History Heartwarming / Chopped

30th Apr '16 5:02:16 PM TMNTFanGirl
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* At the end of the eighth-season Second Chance episode, Lance Nitahara won the final round--but feeling that [[{{Determinator}} his competitor]], a woman who was originally from France, deserved the prize money more than he did, told Ted and the judges to give the $10,000 to her so she could fly to France to see her ailing grandmother. It was pretty clear that nobody was expecting this.

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* At the end of the eighth-season Second Chance episode, Lance Nitahara won the final round--but feeling that [[{{Determinator}} his competitor]], a woman who was originally from France, France who wanted to use the prize money to see her ailing grandmother, deserved the prize money more than he did, told Ted and the judges to give the $10,000 to her so she could fly to France to see her ailing grandmother. her. It was pretty clear that nobody was expecting this.this, especially Lance's opponent.



** One of the grandmothers revealed in the first round that if she won, she and her husband wanted to use the prize money to do missionary work in Africa for the church that they belonged to.

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** One of the grandmothers revealed in the The first round grandmother to be eliminated mentioned that if she won, she and her husband loved traveling, and explained that if she had won the prize money, they wanted to use the prize money some of it to do missionary work in Africa for the church that they belonged to.
12th Mar '16 3:18:22 PM TMNTFanGirl
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* In the first episode of season one, two of the competitors show some flirtation to each other.
** Also in the episode, a competitor accidentally cuts her hand while chopping. She bleeds pretty heavily, and the judges are obviously very concerned for her.

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* In the first episode of season one, pilot episode, two of the competitors show some flirtation to each other.
** Also in the that episode, a competitor accidentally cuts her hand while chopping. She bleeds pretty heavily, and the judges are obviously seem very concerned for her.



* At the end of the eighth-season Second Chance episode, Lance Nitahara won the final round--but feeling that [[{{Determinator}} his competitor]], a woman who was originally from France, deserved the prize money more than he did, chose to give all of it to her so she could fly to France to see her ailing grandmother. It was pretty clear that nobody was expecting this.

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* At the end of the eighth-season Second Chance episode, Lance Nitahara won the final round--but feeling that [[{{Determinator}} his competitor]], a woman who was originally from France, deserved the prize money more than he did, chose told Ted and the judges to give all of it the $10,000 to her so she could fly to France to see her ailing grandmother. It was pretty clear that nobody was expecting this.



* While also doubling as somewhat of a TearJerker, but in the episode where all the contestants were college students (called "College Challenge"), one of the contestants was a girl who was a sophomore at New York University, and she said that part of the reason she was competing on the show as to honor one of her older brothers--he worked as a professional chef and auditioned to be on a bunch of Creator/FoodNetwork shows, but, tragically, was killed a car accident before he could do so. The girl said she wanted to "finish what he started."[[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome The girl went on to win the episode]].]]

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* While also doubling as somewhat of a TearJerker, but in the episode where all the contestants were college students (called "College Challenge"), one of the contestants was a girl who was a sophomore at New York University, and she said that part of the reason she was competing on the show as was to honor one of her older brothers--he worked as a professional chef and auditioned to be on a bunch of Creator/FoodNetwork shows, but, tragically, was killed a car accident before he could do so. The girl said she wanted to "finish what he started."[[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome The girl went on to win the episode]].]]
11th Mar '16 3:33:56 PM TMNTFanGirl
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* At the end of the eighth-season Second Chance episode, Lance Nitahara won the final round, but gave some of the prize money to [[{{Determinator}} his competitor]] so she could fly home to France to see her ailing grandmother. It was pretty clear nobody was expecting it.

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* At the end of the eighth-season Second Chance episode, Lance Nitahara won the final round, but gave some of the prize money to round--but feeling that [[{{Determinator}} his competitor]] competitor]], a woman who was originally from France, deserved the prize money more than he did, chose to give all of it to her so she could fly home to France to see her ailing grandmother. It was pretty clear that nobody was expecting it.this.



* Also doubling as kind of a TearJerker, but in the episode where all the contestants were college students (called "College Challenge"), one of the contestants was a girl who was a sophomore at New York University, and she said that a big part of the reason she was competing on the show as to honor one of her older brothers--he worked as a professional chef and auditioned to be on a bunch of Creator/FoodNetwork shows, but, tragically, was killed a car accident before he could do so. The girl said she wanted to "finish what he started."[[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome The girl went on to win the episode]].]]
* In a GracefulLoser way, in the Father's Day-special, when the winner was revealed, the first thing the runner-up did was smile and hug the winner in congratulations--the winner was obviously very touched by this and so were the judges, and Scott Conant commented that no one had ever done that before.

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* Also While also doubling as kind somewhat of a TearJerker, but in the episode where all the contestants were college students (called "College Challenge"), one of the contestants was a girl who was a sophomore at New York University, and she said that a big part of the reason she was competing on the show as to honor one of her older brothers--he worked as a professional chef and auditioned to be on a bunch of Creator/FoodNetwork shows, but, tragically, was killed a car accident before he could do so. The girl said she wanted to "finish what he started."[[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome The girl went on to win the episode]].]]
* In a GracefulLoser way, in the Father's Day-special, when the winner was revealed, [[GracefulLoser the first thing the runner-up did was smile and hug the winner in congratulations--the congratulations]]. The winner was obviously very really touched by this and so the judges were the judges, and Scott Conant commented impressed by it as well, admitting that no one they had ever done never seen anything like that before.
25th Feb '16 1:26:18 AM EricW
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* The finale of Chopped Champions, in which the winner's little daughter is on set (unbeknownst to him). Even [[AlphaBitch Alex]] [[{{Jerkass}} Guarnaschelli]] [[DefrostingIceQueen cried]]!

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* The finale of the first Chopped Champions, Champions tournament, in which the winner's little daughter is on set (unbeknownst to him). Even [[AlphaBitch Alex]] [[{{Jerkass}} Guarnaschelli]] [[DefrostingIceQueen cried]]!
21st Feb '16 6:58:10 AM AsForMyHandle
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* The finale of Chopped Champions, in which the winner's little daughter is on set (unbeknownst to him). [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72FNWoat5x4 I dare you not to cry]] (starting at about 5:27 in the linked video). Even [[AlphaBitch Alex]] [[{{Jerkass}} Guarnaschelli]] [[DefrostingIceQueen cried]]!

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* The finale of Chopped Champions, in which the winner's little daughter is on set (unbeknownst to him). [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72FNWoat5x4 I dare you not to cry]] (starting at about 5:27 in the linked video). Even [[AlphaBitch Alex]] [[{{Jerkass}} Guarnaschelli]] [[DefrostingIceQueen cried]]!
21st Nov '15 4:32:05 PM TMNTFanGirl
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21st Nov '15 4:23:38 PM TMNTFanGirl
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* On the Soup Kitchen cooks episode, an [[CoolOldLady elderly woman]] who cooked for a [=LGBTQ+=] shelter made it to the entree round, but left an ingredient off one of the plates. When she was asked to make the case as to why she ought to go onto the next round and an opponent should be chopped? Well, most chefs point out flaws in their opponents' dishes and point out the highlights of their own. She held her head up high and ''praised her opponents work'', saying she was fine with being chopped because the other two were better. The old lady did get chopped, but [[GracefulLoser she walked out with her head held high and a smile]]. [[spoiler: The episode's winner? A Franciscan nun!]]
** The same elderly lady was asked why she chose to work in a youth shelter, and she enthusiastically talked about how hanging out with all the kids and teenagers kept her mentally sharp and young at heart.

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* On In a Thanksgiving-special where all the contestants were people who worked and/or volunteered in Soup Kitchen cooks episode, an Kitchens, one of the contestants was [[CoolOldLady an elderly woman]] women]] who cooked for a [=LGBTQ+=] shelter made it to the entree round, but left an ingredient off one of the plates. When she was asked to make the case as to why she ought to go onto the next round and an opponent should be chopped? Well, most chefs point out flaws in their opponents' dishes and point out the highlights of their own. She held her head up high and ''praised her opponents work'', saying she was fine with being chopped because the other two were better. The old lady did get chopped, but [[GracefulLoser she walked out with her head held high and a smile]]. [[spoiler: The episode's winner? A Franciscan nun!]]
** The same elderly lady was asked why she chose to work in a youth shelter, and she enthusiastically talked about how hanging out with all the kids and teenagers kept her mentally sharp and made her feel young at heart. heart.
*** Also a nice thing in that episode is that the losers also got $1000 donations for the soup kitchens they cooked for.
12th Nov '15 4:48:10 PM Allronix
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* On the Soup Kitchen cooks episode, an [[CoolOldLady elderly woman]] who cooked for a [=LBGTQ+=] shelter made it to the entree round, but left an ingredient off one of the plates. When she was asked to make the case as to why she ought to go onto the next round and an opponent should be chopped? Well, most chefs point out flaws in their opponents' dishes and point out the highlights of their own. She held her head up high and ''praised her opponents work'', saying she was fine with being chopped because the other two were better. The old lady did get chopped, but [[GracefulLoser she walked out with her head held high and a smile]]. [[spoiler: The episode's winner? A Franciscan nun!]]

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* On the Soup Kitchen cooks episode, an [[CoolOldLady elderly woman]] who cooked for a [=LBGTQ+=] [=LGBTQ+=] shelter made it to the entree round, but left an ingredient off one of the plates. When she was asked to make the case as to why she ought to go onto the next round and an opponent should be chopped? Well, most chefs point out flaws in their opponents' dishes and point out the highlights of their own. She held her head up high and ''praised her opponents work'', saying she was fine with being chopped because the other two were better. The old lady did get chopped, but [[GracefulLoser she walked out with her head held high and a smile]]. [[spoiler: The episode's winner? A Franciscan nun!]]
12th Nov '15 4:36:09 PM Allronix
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* On the Soup Kitchen cooks episode, an elderly lady who cooked for a [=LBGTQ+=] shelter made it to the entree round, but left an ingredient off one of the plates. When she was asked to make the case as to why she ought to go onto the next round and an opponent should be chopped? Well, most chefs point out flaws in their opponents' dishes and point out the highlights of their own. She held her head up high and ''praised her opponents work'', saying she was fine with being chopped because the other two were better. The old lady did get chopped, but [[GracefulLoser she walked out with her head held high and a smile]]. [[spoiler: The episode's winner? A Franciscan nun!]]

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* On the Soup Kitchen cooks episode, an [[CoolOldLady elderly lady woman]] who cooked for a [=LBGTQ+=] shelter made it to the entree round, but left an ingredient off one of the plates. When she was asked to make the case as to why she ought to go onto the next round and an opponent should be chopped? Well, most chefs point out flaws in their opponents' dishes and point out the highlights of their own. She held her head up high and ''praised her opponents work'', saying she was fine with being chopped because the other two were better. The old lady did get chopped, but [[GracefulLoser she walked out with her head held high and a smile]]. [[spoiler: The episode's winner? A Franciscan nun!]]
12th Nov '15 4:25:13 PM Allronix
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* On the Soup Kitchen cooks episode, an elderly lady who cooked for a [=LBGTQ+=] shelter made it to the entree round, but left an ingredient off one of the plates. When she was asked to make the case as to why she ought to go onto the next round and an opponent should be chopped? Well, most chefs point out flaws in their opponents' dishes and point out the highlights of their own. She held her head up high and ''praised her opponents work'', saying she was fine with being chopped because the other two were better. The old lady did get chopped, but [[GracefulLoser she walked out with her head held high and a smile]]. [[spoiler: The episode's winner? A Franciscan nun!]]
** The same elderly lady was asked why she chose to work in a youth shelter, and she enthusiastically talked about how hanging out with all the kids and teenagers kept her mentally sharp and young at heart.
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