r/PublicFreakout 12d ago

Master chef contestant replicates Gordon Ramsey’s signature dish to perfection (happy freakout) 😀 Happy Freakout 😀

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u/Steve_French_CatKing 12d ago

That guy took a massive risk, cooking someone else's recipes means if you fuck it up slightly it'll be 100x worse than it really is. The balls on this dude.

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u/thehappiestelephant 12d ago

Especially with a different cooking method, that could have gone wrong in so many ways. Kinda love that Gordon made him sweat it lol

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u/technosoul 12d ago

He definitely knows how dramatic TV works

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u/Ploon72 12d ago

Baking instead of steaming could dry it out. And I’m not sure you can legally call it a “pudding” in British English if it’s not steamed. Good job though.

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u/Zodo12 12d ago

Steamed pudding, despite the fact these are obviously baked?

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u/SleepDeprivedGoat 12d ago

Aurora Borealis? At this time of year? At this time of day? In this part of the country? Localized entirely within your kitchen?!?

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u/FrancisBuenafe 12d ago

The fact that Chalmers wanted to check it out after was the funniest part for me.

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u/Psilocynical 12d ago

I never watch the Simpsons and don't know this reference at all but somehow I knew what this was from anyway

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u/jamesrokk 12d ago

You are an odd fellow, psilocynical. But you stream a good pudding.

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u/StrongIslandPiper 12d ago

I'm not even a Simpsons viewer and this years old reference made me chuckle.

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u/funkepitome 12d ago

In this economy?!

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u/therealavishek 12d ago

It's an Albany expression.

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u/bob_fossill 12d ago

This is the most cromulent use of the reference I've ever seen

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u/FacetiousBeard 12d ago

Well, that was wonderful. A good time was had by all.

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u/xX_ThiccKrabz69_Xx 12d ago

Pudding? At this time of year? At this time of day? In this part of the country? Localized entirely within your kitchen?!?

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u/FatFartingFatso 12d ago

Its a regional dialect

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u/laheyrandy 12d ago

Steamed pudding? At this time of year, at this time of day, in this part of the country, localized entirely within your kitchen!? I'm from earth too and I've never heard them be called 'steamed pudding'.

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u/Pandamana 12d ago

https://www.vox.com/2015/11/29/9806038/great-british-baking-show-pudding-biscuit
"...just to make things a bit more confusing, some dishes are referred to as "puddings" that are sometimes baked but formerly were boiled or steamed. The best example is sticky toffee pudding, a date cake with caramel sauce that's traditionally steamed but is now often baked."

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u/_neutral_person 12d ago

How about black pudding. It's legit sausage with with other ingredients.

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u/Sardonnicus 12d ago

If you call that pudding here in America... straight to jail.

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u/BloodyMuggle 12d ago

If you undercook it, also straight to jail

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u/wvsfezter 12d ago

Yah that happens a lot in America with a bunch of stuff for some reason

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u/mydeardrsattler 12d ago

I admit I don't know how sticky toffee pudding is usually made but "pudding" in British English generally just means "dessert".

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u/Noxious89123 12d ago

Mmm, it's not that simply. It never is with English to be honest, we tend to have multiple meanings.

"Pudding" can mean dessert, like "Do you want pudding?" is asking someone if they want dessert.

But a pudding can be something specific. Like Christmas pudding, sticky toffee pudding, etc.

You could also probably ask a dozen British people from different areas of the country and get widely varying opinions on the matter too.

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u/garysvault108 12d ago

Tea means dinner. Unless it means tea. Which can be tea. Unless it is a light meal.

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u/IamPoopsMcGee 12d ago

YOU FUCKING DONKEY.......I love it, you brilliant bastard!

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u/asdrfgbn 12d ago

that could have gone wrong in so many ways.

seems pretty clear he has practiced it before

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u/zodar 12d ago

Cook : you know, you don't have to boil or steam everything.

British chef : shocked Pikachu face

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u/UCBeef 12d ago

They gave him 3 aprons just to cover his massive balls

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u/ninjaroach 12d ago

I don't understand the rules, what is the significance of him receiving more than 1?

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u/Lucid-Design 12d ago

Pretty sure each apron represents the judge chef’s vote. All 3 judges chose his dish as the winner.

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u/Fuck-Yo-Couch 12d ago

In this season all the judges were competing against each other. In the auditions judges would hand out aprons to the contestants they wanted on their teams. Gordon handing out 3 of his aprons was just to exemplify how good he thought the dish was. He really only took one and was on Gordons team.

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u/Lucid-Design 12d ago

Ah, okay. Thanks for the clarification. It’s been a hot minute since I watched a master chef series.

even tho I absolutely love GR

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u/colonelf0rbin86 12d ago

All 3 of them said “GR” though - maybe he would usually give them out to the worthy contestant?

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u/CarpeTestes 12d ago

The other chefs also have the initials GR. It's a situation ripe with confusion and the network was advised against it.

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u/Lucid-Design 12d ago

I’m pretty sure this show is “Gordon Ramsey’s Master Chef”

Could be wrong tho

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u/n-of-one 12d ago

It's just called MasterChef.

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u/-TwentySeven- 12d ago

I think it's just called Gordon Ramsey.

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u/AlwaysAGroomsman 12d ago

I think it's just called GordonMaster

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u/Bro-lapsedAnus 12d ago

Each chef has a certain amount of aprons to give and it means they go on instantly. I think he only really got one, but setting 3 down was showing how much he liked the dish.

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u/MrKyle666 12d ago edited 12d ago

In that season, each judge had 8 aprons to give out to contestants that they believed in. At that point in the auditions Gordon had only 3 aprons left. Giving all three to this dude was symbolic of how blown away he was with the recreation. He didn't really get all three though, it was just a gesture.

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u/Blumpkinhead 12d ago

They're to cover his huge balls. Dude, we just went over this.

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u/Kawala_ 12d ago

I assume it's some sort of ranking system, I don't really get it to be honest.

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u/KnowNothingKnowsAll 12d ago

3 aprons means hes ready to quarble the lotty!

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u/Kawala_ 12d ago

I'm even more confused

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u/iWentRogue 12d ago

Gotta keep those massive balls nice and warm

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u/EverybodyLovesTacoss 12d ago

Instead of steaming them like Gordon does, he put them in the oven.

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u/Hiphoppington 12d ago

He really went in and took a shot at the king. Respect.

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u/Slozor 12d ago

If you take a shot at the king, you better not miss

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u/grannysmithlinux 12d ago

if you come at the king, you best not miss

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u/Tufflaw 12d ago

Omar coming!

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u/RandyHoward 12d ago

I have to wonder how much of a risk it really was. Surely this guy has made this recipe before and knows how good he can make it. It's not like this is the first time this guy ever tried to make that dish. He's got balls to cook one of the judge's dishes, but he definitely knew he could nail it before he even began.

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u/Foervarjegfacer 12d ago

Making a sticky toffee pudding? Not a big risk in and of itself. Saying you're making RAMSEY'S sticky toffee pudding. Massive risk - you're essentially inviting him to measure it by his standards, which are pretty fucking high. Maybe if he'd just made the dish, Ramsey would appreciate that it was good, but any mistakes could have been chalked up to preference. Not so when you're saying you're going to make his version.

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u/Onkel_B 12d ago

Still a risk. He probably practiced it a lot at home, but in the studio you don't know how the stove works, there might be slight differences in the ingredients provided.. any slight deviation in any detail might fuck it up if you don't constantly check everything, and are capable to readjust on the fly.

Baking is a lot tougher than cooking.

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u/TheRed_Knight 12d ago

Baking is chemistry, cooking is art

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u/r0xxon 12d ago

Huge risk considering the number of opportunities you get to taste the dish Ramsey made himself as a comparison. Very little baseline to work from

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u/The_Void_Reaver 12d ago edited 12d ago

Also the number of times that Gordon himself has made and ate it. Gordon's worked on that recipe likely for months, possibly years. He's probably taught hundreds of people how to make it and had an opportunity to taste thousands of them that were wrong in some sort of way. Any deviation from the baseline, that the chef doesn't know perfectly, will be hyper accentuated and Gordon would be able to say what's wrong, why it's wrong, how to fix it, and any other thing there is to know about the dish. On every other dish Gordon can say he'd prefer if something were done differently and suggest changes; this dish, Gordon can say with 100% certainty that something has been done wrong.

A lot of people who are at the top of their profession are quite protective of things that they're famous for too. While I wouldn't say Gordon is generally that type of person a lot of people in these scenarios won't give credit even if it's deserved to protect the idea that no one can make their dish as well as the inventor. Incredibly Ballsy

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u/Ace_Slimejohn 12d ago

Gordon also knows good TV, and this was damn good TV.

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u/Sevnfold 12d ago

Gordon also knows good TV, and this was damn good TV.

I dunno. One time I saw him ride up to a restaurant on a vespa wearing a half helmet...

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u/Kaptson 12d ago

If it weren't for the title giving it away and saw that naturally i would be shitting myself in that chefs shoes, how Gordon was analysing this dish, not saying a word with a cold expression on his face, thinking he fucked up but instead wowed the others and praised on making a perfect replica, truly a great moment for that guy when he won that.

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u/huffjaysonp 12d ago

On master chef they always do that, the judge gives them a poker face look and turns around and they judge it after they all taste it

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u/lokigodofchaos 12d ago

Makes sense that you wouldn't want to influence the other judges. Especially if its your recipe, any reaction either way could tilt all the judges.

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u/BALONYPONY 12d ago

I hate reality TV with a passion and am pretty vocal about it. But every now and then, my wife will come into my home office and catch me glued to Masterchef and laugh. Naturally, I'll scream like a teenager getting caught hogging off in the shower.

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u/HonorTheAllFather 12d ago

Joe is my favorite in that regard. He has a stare that I swear could kill someone who isn't in good health, and even on dishes he ends up loving he walks away leaving you thinking that he just ate dog food.

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u/EZReedit 12d ago

I swear that man has the most pretentious way of eating food I have ever seen. I didn’t know it was possible.

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u/pdxboob 12d ago

His palate is really questionable too. He's just a restaurant owner whose mom is a famous Italian chef.

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u/Exemus 12d ago

i would be shitting myself in that chefs shoes

That's pretty rude tbh. Next time, shit yourself in your own damn shoes.

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u/texasscotsman 12d ago

Man, that look on Ramsey's face when he took a bite. I can imagine what he was thinking.

'You crazy bastard, how did you do it?'

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u/Might_be_sleeping 12d ago

“This little shit cooked my dish in 40 minutes”

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u/AngusVanhookHinson 12d ago

That's what I was thinking. You can see the frustration on his face. "This brilliant donut made my signature dessert in 1/3 of the time".

I half expected him to offer the guy a job right then and there.

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u/Papatheosis 12d ago

*1/4 of the time, even.

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u/livin4donuts 12d ago

Being both brilliant and a donut is the highest form of compliment tbh

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u/BrownSugarBare 12d ago

Awww, you're a brilliant donut.

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u/FROCKHARD 12d ago

Oh just this scene will give him many jobs if not ability to head chef his own place.

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u/LordDongler 12d ago

By itself, it's not enough to make him head chef at an internationally recognized restaurant. It's enough to make him lead for desserts though

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u/Laphing_Drunk 12d ago

Yeah, easily a spot in the kitchen but head chef has a lot more responsibilities than just cooking.

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u/LordDongler 12d ago

Yup. Head chef at one of the most recognized restaurants in the world would be far more selective and prestigious than a single dish can prove, but it's still enough for something

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u/usernamechexin 12d ago

"This mofo just recreated the flavor, texture and the experience from one of my signature desserts. I want to fault him on something, but I can't." -GR

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u/RedShirtDecoy 12d ago

He was probably thinking "I could have made this 3 times faster the entire time? fuck me. Lets hire this guy"

reference for the hire comment.

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u/_EW_ 12d ago

In my mind this guy got out of prison called the Chef and has been working and living clean ever since.

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u/DisneyCA 12d ago edited 12d ago

I’m sorry to break it to you, but I think that he got out for a moment then got back into jail for another offense

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u/ekaceerf 12d ago

I like the other guys reality better.

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u/BrandoLoudly 12d ago

And “it’s as good as mine” really means it’s probably better too

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u/Gilgameshbrah 12d ago

"It's FUCKING RAW!!"

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u/Z0idberg_MD 12d ago

Chef… It’s sashimi.

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u/Geckolongbottom 12d ago

I imagined Gordon saying “you cheeky little CUNT” in his head when tasting it.

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u/BackmarkerLife 12d ago

"YOU MAGNIFICENT DONKEY!"

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u/[deleted] 12d ago

"Will it be weird if I ask him for the recipe for my dish?"

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u/2na_Fish 12d ago

He was probably thinking: 'Damn, its BETTER than mine...'

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u/willpauer 12d ago

Chef: "god I hope he likes it"

Ramsay: "Mother fucker."

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u/Easy101 12d ago

I imagined Anton Ego's reaction when he first tried Remy's ratatouille

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u/Hitmann99923 12d ago

He was desperately looking for ANYTHING in the dish that he could gripe on

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u/s_y_s_t_e_m_i_c_ 12d ago

Wholesome!

But the editing in these videos are a crime against humanity.

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u/nilbogspellsgoblin 12d ago edited 12d ago

Don’t forget the wind chimes and whimsical melodies in the background. My favorite is what I’ve dubbed “curious oboe”.

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u/GimbalLocks 12d ago

Sprinkle some waterphones in there for that extra oomph

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u/SlugsLoveBeer 12d ago

Literally in every goddamn "dramatic" reality series on American TV.

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u/DerkERRJobs 12d ago

Ink Master LOVES the waterphone

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u/SlugsLoveBeer 12d ago

So does Intervention and Hoarders. Lol

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u/nilbogspellsgoblin 12d ago

TIL that those metal-scraping sounds are produced by an instrument called a waterphone.

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u/Bruised_Penguin 12d ago

God that fucking sound. Its awful and its everywhere in reality tv.

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u/MasterDood 12d ago

Thanks for providing me with the new tone for when my boss texts me

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u/QuickbuyingGf 12d ago

I saw a video essay thingy on that topic and how it influences you. Hell‘s kitchen was a example for those techniques.

Maybe from tantacruel? Or just some random recommendation

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u/mrbuddymcbuddyface 12d ago

I fucking hate this style of TV, and generally avoid every single instance of it.

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u/ImAGayRetard 12d ago

Watch the uk version of kitchen nightmares then watch the us one. It's ridiculous.

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u/sonfoa 12d ago

The funny thing is he's not any nicer in the UK edition. It's just the editing that makes everything feel so much less dramatic.

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u/Rombledore 12d ago

i love UK kitchen nightmares. having Gordan narrate without all those annoying American "drama noises" makes it so interesting to watch.

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u/bigmashsound 12d ago

in case you were curious, that SZHHIINNNGG sound they do during dramatic moments is a violin bow being scraped across a cymbal

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u/Mc_Lovin81 12d ago

I can't get into any of these shows. same with all the talent, singing, ect. they're all the same to me and offer no entertainment. I find his crying fake.

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u/dirtsmuggler 12d ago

US masterchef is directed by Micheal Bay

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u/Religionbedumb 12d ago

Unwatchable

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u/Cysolus 12d ago edited 12d ago

Half of this show is just pointless exterior shots and reestablishing what happened last time and in between commercials

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u/TheRyeWall 12d ago

"Did Gordon like it?"

You were standing right there, I think you would have heard or seen had he reacted at all...

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u/Onkel_B 12d ago

Be fair, he didn't see Gordons face before he turned around.

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u/iGoalie 12d ago

I assume you mean the TicTok version, but honestly I appreciate that I got to see everything important in ~2 min. If that was the original there would have been 3 commercial breaks….

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u/whorsewhisperer69 12d ago

Unfortunately he got cut from the show in the 3rd episode. It would seem he was great at cooking, but just couldn't keep up.

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u/Rusty-Shackleford 12d ago

If I impressed Gordon Ramsay like that I'd be quite content with that accomplishment even if I couldn't win overall.

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u/Pollowollo 12d ago

Right? He may not have gotten this specific opportunity, but "Impressed Gordon Ramsey with his own recipe" is a pretty impressive resume item.

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u/kanyeguisada 12d ago

Just walk into a job interview and give them a DVD recording of this and nothing else heh.

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u/VoyagerCSL 12d ago

Don't even wear pants

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u/whorsewhisperer69 12d ago

Shit yeah, if anything I'd try to come back or keep completing in other ways

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u/Chichigami 12d ago

All he needs on the resume: Recreated Gordon Ramsey dish in 1/3 of the time and he loved it

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u/R3dbeardLFC 12d ago

Open an entire shop where you just make that thing that one of the greatest chefs in the world said was as good as his. Fuck he could probably do it from a food truck.

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u/Sir_Applecheese 12d ago

Actually, this guy's version is better because it takes a third of the time.

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u/nakedsexypoohbear 12d ago

Damn that sucks.

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u/TriMageRyan 12d ago

Unfortunately that's common in kitchens. I've been doing it for a decade and have seen so many bright eyed kids fresh out of culinary school that have great technical proficiency and are very knowledgeable but are slow as fuck and usually end up quitting or being let go because they're dragging everyone else down.

Thats why I've always hated culinary school. It teaches so much but doesn't teach what you really need, speed and composure

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u/Hadtarespond 12d ago

I mean he had the speed. The composure however...

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u/TriMageRyan 12d ago

Gotta have both.

Whether you're fast but panicked or calm but slow you're of no use to me

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u/xXDaNXx 12d ago

Or you could be like me, slow and panicked. The goldilocks zone.

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u/SmokingStove 12d ago

Composure is HUGE. I've seen people leave the line in tears in the middle of a busy service because they couldn't handle the pressure. You have to be able to stay calm and composed while you're knee deep in the weeds and being yelled at.

Working the line on a Fri/Sat night or Sunday brunch is the hardest thing I've ever done for money. If you can handle the pressure, it's alot of fun blowing off all that steam after a shift. My chef did a lot of yelling, but we also tossed back quite a few brewskies once we punched the clock too. We went hard 24/7. Wouldn't trade those years and that experience for anything.

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u/TriMageRyan 12d ago

100% brother. I had plenty of chefs and coworkers that would get straight HEATED during a busy service but then we go get a drink and it didn't even happen. If you can't leave that shit with your chef coat then I neither want you to come drinking or in my kitchen.

And as for composure in the weeds it always helped me to think of that old quote "If you're going through hell, keep going"

If you can hit that line zen then no weeds on earth can stop you

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u/MalleusMaleficarum4 12d ago

What season is this

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u/Tacos90210 12d ago edited 12d ago

If it's current, Season 11 aka Master Chef Legends

*edit its not, another commenter said s9e3

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u/and_sama 12d ago

Would like to know that as well

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u/Au_Uncirculated 12d ago

That seems to be the biggest problem for a lot of people on these shows. They can make amazing dishes that blows the judges away, but can still end up being sent home for one failed dish.

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u/SpacedApe 12d ago

I figured me and the gf would try watching an older season through Hulu as we'd never watched it before. Our favored guy got kicked out with like 7 people left all because a tiny mistake, when he was worlds better than everyone else.

Completely ruined it for us. Its less a skills competition, more an excuse for continued TV drama.

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u/rwhockey29 12d ago

There was a kid on master chef Australia named Reynold who might literally be the best desert chef in the world at 20 years old. Opened his own store after the show, and recreated the golden snitch for Harry Potter, and the down the rabbit hole scene from Alice in wonderland, all out of edible deserts. At one point the judges are WATCHING HIM blow sugar balls because they've never seen someone do it. One challenge he creates a world class desert, and the other girl made chicken wings and served a beer with them lmao.

He ended up losing because he didn't copy someone else's recipe as well, fish was slightly overcooked I think. Really put me off from these shows, he was obviously the best chef out of all the contestants.

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u/Hypern1ke 12d ago

more an excuse for continued TV drama

Always has been

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u/Captain_KingMan 12d ago

You should check out the Canadian and Australian versions of MasterChef. No Gordon, but it's way less dramatic and I think they're more based on skill. IIRC, the first seasons might be a little rough til they find their footing, but they're still worth watching. They're both watchable on Tubi for free last time I checked.

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u/whorsewhisperer69 12d ago

I always wonder how far some of these people would have mad it if it wasn't for the most minor of errors. I enjoy cooking and practicing technique a ton, but every dish has stuff I would change regardless of how good I feel about it.

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u/Liquid-Fire 12d ago

That's the problem with these elimination style competitions. No matter your track record, screw up once and you risk loosing it all.

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u/Grinder312 12d ago

So, interesting story I haven’t shared publicly: the reason I made those mistakes and got cut (especially the damn whipped cream!) was because I had a major concussion and amnesia for about 2 months prior. I got hit by a car whilst riding a bike. My wife repeatedly told me I had practiced these techniques but I couldn’t remember it! 😂🤷‍♂️

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u/alex_of_all 12d ago

What's the significance of him getting 3 aprons?

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u/jackal99 12d ago

I think they symbolize votes for who goes to the next round. I haven't watched the series, so that's my guess

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u/InternetAmbassador 12d ago

This particular season had a slightly different format from the others, with each of the judges acting as a “mentor” for a group of the chef contestants. This was the audition phase, and (kind of like The Voice) each judge could say “I want you in my group” by handing one or all three of the contestants an apron with their initials on it (e.g. in this case GR for Gordon Ramsay) after trying their audition dish. They could also of course hand out none for that round of auditions. Anyone who received aprons from more than one judge could pick whose team they wanted to be on. Gordon giving this guy all three of his aprons that round was him saying he really, really wanted him in his group over the other two contestants there. If dude had gotten an apron from another judge that round he could have picked to work with that judge instead

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u/FrostyFajita 12d ago

I believe the judges only get a finite amount of aprons each to send people on to the next level. Gordon was so impressed he basically burned two more aprons in front of the other contestants lol

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u/MNent228 12d ago

They answered this in an earlier comment. They’re to cover his massive balls

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u/_Atoms_Apple 12d ago

Gotta have respect for that dude. He took a big swing.

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u/Gilgameshbrah 12d ago

And hit his mark damn well

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u/Beasley101 12d ago

I just read the recipe for this on Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant site, and it appears the original recipe that required half of your life to prepare can be done in an hour. Maybe Gordon learned something new?

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u/HeHateMe21 12d ago

There’s no crying in cooking!

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u/R_V_Z 12d ago

What if you need just a tiny bit of salt?

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u/hmoeslund 12d ago

Believe me, there a lot of crying in professional cooking

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u/Highschooleducation 12d ago

Only in the walk in.

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u/hmoeslund 12d ago

That’s why there is a drain in there

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u/KushKong420 12d ago

This guy food services

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u/TheRealBaseborn 12d ago

You yell in the walk-in, you cry in dry storage.

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u/HGazoo 12d ago

That’s why they’re called the talk-in and the cry storage.

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u/HeHateMe21 12d ago

I can only imagine! I am quoting Tom Hanks’ role in 1992s “A League of Their Own”

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u/Carlos234200 12d ago

Well if you're a professional at cooking there is an insane amount of crying in those walk in freezers

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u/ThatMakesMeTheWinner 12d ago

Sorry, when did Gordon turn into Guile?

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u/Ineedmorebread 12d ago

Does this count as a public freak out?

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u/Marlinliam 12d ago

Is every video nowadays Converter to TikTok? Stop this madness

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u/Csquared6 12d ago

A reddit video player upload of a TikTok edited recording of a Youtube video recording of a TV show.

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u/ish_squatcho 12d ago

It's like when TV's were all converted to HD... except shittier.

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u/turisto 12d ago

Yeah, and a horizontal video showed vertically on top of that.

Tiktok should be banned.

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u/VymI 12d ago

Christ I hate shows like this. The fucking editing with bombastic music, the cuts to fabricate sentences, the overdramatic pauses. Completely destroys any kind of enjoyment I might otherwise get out of it.

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u/Working_Class_Pride 12d ago

Why is it so damn dramatic. It's so over the top it's unwatchable for me. Is all reality tv like this?

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u/BertUK 12d ago

It’s the way US TV shows like this are produced. 30% cringe and 70% commercials

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u/Univirsul 12d ago

Especially cooking shows

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u/Am_finally_back 12d ago

There was a guy on RPAN who use to just stream football (soccer) games that was broadcast on an American network and I use to love watching those adverts just as much as the game. We don’t have adverts like that here in the UK. When I worked nights I use to get to watch the superbowl and them adverts (commercials) are just next level.

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u/Clintcar 12d ago

29% of the cringe is a replay of the last cringe. So much of US reality TV is 2 minutes of content remixed over and over to tease in and out of commercials.

Throw away your television.

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u/secretreddname 12d ago

Also lots of family drama and turmoil that they somehow overcame and are now here.

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u/Xfgjwpkqmx 12d ago

The Australian version of MasterChef is way more wholesome. Far less dramaticism too.

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u/filagrey 12d ago

Here's what slightly bugs me about these shows. Is how professional cooking is put on such high pedestal to the average viewer, as if cooking these dishes or cooking in general is such a great profession to strive for. I was a cook for nearly a decade, and that shit sucked balls. From fine dining to fast casual. From the guaranteed low pay, to the cramped stainless steel environment, to the shitty attitudes, and finally to the dead end nature of it all. If you love to cook, great, but unless you have the money to start your own restaurant, than you'd be better off cooking while going to school for a better type of job. Would love to see shows that instead inspire doctors, engineers, etc.

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u/RandyHoward 12d ago

Being a professional chef sucks. Being a professional tv chef is where it's at. The vast majority of people who go on this show would not be doing it if it wasn't on tv. Most of these people don't want to slave away in a hot kitchen, they are hoping to be the next tv food personality.

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u/Mr_Lobster 12d ago

The old SyFy show Face Off is pretty much the only competition show I enjoyed. The drama was quite toned back, there was no petty bullshit between the competitors and they even helped each other frequently. Plus it's neat to get a behind the scenes look at how film and stage costumes are done, the subject matter is just generally interesting and artistically inspiring.

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u/mynameisalso 12d ago

Fuck reddit video player

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u/Lord_Asthma 12d ago

I've just been watching the British MasterChef - it's amazing to see the contrast here.

So much drama, pauses and tense moments all in this short clip. I would recommend watching the British version if you want the judges to just get on with it.

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u/BeyondXpression 12d ago

Imagine cooking your idols signature dish... Doing everything you could to perfect it and finally having him acknowledge you.

I feel like it's one of those things where you have two chances: Nail it or fuck up.

If you fuck up you'll never be forgiven as you destroyed your idols favorite. That is the kind of thing that would stop me ever cooking again but this man nailed it! Cry dude. Go ahead. You fucking earned it!

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u/OneinEtherness 12d ago

Ratatouille moment.

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u/voss_c 12d ago

Dude has big brass balls.

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u/FrostytheWickerbeast 12d ago

he saw that apron hit the table in front of him and burst into tears. wholesome

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u/sharks09 12d ago

I love how Gordon’s face after he try’s it is just like confused as hell like “how the fuck did this amateur chef recreate my dish perfectly in such a short time and using a different baking method”

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u/AmItheAholereader 12d ago

Talking about swinging for the fences and getting it out of the park