good Eats' would have never happened had it been left to a committee.
Enough people have now mentioned Bill Nye the Science Guy to me that I now desperately avoid it all costs.
Take ice. Ice is fascinating to me. Ice is the one thing in our world that went from an agricultural product to being manufactured.
A lot of food shows need only to tempt. Some food shows only need to inspire, to empower. And there are a lot of shows that do that.
Recipe writers hate to write about heat. They despise it. Because there aren't proper words for communicating what should be done with it.
I like television. I still believe that television is the most powerful form of communication on Earth - I just hate what is being done with it.