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Masterchef Australia – It’s Dumb and Dumber- Whoever decided This Outcome Deserves To Be Sacked.

There is all sorts of fuckery going on in Masterchef Australia this week? Last night we had to watch the contestants butcher some basic recipes, and tonight two people are still in the competition that won’t be there in the final week.

Seriously they BOTH should have been eliminated as soon as they couldn’t identify what the frigging dish was. Chicken swimming in red wine, and they were still looking at it clueless. It was some sort of reality TV version of dumb and dumber.

I was thinking today about whether last night challenge, where throughout the various forms of media people have been uniformly scathing, has diminished some of the post masterchef career prospects for some of them.

It will be interesting to see. Though supposedly they are all meant to be living the dream of opening their own eating establishments. None of them will be opening a tea room anytime soon.

Tonight the elimination challenge was to rectify a bad Coq Au Vin. Both Aaron and Jimmy looked at it like startled bunnies in headlights. It was the same rules as last time where they had ten ingredients to be used and once one was used you could not use it again.

There are some flaws in the challenge the competitors can see what ingredients the other is using. Now it did not matter in the Jonathan V Adele spag bol challenge, as Jono walks his own path, and Adele thought she could cook Italian.

But tonight where both of them had never cooked this dish before I think they did take note of what the other person was doing. There should be a screen in the middle like the celebrity chef challenge so they are not to know what the other person picked.

I did like the way the judges were trying to rattle them throughout? Are you two copying each other? Shouldn’t you be putting the parsley in last? Is pancetta french? You could see it was freaking both of them out.

The judges tasted both dishes then went off to “discuss” who was to be eliminated. Obviously they have a few extra episodes to fill and it was decree that neither of these culinary lightweights were to go home. Even though Aaron had put rosemary in his, and Jimmy had left mushrooms out.

It makes me wonder if Aaron dodged a bullet because of his giant suck to Handee by soaking up fat with one of their towels. Ok I know he would have been told to do it so the company could then turn it into an ad for the episode, clearly they think the viewers are as dumb as the contestants.

Won’t it be ironic if next week if one of the better cooks like Marion is eliminated and they cannot give another non-elimination round.


1 MolksTVTalk { 07.02.10 at 2:26 pm }


2 Wurstsemmel { 07.02.10 at 2:39 pm }

The most interesting thing about last night’s show was RR’s recap and the comments here. Who needs to watch?

3 Amata chef { 07.02.10 at 2:48 pm }

The performance last night made Johnno’s similar challenge a few months ago seem that much more astute.

4 sourkraut { 07.02.10 at 3:04 pm }

If you were a producer?

5 CG { 07.02.10 at 3:21 pm }

Sour: Please don’t encourage the pretenders.

6 cravatwatch { 07.02.10 at 5:11 pm }

I don’t see how that was a big suck to Handee – he used a paper towel in a pretty basic fashion, but he didn’t mention it by name, there wasn’t a branded packet on the bench, and it wasn’t something that could easily be turned into a commercial bumper later.

I think you’re reaching a little hard on that one.

7 Reality Raver { 07.02.10 at 10:47 pm }

Thanks for the comments guys, they are just gold.

Hey Crispeycream – that could be logical for the non-elimination round but then every week on the Wed there is an uneven number on the teams.

Pollywaffle – that interview was hilarious should be framed.

Cravatwatch – there was a handee ad whilst the show was on showing Aaron doing his thing with it.

8 Airwalk { 07.03.10 at 3:36 am }
9 Reality Raver { 07.03.10 at 8:09 am }

Thanks Airwalk you are great with the links. Only three more weeks to go and we have a winner.

10 Airwalk { 07.03.10 at 2:56 pm }

:) Yeah I get home after most of the intelligent convo’s have been had on here and commetns made so usually catch the news stories and pop the links on. SK and PW are entertaining and agree with most of what others say (especially CG) so don’t often feel the need to voice opinion…well over the program though…

11 Pollywaffle { 07.03.10 at 6:35 pm }

Any truth in the rumour the MC counsellors have had to go on an emergency debrief weekend retreat to increase their own coping skills – apparently they are exhausted from asking said contestants to step up to the plate and finding it less than authentic to keep hynotising them that they are the country’s best amatas

12 Sourkraut { 07.03.10 at 6:51 pm }

Next time they “step up to the plate’ lets hope they belt one of Gary’s brilliant eggs benedict out of the park for a homer

13 Sourkraut { 07.03.10 at 6:54 pm }

Culinary Boner
I would think the judges finish up like Mr Creosote

14 Unreal comparison { 07.03.10 at 11:22 pm }

Does the repulsive thought of trying Coq a Vin as much as George eating hundred year eggs mean that I am a culinary Luddite?