The Good, The Bad, The Hungry documentary category

Japan Times interviews Takeru Kobayashi

Japan Times has an interview with Takeru Kobayashi about The Good, The Bad, The Hungry. He says that while he is pleased with the film, it did not fully convey his side of his dispute with MLE.

The documentary showed my rivalry with Joey Chestnut, but I had more of a problem with George Shea,” he says. “He used Joey Chestnut to conceal the fact that he had a problem with me. George Shea was employed by Nathan’s, so if you look at the bigger picture, the problem was really between me and Nathan’s. That doesn’t come across in the documentary.

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Kobayashi vs. Joey Chestnut head to head results

Here are the results for Takeru Kobayashi and Joey Chestnut in the 15 contests they competed against each other. Kobayashi had the higher finish in 8 of the competitions.
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Daily Beast interviews Takeru Kobayashi

Daily Beast has an interview with Takeru Kobayashi where he expands on recent critical comments made on twitter about Joey Chestnut:

If you ask me, do I want to compete with him? Mmm, not necessarily. I don’t even want to be in the same room with him. The face he gives you in the movie—he says something different every time, so it’s difficult for me to trust that those are his words, or if they’re George Shea’s scripted words, and where his feelings are coming from. It’s stressful for me to compete against, much less be around, a person who has that kind of personality. So I just choose not to be around him.

and George Shea:

It’s a manipulation game for him. If I always have to wonder what the truth is, or that they’re going to manipulate the truth when I’m taking something so seriously—I can’t be around a human that I can’t trust.

Kobayashi also mentions an upcoming alternative competitive eating league. He will attend a watch party for The Good, The Bad, The Hungry tonight at Rochelle’s in Manhattan.

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ESPNFrontRow.com announces Joey Chestnut will throw the first pitch at tomorrow's New York Mets game while eating a hot dog to promote the debut of The Good, The Bad, The Hungry on Tuesday.

2019 ESPN July 4 schedule

The ESPN schedule for early July is now out. The men’s Nathan’s finals will be televised on ESPN at noon Eastern and rerun at 3PM and 4PM. The women’s finals will be streamed on ESPN3 for the ninth consecutive year. (ESPN2 will be showing First Take during the women’s Nathan’s finals). ESPN3 will also show camera feeds focused on Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo.

The Good, The Bad, The Hungry will be televised on ESPN on July 2 at 8 pm and be rerun at 9:30 pm.

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A BroadwayWorld article about The Good, The Bad, The Hungry trailer closes with broadcast information about the 2019 Nathan's finals. The men's finals will be shown on ESPN2 starting at noon Eastern. For the ninth year in a row, the women's finals will be relegated to ESPN3 streaming starting at 10:50 am.
The 30 for 30 twitter has posted a trailer for the documentary The Good, The Bad, The Hungry about the rivalry between Joey Chestnut and Takeru Kobayashi. The airdate for the film will be July 2 at 8 pm eastern.

Newsday on “The Good, The Bad, The Hungry”

Newsday has an article about the upcoming ESPN competitive eating documentary The Good, The Bad, The Hungry directed by Nicole Lucas Haimes which includes the following quotes from Joey Chestnut about the MLE contract.

“She opened my eyes,” Chestnut, who has won 11 of the past 12 contests, said of Haimes. “Honestly, I’m so competitive that sometimes I don’t understand what other people are going through . . . I realized doing interviews that, ‘Oh my God, I was pretty insensitive to [Kobayashi’s] problems.’

“I had the same problems when I got older. I wanted more freedom, and eventually they gave me the same things he was asking for. So it’s sad that we had to lose years of competing against each other . . . . When he decided to protest his contract, I saw that as a way of not competing, a reason not to compete.

“But later I thought it took some serious guts to step away from the biggest contest of the year, and something you love. He loves it. He loves it as much as I do . . . If we had communicated more we could have helped him to solve his contract issue and continued competing against each other.”

Fink Beats the Stomach’s latest podcast includes a review of the documentary.

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Chelsea Community News has a review of The Good, The Bad, The Hungry.
Kids Access Press Team has a video of interviews done at the red carpet at the premier of The Good, The Bad, The Hungry. When asked about "reversals", Tim Janus said everyone did it after the competition concluded.
AwfulAnnouncing.com reports that the documentary The Good, The Bad, The Hungry will be televised on ESPN or ESPN2 on July 2.
Joey Chestnut did an interview for CBS Local about The Good, The Bad, The Hungry. He is more sympathetic to Takeru Kobayashi's grievances that he has previously been saying (around 7:20) "There are things he was right about. The contract needed to change." He also talks about the Wing Bowl and The Amazing race and announces the ESPN air date for the documentary as July 2.
Joey Chestnut appeared on NY1 this morning to promote the premier of the documentary The Good, The Bad, The Hungry, a film about his rivalry with Takeru Kobyashi, at the Tribeca Film Festival tonight. He also participated in a hot dog eating contest with station staff.
George Shea did an interview on the Hochman & Crowder Show yesterday (starts 14:30) about today's Nathan's qualifier at the Miami Marlins ballpark (Pablo Martinez is the only mentioned competitor). The most intersting part of the interview is about the documentary "The Good, The Bad, The Hungry", premiering at the Tribeca Films Festival Friday, which the MLE commissioner says portrays him as a villain.
The Good, The Bad, The Hungry will be shown at the Independent Film Festival Boston on April 27.
The Good, The Bad, The Hungry, an ESPN documentary about the rivalry between Joey Chestnut and Takeru Kobayashi will debut at the Tribeca / ESPN Sports Film Festival Gala in New York City on April 26. Tickets will go on sale March 26.
Journalist Gersh Kuntzman announced he was interviewed for an upcoming ESPN documentary about competitive eating, which will include Takeru Kobayashi.