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maisonbistro Jul 1, 2008 07:06 PM

Looked so hot in tonight's episode - relaxed and actually enjoying what he was doing. Ummm Christina, when you say, "I prefer the stripes", well, ummm, you get stripes.

Matty or Jen, who would you pick?? I would pick Matty. Jen is dishonest, has a chip on her shoulder and has a God complex- I'm better than all these losers... nope, don't want her on my team.

I can't believe I fell for this AGAIN!!! Of course there's one more episode.....

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  1. goodhealthgourmet RE: maisonbistro Jul 1, 2008 07:23 PM

    petrozza chooses jen - she's wearing a blue jacket in the previews for next week.

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      fern RE: maisonbistro Jul 1, 2008 07:24 PM

      I would choose Matt over Jenn any day. He's a whiny little victim but she's a real Kitchen Nightmare. I'd be very afraid if I needed to rely on her for anything at all.

      1. LindaWhit RE: maisonbistro Jul 1, 2008 07:51 PM

        I can't believe I fell for this AGAIN!!! Of course there's one more episode.....
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        LOL! It's actually not *bad* to watch once they get down to the last few decent contestants. And he did look VERY good tonight. I wonder what the ECs of his 5 other restaurants think of either of these two? And the last one will be heading up the London Hollywood location - so doesn't that mean the EC role is already filled? Even Christina said "he'll be my boss".

        And I couldn't believe Petrozza chose Bobby first. Oy! Christina got SUCH a pass with that! I tried to see in the previews what color Jen was wearing, but it looked black on my TV, so I wasn't sure. I see ghg said it was blue. Petrozza could have shot himself in the foot there. I agree with fern - I'd choose Matt over Jen any day. She obviously does NOT want to be there - saying she's the best chef there and she's hoping to convince Chef Ramsay that he made the wrong choice to boot her ass off the show? Hmmm....let's see - Christina's won NINE challenges, Jen! (although I think Christina's right - according to Wikipedia, she has TEN wins!) And Jen only has 7. Sorry Jen. You lose.

        It shall be very interesting to see if she subtlely sabotages Petrozza, or she actually helps him. Actually - Jen's not subtle about anything - including sabotage. That was obvious when Corey was trying to get her to fire the eggs two episodes ago.

        ETA: I just remembered the big jumbotron announcement of Christina and Petrozza being the finalists - so how wasn't this ever broadcast before on various blogs? There were hundreds of people in the streets in Times Square - was the "announcement" a blank for all of those people, and it was superimposed afterwards for TV viewers?

        Also - all of the people in the restaurant - wonder if they have to sign confidentiality agreements? (Although how could they be upheld?)

        Just thinkin'.......

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          mnosyne RE: LindaWhit Jul 1, 2008 09:42 PM

          Fox swore everyone in NY to a non-disclosure agreement....(snicker)

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            LisaN RE: LindaWhit Jul 1, 2008 10:15 PM

            I don't think their names were ever on the jumbotron, it just said Hell's Kitchen finalists.

            Jen's jacket looked black to me as well

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              Leonardo RE: LisaN Jul 1, 2008 11:04 PM

              It was obvious that their names were electronically added to the video and not visible to Times Square.

              During the challenge I was happy to see Petrozza call the Italian chef/judge on his pretentious BS. He was criticized for mixing steak & risotto on the same plate for not being classic and proper. P said something to the camera about "Ooohhh...just because his grandmother didn't make risotto that way, it's not 'authentic' and therefore unacceptable!" Good for you, P!

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                Firegoat RE: Leonardo Jul 1, 2008 11:06 PM

                I was glad to see Petrozza win the challenge... although it seems like the one who wins that challenge always loses the whole thing. By always I mean I remember it that way once LOL.
                If Petrozza doesn't win I can easily see some food show producer picking him up for some work with his easy going personality, kind of like Ralph from season one.
                I am sick of people harping on his age. Forty seven isn't that old, and in fact in this day and age of longer lifespans and better health, many of us completely switch and begin new careers at his age.
                Go get'em Petrozza!

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                  Leonardo RE: Firegoat Jul 2, 2008 07:15 AM

                  Thanks Firegoat...I too am sick of the rampant unchallenged ageism. "Can't teach an old dog" blah blah. Plenty of people 10-20 years older than he are successfully switching careers or amping it up to the next level.

                  Were a contestant's chances to be dismissed based upon race, gender, sexual orientation, economic class, or ethnicity, such comments would be ripped apart post-haste.

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              maisonbistro RE: LindaWhit Jul 2, 2008 05:31 AM

              Huh? There weren't 16-17 challenges..... Linda.... what were you drinking....

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                LindaWhit RE: maisonbistro Jul 2, 2008 07:04 AM

                I wish, maisonbistro. :-) According to Wikipedia - there seems to be a lot of wins or "IN" - when I only counted "WIN", there are a lot less, but when you count up the "IN" for the individual challenges toward the end, there are more.

                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell%27s...

                They have the initial challenge, and then dinner service - I guess that's also considered a "WIN". It's not shown all in that table, but read each episode.

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                  maisonbistro RE: LindaWhit Jul 2, 2008 07:30 AM

                  Okay, I get it. I was thinking only of the challenges at the beginning to see which "team" won... not dinner services.

                  Zinfandel goes really well with a side of Ramsay.

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                    LindaWhit RE: maisonbistro Jul 2, 2008 07:34 AM

                    Zinfandel goes really well with a side of Ramsay.
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                    ::::snicker::::: A nice starter, but a liqueur with a bit of a "kick" to it would work for dinner service Ramsay as well. ;-)

            3. meltedcheese RE: maisonbistro Jul 2, 2008 12:13 AM

              I would think that if you were Petrozza that leaving Jen for Christina would drive her CRAZY. And I would've picked corey first not only because she can cook, but because that would also drive christina nuts.

              Just watching how much time each devoted to their menus let me know who would win the competition. Potential and age does matter when hollywood is involved.

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                HillJ RE: meltedcheese Jul 2, 2008 05:39 AM

                but apparently a cameo from Whoopi Goldberg makes sense?
                Good lord they've lost the point. Anymore shots of contestants getting dressed, sleeping...is this actually about heading an E kitchen anymore?

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                  Firegoat RE: HillJ Jul 2, 2008 05:48 AM

                  If they showed pictures of Gordon getting dressed and sleeping I wouldn't complain.

                  I thought Petrozza looked genuinely thrilled to meet Whoopi Goldberg. I hope she actually spent some time talking to them. I kept waiting for Christine to ask "Whoopi who?" Okay, just kidding on that.... although it did go through my mind after her comment about "Where is Dubai?"

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                    goodhealthgourmet RE: Firegoat Jul 2, 2008 03:14 PM

                    "although it did go through my mind after her comment about "Where is Dubai?""
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                    oh man, i missed that somehow. *where* does gordon find these people?

                    the whoopi goldberg appearance was just bizarre. i love the woman, been a fan for years, but for the life of me i can't figure out what she was doing there. maybe gordon's collaborating with weight watchers to offer information about points values on his menus...

                    ;)

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                    Miss Needle RE: HillJ Jul 2, 2008 06:27 AM

                    Oh my. I started cracking up hysterically at the Whoopi thing. I totally think Fox has lost its mind. It was so freakin' random.

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                      maisonbistro RE: Miss Needle Jul 2, 2008 07:03 AM

                      And then they showed Christina in her bra, getting ready for bed..

                      I needed that why????

                      But Gordon... how come he takes his shirt of on a regular basis on the UK version of Kitchen Nightmares, but not once on HK?????

                      Bloody hell...

                2. phee RE: maisonbistro Jul 2, 2008 08:05 AM

                  If I were Christina, I'd choose Matty over Jen. However, I think Petrozza chose wisely. Jen has it in for Christina, and truely doesn't want to see her win. I think she might actually do a good job for Petrozza. But as long as Christina only gives Matt fairly simple tasks to do, she'll be fine.

                  Now, about Gordon. While I love a man in 'uniform', he really pulls off the casual look, doesn't he? Mighty fine - and, yes, mb, I was thinking you were probably sitting there, as I was, in full 'Gordon appreciation'. ;)

                  1. dave_c RE: maisonbistro Jul 2, 2008 11:11 AM

                    I was tricked! I thought it was the finale/final episode so I tuned in to watch final push and the announcement.

                    Amazing how Petrozza is portrayed as being so nonchalant, spacey and new-agey. I would have sworn he was a fellow former-Californian. lol.

                    Matt or Jen... Jen just because she has better skills than Matt.

                    Also, the way the show is edited... Matt expected to be picked first or second and was sorely disappointed when he wasn't.

                    I don't understand the Whoppi cameo... It's just seems like name-dropping.

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                      LindaWhit RE: dave_c Jul 2, 2008 11:43 AM

                      Matt or Jen... Jen just because she has better skills than Matt.
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                      Except Jen is full-on resentful that she's not in the final 2. Don't know that I'd trust her as far as she could throw a knife.

                      While Matt's a doofus - put him on basic prep and something super-simple, and perhaps he can muddle through. Or - as an EC should do - kick his butt out of there and make do with only 3 of you at the stations.

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                        Firegoat RE: LindaWhit Jul 2, 2008 11:49 AM

                        I think Petrozza (in his mind) had to pick Jen. He took Bobby first out of what I guess would be loyalty and friendship --- if not for Bobby the P man would have been out early on when he crashed on not being able to remember the menu. If you take Bobby, well you need to take Ben. And if you take Ben, you're shooting yourself in the foot if you add Matt to that mix. Bobby and Matt = fine. Ben and Matt = not such a good idea.

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                          LindaWhit RE: Firegoat Jul 2, 2008 12:17 PM

                          Good reasoning. But either way, could still be his downfall.

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                            Firegoat RE: LindaWhit Jul 2, 2008 12:23 PM

                            Oh yeah. I don't know if I could take Jen on even with that logic. But... there are hours and hours of things we haven't seen. I just hope P makes a good decision. Nothing against Christina, but I'd like to see Petrozza take this one. I really think it would mean the world to him and he'd appreciate the opportunity.

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                              LindaWhit RE: Firegoat Jul 2, 2008 12:27 PM

                              But push come to shove - which of those two would be able to handle the stress of being a sous in London Hollywood without a major meltdown? I just don't see Petrozza managing as well. He forgets things way too often, and his lack of focus seems too vast to really get the job done. Whatever job the winner ends up doing. :-)

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