History YMMV / GoodEats

22nd Sep '17 6:18:44 AM fruitstripegum
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* GrowingTheBeard: The show started hitting a groove after the problematic first season, but didn't really run at its full potential until Alton took over production (and built the now-familiar Good Eats Kitchen) in 2001. This was partially due to space constraints; the white kitchen was a small kitchen in a small house, which made shooting trick shots and gags difficult.



* GrowingTheBeard: The show started hitting a groove after the problematic first season, but didn't really run at its full potential until Alton took over production (and built the now-familiar Good Eats Kitchen) in 2001. This was partially due to space constraints; the white kitchen was a small kitchen in a small house, which made shooting trick shots and gags difficult.
20th Aug '17 1:33:16 PM nombretomado
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* JustForFun/XMeetsY:
** The very premise of the show: mixing a CookingShow with a ScienceShow.
** In the 10th-Anniversary special, Alton explained his original idea for the show as Julia Child meets ''Mr. Wizard'' meets ''Creator/MontyPython''.
29th Jul '17 5:33:00 PM nombretomado
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* JustForFun/XMeetsY:
** The very premise of the show: mixing a CookingShow with a ScienceShow.
** In the 10th-Anniversary special, Alton explained his original idea for the show as Julia Child meets ''Mr. Wizard'' meets ''Creator/MontyPython''.
16th Sep '16 5:13:27 PM jayharrison
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** 2002's [[ShowWithinAShow "Scrap Iron Chef"]], a hybrid parody of ''Series/IronChef'' and ''Series/ScrapyardWars'', has Alton facing off against "Chef Prairie" in a cooking competition. During the episode, both Alton and his competitor do diabolical deeds upon one another, such as stealing equipment and sabotaging the other's ingredients. Eleven years later, a cooking competition titled ''Series/CutthroatKitchen'' debuts with Alton as emcee. And, much like "Scrap Iron Chef", ''Cutthroat Kitchen'' actively encourages its contestants to sabotage each other during the course of each episode.

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** 2002's [[ShowWithinAShow "Scrap Iron Chef"]], a hybrid parody of ''Series/IronChef'' and ''Series/ScrapyardWars'', ''Series/JunkyardWars'', has Alton facing off against "Chef Prairie" in a cooking competition. During the episode, both Alton and his competitor do diabolical deeds upon one another, such as stealing equipment and sabotaging the other's ingredients. Eleven years later, a cooking competition titled ''Series/CutthroatKitchen'' debuts with Alton as emcee. And, much like "Scrap Iron Chef", ''Cutthroat Kitchen'' actively encourages its contestants to sabotage each other during the course of each episode.
16th Sep '16 5:12:48 PM jayharrison
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** In some episodes, after making a large batch of a dessert (such as chocolate mousse) Alton would half-joke that he would probably just sit down and eat the whole thing. Then come episodes like "Herbal Preservation" in Season 7 and "Live and Let Diet" in Season 13..

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** In some episodes, after making a large batch of a dessert (such as chocolate mousse) Alton would half-joke that he would probably just sit down and eat the whole thing. Then come episodes like "Herbal Preservation" in Season 7 and "Live and Let Diet" in Season 13..13.



** 2002's [[ShowWithinAShow "Scrap Iron Chef"]], a hybrid parody of ''Series/IronChef'' and ''Series/ScrapyardWars'', has Alton facing off against "Chef Prairie" in a cooking competition. During the episode, both Alton and his competitor do diabolical deeds upon one another, such as stealing equipment and sabotaging the other's ingredients. Eleven years later, a cooking competition titled ''Series/CutthroatKitchen'' debuts with Alton as emcee. And, much like "Scrap Iron Chef", ''Cutthroat Kitchen'' actively encourages its contestants to sabotage each other during the course of each episode.



* HilariousInHindsight: 2002's [[ShowWithinAShow "Scrap Iron Chef"]], a hybrid parody of ''Series/IronChef'' and ''Series/ScrapyardWars'', has Alton facing off against "Chef Prairie" in a cooking competition. During the episode, both Alton and his competitor do diabolical deeds upon one another, such as stealing equipment and sabotaging the other's ingredients. Eleven years later, a cooking competition titled ''Series/CutthroatKitchen'' debuts with Alton as emcee. And, much like "Scrap Iron Chef", ''Cutthroat Kitchen'' actively encourages its contestants to sabotage each other during the course of each episode.



* TheWoobie: Okra. You heard me.[[note]]The anthropomorphic okra is actually the mascot for Delta State University in Mississippi. [[IAmNotMakingThisUp Really.]][[/note]]

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* TheWoobie: Okra. You heard me.[[note]]The anthropomorphic okra is actually the mascot for [[http://feartheokra.com/ Delta State University in Mississippi. [[IAmNotMakingThisUp Really.Cleveland, Mississippi]]. [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer Seriously. We're not making this up.]][[/note]]
16th Sep '16 5:05:55 PM jayharrison
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* HilariousInHindsight: 2002's [[ShowWithinAShow "Scrap Iron Chef"]], a hybrid parody of ''Series/IronChef'' and ''Series/ScrapyardWars'', has Alton facing off against "Chef Prairie" in a cooking competition. During the episode, both Alton and his competitor do diabolical deeds upon one another, such as stealing equipment and sabotaging the other's ingredients. Eleven years later, a cooking competition titled ''Series/CutthroatKitchen'' debuts with Alton as emcee. And, much like "Scrap Iron Chef", ''Cutthroat Kitchen'' actively encourages its contestants to sabotage each other during the course of each episode.



* {{Squick}}: The Season 12 episode "Oh My, Meat Pie" was a parody of ''SweeneyTodd''. Yes, folks, a '''''Sweeney Todd'''''-inspired episode, '''''on a cooking show.'''''

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* {{Squick}}: The Season 12 episode "Oh My, Meat Pie" was a parody of ''SweeneyTodd''.''Theatre/SweeneyTodd''. Yes, folks, a '''''Sweeney Todd'''''-inspired episode, '''''on a cooking show.'''''



--> '''Mr Todd''': What kind of pie is that, Mrs. Lovett?
--> '''Mrs Lovett''': Shepherd's pie, Mr. Todd.
--> '''Mr Todd''': I wasn't aware we had any [[IAmAHumanitarian shepherd]].

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--> '''Mr Todd''': '''Mr. Todd:''' What kind of pie is that, Mrs. Lovett?
--> '''Mrs Lovett''': '''Mrs. Lovett:''' Shepherd's pie, Mr. Todd.
--> '''Mr Todd''': '''Mr. Todd:''' I wasn't aware we had any [[IAmAHumanitarian shepherd]].



* TheWoobie: Okra. You heard me.

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* TheWoobie: Okra. You heard me.[[note]]The anthropomorphic okra is actually the mascot for Delta State University in Mississippi. [[IAmNotMakingThisUp Really.]][[/note]]
15th Aug '16 9:26:37 AM longWriter
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* StopHelpingMe: '''Don't say it!''' [[spoiler: Did someone call for a culinary anthropologist?]]
17th Jun '16 6:19:32 AM Adept
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** In the 2001 episode "Scrap Iron Chef", Alton competes with a sweet old lady in an Iron Chef spoof. Four years later Alton became the host of IronChefAmerica.

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** In the 2001 episode "Scrap Iron Chef", Alton competes with a sweet old lady in an Iron Chef spoof. Four years later Alton became the host of IronChefAmerica.Series/IronChef America.



* [[ReplacementScrappy Replacement Scrappy Series]]: ''Series/CutthroatKitchen'' and even ''Series/IronChefAmerica'' to a lesser extent. Some people think Alton's hosting duties killed ''Good Eats''. It doesn't help that a few people are turned off by the sheer mean-spiritedness of ''Cutthroat Kitchen'' either.

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* [[ReplacementScrappy Replacement Scrappy Series]]: ''Series/CutthroatKitchen'' and even ''Series/IronChefAmerica'' ''Series/IronChef America'' to a lesser extent. Some people think Alton's hosting duties killed ''Good Eats''. It doesn't help that a few people are turned off by the sheer mean-spiritedness of ''Cutthroat Kitchen'' either.
23rd Nov '15 6:23:36 AM MagBas
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* UnfortunateImplications: The peanut episode featured a visit from the ghost of George Washington Carver. In keeping with Dickensian tradition, he was wearing chains (made of peanuts, no less). This is a black man in the American South. Chains might not have been the wisest costuming choice.
4th Nov '15 10:23:47 AM SpukiKitty
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