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Sesame Street + Target = lackluster episode
Towel Dude from The Gulag
17 February 2011
One of the weakest episodes so far this season.
The producer's idea of having the Sesame Street muppets involved in the
quickfire challenge was an embarrassing misfire. Padma, now that she
has a kid, seemed to enjoy it. I didn't. Making cookies ???? Cmon.
The Target challenge was slightly better. The whole thing happened at
3:30am. They had to only use cooking and food items found inside the
store. That was a nice twist. Given what they had to work with, most of
the dishes looked decent. But nothing that made me hungry and say, "
Wow". For me that's a sign of a good episode, that the food prepared
What also was missing was the warm, beautiful presence of Gail Simmons.
She's my favorite judge. She's so pretty and makes every episode she's
on, so much fun.
For me, all the years of watching Top Chef, I have never have any
rooting interest in any chef to win. I just like the scenes of food
preparation, the drama inherent in that, the dishes themselves.
However, when contestants are behaving like jerks or snobs, then I have
an interest in watching them get kicked off the show.
Overall, hopefully Top Chef goes back to sensible Quickfire and
Elimination challenges, and not these ratings stunt episodes.
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