Chopped

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (7)

  • Katie Rosenhouse: Even when I'm cooking savory things, I can't make anything without incorporating a little bit of dessert.

  • Perry Pollaci: When I cook, I tend toward a little bit of heat. I like a little zip in my food.

  • Sandy Davis: My favorite thing to do is to take common, ordinary food and dress it up; I call it Texas French.

  • Summer Kriegshauser: There's a lot you can do with a lot of different foods, and you don't have to cut up a pig to do it.

  • Michael Proietti: I want to win so bad, I will kill a litter of puppies to win.

  • Geoffrey Zakarian: Is that Mexican duck? Aarón Sánchez: I want you to taste what's gonna do you in. (Geoffrey tastes the slice of duck that Aarón hands to him.) Geoffrey Zakarian: It's very Lower East Side.

  • Aarón Sánchez: What differentiates me from my colleagues is I'm a Mexican - not a Mexi-can't.

Notes (38)

  • The returning champions in this round are from these previous Chopped episodes:
    Octopus, Duck, Animal Crackers
    Mac & Cheese, Cola, Bacon
    Strawberries, Turkey and Gummi Bears
    A Prickly Situation

     

  • The returning champions in this round are from these previous Chopped episodes:
    Tofu, Blueberries, Oysters
    Banana, Collard Greens, Grits
    Mac & Cheese, Cola, Bacon
    Chocolate, Mussels and Figs

  • The returning champions in this round are from these previous Chopped episodes:
    Avocado, Tahini, Bran Flakes
    Banana, Collard Greens, Grits
    Jumbo Shrimp, Pepperoncini, Cereal
    A Wish Upon a Starfruit

  • The returning champions in the final round are from these previous Chopped episodes:
    String Cheese, Jicama, Gingersnaps
    High Hopes
    A Wish Upon a Starfruit
    Buckwheat Blunders and Twists of Fate

  • The chefs were given an entire, 12-pound turkey in the Entrée round; therefore, they were allowed 45 minutes during that round instead of the usual 30 minutes.

  • The runners-up in this episode are from these previous Chopped episodes:
    Octopus, Duck, Animal Crackers
    Avocado, Tahini, Bran Flakes
    Jumbo Shrimp, Pepperoncini, Cereal
    Strawberries, Turkey and Gummi Bears


  • To mark the grilling theme of the episode, the competing chefs wore flame-patterned aprons.

  • The runners-up in this episode are from these previous Chopped episodes:
    Pretty Please with a Pepper on Top
    Pods, Grills and Sticky Fingers
    Sticking to It
    Flower Power

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Trivia (561)

  • Appetizer Basket:
    Baby Octopus
    Bok Choy
    Oyster Sauce
    Smoked Paprika

  • Entrée Basket:
    Duck Breast
    Green Onions
    Ginger
    Honey

  • Dessert Basket:
    Prunes
    Animal Crackers
    Cream Cheese

  • Appetizer Basket:
    Firm Tofu
    Tomato Paste
    Prosciutto

  • Entrée Basket:
    Daikon
    Pork Loin
    Napa Cabbage
    Thai Chiles
    Blue Point Oysters

  • Dessert Basket:
    Phyllo Dough
    Gorgonzola
    Pineapple Rings
    Blueberries

  • Appetizer Basket:
    Lump Crap Meat
    Dried Shiitake Mushrooms
    Pink Grapefruit
    Bran Cereal

  • Entrée Basket:
    Ground Beef
    Cannellini Beans
    Tahini Paste
    Grape Jelly

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Allusions (5)

  • Pretty Please with Sugar on Top
    The title of this episode is a pun on the popular saying.

  • A Sticky Situation
    The title of this episode is a play on the phrase, which is used to describe a difficult situation.

  • A Wish Upon a Star
    The title of this episode is a pun on the title of this song, from the 1940s animated film Pinocchio.

  • My Funny Valentine
    The title of this episode is a pun on the name of the 1937 show tune.

  • Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
    The title of this episode is a pun on the name of the horror novel by Robert Louis Stevenson.