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Who’s laughing now?

I haven’t watched Cooking Channel much at all, but a commercial for Cutthroat Kitchen caught my eye.

Host Alton Brown is always good for a laugh.

Cutthroat_Kitchen_LogoIf you haven’t seen the show, four professional chefs compete in cooking challenges while Alton Brown sabotages them.

But there’s a catch.

He actually gives each chef money at the beginning of the game so that they can bid to sabotage each other, making the timed competition even more challenging.  The eventual winner keeps whatever money he has left at the end of the game.

As the episode comes to an end, I realize it’s not for me.

It reminds me too much of hazing…or those degrading initiation days that some of my high school clubs subjected new members to freshman year.  The folks in charge are laughing, but it’s more mean-spirited than funny.

Just ask Jon Hamm. That stuff comes back to bite you in the butt.

Breakup to makeup

From the outside looking in, the business of show seems like it gets smaller all the time.

Actors and directors want to work with folks they like.  So once they have a good experience, they get paired up again and again. Relationships form. Money is made.

Endings are happy.

Until things go wrong…and that ‘small world’ can turn around and bite you in the butt.

But if you’re lucky — and you and your ex- are both funny — being forced to work together after the breakup can be fun for everyone.

So glad we get to watch!