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Hell's Kitchen Surprise

HollyDolly Feb 27, 2009 07:00 AM

Well I watched Hell's Kitchen last night.Seth is now gone, and Lacy is on the men's Blue Team. Well they showed a preview of next week's show. Apparently ,
Chef Ramsey gets on Robert once too often, because in the spoiler you hear Robert's vocie say," Chef Ramsey, you can kiss my Butt!,and then he moons Ramsey!!! You see this big behind, blurred of course, but there is no mistaking the fact Robert has pulled down his pants and is showing Chef Ramsey his backside. I would certainly say he has guts,wouldn't you?

I don't think anyone has done that one before in the history of the US Show, or have they?

  1. goodhealthgourmet Feb 27, 2009 07:21 AM

    i haven't been a regular viewer, but i think that's a first.

    did anyone else find it utterly disturbing to watch Colleen morph into a cheerleader during dinner service? that woman is *clearly* not playing with a full deck. she really shouldn't be allowed to play with fire and sharp knives.

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    1. re: goodhealthgourmet
      HollyDolly Feb 27, 2009 07:57 AM

      Yeah i saw that. Wasn't it scarey??? God, couldn't stand girls like that in high school.However, I wonder if that was spontanious on her part, or something they scripted to keep tension going and interest. It's like that crazy Colleen,what will she do next? Still wonder why she is around.

      1. re: goodhealthgourmet
        chowser Feb 27, 2009 11:51 AM

        LOL, I thought she might be auditioning for a spot on the Real Housewives of Omaha, NE.

        1. re: goodhealthgourmet
          LindaWhit Feb 27, 2009 03:47 PM

          THAT was scary. I thought the exact same thing as you: "And they're giving her sharp knives to use right now?"

          This show is steadily deteriorating. Luckily, next week the Top Chef reunion show is on at 9pm, so HK will be relegated to the "ain't gonna watch" list.

          1. re: LindaWhit
            Bob Brooks Mar 3, 2009 12:50 PM

            I don't think you can escape based on that. TC is on Wednesday. HK is on Thursday.

            1. re: Bob Brooks
              LindaWhit Mar 3, 2009 12:57 PM

              Oh that's right. It gets confoozling after awhile. Looks like LOST will be relegated to the "watch it online the next day" status. :-)

          2. re: goodhealthgourmet
            jfood Mar 1, 2009 02:04 PM

            Next week some pros from LV wonder out to the kitchen and colleen starts looking for a pole to hang onto. What is he problem other than complete and total denial.

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            Leonardo Feb 27, 2009 07:22 AM

            Every week there is some new "shocking & unprecedented event".
            [Insert eyerolling here.]
            Last night he declared both teams to be losers. Oooohhh...didn't see that one coming...certainly a shock to me!

            1. Firegoat Feb 27, 2009 07:49 AM

              I found it disturbing when one of the women put on a fake pony tail... to go work and sweat in a kitchen....

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              1. re: Firegoat
                jcattles Feb 27, 2009 08:20 AM

                I know. I saw that and was like WTF? Why was she getting all dolled up to go work and get sweaty? What's worse to be found in your dinner, real hair or fake hair?

                1. re: jcattles
                  KayceeK Feb 27, 2009 09:33 AM

                  I caught the fake pony shot too; yuck! I really like Gordon Ramsay and enjoyed the premise of the show when it first debuted, but I'm finding it's starting to feel a bit stale also. I think they need some sort of format revamp to make it interesting again.

                  1. re: KayceeK
                    shallots Feb 27, 2009 09:40 AM

                    Try not watching next week. See if you wake up Friday morning with a better view of the world.
                    I didn't watch last season and I found I didn't miss it.
                    I tried to watch this season and got disgusted, didn't watch last night and did a web search and found Seth was eliminated and it was the most pleasing feeling, unfettered with the screaming and bad cooking. Basicly, thank you, internet.

                2. re: Firegoat
                  laurachow Feb 28, 2009 08:37 AM

                  My daughter and I had the same reaction. I looked at her and asked, "Did she just put on some hair?! Yup!" Bizarre. She should have been putting on a hair net, instead.

                3. Firegoat Feb 27, 2009 09:40 AM

                  One thing I did like this week, and I know I'm gonna get booed here, but whatever... was one of the women stood up for Colleen (and yes the cheerleading stuff was obnoxious and unforgivable) but mentioned that Colleen had been taking all the heat since it started. It was nice to see some of the other women get bit by Ramsey a little. I don't know if I was in Colleen's place and had someone I admired like Ramsey just on me 24/7 that I would have lasted as long.

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                  1. re: Firegoat
                    KayceeK Feb 27, 2009 09:44 AM

                    That's true, but she does seem like a lunkhead...more yelling needed to get things to sink in.

                    1. re: Firegoat
                      chowser Feb 27, 2009 11:53 AM

                      I think if she showed some humility Ramsey wouldn't get on her case but she still seems to think she's a great cook and can teach others to cook. I wonder if she regrets telling him that she also teaches classes on manners. Not the best way to start off if you admire someone.

                      1. re: Firegoat
                        Fritter Mar 1, 2009 06:05 AM

                        The only reason the ditzy cheerleader has been able to take Gordo this long is because she is too thick in the head to understand that she really can't cook.
                        But hey, she can still fit in her cheerleading outfit and she can dive for scallops.


                        1. re: Firegoat
                          jfood Mar 1, 2009 02:07 PM

                          Please remember the Casar salad orders. The fourth verbatim attempt was when she failed. She will be bottom Totem pole next week is they lose.

                        2. Firegoat Feb 27, 2009 11:47 AM

                          Some of you might enjoy this link to a Seth interview post elimination

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                          1. re: Firegoat
                            LindaWhit Feb 27, 2009 03:56 PM

                            Wait a minute - he's 27yo. Part of the interview says the following:
                            BUDDYTV: I thought I’d start out as I usually do, just asking you about your background in cooking and how you ended up on the show.
                            SETH: Basically I am a private chef, which means that I cater events for anywhere from 2 to 200 people, doesn’t matter. And luckily I have been fortunate enough to work with a lot of celebrities, a lot of CEOs of major companies, philanthropists, politicians, and it’s been, you know, it’s been a good ride.

                            BUDDYTV: How long have you been doing that for?
                            SETH: For around six years now. Actually, no, around seven. And before that, I worked on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, and while I was there I was doing my private cheffing at night and on weekends, so to make extra money I worked at Goldman Sachs, which sounds odd.
                            So he's been a "private chef" since he was 20yo. And before that, he worked on the floor of the NY Stock Exchange?!!?!?!?!? Is he implying he was a trader? With what training? I'd have to believe that a trader on the NYSE floor has had a helluva lot more "training" than potentially only 2-3 years - assuming he graduated from HS when he was 17. Or was he just a runner? Or did he sweep up the floors after the trading bell was rung? Does anyone know what type of training is required to be on the floor of the NYSE as a trader?

                            I call bulls**t on "private cheffing" for 7 years from age 20-27, and before that, working on the floor of the NYSE....unless he was sweeping the floor! He sure doesn't seem to have the smarts to be a trader!

                            1. re: LindaWhit
                              ChinoWayne Feb 27, 2009 06:58 PM

                              Oh, come on, Linda, give him a break. You should know that just like in L.A. where everyone in the restaurant business is really an actor waiting for the Big Role, in New York everyone in the restaurant business is a former Wall Street Wiz, refocusing on the artisanal culinary life. ;-)

                              Seth's probably got millions tucked away in an offshore account, after all, you couldn't envision anyone actually paying him to cook, could you?

                              1. re: ChinoWayne
                                Leonardo Feb 27, 2009 07:26 PM

                                He says he will open a NY resto that will give Gordon a run for his money!

                                1. re: ChinoWayne
                                  LindaWhit Feb 28, 2009 03:50 AM

                                  after all, you couldn't envision anyone actually paying him to cook, could you?
                                  No, that I couldn't, CW. Even if he does open his NY restaurant that's going to challenge Ramsay's empire.

                                  While Forrest Gump was good at everything he learned and did, Seth most certainly is NOT. :-)

                                2. re: LindaWhit
                                  kprange Feb 28, 2009 05:47 AM

                                  It reads like he started working with food while he was working on the floor. He also could have started cooking at the age of 17. He couldn't have started out as a private chef - he probably started out working with a private chef and didn't differentiate.

                                  1. re: kprange
                                    LindaWhit Feb 28, 2009 05:59 AM

                                    But again - "working on the floor of the NYSE" implies he was a trader. At 18yo? The same as working FOR a private chef and not differentiating that he wasn't the private chef.

                                    1. re: LindaWhit
                                      maisonbistro Feb 28, 2009 07:49 AM

                                      In last week's episode Gordon made a reference to Seth doing something with daddy's money - so I am thinking Seth is one of those kids that took the shortcut everywhere because dad made it happen. Probably if little Sethie wants to open a restaurnat in big bad NY, daddy will back it, because, heck - HE was on Hell's Kitchen (making a buffoon of himself, but I digress).

                                      And I don't think Gordon needs to start woryring about the competition just yet -

                                      1. re: maisonbistro
                                        Firegoat Feb 28, 2009 08:01 AM

                                        Well he has money from somewhere, apparently Seth threw a Hell's Kitchen premiere party for 300 of this closest friends with red carpet and paparazzi.... if he had realized what a douche he came across on the show, I wonder if he would have done that?

                                        1. re: Firegoat
                                          LindaWhit Feb 28, 2009 08:06 AM

                                          This is most definitely a person who would never see himself as a douche. He thinks he's funny. He thinks he's good at what he does. And all of those people fawning over him are, I'm sure, waiting for some of the benefits of being a FOS.

                                          And holy moly, maisonbistro - certainly seems like little Sethie has had everything handed to him, doesn't it?

                                          1. re: LindaWhit
                                            ChinoWayne Feb 28, 2009 08:29 AM

                                            Next stop for Seth, Bravo's "Millionaire Matchmaker"...

                                            1. re: ChinoWayne
                                              LindaWhit Feb 28, 2009 06:27 PM

                                              Oh, she would *so* slice him and dice him! Now THAT I'd pay money to see! LOL

                              2. Axalady Feb 27, 2009 12:05 PM

                                I watched HK last night for the first time in about two years. Got through about 20 minutes of it and then had to turn it off. I can't stand Gordon Ramsey. He had a dining room filled with 50 kids and was standing in the kitchen, well within ear shot, cursing out the chef's for the way they were presenting the food. *Bleep* this *Bleep* that *Bleep* Bleep* Bleep* What a jerk. I fail to see the entertainment value.

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                                1. re: Axalady
                                  chowser Feb 27, 2009 01:05 PM

                                  Yeah, my kids noticed that, too.

                                  1. re: chowser
                                    applehome Feb 28, 2009 11:49 PM

                                    You guys do know that this is entirely for show, right? If you watch his UK show, The F Word, he has all kinds of amateurs in the kitchen in teams of fours. Some are competent, other are really, really bad. But he never gets so ridiculously obnoxious as he does on HK. He's even nurturing at times. I do wonder about the entertainment value of the whole show concept of HK. These are not Top Chefs by any standard - even though the winner gets $250,000 to TC's $100,000. I guess it's like ChinoWayne said last week, it's all about watching a train wreck.

                                    1. re: applehome
                                      chowser Mar 1, 2009 01:17 PM

                                      Does it matter if he's swearing in front of all those children like that for show, or for real? I really don't care about his persona whether he's nurturing or not.

                                      1. re: chowser
                                        Firegoat Mar 1, 2009 01:38 PM

                                        Well they don't just go out and drag kids off the street and bring them in without mommy or daddy signing releases that they are fine with their kids being exposed to the typical Hell's Kitchen experience...

                                        1. re: Firegoat
                                          Leonardo Mar 1, 2009 01:53 PM

                                          Exactly...it's not as if there's some closely kept secret as to the nature of the show's language.

                                          1. re: Firegoat
                                            chowser Mar 1, 2009 02:00 PM

                                            Ah, yes, stage parents always do what's best for their kids.

                                            1. re: chowser
                                              Leonardo Mar 1, 2009 04:51 PM

                                              Chowser: Maybe yes maybe no, but they have the right to raise their kids as they deem fit, as long as they're breaking no laws. Called freedom.

                                              1. re: Leonardo
                                                chowser Mar 2, 2009 03:13 AM

                                                Yes, and adults have the right to swear their heads off in front of kids. But, most don't. Called responsibility.

                                                1. re: chowser
                                                  Axalady Mar 2, 2009 06:17 AM

                                                  All the cursing does is appeal to the lowest common denominator, but I don't think that Fox has ever been known for "quality programming".

                                                  And Leonardo is right. Those parents who let their children be exposed to Ramsay didn't break any laws. People are free to raise their children as they wish and expose them to whatever they see fit.

                                                  It wouldn't have been my choice for my kids. Guess I was raised with a different set of values.

                                        2. re: applehome
                                          maisonbistro Mar 1, 2009 03:32 PM

                                          You mean this isn't REAL?? It's all for SHOW? NO WAY -

                                          Colleen is being an idiot only to get high ratings? Seth can't cook his way out of a saute pan is just to make us laugh? In real life they are all fine, upstanding Master Chefs in Michelin starred restos??? Whodathunkit.

                                          1. re: maisonbistro
                                            applehome Mar 1, 2009 10:37 PM

                                            Oh, the contestants are actually dumber than snot - either that or they're the greatest actors in the world. But Gordon has long since mellowed out - he's just throwing things around and yelling because he's getting paid for it. Of course, the words bullocks and fucking are permanently scratched into the insides of his eyelids, but that's just vocabulary.

                                            I wonder how MPW's going to act on his new show starting next week. He's the epitome of the bad boy chef - treats everybody like shit. Although they say he's mellowed out as well.

                                            Geez - what are we going to do for TV shows when all the asshole chefs have gone, when there's only serious pedagogy left in the professional kitchen?

                                            1. re: applehome
                                              maisonbistro Mar 2, 2009 03:28 PM

                                              It's actually bollocks (or testicles)

                                    2. Antilope Feb 27, 2009 03:35 PM

                                      The U.K. Times Online newspaper has a regular online cooking column by Gordon Ramsay. He usually includes several recipes. Here's a link to his column:


                                      If you do a search for "Gordon Ramsay" in the Times Online "Search" box, you with pull up links to Ramsay's recipes for the past several years.

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                                        laurachow Feb 28, 2009 08:39 AM

                                        The way they edit the previews, it is very likely that he was doing a confessional shot for the camera, only, and not actually mooning Ramsay. They just made it look like he was mooning him, to increase the "shock value" for the clip. I'd be very surprised if he is actually mooning anyone but the poor camera operator.

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                                          melly Feb 28, 2009 09:35 PM

                                          I am not watching....it's the same old same old crap on Hells Kitchen.

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                                          1. re: melly
                                            Antilope Mar 1, 2009 10:01 AM

                                            As for Hell's Kitchen....ditto for me.

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