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Women Call Bullshit on Dodge's "Man's Last Stand" Commercial, and Falling in Love with Marcela Valladolid, in "TV Dinner"

Looking for the latest in tasty television? Need to know the need-to-watch episodes of your favorite foodie shows? Chow Bella is here to help with reviews of the delectable and dreadful along with a handy, must-see schedule so you won't miss a thing.

Wow, men sure have it tough with us masculinity-snatching bitches depriving them of their every whim. Who knew the simple answer to this so-called inequality they experience daily would be a new car? That's what Man's Last Stand, the Dodge Charger Super Bowl commercial, would have folks believe. Thankfully, one femi-rebel has called bullshit on this patriarchal propaganda with a spoof on Dodge's ad. The parody's as sad as it is funny.

This weekend's TV roundup and this week's must-see food show listings after the jump.

Reviews and Previews:

Marcela Valladolid's Mexican Made Easy continues to capture hearts and tummies. On Saturday, Marcela generously showed viewers how to make her grandfather's borracha (drunken) salsa using orange juice as the secret ingredient and sharing childhood stories of how her abuelo wooed her abuela. Answer: his tequila flambe. Check out this recipe and more at the Mexican Made Easy website.

This week, be sure to check out Richard Simmons donning his trademark attire of candy-striped shorts and crystal-decorated tank top as he helps Dr. Oz celebrate his 100th episode. Flamboyancy guaranteed.

Monday (February 15) Martha Stewart Show: "White House Recipes." A Presidents' Day celebration includes recipes for turkey lasagna and orange yogurt cake with baked apples with White House executive chef Cristeta Comerford and pastry chef Bill Yosses. 11 a.m., Channel 15, ABC

Ultimate Cake Off: "The Nutcracker Sweet." Elaborate cakes are constructed for an annual performance of "The Nutcracker" by the Long Beach Ballet. 11 p.m., TLC

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives: "And the Kicker Is..." Stops include a burger joint in Columbia, South Carolina, where handmade patties are topped with fried-green tomatoes; a Buffalo diner known for its fresh baked bread; and an eatery in Berkeley, California that puts its own spin on scrapple. 11 p.m., Food Network

Tuesday (February 16)

Martha Stewart Show: "Chefs Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert." Chefs Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert share a recipe for coq au vin. 11 a.m., Channel 15, ABC

(*Episode Special!) Dr. Oz Show: "The Oz 100: 100 People Who've Lost 100 Pounds Each! Oz 100th Episode Special." Richard Simmons helps celebrate Dr. Oz's 100th episode along with 100 audience members who have each lost at least 100 pounds. Also: Dr. Oz shares 100 weight-loss tips. 8 p.m., Channel 3, KTVK

Chopped: "Raw Enthusiasm." The chefs must use raw oysters in their appetizers; a rare fruit in the entrées; and miso in their desserts. 11 p.m., Food Network

Tastiest Places to Chowdown: "Steak." The country's best steak houses are spotlighted. 11:30 p.m., Travel Channel

Wednesday (February 17)

Throwdown with Bobby Flay: "Burritos." A burrito battle against the owners of Papillote Mexican Grill in San Francisco. 11 p.m., Food Network

Thursday (February 18)

Early Show: Author Kym Douglas of "The Beauty Cookbook". 7 a.m., Channel 5, CBS

Food Tech: "Southern Fried." Southern fried foods are examined. Included: catfish in Alabama and alligator in Louisiana. Also: segments on rice, cottonseed oil, Tabasco sauce, and peach cobbler. 10 p.m., History Channel

Friday (February 19)

The Best Thing I Ever Ate: "Crunchy." Crunchy foods are the focus, including onion rings, corn fritters and caramel corn. Remarks by: Duff Goldman, Claire Robinson and Brian Boitano. 11 p.m., Food Network

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