Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

Season 4 Episode 15

U.S. Southwest

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Aug 04, 2008 on Travel Channel



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • While filming at Ted Nugent's ranch, Mario Batali (superstar chef and Tony's personal friend) text messaged him to grab some dinner. When Tony replied he was busy with Ted Nugent, Mario's reply, "Of course you are."

    • The "parental advisory" warning that airs after each commercial break features the sound of a speeding car as the words speed along a road at night.

  • Allusions

    • Tony: Out there between bluffs and buttes and mesas and arroyos and canyons. . . What is a butte anyway? What's a butte?. . .There's water, raging whitewater to be exact. And we all know what that means. Ned Beatty, squeal like a pig jokes.

      Tony mentions Ned Beatty and "squeal like a pig" which are both references to a famous scene in the 1972 thriller, Deliverance, which took place on a river and starred Burt Reynolds and Jon Voight. The movie was set in Georgia while Tony is in New Mexico.

    • Tony: I'm in a Dr. Strangelovey kind of a mood. . .

      Tony is referring to the 1964 cult classic about nuclear weapons, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Loving the Bomb.

    • Tony: Not nearly as good as "Debbie Does Durian," but I found the whole operation strangely fascinating.

      "Debbie Does Durian" is a play on the famous porno flick's title, Debbie Does Dallas, from 1978. Durian is an Asian fruit.