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Old 08-08-07, 11:46 PM
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Iron Chef

Does anyone still catch this at 4am on Food Network? I miss this show a lot, it used to be on every week night at 11pm. I can't believe that Iron Chef America would get better ratings than the Japanese version....which is just a great show compared to its newer counterpart....I've found a good YouTube user who has a boatload of classic great episodes and hard to find ones as well. Any fans out there???? I doubt we'll get this on DVD unless it's a 10 best battles or dishes.
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I absolutely love this show. Unfortunately, Food Network is adding more and more new shows, so I don't expect it to ever come back in a decent time slot. I love all of the IC's, but my faves would go as follows-

1. Sakai
2. Michiba
3. Chen
4. Morimoto
5. Kobe
6. The second Japanese IC(his name escapes me)
7. The first French IC(I've never seen any of his battles).

I would definitely buy an Iron Chef DVD box set.
Old 08-09-07, 12:18 AM
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Yea, if you check out the user archo89 on YouTube he's got one of the First French Iron Chef Istinabe's episodes....pretty cool to see along with some with Nakamura, the 2nd Iron Chef Japanese.
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Sakai is, and always will be, simply the shit.
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I love the commentary and the ditsy actress-judge they always seem to find.. 'teeehee its like a party in my mouth'

If memory serves me....

Now to go find a bell pepper to eat..
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I really love the show, but I also really enjoy the new American one. I do prefer the original, but there aren't new episodes.
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Iron Chef brings back memories. I didn't know they still aired new episodes. Sakai was the most fun to watch.
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Originally Posted by lordzeppelin
Sakai is, and always will be, simply the shit.
Agreed.

And so was Chairman Kaga, who had all the makings of a Batman super-villain should he ever turn evil...wild costumes, henchmen, overly elaborate schemes, the works.
Old 08-09-07, 07:42 AM
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Haven't seen the original, but I'm a major fan of Iron Chef America, mainly because of Alton Brown. The guy is just amazing to listen to.
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This show brings back memories...of a cool fall day...eating a traditional Japanese meal with family and friends....*giggle*
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what?
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Originally Posted by Vipper II
Haven't seen the original, but I'm a major fan of Iron Chef America, mainly because of Alton Brown. The guy is just amazing to listen to.

I like America better than the Japanese version. No crappy voice actor dubbing and the food isn't disgusting. No dishes made from duck feet or strange sea creatures. The American chairman sucks though.
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Originally Posted by Mopower
I like America better than the Japanese version. No crappy voice actor dubbing and the food isn't disgusting. No dishes made from duck feet or strange sea creatures.
That's one of the reasons that I much prefer the original . I like seeing exotic dishes. I don't find watching Bobby Flay barbequing up some chicken and throwing salsa on a plate to be very interesting.
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I never liked how they changed the judging for IC America, in the Japanese version each judge picked a winner (unless there was a tie), while in the American version the scores are combine so if a judge gives one of the chefs really low scores it can throw off the totals.
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Originally Posted by nateman241
Don't be hatin' on Bobby Flay.
I used to hate Flay, but I had a change of heart after watching his Throwdown show. He actually seems pretty cool on that show and he takes his many defeats with grace.
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Originally Posted by Sweet Baby James
I used to hate Flay, but I had a change of heart after watching his Throwdown show. He actually seems pretty cool on that show and he takes his many defeats with grace.
My thoughts exactly; however, for me it was his appearance on The Next Food Network Star that made me change my opinion of him. Granted, I don't respect him half as much as I do Alton Brown, but Alton sets the bar pretty damn high.
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Yea, I guess I could just tape it, but I wish it was on more than once a week, with over 300 episodes they could at least show it a little more, especially some of the special matches, World Cup, Mr. Iron Chef, etc.
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Has anyone else noticed that this isn't being aired on Food Network anymore, I did a schedule search and nothing came up
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I think Food Network dropped the show entirely a few months ago. And it was airing at some crappy 3-4 AM time slot to boot...
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In my best Professor Farnsworth voice....."GOOD NEWS EVERYONE!".....Iron Chef is coming back to TV 5 nights a week baby!!!! Starting May 5th on Fine Living Network at 11pm. I can't wait for this personally, it's been so long since I've seen these on television. Hopefully they've got the whole library to show, I'd love to DVR them and dump them to my computer.
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Originally Posted by Quack
In my best Professor Farnsworth voice....."GOOD NEWS EVERYONE!".....Iron Chef is coming back to TV 5 nights a week baby!!!! Starting May 5th on Fine Living Network at 11pm. I can't wait for this personally, it's been so long since I've seen these on television. Hopefully they've got the whole library to show, I'd love to DVR them and dump them to my computer.


Thanks for the info!
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Set those DVR's tonight folks, 5 nights a week, 11pm, Fine Living Network!
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I wonder if they are going to start from the very beginning. I never saw any of the first IC French's(Ishinabe) battles. He quit after only a handful of battles and Sakai filled his shoes rather nicely.
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Originally Posted by Sweet Baby James
I wonder if they are going to start from the very beginning. I never saw any of the first IC French's(Ishinabe) battles. He quit after only a handful of battles and Sakai filled his shoes rather nicely.
I doubt it, I think FL is just airing the same episodes that FN used to air. Both channels are owned by Scripps so FL is just taking advantage of it like they are with the older (and better) FN shows.
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Originally Posted by Bill Needle
And so was Chairman Kaga, who had all the makings of a Batman super-villain should he ever turn evil...wild costumes, henchmen, overly elaborate schemes, the works.
Which is nothing new to Japanese television if you've ever seen some of the Go Ranger villians.

I do wish they'd release this on DVD sometime.

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