Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off Season 3 Episode 1 Recap
:::tosses confetti into the air, pretends to be excited about anything Guy Fieri does:::
We're introduced to the celebtestants as they're dropped off at a Medieval Times.
As the celebs enter the arena, we find that Penn Jillette doesn't even really know how to cook, but former NFL star Herschel Walker owns a restaurant. Comedian Judy Gold tells us for the first of about seven times that she was on Chopped (and the first eliminated), and former SNLer Chris Kattan loves Rachael Ray's "sexy, raspy voice." His imitation of her sounds not unlike Smeagol, so of course I picture this:
Once all of the celebs gather, Rachael and Guy make a grand entrance and choose teams.
Rachel chooses pilot/reality show whore Jake Pavelka, Gold, Jillette, and everyone's favorite TV mom, Carol Brady herself, Florence Henderson (who will be 80 on Valentine's Day!).
Guy picks one-hit wonder Vanilla Ice, Kattan, 80s mall rat/singer Tiffany, and Walker.
The first challenge of the season: to prepare a "Medieval" feast in 90 minutes. As the teams head to their trailers to pow-wow, Pavelka wonders, if he jumped into his plane, where he'd have to fly to find Medieval food. Honey, you'd need a TARDIS for that. Or a Re-Tardis.
Not only did the celebs have to cook for the crowd, they also have to put on a little skit while dressed in Medieval finery. Guy's team goes first. Without much planning, they figure they'll just improvise. Kattan is their emcee, and as a SNL alum should be able to handle the pressure of the live audience. He's obviously rusty, so they sing instead.
Next up is Team Rachael, with Mrs Brady as announcer. Jake Pavelka decides that since there are no roses or hot tubs around, he's got to strip down. Fortunately, someone is wise enough to toss a cape on him, so as not to scare any young children that might be in the arena.
Now, in past seasons of Rachael vs. Guy, the worst performer from each team went head-to-head in a mini blind tasting challenge, the winner of which was allowed to stay on and compete. This season has a format change.
Lee Ann then declares that it's time to kick someone off the show. The camera pans from Judy Gold to Chris Kattan, which confuses me. Despite being on the winning team, Kattan is eligible for dismissal? I don't get an answer; Lee Ann says since it's the first week and everyone should get another chance. No one is eliminated.
Next week: the celebs have a luau. Mark Murphy is Special Guest Judge Chef Person. Guess he's a luau specialist?
Posted on Minxeats.com.