Mike Missanelli to launch a cooking show… 2 months after I started mine
Man, this one hurts. 97.5 The Fanatic host and fellow paisan Mike Missanelli has announced a new cooking show, which will launch with a live virtual event on Jan. 18. You can read more about the logistics and whatnot from Crossing Broad; they’ve had the radio landscape on lock from the jump.
Under any other circumstances, I’d be happy for him. But, unfortunately, he has become my direct competitor and mortal enemy by entering the cooking show market. In fact, I have reason to believe MikeMiss: The Every Day Cook is merely a copy of my own wildly successful program.
I’m talking about the hit media sensation Cooking Papa, of course.
Cooking Papa was an instant hit, garnering thousands of views across all platforms as I crafted meatballs and gravy for a live audience. Hell, even my friends over at Fox Sports The Gambler saw it, and we’ve talked about it during my time on-air.
I’m not saying this to brag. The show is still very much in its infancy. I’m merely saying it as a way of pointing out this isn’t some no-name show nobody’s ever heard of before. The people know and love Cooking Papa, so it’s not inconceivable Missanelli has seen it too.
Am I sitting here flat-out accusing one of the most successful radio hosts in the history of Philadelphia of stealing my cooking show idea after seeing it while in the studio? You bet your ass I am.
Could it be a case of parallel thought? Sure. Could he be so successful he has no time for an idiot on the internet like me? Absolutely! However, I’ve seen him engage time and time again with people far dumber than I, so him seeing an engaging, hilarious, successful, sports-related cooking show with a charismatic host and saying, “Hey, I should do that too!” is not off the table.
Plus, you can’t deny the timeline lines up well. How long does it really take for someone to start a cooking show? It took me half an hour to think of the name, set it up, and start streaming. For a seasoned pro like Missanelli, two months is a decent amount of time to set up a show and do it right.
Granted, I have no proof Missanelli stole my show… or do I??
A-HA! Caught in 4k Mikey Miss.
Hey, I can’t even be mad. I’ve been a Missanelli guy pretty much all my life (I know how unpopular that is). It’s flattering that one of my biggest inspirations decided to steal my brainchild and make it his own.
Honestly, I would’ve been cool with it if he shot me a DM letting me know he was doing it. I definitely would have accepted an invitation to come on his show and extended one in return.
I’d love to chop it up with Missanelli while crushing San Marzano tomatoes and grate Locatelli. It’s been a lifelong dream! But, instead, here we are with some good old Internet Beef.
I’d prefer beef, pork, and veal mixture, as I’m sure my man Mikey Miss would too. Unfortunately, however, we’ve been left with no choice. I may even have to send a Jalen Hurts-style letter.
Hopefully, Missanelli and I can come to an amicable agreement. Otherwise, it’s time to square up, cugine.
I might have to go from Cooking Papa to Whooping Papa.
If you can’t find humor in this you’re a lost soul.
Mandatory Credit: Truth seekers everywhere