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Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2016 10:52 p.m. PST

Iron Chef.
Who is that weird fanatic host wearing the Sergeant Pepper uniform?
How can anybody cook in that clutter?

Today's topic: Spawn of Cthulhu!

None of those dishes look remotely edible. A gelatin made from giant eel bones?
Lobster liver and apricot purée. (I made that one up, but would it surprise you?)

Man, they have sharp knives.

The panel: a cute actress, an actor, member of Parliament, fortune teller.

I can't tear myself away. I binge watched 3 episodes on YouTube. That's painting time I'll never get back.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian12 Aug 2016 4:26 a.m. PST

Paint while you watch?

Coelacanth Supporting Member of TMP12 Aug 2016 5:35 a.m. PST

Man, the host! He comes off as some kind of reformed supervillain ("No, Mr. Bond -- I expect you to dine!") I used to love that show. There is a U.S. retread of it (with Mark Dacascos as chairman), but it lacks the sly craziness of the original.

Ron

Old Wolfman12 Aug 2016 6:26 a.m. PST

SNL did a spoof of the show years back.

boy wundyr x Supporting Member of TMP12 Aug 2016 6:34 a.m. PST

I loved that show back in its heyday, it was fascinatingly serious yet ridiculous at the same time. I liked the way it was set up so that each of the house chefs had their own speciality/background, like some sort of video game.

nazrat12 Aug 2016 6:35 a.m. PST

If you think that's the strangest you obviously haven't ever watched Rick and Morty on The Cartoon Network. That takes weird to a whole new multiverse!

That said I have to admit I love it.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Aug 2016 8:57 a.m. PST

I am Iron Chef
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Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP12 Aug 2016 10:08 a.m. PST

Lots of people have spoofed it. There were two different "Iron Chef America" spinoffs. It's weird. It's awesome. It doesn't take itself seriously, it takes other people very seriously. It's whackadoodle, it's brilliant.

We watched it all many years ago. If it were on Netflix we'd probably rematch it all. It may have spawned all the cooking competition shows we're now deluged with, but it still reigns supreme.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP12 Aug 2016 10:22 a.m. PST

A not so guilty pleasure. I miss the good old days.

Andrew Preziosi Supporting Member of TMP12 Aug 2016 11:36 a.m. PST

I liked the old, original Iron Chef series AND Ninja Warrior, which puts the US version to shame…too bad they didn't re-run that too!

Zargon Inactive Member12 Aug 2016 1:55 p.m. PST

Rick and Morty +1 excellent as for these chef shows, they are like cultists for the Great Old Ones, still I watch I must be slowly losing my insanity though.

Ia! Ia! Cthulhu Fthagn! Ph'nglui mglw'nfah Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl

mad monkey 112 Aug 2016 2:06 p.m. PST

Rick and Morty +2 , Wacky awesomeness.

Streitax Inactive Member12 Aug 2016 4:57 p.m. PST

It just shows, again, that if you are poor and scrabbling for your existence on an island, you can learn to cook and eat anything that can't run, swim, slither or crawl away from you fast enough to escape you. Real soul food is trash food cooked in a way to make it edible and every culture has it.

DaleWill Supporting Member of TMP12 Aug 2016 7:08 p.m. PST

Wife and I used to watch that show 10-12 years ago. Just so weird it was great. I'm Iron Chef BBQ! When the kids very little, in there 20's now, they would give me the ingredients/food and I would have to BBQ it! Frozen Pizza, spaghetti, etc.

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