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WATCH: Eddie Huang Goes To Detroit, Gets Yelled at for Pissing on Local Businesses

Did locals ever yell at the No Reservations crew for Anthony Bourdain’s foul language, or were those scenes left on a cutting room floor to shield us from the squareness of a particular region? Because the owner of Detroit’s Big Baby Burgers was none-too-thrilled with Eddie Huang’s vernacular and a barber shop owner seemed to take issue with him relieving himself on a lamp post outside his place of business. (Which like, could we not offer a restroom inside the barbershop for the crew’s use…?)

Aside from Detroit being filled with “parents,” Eddie and rapper Danny Brown managed to turn over a few stones in the bankrupt city and discover why it, in particular, is such fertile ground for innovators. (“Innovators,” for the record = “skate park builders” and “ratchet abandoned warehouse party throwers.”) (Speaking of, Fresh Off the Boat drinking game alert: do a shot every time someone says the word “ratchet” in Detroit, Part One, available in its entirety below.)

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3 thoughts on “WATCH: Eddie Huang Goes To Detroit, Gets Yelled at for Pissing on Local Businesses

  1. 1. Mariella Mosthof wrote “Did locals ever yell at the No Reservations crew for Anthony Bourdain’s foul language”

    You are equating Anthony Bourdain’s use of profanity with Eddie Huang’s? Read Kitchen Confidential and then Fresh off the Boat and tell me who uses the most profanity.

    Notice the shop owner said he was using profanity “every other word”. That is Anthony Bourdain?

    Or are you trying to say people treated Eddie Huang differently than Anthony Bourdain? What would be the reason?

    Eddie Huang’s use of profanity is for affect, like everything else Eddie Huang. Nothing more than Eddie’s way to try and get street cred.

    2. Why does Eddie Huang use a different cadence, pronunciation, and vocabulary in this episode of Fresh Off The Boat (Who is the FOB? Not Eddie Huang) than he did on the last episode of Top Chef?

    3. You ever wonder why the inner cities in the U.S. are full of garbage and litter on the street. See 5:55. That is funny?

    4. “a barber shop owner seemed to take issue with him relieving himself on a lamp post outside his place of business. (Which like, could we not offer a restroom inside the barbershop for the crew’s use…?)”

    Eddie Huang was in the barbershop watching his friend get a haircut. Do you think they really refused him use of the bathroom? Do you have evidence otherwise? There certainly wasn’t in the video posted.

    Why wouldn’t a business owner object to a jackass using the front of their business for a bathroom?

  2. Eddie Huang: “..I wanted to see the wreckage that capitalism leaves behind. ”

    What a hypocrite. He is the perfect example of what U.S. free market capitalism creates. His parents immigrated to the U.S.. They worked hard, owned a series of restaurants. Eddie’s father gave him a Mercedes Benz as a gift in high school (So ignore all of his faux inner city/hip hop affectations. He is suburban upper class). He graduated from law school, and yet he chooses to condemn that which provided him an abundance of opportunity.

    He is the American dream. He created a new fake persona, and has no particular talent other than some hustle and self promotion and has succeeded. I will give him credit for that.

  3. Eddie Huang conducts himself in a disgusting manner, using what he believes are low working class traits with the goal of creating a character with no sense of decency. Is this really the same Eddie that was raised in an upper middle class home? Doubtful, as it seems to be a concocted cartoon which likes to misbehave for the purpose of shocking.

    His ridiculous take on the Capitalist system is simply hypocritical as he came from a well to do home, became a lawyer in a respected firm and stumbled into cooking by being the bad boy. However Eddie’s badboy is far more extreme and disrespectful than any of the current badboys could ever compete.

    The act of peeing on the front of someone’s store front is not merely an act of grotesque behavior, but it also is screaming a very loud “F You” to all who are in the area. Is there any reason a more respectful way to handle his bodily functions at the Barber shop? I’m quite sure that there is a toilet in the back of that shop and all that was needed was to ask.

    I give up, if THIS is what the current foodie wants in entertainment or food, things have changed far more than I could ever imagine. Thank you but I prefer chefs who have something intelligent to say and whom pee in the bathroom. Disgusting!

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