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Old 24-05-2005, 20:53   #1
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Gordon Ramsay Kitchen Nightmares

Anyone watching this?

Depressing stuff.

The two guys running the place *clearly* don't love what they are doing, and don't have the skills to do it properly, so are happy to get by on minimum effort and sell overpriced crap to people who are stupid enough to pay £30 for rubbish meals.

Meanwhile, we have self-publicist Ramsey trying to make good TV by teaching the maitre'd to be a knobhead by swearing as loudly and obnoxiously as Ramsey himself, because this will help him run the restaurant better in some as yet unseen way.

Y-A-W-N

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Old 24-05-2005, 21:00   #2
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Judging by his revisit he did something right, you need knackers to run foh well iif it means teaching the Maitre'D to be a <_>head then good luck to him I'd be interested to know how Lanterna's doing now tho
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Old 24-05-2005, 21:16   #3
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I“d love to know how he managed to make enough money in 6 weeks to pay off all his debts and the back rent on the restaurant.... and without selling the car
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I wonder if they found an 'A1 6HEF' to sell that plate to
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I found it rather amusing when he was trying to flog the car to A.W.T
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I'm sure there's plenty of vegetarians out there ready to complain over the pizza incident....not least Ramsey's reaction.
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Old 24-05-2005, 21:28   #7
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Really fancy some swordfish with Curry Pot Noodle now

If he can't sell the number plate, maybe he could do a straight swap. I hear that PEN 15 is for sale.
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To be fair, I was impressed the guy had kept working hard by the end of the program.

And the pot noodle part was cringemakingly funny.
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Old 24-05-2005, 22:25   #9
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I'm sure there's plenty of vegetarians out there ready to complain over the pizza incident....not least Ramsey's reaction.
It was on the lunchtime show on Radio 2 today - Vine. Had the vegetarian on and some restaurant owner. Only caught the tail end so not sure.
Apparently Ramsey knew exactly what was in the pizza before they went out.
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What was the gist - was the vegie seriously unhappy with Ramsey?

He lied through his teeth. How could he let the guy eat it, then in the voiceover say "I had no idea about it", then *IN THE SAME SHOT* turn to the Polish girl and point at her and say "SHE DID IT".
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He lied through his teeth. How could he let the guy eat it, then in the voiceover say "I had no idea about it", then *IN THE SAME SHOT* turn to the Polish girl and point at her and say "SHE DID IT".
It may have been the editing, I can't remember.

I'd expect a Vegetarian to pick up, of all things, Parma ham a mile off. His (the vegetarian) reaction was muted to say the least. Again, I can only suspect editing.

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Anyone know if this is going to be repeated?
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Fantastic TV. Thought a second series might be pushing it, but nope, it still works well.

Is it wrong to laugh at the vegaterian? A bit, but it did remind me of school and a sausage sandwich incident!

Can't see a repeat anywhere.

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I thought it was an ok episode but I do think he pantomime swearing act is becoming a bore (well it was always a bore) but he did seem to make a difference.

I thought the funniest bit was when he said he was trained by a very well respected Italian chef and then ramsey goes to meet him and the bloke is a minicab driver!!!

I don't think that place will last to long though. It was a dump to begin with and I reckon it won't be too long before it sinks back into the same state.

I couldn't believe they had a sous chef who had no interest in food and was useless at her job yet the kitchen porter had professional training!!
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I love the idea of this show and I think it's great entertainment. Gordon can be over the top but it is obvious that he only acts the way he does because he is so passionate about food.
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Most of the restuarants that have been in it before have had competant chefs at least and you would be happy to eat their food. It was their organisational skills that were lacking or that they had forgotten cooking and I would have no problem eating in the restuarant after seeing the programme. However this guy clearly didnt have a clue how to cook and there was no way I would ever eat there if I lived locally.
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that Maitre'd reminded me of Mas so badly.

If the turnaround at the end was genuine it was a pretty amazing transformation, he'd gone from losing £1,000 a month through a restaurant which served defrosted Italian ready meals and prefering pot noodles to fresh pasta to somewhere that paid off £20k worth of debts in six weeks and having fresh mushroom and walnut rivioli freshly prepared waiting to be cooked. Pretty amazing!
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that Maitre'd reminded me of Mas so badly.

If the turnaround at the end was genuine it was a pretty amazing transformation, he'd gone from losing £1,000 a month through a restaurant which served defrosted Italian ready meals and prefering pot noodles to fresh pasta to somewhere that paid off £20k worth of debts in six weeks and having fresh mushroom and walnut rivioli freshly prepared waiting to be cooked. Pretty amazing!
Scares me how much he must have been charging for VERY basic Italian food.
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Is it not possible that, you know, being the subject of a TV show might explain the appearance of £20K in his coffers?
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