Good Eats

Season 9 Episode 5

Power Trip

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jul 27, 2005 on Food Network
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Episode Summary

AB looks at the nutritional challenges then concocts a protein bar, an "energy" bar, and a very healthy puffed rice treat that is also "crispy". Recipes featured in this episode: Granola Bars, Protein Bars, and Brown Rice Crispy Bar.

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  • Dump those expensive energy bars and make your own!

    I kind of liked the idea of this episode, instead of spending your money on "factory-made" energy bars, make your own for less money. Not only do you save money with this, you will likely get more nutrition in each bite this way.

    This episode involved two allusions to other shows. One was the horse-galloping sound made with coconuts, as in Monty Python. The second was their own little Hannibal Lecter scene, from The Silence of the Lambs. The coconut one was funny, but the Hannibal Lecter scene was just great; it was both hilarious and well-acted.

    Ab tries to re-do three bars: Granola Bar, Protein Bar, and Rice Crispy Bar. My main beef with AB is the last one. Rice Crispies aren't meant to be a healthy thing - they're meant to be a treat, like cookies or ice cream.moreless

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    • Alton Brown: "Thank you, Thing"
      A disembodied hand hands an ingredient to Alton Brown, and he says "Thank you, Thing!". Thing was the disembodied hand-in-box that did similar favors for The Addams Family.

    • Early on in the episode, they pay homage to a scene famous in The Silence of the Lambs, where Cocoa Carl (this episode spells his name as Koko Karl), is locked up in prison, similar to that of Hannibal Lecter.

    • Alton's knight flashback

      In the episode,Alton has a flashback where he is a knight walking around while his servant banged two coconuts together, making it sound like a horse gallop. This is reference to the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail in which King Arthur and his Knights pretended to ride horses while their servants banged coconuts together.