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(SFGate)   Iron Chef USA debuts tonight on UPN, William Shatner hosts. Another great show ruined by America   ( divider line
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2001-11-16 05:37:06 PM  
And..............the............secret ingredient is......................... eel farts.
2001-11-16 05:38:17 PM  
didnt we cover this yesterday?
2001-11-16 05:41:58 PM  
Marq: heh. good stuff.

This is going to suck. the Japanese show is sooooo good. Americans always fark things up.
2001-11-16 05:44:43 PM  
Damn. I was really looking forward to this with great hope. It looks terrible. I'm still going to watch it though.
2001-11-16 05:45:48 PM  
I thought it ruled when Bobby Flay kicked the Iron chefs butt!!! I think he went overboard jumping up on the counter though...he could have busted his ass and we all know safety is very important. yeh men with knives.
2001-11-16 05:45:56 PM  
Isn't Iron Chef just a little 'over the top' melodramatic for a classically trained actor like Shatner?
2001-11-16 05:49:08 PM  
Hmmm... Mr. Chef, you get that vegatable oil on priceline? If not, I could have saved you a bundle!
2001-11-16 05:49:17 PM  
As a proud Canadian I am glad to say that William Shatner has moved to Los Angeles.
2001-11-16 05:50:11 PM  
Damn you UPN, Damn you straight to hell. Why can't you just not fark this one up?!?

If they just had Kaga they could save this whole thing.
2001-11-16 05:54:16 PM  
It's butchery, I tells ya... sheer unmitigated butchery. Nothing can match the poise and charmisma of Chairman Kaga... and Shatner?!!? Someone down at UPN is snortin' some crazy-@$$ anthrax-- I mean, uh, non-descript white powder!
2001-11-16 05:54:47 PM  
Give it a chance, the original was WAY OVER THE TOP. So much pomp and circumstance around cooking. What does Shatner do better than ANYONE ? OVERACT :) He could be the one that retains the 'flavour' of the original show.

On the other hand this could end up smelling like really bad sushi....
2001-11-16 05:57:56 PM  
America always ruins great shows.
2001-11-16 06:02:30 PM  
how could you say that it is being ruined?!!?! Shatner is the pimp, and i for one could not have picked a better host to be the counterpart to the chairman.

i will now go light candles in shaters honor now
2001-11-16 06:03:18 PM  
2001-11-16 06:12:46 PM  
The show may be interesting, but who in their right mind eats that kind of sh!t?
2001-11-16 06:23:14 PM the suck
2001-11-16 06:25:33 PM  
Hopefully he'll at least bite the pepper at the
beginning of the show.

"Shatner-san?" "Yes.....Ota...........GO!!!!!!"
2001-11-16 06:25:47 PM  
Obviously with my screen name, I am the final authority to judge.

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William Shatner, Bad.

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Chairman Kaga, Good.

May his cuisine reign supreme!
2001-11-16 06:26:33 PM  
Not at all sober, do not flame

Iron Chef rocks, Shatner rocks. Put them togethe you get suck. Who wants todo the math on this one.

Wish the iron chef could make me something that will take awayb my drunkenmess
2001-11-16 06:27:40 PM  
I mean.....

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Kaga Good!
2001-11-16 06:28:56 PM  
Another minus: the evil Bruce Vilanch is one of the judges
2001-11-16 06:30:28 PM  
(not that W"F"S is a minus imho. i confess to 0wning
a signed copy #1 of the TekWar comic book, for example)
2001-11-16 06:31:29 PM  
Dang... when I saw the ad for this on TV this morning I was totally looking forward to getting to see Iron Chef again finally. But I'm not gonna even bother now...
2001-11-16 06:34:39 PM  
I just want to see Shatner do another monkey-dance like on Conan earlier this week. I really hope this show doesn't suck as bad as it probably will.
2001-11-16 06:37:59 PM  
The secret incredient will probably be Shatner farts.

TJ Cooker!!
2001-11-16 06:45:32 PM  
If memory serves me correct...

At least when it was Japanese, we could say: "yeah, well - it's Japaenese, that explains everything."

Now we have to say "Is that Shatner?!"

Anyway, bang a gong, we are on.
2001-11-16 06:48:13 PM  
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2001-11-16 06:51:43 PM  
funny... I thought the original was awful and vague about ingredients as well
2001-11-16 06:55:51 PM  
"could not have picked a better host ..."


Can you imagine Walken?
2001-11-16 07:00:18 PM  
I wonder if he's going to bite into a pepper like Kaga does and makes that face to hold back his laughter.
2001-11-16 07:05:45 PM  
It's gonna be Crap-Tastic!
2001-11-16 07:09:57 PM  
If we can't say something we haven't even seen yet was ruined by Americans, the terrorists have already won.
2001-11-16 07:19:44 PM  
RyeDragon: flay didnt beat the iron chef. he just stood up on the table for a crowd reaction. cuz hes a dumbass.
2001-11-16 07:19:50 PM  
Finally something I submit gets posted. The original Iron Chef was great, The Iron Chef on FoodNetwork with the crappy dubbing was ok and now UPN will kill the show off, so sad. Why the hell is UPN even on the air?
2001-11-16 07:22:27 PM  
Bobby Flay may be able to cook, but he overdoes almost everything I saw an episode of a show he did with a "good old boy" from the South. He made a mango barbecue sauce. WTF?
2001-11-16 07:25:02 PM  
Is this the first case of a Fark photoshop actually affecting the UPN schedule?
2001-11-16 07:37:25 PM  
Anyone who watched Shatner on Conan a while ago must realize that Shatner's lost it. He did some crazy dance, he got really pissed off, and he talked about how an alien saved him when he was lost in the desert. Oh yea, and that clip for Iron Chef USA was really creepy. It's just... creepy. Shatner looked like he was high during the entire Iron Chef opening credits they showed. Good stuff.

Speaking of Conan, who saw farkin' Mr. T on Conan Thursday? Hell yea.
2001-11-16 07:42:30 PM  
I have Japanese friends who thought that the ORIGINAL show was everything this guy claims the USA version is. And they were huge fans. Same goes for me.

Octopus Battle!
2001-11-16 08:50:46 PM  
The fake clapping that was heard in America's Funniest Home Videos must be dropped from this show.. it's annoying.
2001-11-16 09:30:32 PM  
BAHHHHH!!!! They said GONADS
2001-11-16 09:31:11 PM  
for that matter, they said WALKEN too =)
2001-11-16 09:32:20 PM  
Well halfway throught and amazingly Shatner isn't the worst part.

They seem to have some good ideas but the presentation is horrible. I get the sense that the show was ruined in editing.

Oh, and Iron Chef American is a total jackass. Also, I could have sworn that one of the anouncers quoted Walken. Weird.
2001-11-16 09:44:02 PM  
God, there's waaay too many distractions in this show. It might be good if they showed what the hell the chefs were cooking. Ah well, I'm happy with the Japanese version anyway (which comes on Food Network right after this trainwreck!).
2001-11-16 09:44:14 PM  
Where do you start with this show? It's pathetic. They've got the announcers wearing throwback Monday Night Football blazers. Shatner is screaming 10-9-8... Crowd noise blaring. It definitely reeks of eel farts.
2001-11-16 09:49:00 PM  
"How did you get the hole in the top of the crab?"

Maybe if you'd kept the goddamn cameras on the food instead of the crowd and my goddamn face you'd know. Bastards.

Man, this show makes me angry.
2001-11-16 09:55:05 PM  
"Let's see her eat that again in slow motion."


Fark it. Gonna watch the real one on Food Network.
2001-11-16 10:06:17 PM  
challenger should have won....

the Shat was less than terrible....

Counterfeit IronChef....BEGONE
2001-11-16 10:13:53 PM  
On the Food Network it certainly is a high class show. They wouldn't let Shat and his rug anywhere near the bean sprouts.
2001-11-16 10:14:43 PM  
Wow, the one on Food Network right now is great.

Kandagawa: "You look healthy! You've got a glow!"
Kaga: "..."
2001-11-16 10:26:48 PM  
It wasn't that bad. But, the Iron Chef American is a total cheesedick.
Still, you just can't top the original.
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