World renowned chef Gordon Ramsay puts aspiring young chefs through rigorous cooking challenges and dinner services at his restaurant in Hollywood, "Hell's Kitchen".
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Series cast summary:
Gordon Ramsay ...  Self - Chef / ... 311 episodes, 2005-2021
Jason Thompson Jason Thompson ...  Narrator / ... 231 episodes, 2005-2020
Andi Van Willigan ...  Self - Sous Chef / ... 156 episodes, 2010-2017
Scott Leibfried Scott Leibfried ...  Self - Sous Chef / ... 143 episodes, 2005-2012


World renowned chef Gordon Ramsay puts aspiring young chefs through rigorous cooking challenges and dinner services at his restaurant in Hollywood, "Hell's Kitchen", to determine which one of them will win the head chef position at one of his restaurants or a restaurant located worldwide. Written by <> and assmn316

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The theme song of the show is "Fire" by the Ohio Players. The only season not to feature this theme was Season 1, which featured an instrumental rock theme. See more »


occasionally during individual challenges the sous chefs give advice to the contestants, therefore demonstrating favoritism. See more »


Chef Ramsay: [repeated line to a contestant, implying he'll give them another chance to stay in the competition] wake up
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.30 (2010) See more »


Written by Ralph Middlebrooks, Clarence Satchell, Willie Beck, Leroy 'Sugarfoot' Bonner, Marshall E. Jones, Marvin Pierce, James Williams
Performed by Ohio Players
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Hit and miss
16 August 2010 | by I_saw_it_happenSee all my reviews

I started watching this show several years ago, when it was new (in America) and fell in love with it. It had a good first few seasons, But then it began to parody itself, and seemed to dumb itself down painfully. It became more about 'the characters' then food. The premise becomes hard to take seriously. At this point, each episode is perhaps 30% flashbacks from within the episode itself. It feels like filler--- which is good neither in food nor TV. Now, the announcer explains every five or so minutes that something incredible and brand new and never before done will happen... and the hype gets exhausting.

I made the mistake of closing my eyes for a few minutes, just listening to the show as it played. It was laughable without the flashing camera back-and-forth. Loud, dramatic music with pounding drums, Ramsay screaming about "french fries oh god what the HELL is wrong with you oh you donkey NOOOOOOOOOO O Chef NOOOOOOOO (clanging pans) It's RAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWW CHEF! CHef O NOOOOOOOOOOO (louder drums) GET OUT! GET OUT! NOOOOOOOOOO. YOU moron, you can't COOK FRENCH FRIES JUST GET OUUUUUUT!...." Yeah, it gets silly.

At a certain point, if Ramsay's letting people who deserve the verbal abuse he's giving them as deep into the series as he does, then the show's not realistic, unless it's not really about cooking. If it's not really about cooking, then it's just 'the Real World', maybe dumber.

The season finales are always great big emotional releases... but it's becoming more and more painful to sit through a season to get there.

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