Dinner: Impossible

Season 4 Episode 1

Disney Dinner Dash

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jul 02, 2008 on Food Network



  • Trivia

    • Dishes Served:

      Halibut Provençal
      Smoked Turkey Collard Greens
      Shrimp Scampi
      Mac and Cheese
      Salmon with Mango Mustard Glaze
      Flank Steak
      Shrimp Grits
      Short Ribs
      Creole Chicken
      Fried Chicken

      Asian Salad
      Pasta Salad
      Greek Salad (not shown)

      Pasta Marinara (not shown)
      Stir-Fried Vegetables (not shown)

      Crème Brûlée

  • Quotes

    • Jeff Henderson: I don't know if I can take another verbal whuppin' from Chef Robert today. (laughs) He's a big guy, I'm a big guy, but I'm gettin' old, man.

    • Kayla Williams: So, Robert, where did you learn this recipe for the salm– ?
      Robert: Where did I learn this?
      Kayla Williams: Yes.
      Robert: Right in this kitchen, right now. (Kayla laughs) It's called ingenuity at its best.

    • George: (about the EPCOT kitchen staff) These guys didn't think we were gonna make this much food; we're running out of items to cook here. Canned tomatoes are out, so I gotta go with fresh tomatoes. When I made the pasta salad, they didn't have broccoli. I think we threw 'em for a loop.

    • Jeff Henderson: One of my goals and ambitions now is anything to help at-risk young people, and inmates as well. I truly believe that all my blessings come from my give-back. I want to change lives through food.

  • Notes

    • This episode began a short season four, consisting of the previously recorded episodes with Robert Irvine before his resumé discrepancies were exposed. Food Network, which had done nominal promotion for the end of season three, did little to no ads for these episodes.

    • Also Featured:

      > TC Newman – Walt Disney World Ambassador
      > Kayla Williams – Disney Dreamers Academy
      > Malcolm Ransom – Disney Dreamers Academy
      > Jalen Grant – Disney Dreamers Academy
      > Troy Williams – Disney Dreamers Academy
      > Chef Jeff Henderson – Host, The Chef Jeff Project
      > Chef Ken League – EPCOT Catering
      > Les – Manager, Hydroponic Greenhouse at EPCOT

      Note: Jeff Henderson's program, delayed at least once from a Fall 2007 timeslot, was scheduled for an October 2008 premiere at the time of this broadcast.

    • Special Thanks to Walt Disney World

  • Allusions

    • Robert: I accomplished my last mission, and now, I'm goin' to Disney World!

      This references a popular advertising campaign by Disney wherein a team captain or wildly popular player on a winning team uttered the line above, substituting Disneyland where appropriate, after a Super Bowl or World Series win.

    • The title may be a play on the popular time-management videogame franchise Diner Dash, where Stacy must serve customers to complete levels and save her diners.