History Series / MasterChef

11th Jun '17 5:37:19 AM RhetoricalCloud
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** This is a small one and it rarely happens, but the judges hate it when contestants leave their station in a mess as it shows a lack of professionalism.



*** Earlier in that season, 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 vinigrette. As a result, the failed to serve all their appetizers before the speeches happened, and led to their defeat despite a better performance on the entree section.



** From Season 2 of MasterChef Canada, one contestant accidentally left the ''parchment paper'' in their dish. Fortuently, it was lessened when one of the judges said he made the same mistake earlier in his career, and it was an Mystery Box Challenge with no ellimination warning.
*** A similar situation happened in Season 4 when one of the judges found a piece of alluminum foil in her dessert. Unfortuently for her, this was in a Pressure Test, and was elliminated.



** Matias and Alejo from Masterchef Argentina often got under the judges and contestants' skin due to their prepotent behavior, seemingly believieving they were better than the others. They actually were very good cooks, making amazing dishes, and their behavior got better as time goes and after many scoldings from the judges.

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** Matias and Alejo from Masterchef Argentina often got under the judges and contestants' skin due to their prepotent behavior, seemingly believieving believing they were better than the others. They actually were very good cooks, making amazing dishes, and their behavior got better as time goes and after many scoldings from the judges.


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** By Season 6 of the US Masterchef, this becomes the process to earn a black jacket either in pairs or a group of four battling out on a certain group (be it either a certain dish or main protein) to earn a white apron.
8th Jun '17 6:38:34 AM Josh47
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** Muslim contestants when asked to cook pork. Australian season 5's Samira El Khafir was eliminated over a pork brioche bun.[[note]]She won a second chance challenge the following week and returned to the competition, finishing in third place.[[/note]]
31st May '17 8:00:06 PM Nylsa
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** All of the first three Masterchef Junior semifinals happened in the same pattern: the winner of the "advantage" (Troy, Adaiah, Jimmy) gave the easiest choice to the weakest competitor (Jack, Abby, Jenna) and took the second best for themselves, hoping to go up against them in the finale. Instead, the biggest threat who got the "hardest" assignment (Alexander, Logan, Nathan) ended up doing the best in t he semifinal and actually winning the overall competition against the second hardest assignment (Dara, Samuel, Andrew).

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** All of the first three Masterchef Junior semifinals happened in the same pattern: the winner of the "advantage" (Troy, Adaiah, Jimmy) gave the easiest choice to the weakest competitor (Jack, Abby, Jenna) and took the second best for themselves, hoping to go up against them in the finale. Instead, the biggest threat who got the "hardest" assignment (Alexander, Logan, Nathan) ended up doing the best in t he the semifinal and actually winning the overall competition against the second hardest assignment (Dara, Samuel, Andrew).
31st May '17 5:41:27 PM Nylsa
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* Ascended Extra: Aarón Sanchez, who was a guest judge for U.S. Season 7 fills in as a permanent judge for Season 8 according to this report (https://parade.com/548433/alison-ashton/chef-aaron-sanchez-joins-the-masterchef-judges-panel/).

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* Ascended Extra: AscendedExtra: Aarón Sanchez, who was a guest judge for U.S. Season 7 7, fills in as a permanent judge for Season 8 8, according to [[https://parade.com/548433/alison-ashton/chef-aaron-sanchez-joins-the-masterchef-judges-panel/ this report (https://parade.com/548433/alison-ashton/chef-aaron-sanchez-joins-the-masterchef-judges-panel/).report]].
29th May '17 8:00:06 PM RhetoricalCloud
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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, United States of 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 ''[=MasterChef=] Junior'', ''[=MasterChef=]: The Professionals'', and so on.

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A cooking themed 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, United States of 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 ''[=MasterChef=] Junior'', ''[=MasterChef=]: The Professionals'', and so on.



* Ascended Extra: Aarón Sanchez, who was a guest judge for U.S. Season 7 fills in as a permanent judge for Season 8 according to this report (https://parade.com/548433/alison-ashton/chef-aaron-sanchez-joins-the-masterchef-judges-panel/).



** US season 5 has Gordon use the exact same line he used on season 3's Josh for declaring the safe team in the surf-and-turf challenge. "The team that is safe from that dreaded pressure test is... Christian and Francis B... it's not you."

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** US season 5 has Gordon use the exact same line he used on season Season 3's Josh for declaring the safe team in the surf-and-turf challenge. "The team that is safe from that dreaded pressure test is... Christian and Francis B... it's not you."



** Serving the judges raw food is pretty much a one way ticket to elimination. Justified considering that the worst case scenario for this happening in the real world is someone getting severely ill and/or dying.

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** Serving the judges raw food is pretty much a one way one-way ticket to elimination. Justified considering that the worst case scenario for this happening in the real world is someone getting severely ill and/or dying.



* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: There're different types of aprons. First the White Aprons, those are given to the ones who pass to the Top 40/20. Then the Team Challenge Aprons, red, blue and yellow (this one is less frequent). And then the Black Aprons, which only the contestants in the Pressure Test wear.

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* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: There're There are different types of aprons. First the White Aprons, those are given to the ones who pass to the Top 40/20. Then the Team Challenge Aprons, red, blue and yellow (this one is less frequent). And then the Black Aprons, which only the contestants in the Pressure Test wear.



** US Junior season 2's Abby, during a challenge where they had to cook a restaurant worthy dish, and she can only use two ingredients to do it. She never lets that deter her and she pushes on, managing to have one of the two best dishes of the night.

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** US Junior season 2's Abby, during a challenge where they had to cook a restaurant worthy restaurant-worthy dish, and she can only use two ingredients to do it. She never lets that deter her and she pushes on, managing to have one of the two best dishes of the night.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first U.S. Season has a ton:
** First off, it features a Top 14 (the lowest in the U.S. version)
** The setup of the MasterChef Kitchen was different, with the judge's station at the far left side of the kitchen.
** There was no immunity given to the winner of the Mystery Box Challenge (well there was one instance, but it was optional).
** The first two Pressure Tests were palate tests and the person with fewest correct guess would be eliminated. By the third Pressure Test, it would go into the format a lot of viewers know.
** The way they decided to make the final 2 had the final four compete tournament style (two pairs would compete one at a time, and the winner of that pair will move on to the finale).



*** Later in that season, Daniel somehow managed to produce a poached egg with ''no yolk'' in the first segment of a multi-part pressure test.



*** Later in that season, Daniel somehow managed to produce a poached egg with ''no yolk'' in the first segment of a multi-part pressure test.



* GuestStarPartyMember: In the U.S. Season 7, they had some guest judges come in to fill in the third spot next to Ramsay and Tosi. These included;
** Wolfgang Puck - (Episode 3, 18-19)
** Aarón Sanchez - (Episodes 5-7)
** Edward Lee - (Episodes 8-11)
** Kevin Sbraga - (Episodes 12-15)
** Richard Blais - (Episode 16-17)
** Daniel Boulud - (Episodes 18-19)



* HonorBeforeReason: Frank from season 3 of the U.S version passed the chance of being excluded from cooking in a pressure test and gave the chance to his team mate Felix, who refused and passed the chance to Scott, who also refused. Stacy ended up taking the chance, but she was in tears and admitted that she feels bad for taking the pass.

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* HonorBeforeReason: Frank from season 3 of the U.S version passed the chance of being excluded from cooking in a pressure test and gave the chance to his team mate teammate Felix, who refused and passed the chance to Scott, who also refused. Stacy ended up taking the chance, but she was in tears and admitted that she feels bad for taking the pass.
8th May '17 9:22:13 PM Monolaf317
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* NiceMeanAndInBetween: In the first five seasons of the US version, Graham, Joe, and Gordon were this, respectively.

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* NiceMeanAndInBetween: NiceMeanAndInbetween: In the first five seasons of the US version, Graham, Joe, and Gordon were this, respectively.



* Cody from Canada Season 2 was this sometimes. Especially the time he forfeited his immunity to cook with black truffles to show how ''great'' he was. He ended with one of the [[EpicFail worst dishes that night and was nearly eliminated.]]

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* ** Cody from Canada Season 2 was this sometimes. Especially the time he forfeited his immunity to cook with black truffles to show how ''great'' he was. He ended with one of the [[EpicFail worst dishes that night and was nearly eliminated.]]
8th May '17 9:17:31 PM Monolaf317
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-->''Cooking doesn't get tougher than this!''

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-->''Cooking ->''Cooking doesn't get tougher than this!''




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23rd Apr '17 1:53:01 AM wusch
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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 ''[=MasterChef=] Junior'', ''[=MasterChef=]: 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, United States of 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 ''[=MasterChef=] Junior'', ''[=MasterChef=]: The Professionals'', and so on.
23rd Mar '17 6:04:44 AM RhetoricalCloud
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** 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.



* CurbStompBattle: In Season 7, the blue team trashed the red team in the farming team challenge 81 to 20.

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* CurbStompBattle: CurbStompBattle:
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In US Season 7, the blue team trashed the red team in the farming team challenge 81 to 20.20.
** In the first season of the Canadian Version, one team won a overwhelming ''107 votes'' out of 15.
22nd Mar '17 1:01:17 PM Mochitachan
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** America's 7th season brought us Nathan Barnhouse, a young {{Keet}} with a propensity to wear suits (bowties included). His personality was warmly received by the judges, his fellow contestants, and the audience, and his elimination, like Gleice above, was incredibly emotional for everyone involved.

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** %%** America's 7th season brought us Nathan Barnhouse, a young {{Keet}} with a propensity to wear suits (bowties included). His personality was warmly received by the judges, his fellow contestants, and the audience, and his elimination, like Gleice above, was incredibly emotional for everyone involved.
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