My Drunk Kitchen is a Web Original Cooking Show on YouTube, created in 2011 by aspiring comedienne Hannah "Harto" Hart shortly after moving to New York from San Francisco. Every episode consists of Hannah attempting to cook something while getting drunk. Hilarity Ensues. In addition to MDK videos, Hannah frequently collaborates with her friends Grace Helbig and Mamrie Hart (no relation).
My Drunk Tropes:
- Cosplay: Hannah cosplays as Mario in the Video Game-themed Episode 5, "Smashed Brothers" (as in Super Smash Bros.). While making meatballs.
- Gratuitous Japanese: She recites a limerick in Japanese in a Q&A video. Hannah worked as a Japanese translator before starting My Drunk Kitchen, so it makes sense.
- Improv: Aside from a general idea of what to cook, pretty much all of her videos are done off the cuff. Really, the whole series could fall under the category of Harto Does Something Funny.
- Jump Cut: Used frequently, to spice up the stationary camera angles and highlight Hannah's increasing drunkenness.
- Just for Pun: Several episode titles, such as "Omlette You Finish" and "Smashed Brothers". The former's description is "It's eggstremely easy to make yolks about this food group."
- Le Parkour: Hannah attempts "kitchen parkor" in Episode 8 while trying to make ice cream."Parkour to you!"
- Metaphorgotten: Commonly."Relationships are a lot like cooking, y'know? You've had a lot of bad experiences. And you have a lot of times that you've fucked up. Um...but for some reason, you started a web series about cooking. I don't get you, man."
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Grace's exaggerated reaction when it turns out that the no-quitter fritters are actually croquettes.
- Shout-Out: One episode has her and Chris Hardwick prepare fish fingers and custard.
- Speak in Unison: When Grace awkwardly says she "can't wait to put [the fritters] in my human", Mamrie and Hannah unintentionally reply, "...where is your human?" in perfect unison, causing the whole group to freak out.
- That Came Out Wrong:
- Mamrie's attempt to compliment the herbs in the "No Quitter Fritters" is "#datdilldoe", which backfires immediately.
- From the eggnog episode: "Nutmeg, I hardly know Meg!" Cue Oh, Crap! face.
- Verbal Tic: Whenever using "one" as a numerical value, she'll replace it with "fun", i.e. "Three, two, fun" or "Step number fun".