Tear Jerker: Cake Boss
- Yeah, there were cakes in the Season 5 finale. Don't ask me what they were; the main focus of the episode was the news that Buddy's mother has been diagnosed with ALS.
- Early in season three of Next Great Baker, contestant James Brown announced that he had been diagnosed with a benign brain tumor and would leave in place of whoever lost the competition. Cue tears from almost everyone, including guest judge Lou Ferrigno.