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What do you think Richard says on Top Chef tonight?

Chew on That Jun 11, 2008 10:18 AM

I saw a commercial for the finale TONIGHT (I'm SO excited) and it sounds like Richard says something at the end that shocks the judges.

My guess is he rats out LIsa for not being qualified enough? Maybe Bravo editing has just got to me, but I'm surprised if Richard would say something petty at the end. I thought he was better than that. Your thoughts?

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    LabRat RE: Chew on That Jun 11, 2008 10:34 AM

    Perhapse he says..."Splunge!"

    1. attractivekid RE: Chew on That Jun 11, 2008 10:35 AM

      i'd be surprised, usually Bravo edits their commercials to throw the viewers off.

      1. dave_c RE: Chew on That Jun 11, 2008 10:39 AM

        It probably has to do with product placement...

        Richard, "What!?!? Two Whoppers for under a dollar! Shazam!"

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          Phaedrus RE: dave_c Jun 11, 2008 10:49 AM

          "I'm going to Disney World!!"

        2. Silverjay RE: Chew on That Jun 11, 2008 10:50 AM

          "These pretzels are making me thirsty."

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            coney with everything RE: Silverjay Jun 11, 2008 10:57 AM


            THESE pretzels, despite being stored in a GLAD (R) Ziplock bag, are making ME thirsty. Pass me a bottle of refreshing EVIAN water, please.

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              goodhealthgourmet RE: coney with everything Jun 11, 2008 05:51 PM

              these pretzels that i've been snacking on from my glad(R) Ziploc storage bag are making me thirsty. can someone please get me a bottle of refreshing evian water from the GE monogram refrigerator? if there aren't any in there, would you please drive to whole foods in the toyota highlander to get me one? thanks.


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                Chew on That RE: coney with everything Jun 13, 2008 08:23 AM

                You guys are priceless!

            2. attractivekid RE: Chew on That Jun 11, 2008 11:36 AM

              no, he says, "the question of the day, do you like burritos?"

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                shallots RE: Chew on That Jun 11, 2008 06:09 PM

                A successful and appreciated restaurant will be my best revenge.

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                  AMFM RE: Chew on That Jun 11, 2008 06:18 PM

                  My guess: he says he thinks Steph should win. He's in this for good press. I honestly don't think he cares if he wins and he defers ALL the time. He wants to cook fabulous food and impress everyone all around. He's got a great gig as is at Home. And will open more anyway - he was almost overqualified but now is famous. Better to look humble than cocky.

                  although i think it is kind of cocky. but i like him (and steph) anyway.

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                    goodhealthgourmet RE: AMFM Jun 11, 2008 06:57 PM

                    that's actually a really good call. i wouldn't be surprised...

                  2. viperlush RE: Chew on That Jun 11, 2008 07:53 PM

                    Gail was SHOCKED by that? Saying that it wasn't his best meal of the show? I was hoping that he would either concede to Stephanie or call Lisa out and say that she didn't belong there.

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                      AMFM RE: viperlush Jun 11, 2008 08:13 PM

                      agreed - something obvious isn't shocking.

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                        Adrienne RE: viperlush Jun 11, 2008 08:14 PM

                        Tom C agrees with you and so do I. Tom was like "Umn, not that shocking, he just means his pork sucked."

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                          momjamin RE: viperlush Jun 12, 2008 06:07 AM

                          Maybe she was expecting him to say something more like: "Even though this wasn't my best, I still deserve to win because I've been the best all season, really, and I tried some new stuff tonight that didn't really hit, but I'm clever and classy and cool and I can cook, dangit. This is MY house."

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                            AMFM RE: momjamin Jun 12, 2008 06:41 AM


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                          brendastarlet RE: Chew on That Jun 12, 2008 06:11 AM

                          I didn't have the impression that he choked at all. He apparently failed on one dish -- the pork belly -- and it certainly didn't ruin his chances. On the other hand, this was the finale and it's time for your bravado to show, even if you don't feel it.

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                            AMFM RE: brendastarlet Jun 12, 2008 06:43 AM

                            They had complaints about all his dishes but the dessert (and that was a repeat in parts). Definitely not his best showing. And I love Stephanie but think Richard is probably the best chef - lots of chances mean you can fall hard. I was surprised he was so un-Richardlike though. I do think he overthought.

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                              ChefJune RE: AMFM Jun 12, 2008 08:31 AM

                              <And I love Stephanie but think Richard is probably the best chef - lots of chances mean you can fall hard.>

                              Not last night, he wasn't! I love Stephanie, too.

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                            HarryK RE: Chew on That Jun 12, 2008 06:24 AM

                            This was probably mentioned before -- and I probably missed one or two of the 8,000 Top Chef posts LOL! (that's my excuse and I'm sticking with it) -- but I was floored to find Richard had competed in an Iron Chef America battle before. I don't remember him/the battle at all.

                            Also it seems wild as one normally would think Top Chef would be the first stop and ICA would be the second.

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                              ajs228 RE: HarryK Jun 12, 2008 08:47 AM

                              I thought I read that somewhere. Was he a main competitor or a sous chef?

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                                attractivekid RE: HarryK Jun 12, 2008 08:49 AM

                                It was Blais verus Batali, the secret ingredient was chickpeas

                                He didn't try out for Top Chef, he was invited and I've read from Dale's interview that Richard had no idea what Top Chef was at the time.

                                I don't know if any chef with his standing would show up on Top Chef after this season, it seems like you'd have more to lose than gain.

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                                  AMFM RE: attractivekid Jun 12, 2008 09:36 AM

                                  especially if you lose early - although despite last night, i think richard still gained.

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                                    HarryK RE: attractivekid Jun 12, 2008 11:23 AM

                                    Good info! Thanks, ak.

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                                      southernitalian RE: attractivekid Jun 12, 2008 11:27 AM

                                      Seriously? When was this first aired?

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                                        LabRat RE: southernitalian Jun 12, 2008 12:12 PM

                                        May 13th, 2007. Only 4-5 months before TC started filming....

                                        Actually, Dec 3 2006. Like their recipes, the information on the FoodTV website is bad as well.

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                                          soupkitten RE: southernitalian Jun 12, 2008 12:22 PM

                                          here's the airing info ( december 2006), menus, and recap with the scoring-- batali won, but didn't kick blais' ass by any means--3 point difference, and richard scored equal to batali in plating and higher in originality.


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                                        Chew on That RE: HarryK Jun 13, 2008 08:26 AM

                                        Whoa! I didn't he know he was on Iron Chef America! Crazy...I did know Richard was famous but yea, weird. I really like the comment about him being on the show for good press and to become famous. But now knowing he already is...I'm even more glad Stephanie won!

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