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Hell's Kitchen: Episode 5

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 10th 2006 10:02PM

Gordon Ramsay(S02E05) It's really bizarre how the contestants are acting on this show this season. Tonight, Maribel calls the food on the table "appetizer like thingies." Yeah, THINGIES. Virginia makes fun of Ramsay's accent after he fools the teams with a bunch of appetizers that are really foods like hot dogs and cheese whiz. Keith calls the crushed up hot dogs "slammin," whatever the hell that means. Sara...my God, she just might be pure evil. I don't care if "reality shows" always distort a player's personality, no one should act the way she's does.

Ramsay gives a blind taste test to the teams, seeing if they can guess what food they are eating based on taste alone (they are blindfolded and have earphones on). The women win after Garrett can't guess that the last food item is short ribs. They win a photo shoot win TV Guide.

While the women do the shoot and attack each other, the men are left to clean the kitchen (except for one moment where Garrett is forced to bring champagne to the shoot for the ladies and holds up his middle finger to them while carrying the bottles - FOX blocks it out).

Another dinner service. Heather starts to cook spaghetti before any orders are even brought in from the dining room, which just thrills Gordon. She's also having trouble with appetizers. Blue team is getting the stuff out. A plate comes back to the red team with a hair in it, and in one of the funnier moments, says "I don't give a f**k what color it is!" when one of the women says what color it is instead of why it's in the dish. He pulls Rachel aside and asks her if she wants to go home. She gets upset. Then Ramsay tries to tell Keith that something is cold, and Keith doesn't even want to listen to him. Expletives follow. Rachel then sends out cold beef Wellington. Ramsay isn't too happy with Rachel tonight.

Ramsay calls Keith (and I'm doing this from memory the best I can) a "useless, fat sack of &%$#@! Yankee Doodle *@#*&!" Rachel tries to cover up that fact that she didn't cook something right, but Ramsay can tell just by touching it that it's not cooked right. Ramsay closes the kitchen, but pulls aside Keith. He's actually nice to him, saying he made one mistake but he knows that in Keith's life no one has ever told him that he can do good. But he did a good job tonight.

Red team loses. Ramsay tells Virginia to nominate two chefs. She picks Rachel and...then goes into a 7 minute rant about Sara lying to him. Everyone is yawning from the rant and Ramsay is irritated. But the second pick is Maribel. Ramsay picks Rachel, but says that he knows she worked really hard in the kitchen.

I'll repeat what I said last week: none of these contestants deserve to be the chef at a multi-million dollar Las Vegas hotel. Most of them would be OK at the shitty breakfast place across the street from my old apartment, where they never clean the kitchen, but no way do these people have the skills, the talent, the know-how, or the maturity for anything bigger. Unless something unbelievably drastic happens in the next several weeks, this might be one of the more disappointing reality shows ever. Not in entertainment value, but just in the contestants picked and the ultimate winner.

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Gvan

I agree these contestants are so horrible i keep hopeing Ramsey will pull a (Donald) Trump and kick off two at a time or maybe a whole team. There is not one of them i can root for.

July 11 2006 at 1:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jackie

If the restaurant serves Quail and Beef Wellington only they will be golden. I didn't realize they served only the same recipes every freakin week.

July 11 2006 at 12:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Brody

Is anyone else really annoyed by the narrator? Whenever something is about to happen, he says what you already know.

July 11 2006 at 11:31 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Allison Solow

The quality of the cooks on this show is abominable. Is it possible that I've been spoiled by the expertise on "Top Chef" and "America's Next Food Network Star"? Seriously, those contestants were capable. These Ramsey toads are awful -- do you realize they're making the same food over and over again and still can't do it right? Are they learning impaired? If Rachel isn't sure about the wellness of the beef, get a thermometer -- hasn't she ever watched "Good Eats"???? And risotto should never be crunchy! There's no way any of these clowns could run a Las Vegas luxury restaurant -- no frigging way.

July 11 2006 at 10:08 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tammy

At least some of last year's contestants had formal training and knew what they were doing. They were able to change up the dishes in the kitchen on different nights and not cook the same meals over and over again. This is just pitiful after such a good first year of the show.

July 11 2006 at 10:06 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
BobbyBuz

"I'll repeat what I said last week: none of these contestants deserve to be the chef at a multi-million dollar Las Vegas hotel. Most of them would be OK at the shitty breakfast place across the street from my old apartment, where they never clean the kitchen, but no way do these people have the skills, the talent, the know-how, or the maturity for anything bigger."

IMO these contestants have absolutely no class and should probably be competing for "short order cook" at the local diner.

July 11 2006 at 10:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
tr

"All I can say is: another waste of TV Viewers money..."

what the hell are you talking about? how did viewers waste money? on the electricity to power their tv's? if i remember correctly, fox is a broadcast network, no need to pay for cable to watch fox.

July 11 2006 at 9:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Keith L. Dick

All I can say is: another waste of TV Viewers money along with all these so called reality shows (Even if it is included in your basic cable package price)...

July 11 2006 at 1:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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