History Series / GoodEats

2nd Nov '16 8:50:18 PM jayharrison
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* BrandX: With few exceptions, episodes made after AB's own company took over production in 2001 have brand names obscured or replaced with a nonsense or joke name, even though the label designs can give away the stores where the products were purchased. Older episodes (Seasons 1-4) don't bother. Subverted in that whatever grocery store AB's shopping in (Kroger in the early episodes, Whole Foods and the Farmer's Market in the later ones; also Bed Bath & Beyond when he's buying kitchen gear) will always be named on-screen; for the last couple seasons, they built a grocery-store set to avoid this.

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* BrandX: With few exceptions, episodes made after AB's own company took over production in 2001 have brand names obscured or replaced with a nonsense or joke name, even though the label designs can give away the stores where the products were purchased. Older episodes (Seasons 1-4) don't bother. Subverted in that whatever grocery store AB's shopping in (Kroger in the early episodes, Whole Foods and the Farmer's Market in the later ones; also Bed Bath & Beyond when he's buying kitchen gear) will always be named on-screen; for the last couple seasons, they built a grocery-store set and laboratory sets to avoid this.



** This trope is also occasionally averted. Most often, whenever a major company is mentioned by name (Quaker Oats, Campbell's Soup, et.al.), it's used as a point of historical reference for a recipe.



** Alton's assistant Paul is usually on the rough side of things, however the actor playing him gets his own back as other characters... like '''[[LargeHam LACTOSE MAN]]!'''

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** Alton's assistant Paul is usually on the rough side of things, however the actor playing him gets his own back as other characters... like '''[[LargeHam LACTOSE MAN]]!'''MAN!]]'''



--->'''Alton:''' You know, "Oh, Bother," that's from Franchise/WinnieThePooh, okay? Some of you don't remember... You wouldn't think that Winnie the Pooh would be a regular reference for me. But I find that Pooh sums up a lot of... He wasn't terribly bright. I'm not terribly bright either.

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--->'''Alton:''' You know, "Oh, Bother," that's from Franchise/WinnieThePooh, ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh'', okay? Some of you don't remember... You wouldn't think that Winnie ''Winnie the Pooh Pooh'' would be a regular reference for me. But I find that Pooh sums up a lot of... He wasn't terribly bright. I'm not terribly bright either.



** "Golden-brown, and delicious."

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** "Golden-brown, "Golden-brown and delicious."



** "Now go wash those ____y hands!" Used when working with raw meat and poultry, though in the episode about beets, he did admonish the viewer to go wash their "beety hands!" since beet juice is notorious for causing stains.

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** "Now go wash those ____y hands!" Used when working with raw meat and poultry, though in the episode about beets, he did admonish the viewer to go wash their "beety hands!" "beety" hands since beet juice is notorious for causing stains.



* LongRunners: Premiered on Food Network in July 1999. The last episode, "Turn on the Dark", aired February 2012.
* LyingFingerCross: In "Tender Is The Loin II", Alton is forced by his lawyers to declare that he would not eat the raw carpaccio that he was going to prepare. As they walk away, we see him lift his hand with the two fingers crossed. (Ultimately, it doesn't help.)

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* LongRunners: Premiered on Food Network in July July, 1999. The last episode, "Turn on the Dark", aired February February, 2012.
* LyingFingerCross: In "Tender Is The the Loin II", Alton is forced by his lawyers to declare that he would not eat the raw carpaccio that he was going to prepare. As they walk away, we see him lift his hand with the two fingers crossed. (Ultimately, it doesn't help.)



** Usually he does this not only because it's cheaper, but because every time he starts building one (or is forced to go buy more cookware) he brings up the fact that there's only one unitasker he'll abide in his kitchen, and if you're doing things right you shouldn't have to use ''it'' at all--a fire extinguisher. And in the 10th-Anniversary special, [[spoiler:''he uses that in a dish too'']]. [[note]]Although the one he used in the show was a CO[-2-] extinguisher, instead of the chemical one always displayed previously.[[/note]]

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** Usually he does this not only because it's cheaper, but because every time he starts building one (or is forced to go buy more cookware) he brings up the fact that there's only one unitasker he'll abide in his kitchen, and if you're doing things right you shouldn't have to use ''it'' at all--a fire extinguisher. And in the 10th-Anniversary 10th Anniversary special, [[spoiler:''he uses that in a dish too'']]. too'']].[[note]]Although the one he used in the show was a CO[-2-] extinguisher, instead of the chemical one always displayed previously.[[/note]]



* NotActuallyTheUltimateQuestion: When Deb Duchon shows up after the umpteenth time after Alton says "Nutritional Anthropologist", he asks "How do you do this?" She replies with "Study. Write papers. Go to conferences. What do you mean?"
* NotSoRemote: The DesertedIsland in "Down & Out In Paradise" is [[spoiler:actually Hawaii]].

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* NotActuallyTheUltimateQuestion: When Deb Duchon shows up after the umpteenth time after Alton says "Nutritional Anthropologist", "nutritional anthropologist", he asks "How do you do this?" She replies with "Study. Write papers. Go to conferences. What do you mean?"
* NotSoRemote: The DesertedIsland in "Down & Out In Paradise" is [[spoiler:actually in Paradise"? [[spoiler:Actually Hawaii]].



** Alton tends to slip in and out of a (rather horrible) Scottish accent during the "Ode to a Haggis" scene from "Oat Cuisine".



** One scene from "Creole in a Bowl" has Pac-Men, [[XRayVision seen via X-rays]], demonstrating how the pancreas handles sugars and other carbohydrates.



** In earlier season, Alton has specifically mentioned Old Bay seasoning in at least one episode.

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** In earlier season, Alton has specifically mentioned Old Bay seasoning by name in at least one episode.several episodes.



* TortureTechnician: A "cackling Igor" TortureTechnician supplies Alton with tortilla-making implements and a few other delightful terrors, like a device that uses blades for tenderizing meat. Alton addresses him as "Dungeon Master", which, given the nature of the show, [[HisNameReallyIsBarkeep may well be his actual name]]. He seems to be renting Alton's dungeon basement solely for the opportunity to do this particular job, because his lease favors the landlord heavily; Alton can evict him at a moment's notice if he's not happy with his tenant's job performance.

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* TortureTechnician: A "cackling Igor" TortureTechnician supplies Alton with tortilla-making implements and a few other delightful terrors, like a device that uses blades for tenderizing meat. Alton addresses him as "Dungeon Master", "DungeonMaster", which, given the nature of the show, [[HisNameReallyIsBarkeep may well be his actual name]]. He seems to be renting Alton's dungeon basement solely for the opportunity to do this particular job, because his lease favors the landlord heavily; Alton can evict him at a moment's notice if he's not happy with his tenant's job performance.
24th Oct '16 4:49:54 PM Ninetails2000
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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Alton originally had a southern accent before starting production and dropped it once he started the show. Early on, he'd slip back into it over certain words and statements.
** In the episode "Oh My Meat Pie," Alton's British accent would sometimes break back into his normal speaking, or worse, back into his natural southern accent.
** He invokes this at certain points where he wants to put emphasis on something that's southern tradition, such as when talking about peaches or greens.
14th Oct '16 8:00:24 AM JoieDeCombat
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* CrossOver: With ''Series/MythBusters'' for a Thanksgiving episode in 2012. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome It was glorious.]]

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* CrossOver: With ''Series/MythBusters'' for a Thanksgiving episode in 2012.2012, testing whether or not it's possible to cook a holiday dinner in the engine compartment of a car. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome It was glorious.]]
13th Oct '16 7:36:59 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* TheyJustDidntCare: {{Invoked}} by "Thomas Jefferson" at the beginning of "American Classics IX: Pumpkin Pie".
26th Sep '16 4:19:40 PM SolipSchism
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* SelfDeprecation: Done to himself a few times, but "Behind The Bird" contains a playful jab at Alton's hometown of {{Atlanta}}, as a couple of inches of snow is enough to shut down the city (which, for the record, is TruthInTelevision).

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* SelfDeprecation: Done to himself a few times, but "Behind The Bird" contains a playful jab at Alton's hometown of {{Atlanta}}, UsefulNotes/{{Atlanta}}, as a couple of inches of snow is enough to shut down the city (which, for the record, is TruthInTelevision).
15th Aug '16 9:27:09 AM longWriter
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* UnwantedAssistance: '''Don't say it!''' [[spoiler: Did someone call for a culinary anthropologist?]]
8th Aug '16 7:15:49 PM jayharrison
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* {{Kaiju}}: The tempura episode starts with a giant monster ravaging downtown Atlanta.
* KillerRabbit: In [[Franchise/{{Superman}} "It's a Pan! It's a Dish! It's Paella!"]], Alton mentions that the most traditional meat to serve in paella is rabbit. Cue an innocent-looking rabbit puppet that starts crying right in front of Alton. Alton doesn't buy the rabbit's sadness as he alludes to ''Film/NightOfTheLepus''. The rabbit soon turns vicious.



** Usually he does this not only because it's cheaper, but because every time he starts building one (or is forced to go buy more cookware) he brings up the fact that there's only one unitasker he'll abide in his kitchen, and if you're doing things right you shouldn't have to use ''it'' at all--a fire extinguisher. And in the 10th-Anniversary special, [[spoiler:''he uses that in a dish too''.]] [[note]]Although the one he used in the show was a CO[-2-] extinguisher, instead of the chemical one always displayed previously.[[/note]]

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** Usually he does this not only because it's cheaper, but because every time he starts building one (or is forced to go buy more cookware) he brings up the fact that there's only one unitasker he'll abide in his kitchen, and if you're doing things right you shouldn't have to use ''it'' at all--a fire extinguisher. And in the 10th-Anniversary special, [[spoiler:''he uses that in a dish too''.]] too'']]. [[note]]Although the one he used in the show was a CO[-2-] extinguisher, instead of the chemical one always displayed previously.[[/note]]



* TheMenInBlack: They usually show up in groups of three to give government standards on foods and food safety. Alton is almost always the leader, and talks in a stereotypical {{Motor Mouth}}ed, overly serious tone. He also shows up on his own in this role, such as in the episode about vanilla where he talks about govt. requirements for what can be legally called vanilla extracts. While they're usually wearing the typical black suits, in "Churn Baby Churn II", they're dressed as ice cream attendants.

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* TheMenInBlack: They usually show up in groups of three to give government standards on foods and food safety. Alton is almost always the leader, and talks in a stereotypical {{Motor Mouth}}ed, [[MotorMouth motor-mouthed]], overly serious tone. He also shows up on his own in this role, such as in the episode about vanilla where he talks about govt. requirements for what can be legally called vanilla extracts. While they're usually wearing the typical black suits, in "Churn Baby Churn II", they're dressed as ice cream stand attendants.



* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: [[TheIgor The Dungeonmaster]], who provides some of the kitchen implements that Alton uses. He uses them for torturing and killing small animals, while Alton uses them to apply pressure to food, either to flatten them (as in the tortillas episode) or to extract something from them (as in the oils and pomegranate episodes).

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* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: [[TheIgor The Dungeonmaster]], who provides some of the kitchen implements that Alton uses. He uses them for torturing and killing bugs and small animals, while Alton uses them to apply pressure to food, either to flatten them (as in the tortillas episode) or to extract something from them (as in the oils and pomegranate episodes).



** In the episode "Gills Gone Wild," a doctor writes Alton a prescription for an expensive statin-type drug, as well as a prescription for salmon. When Alton questions what kind of salmon the doctor wants him to eat, the doctor replies that it doesn't matter. Alton is angered, because the doctor won't let him take a generic version of the medication but doesn't think there's a difference between farmed Atlantic salmon and the many types of wild Pacific salmon.

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** In the episode "Gills Gone Wild," Wild", a doctor writes Alton a prescription for an expensive statin-type drug, as well as a prescription for salmon. When Alton questions what kind of salmon the doctor wants him to eat, the doctor replies that it doesn't matter. Alton is angered, because the doctor won't let him take a generic version of the medication but doesn't think there's a difference between farmed Atlantic salmon and the many types of wild Pacific salmon.



* ProductPlacement: Almost completely averted; see YouWannaGetSued below for ways that the show gets around mentioning products by brand name (but see ProductDisplacement above). However, Alton has specifically mentioned Old Bay seasoning in at least one episode, and if you pay attention to the label designs it's easy to tell which stores ingredients are bought from, even with the names changed or blanked out.

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* ProductPlacement: Almost completely averted; see YouWannaGetSued below for ways that the show gets around mentioning products by brand name (but see ProductDisplacement above). However, Alton has specifically mentioned Old Bay seasoning in at least one episode, and if you pay attention to the label designs it's easy to tell which stores the ingredients are bought from, from and which brands are used, even with the names changed or blanked out.out.
** In earlier season, Alton has specifically mentioned Old Bay seasoning in at least one episode.
25th Jun '16 11:38:16 AM karstovich2
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* DanBrowned: Veteran homebrewers have accused Alton of this due to the Season 6 episode "True Brew III: Amber Waves". It got to the point that Alton issued a public apology, but what the veteran homebrewers often forget is that the episode was taking the perspective of a first-time homebrewer, and much of the advice Alton gives is also given by brewing shops to entry-level homebrewers, so at worst, Alton was guilty of LiesToChildren.

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* DanBrowned: Veteran homebrewers have accused Alton of this due to the Season 6 episode "True Brew III: Amber Waves". It got to the point that Alton issued a public apology, but what the veteran homebrewers often forget is that the episode was taking the perspective of a first-time homebrewer, and much of the advice Alton gives is also given by brewing shops to entry-level homebrewers, so at worst, Alton was guilty of the beer equivalent of LiesToChildren.
13th Jun '16 4:52:19 AM Willbyr
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Has nothing to do with ''Franchise/GodEater''.
12th Jun '16 7:12:50 PM Mhazard
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Has nothing to do with ''Franchise/GodEater''.
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