History Series / MasterChef

16th Jan '18 8:53:16 PM wentesur
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** America's Season 8 had the three finalists, [[spoiler: Dino, Jason, and Ebony]] the three of them seemed pretty universally loved among the viewers, with many proclaiming it was the first time they liked every finalist and wanted any of them to win.

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** America's Season 8 had the three finalists, [[spoiler: Dino, Jason, and Ebony]] Eboni]] the three of them seemed pretty universally loved among the viewers, with many proclaiming it was the first time they liked every finalist and wanted any of them to win.



* BackForTheFinale: Joe Bastianich left as a judge for the U.S. ''[=MasterChef=]'' at the end of Season 5, but returned as a guest judge for the finale of Season 8.

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* BackForTheFinale: Joe Bastianich left Wolfgang Puck appears as a judge for in the U.S. ''[=MasterChef=]'' at third episode (the first day of top 20 contestants in the end of Season 5, but returned kitchen). He then reappears as a guest judge for alongside Daniel Boulud in the finale of Season 8.season finale.



** US Season 8's Top 10 paired cooking challenge, the two worst foods were produced by Adam-Caitlyn and Gabriel-Yachecia. The worst pairing had to participate in a pressure test. Gordon then says "The one saved from pressure test is, Adam, Caitlyn..." The two of them were overjoyed until Gordon said "It's not you, and you know it!"

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** US Season 8's scrambled egg elimination challenge has the same Felix-Scott from season 3 above, this time it's Sam and Heather filling their position respectively.
** US Season 8's Top 10 paired cooking challenge, the two worst foods were produced by Adam-Caitlyn and Gabriel-Yachecia. The worst pairing had to participate in a pressure test. Gordon then says "The one saved from pressure test is, Adam, Adam and Caitlyn..." The two of them were overjoyed breathed sigh of relief for a couple of seconds until Gordon said "It's not you, and you! And you know it!"



* BigWhat: Shane from ''Master Chef Junior Season 5'', a meat lover, delivered this followed by BigNo after knowing he had to cook a vegan burger for Creator/MayimBialik.

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* BigWhat: Shane Shayne from ''Master Chef Junior Season 5'', a meat lover, delivered this followed by BigNo after knowing he had to cook a vegan burger for Creator/MayimBialik.


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* TheBusCameBack: Joe Bastianich left as a judge for the U.S. ''[=MasterChef=]'' at the end of Season 5, but returned as a guest judge for the finale of Season 8. He will also be featured in upcoming Master Chef Junior Season 6.
6th Jan '18 1:02:41 PM wentesur
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*** In episode 6, the elimination challenge involved using either canned crab or fresh crab, with who gets what being decided by Ryan (as he had won the mystery box challenge). He gave everyone he wanted to stay a fresh crab, gave everyone he disliked canned, and made an exception for Christine as he was hoping a live animal would "trip her up". Not only did his plan backfire spectacularly (Christine and Monti, the two he was specifically aiming for, both delivered impressive dishes, with Christine winning and Monti surprising Gordon with the taste) but among the four singled out for elimination, three of them got ''fresh crab''. The judges all voiced their disappointment and specifically singled out Tali, as Ryan had given him the fresh crab to ensure he stayed in the competition, and he somehow managed to bungle it up so bad that even [[NiceGuy Graham]] was making jokes at his expense.



*** In episode 6, the elimination challenge involved using either canned crab or fresh crab, with who gets what being decided by Ryan (as he had won the mystery box challenge). He gave everyone he wanted to stay a fresh crab, gave everyone he disliked canned, and made an exception for Christine as he was hoping a live animal would "trip her up". Not only did his plan backfire spectacularly (Christine and Monti, the two he was specifically aiming for, both delivered impressive dishes, with Christine winning and Monti surprising Gordon with the taste) but among the four singled out for elimination, three of them got ''fresh crab''. The judges all voiced their disappointment and specifically singled out Tali, as Ryan had given him the fresh crab to ensure he stayed in the competition, and he somehow managed to bungle it up so bad that even [[NiceGuy Graham]] was making jokes at his expense.



*** In the first episode, Chandis and Corey failed massively on potato dishes: Chandis gave the judges a plate of completely raw Rosti (Swiss potato pancakes) which Joe Bastianich called as "one of the worst offenses in the Master Chef kitchen", and Corey made a rock-hard potato souffle (after Gordon tried to remove the souffle from the ramekin, the plate broke into pieces!). Both were immediately eliminated.

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*** In the first episode, Chandis and Corey failed massively on potato dishes: Chandis gave the judges a plate of completely raw Rosti (Swiss potato pancakes) which Joe Bastianich called as "one of the worst offenses in the Master Chef kitchen", and Corey made a rock-hard potato souffle (after Gordon tried to remove the souffle from the ramekin, ramekin by smashing it into the plate, the plate broke into pieces!). Both were immediately eliminated.



*** The Blue team during the wedding challenge had a miserable time getting their appetizers out in part of Nathan and Shaun arguing over who had more control over the team (Nathan was the captain, but Shaun was concern that his method of leadership was hindering their performance), and in part of Barbara cooking the scallops ''way'' before the service began and making a huge mistake on the vinaigrette. As a result, they failed to serve all their appetizers before the speeches happened, and it led to their defeat despite a better performance on the entree section.

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*** The Blue team during the wedding challenge had a miserable time getting their appetizers out in part of Nathan and Shaun arguing over who had more control over the team (Nathan was the captain, but Shaun was concern concerned that his method of leadership was hindering their performance), and in part of Barbara cooking the scallops ''way'' before the service began and making a huge mistake on the vinaigrette. As a result, they failed to serve all their appetizers before the speeches happened, and it led to their defeat despite a better performance on the entree section.



*** A similar situation happened later on in the Truffle's pressure test where Yachecia had little to no white chocolate truffles with her only one being a half piece that Ramsay asked if she bit into it.

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*** A similar situation happened later on in the Truffle's a pressure test involving chocolate truffle where Yachecia had little to no white chocolate truffles with her only one being a half piece that Ramsay asked if she bit into it.
3rd Jan '18 9:48:40 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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*** In episode 10, the challenge was to cook a dish on a pizza stone. David was one of those who elected not to make a pizza, instead cooking a lobster and potato soup dish with all of the ingredients cooked individually on the stone. The judges noted his struggle with the dish and Graham was immediately critical of its lackluster presentation, and the taste did not make up for the shabby mixture. Joe equally put off by the dish, sending David off and then in his usual fashion sent the dish to the waste bin ''slamming'' it in and actually sending some nearby cookware ''flying across the counter''. The entire kitchen fell silent, and David braced himself for what looked like certain elimination. However, he was ultimately spared that night when Mike and Tanya were both sent home instead.
3rd Jan '18 11:29:00 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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*** In Episode 11, Season 3's Christine returned to serve as a guest judge as part of a challenge where the contestants had to cook a savory crab dish. Luca created a crab risotto to present to the judges, which was quickly deemed to be subpar. Joe then noticed that Luca had used fish sauce in his dish, as he reasoned it was a favorite ingredient of Christine's. Christine however agreed that it was not an ingredient suitable for a risotto, and Luca was heavily mocked for having included it in his dish. He ended up in the bottom three that night, and was narrowly spared from elimination.
31st Dec '17 4:40:20 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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*** In the second episode, Dan Wu was among those chosen for the pressure test where the task was to cook meatloaf. Dan presented Chef Ramsay with a very colorful loaf complete with brussel sprouts and bok choy and felt confident in his dish; preceding his dish was contestant Whitney's meatloaf, on which he remarked looked like a very plain plate, an assessment shared by the judges after the fact. In what proved to be a glaring case of TemptingFate, Ramsay deemed Dan's dish to be one of the worst meatloafs he'd ever eaten, criticizing its wet composition. Dan however managed to avoid elimination.


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** Tali from Season 3 would occasionally don a fedora.
29th Dec '17 1:47:49 AM wentesur
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* BaitAndSwitchComment: This show is very fond of this trope to build tension, and Gordon is the biggest offender in the series.

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* BaitAndSwitchComment: This show is very fond of this trope to build tension, and Gordon is the biggest offender in the US series.



** Also in season 3, Josh was the captain of a team of seven that lost the earlier challenge. The judges decided that three people performed well enough in the challenge to be deemed safe and would not need to cook in the elimination challenge. After choosing two, Gordon Ramsay turned to Josh, and said, "The person I'm saving... Josh... it's not you." Josh's reaction was just priceless.

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** Also in season 3, Josh was the captain of a team of seven that lost the earlier challenge. The judges decided that three people performed well enough in the challenge to be deemed safe and would not need to cook in the elimination challenge.pressure test. After choosing two, Gordon Ramsay turned to Josh, and said, "The person I'm saving... Josh... it's not you." Josh's reaction was just priceless.



** US Season 8's Top 10 paired cooking challenge, the two worst foods were produced by Adam-Caitlyn and Gabriel-Yachesia. The worst pairing have to participate in a pressure test. Gordon then says "The one saved from pressure test is, Adam, Caitlyn"

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** US Season 8's Top 10 paired cooking challenge, the two worst foods were produced by Adam-Caitlyn and Gabriel-Yachesia. Gabriel-Yachecia. The worst pairing have had to participate in a pressure test. Gordon then says "The one saved from pressure test is, Adam, Caitlyn"Caitlyn..." The two of them were overjoyed until Gordon said "It's not you, and you know it!"



*** This rarely appears, but when a contestant presented a terrible dish, one of the judges will say "Maybe the only one who will like this is X" with "X" referring to someone who previously presented another terrible dish.



** If Gordon is not the one tasting but hears an comment on how a food is terrible or sees cringeworthy behavior/response from a contestant to another judge's question, he will sometimes do a FacePalm, rub both of his eyebrows with one hand, or a combination of both.



** Jaimee Vitolo from Season 5, a bakery assistant who is fairly good at baking, was eliminated because of croquembouche, something she had made previously, over Christian who is more of a savory cook.

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** Jaimee Vitolo from Season 5, a bakery assistant who is fairly good at baking, was eliminated because of croquembouche, in a croquembouche pressure test, something she had made previously, over Christian who is more of a savory cook.



** Any time characters mention they will excel the challenge because they have good knowledge on the stuff but cook one of the worst dishes and/or get eliminated because of it. The opposite also applies.

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** Any time characters contestants mention they will excel the challenge because they have good knowledge on the stuff or having advantages but cook end up cooking one of the worst dishes and/or get eliminated because of it. The opposite also applies.



** After winning a challenge, Ben Starr from US Season 2 received an advantage for an upcoming dish replication elimination challenge to ask three questions regarding Gordon Ramsay's signature dish. He produced the worst dish and was eliminated.
** Miranda from ''Master Chef Canada'' Season 4 won a challenge and was told she was able to switch other contestants' basket in the following five-ingredient elimination challenge while having the option to keep her own basket. Being a competitive person, she chose to keep hers. Despite having the advantage, however, she was the one eliminated in that episode after serving borderline raw flank steak.

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** After winning a challenge, Ben Starr *** Newton from US Season 2 received an advantage for an upcoming 8 is a ranch owner from Texas who should know how to process and butcher meat so the judges expected him to pass a lamb rack frenching skill test. Not only he failed miserably, when he and 5 others had to participate in dish replication elimination challenge to ask three questions regarding Gordon Ramsay's signature dish. He produced involving lamb rack, he landed in ''bottom two'' for undercooked lamb and adding too much mustard on the worst dish lamb, only barely avoiding elimination if not for Sam's raw meat. Christina even lampshaded this twice.
--->'''Christina''': All right, Newton, ranch owner from Texas, you definitely know meat, how would you feel if you left tonight on a buthering
and meat cooking challenge?\\
*after tasting*\\
'''Christina''': Argh! Newton, if I though ''anyone''
was eliminated.
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gonna nail this challenge I thought it was you!
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Miranda from ''Master Chef Canada'' Season 4 won a challenge and was told she was able to switch other contestants' basket in the following five-ingredient elimination challenge while having the option to keep her own basket. Being a competitive person, she chose to keep hers. Despite having the advantage, however, she was the one eliminated in that episode after serving borderline raw flank steak.
28th Dec '17 8:45:37 AM wentesur
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** Jennifer from Season 8 couldn't handle pressure at all, with Gordon describing her performance in one challenge as "Going through a turbulence in the middle of a storm". This reason alone was also why Yachecia was reluctant to take her in a team challenge and later chose to go against her knowing that the pressure would affect her performance and defeat her.

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** Jennifer from Season 8 couldn't handle pressure at all, with Gordon describing her performance in one challenge as "Going through "An aeroplane nosediving after hitting a turbulence in the middle of a storm". turbulence." This reason alone was also why Yachecia was reluctant to take her in a team challenge and later chose to go against her knowing that the pressure would affect her performance and defeat her.her.
* NeverTrustATrailer: Teasers for next episode in US version usually mix clips in order to avoid spoiling who will success or fail. It's taken a step further for some episodes involving team challenge and pressure tests where they sometimes use clips from later episodes to mislead viewers about the winning and losing team. In Season 5 for example, a teaser for episode 7 shows clips from ''three different pressure tests''.
26th Dec '17 11:16:08 PM wentesur
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* BaitAndSwitchComment:

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* BaitAndSwitchComment: This show is very fond of this trope to build tension, and Gordon is the biggest offender in the series.



** Season 4 also had an elimination challenge involving cooked chicken breasts. Gordon says "And the person who will be leaving Master Chef tonight is... Bri", and then he continues with "It's not you, head upstairs."
** Also in Season 4, an elimination challenge has come down to Jessie and Bri. Gordon tells Jessi, "Take off your apron, and say goodbye." Jessi, on the verge of tears, takes her apron off, and then Gordon says, "Because you won't be seeing Bri again."

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** Season 4 also had an elimination challenge a pressure test involving cooked chicken breasts. Gordon says "And the person who will be leaving Master Chef tonight is... Bri", and then he continues with "It's not you, head upstairs."
** Also in Season 4, an elimination challenge the result of éclair pressure test has come down to Jessie and Bri. Gordon tells Jessi, "Take off your apron, and say goodbye." Jessi, on the verge of tears, takes her apron off, and then Gordon says, "Because you won't be seeing Bri again."



** US Season 8's Top 10 paired cooking challenge, the two worst foods were produced by Adam-Caitlyn and Gabriel-Yachesia. The worst pairing have to participate in a pressure test. Gordon then says "The one saved from pressure test is, Adam, Caitlyn"



* ChekhovsSkill: In Season 7, during the "Pop-Up Restaurant", David's team won once he adapted to the ticket orders and numbers, since he is a professional Poker player for a living.
** In Canada 2, David was able to ice his cake with precision and cleanly since as a concrete worker, he can pave concrete in a smooth way.
** In US Season 4, during his audition, Jordan brings up the fact that he often rolls dough with a wine bottle instead of a rolling pin because oftentimes fancier tools aren't available where he cooks. This comes in handy by allowing them to actually make pasta in the wilderness challenge using this method.

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* ChekhovsSkill: In Season 7, during the "Pop-Up Restaurant", David's team won once he adapted to the ticket orders and numbers, since he is a professional Poker player for a living.
** In Canada 2, David was able to ice his cake with precision and cleanly since as a concrete worker, he can pave concrete in a smooth way.
ChekhovsSkill:
** In US Season 4, during his audition, Jordan Eddie brings up the fact that he often rolls dough with a wine bottle instead of a rolling pin because oftentimes fancier tools aren't available where he cooks. This comes in handy by allowing them to actually make pasta in the wilderness challenge using this method.



*** David was already well known as a professional Poker player before auditioning for the show. By Episode 15, he uses his ability to count and memorize numbers to keep up with his order tickets and saving his team from the Pressure Test.

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*** David was already well known as a professional Poker player before auditioning for the show. By Episode 15, 15 during the "Pop-Up Restaurant", he uses his ability to count and memorize numbers to keep up with his order tickets and saving his team from the Pressure Test.Test.
** In Canada 2, David was able to ice his cake with precision and cleanly since as a concrete worker, he can pave concrete in a smooth way.



** Jaimee Vitolo from Season 5, a bakery assistant who had proven time to time to be good at baking, was eliminated because of croquembouche, something she had made previously, over Christian who is more of a savory cook.

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** Jaimee Vitolo from Season 5, a bakery assistant who had proven time to time to be is fairly good at baking, was eliminated because of croquembouche, something she had made previously, over Christian who is more of a savory cook.
26th Dec '17 5:01:04 PM wentesur
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** In a ''Master Chef US Celebrity Showdown Special 2017'', Gordon Ramsay was defeated by his own dish[[note]]in the final showdown between Anthony Anderson and Jordana Brewster with Gordon and Christina's assistance respectively, Gordon tried to spice things up by making dessert in a mystery box challenge that only requires both team to cook one dish. Christina who took the bait rushed to Jordana to make a Gordon-y dessert, choosing sticky toffee pudding. Said pudding was the reason Gordon lost the showdown[[/note]].

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** Jaimee Vitolo from Season 5, a bakery assistant who had proven time to time to be good at baking, was eliminated because of croquembouche, something she had made previously, over Christian who is more of a savory cook.
** In a ''Master Chef US Celebrity Showdown Special 2017'', Gordon Ramsay was defeated by his own dish[[note]]in the final showdown between Anthony Anderson and Jordana Brewster with Gordon and Christina's assistance respectively, Gordon tried to spice things up by making dessert in a mystery box challenge that only requires both team to cook one dish. Christina who took the bait rushed to Jordana to make a Gordon-y dessert, choosing sticky toffee pudding. pudding cake. Said pudding cake was the reason Gordon lost the showdown[[/note]].
25th Dec '17 5:44:55 AM wentesur
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*** Leslie and Cutter have called each other out with a sense of this trope at least once. Leslie told Cutter to take responsibility for his actions while he was seen giving up all leadership duties when Francis B. took over during one team challenge and nominated other people to take part in following pressure test, seemingly unaware or not caring that he was the biggest reason for his team's loss. Cutter told Leslie not to become an anti-critic during one pressure test while previously he became very defensive after Gordon tasted his overly sweet velvet cake to the point of interrupting Joe and Graham when they gave feedback, [[JerkassHasAPoint on which Leslie immediately called him out]].
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