Hey guys...interesting thread about Topher. I was reading the back and forth comments and felt it necessary to throw my thoughts in because I actually do know Topher. First and foremost. What you see on the screen is Topher. He is a very funny, straightforward, all around nice guy. In fact, I know he is trying to answer every single email that he receives from random people on his web site and is trying to make the best of his participation on the show.
Was Topher qualified to be on the show? Oh my gawd-YES. Topher is an excellent waiter that makes eating out fun. He's been waiter and manager in restaurants for a long time but he is also a struggling actor trying to get his break. He's like everyone else, he was given an opportunity and he is trying to make the best of it. Can't fault him for that.
So...to end it all, everyone - claws in...Letís be happy and enjoy "The Restaurant" for what it is...a TV show with great editing.