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What is up with the PEPPERS?

In any TV show/ movie scene that takes place in a kitchen, there’s a huge pile of red (and yellow, and sometimes green) peppers. Characters stand there chopping a gigantic pile of peppers as they engage in dialogue or wait to be murdered or whatever. What, in the name of all that is holy, does anyone make with a shitload of peppers? Do you guys all cook up huge masses of peppers every night? Am I missing out on some quintessential aspect of American Life? WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO MAKE WITH THOSE PEPPERS?

Sometimes it’s celery. That’s even harder to fathom.


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  1. They’re making piperade! (aka Chakchouka, and many other things). Very tasty:

    March 26, 2014
  2. Oh, Bunny, (siiiigh), it is called healthy eating. :-p
    But really, what do you expect them to chop? Meat? HA! Unless it is a comedy about a clueless anorexic who wants to cook a turkey for christmas, no, there will be no meat involved. So, veggies are what says Health awareness, Environmentally concerned (they are obviously organic), and Highly relatable factor for those living on middle class income. Tomatoes are too juicy, and who wants to deal with tomato-stained clothes by take 43? Cucumbers are not that often used in cooking, plus, they’re too phalic, so not PG rated. Onions – too tragic. Garlic – too small. Salad – controversial, some chop the salad, others shred it, let’s avoid debate. Aubergines – too purple, not to mention big, and dangerous to handle by obviously non-cooking actresses. Zuchinni – too zuchinni. What is there left?! Peppers. Crunchy, used in both cooking on stove, oven and salads, healthy, less messy of all veggies, not much cleaning/peeling/deseeding involved, nicely coloured. The most obvious choice. The celery is for the East Coast public.
    So there. Now you know. You’re welcome. 🙂

    March 26, 2014
    • OMG I want it to be aubergines. In all my movies it will be.

      March 26, 2014
      • You’re unusual, Bunny. But now we know how to recognise your movies.

        March 27, 2014
      • Please let them be shaped like Hitchcock.

        March 29, 2014
    • SRB #

      TOO TRAGIC. Oh, onion… Why you cry?

      March 26, 2014
    • Carrots! What about the carrots? I use them way more than I use peppers…

      March 26, 2014
      • Too cucumberishly phalic as well.

        March 27, 2014
  3. SRB #

    I am allergic to celery. Now you know

    March 26, 2014
  4. Fajitas. They could be making fajitas. Or maybe ratatouille.

    March 27, 2014
  5. Carrots might be dangerous, yo. The knife could slip! Do you know what their LIABILITY could be? (Answer: Too many lawyers.)

    March 27, 2014
  6. I’m having a pepper-based smoothie right now.

    March 27, 2014
  7. If you buy lots of peppers, maybe your life will be more like on those TV shows?
    (Caveat: maybe cross-check first if that character really seems happy)

    March 27, 2014
  8. I keep a shit ton of peppers around just in case someone comes over and I need to look domestic.

    March 27, 2014
  9. I think Mina nailed it.
    I just want to add something about the pepper’s light reflecting waxiness and how that might be good for television.
    Also, we know people who named their kid pepper. Not judging, just sharing.

    March 29, 2014

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