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"Stunning" -- Slightly better than mediocre.

 

"Bitches" -- any member of a Red Team describing any other member(s).

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"Raw" -- one degree undercooked

"Burnt to a crisp" -- one degree overcooked.

"You'll kill somebody!" -- actually raw

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"Stone cold"-- slightly undercooked
"Fuck me"-- hey, production, can I start booting people out yet or do you need another screwup or two?

"Stop"-- I guess I can go ahead with those boots now

"Oh my God"-- dear sir or madam, please make yourself comfortable in the dorms, or better yet, don't

"Pathetic"-- this was a particularly bad service even for us

"Fuck off/piss off"-- you are dismissed for now

"There's one more person I need to hear from"-- who I won't eliminate, I just want to chew them a new one

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"Donkeys" -- ladies or gentlemen of no special distinction

 

"Wellington" -- gnarly old piece of meat stuffed inside bland dough

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"Service" -- freeloaders sitting around in a fake restaurant for four or five hours listening to some Scottish guy scream his head off, until they get a mediocre plate of food and (as instructed) spout off about how great it is

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"You've given up, haven't you?" -- likely you were never trying

 

"Passion" -- are you even AWAKE?

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"I have never seen" -- Last week I saw worse, but it wouldn't sound as dramatic if I said that.

 

"you don't listen" -- I don't listen either, but when I don't it's because I'm successful.

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Reading through this HK's dictionary had me laughing hysterically last night. Every entry is the truth.

 

My eyes started watering after reading Monty's post:

 

"Raw" -- one degree undercooked

"Burnt to a crisp" -- one degree overcooked.

"You'll kill somebody!" -- actually raw

 

The same thoughts run through my head during the show.

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I can't believe "the most magnificent..." (not quite good enough to serve to paying customers) hasn't made the list yet.

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BlewBree - What we Yanks call a Blueberry

 

Take off your jacket......Now I'm gonna screw with your head before I tell you to piss off, put on a black jacket or go to the other team

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I think the Cobra Move needs to be added, even though it's not a word. It's a motion. That thing he does with his hand, when he's trying to emphasize something, it's like a cobra getting ready to strike.

 

This will make y'all's day...

 

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That is a riot.  Took a lot of thought and work.  The guy playing Ramsey really has a lot of his moves and expressions down pat.

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I'm pretty sure that IS Gordon doing the video. :)

 

If only! It's a very good lookalike though.

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Wow, I was totally fooled! LOL!! He is good, damn good! For a second there I was thinking ol' Gordon had a sense of humor and a pretty good act going.

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It's a British production, so the guy who wrote the song may have never seen Hell's Kitchen in the U.S. Or risotto and scallops would have definitely been in there.

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It's a British production, so the guy who wrote the song may have never seen Hell's Kitchen in the U.S. Or risotto and scallops would have definitely been in there.

Or they couldn't find anything that rhymes with John Dory

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"Who cooked the ________?" - Either I fucked up real badly or I cooked it really well.

 

"You, you, you, you, you, you." - Time to exit the kitchen.

 

"Pig" - Sloppy station & sloppy cook.

 

"Let me taste your dish." (During challenges) - The team should not have chosen a dish to sit out cause it was the best one.

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Table-side: You're off the hook for an episode, either because you may be marginally competent or because you bring the drama (probably the latter).

Meat, fish, or hot apps: You're screwed.

Dessert: They'll never get to your station (which does actually exist). Time to chillax.

Fight back: You're screwed, but put on a good show for the cameras before you go.

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Come ONNnnnnNNN (or similar shrill invective -- you all know that tone of voice I mean): Gordon Ramsay is done. With. You.

Something I've never, ever done in Hell's Kitchen before: Lame retread of last season's challenge, with a few details changed (now they're playing poker for ingredients instead of rolling dice!).

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"Stunning" also apparently means overpriced. Most of the signature dishes at Hell's Kitchen have ridiculously expensive ingredients. Food cost percentage much? Kitchen Nightmares Ramsay (at least, british Kitchen Nightmares Ramsay) would have ripped Hell's Kitchen Ramsay a new one.

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"Would you serve/eat that?" - You brought up raw, undercooked, or overcooked food and better answer No.

 

"Take your jacket off and fuck off!" - Eliminated in the middle of dinner service.

 

"What does that taste like?" - Better say it tastes like shit.

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"Head Chef" -- paid lackey

 

"Challenge" -- arbitrary test that's supposedly relevant to testing who can be a head chef, but... not really.

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Anyone wonder why one of Ramsay's favorite cusses seems to be Eff Me?  I guess because if he Effed You he thinks he's doing you a favor. 

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Anyone wonder why one of Ramsay's favorite cusses seems to be Eff Me?  I guess because if he Effed You he thinks he's doing you a favor. 

 

I haven't heard him use "that looks like a dog's dinner" in some time.

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Still a classic, though.  A cat's dinner would be more fragrant.  Ask my cat and hold the salt.

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"It's RAW" - it's very slightly undercooked, it doesn't look good enough for the cameras.

"It's BURNT" - it's very slightly overcooked, it doesn't look good enough for the cameras.

"Hey, all of you, come here!" - if one of you failed, it was a team effort.

"Taste that. What's wrong with it?" - say something and that's what we'll say is the problem. The viewers don't know.

"Take off your jacket...and put on a (red/blue) jacket!" - I'm giving you another chance to screw up.

 

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Beef Wellington: A dish almost never served in American restaurants, but a Ramsay mainstay (probably because it's hard to cook properly).

 

VIP: Someone you're mildly surprised is still alive.

 

"Head Chef:" Your HK reward. Meaningless job title created to disguise the fact that your new job will be line chef or some other position where you can't do any real damage. You'll likely be bored to tears within the first few weeks, but at least the pay will rock.

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"Marino, open Hell's Kitchen" - time to bring the lambs to the slaughter.

 

"Garnish" - blame everyone else for your mistakes.

"Entrees and appetisers" - do it wrong and you've got everyone dobbing you in. Do it right, and you dob everyone else in.

"Meat and fish" - you're not bringing up the ratings, bye.

"Desserts and tableside" - hey, it never gets to you anyway, take the night off.

"Nomination" - you're screwed...in a later episode.

"Take off your jacket" - somehow, you were worse than everyone else.

 

"Very special guest/VIP" - no longer relevent, but we paid them big bucks to eat expensive food.

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