History Series / HellsKitchen

1st May '16 9:26:42 PM SirVancelot131
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** Joseph challenging Chef Ramsay to a fight in season six, despite being one of the frontrunners and not in the least bit of danger of going home any time soon.

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** Joseph challenging Chef Ramsay to a fight in season six, despite being one of the frontrunners and not in the least bit of danger of going home any time soon. [[note]] When Ramsay asks a specific chef who the nominees are and why, he isn't expecting that chef to be nominated, and if they are, he will always react in shock. [[/note]]


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** In Season 7, Benjamin's attempt to read off a ticket while Chef Ramsay left and put Sous-Chef Scott in charge for a minute was easily this, and Scott ripped him apart for attempting to take over.
1st May '16 7:35:21 PM SirVancelot131
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** Expect at least one team a season to be very dysfunctional in their group dynamic. This can be the fault of just one person, or multiple people. Season 2's red team fell apart when Heather left and Sara started asserting herself as the resident {{Jerkass}}. Season 3's red team was nicknamed Hell's Bitches thanks to Tiffany, Joanna, and later Melissa. Season 4's red team wasn't that much better thanks to Corey, Jen, and Rosann; the blue team had Matt, then got Jen. Season 5's red team was plagued with Lacey at first, then to Andrea and Carol's constant bickering and arguing; the blue team had Seth, then Lacey. Season 6's red team was plagued by Suzanne for the longest time. Even after she left, they still had some problems. Season 7's red team [[FromBadToWorse had problems with Autumn, then Scott, then Ben.]] Season 8, both teams were equally dysfunctional thanks to Russell, Sabrina and Raj. Season 9's red team was plagued with Elise who constantly fought with the group, particularly Carrie. Season 10's red team had Robyn and Kimmie. Season 11, the red team did have the occasional problem with Nedra, who sometimes intimidated them into agreeing with her. But they weren't as bad as the extremely incompetent blue team that was plagued by Zach and their mutual hatred with Dan.

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** Expect at least one team a season to be very dysfunctional in their group dynamic. This can be the fault of just one person, or multiple people. Season 2's red team fell apart when Heather left and Sara started asserting herself as the resident {{Jerkass}}. Season 3's red team was nicknamed Hell's Bitches thanks to Tiffany, Joanna, and later Melissa. Season 4's red team wasn't that much better thanks to Corey, Jen, and Rosann; the blue team had Matt, then got Jen. Season 5's red team was plagued with Lacey at first, then to Andrea and Carol's constant bickering and arguing; the blue team had Seth, then Lacey. Season 6's red team was plagued by Suzanne for the longest time. Even after she left, they still had some problems. Season 7's red team [[FromBadToWorse had problems with Autumn, then Scott, then Ben.]] Season 8, both teams were equally dysfunctional thanks to Russell, Sabrina and Raj. Season 9's red team was plagued with Elise who constantly fought with the group, particularly Carrie.Carrie, while the blue team was dysfunctional at the beginning until Natalie was transferred onto the team. Season 10's red team had Robyn and Kimmie. Season 11, the red team did have the occasional problem with Nedra, who sometimes intimidated them into agreeing with her. But they weren't as bad as the extremely incompetent blue team that was plagued by Zach and their mutual hatred with Dan.
29th Apr '16 5:59:03 PM grapesandmilk
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* UnwantedAssistance: It's not uncommon for contestants to get angry at their team members for trying to help them with their station, exclaiming that they knew how to cook. It's pretty common for them to then proceed to fail because they rejected outside help.
** Although for some contestants, they reject other people's help and then prove that they really could cook by themselves. One of the best examples is Dave from Season 6, who continuously rejected people's offers to help him with his broken wrist. He said that he could and had to do things by himself. He proved that by [[spoiler: winning the competition]].
** Jason from Season 12 is also a notable example, but unlike the other contestants, he actually did not need the help at the time and only screamed at Sandra because she took over without communicating with Jason first.
29th Apr '16 4:08:14 PM SirVancelot131
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** In Season 10, Episode 16, the current black jacket team faced off against past runner ups [[spoiler: (Season 8's Russell, Season 7's Jay, Season 6's Kevin, Season 5's Paula, Season 3's Bonnie, and Season 2's Virginia)]]. Throughout the entire night, the returning team only made one mistake [[spoiler: (Jay over seasoned one of his fish, which was quickly rectified by Kevin)]]. Chef Ramsay himself noted that he never saw food so meticulously produced in the red kitchen. It was a landslide victory for them. What made it more impressive was that none of them had ever worked with each other before, yet had better teamwork than their rivals who had been working with each other for weeks.

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** In Season 10, Episode 16, the current black jacket team faced off against past runner ups [[spoiler: (Season 8's Russell, Season 7's Jay, Season 6's Kevin, Season 5's Paula, Season 3's Bonnie, and Season 2's Virginia)]]. Throughout the entire night, the returning team only made one mistake [[spoiler: (Jay over seasoned one of his fish, which was quickly rectified by Kevin)]]. Chef Ramsay himself noted that he never saw food so meticulously produced in the red kitchen. It was a landslide victory for them. What made it more impressive was that none of them had ever worked with each other before, yet had better teamwork than their rivals who had been working with each other for weeks. The following season, when past winners showed up, they did NOT pull off a victory like this, only barely beating the Season 11 team.
28th Apr '16 8:52:08 PM SirVancelot131
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** In fact, half of the winners got mediocre reviews for their signature dishes. [[spoiler: Dave from Season 6 and Heather from Season 2]] got mixed reviews ([[spoiler: Dave cooked the ostrich well but undercooked the brussels sprouts and Heather's empanadas were thick and hard to digest, but was the best dish he had by that point]]). [[spoiler: Paul from Season 9, Christina from Season 10, Ja'Nel from Season 11, and Meghan from Season 14]] are the only winners who got positive reviews for their signature dishes.

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** In fact, half of the winners got mediocre or negative reviews for their signature dishes. [[spoiler: Dave from Season 6 6, Christina from Season 4, and Heather from Season 2]] got mixed reviews ([[spoiler: Dave cooked the ostrich well but undercooked the brussels sprouts sprouts, Christina's dish had a good concept with bad execution, and Heather's empanadas were thick and hard to digest, but was the best dish he had by that point]]). point, while Michael from Season 1, Rock from Season 3, Danny from Season 5, Holli from Season 7, and Nona from Season 8 got terrible reviews on their dishes.]]) [[spoiler: Paul from Season 9, Christina from Season 10, Ja'Nel from Season 11, and Meghan from Season 14]] are the only winners who got positive reviews for their signature dishes.
28th Apr '16 8:33:50 PM SirVancelot131
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** There was also a difference in how elimination nominees were decided. In earlier seasons, Ramsay would just pick whoever had been the least bad performer as the Best of the Worst and get them to decide on the nominees. Starting at around Season 5 however, Ramsay largely dispensed with the Best of the Worst role (only assigning it when some turned in an exceptionally good performance compared to the rest of their team) and almost always had the nominees decided on by team consensus.

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** There was also a difference in how elimination nominees were decided. In earlier seasons, Ramsay would just pick whoever had been the least bad performer as the Best of the Worst and get them to decide on the nominees. Starting at around Season 5 however, Ramsay largely dispensed with the Best of the Worst role (only assigning it when some turned in an exceptionally good performance compared to the rest of their team) and almost always had the nominees decided on by team consensus. Also, Ramsay didn't overrule the choices of who was nominated like he would in later seasons. He likely started doing this to make sure that the better contestants weren't being forced to leave unjustly.
27th Apr '16 9:18:24 PM SirVancelot131
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** The returning runner up team competing with the current black jacket chefs in Season 10, Episode 16 was definitely this. Chef Ramsay himself noted that he never saw food leave the red kitchen so meticulously before. Throughout the entire night, they only made one error (a minor over seasoning of fish which was quickly rectified). It was a landslide victory for them.

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** The returning black jacket chefs in Season 9 were billed as this, but it is ultimately averted when the current black jacket chefs earn a decisive victory over them, putting THEM into this trope instead.
** The returning runner up team competing with the current black jacket chefs in Season 10, Episode 16 was definitely this. Chef Ramsay himself noted that he never saw food leave the red kitchen so meticulously before. Throughout the entire night, they only made one error (a minor over seasoning of fish by Jay which was quickly rectified).rectified with Kevin's help). It was a landslide victory for them.
16th Apr '16 9:19:54 AM jenmic
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** Season 15: Ariel, Kristen, and Ashley [[spoiler:Were the final 3.]]
13th Apr '16 11:58:53 AM Sorantheman
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* MassOhCrap: Anytime [[TooDumbToLive someone is stupid enough to talk back to Gordon]], this is the reaction the entire kitchen has before [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjE-cBDFphQ the explosion of fury comes loose]].
8th Apr '16 11:22:17 PM TheFox
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** The blue team's performance in Season 15's taste test, where they were on the losing end of an [[CurbStompBattle 8-3 stomping]]. Not only that, but Frank and Dannie both failed to guess a single ingredient correctly!
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