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3rd Feb '16 9:14:35 AM Brandon
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: As Amy says at the beginning, "The customer is not always right", which is essentially true, just not for the reasons shown in this episode.
3rd Feb '16 12:25:36 AM ReyKenobi
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** The family in the Kebab Room - the children don't have any money, and are working at the restaurant ''for free'', seven days a week. But seeing how they treat each other really makes one lose a bit of sympathy.
27th Dec '15 5:36:07 PM HoursGoneBy
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* MemeticMutation: The sheer over the top behavior of the owners of Amy's Baking Company before, during and after Gordon's visit have taken the internet by storm, generating numerous articles, including a full article on ''{{Forbes}}'' using their reactions as precisely how ''not'' to react in the face of internet criticism.
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* MemeticMutation: The sheer over the top behavior of the owners of Amy's Baking Company before, during and after Gordon's visit have taken the internet by storm, generating numerous articles, including a full article on ''{{Forbes}}'' ''[=Forbes=]'' using their reactions as precisely how ''not'' to react in the face of internet criticism.

* SoBadItsGood: People started visitng the place JUST to witness how hillariously inept, incompetent and insane it is. * StreisandEffect: After the debacle that was the infamous Amy's Bakery Company episode many of the fans started posting negative comments on their Facebook page criticizing their rude behavior. The owners did not take it well. The the resulting [[http://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/this-is-the-most-epic-brand-meltdown-on-facebook-ever meltdown]] then caused a feedback loop, drawing in more commentators. Membership on their Facebook page has skyrocketed just to see the drama unfold.
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* SoBadItsGood: People started visitng the place JUST ''just'' to witness see how hillariously hilariously inept, incompetent incompetent, and insane it is. * StreisandEffect: After the debacle that was the infamous Amy's Bakery Baking Company episode many of the show's fans started posting negative comments on their Facebook page criticizing their rude behavior. The owners did not take it well. The the resulting [[http://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/this-is-the-most-epic-brand-meltdown-on-facebook-ever meltdown]] then caused a feedback loop, drawing in more commentators. Membership on their Facebook page has skyrocketed just to see the drama unfold.

* TearJerker: Amy firing Katy just for double checking which table to take the order to, especially watching the poor girl break down right there... and then [[EvenEvilHasStandards Samy tried to comfort her]] and she was so disgusted that she didn't want to be touched by him... [[OcularGushers ugh...]] * WhatAnIdiot: Amy and Samy, especially Amy herself. They insult customers and tell them to leave if they do not like the food they are given, and Amy also fired one of the waitresses simply for asking "Are you sure?" about one of the orders, then claiming that the girl had an attitude problem, when it was clearly Amy herself who had the attitude issue. Ramsay [[RageQuit wound up leaving]] before taping was finished because they would not listen to criticism and he knew that none of the changes he made would have stuck. ** Note that this had ''never happened before''. Even the infamous Sebastian couldn't drive Gordon out of his restaurant, but the owners of Amy's managed to. They [[http://t.co/sHeF2qtmEC had a rather amazing meltdown]] over the whole affair on their Facebook page. The meltdown has gotten so bad it is being used as a [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyclay/2013/05/14/lessons-from-amys-baking-company-six-things-you-should-never-do-on-social-media/ case example]] for what businesses ''shouldn't'' do on social media. ** What elevates the mess to borderline TooDumbToLive status is when Samy states on camera he doesn't let servers keep their tips, taking them for himself. Ramsay wasn't exaggerating when he said you can't do that; and indeed, it is actually [[http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs15.htm illegal]] for employers in the United States to take their employees' tips. In other words, ''Samy basically admitted to committing criminal behavior on national television''. There's even a [[https://www.change.org/petitions/the-us-department-of-labor-and-the-wage-and-hour-division-whd-investigate-amy-s-baking-company-bakery-boutique-bistro-in-scottsdale-az petition]] now calling for the US Department of Labor to investigate. ** Amy, likewise, admitting that she made a pizza overly spicy explicitly to hurt a customer who had complained. Food and drink tampering is a very serious crime, and for good reason. ** And they are at it again. Despite signing a contract with FOX stating they cannot give out any statements about the show aside from admitting they were on it, Amy goes out on record and calls Ramsay a "[[http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/471481/20130527/gordon-ramsay-amy-bouzaglo-kitchen-nightmares-s.htm#.UaMMyJzueSo Ginger Hair Troll]]". An action that could cost her $100,000 for breaking. This, more then anything, plants them firmly in TooDumbToLive statue
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* TearJerker: Amy firing Katy just for double checking which table to take the an order to, especially watching the poor girl break down right there... and then there. [[EvenEvilHasStandards Samy tried to comfort her]] Katy]] after and she was so disgusted that she didn't want to be touched by him... him. [[OcularGushers ugh...Ugh.]] * WhatAnIdiot: Amy and Samy, especially Amy herself. Amy. They insult customers and tell them to leave if they do not don't like the food they are given, and given. Amy also fired one of the waitresses simply for asking "Are you sure?" about one of the orders, then claiming claimed that the girl had an attitude problem, when it was clearly Amy herself who had the attitude issue. Ramsay [[RageQuit wound up leaving]] before taping was finished because they would not listen to any criticism and he knew that none of the changes he made would have stuck. ** Note that this had ''never happened before''. Even the infamous Sebastian couldn't drive Gordon out of his restaurant, but the owners of Amy's managed to. They [[http://t.co/sHeF2qtmEC had a rather amazing meltdown]] over the whole affair on their Facebook page. The meltdown has gotten got so bad it is being has been used as a [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyclay/2013/05/14/lessons-from-amys-baking-company-six-things-you-should-never-do-on-social-media/ case example]] for what businesses ''shouldn't'' do on social media. ** What elevates the mess to borderline TooDumbToLive status is when Samy states on camera he doesn't let servers keep their tips, instead taking them for himself. Ramsay wasn't exaggerating when he said you can't do that; and indeed, it is actually [[http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs15.htm illegal]] for employers in the United States to take their employees' tips. In other words, ''Samy basically admitted to committing criminal behavior on national television''. There's There was even a [[https://www.change.org/petitions/the-us-department-of-labor-and-the-wage-and-hour-division-whd-investigate-amy-s-baking-company-bakery-boutique-bistro-in-scottsdale-az petition]] now (now closed) calling for the US Department of Labor to investigate. ** *** Amy, likewise, admitting that she made a pizza overly spicy explicitly to hurt a customer who had complained. Food and drink tampering is a very serious crime, and for good reason. ** *** And they are at it again. Despite signing a contract with FOX stating they cannot give out any statements about the show aside from admitting they were on it, Amy goes out on record and calls Ramsay a "[[http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/471481/20130527/gordon-ramsay-amy-bouzaglo-kitchen-nightmares-s.htm#.UaMMyJzueSo Ginger Hair Troll]]". An action that Troll]]", which could cost her $100,000 for breaking.breaking the contract. This, more then anything, plants them firmly in TooDumbToLive statue

** And to top it all off, the duo were [[http://www.tmz.com/2014/09/28/kitchen-nightmares-amys-baking-company-threatens-guy-with-knife/ caught chasing a drunk man with a knife]]. * TheWoobie: The staff. Miranda starts out as sort of a SadClown, joking with Gordon about the constant drama, bad food and all the other crap she has to deal with (such as being the only server on staff, and Samy stubbornly not allowing her to record orders on the electronic system despite having plenty of experience.) Then the audience finds out the staff doesn't even get tips (as opposed to hourly) because Sammy keeps them under the pretense that he's doing all the service work anyway. By the end of the first day, Katy winds up leaving the building in tears after getting fired for asking a question about an order mix-up (Amy going on an insult tirade about her afterwards certainly didn't help matters.) Henry and Jessica (then former members of staff) were put through the wringer quite a bit themselves, the former in particular also being forced to do unpaid menial jobs for Samy, such as washing his car in the middle of service. On top of all that, Miranda was fired a couple of weeks after the episode was filmed, for accepting a $5 tip from a customer rather than handing it over to Samy (of course, what Samy was doing was illegal according to the Wage & Hourly Division's laws, so she wasn't doing anything wrong). Also during Amy and Samy watching the security camera of this incident, you can hear the smug satisfaction Amy shows off of how they are going to have Miranda arrested.
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** And to top it all off, the duo were [[http://www.tmz.com/2014/09/28/kitchen-nightmares-amys-baking-company-threatens-guy-with-knife/ caught chasing a drunk man man, with a knife]]. * TheWoobie: The staff. Miranda starts out as sort of a SadClown, joking with Gordon about the constant drama, bad food and all the other crap she has to deal with (such as being the only server on staff, and Samy stubbornly not allowing her to record orders on the electronic system despite her having plenty of experience.) Then the audience finds out the staff doesn't even get tips (as opposed to hourly) because Sammy keeps them under the pretense them, claiming that he's doing all the service work anyway. By the end of the first day, day Katy winds up leaving the building in tears after getting fired for asking a question about an order mix-up mix-up. (Amy going on an insult tirade about her afterwards certainly didn't help matters.) Henry and Jessica (then former (former members of the staff) were put through the wringer quite a bit themselves, the former Henry in particular also being forced to do unpaid menial jobs for Samy, such as washing his car in the middle of service. On top of all that, Miranda was fired a couple of weeks after the episode was filmed, for accepting a $5 tip from a customer rather than handing it over to Samy (of course, what Samy was doing was illegal according to the Wage & Hourly Division's laws, so she wasn't doing anything wrong). Also during During the segment showing Amy and Samy watching the security camera of this incident, you can hear the smug satisfaction Amy shows off of in Amy's voice as she talks about how they are they're going to have Miranda arrested.
27th Dec '15 5:21:52 PM HoursGoneBy
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** During the "Burger Kitchen" episode, the owners are an elderly couple and their adult son Daniel. Over the course of the episode, it is revealed that the restaurant was opened after Daniel's grandfather (the husband's father) had passed away, leaving a sizable inheritance to his son and grandson. The grandfather had left his grandson's portion of the inheritance in a trust, which the son then used as start-up capitol to start the restaurant without his own son's knowledge or permission. Basically, Daniel was presented with a ''fait accompli'' and felt he had no choice but to go along with it despite not having any interest in being a restauranteur, taking on a job as a kitchen manager. On top of that, the restaurant itself was in financial straits, with his parents constantly coming to him for further funds to meet payroll, not keeping accurate books as far as his initial and continuing contributions to the restaurant fund, belittling his fiance when she volunteers her time to help him out, and constantly stonewalling him when he comes to him wanting official documentation about his 50% share in the business. The best they do is a handmade document printed from a home computer that looks like the legal equivalent of an I.O.U. written on a cocktail napkin. The overall situation, and resulting discord, was so great that the result became one of the few two-part episodes in the entire series.
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** During the "Burger Kitchen" episode, the owners are an elderly couple and their adult son Daniel. Over the course of the episode, it is revealed that the restaurant was opened after Daniel's grandfather (the husband's father) had passed away, leaving a sizable inheritance to his son and grandson. The grandfather had left his grandson's portion of the inheritance in a trust, trust which the son then used as start-up capitol to start for the restaurant restaurant, without his own son's knowledge or permission. Basically, Daniel was presented with a ''fait accompli'' and felt he had no choice but to go along with it it, despite not having any interest in being a restauranteur, taking on a job as a kitchen manager. On top of that, the restaurant itself was in dire financial straits, with his parents constantly coming to him for further funds to meet payroll, not keeping accurate books as far as his initial and continuing contributions to the restaurant fund, belittling his fiance fiancé when she volunteers her time to help him out, and constantly stonewalling him when he comes to him them wanting official documentation about his 50% share in the business. The best they do is a handmade document printed from a home computer that looks like the legal equivalent of an I.O.U. written on a cocktail napkin. The overall situation, and resulting discord, was so great that the result became one of the few two-part episodes in the entire series.

** Wendy, Daniel's girlfriend in the Burger Kitchen episode fit this for being the only one supporting him and calling his parents out on their abusive behavior.
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** Wendy, Daniel's girlfriend in the Burger Kitchen episode episode, fit this for being the only one supporting him and calling his parents out on their abusive behavior.

** David Blaine, the (initial) head chef of the Burger Kitchen. While he engaged in some major Jerkass behavior, such as repeatedly accusing one of the owners of being bipolar and then semi-seriously threatening to hit one of the others (resulting in him being fired midway through the two-parter), it was clear that he was a pretty talented chef who had been hamstrung by the owners' obsession with using frozen Wagyu burgers, and had been working for several months without pay. He was also [[GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity the tenth chef]] that left Burger Kitchen. Despite his nastiness, [[JerkassHasAPoint many of the points he made about the family's inability to run a restaurant were correct.]] *** From the same episode, there's Daniel, whose own bad attitude makes it hard to feel sorry for him when David threatens him, but when one remembers he was forced into a job he didn't want after his father stole $250,000 from him, it's hard to blame him for being so bitter.
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** David Blaine, the (initial) head chef of the Burger Kitchen. While he engaged in some major Jerkass behavior, such as repeatedly accusing one of the owners of being bipolar and then semi-seriously threatening to hit one of the others (resulting in him being fired midway through the two-parter), it was clear that he was a pretty talented chef who had been hamstrung by the owners' obsession with using frozen Wagyu burgers, and had been working for several months without pay. He was also [[GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity the tenth chef]] ''tenth chef'']] that had left Burger Kitchen. Despite his nastiness, [[JerkassHasAPoint many of the points he made about the family's inability to run a restaurant were correct.]] *** From the same episode, episode there's Daniel, whose own bad attitude makes it hard to feel sorry for him when David threatens him, but when one remembers he was forced into a job he didn't want after his father stole $250,000 from him, it's hard to blame him for being so bitter.

** The UK Series has Alan Love and Nick Anderson, owners of Ruby Tate's and Rococo respectively. Both were [[GloryDays reliving past glories]] that left them stuck in the past and unable to move on. Both proved to be rather egotistical (Alan in particular was flat-out manic), uncooperative and resistant to any changes to their restaurant. They also were both looking at foreclosure, homelessness and both men [[ManlyTears broke down in tears]] on camera talking about the failures of their restaurant. * MemeticMutation: "This is all ROTTON!" Typically with as thick a Scottish accent as possible. * NauseaFuel: The filthy kitchens and by proxy, the rotten/spoiled food. Now if you work for your city's health department... ** Even worse, a number of these kitchens have [[BlatantLies clearly posted "A" ratings]] from their local health departments. There are only two explanations: either they cleaned up solely for the health inspectors and let it fall apart the rest of the time, or the inspectors [[NoOSHACompliance didn't do their jobs.]] * NightmareFuel: Some of the kitchens are filled with rotten food (Dillon's and Fiesta Sunrise in particular, both of which also had insects crawling around everywhere), which is not only disgusting but very dangerous given that poorly prepared food can '''kill''' you, or at least make you very sick (which did happen in one episode when a customer had a rotten lobster, and in the UK pilot where Gordon threw up after eating a rotten scallop and flat out told the owners it could've killed him)
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** The UK Series has Alan Love and Nick Anderson, owners of Ruby Tate's and Rococo respectively. Both were [[GloryDays reliving past glories]] that left them stuck in the past and unable to move on. Both proved to be rather egotistical (Alan in particular was flat-out manic), uncooperative uncooperative, and resistant to any changes to their restaurant. They also were both looking at foreclosure, homelessness foreclosure and both homelessness. Both men [[ManlyTears broke down in tears]] on camera talking about the failures of their restaurant. * MemeticMutation: "This is all ROTTON!" ROTTEN!" Typically with as thick a Scottish accent as possible. * NauseaFuel: The filthy kitchens and and, by proxy, the rotten/spoiled food. Now if you work for your city's health department... ** Even worse, a number of these kitchens have [[BlatantLies clearly posted "A" ratings]] from their local health departments. There are only two explanations: either they cleaned up solely for the health inspectors and let it fall apart the rest of the time, or the inspectors [[NoOSHACompliance didn't do do]] [[TheyJustDidntCare their jobs.]] * NightmareFuel: Some of the kitchens are filled with rotten food (Dillon's and Fiesta Sunrise in particular, both of which also had insects crawling around everywhere), which is not only disgusting but very dangerous given that poorly prepared food can '''kill''' ''kill'' you, or at least make you very sick (which did happen sick. (This happened in one episode when a customer had a rotten lobster, and in the UK pilot where Gordon threw up after eating a rotten scallop and flat out told the owners it could've killed him)

*** One example among many: After Moe revealed that he refused to write down his recipes because he was afraid of other restaurants stealing them, Gordon calls him a "busy idiot" -- somebody who spends all his time worrying about the wrong things. Moe was so upset by this that he basically refused to do anything. Therefore, to get things back on track, his brother [[BlatantLies claimed]] that in England, "busy idiot" is actually a [[SeparatedByACommonLanguage compliment]]. Moe [[CrowningMomentofFunny believed him]].
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*** One example among many: After after Moe revealed that he refused to write down his recipes because he was afraid of other restaurants stealing them, Gordon calls him a "busy idiot" -- somebody who spends all his time worrying about the wrong things. Moe was so upset by this that he basically refused to do anything. Therefore, to To get things back on track, his brother [[BlatantLies claimed]] that in England, "busy idiot" is actually a [[SeparatedByACommonLanguage compliment]]. Moe [[CrowningMomentofFunny believed him]].

** When Ramsay revisited the Walnut Tree Inn, he found the business still failing due to the sky-high prices the owner was charging, and stormed out after the owner bluntly told him that he'd rather see the inn go out of business than look like a cheap restaurant. Guess what happened? Then, for an encore, some more sensible businessmen bought the inn shortly afterwards, set up a menu that was more along Ramsay's guidelines, and made it into a success once more.
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** When Ramsay revisited the Walnut Tree Inn, Inn he found the business still failing due to the sky-high prices the owner was charging, and stormed out after the owner bluntly told him that he'd rather see the inn go out of business than look like a cheap restaurant. Guess what happened? Then, for an encore, some more sensible businessmen bought the inn shortly afterwards, set up a menu that was more along Ramsay's guidelines, and made it the restaurant into a success once more.

** The parental owners of the Burger Kitchen. Lots of examples pop up. One of the most blatant ones being they invested in a restaurant against their son's pleas, when he pointed out they knew nothing of the business. Then they ''stole'' his inheritance money to buy the restaurant and were confused as to why he was upset about that. *** Additionally, when Gordon demands that the executive chef - continually backed into a corner and forced to cook food he doesn't believe in with recipes that aren't his - cook him a burger to show him his skill without being hampered by the owners, the owners deliberately try and show their own chef up by cooking one of their own recipe burgers, and then deliberately hamming up bad reactions to the chef's burger after Gordon dismisses theirs. * TheWoobie: Peter from "The Seascape". It's pretty clear [[MyBelovedSmother his mother]] is more than a little overbearing and his meek mannerisms saw him getting abused by his JerkAss chef, to the point where he was cleaning the kitchen for them after a rather pathetic attempt at ordering them to do something. Then he reveals he was a WellDoneSonGuy and even after getting pointers and tips from Ramsay is still clearly a nervous wreck. ** The staff from the Mill Street Bistro. Their boss, Joe, is like a dictator who constantly talks down on them, mistreats them and drives away the customers that affect their livelihood. The chef is a talented guy getting hamstrung with mediocre recipes, and one of the waiters even stated that his dad wanted to [[PapaWolf strangle Joe]] after witnessing his son's mistreatment. It's not shocking that by the end of the two-parter, some of them eventually left the job. ** John of ''Mama Maria's''. He establishes fairly early on that he was pressed into the family business at an early age, but doesn't really show any resentment toward his parents over this - he's merely struggling to keep the restaurant and his family legacy alive out of love for his parents, and stuck in his ways. Gordon points this out and shows that even his staff know more than him, and helps show him that he can still preserve what he loved about his parents but move on from their methods and style. ** Perla, at Mama Rita's, had no experience in cooking food from scratch, only prepping and reheating, with limited knowledge of the English language. Unfortunately, she was also the head chef of the restaurant, meaning when dinner service came around, she had authority over the cooks and responsibility over the food being served. Perla was so used to the prep-and-reheat method that she drastically undercooked all the meat (as she applied microwave times to traditional methods). When her co-workers, Gordon, the owner, and the customers started screaming at her to be more competent, she broke down in tears. It didn't help that she was put into a taste competition with the owner and Gordon, where she spent five minutes just ''staring'' at her raw chicken, not knowing what to do with it, and her dish was the only one the staff disliked, or that Gordon continued to rant at her as she was crying. It was made clear through the episode that Perla never learned even the most basic of cooking skills, though Gordon never saw that (despite him noticing a severe lack of cooking experience in other prep-and-reheat locations he's visited). Rather than firing Perla, as Gordon suggested though, the owner put Perla back in charge of the catering department, which Perla had made into a success in the past.
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** The parental owners of the Burger Kitchen. Lots of examples pop up. One up, one of the most blatant ones being they invested their investing in a restaurant against their son's pleas, when he pointed out they knew despite knowing nothing of the business. business, as their son pointed out. Then they ''stole'' his their son's inheritance money to buy the restaurant and were confused as to why he was upset about that. *** Additionally, when Gordon demands that the executive chef - continually backed into a corner and forced to cook food he doesn't believe in with recipes that aren't his - cook him a burger to show him his skill without being hampered by the owners, the owners deliberately try and to show their own chef up by cooking one of their own recipe burgers, burgers and then deliberately hamming up bad reactions to the chef's burger after Gordon dismisses theirs. * TheWoobie: Peter from "The Seascape". It's pretty clear [[MyBelovedSmother his mother]] is more than a little overbearing and his meek mannerisms saw him getting abused by his JerkAss chef, to the point where he was cleaning the kitchen for them them, even after a rather pathetic (rather pathetic) attempt at ordering to order them to do something. Then he reveals he was a WellDoneSonGuy and even after getting pointers and tips from Ramsay is still clearly a nervous wreck. ** The staff from the Mill Street Bistro. Their boss, Joe, is like a dictator who constantly talks down on to them, mistreats them them, and drives away the customers that affect provide their livelihood. The chef is a talented guy getting hamstrung with mediocre recipes, and one of the waiters even stated that his dad wanted to [[PapaWolf strangle Joe]] after witnessing his son's mistreatment. It's not shocking that by the end of the two-parter, some of them eventually left the job. ** John of ''Mama Maria's''. He establishes fairly early on that he was pressed into the family business at an early age, age but doesn't really show any resentment toward his parents over this - this: he's merely struggling to keep the restaurant and his family legacy alive out of love for his parents, and stuck in his ways. Gordon points this out and shows that even his staff know more than him, and helps show him that he can still preserve what he loved about his parents but move on from their methods and style. ** Perla, at Mama Rita's, had no experience in cooking food from scratch, only prepping and reheating, with and had a limited knowledge of the English language. Unfortunately, she was also the head chef of the restaurant, meaning when dinner service came around, around she had authority over the cooks and responsibility over the food being served. Perla was so used to the prep-and-reheat method that she drastically undercooked all the meat (as she applied by applying microwave times to traditional methods).methods. When her co-workers, Gordon, the owner, and the customers started screaming at her to be more competent, she broke down in tears. It didn't help that she was put into a taste competition with the owner and Gordon, where she spent five minutes just ''staring'' at her raw chicken, not knowing what to do with it, and her dish was the only one the staff disliked, or that Gordon continued to rant at her as she was crying. It was made clear through the episode that Perla never learned even the most basic of cooking skills, though Gordon never saw that (despite him noticing a severe lack of cooking experience in other prep-and-reheat locations he's visited). Rather than firing Perla, as Gordon suggested though, the owner put Perla back in charge of the catering department, which Perla had made into a success in the past.

* AndThereWasMuchRejoicing: People were pretty happy to hear Amy's Baking Company was '''finally''' closing its doors, despite Amy and Samy saying that their "landlord was kicking them out".
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* AndThereWasMuchRejoicing: People In 2015 people were pretty happy to hear Amy's Baking Company was '''finally''' ''finally'' closing its doors, despite Amy and Samy saying that their "landlord was kicking them out".

* BileFascination: The revisit made clear that this is the only reason the place is still open - after seeing it on the show, people are coming to ABC just to see if it's really as bad as it looked. And according to most visitors, it ''is''.
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* BileFascination: The revisit made clear that this is the only reason the place is still open - open: after seeing it on the show, people are coming to ABC just to see if it's really as bad as it looked. And according to most visitors, it ''is''.

* FridgeHorror: The more and more the episode goes on, the more you realize that Amy is seriously mentally ill. She most likely has Schizoaffective disorder, whose symptoms include, bi-polar/mania like symptoms, paranoid delusions, and disorganized speech. All things that Amy has shown in the episode. ** Amy certainly shows signs of being a [[ParanoiaFuel "paranoid schizophrenic"]], seeing as one of her main personality traits is an apparent assumption that everyone in the world is against her. * {{Hatedom}}: Try to find ''anyone'' who likes Amy and Samy and/or will defend them as perfectly reasonable victims of online vigilantism. Or just be accused of being Amy or Sammy as they are known to pull this stunt.
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* FridgeHorror: The more and more the episode goes on, the more you realize that Amy is seriously mentally ill. She most likely has Schizoaffective disorder, whose symptoms include, include: bi-polar/mania like symptoms, symptoms; paranoid delusions, delusions; and disorganized speech. All things These are all behaviours that Amy has shown in the episode. ** Amy certainly shows signs of being a [[ParanoiaFuel "paranoid schizophrenic"]], paranoid schizophrenic]], seeing as one of her main personality traits is an apparent assumption that everyone in the world is against her. * {{Hatedom}}: Try to find ''anyone'' who likes Amy and Samy and/or will defend them as perfectly reasonable victims of online vigilantism. Or just be accused of being Amy or Sammy Samy as they are known to pull this stunt.

** Also, when Amy fires Katy, Samy actually tries to calm the crying girl and making Amy to reason, although he surrenders easily. It's sort of obvious that he just acts like he does because he's scared of his wife.
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** Also, when Amy fires Katy, Katy Samy actually tries to calm the crying girl and making make Amy to see reason, although he surrenders easily. It's sort of obvious that he just acts like he does because he's [[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale scared of his wife.wife]].

* MoralEventHorizon: Samy crosses it in the first minutes by threatening violence on a customer who complained at having to wait for over an hour for ''one pizza,'' calling the police on the customer then demanding the customer pay for the pizza that he hadn't received. Amy herself crosses it immediately after when she makes a pizza really spicy in the hopes of '''hurting''' another customer, and later fires her only waitress when she asked a question. Amy is proud to have fired hundreds of staff, seeing it as a badge of honor. Their attitude is so toxic they are worse than every chef on ''Series/HellsKitchen'' ever. Dead. Fucking. Serious.
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* MoralEventHorizon: Samy crosses it in the first minutes by threatening violence on a customer who complained at having to wait for over an hour for ''one pizza,'' calling the police on the customer then demanding the customer pay for the pizza that he hadn't received. Amy herself crosses it immediately after when she makes a pizza really spicy in the hopes of '''hurting''' ''hurting'' another customer, and later fires her only waitress when she asked a question. Amy is proud to have fired hundreds of staff, seeing it as a badge of honor. Their attitude is so toxic they are worse than every chef on ''Series/HellsKitchen'' ever. Dead. Fucking. Serious.
2nd Dec '15 1:01:58 PM Berrenta
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Removing IUEO trope.
* InternetCounterattack[=/=]StreisandEffect: After the debacle that was the infamous Amy's Bakery Company episode many of the fans started posting negative comments on their Facebook page criticizing their rude behavior. The owners did not take it well. The the resulting [[http://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/this-is-the-most-epic-brand-meltdown-on-facebook-ever meltdown]] then caused a feedback loop, drawing in more commentators. Membership on their Facebook page has skyrocketed just to see the drama unfold. ** They have since pulled their previous comments and replaced it with the following message (as of May 15, 2013) before making a new FaceBook page. --> "Obviously our Facebook, YELP, Twitter and Website [[ImplausibleDeniability have been hacked. We are working with the local authorities]] [[BlatantLies as well as the FBI computer crimes unit to ensure this does not happen again]]. [[ImplausibleDeniability We did not post those horrible things]]. Thank You Amy & Samy"

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* InternetCounterattack[=/=]StreisandEffect: StreisandEffect: After the debacle that was the infamous Amy's Bakery Company episode many of the fans started posting negative comments on their Facebook page criticizing their rude behavior. The owners did not take it well. The the resulting [[http://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/this-is-the-most-epic-brand-meltdown-on-facebook-ever meltdown]] then caused a feedback loop, drawing in more commentators. Membership on their Facebook page has skyrocketed just to see the drama unfold. ** They have since pulled their previous comments and replaced it with the following message (as of May 15, 2013) before making a new FaceBook page. --> "Obviously our Facebook, YELP, Twitter and Website [[ImplausibleDeniability have been hacked. We are working with the local authorities]] [[BlatantLies as well as the FBI computer crimes unit to ensure this does not happen again]]. [[ImplausibleDeniability We did not post those horrible things]]. Thank You Amy & Samy"
22nd Nov '15 5:41:46 PM WingWalker
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* HilariousInHindsight: The first Revisited episode of the American series is subtitled "Gordon Returns". Five years later, a sidequest involving [[ShoutOut enlisting the aid of "Gordon Gourmet" to help save a failing restaurant]] appears in a video game called ''[[VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII Lightning Returns]]''.
2nd Nov '15 11:13:15 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* HarsherInHindsight: During Gordon's visit to Campania, he warned that the business was about to "float down the Hudson River". Cut to a few years later, when owner and head chef Joseph Cerniglia's body was recovered from the Hudson River after a suicidal jump off the George Washington Bridge.
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* HarsherInHindsight: During Gordon's visit to Campania, he warned that the business was about to "float down the Hudson River". Cut to a few years later, when owner and head chef Joseph Cerniglia's body was recovered from the Hudson River after a suicidal jump off the George Washington Bridge. Unsurprisingly, [[LostEpisode this episode is not aired any more.]]
2nd Nov '15 11:11:20 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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*** Additionally, when Gordon demands that the executive chef - continually backed into a corner and forced to cook food he doesn't believe in with recipes that aren't his - cook him a burger to show him his skill without being hampered by the owners, the owners deliberately try and show their own chef up by cooking one of their own recipe burgers, and then deliberately hamming up bad reactions to the chef's burger after Gordon dismisses theirs.
19th Sep '15 5:17:43 PM BronyoftheOctaves
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* AndThereWasMuchRejoicing: People were pretty happy to hear Amy's Baking Company was '''finally''' closing its doors, despite Amy and Samy saying that their "landlord was kicking them out". ** Sort of a bittersweet victory as now Amy is selling ''frozen food''.
28th Aug '15 7:29:56 PM LunaEtte
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** Steven, the affable waiter from the Black Pearl. He got along exceedingly well with Gordon, and even returned to talk about the Black Pearl shutting down in one of the ''Revisited'' episodes...causing an hilarious [[{{Beat}} awkward-silence]] moment with Gordon.
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