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    Fan Of "Chopped?" Then You're Well Aware That These 9 Things Happen In EVERY Episode

    Why is there only one ice cream machine?!

    1. As they introduce the contestants, one of them inevitably has a major sob story that they immediately talk about.

    2. There's some truly disgusting mystery basket ingredient that no one has used before.

    3. Someone leaves one of the mystery ingredients off of the plate OR realizes it at the last second and just throws it on top.

    4. Someone always overcooks their protein or – worse – undercooks it.

    5. A contestant argues with the judge over the critique of their food.

    6. The person you initially thought was going to win gets chopped before the final round.

    7. As a viewer, you immediately panic when someone tries to use the ice cream machine during the dessert round.

    8. Or when yet another contestant decides to make bread pudding.

    9. And ultimately, a Chopped Champion is crowned.