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Let's Dish: Hell's Kitchen 4.1

Let's Dish: Hell's Kitchen 4.1

You know Gordon Ramsay and you've already met the contestants of Hell's Kitchen Season 4, but what did you think of the first episode? I'm incredibly disappointed. Since Ramsay is searching for a chef for his own restaurant, I hoped this season would be more serious than past years.

However, it ended up being like a bad April Fools' joke. It was uncomfortable to watch and I felt bad for the contestants. Watching them slip and trip around Hell's Kitchen was like watching a parody of Top Chef on Saturday Night Live. I miss the heroic, do-good Ramsay of Kitchen Nightmares. To discuss the episode in more depth, and check out my top five Ramsayism of the night,

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Throughout the show, I kept asking myself is Ramsay really going to hire an electrician or receptionist to head his first ever Los Angeles eatery? Other questions I had are listed below, so let's talk over the episode.

  1. What did you think of Gordon's disguise?
  2. Is Bobby the most annoying guy or what? Weren't Jason's comments completely sexist?
  3. Isn't it funny when the diners in the restaurant get all pissy? Haven't they ever watched Hell's Kitchen?
  4. What was with the crappy captains?
  5. Don't you think the phrase "for the first time in Hell's Kitchen history" is totally over used?
  6. Did Louross nominate the right two contestants for elimination?
  7. Is it just me, or are the contestants strangely familiar? Bobby is an uglier Tre from Top Chef Season 3. Louross reminds me of Hung, also from Top Chef Season 3. Rosann could be Nikki from the current season of Top Chef's cousin. And Dominic, well he looks like Robin Williams.

Finally, if you missed the episode here are my favorite Ramsay quotes:

  • On Craig's oversized chef hat: Little boy syndrome downstairs?
  • On Petrozza's hen in a pumpkin: Let's see what we got for trick or treat, shall we? Right now looking at that mess, it makes me want to stick your f***ing head in there.
  • On Vanessa's horrible attempt to be a captain: Morning Vanessa, wakey wakey, get a grip.
  • On Matt's presence in the kitchen: He's standing there pissing his pants looking for his white chocolate caviar tartare crap.
  • On Louross stepping up as captain: Thank god someone has a f***ing set of balls.
    • Photo courtesy of Fox.

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CollegeGirl CollegeGirl 7 years
I so wanted Bobby to go!
thorswitch thorswitch 7 years
chiefdishwasher - HK is on FOX, Bravo's got Top Chef. Otherwise, I gotta agree - it seemed like they just pulled some random people off the streets. Ugh. # What did you think of Gordon's disguise? Stupid, really # Is Bobby the most annoying guy or what? Weren't Jason's comments completely sexist? Yes and yes # Isn't it funny when the diners in the restaurant get all pissy? Haven't they ever watched Hell's Kitchen? Yeah, that is pretty funny. Even better is when they go up to the pass to complain to Gordon directly. NOT a good move! # What was with the crappy captains? I like the idea of having captains, but it's funny that both teams picked bad captains to start with # Don't you think the phrase "for the first time in Hell's Kitchen history" is totally over used? Oh, gods yes! # Did Louross nominate the right two contestants for elimination? I think he was trying to pick Bobby and someone he didn't think GR would eliminate, but who also would not be missed if GR *did* eliminate that person. For that goal, I don't think he did too badly - its not like he had the best material to choose from. # Is it just me, or are the contestants strangely familiar? Bobby is an uglier Tre from Top Chef Season 3. Louross reminds me of Hung, also from Top Chef Season 3. Rosann could be Nikki from the current season of Top Chef's cousin. And Dominic, well he looks like Robin Williams. LOL - well, I think comparing Bobby to Tre and Louross to Hung do a HUGE disservice to Tre and Hung, as those two undoubtedly have talent while Bobby obviously has none and Louross seems to have some, but still nowhere in Tre or Hung's league.
merie33 merie33 7 years
I definitely agree that Jason should have been AT LEAST nominated, if not sent home on this episode...the fact that he disappeared the way that he did without telling anyone is absolutely unacceptable!! I don't think that Dominic should've gone home...it's not like there weren't 15 other people who couldn't cook what they were supposed to!
jdots24 jdots24 7 years
I agree, jason should have gone home, and he wasn't even nominated!! And GR's costume was horrible! It still looked so much like him, just with long hair! My favorite quote was GR-"Have you been smoking?" Matt-"cigarettes?" GR-"no". I laughed so hard at that.
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 7 years
I really want Jason gone soon! I liked the show, I'm pretty sure it will get better.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 7 years
I love this show!! I didn't find this the best episode but I can just imagine how much better it will get!!
Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 7 years
I liked the disguise too. I really enjoy this show.
desertbanshee desertbanshee 7 years
I loved Gordon's disguise on the bus. I'm so surprised not one of those nit wits noticed it was him; the look on his face when he heard the smack talk was PRICELESS.
raieven raieven 7 years
best quote from Kitchen Nightmares US "General manager? General Toss-Pot more like." :ROTFL:
verily verily 7 years
I probably won't bother watching this season. None of them are talented and none of them are likable. It's quite apparent that Fox selected these people sheerly for entertainment value. At least with Bravo and Top Chef, you feel like the contestants are worthy, talented chefs.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 7 years
I wonder if any of them can really cook! The show wasn't that great and it is for a super huge prize - Gordon's chef.
Food Food 7 years
wondermit - seriously picking at his feet i was so disgusted. all i could think was DID HE WASH HIS HANDS?!?!!
Mykie7 Mykie7 7 years
Oh Martini, SO AM I! The "Black Gordon Ramsay" was a JOKE! "I'm not going to get in there, you guys got it!" If I could have jumped THROUGH the TV I would have decked that idiot! The ONLY one that seems to have a clue what he's doing is the little mohawked freak (I don't know their names yet, so that's how I know them LOL) The piercing in the chin girl is a good chef, but she needs work to be a leader. Overall I think the women have a much better chance than the men. They got it at least, they studied and knew what they were SUPPOSED to do, they just couldn't execute. And I felt so bad for him pickin' on the hat dude for his hat! It's his "bankie!" LMAO But seriously, who was the hat hurting? CHEFS WEAR HATS!
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 7 years
I am so disappointed with the contestants this season. It seems as if they blindly picked these people to be on the show with little to no cooking background. Yea, its fun to see Gordon screaming and cursing but I also enjoy seeing chefs cook and actually take this seriously. The stakes are higher this season but to be honest no one seems like they deserve it. The had a stay at home dad, receptionist...thats just insane.
SublimeChica SublimeChica 7 years
Me too, freegracefrom! And yeah, Jason sucks.
wondermit wondermit 7 years
Did anyone else notice that when Jason was "missing" and they showed him outside smoking, he was also picking at his bare feet? Disgusting.
freegracefrom freegracefrom 7 years
I miss Kitchen Nightmares. BBC and Fox. I hope they come back soon. :(
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 7 years
Hehehehe....hen in a pumpkin...I nearly peed myself!!
shelnew19 shelnew19 7 years
That Jason is an idiot. "The only contest girls will beat me in is an ironing contest." I had totally forgot that it is 1950. Better take off my shoes, get in the kitchen and get pregnant.
sonnabobble sonnabobble 7 years
this show is more about being entertained by gordon acting rude. it's not about the food. top chef is so much better!!
wren1 wren1 7 years
I was surprised that he hated so many of the contestants signature dishes if he's going to hire one as his executive chef. Couldn't he get any better contestants?
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 7 years
Don't they actually check out the resumes of the candidates? It is like Bravo randomly hijacked a bus down in the restaurant district to get them.
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