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Jul 5, 2011 06:50 PM

Masterchef tonight [spoilers]

Just watched Joe B humiliate a contestant who admittedly said he got caught up in breading that he forgot about plating and the rest of the task. Not impressed with that.

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    1. re: Shrinkrap

      I contributed to that thread, but felt tonight with the hands digging into someone else's plate, took it to the next level (beyond tone, look, stance and words).

      1. re: Shrinkrap

        The problem with that thread is it still has the 6/20 date on it so people would tend to think it only relates to that episode (as we usually do for Top Chef). If the subject line was changed, we could keep all comments about MC on it.

        Just a thought.

        1. re: LindaWhit

          agreed, but I am WAY lazier than you, soooooo.......

      2. I will be watching shortly. It is funny to me how the Chef/Judges on the Australian, NZ and even the English version are more mentors and later even friends to most of the contestants. While we get D bags on our version. We have a great country but our TV sucks IMO.

        1. But the plating and the rest of the task was very key in this challenge.

          Sign up for actuality show = sign up for embarrassment and humiliation.

          That said, he's been an ass on this show. Joe is designated bad cop and Jumbo white glasses guy is good cop. Gordo is the decider.

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          1. re: C. Hamster

            Joe is designated bad cop and Jumbo white glasses guy is good cop. Gordo is the decider.

            You nailed it.

          2. Quite frankly, when I saw that, I said aloud "Joe B. is a complete dooshnozzle for doing that."

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            1. re: LindaWhit

              I dvr the show and am a few episodes behind....last night I watched the dessert challenge episode .
              I have to say, I thought all 3 judges were unnecessarily harsh! Yikes! With Joe B being the standout. I was actually uncomfortable watching it.

              Critique is one thing, but humiliation is another.

              I also have to say, that I actually do believe Joe is not putting on an act for tv - I bet he is an absolute nightmare to work for!! (purely speculation of course - who knows really)

              Not on topic, but I was absolutely gutted the booted the molecular guy!!!(Alvin??)
              The guy was ambitious and he should have gotten kudos for that.
              I was looking forward to seeing what else he had in store. To keep the lady with the gross tart over him (which is a MUCH simpler technique) is a travesty!

            2. I agree that Joe was a little harsh on Adrien (waiter with hispanic background), who didn't plate like the example. He also shocked the heck out of Ben (why don't you cook like that all the time?). If you don't remember Ben, he's the travel writer who always wears a good chef hat. Christian (the stay at home dad from Mass) was defensive during the mystery box challenge but I can share his view. I really didn't know what made his dish the worst? He then won the elimination challenge with his fried catfish. Esther the face making Asian from LA declares she doesn't eat catfish, especially fried (really, what a b!tch). And then there's the Indian lady who thinks she's better than everyone but hasn't really backed it up yet. I'm rooting for Christian now...he's a bit cocky but not mean spirited. Oh, the woman from Florida continues to flake out....