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* FormulaBreakingEpisode: The last episode of the first holiday special season has the contestants doing ''crafts'' instead of food, with Jacques' place as the professional critic being replaced by Jim Noonan, an expert on crafts.



* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: The last episode of the first holiday special season has the contestants doing ''crafts'' instead of food, with Jacques' place as the professional critic being replaced by Jim Noonan, an expert on crafts.


* GuideDangIt: Averted. While the steps listed on screen are usually vague, such as "Step one: Bake cake. Step two: Decorate with fondant...," they're actually there to help the viewer keep track of what the contestants should be doing. Each contestant is actually equipped with an ipad at their work station that provides them [[https://www.insider.com/cool-things-you-didnt-know-about-nailed-it-netflix "thankfully pretty simple" recipes and instructions.]]

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* GuideDangIt: Averted. While the steps listed on screen are usually vague, such as "Step one: Bake cake. Step two: Decorate with fondant...," they're actually there to help the viewer keep track of what the contestants should be doing. Each contestant is actually equipped with an ipad at their work station that provides them with [[https://www.insider.com/cool-things-you-didnt-know-about-nailed-it-netflix "thankfully pretty simple" recipes and instructions.]]


* GuideDangIt: Subverted. The steps listed on screen are usually made up of unhelpfully vague instructions, such as "Step one: Bake cake. Step two: Decorate with fondant..." However, each contestant is given an ipad with [[https://www.insider.com/cool-things-you-didnt-know-about-nailed-it-netflix "thankfully pretty simple" recipes and instructions.]]

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* GuideDangIt: Subverted. The Averted. While the steps listed on screen are usually made up of unhelpfully vague instructions, vague, such as "Step one: Bake cake. Step two: Decorate with fondant..." However, each ," they're actually there to help the viewer keep track of what the contestants should be doing. Each contestant is given actually equipped with an ipad with at their work station that provides them [[https://www.insider.com/cool-things-you-didnt-know-about-nailed-it-netflix "thankfully pretty simple" recipes and instructions.]]


* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: The show deliberately chooses amateur bakers and challenges them to recreate elaborate professional-level confections, with insufficient instructions ("cook until done") and nowhere near enough time.

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* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: The show deliberately chooses amateur bakers and challenges them to recreate elaborate professional-level confections, with insufficient instructions ("cook until done") and nowhere near enough time.confections while under extremely limited time constraints.


* GuideDangIt: The recipes given to the bakers are usually made up of unhelpfully vague instructions, such as "Step one: Bake cake. Step two: Decorate with fondant..."

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* GuideDangIt: Subverted. The recipes given to the bakers steps listed on screen are usually made up of unhelpfully vague instructions, such as "Step one: Bake cake. Step two: Decorate with fondant..." However, each contestant is given an ipad with [[https://www.insider.com/cool-things-you-didnt-know-about-nailed-it-netflix "thankfully pretty simple" recipes and instructions.]]


The first season was released on March 9, 2018. A second season was released in June 29, 2018, followed by a special holiday season in December 2018, season three in May, 2019, and a second holiday season in November 2019. Season 4 was released in April 2020. The fifth season which is entitled ''Double Trouble'' will release in March 2021.

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The first season was released on March 9, 2018. A second season was released in June 29, 2018, followed by a special holiday season in December 2018, season three in May, 2019, and a second holiday season in November 2019. Season 4 was released in April 2020. The fifth season which is entitled ''Double Trouble'' will release (where teams of two compete) released in March 2021.


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* LaterInstallmentWeirdness: The format had to be changed some for season 5 because it was filmed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The teams separately come get their choices during the first round, the judges donít stand together while they eat or talk, the production leaves the prizes for the contestants to get instead of handing them off, and the lifelines were re-tooled to accommodate for social distancing. They also tried to cast as much from the Los Angeles area as possible to limit travel.


The first season was released on March 9, 2018. A second season was released in June 29, 2018, followed by a special holiday season in December 2018, season three in May, 2019, and a second holiday season in November 2019. Season 4 was released in April 2020.

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The first season was released on March 9, 2018. A second season was released in June 29, 2018, followed by a special holiday season in December 2018, season three in May, 2019, and a second holiday season in November 2019. Season 4 was released in April 2020. \n The fifth season which is entitled ''Double Trouble'' will release in March 2021.

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* RealityShowGenreBlindness: Averted, by the later seasons contestants are well aware of the nature of the show and are all keyed to have a good time. Some of them even demonstrate baking tricks they cite as having learned from watching the show.


* HanukkahEpisode: There is a Hanukkah episode in the holiday season, where the bakers made Hanukkah-themed dishes, such as dreidel cake pops.

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* HanukkahEpisode: There is a Hanukkah episode in the each holiday season, where the bakers made make Hanukkah-themed dishes, such as dreidel cake pops.pops and jelly-doughnut menorahs.

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* HanukkahEpisode: There is a Hanukkah episode in the holiday season, where the bakers made Hanukkah-themed dishes, such as dreidel cake pops.


''Nailed It!'' is a reality TV competition by Creator/{{Netflix}} hosted by comedian Nicole Byer and judged by pastry chef and chocolatier Jacques Torres.

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''Nailed It!'' is a reality TV competition by Creator/{{Netflix}} hosted by comedian Nicole Byer Creator/NicoleByer and judged by pastry chef and chocolatier Jacques Torres.


** "Welcome to ''Nailed It! México'', where the intention is what counts!" is host Omar Chaparro's standard opening line in the Mexican version.

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** "Welcome to ''Nailed It! México'', where it's the intention is what thought that counts!" is host Omar Chaparro's standard opening line in the Mexican version.

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* ShoutOut: A lot in the 90s themed episode. These include Nicole saying [[Music/BackstreetBoys "I want it that way"]] when referring to the ice cream snacks, introducing the episode by making references to ''Film/ShesAllThat'' and ''Film/NeverBeenKissed'', the episode opening being fashioned after 90s sitcom openings, etc.

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** A very common mistake which many contestants have done is using too much of a flavor extract, as only very little is needed. The end result is always what ever the extract was used for having the flavor overwhelm all other parts of the piece.

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