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Fabio: Living the American dream, the dream of getting booted off a reality tv show.
Next Week: Elmo? Really?
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.
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.
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.
Angelo's coffee and dill mixture shouldn't have made sense. And it still doesn't to me, but apparently it's killer.
The challenge is over, Hootie Hoo did great, and she's still screeching.
The Top: Carla, Angela and Antonia. Antonia: dark horse?
More commercials: Brian: "I don't know who Bethenny is. Am I supposed to?" No, you lucky, lucky man, you're not.
'I think it was nice of Jimmy Fallon's dad to take a day off from being Mr. Moneybags on Monopoly.' (via @JeffHouck)
Commercials. Thirty-five bungee jumpers agree: This commercial doesn't make a lick of sense.
Winner gets a cooking segment on Fallon's show. That's exciting, I guess. I know I watch Late Night talk television for cooking tips.
Okay, maybe you don't strictly NEED a flamethrower, but it would certainly liven things up, no?
Antonia made a twee little beef tongue sandwich that looked like a plate of food you'd put together if you were mocking haute cuisine.
Now Jimmy Fallon's dad is here, so I feel bad insulting him. Damn you, Jimmy Fallon's dad.
The chefs head to Colicchio and Sons to cook.
Angelo hasn't been cooking to his strength, which is "flavor." So what, exactly, has he been doing this whole time?
Commercials. Maybe I'm still kind of sick (true) or maybe my distaste for Jimmy Fallon is just that strong (also kinda true) but I'd really like to bail on this ep and head to bed. I mean, I won't. But I WANT to.
Fabio's boorger involves ground short rib, ground brisket and mortadella. I think he might be a genius.
You're welcome, Buitoni.
The cheftestants have to play a convolunted cellphone game to decide which of Jimmy's favorite foods they'll be cooking for him. Fabio gets a "boorger," which is Fabio-speak for "burger."
They're at Rockefeller Center, people are screaming. Apparently, it's for Jimmy Fallon. Who knew?
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: