Kitchen Confidential

Season 1 Episode 9

The Robbery

Aired Monday 8:30 PM Unknown on FOX
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The Robbery
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

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  • This episode has filler written all over it.

    There were cliches, but they weren't even good cliches. This episode felt like a waste of 23 minutes of my life. Bor-ring! I wish I could come with a lot to say but it sucked so much I didn't want to think about it. The sub-plot with Teddy and Jim wasn't even amusing. The most amusing thing I choose to remember (from an episode I will try to forget and can because it was filler) was that models were buying the food, they were just trying it on and returning it. Filler just can't exist when you're a show on FOX. You will get cancelled. Oh, look.moreless
Ralph P. Martin

Ralph P. Martin

Hot Dog Vendor

Guest Star

Andrea Martin

Andrea Martin


Guest Star

Brian D. Johnson

Brian D. Johnson

Gunman #1

Guest Star

Frank Langella

Frank Langella


Recurring Role

John Cho

John Cho


Recurring Role

Tessie Santiago

Tessie Santiago


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • 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.

    • Seth: You know, I feel a little bad that things are going so great for me and things are going so poorly for Jack.
      Teddy: If you feel so guilty, why don't you give him some of your winnings?
      Seth: Is this really about money or is this about something much deeper?

    • Jack: (narrating) Look, we all know nothing in life is easy. So, sometimes when your luck runs out, you gotta be willing to dig down deep, stare fortune in the face... and lie like a rug.

    • (A robber holds Jack and Steven hostage and runs inside the kitchen)
      Jack: He's by himself in the kitchen. Go get him.
      Steven: You go get him.
      Jack: What?
      Steven: I'm a sous-chef, not Rambo.

    • Seth: Teddy, wow, big night. Hey speaking of money, how much do you have?
      Teddy: What do you mean? On me?
      Seth: No, no, no. In the world.
      Teddy: Ah, I'm out. Whatever it is, I am out.
      Seth: Come on man, gambling's in your blood.
      Teddy: Oh right, right, right. 'Cause I'm Asian. I also own my own dojo and my pockets are full of firecrackers.
      Seth: You know what, you can just say no. You don't have to insult me.

    • (referring to a bet that Teddy disapproved of)
      Seth: Woo-hoo! Handsome Last came in. Ten to one! I should've bet more.
      Teddy: What bet? I thought you were broke.
      Seth: Yeah, yeah. Except for that twenty bucks I may have borrowed from your wallet.

    • Jack: (narrating) Here's the thing about being a leader. Everybody takes their cues from you. So no matter what curve ball fate throws you, you can never let them see you sweat.

    • (Seth and the other chefs are being robbed. He drops his credit card into a bag)
      Seth: Take it, take it. They're all maxed out anyway.

    • (After Jack's speech jeers up the staff)
      Teddy: Man's got a gift.
      Seth: I love that guy.
      Jim: He's healing us with his words.
      Steven: In another scenario, that could've got him laid.

    • Steven: You look like the cat that did the canary.
      Jack: Come on. This might be the best night of my life. How much better can it get?
      Steven: Apparently, you've never done it with twins.

    • Jack: (narrating) Here's the thing about New York City, it's a city of small apartments and even smaller kitchens. Which is why New Yorkers love to eat out. And the good news is, their favorite restaurants start to feel like home.

  • NOTES (2)


    • 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.