Kitchen Confidential

Season 1 Episode 4

French Fight

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Aired Monday 8:30 PM Dec 05, 2005 on FOX
9.1
out of 10
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73 votes
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After Jack sees Nolita's menu on Michel's restaurant without asking permission, the two restaurants go head-to-head hoping to destroy their rivals restaurant. To make matters worse, Michel begins seducing Mimi much to Nolita's chagrin.

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  • I love Michael Vartan.

    9.6
    I love Michael Vartan. A lot. I really do. Putting him in this episode all by itself raised the quality of the show. Putting him on a show with former castmate Cooper, giving him a French accent, and setting him at war with Cooper just got them a 9.6 rating. Above average indeed.



    The comedy was better than ever before. John Cho's reality check was totally called for. I loved the bread guy. Funny. "My space will be respected." The creative cursing was as funny as the craziet stuff on The Sopranos. The only thing I wonder is what is Bourdain's problem with the French? He seemed to have a issue before the Michel ever stole his dish. Daley's reaction to the sack was priceless. His telling of his horror story of Frenchmen everywhere was even funnier. Every line Vartan had was so rich I occasionally had to pause my player so that I could stop laughing.



    "It is, how you say, on."

    "Is it the color that we spoke of?"moreless
  • LOL - a laugh between friends

    10
    This was such a funny episode - Hurray Mr Michael Vartan finally uses the accent of his native tongue.

    Some of the thing said ya just have to laugh.

    Michel: Well Jack, I must congratulate you on my imprisonment and my upcoming deportation. Jack: Michel, this went way farther than I've meant it to.

    Michel: No, no, no, maybe I deserved to have my life destroyed. After all, I did make a meat dish in the same manner as you, huh?

    Jack: Hey, you know what? You look great in that suit. I hope you enjoy it for the rest of your life.

    Michel: Oh, I will get my revenge.

    Jack: Yeah? I don't think so. But good luck. (tries to put the phone down) Did you, did you glue my hand to the phone?! The follow on to th and this scene is just so funny just a little odd.moreless
  • This episode was delicious. Michael Vartan guest staring and some hilarious bits.

    10
    Michael Vartan was hilarious "Your cuisine is caca!" it's really little lines here and there, facial expression and other physical situation that made all this epi wonderful. The actors are all amazing in that epi. And it's nice to here real French accents for once in an American show. Really, Fox ending the show in *this* precise episode doesn't make sense at all, it's the best one!
  • Well-written episode. Handsome men indulge in alpha-male behaviour because of a stolen receipt.

    9.0
    I'm sorry that this show didn't get its chance to really show its potential.



    This episode was a bit on the cheesy side, but the actors pulled off all right. I didn't quite understand the bit about the scary baker, which is why this episode doesn't get 10.0.



    I loved the "girlfriend-not my girlfriend" exchanges during the entire episode. I'm sad that we perhaps might not get to see what will happen between Jack and Mimi - it would be worth it for the bickering alone.



    Jim was again the poor abused guy in this ep - I was happy to see the other guys stand up for him.



    The unexpected end to the tale was one of those twists you just have to adore.moreless
  • A good episode thats fun and goofy

    8.0
    I know that this show doesn't have much longet to live, but I still sat down to watch this episode and really enjoyed myself. The whole thing was a lot of fun, with Jack Bourdain and his pirate crew of chefs waging war on a rival French resteraunt. Lots of goofy gags and one-liners in this one, with a majority of them scoring. Some I thought were too laboured (the spooky baker didn't make any sense, but the 'Silence of the Lambs' parody was pretty funny) but for the most it got laughs. On one hand, I can see how this show might have lost steam, but watching this episode I do wonder what might have been had 'Kitchen Confidential' been given a chance.

    Good stuff.moreless
Michael Vartan

Michael Vartan

Michel

Guest Star

David Aranovich

David Aranovich

Adam

Guest Star

Rebekah James

Rebekah James

Babette

Guest Star

Frank Alvarez

Frank Alvarez

Ramon

Recurring Role

Sam Pancake

Sam Pancake

Cameron

Recurring Role

John Cho

John Cho

Teddy

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)


    • When the Adam (The creepy baker) is pointing at Teddy, he is initially pointing with his left hand but in the next shot, he his pointing with his right hand.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Tanya: (The lights are out) Guys I'm really scared! Somebody hold me!
      Seth: Tanya? Tanya I'm here baby!
      Steven: Does that feel like Tanya to you?
      Teddy: How would he know what Tanya feels like?
      Seth: That's hurtful! It's dark and you're being hurtful.

    • Michel: Well Jack, I must congratulate you on my imprisonment and my upcoming deportation.
      Jack: Michel, this went way farther than I've meant it to.
      Michel: No, no, no, maybe I deserved to have my life destroyed. After all, I did make a meat dish in the same manner as you, huh?
      Jack: Hey, you know what? You look great in that suit. I hope you enjoy it for the rest of your life.
      Michel: Oh, I will get my revenge.
      Jack: Yeah? I don't think so. But good luck. (tries to put the phone down) Did you, did you glue my hand to the phone?!

    • Jack: Like nature, the restaurant business is brutal. If you can fight, steal and kill, you live for a while. But like nature, a restaurant can only survive in a long term by bearing fruit, great meals, and if you can't serve one, sooner or later, you die out. And try not to cheat on your taxes.

    • Steven: They poked our head waitress!
      Jim: Yeah, but didn't she enjoy it?
      Teddy: That is not the point! If he's willing to have sex with Mimi there is no telling how low he will go.
      Seth: We sent Mimi on a diplomatic mission and he sent her back sullied and defiled!
      Jim: ... and satisfied.
      Jack: Jim?
      Jim: Yeah?
      Jack: Go to your idiot hole.

    • Mimi: What do you think, I'm made of money?!
      Jack: Yes, money and bitterness.

    • Michel: Why are you so threatened by me, huh? Is it because maybe you see in me what you hate in yourself?
      Jack: Oh no, I don't have an annoying, filthy French man in me, no.
      Michel: Ha ha everybody's got an annoying, filthy French man in them Jack.

    • Michel: So you have taken my baker.
      Jack: I have taken your baker. I am a baker taker.

    • Jack: I mean, hey hey, business is business. It's kill or be killed, but at least have the courtesy to stab me in the chest not the back. I mean, how does this guy even walk around with stones that big.
      Steven :Oh it won't be a long term problem for him. Don't you worry.

    • Jack: Gentlemen, it's time to beat a frog with a stick.

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