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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by sharkster, Aug 14, 2012.
Yes. Yes, we did.
I think there was something cut from the show for that - it's obvious there was supposed to be some clip about too-small baths or something.
Last night's was OK...it felt rushed and didn't seem to cover as much as Kitchen Nightmares usually does.
I really was hoping he would tell that guy to shave his head.
I only caught the last few seconds but it made me cry
And we had another naked shot of Ramsay. Is that going to be the show's weird, consistent thing now?
It's this show's version of him changing into his chef's jacket.
I don't know about "staged," but keep in mind that the producers have been accepting "nominations" for hotels to be on the show since last September. It's not as if Ramsay suddenly appears unexpectedly at the hotel.
GF was tearing up about Scooter.
I tried to explain that to her, but she never watches Kitchen Nightmares, so she didn't get it. Not that I get it either - but at least I have a point of reference.
I really wish they would take the VOX off the intro. If it was just that music without the vox, it would be fine.
Reports from the Juniper Inn (8/13-14) seem to be that, while the hotel is as bad as ever, the restaurant seems to be getting favorable reviews. There also seems to be a problem concerning package deals booked through Travel Zoo.
The Cambridge Hotel (8/20) was foreclosed earlier this year, and the property auctioned off on June 15. (The bank that held the mortgage bought it for $300,000, which is still almost $200,000 less than what was owed on the note.) The local paper says that Ramsay made a dramatic improvement to the hotel, but the delay in airing the show may have hurt it.
I don't think that was ever in doubt. All shows have appeals for candidates in the press (trade papers, mostly) and even during/at the end of the show as it airs.
Even Restaurant:Impossible has this at the end.
I know that the episode of Kitchen Nightmares featuring an Indian restaurant in Manhattan was actually closed by health officials before it was filmed. The show gave the impression that it was still open and even showed a service!
On another point...
There was a note on the screen at the end that said the Cambridge was closed in June due to the bank calling in the debt. It also said that Scooter was looking forward to go to school (or something like that).
Found Scooter's Facebook-
And a teeny bit of an interview-
And I really liked how Gordon said he only wanted a loaf of bread as payment for his help. That was nice.
I hope we somehow get a Scooter update once he graduates.
That was a shame that the place got shut down after Ramsay seemed to make a difference.
Hopefully Ramsay gets around to fixing hotels that at least aren't so close to shutting down...
Would be nice if they spent several episodes duing the season revisiting those fixed hotels. Perhaps as a post-season wrap up episode.
Our Fox station was crapping out so much I didn't get to see very much of it.
In the case of Cambridge, remember that they were under the impression that the show would air in April, before Fox moved it to early June (which still might have given it a chance to at least ask the bank to delay the foreclosure auction) and then to mid-August.
Was that the Indian/Irish/Something Else restaurant? If so, I can see why. There were bugs everywhere. One scene showed a produce fridge where roaches had invaded the seal around the door and came pouring out of a crack. Ugh.
I wish he wouldn't go for the freakshows as much. When you have an owner who allows the kitchen to covered in mold and grime and infested with bugs, there's no fix possible. If he doesn't realize that situation is unacceptable, Rasmsey telling him isn't going to help. I much prefer the episodes where the owners are just overwhelmed or inexperienced and he shows them better ways of doing it. Then you can see there really is a chance for success. But for the freakshow it will never work out.
I didn't know about all that- that's unfortunate.
I can't imagine the frustration the owners and staff were feeling while waiting.
Not that you want to allow things to get to the point where your future hangs on whether or not Fox airs a teevee show, but still.
Umm, isn't that kind of the whole point, just like with Kitchen Nightmares?
(this show really is EXACTLY Kitchen Nightmares, but with hotels instead..)