History Headscratchers / Chopped

14th Nov '17 12:05:05 AM PPPSSC
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* Part of it is editing, so that we get to see all the contestants finish their dishes and hear time run out, even if it doesn't match up exactly in real life. Also, finishing a few seconds late is an illegal move so many of the chefs who do "finish" exactly on time (without re-synced editing) may not have done everything they wanted to.

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* ** Part of it is editing, so that we get to see all the contestants finish their dishes and hear time run out, even if it doesn't match up exactly in real life. Also, finishing a few seconds late is an illegal move so many of the chefs who do "finish" exactly on time (without re-synced editing) may not have done everything they wanted to.
14th Nov '17 12:04:30 AM PPPSSC
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* In almost every episode, every contestant finishes their dish ''literally'' at the last second. No one ever finishes their dish a few seconds early or a few seconds late. Doesn't anyone else find this a bit suspicious? It doesn't seem realistic.

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* In almost every episode, every contestant finishes their dish ''literally'' at the last second. No one ever finishes their dish a few seconds early or a few seconds late. Doesn't anyone else find this a bit suspicious? It doesn't seem realistic.realistic.
* Part of it is editing, so that we get to see all the contestants finish their dishes and hear time run out, even if it doesn't match up exactly in real life. Also, finishing a few seconds late is an illegal move so many of the chefs who do "finish" exactly on time (without re-synced editing) may not have done everything they wanted to.
22nd Mar '17 8:24:13 PM TroperMan
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* Why do people seem to typecast the judges? For example, Maneet Chauhan, in her Iron Chef America debut, was announced as having an Latin-Indian fusion style. On Chopped, they only do mention the "Indian" part. And Aaron Sanchez having to be "Mr. Taco" even though he has roots in New Orleans and France.

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* Why do people seem to typecast the judges? For example, Maneet Chauhan, in her Iron Chef America debut, was announced as having an Latin-Indian fusion style. On Chopped, they only do mention the "Indian" part. And Aaron Sanchez having to be "Mr. Taco" even though he has roots in New Orleans and France.France.
*In almost every episode, every contestant finishes their dish ''literally'' at the last second. No one ever finishes their dish a few seconds early or a few seconds late. Doesn't anyone else find this a bit suspicious? It doesn't seem realistic.
12th Nov '16 2:41:07 PM MsChibi
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** Not ''quite'' on their own. There ''was'' an episode that (seriously) involved a priest, a rabbi, and a nun, and one of the basket ingredients was a pork product, so the rabbi couldn't taste the food as he was going along. So he asked the nun to do the tasting for him. (Of course, he didn't really heed her advice, and he got chopped. He was told he should have listened to her!)
27th Jul '14 9:57:17 PM edara
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** ...no? And I've found that only about half the episodes have one man and one woman left in the dessert round, the other half of the time being two men (and how rarely does two women happen?).

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** ...no? And I've found that only about half the episodes have one man and one woman left in the dessert round, the other half of the time being two men (and how rarely does two women happen?).happen?).
* Why do people seem to typecast the judges? For example, Maneet Chauhan, in her Iron Chef America debut, was announced as having an Latin-Indian fusion style. On Chopped, they only do mention the "Indian" part. And Aaron Sanchez having to be "Mr. Taco" even though he has roots in New Orleans and France.
15th Feb '14 3:57:08 PM epicparadox
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** ...no?

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** ...no?no? And I've found that only about half the episodes have one man and one woman left in the dessert round, the other half of the time being two men (and how rarely does two women happen?).
15th Feb '14 3:52:31 PM epicparadox
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* Isn't it a little suspiscious that almost all finals have a chef of each gender?

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* Isn't it a little suspiscious that almost all finals have a chef of each gender?gender?
** ...no?
4th Feb '14 10:46:43 PM Mau
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** Deliberately invoked as RealityShowGenreBlindness. It ''is'' on the signup form for ''Chopped''. Although they gotten to this less after one chef was ''fatally'' allergic to at least one ingredient in every basket. That would've been a nightmare PR for FN.

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** Deliberately invoked as RealityShowGenreBlindness. It ''is'' on the signup form for ''Chopped''. Although they gotten to this less after one chef was ''fatally'' allergic to at least one ingredient in every basket. That would've been a nightmare PR for FN.FN.
* Isn't it a little suspiscious that almost all finals have a chef of each gender?
7th Jun '13 8:24:47 PM 84788484
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** More importantly, why does it matter? A plate got finished after time was up. It doesn't ultimately matter ''which'' plate it was.
30th Oct '12 9:06:49 AM edara
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** RuleOfDrama, most likely. Most of the chefs, being professionals, likely encounter the stuff they are allergic to on a semi-regular basis in their restraunts. However, there they have other chefs who can taste the food and comment on it, while here they are on their own.

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** RuleOfDrama, most likely. Most of the chefs, being professionals, likely encounter the stuff they are allergic to on a semi-regular basis in their restraunts. restaurants. However, there they have other chefs who can taste the food and comment on it, while here they are on their own.own.
** Deliberately invoked as RealityShowGenreBlindness. It ''is'' on the signup form for ''Chopped''. Although they gotten to this less after one chef was ''fatally'' allergic to at least one ingredient in every basket. That would've been a nightmare PR for FN.
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