Top Chef

Season 4 Episode Special

Watch What Happens Reunion

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jun 18, 2008 on Bravo



  • Trivia

    • This season two commemorative items were created for the season. First was the usual t-shirt with Andrew's line from "Wedding Wars": "I Have a Culinary Boner." Second, a onesie for Richard's daughter was made using the Top Chef logo, only replacing the knife between the two words with a silver spoon. Both items were, of course, available for purchase at Bravo's website.

  • Quotes

    • Jose Andres: (at the Judges' Table) Are we over?
      Anthony Bourdain: No, then we have to smash the hopes and dreams of the losers.
      Padma: Yeah, yeah, I gotta do my... (makes a tomahawk chopping motion) I need release.

    • Andy Cohen: We have a question from Tiffany D: What is the stew room?
      Andrew: The fifth level of Hell!

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Ryan: (revealing Mark inside a speed rack) One hour to cook a hobbit... go!
      Hobbits, a race of peaceful, child- people of Tolkein's Lord of the Rings novels, were featured in a trilogy of movies made in New Zealand, Mark's home country. Like Mark, they were generally described as having shaggy, curly hair.

    • Andrew says that the stew room is the fifth level of Hell. In Dante's Inferno, the fifth level is full of people whose mortal sin was wrath, sloth, and sulleness, which seems approriate for the stew room. Another level of Hell where Top Chef contestants would seem to be likely to visit was the third, which is the eternal prison of gluttons.