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2013-10-12 09:36:37 AM
It wasn't Midwest Master Chef.
 
2013-10-12 09:38:18 AM
troll headline is troll

submittard would be demolished by any of the kids on the show
 
2013-10-12 09:43:34 AM
I wanna see the the Nike Shoe Assembling Championships featuring Chinese children next!! The winner gets an extra bowl of rice and we get hours of great entertainment!
 
2013-10-12 09:45:42 AM
Then they need a show called "Jr. Executive", where 6 year-olds are thrust into the high-pressure stakes of international finance. My money is on Bobby. What a hoot it will be!
 
2013-10-12 09:50:09 AM
Can't do it. Watching 11 year olds speak like 40 year olds is one of those things that inexplicably makes my skin crawl.

Rachel Ray and Guy Fieri did it on Food Network first a couple of months ago (I don't know if they technically did it first but it aired first) and they weren't even the most insufferable element of that show. That's how bad it was.
 
ecl
2013-10-12 09:50:34 AM

bwilson27: Then they need a show called "Jr. Executive", where 6 year-olds are thrust into the high-pressure stakes of international finance. My money is on Bobby. What a hoot it will be!


You're a troll.

You would be demolished by any of the kids on the show
 
2013-10-12 09:56:01 AM

ecl: bwilson27: Then they need a show called "Jr. Executive", where 6 year-olds are thrust into the high-pressure stakes of international finance. My money is on Bobby. What a hoot it will be!

You're a troll.

You would be demolished by any of the kids on the show


Demolished? Who are these kids,  privileged little twerps or the the Malachi's?
 
2013-10-12 10:02:53 AM
i sure as fark cant cook a beef wellington.  fark those kids.
 
2013-10-12 10:10:25 AM

Leader O'Cola: troll headline is troll

submittard would be demolished by any of the kids on the show


To be fair, they were given all the ingredients for last night's challenge, and instructed how to cook it immediately before. Trollmitter may actually be a chef in Hell's Kitchen.
 
2013-10-12 10:12:04 AM

The Great EZE: Can't do it. Watching 11 year olds speak like 40 year olds is one of those things that inexplicably makes my skin crawl.

Rachel Ray and Guy Fieri did it on Food Network first a couple of months ago (I don't know if they technically did it first but it aired first) and they weren't even the most insufferable element of that show. That's how bad it was.


I agree completely. I find those kids deeply creepy for some reason I can't explain.
 
2013-10-12 10:17:50 AM

Once and Future Lurker: The Great EZE: Can't do it. Watching 11 year olds speak like 40 year olds is one of those things that inexplicably makes my skin crawl.

Rachel Ray and Guy Fieri did it on Food Network first a couple of months ago (I don't know if they technically did it first but it aired first) and they weren't even the most insufferable element of that show. That's how bad it was.

I agree completely. I find those kids deeply creepy for some reason I can't explain.


I haven't watched this show. Are they like the little kids in scripted movies and TV shows who are always wise beyond their years and say things that kids don't ever say?
 
2013-10-12 10:18:41 AM

Once and Future Lurker: The Great EZE: Can't do it. Watching 11 year olds speak like 40 year olds is one of those things that inexplicably makes my skin crawl.

Rachel Ray and Guy Fieri did it on Food Network first a couple of months ago (I don't know if they technically did it first but it aired first) and they weren't even the most insufferable element of that show. That's how bad it was.

I agree completely. I find those kids deeply creepy for some reason I can't explain.


Because they're more skilled with a knife and more experienced in the ways of preparing flesh for consumption than you will ever be?

/Sweet dreams.
 
ecl
2013-10-12 10:21:32 AM

dj_spanmaster: Leader O'Cola: troll headline is troll

submittard would be demolished by any of the kids on the show

To be fair, they were given all the ingredients for last night's challenge, and instructed how to cook it immediately before. Trollmitter may actually be a chef in Hell's Kitchen.


Children are smarter and more capable than Leader O'Cola ergo children are smarter than anyone on Fark. Flawed logic, projection, yes sir that L'oCola guy has it all.
 
2013-10-12 10:23:44 AM
Yes basically. One kid even wore booster glasses with no lenses all season.
 
2013-10-12 10:23:59 AM

milkyshirt: Once and Future Lurker: The Great EZE: Can't do it. Watching 11 year olds speak like 40 year olds is one of those things that inexplicably makes my skin crawl.

Rachel Ray and Guy Fieri did it on Food Network first a couple of months ago (I don't know if they technically did it first but it aired first) and they weren't even the most insufferable element of that show. That's how bad it was.

I agree completely. I find those kids deeply creepy for some reason I can't explain.

I haven't watched this show. Are they like the little kids in scripted movies and TV shows who are always wise beyond their years and say things that kids don't ever say?


Yep. But unlike scripted movies and TV shows they also have moments that remind you they're little kids (like crying when things go wrong and exhibiting awkward body language) so you don't even have the element of escapism that comes with perfectly scripted characters.

They're misfits. It's not the nicest thing to say in this age of boosted self-esteem but it's true: they're misfits. I was a misfit at their age so I know the symptoms. It doesn't mean they're not going to be great successes and have splendid adulthoods one day. But right now they're at a point where their physical age hasn't caught up with their mental age and it makes for truly unsettling TV.
 
2013-10-12 10:25:21 AM
Uh yeah. Hipster glasses.
 
2013-10-12 10:28:04 AM

ecl: dj_spanmaster: Leader O'Cola: troll headline is troll

submittard would be demolished by any of the kids on the show

To be fair, they were given all the ingredients for last night's challenge, and instructed how to cook it immediately before. Trollmitter may actually be a chef in Hell's Kitchen.

Children are smarter and more capable than Leader O'Cola ergo children are smarter than anyone on Fark. Flawed logic, projection, yes sir that L'oCola guy has it all.


quite the fail there.
 
2013-10-12 10:28:27 AM

The Great EZE: milkyshirt: Once and Future Lurker: The Great EZE: Can't do it. Watching 11 year olds speak like 40 year olds is one of those things that inexplicably makes my skin crawl.

Rachel Ray and Guy Fieri did it on Food Network first a couple of months ago (I don't know if they technically did it first but it aired first) and they weren't even the most insufferable element of that show. That's how bad it was.

I agree completely. I find those kids deeply creepy for some reason I can't explain.

I haven't watched this show. Are they like the little kids in scripted movies and TV shows who are always wise beyond their years and say things that kids don't ever say?

Yep. But unlike scripted movies and TV shows they also have moments that remind you they're little kids (like crying when things go wrong and exhibiting awkward body language) so you don't even have the element of escapism that comes with perfectly scripted characters.

They're misfits. It's not the nicest thing to say in this age of boosted self-esteem but it's true: they're misfits. I was a misfit at their age so I know the symptoms. It doesn't mean they're not going to be great successes and have splendid adulthoods one day. But right now they're at a point where their physical age hasn't caught up with their mental age and it makes for truly unsettling TV.


and that one girl keeps rocking the stupid inflatable ears.  autism, autism everywhere.  i keed, its fun mindless TV that reminds me that i will never be able to cook anything more than a papa murphys pizza.
 
2013-10-12 10:39:11 AM
Read the headline as "Masterchief Junior" and lol'd
www.geekwire.com

/I need sleep
 
2013-10-12 10:49:17 AM

RectalFury: It wasn't Midwest Master Chef.


i1.ytimg.com
 
2013-10-12 10:58:15 AM

The Great EZE: milkyshirt: Once and Future Lurker: The Great EZE: Can't do it. Watching 11 year olds speak like 40 year olds is one of those things that inexplicably makes my skin crawl.

Rachel Ray and Guy Fieri did it on Food Network first a couple of months ago (I don't know if they technically did it first but it aired first) and they weren't even the most insufferable element of that show. That's how bad it was.

I agree completely. I find those kids deeply creepy for some reason I can't explain.

I haven't watched this show. Are they like the little kids in scripted movies and TV shows who are always wise beyond their years and say things that kids don't ever say?

Yep. But unlike scripted movies and TV shows they also have moments that remind you they're little kids (like crying when things go wrong and exhibiting awkward body language) so you don't even have the element of escapism that comes with perfectly scripted characters.


They are asked leading questions so that the producers get the tone and narrative they are looking for I don't think it's scripted.  Kids are usually terrible actors and it's usually painfully obvious when they are reciting lines.  I don't get that vibe from any of these kids, even the 9 year olds.


They're misfits. It's not the nicest thing to say in this age of boosted self-esteem but it's true: they're misfits. I was a misfit at their age so I know the symptoms. It doesn't mean they're not going to be great successes and have splendid adulthoods one day. But right now they're at a point where their physical age hasn't caught up with their mental age and it makes for truly unsettling TV.

I think you nailed it.  These kids are obsessed with food in the same way other kids obsess over video games or boy bands.  It's not typical but not unheard of.  Whether that creeps you out is up to you.
 
2013-10-12 10:58:45 AM
Hey Fox, the only reason most people watch your channel is because most don't have cable and forced to watch whatever crap you put on TV. That doesn't mean its good, FYI.

/Baseball is the only reason to watch Fox on mute, otherwise the history of dog shiat is more interesting then anything they have on TV
 
2013-10-12 11:06:21 AM

Misconduc: Hey Fox, the only reason most people watch your channel is because most don't have cable and forced to watch whatever crap you put on TV. That doesn't mean its good, FYI.

/Baseball is the only reason to watch Fox on mute, otherwise the history of dog shiat is more interesting then anything they have on TV


Detroit and Boston at 5:07 pm PDT!
 
2013-10-12 11:21:51 AM
Sounds like lunch.
 
Ant
2013-10-12 12:32:20 PM

milkyshirt: Are they like the little kids in scripted movies and TV shows who are always wise beyond their years and say things that kids don't ever say?


Real kids actually do say some pretty profound stuff on occasion.
 
2013-10-12 01:08:30 PM
I think everybody watches it to see if Gordon Ramsay will go nuclear on an eight-year-old.
 
2013-10-12 01:08:33 PM
If Gordon Ramsey isn't collecting a scalp an episode, I won't bother.
 
2013-10-12 01:09:17 PM

Leader O'Cola: troll headline is troll

submittard would be demolished by any of the kids on the show


I'm pretty sure subby was just making a joke. Man, kids' cooking shows, srs bsns.

/No, I'm not subby.
 
2013-10-12 03:08:10 PM

Ant: milkyshirt: Are they like the little kids in scripted movies and TV shows who are always wise beyond their years and say things that kids don't ever say?

Real kids actually do say some pretty profound stuff on occasion.


I'm aware. My kids are really verbal and often say things I've never heard kids say before. But they really go overboard with it in movies and television a lot of the time. It can be disconcerting.
 
2013-10-12 04:39:46 PM

Mega Steve: Read the headline as "Masterchief Junior" and lol'd
[www.geekwire.com image 850x564]

/I need sleep


Isn't it rather late for the little guy?

Better get him back home & stick him on the food nipple.
 
2013-10-12 04:46:04 PM
I'm waiting for Slow Kids, Fast Animals.
 
2013-10-12 04:55:41 PM
I started off thinking it was a bad case of stage mothering, but the kids have been genuinely nice to each other compared to the adult contestants. It's a breath of fresh air to see the normally abusive Ramsey take a gentle tone with the kids.

As for the commentary speculating on the kids being aspies or misfits, seriously, just die in a fire.
 
2013-10-12 05:29:12 PM
The kids are better cooks than some of the adults he's had on the "real" version of the show, and it's a hell of a lot more fun to watch; Ramsey has a raft of kids himself, so he knows how to deal with them; only Joe ends up coming off as patronizing at times
 
2013-10-12 05:44:13 PM

Dwight_Yeast: The kids are better cooks than some of the adults he's had on the "real" version of the show,


You guys don't think they're really going to embarrass the kids by broadcasting their embarrassments, or even putting them in a position to be embarrassed, do you? I mean, they may be talented cooks but comparing them to adults is silly. Same with the "preteen entrepreneurs" they sometimes prop up on Shark Tank or our very own business tab. You can publicize the failures of children. It's bad for the morale.
 
2013-10-12 05:45:45 PM

The Great EZE: You guys don't think they're really going to embarrass the kids by broadcasting their embarrassments mistakes, or even putting them in a position to be embarrassed


FTFM: Overuse of the same word in one sentence is...embarrassing.
 
2013-10-12 06:08:19 PM

bwilson27: ecl: bwilson27: Then they need a show called "Jr. Executive", where 6 year-olds are thrust into the high-pressure stakes of international finance. My money is on Bobby. What a hoot it will be!

You're a troll.

You would be demolished by any of the kids on the show

Demolished? Who are these kids,  privileged little twerps or the the Malachi's?


One of them suggested that the dishes of the other chefs be put on the Enterprise to be hauled away.
 
2013-10-12 06:23:05 PM
i watched the first one with my kids tonight and we loved it.

there has to be some pre-show preparation of menu. there is zero chance those kids are pulling those menus off off the top of their head.
 
2013-10-12 06:27:40 PM
Reality TV is phony, manipulative and exploitative enough when supposedly rational adults star in these things. Seeing them Inflict this bullshiat on children just pisses me off.
 
2013-10-12 07:41:34 PM
Meanwhile in regular Masterchef news....

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20745048,00.html
 
2013-10-12 07:50:35 PM

Anonymous Bosch: Reality TV is phony, manipulative and exploitative enough when supposedly rational adults star in these things. Seeing them Inflict this bullshiat on children just pisses me off.


It's MasterChef, not Survivor. Kids or adults, all you're doing is cooking stuff for three snobs. At its worse they just create dramatic characters for a couple of the "contestants" to play for ratings (hi, Krissi and Bri). But most of time it's just a longer drawn-out version of "Chopped."
 
2013-10-13 12:20:25 AM

milkyshirt: Once and Future Lurker: The Great EZE: Can't do it. Watching 11 year olds speak like 40 year olds is one of those things that inexplicably makes my skin crawl.

Rachel Ray and Guy Fieri did it on Food Network first a couple of months ago (I don't know if they technically did it first but it aired first) and they weren't even the most insufferable element of that show. That's how bad it was.

I agree completely. I find those kids deeply creepy for some reason I can't explain.

I haven't watched this show. Are they like the little kids in scripted movies and TV shows who are always wise beyond their years and say things that kids don't ever say?


It feels more like they're children whose parents have forced them to cook since they were 3.  You know the type of kid who's reasonably, if not exceptionally, intelligent, whose parents make sure they're in every extracurricular activity possible and make sure that they go above and beyond what would be expected of them in everything, who basically don't have a childhood but have more like an early career.

Ever seen Breaking Bad?  They remind me of Jesse's little brother.
 
2013-10-13 12:26:16 AM

LrdPhoenix: It feels more like they're children whose parents have forced them to cook since they were 3. You know the type of kid who's reasonably, if not exceptionally, intelligent, whose parents make sure they're in every extracurricular activity possible and make sure that they go above and beyond what would be expected of them in everything, who basically don't have a childhood but have more like an early career.


^^THIS^^

I like Masterchef and watch the Jr ones too but have no illusions about the pedigree of these trust fund endowed kids and their rich parents who have the resources to send their kids to private school and cooking lessons with professional chefs.
 
2013-10-13 12:41:42 PM
The best thing about the show is that the kids are not a bunch of whiny asshats like the adults in the regular version. These kids cheer each other on and get genuinely sad when one of them gets kicked off.

Plus, there is no Christie to look at, so it's already a lot better than last season of regular MasterChef.
 
2013-10-13 01:08:10 PM

LrdPhoenix: milkyshirt: Once and Future Lurker: The Great EZE: Can't do it. Watching 11 year olds speak like 40 year olds is one of those things that inexplicably makes my skin crawl.

Rachel Ray and Guy Fieri did it on Food Network first a couple of months ago (I don't know if they technically did it first but it aired first) and they weren't even the most insufferable element of that show. That's how bad it was.

I agree completely. I find those kids deeply creepy for some reason I can't explain.

I haven't watched this show. Are they like the little kids in scripted movies and TV shows who are always wise beyond their years and say things that kids don't ever say?

It feels more like they're children whose parents have forced them to cook since they were 3.  You know the type of kid who's reasonably, if not exceptionally, intelligent, whose parents make sure they're in every extracurricular activity possible and make sure that they go above and beyond what would be expected of them in everything, who basically don't have a childhood but have more like an early career.



Yes, because it has been prophesied since their birth that one day Gordon Ramsay would make a cooking show with kids in it so they had better whip those kids into shape right away.

I'm pretty sure if I was going to push my kid into a career, it wouldn't be one where most people make around $20/hr.
 
2013-10-13 02:09:06 PM

Persnickety: LrdPhoenix: milkyshirt: Once and Future Lurker: The Great EZE: Can't do it. Watching 11 year olds speak like 40 year olds is one of those things that inexplicably makes my skin crawl.

Rachel Ray and Guy Fieri did it on Food Network first a couple of months ago (I don't know if they technically did it first but it aired first) and they weren't even the most insufferable element of that show. That's how bad it was.

I agree completely. I find those kids deeply creepy for some reason I can't explain.

I haven't watched this show. Are they like the little kids in scripted movies and TV shows who are always wise beyond their years and say things that kids don't ever say?

It feels more like they're children whose parents have forced them to cook since they were 3.  You know the type of kid who's reasonably, if not exceptionally, intelligent, whose parents make sure they're in every extracurricular activity possible and make sure that they go above and beyond what would be expected of them in everything, who basically don't have a childhood but have more like an early career.


Yes, because it has been prophesied since their birth that one day Gordon Ramsay would make a cooking show with kids in it so they had better whip those kids into shape right away.

I'm pretty sure if I was going to push my kid into a career, it wouldn't be one where most people make around $20/hr.


It's less that they're in an early cooking career, and more like they're in an early everything career.  Those sorts of parents don't just focus on one thing, they focus on everything.  Music, art, cooking, science, writing, sports, engineering; you name it and I bet they do it.
 
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