Kitchen Confidential

The Robbery

Season 1, Ep 9, Aired
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  • Episode Description
  • After a gang of armed robbers target Nolita, the restaurant runs low on patrons and several staff members begin to freak out. Jack, desperate for a revival, resorts to calling customers back without positive results. Steven throws a model party to turn their luck around but the crew realize that the models eat the food then vomit it back out again. In the end, Jack and the staff realize that if you are good at what you do, the customers will come back on their own.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Bonnie Somerville


  • Bradley Cooper

    Jack Bourdain

  • Jaime King


  • John Francis Daley


  • Owain Yeoman


  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • This episode has filler written all over it.

    By Yakira, Jun 22, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (15)

    • Steven: Think of the models, Jack. We have to help the models!
      Jack: Do you listen to yourself?
      Steven: I try not to.

    • Jack: I jinxed myself by enjoying my success. Steven: That's ridiculous! That's like saying the room is not filled with cupcakes and then we're up to our necks in cupcakes! Jack: Are you baked right now? Steven: A little, yeah.

    • Seth: (Looking into a bag with his winnings) Is that all twenty-eight thousand? Bookie: Yeah, as per you requested in small bills. So you can roll around in it.

    • (Mimi walks inside the kitchen looking distressed) Jack: Hey Mimi, why aren't you at Margie's table? Mimi: Because I can't take it anymore. She's making all these unreasonable demands and I'm being groped from all sides. It's like I fell into a tank at Sea World.

    • (After Jim saves Teddy from the robbers, Teddy feels he owes Jim) Teddy: (Teddy holds a knife in his hand) Here, it's high carbon Japanese steel with an ergonomic handle. Take it. Jim: Teddy. Gosh. I told you, you don't owe me anything, okay. I don't want your knives, I don't want anything. Except... Teddy: What? Tell me? Tell me what you want so I can finally be free, man. Jim: Teach me fugu. Teddy: Blowfish? No way. It's not even legal. It took me two years to get my fugu license and that's only good in Japan. Jim: You said I could have anything. Teddy: Not that. Or sex with me. Not those two things. Jim: You owe me. Teddy: (annoyed) I knew it.

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    Notes (2)

    • This episode features the second, and final appearance of Tony the hot dog vendor.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: May 19, 2006
      Norway: November 25, 2007
      Czech Republic: December 4, 2011 on Prima COOL

    Allusions (1)

    • Rambo When Steven tells Jack that he is a 'sous-chef, not Rambo' refers to the movie series, 'Rambo'. The story is about a Vietnam War veteran, played by Sylvester Stallone, who is skilled in guerrilla warfare. The film has been criticized for its strong, mindless violence.

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