History Headscratchers / TopChef

9th Oct '13 7:18:25 PM TheNobullman
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* Did we ever figure out just why the '''fuck''' Kristen was eliminated over Josie in the Seattle Restaurant Wars? Or at least why so Padma was so emphatic in the favor of Josie despite her poor performances and unprofessional behavior in not only this challenge, but the next? That was just mindblowing.
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* Did we ever figure out just why the '''fuck''' ''fuck'' Kristen was eliminated over Josie in the Seattle Restaurant Wars? Or at least why so Padma was so emphatic in the favor of Josie despite her poor performances and unprofessional behavior in not only this challenge, but the next? That was just mindblowing.
9th Oct '13 7:17:47 PM TheNobullman
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** I think it's just as simple as "Heather is a bitch and a bully and really hated Beverly".
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** I think it's just as simple as "Heather is a bitch and a bully and really hated Beverly".Beverly". * Did we ever figure out just why the '''fuck''' Kristen was eliminated over Josie in the Seattle Restaurant Wars? Or at least why so Padma was so emphatic in the favor of Josie despite her poor performances and unprofessional behavior in not only this challenge, but the next? That was just mindblowing.
29th Feb '12 9:11:40 PM Chessrook44
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* In the double elimination challenge of Top Chef Texas, where both members of a team would go home, why would Heather insult Beverly and throw her under the bus? This was [[LampshadeHanging mentioned]] by other cheftestants at the time, but it still doesn't explain why.
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* In the double elimination challenge of Top Chef Texas, where both members of a team would go home, why would Heather insult Beverly and throw her under the bus? This was [[LampshadeHanging mentioned]] by other cheftestants at the time, but it still doesn't explain why.why. ** I think it's just as simple as "Heather is a bitch and a bully and really hated Beverly".
16th Jan '12 4:32:33 PM AbbyDabby
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* Is the food on ''Top Chef Canada'' really that much worse than the American version, or do the judges just give more negative comments?
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* Is the food on ''Top Chef Canada'' really that much worse than the American version, or do the judges just give more negative comments?comments? * In the double elimination challenge of Top Chef Texas, where both members of a team would go home, why would Heather insult Beverly and throw her under the bus? This was [[LampshadeHanging mentioned]] by other cheftestants at the time, but it still doesn't explain why.
11th Dec '11 2:53:35 PM remtar85
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** Then again, Tom did not use the whole fish for his dish, so it makes sense that Tom put the rest of the fish in his basket, so as to not waste the rest of it that can still be used. Even if the basket fell, the fish likely never spilled out onto the floor, or else it is very certain that the judges would have refused to taste the dish and ripped Marcel a new one over it.
11th Dec '11 2:49:52 PM remtar85
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*** The complain actually seems rather valid. Mike Isabella was only average at best throughout the season. He won one Quickfire, but other than that, he never really made anything special, absolutely nothing that made him stand out above other chefs. His only strong showing was pretty much in the finale itself.
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*** The complain actually seems rather valid. Mike Isabella was only average at best throughout the season. He won one Quickfire, but other than that, he never really made anything special, absolutely nothing that made him stand out above other chefs. His only strong showing was pretty much in the finale itself. That Isabella made it to the finale over chefs who were stronger than him throughout the competition does come across as rather jarring.
11th Dec '11 2:48:48 PM remtar85
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*** The complain actually seems rather valid. Mike Isabella was only average at best throughout the season. He won one Quickfire, but other than that, he never really made anything special, absolutely nothing that made him stand out above other chefs. His only strong showing was pretty much in the finale itself.
9th Jul '11 9:41:46 PM AmyJade
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* The whole "judge challenges individually" thing irks me in a way. I get it's supposed to be a fair and impartial way of deciding who wins/gets eliminated. The problem I have is that through a number of seasons there has one EliminationHoudini who just manages to stumble their way into the finale by the skin of their teeth, and in making a finale menu that impresses the judges enough over the competitors', that chef can conceivably be named Top Chef on the spot. Seasons 3 and 4 had Dale and Lisa respectively who put up surprisingly strong finale dinners after being remarkably underwhelming in their respective seasons, while 5 and 7 had Hosea and Kevin win when they were rather sub-par chefs compared to their respective opponents.
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* The whole "judge challenges individually" thing irks me in a way. I get it's supposed to be a fair and impartial way of deciding who wins/gets eliminated. The problem I have is that through a number of seasons there has one EliminationHoudini who just manages to stumble their way into the finale by the skin of their teeth, and in making a finale menu that impresses the judges enough over the competitors', that chef can conceivably be named Top Chef on the spot. Seasons 3 and 4 had Dale and Lisa respectively who put up surprisingly strong finale dinners after being remarkably underwhelming in their respective seasons, while 5 and 7 had Hosea and Kevin win when they were rather sub-par chefs compared to their respective opponents.opponents. * Is the food on ''Top Chef Canada'' really that much worse than the American version, or do the judges just give more negative comments?
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