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Iron Chef Lite?

Saddleoflamb | Feb 11, 2009 05:59 AM

While surfing last night happened to catch bits of an FN show called Chopped. Four chefs battling through three elimination rounds, with baskets of mystery ingredients.
App/first course round, entree, dessert. After each round a contestant/chef was "chopped"/eliminated.
Didn't watch from beginning to end , but tuned back in once and awhile out of morbid curiousity....akin to watching an accident unfold before me.........ie one of the chefs dropping a piece of beef shoulder he was pounding on to flatten/tenderize.....it flew off the cutting board onto the set's floor......he blithely proceeds to pick up the errant piece and tosses it back onto the cutting board......in full view of the panel of "expert" judges.....priceless.
Later I caught a soundbite of one of the judges asking if "this was the piece that hit the floor"?
So many more wonderful moments.......just wondering why ,or where they would find the contestants, and for that matter the judges.....I understand about exposure etc. etc, but not really sure what they're going for here........I found it more laughable than anything else.......I don't really watch the network much anymore, and was wondering if I'm missing something about this show.........is it as tongue in cheek as I think it is.......or is it a woeful offering to fill a time slot?

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