Good Eats

Season 9 Episode 1

Give Peas a Chance

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jun 01, 2005 on Food Network
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Episode Summary

When little Stevie is "possessed" by a loathing for peas, his parents' last hope is Alton Brown, food phobia specialist, who will prove that the family tradition of grey, mushy peas need not be passed on. Recipes featured in this episode: - Green Peas with Cheese and Herbs - Split Pea Burgers - Curried Split Pea Soupmoreless

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (8)

    • QUOTES (0)

    • NOTES (2)

      • The house in this episode is actually Alton's own residence at the time, located in Marietta, Georgia. He sold the house in 2006.

      • This episode was the first of the season and ushered in a new set of cameras. Alton and the crew played with the camera with one episode last season, and we got to see the different cameras from shot to shot. It now looks as though they're only going to be using the new cameras, which result in a different picture.

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • The Exorcist
        This episode is liberally, ah, salted with references to horror landmark "The Exorcist". These include a child who growls and throws up peas, as Linda Blair famously did. There's also Alton, approaching the home of this child in black coat and hat, as the exorcists did in the film. There's music - a curious fusion of Oldfield's "Tubular Bells" (the Exorcist theme) and the Good Eats theme. In another scene, we see the child's head spin completely around -- from his perspective. Blair's head spun completely around in the film. And finally, there is mention of how pea soup was actually used in the film.

      • Give Peas a Chance
        The title is a play on "Give Peace a Chance", John Lennon's song of protest against the Vietnam War. Recorded by the Plastic Ono Band (John and Yoko Ono), it is often mistakenly identified with the Beatles.