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Simpsons Treehouse of Horror XXIX, which opens with Homer taking on Cthulu in an oyster eating contest (for "The World Series of Gluttony") can be viewed in full online.

2006 Krystal Qualifier circuit

The 2006 Krystal Square Off will be rerun on ESPN2 at noon Eastern. Here is how the field for that event was selected:

2006 Qualifier Winners

2006 Aug 27 1st 62 8 min Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas Krystal Square Off qualifier Chattanooga, TN
2006 Sep 4 1st 52 8 min Joey “Jaws” Chestnut Krystal Square Off qualifier Jacksonville, FL
2006 Sep 10 1st 52 8 min Bob “The Notorious B.O.B.” Shoudt Krystal Square Off qualifier Nashville, TN
2006 Sep 17 1st 48 8 min Pat “Deep Dish” Bertoletti Krystal Square Off qualifier Knoxville, TN
2006 Sep 24 1st 53 8 min Chip “The Phenom” Simpson Krystal Square Off qualifier Atlanta, GA
2006 Oct 1 1st 53 8 min Tim “Eater X” Janus Krystal Square Off qualifier Memphis, TN
2006 Oct 8 1st 37 8 min Dale “Mouth of the South” Boone Krystal Square Off qualifier Perry, GA
2006 Oct 15 1st 38 8 min Crazy Legs Conti Krystal Square Off qualifier Jackson, MS

Defending champion bye: Takeru Kobayashi
Wild cards (4): 1) Rich LeFevre 51 2) Seaver Miller 41 3) Justin Mih, 36 4) Arturo Rios, 36

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ESPN2 announced it will rerun the 2006 Krystal Square Off finals at noon Eastern Sunday followed at 1pm by the 2006 Johnsonville Brat Eating World Championship held at Sheboygan, WI's Brat Days festival. The programs are part of ESPN8: The Ocho, an entire day devoted to non-traditional fields of competition.
Hot Ones: The Game Show, in which competitors eat spicy items and answer trivia questions, debuted on TruTV last night. The premier episode can be viewed online.
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Joey Chestnut, Adrian Morgan and Mike Golic Jr. faced off in a beignet eating contest in New Orleans MCed by Katie Nolan of ESPN to promote tonight's college football championship game.

“King of Gluttony” 2020 video

Youtube currently has the full program of TV Tokyo’s “King of Gluttony” program in which Miki Sudo, Darron Breeden, Max Suzuki, Angela Sato, Hatsuyo Sugawara and others competed. (I will not post any spoilers until later today). Update Results of the final round are in the comments. Takeru Kobayashi and Nobuyuki Shirota appear as commentators, but do not compete.

update Jan 16 Miki Sudo has posted some Instagram galleries: Part 1 | Part 2

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Miki Sudo, Darron Breeden, Max Suzuki, Angela Sato and Takeru Kobayashi appear in a promo video for "King of Gluttony" that will be televised on TV Tokyo on January 12. Kobayashi is not shown eating, so he may not be a competitor. Screen captures:
Miki Sudo appears in a picture promoting the "King of Gluttony" program that will be televised on TV Tokyo on January 12. Darron Breeden (in the back row) might be another competitor. Japanese entrants include Max Suzuki, Angela Sato and Hatsuyo Sugawara. (link to picture) update Miki Sudo confirms she will appear.
"“El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer", a 1997 episode of the Simpsons in which a Homer's spicy chili challenge induces hallucinations, is #7 in Time Magazine's list of the top 10 episodes of the animated series.
The latest Fink Beats the Stomach episode has an interview with Oliver Brooks, the stage master for the Nathan's finals.
EOnline.com has a video of three humans facing a bear in an eating contest from the debut episode of Man vs. Bear Tha will be televised December 4 on the Discovery channel. In 2003, Takeru Kobayashi had a hot dog eating competition against a bear in Fox's Man vs. Beast
Kevin "LA Beast" Strahle ate 14 cannolis to win today's eating contest at SopranosCon in Seacaucus, NJ.
Takeru Kobyashi attempted the challenge at Pho 87 in Las Vegas on Tuesday's episode of the Japanese television program SixTONES. (Kobayashi segments start at 1:25 and 1:34). This might be his first eating challenge or contest on Japanese TV since the 2002 Food Battle Club.
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Youtube has an Alka Seltzer commercial set at a pie eating contest recorded at Yankee Stadium in the 1960s. (I am not aware of any actual eating contests being held at Yankee Stadium.)
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Gage Talent has a casting call for a restaurant commerical with a rib eating contest to be filmed in Birmingham, AL later this month. The listed compensation is: 600 Session Fee, $3,100 Usage Fee x 3 years. $75 Fitting Fee. Plus $200 travel, pre-paid hotel, per diem.
Adam Amin of ESPN is the guest on the latest episode of the Fink Beats the Stomach podcast.
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Yesterday, Adam "Beard Meats Food" Moran and original Man v Food host Adam Richman feuded on twitter after a head to head matchup was proposed.
George Chiger and Julie Goldberg competed in a Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest on Fox & Friends this morning in observance of National Hot Dog Day.
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