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A Standing Ovation for Anthony Bourdain
Published on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 by

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Anthony Bourdain.  You’ve seen him here before.

Remember when I saw him live with my mother?  And even better, the time my co-worker sent me a picture of  Anthony Bourdain holding up a sign WITH MY NAME ON IT?!

You might have already guessed, I kind of like Anthony Bourdain’s work.

Sadly, tonight was the final episode of No Reservations.  I am not here to review it.  I’m not here to comment on all of its amazing content.  Rather, I am here to give a standing ovation to Anthony Bourdain and his entire crew.

Sometimes at the end of a No Reservations, Anthony will share some surprisingly deep thoughts, usually with a bit of a laugh, but always spoken from the heart.

With this in mind, I assumed the last ten minutes would be Tony discussing many profound feelings about this being the final No Reservations.

No.  Not this time.

This time the regular show ran to the last few minutes, with Anthony Bourdain only giving us a few final words at the end.  His advice?

“Open Up Your Mind.  Get off the couch.  Move”

Bravo, Anthony.  BRAVO.

Couch Picture

Epilogue:  Just after I finished writing this post, Ottavia Bourdain tweeted, “That’s a WRAP!  Thanks for watching!  See you on CNN bitches!”

OH HELL YEA!

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  • Ron

    You know, I’ve never watched this show but have heard you talk about it on your blog, so I know it must be good!

    I’ll have to go over to You Tube and see if I can watch the past episodes.

    AWESOME photo of the couch, Katherine!

    Well done, girl. WELL done!

    X

  • Barb

    I’ve never seen the show either… will have to look some up.

  • Bravo, Anthony. INDEED! And I think he will be on CNN!

  • Mel

    I’m not a television watcher–but clearly he’s done something to spark the interest of more than just you.
    I do like his closing words–MOVE!

  • Seems that most of us are out of the loop. I have never seen his show but I have watched a few of his interviews. I love his closing advice.

  • Edgar Allen

    Thanks for posting on the finial episode of No Reservations, Katherine. I missed the show as it aired last night, because I got stuck working a late night in my office at DISH. Thankfully, I have my DISH Hopper DVR set to record any new episodes of No Reservations, and I was able to get caught up this morning. It was kind of bittersweet. I grew up on travelogues from people like Rick Steves. They were rich with history and information, but it felt like traveling with Ned Flanders. I loved No Reservations because it was so real. It was a show about people and their food, and not some stuffy museum tour. I’m looking forward to Anthony’s new shows, but I don’t know if they can ever be as good as this one.

  • Mikewj

    I love Bourdain, mostly because he’s simultaneously sentimental and snarkastic, harsh and appreciative, critical and accepting. I’m glad he’s not disappearing….

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