Are we really running another post about Bar Rescue’s upcoming Y-Not III/Nick’s House episode? To paraphrase BR host John Taffer, “YOU’RE GODDAMN RIGHT WE ARE!!! NOW COME DOWNSTAIRS FOR A STAFF MEETING!!!” Yes, in advance of Sunday’s “SHUT IT DOWN!” shit-storm, Bar Rescue has released two advance clips in which longtime East Side dive Y-Not III is transformed into brand-new East Side dive Nick’s House. In the first, we get a little background on the Y-Not chain of bars, some nice info on the De Palma family, and a few kind words about the Y-Not III. Just kidding on the last part: according to the clip, it’s the “black sheep” of the Y-Not bars and a total hell-hole that’s losing $65,000 a year.
In the second clip, the gelatinous Taffer rips into owner Nick De Palma, accusing him of “playing big-shot on [his] family’s money,” and claiming he’s the first bar owner featured on the show who is “just pathetic.” (The clip is titled “Idiotic Ownership Is Killing This Bar,” after all.) Big words from a guy whose idea of rescuing a bar is turning it into a set from That ’70s Show and serving Smirnoff-drenched “Farrah Frosty” drinks.
Bar Rescue’s Y-Not III/Nick’s House episode airs Sunday, December 7 at 8 p.m. CST on SPIKE TV. We’ll probably recap it, after which we’ll never speak of Bar Rescue or John Taffer or shutting it down ever again. Until the one about Packy’s airs.