MasterChef Jr. - I'm blowing the whistle on this shit right now.
Anyone watching? - Because I have to vent.
The kids are wannabe actors, not wannabe chefs. A few are from wealthy parents who are "gifting" their spoiled brats with a TV show. The rest were auditioned for personality and energy. None had to show any cooking skills.
NONE of the kids cooked anything. The cameras show them chopping, stirring, plating, etc. What they don't show are the real chefs (I was one) who actually cook the dishes and style the plates.
All of the "confessions" are scripted, as are the chats over the food with the judges. It was a pain in the ass because there were so many takes.
I know most people know this "reality" crap is BS, but as a real chef, I am insulted and disgusted. I know, "Mary!!" Seeing 9/10/12 year olds getting praised for something I made was much worse when I saw it all edited for TV.
I will never work on "reality" TV, or with entitled, bratty little twats and their vulgar parents ever again. On a side note, Gordon is charming beyond belief.
If you want a laugh, and want to see 8 -13 year olds turn out 5 star dishes and pastries, and plate them more beautifully than many top restaurants, it's at least enjoyable to make fun of.
Why did you agree to do this show in the first place?
I guess the Food Network wins this because the chefs on Rachel vs Guy seem legit.
OP, since they were upfront about the job description, why you mad bro?
OP, I assume you signed a confidentiality agreement? Hope they don't trace the IP address.
Why do they have to destroy the good concept they had with the regular Masterchef ? Back to back seasons with Jo Bitch on my TV ? When I could barely endure him this summer. I think not !
R3, they don't give a shit about searching IP's. More than enough fraus believe this reality shit and eat it up. OP venting on a gay message board doesn't mean shit.
r6 if it posts to television without pity or entertainment weekly, the network will care that some idiot who is lucky enough to get a great job cannot keep his mouth shut.
R2/R3/R7 - You seem a bit over invested.
No one believes that anything on any "reality" show is real.
[quote]I'm blowing the whistle on this shit right now.
Oh God no! Next thing you'll tell us is that Househunters isn't real either!
R9, sadly, you're wrong. Some people still believe the Bachelor and (as R10 mentioned), House Hunters are real.
I watched the show, and it does seem implausible. While OP is "just kidding," there must be something weird going on. These kids (8-13) are on television and under time pressure, yet everyone one of them creates a successful gourmet dish? By "creates" I mean conception, planning, getting ingredient.s, prepping, cooking and plating
I'm surprised the lawyers would let young children around sharp knives, hot pans and lots of boiling water.
Is it all a practical joke?
R12, I think the OP's just kidding, meant "just kidding".
It's ludicrous watching a 9 year old make a perfect rack of lamb, or pistachio crusted Chilean sea bass. Or perfect French macarons.
And as far as wondering why OP took the job, I am guessing his statement: "Seeing 9/10/12 year olds getting praised for something I made was much worse when I saw it all edited for TV." made it pretty clear. Big deal, he's venting.
People who watch the show *must* know that there is no way kids this young can, as R12 stated, come up with something on their own, with no recipe, from conception to the oh-so -perfect plating. There may be a handful of 9 year olds *world wide* who can do something like that. Certainly not 20 of them all in the US, and all with high energy camera ready smiles and snark.
Really, it's cringe inducing.
[quote]R12, I think the OP's just kidding, meant "just kidding".
As in, he's serious, but is covering his ass.
Sadly R11, you are right. It all starts when you call something "reality" when it's clearly not - and everyone in the media just gulps it right down.
I think OP's "just kidding" means he really has nothing to do with the show. Perhaps he will clarify. If there's any truth to this it would be quite the scandale.
Reality tv has never been real. What kind of idiot believes it is?
The whole thing is ridiculous.
"Reality tv has never been real. What kind of idiot believes it is?"
Some is more real than others. The "Real Housebitches" is totally scripted, the chefs on "Iron Chef" are actually cooking. So of course someone has to come up with a fake cooking show.
I think Top Chef and Project Runway are pretty real.
I appreciate the OP's assertion of the BS involved in this show, even though his account is all fiction and fabricated, etc. I say take the money and laugh your way to the bank. This show is designed to appeal to fraus and those peons who you, as a elite chef, will rarely, if ever, encounter. And who cares if your Hamptons hideaway was paid for with MasterChef Jr. money or by whatever else you think is more legitimate/"real."
I believe OP
[quote]I believe OP
His original story or his confession that it was bullshit?
I don't think it was a confession. I believe his first post.
They fake a lot of things:
Perfectly executed troll, OP. Even if you now completely deny you were ever involved, there will still be morons here who claim that the show all faked.
I feel bad for those kids, who really do seem to have talent.
I thought regular MasterChef was pretty scripted this season. For instance, Krissi made it WAY too far and was only there for the drama.
I also highly suspect they're cooking off recipes. Some of them botch basic dishes, but then we're expected to believe they can make a pate a choux without an exact recipe and not have it be a total disaster?
There is a difference between scripted and manipulated. I can believe they kept Krissi for the drama.
[quote]there will still be morons here who claim that the show all faked.
Um, what? MORONS will claim the show is faked?
Actually anyone who ISN'T a moron can see that the show is faked.
Interesting. I hadn't intended on watching the show but I do watch the regular one so my DVR automatically picked it up.
I thought the food looked incredibly professional for kids of that age without a misfire in the bunch. Better than the adults actually.
I figured something had to be up.
I've been watching since this thread started, trying to spot some shenanigans, but the editing is too well done.
Today, these kids had a Mystery Box challenge and the ingredients were things unappealing to kids. Their boxes contained things like sardines with the head on, fennel, brussel sprouts, kidneys, snails, etc. One girl made a souffle, a boy made grilled artichokes. COME ON!
All bullshit. Plus the kids get "cooking classes" before the show so they know the basics as far as cutting, whisking, etc..
I'm another whose DVR auto-recorded this.
I knew the show was phony well before the OP kidded us about it. The youngest one, Sarah, and the way she cooks - no fucking way. But it's a television show, not the Supreme Court Justices (who have their own issues).
I hope the OP wasn't also kidding about Ramsey's charm. I've always liked him and wanting him to fuck me senseless is merely a side issue.
I knew the OP was kidding.
My husband is really distressed by this show. He thinks it's child abuse and shouldn't be on TV. I keep telling him it's all staged, but he says the tears were real and it's damaging to these children.
The "Take Over A Restaurant Kitchen" episode is next week.
The teaser looks like it gets a bit heavy, with Ramsey yelling at the kids, etc.
I'm not a baby-the-children sort, so the fact that the kids experience pressure and losing in the competition doesn't bother me. I'm not sure I'll be so sanguine about the kids getting a bollocking. We'll see.
[quote]I knew the OP was kidding.
I don't think he was.
Everyone knows there's a lot of fakery in "reality" tv shows, but a competition show usually isn't entirely faked like this. Those brats should definitely be cooking their own meals. The screw-ups and imperfections would probably just make it more entertaining anyway.
I watched the first episode and it was very hard to believe. All I can think is that they were told all the possible challenges in advance and had at least 6 months of practice, traine by professionals. Kids can be very precocious. They can pick stuff up. It is very suspicious though that they're all as cute as they are.
[quote]I also highly suspect they're cooking off recipes. Some of them botch basic dishes, but then we're expected to believe they can make a pate a choux without an exact recipe and not have it be a total disaster?
They once mentioned a library of cookbooks. I assume they are allowed to consult them. Not sure why they would hide this.
When you do troll dar on a post, wouldn't it show all posts including OP? If so, OP and R4 are not the same person.
I know of no kids who are "precocious" enough to cook like chefs at 9-13 years old. The cooking and the plating were far beyond anything these children could have done on their own.
It's bullshit but sometimes it's entertaining bullshit. At least they sent home the nine year old girl. She was always looking for the cameras. Her teammate was a real jerk to her in the latest episode. Her crying at the end was awful.
The girl with the plastic bow on her head needs a new stylist or new parents.
Todd, or whatever the one kid left standing on the losing team's name is, was a dick. They should have booted him for dickishness.
In one episode the 9-year-old girl was shrieking "beat like a man" in a angry tone during the whipped cream challenge. I suspect she comes from a family where there is at least verbal abuse.
[quote]Todd, or whatever the one kid left standing on the losing team's name is, was a dick. They should have booted him for dickishness.
Agreed. Trey or Troy I think.
At least Chaz Bono is on TV.
This is a fake "confession". The OP has never been on Jr Masterchef. The kids DO cook. Its pretty much exactly as you see it on TV except it takes a lot longer. Get off this site OP, you are an embarrassment to it!
When the US decided to send that female skater (who spent too much of the Championships falling on her ass) to the Olympics, I knew that even the Olympics have fallen into "reality" territory. NBC has too much invested into ass-faller, which should not be a deciding factor.
[quote]The kids DO cook. Its pretty much exactly as you see it on TV
Bitch, please.. Obviously you are a shill for the show. Nice try!
It's obvious none of you have been around children. Children are not helpless beings who can't do anything. Of course they can cook and plate. Just because you were a stupid child who couldn't do anything doesn't mean everyone is.
If it's on TV, dummies will believe it.
I hope R49 is being sarcastic.
the kid who won is a ugly tubby.
the show is of course fake. i don't believe that a 12 year old can cook that well.
Is anyone else watching the adult version?
Cutter should have been gone weeks ago. No way in fucking hell is he a better cook than Willie or that Asian girl. I hate Leslie and Courtney with her ugly witches nose.
The new season starts tonight, 11/04. Everyone keep an eye out for shenanigans; let's see if the OP was right about the kids getting help with their creations.
I'd only watch that shit if they were throwing the kids into ovens...
No one believes that anything on any "reality" show is real.
Unfortunately many do believe it is real. Idiots to be sure but some believe it.
Check out R20
[quote] No one believes that anything on any "reality" show is real.
Unfortunately many do believe it is real. Idiots to be sure but some believe it.
And we wonder how Republicans keep getting elected.
Evidently you don't realize real chefs don't cook. They simply plan meals, prepare budgets and order minimum wage Mexicans around to do the actually preparing of meals.
The two boys in the final four irritate me. I hope I can explain my issue... they're not real kids. They seem to be a construct of either their parents or the producers. Both of them have a dedicated wardrobe item that is their signature look all through the run of the series -- bowtie boy and vest boy. What preteen boy picks out a bowtie as part of his daily outfit? I just want real kids, not these manufactured robot kids.
That Samuel is so affected and rehearsed - annoying.
I watch the show as a form of entertainment. What concerns me about this is, if the guy says he made all the great looking food. What does he do flip a coin and decide to make sub par food for the kids who get kicked off the show because their hollandaisle broke, fish over cooked etc. come on folks it's just TV.
I love this show & until tonight I thought it was fixed. This is the first time I've been surprised by a winner, I thought Andrew had this locked down.
Anyone who thinks this show is real is a moron.
What R64 said. All reality shows are either fixed, or helped along by producers and writers. It amazes me that anyone would believe this is real.
Appetizers: one dominates.
Main course: guess what happens.
Dessert: guess what happens.
(Okay, I really didn't have to spoil appetizers. Every course is absolutely predictable.)
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