History Series / GoodEats

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''.
9th Apr '16 6:28:08 PM AnoneMouseJr
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* TimTaylorTechnology: In "Flat is Beautiful II" Elton drives a steamroller over a beef roast, before deciding that he might need a more controlled and hygenic method of flattening steak.

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* TimTaylorTechnology: In "Flat is Beautiful II" Elton Alton drives a steamroller over a beef roast, before deciding that he might need a more controlled and hygenic method of flattening steak.
28th Mar '16 10:06:53 PM Prfnoff
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* VampiresHateGarlic: In the episode "The Bulb of the Night", a vampire named Vlad hires Alton to help him get over his "phobia" of garlic. The fear itself seems to be his only problem; once he starts cooking with it, he's perfectly fine.
16th Mar '16 5:57:15 AM Kalmbach
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* TimTaylorTechnology: In "Flat is Beautiful II" Elton drives a steamroller over a beef roast, before deciding that he might need a more subtle method of flattening steak.

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* TimTaylorTechnology: In "Flat is Beautiful II" Elton drives a steamroller over a beef roast, before deciding that he might need a more subtle controlled and hygenic method of flattening steak.
15th Mar '16 7:19:06 PM Kalmbach
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* TimTaylorTechnology: In "Flat is Beautiful II" Elton drives a steamroller over a beef roast, before deciding that he might need a more subtle method of flattening steak.
4th Mar '16 4:31:58 PM Kalmbach
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* CoolCar: When discussing bread pudding, he mentions that the best comes from England. When later using the analogy of a car to describe the proper components of a bread pudding, he walks over to a beautiful little English car, a shiny blue BMC Mini, that has somehow found its way into his kitchen.
4th Mar '16 10:22:24 AM Kalmbach
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** And of course, he points out in ''Behind the Eats'' that in real life, Vicki knows almost nothing about cooking.

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** And of course, he points out in ''Behind the Eats'' that in real life, Vicki knows almost nothing about cooking. She's actually his chiropractor.
4th Mar '16 9:54:54 AM Willbyr
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** ''Oh My Meat Pie'' pretty much runs on this, which is understandable since the entire episode is a riff on SweeneyTodd, complete with Mr. Todd and Mrs. Lovett in the episode with AB's great-great grandfather ([[GenerationXerox played by Alton himself, of course]]). Naturally, there is a lot of ambiguity about the [[ImAHumanitarian meat]] used throughout the episode and it ends with Alton's great-great grandfather getting married to Mrs. Lovett and the two of them moving to America. Mr. Brown "disappears" under mysterious circumstances a few years later.

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** ''Oh "Oh My Meat Pie'' Pie" pretty much runs on this, which is understandable since the entire episode is a riff on SweeneyTodd, complete with Mr. Todd and Mrs. Lovett in the episode with AB's great-great grandfather ([[GenerationXerox played by Alton himself, of course]]). Naturally, there is a lot of ambiguity about the [[ImAHumanitarian meat]] used throughout the episode and it ends with Alton's great-great grandfather getting married to Mrs. Lovett and the two of them moving to America. Mr. Brown "disappears" under mysterious circumstances a few years later.



* IrishmanAndAJew: A scene explaining how corned beef came (erroneously) to be associated with Irish cuisine employed a Jewish rabbi and and Irish priest sitting in a bar. After some dialogue and an explanation[[note]]Before the Great Famine, a fairly typical Irish dish was boiled ''bacon'' with potatoes and cabbage; when destitute immigrants arrived in New York City, they found that bacon was too scarce and expensive, so they replaced it with corned beef, which they purchased from stores owned by their new Jewish neighbors.[[/note]] from [[DropInCharacter Alton's nutritional anthropologist]], we get the set-up to a corny old-fashioned joke: "A priest, a rabbi, and a nutritional anthropologist walk into a bar..." Then Alton, the priest, and the rabbi all roll their eyes and get up to leave.

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* IrishmanAndAJew: A scene explaining how corned beef came (erroneously) to be associated with Irish cuisine employed a Jewish rabbi and and Irish priest sitting in a bar. After some dialogue and an explanation[[note]]Before the Great Famine, a fairly typical Irish dish was boiled ''bacon'' with potatoes and cabbage; when cabbage. When destitute immigrants arrived in New York City, they found that bacon was too scarce and expensive, so they replaced it with corned beef, which they purchased from stores owned by their new Jewish neighbors.[[/note]] from [[DropInCharacter Alton's nutritional anthropologist]], we get the set-up to a corny old-fashioned joke: "A priest, a rabbi, and a nutritional anthropologist walk into a bar..." Then Alton, the priest, and the rabbi all roll their eyes and get up to leave.



** ''[[DynamicEntry (jumps in)]]'' "'''''I'M LACTOSE MAN!'''''" ''(punches someone in the gut)'' "I'm not a doctor, but that HAD to hurt! '''''I'M LACTOSE MAN!'''''" ''(jumps out)''

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** ''[[DynamicEntry (jumps in)]]'' "'''''I'M LACTOSE MAN!'''''" ''(punches [''punches someone in the gut)'' gut''] "I'm not a doctor, but that HAD to hurt! '''''I'M LACTOSE MAN!'''''" ''(jumps out)''[''jumps out'']



-->'''Alton''' (''wide-eyed''): A lot of my childhood questions... just got answered.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Marsha has one, as does W (a SuspiciouslySimilarSong of Bond's theme song) and Alton's EvilTwin; Alton's show neighbors (Chuck and Mr. [=McGregor=]) share one as well.

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-->'''Alton''' (''wide-eyed''): [''wide-eyed'']: A lot of my childhood questions... just got answered.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Marsha has one, as does W (a SuspiciouslySimilarSong of Bond's theme song) and Alton's EvilTwin; EvilTwin. Alton's show neighbors (Chuck and Mr. [=McGregor=]) share one as well.



* 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 fast-paced, 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 fast-paced, {{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.



* {{Reconstruction}}: A lot of the dishes and ingredients featured on the show are things many people hated from their childhood (mussels, peas, Brussels sprouts, and sweet potatoes just to name a few). Alton shows how to cook them properly in order to ensure that they're actually quite tasty, and often quite easier to prepare properly rather than improperly (which is often what leads to the nasty flavors and textures people dislike anyway).

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* {{Reconstruction}}: {{Reconstruction}}:
**
A lot of the dishes and ingredients featured on the show are things many people hated from their childhood (mussels, peas, Brussels sprouts, and sweet potatoes just to name a few). Alton shows how to cook them properly in order to ensure that they're actually quite tasty, and often quite easier to prepare properly rather than improperly (which is often what leads to the nasty flavors and textures people dislike anyway).



* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: The adorable, burping yeast sock puppets... 'nuff said.
** [[http://www.amazon.com/Good-Eats-3-Later-Years/dp/158479903X "Good Eats 3: The Later Years"]] comes with a "Make your own yeast puppet kit!"

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* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: The adorable, burping yeast sock puppets... 'nuff said.
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said. [[http://www.amazon.com/Good-Eats-3-Later-Years/dp/158479903X "Good Eats 3: The Later Years"]] comes with a "Make your own yeast puppet kit!"



(''girl takes all his crackers'')\\

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(''girl [''girl takes all his crackers'')\\crackers'']\\



** Alton and W [[{{in-universe}} view each other like this]], too; W often treats Alton like walking SnarkBait, while Alton tends to deliberately antagonize her in return. This is because he usually prefers his homebrew knockups, and W makes her living selling [[CripplingOverspecialization devices that have one function]] (of which Alton has a pronounced disdain).

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** Alton and W [[{{in-universe}} [[InUniverse view each other like this]], too; W often treats Alton like walking SnarkBait, while Alton tends to deliberately antagonize her in return. This is because he usually prefers his homebrew knockups, and W makes her living selling [[CripplingOverspecialization devices that have one function]] (of which the very unitaskers Alton has a pronounced disdain).disdains]].



** Alton's "sister" Marsha.

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** Alton's "sister" Marsha.Marsha, the stereotypical annoying sibling who cons or manipulates you into doing things for her and never shows gratitude.



** One episode was a combined parody of ''Series/JunkyardWars'' and ''Series/IronChef''

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** One episode was a combined parody of ''Series/JunkyardWars'' and ''Series/IronChef''''Series/IronChef''.



** And of course, he points out in ''Behind the Eats'' that in real life, Vicki knows about zilch about cooking.

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** And of course, he points out in ''Behind the Eats'' that in real life, Vicki knows about zilch almost nothing about cooking.



* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Kosher salt, because it's easier to pinch and dissolves better.
** Since Alton never had iodized salt as a kid, its usage just doesn't taste right to him. He will use table salt when / if the occasion calls for it, however.

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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: TrademarkFavoriteFood:
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Kosher salt, because it's easier to pinch and dissolves better.
** Since
better. Also, Alton never had iodized salt as a kid, its usage so it just doesn't taste right to him. He will use table salt when / if if[=/=]when the occasion calls for it, however.



* VerbalTic: "Um" or "Uh".



** "Give Peas A Chance": ''TheExorcist''
** "Oh My, Meat Pie": ''SweeneyTodd''.

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** "Give Peas A Chance": ''TheExorcist''
''Film/TheExorcist''
** "Oh My, Meat Pie": ''SweeneyTodd''.''Theatre/SweeneyTodd''.



** Alton says this almost word-for-word in "American Classics 7: Don't Be Chicken of Dumplings", when the actors who play his lawyers Itchy and Twitchy turn up a couple of minutes later as RobinHood and Wilfred of ''Literature/{{Ivanhoe}}''.

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** Alton says this almost word-for-word in "American Classics 7: Don't Be Chicken of Dumplings", when the actors who play his lawyers Itchy and Twitchy turn up a couple of minutes later as RobinHood Myth/RobinHood and Wilfred of ''Literature/{{Ivanhoe}}''.
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