History Trivia / IronChef

4th Aug '16 8:08:08 PM Gimere
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot:
** The reason the boycott subplot was written in 'Battle Piglet' was because Kaga (the actor) was also in a stage production at the time, and there was a scheduling conflict with taping of the battle and one rehearsal that could not be resolved.
** And, of course, Michiba's hospitalization.
** In ICA, Chairman Mark was missing from several episodes in the most recent season, only showing up in pre-taped video to announce the theme ingredient. In each of the episodes they gave a different excuse. In reality, the actor playing him was on ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'' at the time.
4th Aug '16 7:54:50 PM Gimere
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* DevelopmentHell: Season 13 of ''Iron Chef America'' has been stuck in "will they or won't they" for two years.
30th Mar '16 2:56:56 PM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy: ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER}}'' series creator Creator/ShigesatoItoi was on the tasting panel in four episodes. He has what turns out to be a remarkably good palate and seems to have been a tough but fair judge.



* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Seven of Nine]] was a judge!
** So was [[Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman Dr. Quinn!]] And [[Film/KillBill Sofie Fatale]] did it in the original!
** Um, that's not the Chairman... that's [[VideoGame/WingCommander Troy "Catscratch" Carter]]!
*** Really? I thought it was [[VideoGame/DoubleDragon Jimmy Lee]].
*** You're both wrong, he's [[Series/KamenRiderDragonKnight Eubulon the Advent Master]].
** ''Series/HellsKitchen'' competitor Ralph Pagano shows up on ICA.
** Anthony Anderson has also shown up as a judge, as has Julie White. Even Dave Batista from WWE appeared as a judge once, where he admitted he was a big fan of the show, got served bigger portions than the others, and admitted to being rather nervous that he ends up being a judge in the episode where the secret ingredient was snails.
** And now they're crossing the network streams: [[Series/ManVFood Adam Richman]] was a judge for Marc Forgione's first battle (Battle Bell Pepper).
** As far as the chefs go, several ''Series/TopChef'' competitors have either been sous-chefs (eg. Arianne from season 5 and Ed from season 7) or competitors (eg. Spike from season 4) in ICA.
29th Jan '16 7:40:16 AM Gimere
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* MilestoneCelebration: The 2000th Dish Battle. Two teams of Iron Chefs compete in a French vs Chinese battle.
12th Jan '16 4:57:59 PM karstovich2
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* ActorSharedBackground: The character of Chairman Kaga is quite different from the actor Takeshi Kaga, but both were born in Kanazawa.



* HeyItsThatGuy: ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER}}'' series creator Creator/ShigesatoItoi made his appearance in only four episodes.

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* HeyItsThatGuy: ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER}}'' series creator Creator/ShigesatoItoi made his appearance was on the tasting panel in only four episodes.episodes. He has what turns out to be a remarkably good palate and seems to have been a tough but fair judge.
9th Dec '15 8:30:10 PM karstovich2
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* RetroactiveRecognition: For a lot of non-Japanese--and even Japanese!--viewers of reruns and the like, the appearance as judges of then-Lower House Member Yukio Hatoyama and his wife in 1998's Shanghai Cabbage battle can be quite surprising, as Hatoyama ended up Prime Minister for a short but highly consequential time in 2009-10.
13th Sep '14 3:11:18 PM Angeldeb82
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* HeyItsThatGuy: ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER}}'' series creator ShigesatoItoi made his appearance in only four episodes.

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* HeyItsThatGuy: ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER}}'' series creator ShigesatoItoi Creator/ShigesatoItoi made his appearance in only four episodes.



''Series/HellsKitchen'' competitor Ralph Pagano shows up on ICA.

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** ''Series/HellsKitchen'' competitor Ralph Pagano shows up on ICA.
27th Jul '14 9:38:29 PM edara
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* EditedForSyndication: There was a ''lot'' cut from the final episode to get it to fit sixty minutes and the loads of commercials Food Network aired. Namely, a procession of all the challengers, a speech of thanks from Sakai, a farewell speech from Chen on behalf of all the Iron Chefs, Kaga bidding his Iron Chefs to now 'sleep' as their podiums are lowered, a farewell speech from Kaga, him biting one last yellow bell pepper as the camera zooms out on the challengers holding bell peppers, led by Hattori, Kandagawa, and Shu Tomitoku, one of the earliest challengers, and an epilogue by Kaga that hinted at the Millennium Cup's existence (though that last cut is understandable, as Food Network never dubbed it).
7th Jul '14 12:07:12 PM IncoG5nito
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** This troper's friend had a personal Hey, It's That Guy! moment: one of the ICA challengers had been a classmate of hers.
21st Dec '13 6:39:11 PM kazokuhouou
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* MissingEpisode: Due to a combination of Food Network not licensing all the episodes and no official DVD or archive of the episodes, many episodes are considered missing, including, tragically enough, a few of the specials, such as Beijing. There is a website dedicated to finding as many of the missing episodes as possible from old VCR recordings, but per the KeepCirculatingTheTapes rules, it can't be linked.

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* MissingEpisode: Due to a combination of Food Network not licensing all the episodes and no official DVD or archive of the episodes, many episodes are considered missing, including, tragically enough, a few of the specials, such as Beijing.specials. There is a website dedicated to finding as many of the missing episodes as possible from old VCR recordings, but per the KeepCirculatingTheTapes rules, it can't be linked.
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