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The Best of Antoni Not Cooking on Queer Eye Season Two

Antoni Porowski, a sweet man with a passion for fitted tees and avocados, technically serves as Queer Eye’s food expert. Whether he succeeds in that role is a matter of some debate, which we will not get into here, because [vaguely gestures as if exhausted by the whole matter]. What matters is that in Queer Eye season two, the show’s producers have discovered a whole new use for Antoni as a source of delightful background comedy. In several episodes, beginning with the season premiere, Antoni barely teaches any recipes at all, but instead cooks himself and then builds a nice little card castle. Below, a run-through of what Antoni did in the background while not cooking, which, unsurprisingly, makes up a lot of his time on the show.

1. Build a card castle

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He’s so focused!

2. Play with old-fashioned data storage

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It’s a [Anastasia voice] journey to the past.

3. Go grocery shopping

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He’s a fan of cheddar.

4. Ask for help

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This could also be the refrain of an Are You My Mother?–style children’s book.

5. Teach people what lung smells like

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It does not smell good.

6. Watch other people cook

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That’s just how you learn.

7. Feel inspired to experiment with gender fluidity after helping a trans man

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It’s not not an awkward choice.

8. Explain that flamboyant fashion doesn’t necessarily say anything about your sexuality

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It’s true.

9. Want a sectional

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He wants a sectional.

10. Deploy an active listening face

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He’s engaged in the moment.

11. Wear silly costumes

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Giddy-up!

12. Announce which Golden Girls character he is

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Sure!

13. Have a bad experience with a couch

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It was the cat’s fault.

14. Reveal his egg preferences

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How do you like them eggs?

15. Overachieve during yoga

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We get it, you work out.

16. Give vocabulary lessons

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Photo: Netflix
Photo: Netflix

How astute!

The Best of Antoni Not Cooking on Queer Eye Season Two