Whenever I get my paperwork for a flight, I check for familiar names in first class. Mostly because I need to mentally prepare myself not to completely spaz out when someone famous comes on board and would like to live two hours of a normal and unbothered life. I totally respect that.
"Robert Flay?" I thought aloud.
I'll be honest, I don't even watch very much Food Network. Because I don't have cable. When I do watch it, it's usually if I'm on an exercise machine. Watching that channel lasts about five minutes because watching cooking shows while I'm trying not to think of cheeseburgers seems like cruel and unusual punishment.
So sure enough, it was Bobby.
Let me take a moment of remembrance for how nervous I was to serve a gross airplane meal to a renowned chef.
IMAGINE my surprise when the next guy walked on.
I'm sad to admit that I could not remember his name. But I immediately texted my friends and said,
"BERNARD FROM THE SANTA CLAUSE IS ON MY FLIGHT RIGHT NOW."
Bobby Flay was a bit of an afterthought to me at that point.
I have grown up with this guy!
He stepped in as Elf mentor and magic snow globe provider for Charlie!
He was creepy child star Barry Corman when Michael J Fox and Cindy Lauper and Nathan Lane were running a talent agency (if anyone else has seen and loved this movie - SPEAK NOW)
He wooed Wednesday Addams while their summer camp went up in flames!
He was best friends with JGL and took Kat's quirky emo best friend to prom!
And finally, DOES ANYONE REMEMBER WHEN HE WAS CRAZY AND STABBED LUCY AND DR. CARTER RIGHT AFTER THEY REALIZED THEY LOVED EACH OTHER AND THEN SHE DIED?
Okay, end pop culture rant. Just know that he is the nicest fellow ever.