Julie & Julia & Ellis

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Recently unearthed footage from the pilot of The French Chef from WGBH in Boston, featuring political reporter -- and current Riverfront Times managing editor -- Ellis Conklin in the role that Julia Child would make famous. Test audiences reacted poorly to the then-127-year-old Conklin, who refused to pick up any of the food he dropped while cooking and continually berated the audience for the lack of good chicken teriyaki options.

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