Mark Thompson & George Shea
Glutton Bowl World's Greatst Eating Cmpetiion
FOX: February 21, 2002
Fox Broadcasting Company
Nash Entertainment
Don Weir Productions
Food Fetish
Post Logic Studios
AT&T Digital Media Centers-Remote Services

Glutton Bowl (or The Glutton Bowl: The World's Greatest Eating Competition) was a two-hour FOX eating special sanctioned by the International Federation of Competitive Eating.

Contest SetupEdit

The competition was set up to have three rounds - the qualifiers, the Wild Card round and the finals. In each round, the competitors were to eat the most of one specified food in a set amount of time. The winner of each qualifying competition was automatically in the finals. The runner up in each qualifier in the wild card round and the winner of that was the last person in the final.


The list of foods eaten in each round and the winning amount eaten are as follows (each competition was 12 minutes long):

Qualifying RoundsEdit

  • Hard-boiled eggs: The winner, Eric "Badlands" Booker, ate 38 eggs.
  • Quarter-pound sticks of butter: the winner, Don "Paula Deen Moses" Lerman, ate 10 sticks.
  • Whole beef tongue (3 lb/1.4 kg) to each tongue: the winner, Dominic "The Doginator" Cardo, ate 1 tongue plus few bites of another.
  • Hot Dogs: the winner, Takeru Kobayashi, ate 31 hot dogs - buns and all.
  • Mayonnaise (32 oz. per bowl): the winner, Oleg Zhornitskiy, ate four bowls which is equivalent to 8 pounds (3.6kg) of mayo.
  • Hamburgers (3 oz. meat patties plus bun/fast food type burgers): the winner, Jed "The Jalapeno King" Donahue, ate 11.
  • 15-foot/4.6m, 12-pound/5.4kg, sushi roll, including two 1-foot-long (0.30 m) pieces of Wasabi: the winners, Jeff Robb and Donny Hansen, ate a collective round of 78 pounds (35 kg) of wieners in 23 minutes. Bill "Ed Wingador" Simmons consumed 3.8 feet (1.2m).

Wild Card RoundEdit

Cooked (but not fried) Rocky Mountain Oysters (1.4 kg)


Cow Brain (1/3 pounds each) one plate and on to seconds (10 lb per platter and 5 lb (2.3 kg) for additional platter: won by Takeru Kobayashi.

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