Gordon Ramsay enjoys yelling at idiots

Gordon Ramsay - fighting stupidity in kitchens across AmericaI’ve now watched a total of 10 episodes of Kitchen Nightmares and 3 episodes of the current season of Hell’s Kitchen, and what’s clear is that Chef Gordon Ramsay does not like to be upstaged intellectually.

The Hell’s Kitchen contestants are all idiots. I mean borderline braindead.

This is in huge contrast with the other cooking reality TV show, Top Chef, where the only drooling idiot was the host, Padma. Those contestants were all exceptionally talented and, for the most part, pretty bright, too.

Not a single Hell’s Kitchen contestant seems to have an IQ above 70. And they seem to be awful cooks, too.

Which, of course, gives Gordon plenty to scream about and throw food around about.

The Kitchen Nightmares proprietors were all either clueless, braindead or just incredibly lazy. Again, plenty of reason to scream at them.

I think I’m the type of person who would rather admire reality TV contestants than get annoyed by them (real life has enough morons to deal with – I don’t enjoy dealing with them in my leisure time), so Top Chef continues to be a far more entertaining show for me than Hell’s Kitchen.

A pity none of the Bravo shows are available to watch online…

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  1. In Australia, they have just shown Hell’s Kitchen Unedited, it is basically one hour of the service (none of the other crap) and they really do take the worst of the service and show it in the normal show. Gordon is much calmer and more encouraging, when you get ‘the whole story’ – and the contestants much less incompetant.

    But then again – none of the winners of Hell’s Kitchen have made it past their one year ‘prize’ so maybe they don’t really have what it takes!

    Comment by Chief Plonker — December 27, 2008 @ 5:14 am

  2. If you want to see more temper tantrums and toss-pots, Gordon Ramsay in the 5th seaosn of Hell’s kitchen starts on Jan 29 on Fox in the US and no doubt will be appearing on social media and torrent sites shortly after!

    Comment by David Driscoll — January 4, 2009 @ 7:10 am

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