Anthony Bourdain lends his culinary expertise to Nickelodeon’s ‘Sanjay and Craig’ as famous TV food dude, Anthony Gourmand, in an episode slated to air in 2015.
In the episode, Craig has a new obsession: Anthony Gourmand, rad host of the TV series "Foodventurer." When Sanjay and Craig discover him at the Frycade, Gourmand reveals he's seeking the "ultimate" food. The dudes are convinced he'll find it in Lundgren, so the trio dine on all the local delicacies: Hector's Grandma's armpit tamales, Munchie's lollipops, Farmer Larry's famous falcon butter and Noodman's jam, but Gourmand deems all of it "not ultimate.” During a heated rant, Gourmand puts the pieces together, and discovers that the elusive “ultimate” food he is chasing is actually Craig. The exotic gourmet rushes back to the Frycade with Craig in hand to tape the TV finale featuring him eating Craig so it’s up to Sanjay to pull off the ultimate rescue to save his best bed from Gourmand's boiling pot.
“On this episode of Sanjay and Craig I play Anthony Gourmand, a character not too different than myself, but more maniacal who arrives with his travel and food show in search of the ultimate food in the little town of Lundgren.” said Bourdain.
Bourdain added, “It’s a little weird seeing my voice coming out of Anthony Gourmand, but my friends have been telling me that I’ve been a cartoon of myself for years, so really I’m kind of used to this.”
Sanjay and Craig follows the misadventures of Sanjay (Maulik Pancholy), an excitable and irreverent 12-year-old boy and his best friend Craig (Chris Hardwick), a smooth-talking snake and master of disguise. The series was created by Jim Dirschberger, Jay Howell and Andreas Trolf, and is executive produced by Chris Viscardi and Will McRobb. New episodes currently debut Saturday’s at 10:30 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.