History Series / GoodEats

16th Jan '16 12:20:11 PM Anddrix
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* ViewersAreMorons: A rare case of this being [[TropesAreTools a good thing]], and in a way the point of the show. Alton almost never assumes the viewer knows anything, even things that have been demonstrated in previous episodes, and carefully explains how and why to do every step of a recipe.
4th Jan '16 9:26:39 PM SpukiKitty
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-->'''A passing surfer:''' "....No; This is Oahu! Waikiki over there!...."
28th Dec '15 4:15:54 AM system
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27th Dec '15 8:56:07 PM Exxolon
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''Good Eats'' is a truly original and groundbreaking approach to the CookingShow, and an example of what can happen when cable networks have narrow specialties.
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''Good Eats'' '''''Good Eats''''' is a truly original and groundbreaking approach to the CookingShow, and an example of what can happen when cable networks have narrow specialties.
17th Dec '15 8:32:16 PM Willbyr
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--> "Ha! 'Bob's,' only the best!"
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--> "Ha! 'Bob's,' only the best!"best!" *''referring to a bottle of cognac labeled thusly''*
4th Nov '15 10:23:26 AM SpukiKitty
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* TheWoobie: Okra. No, really.
4th Nov '15 10:22:14 AM SpukiKitty
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** "Give Peas A Chance": ''TheExorcist''
29th Oct '15 8:10:21 PM MarsJenkar
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* CallBack: Several times, Alton has called back to previous episodes regarding recipes and demonstrations he's done before. A few times, he's even [[RecycledFootage replayed footage from those previous episodes]].
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* CallBack: Several times, Alton has called back to previous episodes regarding recipes and demonstrations he's done before. A few times, he's even [[RecycledFootage replayed footage from those previous episodes]].episodes.

** Alton's exasperated "Oh bother!" This also counts as a ShoutOut, as Alton explained in the commentary from the "A Tale of Two Roasts" DVD:
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** Alton's exasperated "Oh bother!" bother!" Like his preferred tools and implements, this phrase is a multitasker; depending on his manner of saying it and the context, it can range from an expression of supreme frustration to a pained ThisIsGonnaSuck. This also counts as a ShoutOut, as Alton explained in the commentary from the "A Tale of Two Roasts" DVD:

* ColdOpening: Every episode starts with this. In the first few seasons, this led to a a TitleDrop that preceded the title card. Nowadays, Alton stops just before the TitleDrop, which then cues the title card.
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* ColdOpening: Every episode starts with this. In the first few seasons, this led to a a TitleDrop that preceded the title card. Nowadays, In later seasons, Alton stops just before the TitleDrop, which then cues the title card.

* ColdOpening: Every DelayedReaction: In "Re-Romancing the Bird", at one point Marsha asks Alton where his cutting torch is. Alton points it out, and continues describing his pie crust preparations until Marsha's words finally catch up to him: --> '''Alton''': ...and half a teaspoon of kosher--cutting torch. [[OhCrap Oh, bother]]. * DesertIsland: Gets abandoned on one by his crew when they leave a sinking ship without him, so he spends the episode starts with this. In cooking the first few seasons, this led to sorts of things you find on desert islands. [[spoiler:Also, it's [[NotSoRemote not really a a TitleDrop that preceded desert island]]. It's one of the title card. Nowadays, Alton stops just before the TitleDrop, which then cues the title card.Hawaiian islands and he's less than a mile from a city, but he has no idea, because [[BlindWithoutEm he lost his glasses]]]].

* DesertIsland: Gets abandoned on one by his crew when they leave a sinking ship without him, so he spends the episode cooking the sorts of things you find on desert islands. [[spoiler:Also, it's [[NotSoRemote not really a desert island]]. It's one of the Hawaiian islands and he's less than a mile from a city, but he has no idea, because [[BlindWithoutEm he lost his glasses]]]].

* HollywoodVoodoo: In the Season 9 episode "Dis-Kabob-Ulated", Alton tests barbecue skewers on a voodoo doll of W, with painful results for her.
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* HollywoodVoodoo: In the Season 9 episode "Dis-Kabob-Ulated", Alton tests barbecue skewers on a voodoo doll VoodooDoll of W, with painful results for her.

* TheIgor: The Dungeonmaster in the later seasons.
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* TheIgor: The Dungeonmaster Dungeonmaster, who appears in the later seasons.seasons. * IncomingHam: "'''''I'M LACTOSE MAN!'''''" The other "superhero" in that costume, Lever Man, has the same tendency.

* YouLookFamiliar:
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* YouLookFamiliar:YouLookFamiliar: [[invoked]]
22nd Oct '15 6:31:34 AM MarsJenkar
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** Nearly every character gets a turn. Even '''[[LargeHam LACTOSE MAN!]]'' has it happen to him, in the episode "Say Cheese"[[note]]Alton shrugs off a punch from him--causing Lactose Man to hurt his hand in the process--because most of the lactose in aged cheeses (not overly fresh cheeses or process cheeses, however) is consumed in the process, making them safe for even lactose-intolerant people to consume[[/note]].
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** Nearly every character gets a turn. Even '''[[LargeHam LACTOSE MAN!]]'' MAN!]]''' has it happen to him, in the episode "Say Cheese"[[note]]Alton shrugs off a punch from him--causing Lactose Man to hurt his hand in the process--because most of the lactose in aged cheeses (not overly fresh cheeses or process cheeses, however) is consumed in the process, making them safe for even lactose-intolerant people to consume[[/note]].

** Nearly every character gets a turn. Even '''[[LargeHam LACTOSE MAN!]]'' * CallBack: Several times, Alton has it happen called back to him, in the episode "Say Cheese"[[note]]Alton shrugs off a punch previous episodes regarding recipes and demonstrations he's done before. A few times, he's even [[RecycledFootage replayed footage from him--causing Lactose Man to hurt his hand in the process--because most of the lactose in aged cheeses (not overly fresh cheeses or process cheeses, however) is consumed in the process, making them safe for even lactose-intolerant people to consume[[/note]].those previous episodes]].

* WriterOnBoard: It's understandable, but Alton's rants and raves against anything that isn't scratch-made gets tedious after a while.
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* WriterOnBoard: It's understandable, but Alton's rants and raves against anything that isn't scratch-made gets tedious after a while. At least in later seasons, he lampshades some of this tendency with "[[SelfDeprecation ...but I'm a freak, and we all know it]]".

** He does say it word for word to the oven salesman (the same actor that plays Coco Carl) in the souffle show.
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** He does say it word for word to the oven salesman (the (Bart Hansard, the same actor that plays Coco Carl) in the souffle show.

** He says it again in the popcorn show, to a popcorn vendor whose actor plays many roles on the show (most famously, the Dungeonmaster). He replies: "Oh yeah? Wait 'till you see the next scene." Sure enough, he does show up in the next scene--playing Franchise/{{Batman}}.
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** He says it again in the popcorn show, to a popcorn vendor whose actor (Lucky Yates) plays many roles on the show (most famously, the Dungeonmaster). He replies: "Oh yeah? Wait 'till you see the next scene." Sure enough, he does show up in the next scene--playing Franchise/{{Batman}}.
17th Oct '15 9:23:28 PM MarsJenkar
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* OverusedRunningGag: Later in the series, Alton got visibly irritated with the RunningGag of Thing presenting Alton with [[VisualPun a mandolin instead of a mandoline]], even telling Thing off a couple of times.

* VisualPun: Sometimes provided by Thing, generally by [[LiteralMinded taking Alton Brown's request literally]]. In at least a couple episodes, AB mentioned using a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandoline mandoline]] to slice something; Thing promptly showed up holding a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandolin mandolin]]. ([[DontExplainTheJoke Both words are pronounced the same]].)
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* VisualPun: Sometimes provided by Thing, generally by [[LiteralMinded taking Alton Brown's request literally]]. In at least a couple several episodes, AB mentioned using a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandoline mandoline]] to slice something; Thing promptly showed up holding a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandolin mandolin]]. ([[DontExplainTheJoke Both words are pronounced the same]].)) Another time, Alton mentioned that the person preparing a dish with peas would "want to hit it with your stick", meaning an immersion or "stick" blender. Thing, naturally, hands Alton an actual stick.

** He does say it word for word several times, in the popcorn show, and the souffle to the oven salesman (the same actor that plays Coco Carl)
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** He does say it word for word several times, in the popcorn show, and the souffle to the oven salesman (the same actor that plays Coco Carl)Carl) in the souffle show.

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** He does say says it word for word several times, again in the popcorn show, and the souffle to the oven salesman (the same a popcorn vendor whose actor that plays Coco Carl)many roles on the show (most famously, the Dungeonmaster). He replies: "Oh yeah? Wait 'till you see the next scene." Sure enough, he does show up in the next scene--playing Franchise/{{Batman}}.
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