History Series / MasterChef

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A cooking themed reality show that has different formats in different countries. In Britain (1990--2001, 2005--), three to six people compete per episode and one of them goes through to the next round at the end. In Australia, New Zealand, America, Canada, South Africa, Peru, Chile, Spain and Argentina (and many other countries), the format is a standard RealityTelevision show, with people leaving each episode and the contestants being whittled down to one over time. The series also have spawned multiple spin-offs, including ''Master Chef Junior'', ''Master Chef: The Professionals'', and so on.

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A cooking themed reality show that has different formats in different countries. In Britain (1990--2001, 2005--), three to six people compete per episode and one of them goes through to the next round at the end. In Australia, New Zealand, America, Canada, South Africa, Peru, Chile, Spain and Argentina (and many other countries), the format is a standard RealityTelevision show, with people leaving each episode and the contestants being whittled down to one over time. The series also have spawned multiple spin-offs, including ''Master Chef ''[=MasterChef=] Junior'', ''Master Chef: ''[=MasterChef=]: The Professionals'', and so on.



* HundredPercentAdorationRating: Brazilian Masterchef season 3 had Gleice, an {{Adorkable}} and sweet 20 year old student with a DarkAndTroubledPast. She was loved by the audience, judges and contestants alike, even though she never really stood out during the competition. Her elimination was one of the most emotional moments of the show's run, bringing even the judges to tears. [[spoiler: When she came back, the other participants were chanting her name.]]

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* HundredPercentAdorationRating: Brazilian Masterchef [=MasterChef=] season 3 had Gleice, an {{Adorkable}} and sweet 20 year old student with a DarkAndTroubledPast. She was loved by the audience, judges and contestants alike, even though she never really stood out during the competition. Her elimination was one of the most emotional moments of the show's run, bringing even the judges to tears. [[spoiler: When she came back, the other participants were chanting her name.]]


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* CamelCase: The way the title is displayed in the logo.
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*** Almost every episode has one of the judges saying someone will have to face "the dreaded pressure test."
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A cooking themed reality show that has different formats in different countries. In Britain (1990--2001, 2005--), three to six people compete per episode and one of them goes through to the next round at the end. In Australia, New Zealand, America, Canada, South Africa, Peru, Chile, Spain and Argentina (and many other countries), the format is a standard RealityTelevision show, with people leaving each episode and the contestants being whittled down to one over time. The series also have spawned multiple spin-offs, including ''[[SpinoffBabies Master Chef Junior]]'', ''Master Chef: The Professionals'', and so on.

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A cooking themed reality show that has different formats in different countries. In Britain (1990--2001, 2005--), three to six people compete per episode and one of them goes through to the next round at the end. In Australia, New Zealand, America, Canada, South Africa, Peru, Chile, Spain and Argentina (and many other countries), the format is a standard RealityTelevision show, with people leaving each episode and the contestants being whittled down to one over time. The series also have spawned multiple spin-offs, including ''[[SpinoffBabies Master ''Master Chef Junior]]'', Junior'', ''Master Chef: The Professionals'', and so on.
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'''Note:''' the Australian version of the show has [[Series/MasterChefAustralia its own page]].



* AdvertisedExtra: As the 7th Season of the Australian version was approaching, several media leaks about the would-be contestants started to stir up a lot of hype regarding several of the contenders "to look out for". Among these were Supicha, a stay-at-home mum from Thailand, and Scott, a butcher. Neither of these two even made it past the Top 24.



* AsHimself: Joe Bastianich, who's also one of the judges in MasterChef Italy, dubs himself alongside professional voice actors for the italian airing of the US version.

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* AsHimself: Joe Bastianich, who's also one of the judges in MasterChef Italy, dubs himself alongside professional voice actors for the italian Italian airing of the US version.



** A notorious one from the Australian version (season 2): Matt Preston, having tasted a weird dish, states "That is disgusting!" He lets the plate fall to the floor and shatter. ...before adding "Disgustingly good" and claiming he destroyed the plate so that no one else could taste it.



** Australian judge Matt Preston knocks on the table if he loves the dish he's eating.



** In the US version:

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** In ''Master Chef Australia'': "For one of you, the dream is about to end."
*** Also George's cheer during challenges: "Boom boom, shake the room!"



* EasilyForgiven: During a team relay challenge in ''Australia'''s season 7, John almost single-handedly destroyed his group's dish by attempting to change the dish into something else entirely, but ended up overcomplicating the elements, and leaving the last two cooks from his team completely lost on what they're actually making (and giving Georgia essentially five minutes to make a totally new dish while battling a panic attack). This puts the whole team in danger of elimination, but the others, while dejected at their poor results, did not seem to get angry at him at all.



** In one of the elimination rounds in Australia's season 7, Jacqui tried to impress the judges by creating a soufflé out of her mystery box ingredients. While the soufflé looked good while it was in the oven, it quickly collapsed when she brought it to the judges.



** Michael from Season 5 of the Australian version went into the pressure test during the Barossa Boot Camp for serving raw chicken. He proceeded to do the same thing afterwards, and the judges' private critique consisted almost entirely of them stating to each other that he was going home.



* {{Fingore}}:
** Season four's Jessie cut off the tip of her finger with one in an ''excruciating'' sequence featuring spurting blood, and Gordon retrieving said tip -- stuck in the blade of the mandoline -- with a knife. It's pretty much the worst thing you'll ever see.
** Another mandoline accident happened in the Seventh season of the Australian version, where Marcus spliced off his fingernail while slicing potatoes.

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{{Fingore}}: Season four's Jessie cut off the tip of her finger with one in an ''excruciating'' sequence featuring spurting blood, and Gordon retrieving said tip -- stuck in the blade of the mandoline -- with a knife. It's pretty much the worst thing you'll ever see.
** Another mandoline accident happened in the Seventh season of the Australian version, where Marcus spliced off his fingernail while slicing potatoes.
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* FriendlyRivalry: Each cook must typically fight for their own place in the competition, but most of them are usually very amiable and friendly towards each other, at least in the Australian version. One contestant, James, said in an interview that being a part of the show was like having a big family of 24. And it shows: the people frequently exchange advice and ideas, and don't appear to mind sharing ingredients even while partaking in a challenge; and during the elimination rounds, the safe contestants kindly made breakfast for those who were competing and gave them support.



* HairDecorations: Dara's ''HelloKitty'' bow headband was so noticeable that [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Gordon tried it on]].

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* HairDecorations: Dara's ''HelloKitty'' ''Franchise/HelloKitty'' bow headband was so noticeable that [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Gordon tried it on]].



* InSeriesNickname:
** Alexander "Big Al" Weiss in ''Master Chef Junior''. "Big Willie" for Willie and "Scottish Francis" for Francis L. in Season 5.
** The "Eliminator" Rose from ''Australia 7'', for having landed in at least 8 elimination rounds, surviving each and every one (often with very strong results) before finally getting the boot in the last one.
** From the same series, Reynold is known as the "Dessert King" due to his incredible skill in making sweets, and is even advertised as such in the commercial.

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InSeriesNickname: Alexander "Big Al" Weiss in ''Master Chef Junior''. "Big Willie" for Willie and "Scottish Francis" for Francis L. in Season 5.
** The "Eliminator" Rose from ''Australia 7'', for having landed in at least 8 elimination rounds, surviving each and every one (often with very strong results) before finally getting the boot in the last one.
** From the same series, Reynold is known as the "Dessert King" due to his incredible skill in making sweets, and is even advertised as such in the commercial.
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* {{Irony}}: Any time a cook gets sent home on pressure tests that involves their specialty. For example:
** Ashleigh, one of the desserts specialists in Australia Season 7, failed to deliver on a passion fruit dessert despite being very excited to try creating the recipe at first.
** He didn't actually get eliminated, but Reynold had this happen to him in the 7-course-meal team challenge. During the draw to decide the course that each contestant had to cook, he lucked out and got dessert. Even better, the ingredient he was assigned with was his favourite/specialty, chocolate. However, the pressure of having to cook for 40 people by himself seem to get over his head that he almost burnt his chocolate, his crimeoux ended up too runny, and he was sent into elimination on a dish that should have been a winner.



** The Australian version has much less bitchiness going on the show, as the contestants are usually [[FriendlyRivalry good friends with each other]], and the judges are very supportive and constructive in their criticism.



* NonGameplayElimination: In the Australian version of the show:
** In Season 1, one of the chefs quit after making the top 50, due to the stress of the competition.
** In Season 2, Sarah quit after making the top 24, due to feeling that her heart was no longer in the competition.
** And just to make it a pattern, season 3's Paul withdrew due to "work commitments" having his spot taken in the top 24 by another contestant.
** After making it to the top 14 in season 3, Adam resigned his position after ending up in a pressure test, saying he felt he lacked the commitment the others in the pressure test felt towards cooking.
** After making it to the top 9, Mat was eliminated from season 3 after it was revealed he'd been breaking the rules by bringing a smartphone into the ''Master Chef'' kitchen.
** In Season 5, Andrew had to leave the show due to chronic knee injuries that would likely be exacerbated by the competition.
** In Season 6 of the Australian version, Cecilia was initially put through to the Top 24, but was removed from the competition on medical grounds, due to the fact that she was recovering from a serious brain injury that she had received only 3 months prior.
** Once again happened in Season 7, where Mario was immediately eliminated just after getting through the Top 24 when it was discovered that he had an experience as a professional chef (an immediate disqualifier for the show).

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* NonGameplayElimination: In the Australian version of the show:
** In Season 1, one of the chefs quit after making the top 50, due to the stress of the competition.
** In Season 2, Sarah quit after making the top 24, due to feeling that her heart was no longer in the competition.
** And just to make it a pattern, season 3's Paul withdrew due to "work commitments" having his spot taken in the top 24 by another contestant.
** After making it to the top 14 in season 3, Adam resigned his position after ending up in a pressure test, saying he felt he lacked the commitment the others in the pressure test felt towards cooking.
** After making it to the top 9, Mat was eliminated from season 3 after it was revealed he'd been breaking the rules by bringing a smartphone into the ''Master Chef'' kitchen.
** In Season 5, Andrew had to leave the show due to chronic knee injuries that would likely be exacerbated by the competition.
** In Season 6 of the Australian version, Cecilia was initially put through to the Top 24, but was removed from the competition on medical grounds, due to the fact that she was recovering from a serious brain injury that she had received only 3 months prior.
** Once again happened in Season 7, where Mario was immediately eliminated just after getting through the Top 24 when it was discovered that he had an experience as a professional chef (an immediate disqualifier for the show).
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* [[NotQuiteDead Not Quite Eliminated]]: On episode 14 of the third US season, one of the eliminated contestants, [[spoiler:Josh Marks]] earned their way back into the competition, first with a mystery box that the last eight eliminated contestants put together themselves, then in a head to head challenge against the other top two dish cooker in the Mystery Box.
** Likewise, late in Season 4, the judges each chose one eliminated contestant to offer the chance to return to the competition. One fried egg contest and one salmon cookoff later, [[spoiler: Bri (spoiler likewise padded)]] made a triumphant comeback.
** The Argentina version wasted no time with this, doing it as early as episode 8. By that time, five contestants had been eliminated and were given the opportunity to return to the competition, which two of them successfully managed.



** Coles supplies all the fresh ingredients for ''Master Chef Australia''. And pick up some Western Star butter...only at Coles!



* TheRunnerUpTakesItAll: At least on the first season of the Australian show -- Julie Goodwin released a book, and wrote a few columns in Women's Weekly (an Australian magazine), while runner-up Poh Ling Yeow has her own ongoing cooking TV show called ''Poh's Kitchen''. Fourth place finisher in the same series Justine has a weekday TV show called "Everyday Gourmet". Marion who finished ninth in Season 2 Australia has a wide food range in supermarkets.



* SiblingRivalry: Australia's season 8 saw a pair of brother and sister auditioning together, both impressing the judges, and both winning the apron. Their dynamic, at least for now, was more like a FriendlyRivalry though, as the two were entirely supportive while the other was cooking.



* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: A variant in Australia season 2; the contestants, while blind tasting dishes made for them by [[spoiler: the previously eliminated contestants]], correctly identified that Jimmy had made one dish because his style of Indian curries was so unique and notable.



* ThrowTheDogABone: Brent from Season 6 of the Australian version managed to get into all but '''two''' eliminations but always managed to overcome them, [[spoiler: eventually managing to win the competition]].



* YankTheDogsChain: Australia Season 7 -- after constantly placing the bottom 3, Rose finally had the chance to shine in Episode 21, where her dish was considered as the Top 5 of the batch, only to be sent back to the elimination block for the third time in a row (and fourth time in total) when she failed to deliver in the Invention test that follows.
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** The Australian version has less bitchiness going on the show, and the judges don't usually "bully" the contestants, as Ramsay and Bastinach tend to do.

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** The Australian version has much less bitchiness going on the show, as the contestants are usually [[FriendlyRivalry good friends with each other]], and the judges don't usually "bully" the contestants, as Ramsay are very supportive and Bastinach tend to do.constructive in their criticism.



*** It is clear how much Gordon respects the contestants, who are all some of the best home cooks in America and had to work hard for many years without pay or formal training to earn a spot on the show. Insults are rare, criticisms are measured and in many cases he is upset to see people leave.
** Played straight whenever he serves as expediter in every restaurant kitchen takeover challenge. He will give a short but direct verbal lashing to a contestant or a team whenever they start screwing things up. Justified as they are serving actual customers in real time.



** NiceGirl: New US judge Christina Tosi is even nicer and friendlier than Graham, expressing disappointment rather than offense whenever she tastes a subpar dish (which makes it more ironic that it was ''Joe'' she replaced).

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** NiceGirl: New US judge Christina Tosi is even nicer and friendlier than Graham, expressing disappointment rather than offense whenever she tastes a subpar dish (which makes it more ironic that it was ''Joe'' she replaced).



* OneSteveLimit:
** Averted in season 4 of the Australian version, with contestants Julia Taylor and Julia Pike, the latter of which is referred to as "Jules" to avoid confusion.
** Australia Season 5 had three Daniels in top 24: one went by Dan, one by Daniel and the other went by his last name (Kelty).
** US Season 5 has two Francises, differentiated by being referred to as Francis B. and Francis L. (later Scottish Francis).
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* HundredPercentAdorationRating: Brazilian Masterchef season 3 had Gleice, an {{Adorkable}} and sweet 20 year old student with a DarkAndTroubledPast. She was loved by the audience, judges and contestants alike, even though she never really stood out during the competition. Her elimination was one of the most emotional moments of the show's run, bringing even the judges to tears.

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* HundredPercentAdorationRating: Brazilian Masterchef season 3 had Gleice, an {{Adorkable}} and sweet 20 year old student with a DarkAndTroubledPast. She was loved by the audience, judges and contestants alike, even though she never really stood out during the competition. Her elimination was one of the most emotional moments of the show's run, bringing even the judges to tears. [[spoiler: When she came back, the other participants were chanting her name.]]
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** Canada Season 3 has Mary, with her huge green glasses, bright red lipstick and Squee upon meeting astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield.

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** Canada Season 3 has Mary, with her huge green glasses, bright red lipstick and Squee {{Squee}} upon meeting astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield.
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** Canada Season 3 has Mary, with her huge green glasses, bright red lipstick and Squee upon meeting astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield.
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* SuckinessIsPainful: In the Spanish version, judge Pepe Rodríguez punished a contestant who had cooked a really bad meal by forcing him to eat it.
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* HundredPercentAdorationRating: Brazilian Masterchef season 3 had Gleice, an {{Adorkable}} and sweet 20 year old student with a DarkAndTroubledPast. She was loved by the audience, judges and contestants alike, even though she never really stood out during the competition. Her elimination was one of the most emotional moments of the show's run, bringing even the judges to tears.
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* FriendlyRivalry: One Australian contestant, James, said in an interview that the contenders get along well with each other and mentioned that being a part of the show was like having a big family of 24. And it shows: the people frequently exchange advice and ideas, and does not appear to mind sharing ingredients even while partaking in a challenge; and during the elimination rounds, the safe contestants kindly made breakfast for those who were competing and gave them support.

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* FriendlyRivalry: One Each cook must typically fight for their own place in the competition, but most of them are usually very amiable and friendly towards each other, at least in the Australian version. One contestant, James, said in an interview that the contenders get along well with each other and mentioned that being a part of the show was like having a big family of 24. And it shows: the people frequently exchange advice and ideas, and does not don't appear to mind sharing ingredients even while partaking in a challenge; and during the elimination rounds, the safe contestants kindly made breakfast for those who were competing and gave them support.
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