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Top Chef All-Stars Episode 9 Liveblog: Jimmy Fallon Guest Judges

02/09/2011 05:24 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Editor's Note: Michelle Weber of Thursday Night Smackdown is liveblogging Top Chef with HuffPost Food tonight. To participate, leave your comments below.

02/09/2011 10:59 PM EST

Fabio: Living the American dream, the dream of getting booted off a reality tv show.

Next Week: Elmo? Really?

02/09/2011 10:58 PM EST

Chefs, you did not bring us to a happy place. Tiffany, the people demand dumplings. Fabio, you produced dry meatloaf. Dale, your sandwich was a salt lick.

Fabio, pack 'em up.

02/09/2011 10:56 PM EST

Commercials. I don't know if you'd noticed, but Swanson broth is a sponsor of this show. In case you needed a reminder. I take direct deposit, Swanson.

02/09/2011 10:55 PM EST

I will only say this once, and then I will deny that I did: Jimmy Fallon didn't sound like a jackass tonight. Compared to some guest judge-lebrities, he was downright articulate.

02/09/2011 10:53 PM EST

The editing monkeys are trying to hide it, but I think we all know who's heading home.

02/09/2011 10:51 PM EST

I think this spells the end for my Fabio, despite Dale's salt lick of a sandwich.

02/09/2011 10:49 PM EST

The bottom: Tiffany, Fabio and Dale.

02/09/2011 10:49 PM EST

Who also gets a trip to freaking Tokyo.

02/09/2011 10:48 PM EST

As along as I live, I will never un-hear the "beef tongue" song.

Winner: HOOTIE!

02/09/2011 10:47 PM EST

Angelo's coffee and dill mixture shouldn't have made sense. And it still doesn't to me, but apparently it's killer.

A preview of tonight's action, from Bravo:

Only 8 All-Stars left standing & it's anyone's game! For this week's Quickfire, the Chef'testants must put their own spin on an old classic: fondue. And for the Elimination Challenge, the chefs make a surprise appearance on the "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" show where Jimmy delivers their task at hand: cook & cater Jimmy Fallon's Birthday Party for him and his circle of friends. Jimmy also pulls up a seat at Judges' Table, but will this funny-man be able to deliver some not-so-great news to one of the remaining 8 Chef'testants? Find out tonight 2/9 @ 10/9 Top Chef All-Stars

It's Jimmy Fallon:

Taking on More Than He Can Chew: