History Series / KitchenNightmares

20th Aug '16 12:07:28 PM ChilledXSocks
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##In between, Gordon found out that waiters weren't allowed to keep their tips, instead having to hand them into the owner (which is illegal), and that Samy, the owner and husband of chef Amy, [[ProtectionFromEditors wasn't passing on Gordon's complaints to her so that she would "get nervous"]]. Not that it did much good because she still ended up pitching several fits anyway. [[invoked]]

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##In between, Gordon found out that waiters weren't allowed to keep their tips, instead having to hand them into the owner (which is illegal), ''illegal''), and that Samy, the owner and husband of chef Amy, [[ProtectionFromEditors wasn't passing on Gordon's complaints to her so that she would "get nervous"]]. Not that it did much good because she still ended up pitching several fits anyway. [[invoked]]
14th Aug '16 5:08:09 PM GF93
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* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Gordon in the US version. He is occasionally a target of nationalistic insults from certain chefs that CantTakeCriticism due to his British nationality, notable examples including Oceana, Barefoot Bob's, Ms. Jean's Southern Cuisine and, unsurprisingly, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Amy's Baking Company]] (albeit outside of the episode; see BlatantLies in their subsection below).
-->'''Lisa from Barefoot Bob's''': He comes from a country where they think scones are delicious!

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* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Gordon in the US version. He is occasionally a target of nationalistic insults from certain chefs that CantTakeCriticism due to his British nationality, notable examples including Oceana, Anna Vincenzo's, Barefoot Bob's, Ms. Jean's Southern Cuisine and, unsurprisingly, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Amy's Baking Company]] (albeit outside of the episode; see BlatantLies in their subsection below).
-->'''Lisa from Barefoot Bob's''': He comes from a country where they think scones ''scones'' are delicious!delicious!
-->'''[=CeCe=] from Anna Vincenzo's:''' He's British, [[{{Hypocrite}} they don't know anything about Pizza.]]
13th Aug '16 10:25:47 AM LLSmoothJ
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* HypercompetentSidekick: Sous Chef Daniella from "Charlie's" is shown to be a better chef than Head Chef Casimiro. As demonstrated when Gordon has them cook a meatball, Daniella manages to do a good job while Casimiro does not.
7th Aug '16 1:18:45 PM LLSmoothJ
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* TheMillstone: In "Peter's," Gordon outright tells the man himself to his face that the restaurant would run better without him.
6th Aug '16 11:48:25 PM Nicolletta
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* GenerationXerox: Encountered in "Burger Kitchen". Alan, the owner, gave Gordon Ramsey a book he wrote about his abusive father, whom he hated for trying to make him stay in Australia and work in his business. As revealed earlier in the episode, it seems that Alan's son, Daniel, has suffered a similar fate. See BumblingDad above.

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* GenerationXerox: Encountered in "Burger Kitchen". Alan, the owner, gave Gordon Ramsey Ramsay a book he wrote about his abusive father, whom he hated for trying to make him stay in Australia and work in his business. As revealed earlier in the episode, it seems that Alan's son, Daniel, has suffered a similar fate. See BumblingDad above.



* [[ShoddyKnockoffProduct Knockoff Product]] Ramsay's shows inspired a cloned copy on a rival network. ''Series/RestaurantImpossible'' is a carbon copy presented by Robert Irvine, a British chef/entrepreneur who manages to be ten times more intimidating and meaner than Ramsey - without overly raising his voice or swearing ''once''.

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* [[ShoddyKnockoffProduct Knockoff Product]] Ramsay's shows inspired a cloned copy on a rival network. ''Series/RestaurantImpossible'' is a carbon copy presented by Robert Irvine, a British chef/entrepreneur who manages to be ten times more intimidating and meaner than Ramsey Ramsay - without overly raising his voice or swearing ''once''.
2nd Aug '16 12:39:58 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* TheyJustDidntCare: [[invoked]] One of the three owners in the "Hot Potato Café even admitted that long ago, they just suddenly lost enthusiasm or concern for the quality of their food or service.
24th Jul '16 8:43:41 PM magmablock
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* StepfordSmiler: When talking to Gordon about what it's like to work there, Miranda the waitress keeps a cute little smile even as her words do nothing to hide how terrible a place it is.

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* StepfordSmiler: When talking to Gordon about what it's like to work there, Miranda the waitress keeps keeps, or at least [[BrokenSmile tries]] to keep, a cute little smile even as her words do nothing to hide how terrible a place it is.
24th Jul '16 8:37:58 PM magmablock
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* StepfordSmiler: When talking to Gordon about what it's like to work there, Miranda the waitress keeps a cute little smile even as her words do nothing to hide how terrible a place it is.
19th Jul '16 11:53:22 PM LadyNorbert
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** Sam's Mediterranean Kabob Room is an interesting case - despite the restaurant's relaunch going 100% smoothly with no issues (unlike most which "break down" an hour into the relaunch), the place closed down because business failed to pick up due to local competition; in fact, another Mediterranean restaurant had opened and took their business in short order. ''But'', the owner admitted that he'd really only had children so he could have unpaid employees for his business later in life, so the restaurant's closing at least allowed them to go on their own and live independent lives.

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** Sam's Mediterranean Kabob Kebab Room is an interesting case - despite the restaurant's relaunch going 100% smoothly with no issues (unlike most which "break down" an hour into the relaunch), the place closed down because business failed to pick up due to local competition; in fact, another Mediterranean restaurant had opened and took their business in short order. ''But'', the owner admitted that he'd really only had children so he could have unpaid employees for his business later in life, so the restaurant's closing at least allowed them to go on their own and live independent lives.
19th Jul '16 10:16:30 PM LadyNorbert
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** In "Zayna's Flaming Grill", co-owner Fayza seems to be nothing but a chronic liar, and is called out for this constantly. More often than not, the actual truth is shown to the the complete opposite of what she claims. She claims the rest of the staff do no work, that her food is fresh, and eve lies about thawing meat in hot water, among many other fibs. Whether or not she is deliberately lying or is suffering from the early stages of dementia is unclear, although after the episode aired, she sold her half of the restaurant and left the business.

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** In "Zayna's Flaming Grill", co-owner Fayza seems to be nothing but a chronic liar, and is called out for this constantly. More often than not, the actual truth is shown to the the complete opposite of what she claims. She claims the rest of the staff do no work, that her food is fresh, and eve even lies about thawing meat in hot water, among many other fibs. Whether or not It's unclear whether she is deliberately lying lying, or if she is possibly suffering from the early stages of dementia dementia; what is unclear, although known is that after the episode aired, she sold her half of the restaurant and left the business.



* BumblingDad: Alan from Burger Kitchen. On so many levels.
** Took $250,000 out of his son's trust fund (without his knowledge/permission) to buy a restaurant he had no idea how to run. And he was confused as to why his son resented him. Oh, and at one point he gives Gordon a copy of a book he wrote about how horribly his own father treated him as a child; he never puts two and two together until Gordon explicitly spells it out for him later.

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* BumblingDad: Alan from Burger Kitchen. On Kitchen, on so many levels.
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levels. He took $250,000 out of his son's trust fund (without his knowledge/permission) to buy a restaurant he had no idea how to run. And he was confused as to why his son resented him. Oh, and at one point he gives Gordon a copy of a book he wrote about how horribly his own father treated him as a child; he never puts two and two together until Gordon explicitly spells it out for him later.



* CallBack: As he walks away at the end, Chef Ramsay mutters a reference to a memorable segment of the episode (e.g., "Nino. He can really clean. And take pictures, apparently.)

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* CallBack: As he walks away at the end, Chef Ramsay mutters a reference to a memorable segment of the episode (e.g., "Nino. He can really clean. And take pictures, apparently.) ")
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