Two different national television shows involving competitions featured Wichitans on Sunday night, and in both cases, the Wichita residents came in second.
One was “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” which included a clip submitted by Megan Metcalf featuring her then-1-year-old daughter, Mylee. In the clip, Mylee is crying, and a pacifier painted with two giant buck teeth quivers uncontrollably in her mouth.
Sunday night’s show included an appearance by the family, including 3-year-old Wyatt and dad Nick. The family’s video took second place after audience voting, earning the family a $3,000 prize. The first-place video featured a baby sitter who thought she had a coffee break but found out otherwise.
Mylee, now 2, wasn’t wild about seeing herself on television during a small viewing attended by family and a few friends.
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“She got really shy and put her head in the couch and then put her head in Nick’s lap,” Megan Metcalf said.
Later Sunday, local chef Jason Febres – who owns Taste & See at 255 N. Washington in Old Town – appeared as one of four contestants on Food Network’s “Cutthroat Kitchen.” The show, hosted by famous food personality Alton Brown, offers the competitors the chance to sabotage each other as they’re cooking.
Febres made it to the final round, where he and a competitor had to make banana splits. But Febres’ bananas were pulverized, and he had to make ice cream in a hand-held ice cream ball shaker.
This was the third time Febres has appeared on a nationally televised food show. Last year , he was a kitchen coach on an episode of Spike TV’s “Bar Rescue.” Then, in December, he was on “Guy’s Grocery Games,” hosted by food celeb Guy Fieri.