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17 Times "Chopped" Got Too Damn Stressful

“The meat isn’t quite done, but it’ll finish cooking out of the oven if I put enough sauce on it.”

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1. When the ingredients are so bizarre you're pretty sure they're making them up.

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2. When contestants decide fighting with each other is more important than winning the $10,000.

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3. Every time they set a basket ingredient aside and completely forget about it five minutes later.

4. When this man didn’t know that human blood is NOT an appropriate basket ingredient.

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Judge: "You need medical attention."

Chef: "I do, but I don't really have the time."

5. Then, there's this guy, who makes us question why he's even on the show in the first place.

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6. When contestants' bizarre food combinations were actually just recipes for disaster.

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Vanilla ice cream + curry powder = terrible idea.

7. When this person thought cake batter was the perfect solution to their burnt chicken.

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8. When a contestant decides to unleash their creativity, you know it’s all going downhill from there.

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9. When this *brilliant* chef made everyone who has ever cooked feel like a winner.

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10. When this guy got the ultimate gift of a $100 truffle and lost it within 30 seconds.

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It’s okay though, the floor found it for him...

11. Whenever anyone so much as looks in the direction of the ice cream machine.

STOP USING THE GODDAMN ICE CREAM MACHINE.
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STOP USING THE GODDAMN ICE CREAM MACHINE.

12. Two words: BREAD. PUDDING.

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You will NEVER have enough time to make even a mediocre bread pudding, so just quit while you're ahead.

13. When Ted Allen says “one minute to go” and they decide to just make a quick sauce.

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14. When there are fewer than 10 seconds left and they haven't even plated their food?!?!

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15. Then, they end up serving the judges à la nothing...

this chopped contestant got NOTHINg on the plate lmao

16. ...or even worse, a severely undercooked dish that could actually kill someone.

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Toxic raw eel and a smartass Chopped chef who "doesn't like to play it safe" is an unhealthy combo.

17. And finally, this heart-stopping moment when Ted Allen asks, “So, whose dish is on the chopping block?”

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*falls face down on the floor*

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