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Gordon Ramsay on Leno

starlady Aug 11, 2007 12:30 AM

I just watched Gordon Ramsay appeasr on Leno (about 30 seconds ago). I thought it was hilarious! He was making fun of Leno, he was funny, not mean (ish), and made what looked like a tasty dish. Also admited that he likes In and Out Burger LOL!

Anyone else see it?

  1. HillJ Sep 4, 2008 10:13 AM

    Today's Serious Eats features a response from GR about the "Little Gordon" videos circulating thru caterer.com

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      Gio Sep 4, 2008 10:28 AM


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        LindaWhit Sep 4, 2008 11:47 AM

        LOL! Way to confuse the kid, Big Gordon!

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          HillJ Sep 6, 2008 05:47 AM


          3rd installment was in my e-bin this morning.

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            LindaWhit Sep 6, 2008 06:28 AM

            :-) Not at as good as Home or Restaurant, but still funny!

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        kobetobiko Aug 30, 2008 08:14 AM

        I found the little GR segment on Leno really hilarious too!

        I have heard that while GR was portrayed as a mean chef in the HK show, he was in person much nice and caring to his staff. He does swear and has high expectation for people who work in the kitchen, but all those mean comments and ill-tempered emotions were mainly for "good" TV.

        His restaurant in NYC is superb!

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          Leonardo Aug 30, 2008 09:49 AM

          And his staff are very loyal and stick with him for years. Low turnover by industry standards.

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          LLp81 Aug 29, 2008 05:21 PM

          Hey guys, did you see the clip of Little Gordon on Leno last night? Found it on youtube, its hilarious!


          I think Big Gordon rocks too! :)

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            HillJ Aug 29, 2008 08:58 PM

            LL, thank you for hijacking that video...it's on my share list for the weekend!
            Great stuff.

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              LindaWhit Aug 30, 2008 06:47 AM

              OMG, the Little Gordon 1 and 2 videos are GREAT! I want MORE!


              Looks like another one's in the work for "school dinner". These are perfect! Wonder what Big Gordon thinks? Probably loves 'em! LOL

              1. re: LLp81
                Gio Aug 30, 2008 07:39 AM

                That's just too hilarious for words Many thanks for the link! Hope Big G. has seen it.

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                shallots Jul 1, 2008 07:20 AM

                I''ve seen Ramsay on Leno's show twice, maybe more. After the first time, it's really hard to tell which is a repeat, because the schtick is the same.
                And that's sad.
                Leno likes food.
                Ramsay makes good food.
                Together they make comedy and food gets short shrift.

                1. Midlife Aug 12, 2007 02:08 PM

                  He set a new record for bleeped-out expletives and seemed somewhat nervous to me. Probably because he was trying to do a reined-in version of his Hell's Kitchen approach.

                  I've also gotten hooked on Kitchen Nightmares (he's bringing that one to the US in the Fall) and also on Boiling Point. He's a kick so long as you don't have to actually work for him. .I'd last about 5 minutes at best

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                    nutrition Aug 13, 2007 11:44 PM

                    It is a simple decision for me to make to not even work for him for a nanosecond. I think he is classless and using a maximum of four letter words is NO claim to fame.

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                      nutrition Jul 1, 2008 03:22 AM

                      I am amazed at the series HELL"S KITCHEN and wonder where it will be in Los Angeles. Would love to give it a try and then get into a big snith over anything that was wrong ! Not my usual style, but I think I am learning what he might respect! lol

                  2. Nuray Aug 11, 2007 02:06 PM

                    I thought he was very funny! I liked the whole segment... The dish he made looked sooo good!

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                      Steven T Aug 11, 2007 12:49 AM

                      I didn't see it, but I just discovered "Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares" on BBC America, and I cannot get enough of it. I have been TIVOing it and it is really well done and hilarious.

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                        nutrition Aug 11, 2007 01:16 AM

                        He maybe a good chef, but he lacks any talent at humor. Just 4 letter words and silly laughs follow. More like a teenager looking for someone to verbally abuse or shock other.
                        Throwing food around the stage is not my idea of fun.
                        He doesn't show much respect for anything or anybody.

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                          Lixer Aug 11, 2007 12:02 PM

                          My guess is that he was probably told to make a mess since it makes for good tv. It brings to mind the episode of Late Night with Nigella Lawson. She worked so hard to keep and appalled look off her face as Letterman tosses the food around.

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