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Old 10-19-06, 10:54 AM
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Did anyone catch the first episode last night? So far, I'm rooting for Marcel(this season's Stephen). Harold, the winner of Season 1, was the guest judge. He's packed on weight since last season(tasting too many of his own dishes, perhaps). He was shoveling down the food like he hadn't had a meal in a month.

The first to go was
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Old 10-19-06, 11:11 AM
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Didn't even know it was on already.
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Marcel's hair cracked me up. He looked like this:



Was sorry to see that girl go, I liked her personality and would have liked to have seen more of her.

Thank goodness they got rid of Billy Joel's child-bride host-bot.
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It seems like they looked for similar personalities as last season.
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Marcel is definitely Steven from last season.
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Very surprised that Otto just walked off the show like that. If I were Otto, I would have at least forced the judges to boot my ass off. As it was, there might have been a slight chance that he would have stayed if he had made that same speech but didn't end it with saying he was going. Oh well. Didn't see him winning it anyway.
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Originally Posted by clckworang
Very surprised that Otto just walked off the show like that. If I were Otto, I would have at least forced the judges to boot my ass off. As it was, there might have been a slight chance that he would have stayed if he had made that same speech but didn't end it with saying he was going. Oh well. Didn't see him winning it anyway.
Agreed. The pastry chef(Marisa?) that ratted out Otto is definitely on Tom's shit list.
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So far these first two episodes have been really entertaining. I'm also digging the new host!
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Betty's a real asshole. I cannot wait until she gets the boot. Michael is a spaz. I think that Tom would kick his ass if they duked it out.

Goodbye
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Emily
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Nice camera shots of the host, Padme, in her short shorts!

I think they booted the right person. Emily whined way too much about having to make regular food. And then after all the whining, she ended up making an awful dish that people couldn't even finish eating.

So far this season has been very entertaining. I can't for the next episode.
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I am glad Emily got the boot also. She reminded me of that dour Tiffani chick who lasted way too long last year. All that crap about "fine dining" and hating children. Ugh. And then she has the nerve to make fun of the woman who criticized her ice cream for having "4 teeth and a huge ass"? Did she think she was winning any beauty prizes herself or something?
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Originally Posted by CreatureX
Nice camera shots of the host, Padme, in her short shorts!
Anyone know what's up with her arm? She has a pretty long scar on her right arm.
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From the IMDB: Has a seven inch scar on her inside arm as a result of a major auto crash that she was in as a child.
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There wasn't enough Elia on this episode. I'm rooting for her. She's the cutest of the bunch and she reminds me of a girl I was once dated from Kazakhstan.

The short guy with the Wolverine hairdo needs a swift kick in the ass.

I think the John Belushi/Animal House guy is a real hoot. They need to keep him on longer.

Frank is this show's Vincent Libretti.
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Well, this fat camp episode certainly was a cop out by
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not sending anyone home
Michael should go back to Chilis, TGIF, Ruby Tuesday or wherever he came from. He reminds me of K-Grease from Hell's Kitchen. I think that Sam, with his brick like meatballs, got very lucky with the way things turned out.
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I'm assuming they'll send 2 people home on a future challenge to make up for this one...otherwise they probably wouldn't have aired this episode at all, since it doesn't move anything along at all whatsoever. Maybe they aired it to explain the future double elimination. Who knows.
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I agree that it was disappointing no one had to pack up their knives, but the constant backstabbing in front of the judges table is so hilarious and entertaining!
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Well, Betty and Mia were extremely lucky that they didn't pack up their knives. Their dish was horrible and they were actually proud of it. Too bad, as I hate both of them(especially Betty). It looks like it's a three man race at this point-I would wager that the winner will be either Cliff, Sam or Ilan.

BTW, the team of Marissa and Josie got their walking papers.
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on the double elimination, and for eliminating the two people who didn't even cook anything for the challenge.

So far, the show has been really good this season. Love the cattiness.

Oh, and I love watching Marcel be verbally abused by the other contestants.
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The question that I asked my wife was

If they were supposed to eliminate someone last week and didn't, how could this week's challenge by in teamsof two? Shouldn't there have been only 11 left? These challenges have to be planned in advance, so that leaves my thinking that they weren't going to eliminate someone last week after all.
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what channel is this on? my wife likes to watch Iron Chef on the FoodNetwork. Maybe she will like this too?
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Originally Posted by al_bundy
what channel is this on? my wife likes to watch Iron Chef on the FoodNetwork. Maybe she will like this too?
It's on Bravo. New episodes are on Wednesdays, but like any show on Bravo, it gets shown again many times during the week and they often show older episodes again as well.
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I don't understand all of the hate for Marcel. I'm actually rooting for the guy. Betty is such an asshole that I cannot wait until she hits the road. I also thought it was rich hearing Sam call Marcel a kid. Marcel's 26 and Sam's 28. Sam's the one that looks like a kid with his Hot Topic Goth wardrobe.

Carlos got the boot. When will contestants on cooking shows learn that you should never make a salad. Making a salad is a sure-fire way to lose because you are not cooking anything. It's getting pretty nasty and I'm really looking forward to this week's episode.
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i agree about marcel. i don't think he's done anything worthy of being attacked like that.

At least with steven last year, he actually was a pompous ass and looked down on people (he did later apologize).

marcel just has bad hair.

frank's reaction to marcel putting his toothbrush on the floor was ridiculous. the toothbrush was in the toiletry bag. get a grip, frank.

and i agree, betty sucks.
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I also agree about Marcel. I thought he was kind of annoying the first few episodes, but no where near deserving the amount of vitriol he has been getting from Betty and the other contestants. The unfair way they have been treating him is making me root for him.

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