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Season 2 Episode 16

The Original Pancake House feat. Chad Opitz (Stand-Up Comedian)

In this episode of Fine Dining: The Search for the Most Mediocre Restaurant in America:

Part 1: Stand-up comedian Chad Opitz (recurring guest on Doug Benson's podcast "Doug Loves Movies") not only tolerates, but embraces me this week (literally) as I go to The Original Pancake House in full Shrek make-up with him to make good on the bet I lost last week

○ We cover the history of not just this week's restaurant, but the concept of pancakes in general, going wayyyy back

The Secret Menu minigame category of the week: Breakfast Cinema

○ Chad sells Michael on injera bread from Ethiopia

○ Michael opens up about his first kiss in 6th grade while seeing Shrek in theaters

○ A woman poverty-shames anyone who doesn't give the OPH 5 stars in this week's Yelp from Strangers

Part 2: Comedian and world-class cuddler Chad Opitz is here once again to talk about dining with Shrek (me, having lost a bet) at The Original Pancake House

○ Michael gets a looooot of attention as Shrek and makes some kids' day

○ What's Going On Over There with OPH cooking a baby?

○ The service staff embraced me with open arms

○ Chad orders an entree that isn't in the name of the restaurant

○ Their bacon was incredible

○ The Apple Pancake may be WAY TOO MUCH, but the food offerings here are delicious

○ What we ate: Biscuits & Gravy, Joe's Special, Hot Chocolate, Eggs & Bacon, Corn Pancake, Apple Pancake, & Hash Browns
 

Location: Whittier, CA

Michael's Score:                                   7.16

Chad's Score:                                     7.80

Tchotchke of Mediocrity Score:     7.48

Host: Michael Ornelas

Guest Hosts: Chad Opitz

Shrek Make-Up by: Mattea Ghaffary

Music by: James McEnelly

Theme Song by: Kyle Schieffer

 

Segment Transitions Voice by: Sandy Rose

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VERDICT: Way better than mediocre! Go here, you'll enjoy it

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