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A 4channel.org post claims that Marlon Brando challenged Paul Newman to an egg eating contest at a Hollywood party in 1968. The competition was inspired by a scene in "Cool Hand Luke" in which Newman's character attempted to eat 50 eggs. After the challenge was declined, Brando ate eggs solo, eventually finishing with 51 eggs. The story was from the book "True Hollywood Tales", published in 1997.
Kate Ovens' latest video was inspired by the restaurant scene from the 2004 comedy "White Chicks". Actor Terry Crews, one of the diners in the scene, praised the video. (clip from movie)
Joey Chestnut was the answer to a question in tonight's episode of Who Wants to be a Millionaire? - celebrities
"The Big Eat", a documentary about the 2005 UK qualifier for Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest can be viewed on youtube.

Looper on “Stand by Me” pie eating contest

Looper has a post about filming the pie eating contest in Stand by Me with a focus on the vomiting scene.

Without a doubt, it’s the most special effects-heavy scene in all of Stand By Me — long before CGI became the standard. So how was it done? According to director Rob Reiner and Hogan actor Andy Lindberg in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, it took a bit of trial and error to get the projectile vomit to look right (via Screen Rant). The repulsive-looking stuff was made of large-curd cottage cheese mixed with blueberry pie filling, and that secret formula was kept throughout the process. The real problem came in figuring out how to shoot the “vomit” from the tube taped to the side of Lindberg’s face.

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Beard Meats Food has produced a single and music video titled "Garlic Bread (I Think I am in Love). The song can be purchased from streaming services for 59p with proceeds going to the Stroke Association. The iTunes charts has the single currently in the top 40. update Leeds Live has an article about the song, which has hit the UK iTunes top 10.
The first two seasons of Man v Food can be viewed for free on Pluto TV at https://pluto.tv/on-demand/series/man-v-food

Joey Chestnut on “Scooby Doo and Guess Who?”

Joey Chestnut guest starred on an episode of Scooby Doo and Guess Who titled “The Hot Hot Dog!” that first aired last month. The episode has the description (fandom.com page)

Our mystery-solving gang is in Chicago investigating the haunting of a historic hot dog factory, when they team up with famous competitive eater Joey Chestnut who’s in town for the annual hot dog eating competition.

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Pokemon Champion! The Battle of Big Eaters November 27

The episode of Pokemon Journeys that will debut November 27 on Netflix is titled “Pokémon Champion! The Battle of Big Eaters!!” has the following description: (preview video)

Go and Hoshigarisu have decided to enter the “Big Eater Tournament” in Kuchiba City. There are tough opponents there to contend with, like last tournament’s winner Kabigon and the globetrotting legend of the competitive eating world Burshamo, but Go has a surprising plan for winning. However, the Rocket Gang have been confused for the tournament’s organizers and are working on some sort of nasty plot……

The title was inspired by TV Tokyo’s “Battle of Big Eaters” which featured competitive eating teams from various countries facing off.

update Nov 28 The episode can currently be viewed on youtube with English subtitles.

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"We are the Champions", a series about unconventional competitions produced by Rainn Wilson, can now be viewed on Netflix. One of the episodes is about a pepper eating contest held in Fort Mill, SC in August 2019.
Badlands Booker will appear in Daym Drops' Comic Book "Super Official".
Strongman competitor Eddie Hall will take on a variety of big holiday-themed meals for the upcoming series "Eddie Eats Christmas" for the UK channel Dave TV.
One of the episodes of Netflix' new series "We Are the Champions" will feature a Carolina Reaper pepper eating contest held at For Mill, SC in August 2019.

2021 Guinness Eating Records Page

Here is a picture of the eating records page from the 2021 Guinness Book of Records. Here are the competitive eaters in that roster: (Full Size)
5 records Leah Shutkever
2 Pete Czerwinski, Michelle Lesco, Pat Bertoletti, Kevin “LA Beast” Strahle
1 Kelvin Medina

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The segment from NBC's First Look about Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest that was televised on Sunday morning's episode can be viewed on youtube (segment starts around 16:10). Miki Sudo, Badlands Booker, Nick Wehry and Rich Shea make appearances.
Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest will be featured on the next episode of NBC's First Look, which will be televised at 1 am Sunday morning after Saturday Night Live. Nick Wehry, Miki Sudo and Badlands Booker will appear.
Mary Bowers will compete on tonight's episode of Dodgeball Thunderdome on the Discovery Channel at 9pm Eastern / Pacific.
Leah Shutkever announced that she will have an entire page in the 2021 Guinness Book of World Records.
BestDocumentaryTV has uploaded a short documentary about the 1999 matzoh ball eating contest held at Ben's Deli won by Russell Machover. Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa makes an appearance but does not compete.
The Infographics Show has an animated video about eating 10,000 calories a day for a week.
Epic Games will hold the #FreeFortnite Cup, a virtual apple eating contest, on August 23. The competition was inspired by the video game being locked out of the Apple App Store. The event is expected to award approximately a million dollars in prizes worldwide, which puts to shame the purse for any real-world eating contest. The top prize is an Alienware gaming laptop with a price of $2500.
Wayne Algenio's appearance on the Brooklyn episode of "Eddie Eats America" was televised by The Cooking Channel yesterday and can be streamed online. The episode will be rerun at 10:30pm eastern on September 1.
Guy Sliwinski drew a picture of a Scooby Doo / MLE crossover episode in which Matt Stonie and Joey Chestnut faced off against Shaggy and Scooby in a hot dog eating contest.
In their latest podcast, Fink Beats the Stomach interviews Mike Golic Jr. about covering the 2020 Nathan's hot dog eating contest.

Bite the Bullet video game clip

update Aug 15 Official game home page. Mega Cat Studios posted a twitter thread of all the competitive eater characters, which also include Naader Reda, Nick Wehry and Yasir Salem. Steve Hammond uploaded a video of his gameplay. More reviews: TheGamer | XBoxHub | Screen Rant | MonsterVine. Destructiod is awarding a prize pack including a game worn Crazy Legs Conti jersey.

Lord Shmup posted a clip from the upcoming video game “Bite the Bullet” of Miki Sudo’s characters. Other competitive eaters appearing in the game include Bob Shoudt, Crazy Legs Conti, Jesse Pynnönen, LA Beast and Matt Stonie. update TechRaptor.net has a review of the game with the following description:

The setup is thus: you are a mercenary working for the not-at-all-sinister DarwinCorp, which wants to catalog all the creatures on a now-ruined Earth. Unfortunately, said planet is now infested by a plague of rabid ghouls. Thankfully, you’re equipped with modified biology that allows you to eat literally anything you want, including the stunned, still-alive bodies of your enemies. All this translates to a run-and-gun side-scrolling shooter in which consuming everything in sight is the order of the day. Will Bite the Bullet take its place on the a la carte menu, or is it a recipe for disaster?

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