History Series / GoodEats

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''.
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.
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