History YMMV / KitchenNightmares

7th Mar '17 3:24:26 AM TroperNo9001
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* StreisandEffect: After the debacle that was the infamous Amy's 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]] caused a feedback loop, drawing in more commentators. Membership on their Facebook page skyrocketed just to see the drama unfold.

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* StreisandEffect: After the debacle that was the infamous Amy's 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]] caused a feedback loop, drawing in more commentators. Membership on their Facebook page skyrocketed just to see the drama unfold.
19th Feb '17 4:40:59 PM Drgonzo
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** Anthony and Frank of ''Davide''. Tony's a recovering addict (painkillers), and has done time in the slammer. But he owns his mistakes and made a serious and honest effort to turn his life around and gave the restaurant 110%. But his brother Frank, who's also the head chef, wouldn't give him any credit or acknowledgement for his effort and just kept beating Tony down. And Frank himself is so burned out and defeated that he's just a shell of the man he once was. And throughout the whole episode, it's clear that Tony only has love and respect for his brother and believes that Frank can be a great chef if he just found his passion again.
25th Nov '16 4:27:53 PM lexii
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* HoYay: Palpable in the ''Chiarella's'' episode between Gordon and the troubled but fundamentally sweet owner, Tommy. When Gordon saves the day, there is much hugging, mutual admiration and Tommy even kisses him on the cheek when they part company. It's ramped right up though in the revisited episode, where Tommy shows off his bench-pressing skills in his basement gym before telling Gordon he loves him when he finally leaves, after finding out that Gordon has part-funded Tommy's badly needed liquor license. Aww!

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* HoYay: Palpable in the ''Chiarella's'' episode between Gordon and the troubled but fundamentally sweet owner, Tommy. When Gordon saves the day, there is much hugging, mutual admiration and Tommy even kisses him on the cheek when they part company. It's ramped right up though in the revisited episode, where Tommy shows off his bench-pressing skills in his basement gym before telling Gordon he loves him when he finally leaves, after finding out that Gordon has part-funded Tommy's his badly needed liquor license. Aww!
25th Nov '16 4:26:27 PM lexii
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* HoYay: Palpable in the ''Chiarella's'' episode between Gordon and the troubled but fundamentally sweet owner, Tommy. When Gordon saves the day, there is much hugging, mutual admiration and Tommy even kisses him on the cheek when they part company. It's ramped right up though in the revisited episode, where Tommy shows off his bench-pressing skills in his basement gym before telling Gordon he loves him when he finally leaves, having part-funded Tommy's badly needed liquor license. Aww!

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* HoYay: Palpable in the ''Chiarella's'' episode between Gordon and the troubled but fundamentally sweet owner, Tommy. When Gordon saves the day, there is much hugging, mutual admiration and Tommy even kisses him on the cheek when they part company. It's ramped right up though in the revisited episode, where Tommy shows off his bench-pressing skills in his basement gym before telling Gordon he loves him when he finally leaves, having after finding out that Gordon has part-funded Tommy's badly needed liquor license. Aww!
9th Nov '16 2:50:24 PM Gimere
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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'']] 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 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 ''[[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 there's Daniel, whose Daniel: his 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.
4th Nov '16 8:39:23 PM GF93
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** Trevor, the former head chef from the Mangia Mangia episode. He starts out being shown as a cocky, indifferent (and incompetent) prat with a bad attitude, but he evidently caves in and tearfully admits his chronic depression and [[spoiler:addiction to crystal meth]] after a particularly bad service (during which [[DesignatedHero Janelle]] screamed at him that his life didn't matter and that he would be better off dead), culminating him in him being sent to [[spoiler:Drug Rehab]], [[PetTheDog paid for by Ramsay on the condition that the owner at least considers rehiring him after he cleans up]].

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** Trevor, the former head chef from the Mangia Mangia episode. He starts out being shown as a cocky, indifferent indifferent, incompetent (and incompetent) often violent) prat with a bad attitude, but he evidently caves in and tearfully admits his chronic depression and [[spoiler:addiction to crystal meth]] after a particularly bad service (during which [[DesignatedHero Janelle]] screamed at him that his life didn't matter and that he would be better off dead), culminating him in him being sent to [[spoiler:Drug Rehab]], [[PetTheDog paid for by Ramsay on the condition that the owner at least considers rehiring him after he cleans up]].



* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Janelle from the Mangia Mangia episode, with regards to the incidents involving her and Trevor-- the depressed head chef who is later revealed to have [[spoiler:a hidden crystal meth addiction]]. Although she's clearly set up as the one the audience is supposed to sympathize with, and yes, Trevor was acting like a {{Jerkass}} for most of the episode-- most of the time she's seen [[DisproportionateRetribution literally screaming at him over the slightest provocations]] and using a variety of incredibly personal insults, including [[KickTheDog saying that nobody loves him or cares about his existence, and that he'd be better off dead]]. Makes it much harder to root for her in hindsight once it's revealed just how bad his depression and [[spoiler:drug problem]] really is, especially after [[JerkAss reacting with evident glee]] when [[spoiler:he was fired for it]].

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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Janelle [[BitchInSheepsClothing Janelle]] from the Mangia Mangia episode, with regards to the incidents involving her and Trevor-- the depressed head chef who is later revealed to have [[spoiler:a hidden crystal meth addiction]]. Although she's clearly set up as the one the audience is supposed to sympathize with, and yes, Trevor was acting like a {{Jerkass}} for most of the episode-- most of the time she's seen [[DisproportionateRetribution literally screaming at him over the slightest provocations]] and using a variety of incredibly personal insults, including [[KickTheDog saying that nobody loves him or cares about his existence, and that he'd be better off dead]]. Makes it much harder to root for her in hindsight once it's revealed just how bad his depression and [[spoiler:drug problem]] really is, especially after [[JerkAss reacting with evident glee]] when [[spoiler:he was fired for it]].
31st Oct '16 8:32:25 PM whateveryousay21
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUNGpoWj10o Ahem... according to law enforcement sources, Samy was involved in drugs and extortion while in Europe, so it's not far off the mark.]]
14th Oct '16 5:10:18 PM nombretomado
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** 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.

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** They have since pulled their previous comments and replaced it with the following message (as of May 15, 2013) before making a new {{Facebook}} Website/{{Facebook}} page.
6th Oct '16 2:01:33 AM BronyoftheOctaves
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** As of late appearing in the YouTube comments of the show clips, '''[[LargeHam HELLO, MY NAME IS NINOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!]]'''
3rd Oct '16 2:07:05 PM GF93
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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Janelle from the Mangia Mangia episode, with regards to the incidents involving her and Trevor-- the depressed head chef who is later revealed to have [[spoiler:a hidden crystal meth addiction]]. Although she's clearly set up as the one the audience is supposed to sympathize with, and yes, Trevor was acting like a {{Jerkass}} for most of the episode-- most of the time she's seen [[DisproportionateRetribution literally screaming at him over the slightest provocations]] and using a variety of incredibly personal insults, including [[KickTheDog saying that nobody loves him or cares about his existence, and that he'd be better off dead]]. Makes it much harder to root for her in hindsight once it's revealed just how bad his depression and [[spoiler:drug problem]] really is.

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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Janelle from the Mangia Mangia episode, with regards to the incidents involving her and Trevor-- the depressed head chef who is later revealed to have [[spoiler:a hidden crystal meth addiction]]. Although she's clearly set up as the one the audience is supposed to sympathize with, and yes, Trevor was acting like a {{Jerkass}} for most of the episode-- most of the time she's seen [[DisproportionateRetribution literally screaming at him over the slightest provocations]] and using a variety of incredibly personal insults, including [[KickTheDog saying that nobody loves him or cares about his existence, and that he'd be better off dead]]. Makes it much harder to root for her in hindsight once it's revealed just how bad his depression and [[spoiler:drug problem]] really is.is, especially after [[JerkAss reacting with evident glee]] when [[spoiler:he was fired for it]].
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