Somebody Feed Phil

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Somebody Feed Phil
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Genre
Directed byJohn Bedolis
Presented byPhilip Rosenthal
Theme music composerLake Street Dive
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes33 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producerRich Rosenthal
Running time46–63 minutes
Release
Original networkNetflix
Original releaseJanuary 12, 2018 (2018-01-12) –
present (present)

Somebody Feed Phil is an American television travel documentary series presented by Philip Rosenthal that premiered on Netflix on January 12, 2018.[1]

In May 2019, Netflix announced that it had renewed Somebody Feed Phil for a third season,[2] which was released on May 29, 2020. A fourth season, shot back-to-back with the third, was released on October 30, 2020.[3] The fifth season was released on May 25, 2022. The show was also renewed for a sixth season, which was filmed back-to-back with season 5.[4] In January 2023, the show was renewed for a seventh season.[5]

Overview[edit]

Each episode follows Rosenthal touring the cuisine of the episode's featured city, and spotlights charities and non-profit organizations that operate in the region.[6] The show is a spiritual successor to Rosenthal's previous show on PBS, I'll Have What Phil's Having.[7] When Rosenthal moved the program from PBS to Netflix, a theme song recorded by the band Lake Street Dive was added to the opening.[8] Phil's brother Rich Rosenthal serves as executive producer and showrunner of the series, and sometimes appears on camera to sample food at Phil's urging.[6]

Near the end of each episode during the first two seasons, Rosenthal makes a video call to his parents, Max and Helen, relating to them his culinary discoveries.[9] After Helen's death in 2019, Max continued to appear in the segment for the next two seasons until his death in 2021. In the fifth season, Rosenthal would call a different guest each episode, which included his son Ben, Everybody Loves Raymond stars Ray Romano and Brad Garrett, Gilbert Gottfried, Judy Gold, and Paul Reiser, to continue the tradition.[4] Viewers have enjoyed the segment.[9][4]

A companion cookbook to the series, Somebody Feed Phil: The Book, was released in October 2022.[4]

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
16January 12, 2018 (2018-01-12)
26July 6, 2018 (2018-07-06)
35May 29, 2020 (2020-05-29)
45October 30, 2020 (2020-10-30)
55May 25, 2022 (2022-05-25)
66October 18, 2022 (2022-10-18)

Season 1 (2018)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal release date
11"Bangkok"January 12, 2018 (2018-01-12)
Phil tours a floating market by boat, samples the world's best street food in Chinatown and takes on a 25-course tasting menu with a futuristic twist.
22"Saigon"January 12, 2018 (2018-01-12)
A tasty trip to Saigon kicks off with pho and banh mi. Phil gets up at dawn to harvest lotus stems and learns how real Vietnamese coffee is made.
33"Tel Aviv"January 12, 2018 (2018-01-12)
In vibrant Tel Aviv, Phil reconnects with old friends over shakshuka, visits a synagogue-themed hummus shop and meets "the princess of soup."
44"Lisbon"January 12, 2018 (2018-01-12)
Phil savors Lisbon's famed pasteis de nata tarts, tours the city in a motorcycle sidecar and dines with a chef at his Michelin-starred restaurant.
55"New Orleans"January 12, 2018 (2018-01-12)
Phil learns how to eat crawfish, goes hog-wild at a butcher shop and meets up with friends for a Monday night tradition: red beans and rice.
66"Mexico City"January 12, 2018 (2018-01-12)
After a mezcal-soaked meal, Phil tries his hand at tortilla making and introduces a stranger to the wonders of tacos al pastor

Season 2 (2018)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal release date
71"Venice"July 6, 2018 (2018-07-06)
In Italy, Phil devours a sublime pork chop, pilots a gondola, dines with a famous chef, and marvels over gelato, aged cheese and balsamic vinegar.
82"Dublin"July 6, 2018 (2018-07-06)
With wife Monica along to trace her Irish roots, Phil feasts on boxty and seaweed, warily plays beekeeper, and learns how to pour and drink Guinness.
93"Buenos Aires"July 6, 2018 (2018-07-06)
Argentina delights Phil as he swoons over dulce de leche delicacies, wild boar choripán and divine cuts of beef. Bonus: He tangos and rides a horse.
104"Copenhagen"July 6, 2018 (2018-07-06)
Phil relishes new interpretations of Nordic classics such as smørrebrød and frikadeller before joining his family for fun and games at Tivoli Gardens.
115"Cape Town"July 6, 2018 (2018-07-06)
Phil gamely tries ostrich and antelope, eats with Nelson Mandela's grandson, tucks into BBQ and a family meal, and taste-tests coffee and flowers.
126"New York City"July 6, 2018 (2018-07-06)
Steak. Pizza. Hot dogs. Egg creams. Fall in love with Phil's New York as he noshes with friends Al Roker, Judy Gold, Elaine May and Tracy Morgan.

Season 3 (2020)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal release date
131"Marrakesh"May 29, 2020 (2020-05-29)
The warmest of welcomes greets Phil in Morocco, where he savors lamb, gets a pop quiz on spices and commits a couscous faux pas over a family dinner.
142"Chicago"May 29, 2020 (2020-05-29)
With daughter Lily in tow, Phil gives his arteries a workout by devouring deep-fried hot dogs, delicious pie and, of course, deep-dish pizza.
153"London"May 29, 2020 (2020-05-29)
Breaking bread with friends old and new, Phil indulges in gustatory delights ranging from a simple meal of fish and chips to a posh venison nosh.
164"Seoul"May 29, 2020 (2020-05-29)
A fan of the Korean food in LA, Phil eagerly heads to the source to try tteokbokki, feast on crab and gobble fried chicken with K-pop star Eric Nam.
175"Montréal"May 29, 2020 (2020-05-29)
Phil experiences the diverse city by munching on mind-blowing bagels and chicken, dining with a cheeky chef and pigging out on a wildly decadent meal.

Season 4 (2020)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal release date
181"Rio de Janeiro"October 30, 2020 (2020-10-30)
Phil feels the beat — and heat — while dancing at Carnival, sampling fruit and feijoada, sipping potent caipirinhas and pigging out at a churrascaria.
192"San Francisco"October 30, 2020 (2020-10-30)
In one of his favorite cities, Phil savors chocolate croissants, queasily sails the bay and visits with culinary icons Alice Waters and Thomas Keller.
203"Singapore"October 30, 2020 (2020-10-30)
Mouthwatering fare from the hawker markets delights Phil, who also digs into a to-die-for Peranakan meal and admires the area's stunning architecture.
214"The Mississippi Delta"October 30, 2020 (2020-10-30)
Phil soaks up the Southern scenery — and plenty of barbecue sauce — as he munches on ribs, fried lobster, hot tamales, alligator and a slab of steak.
225"Hawaii"October 30, 2020 (2020-10-30)
Exploring the aloha spirit on the beaches and beyond, Phil enjoys poke, shave ice, huli huli chicken, poi and — gasp — even a few outdoor adventures.

Season 5 (2022)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal release date
231"Oaxaca"May 25, 2022 (2022-05-25)
Phil enjoys mole, memelas, mezcal, and a worm salad on a visit to the vibrant food capital, where he also shares chicharrones with actor Jimmi Simpson.
242"Maine"May 25, 2022 (2022-05-25)
Phil's two main reasons for loving this destination? Lobster and family. He feasts on butter-drenched lobster rolls before visiting his cousins' farm.
253"Helsinki"May 25, 2022 (2022-05-25)
Phil finds a warm welcome in Finland as he eats a tasty meal in a sauna, goes fishing and tries muikku, reindeer, vorschmack, and coffee with cheese.
264"Portland"May 25, 2022 (2022-05-25)
Phil digs into the ecletic fare from the Pacific Northwest city's bustling food truck scene and gets salty with Top Chef favorite Shota Nakajima.
275"Madrid"May 25, 2022 (2022-05-25)
Tortillas, tapas, heaps of jamón and a side trip to picturesque Toledo are among the highlights from Phil's memorable first visit to Madrid.

Season 6 (2022)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal release date
281"Philadelphia"October 18, 2022 (2022-10-18)
The City of Brotherly Love opens its arms to Phil as he digs into iconic sandwiches, breaks bread with pal Patton Oswalt and samples new Philly classics.
292"Croatia"October 18, 2022 (2022-10-18)
Phil island-hops in Croatia, where he dons a snorkel and has a run-in with sea urchins, feasts on fresh seafood and enjoys a happy dance-inducing gelato.
303"Austin"October 18, 2022 (2022-10-18)
Barbecue is an art in Austin — and Phil's happy to taste new variations. He also noshes with the Taco Mafia and takes a spin in a Formula One race car.
314"Santiago"October 18, 2022 (2022-10-18)
Against the backdrop of the Andes, Phil goes on a sánguche crawl in Santiago, Chile, where a sandwich is elevated to a fork-and-knife experience.
325"Nashville"October 18, 2022 (2022-10-18)
Phil eats to the Nashville beat as he discovers red-eye gravy, challenges son Ben to a spicy chicken-eating contest and visits with famous local legends.
336"Tribute to Helen and Max"October 18, 2022 (2022-10-18)
Phil pays homage to his beloved parents, Helen and Max, whose warm humor brightened the show and inspired him as the creator of Everybody Loves Raymond.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Watch the trailer for Netflix's new food travel 'Somebody Feed Phil'". EW.com. Archived from the original on 2019-06-27. Retrieved 2019-06-27.
  2. ^ Morabito, Greg (2019-05-20). "Netflix Orders Up More Seasons of 'Somebody Feed Phil' and 'Chef's Table'". Eater. Archived from the original on 2019-06-27. Retrieved 2019-06-27.
  3. ^ Maas, Jennifer (May 29, 2020). "Hungry for More 'Somebody Feed Phil'? Phil Rosenthal Says Season 4 Will Debut in 'Fall or the Winter'". thewrap.com. Archived from the original on June 7, 2020. Retrieved June 7, 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d Maas, Jennifer (2020-05-25). "Phil Rosenthal on 'Somebody Feed Phil' Season 5's 'A Joke for Max,' New Cookbook and Tribute Episode to His Parents". Variety. Retrieved 2022-05-29.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 27, 2023). "Somebody Feed Phil Renewed For Season 7 By Netflix". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 27, 2023.
  6. ^ a b Neale, April (2020-12-20). "Somebody Feed Phil exclusive: Rich Rosenthal on Phil's feed the people mission and possible Season 5 on Netflix". Monsters and Critics. Retrieved 2022-05-29.
  7. ^ Morabito, Greg (2018-01-13). "5 Problems With 'Somebody Feed Phil'". Eater. Archived from the original on 2019-06-27. Retrieved 2019-06-27.
  8. ^ Grobar, Matt (2019-08-15). "Phil Rosenthal Discusses His Journey Around The World With 'Somebody Feed Phil' & What To Expect From Future Seasons". Deadline. Archived from the original on 2020-10-31. Retrieved 2020-06-08.
  9. ^ a b Garrity, Katie (2020-05-29). "Phil Rosenthal's Parents Were the Stars of 'Somebody Feed Phil'". Distractify. Retrieved 2022-05-29.

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