After five seasons of pitting unknown chefs against each other to see who can make the fewest stupid cooking mistakes, Top Chef is mixing things up and pitting world renowned chefs against each other! Hopefully, there will be a lot fewer stupid mistakes, since by now these people have probably made them all, and we can get down to seeing who is actually a better chef. But we have one problem. Are any of these chefs better than Lafayette from True Blood? Or Ned from Pushing Daisies? We compiled a list of our favorite fictional chefs to see how each would do under the pressures of the Top Chef competition.
The Soup Nazi (Seinfeld)
And although his highly organized kitchen would help him turn out dishes like clockwork, we can see him getting thrown off by any sudden changes in the rules, or being asked to make something that's not soup.
Piper Halliwell (Charmed)
Piper's witchy powers of molecular combustion could help her when it comes to rapidly boiling water and reheating cold food, and her ability freezing people could give her the advantage when time is of the essence. And if all else fails, she can put a potion in her dish that will make the judges fall in love with her.
Ned (Pushing Daisies)
Ned specializes in pies, and while we're sure he could make the hell out of a chicken pot pie, he'll have to be sure to wear gloves, or else his bringing-back-the-dead touch could revive his poultry on the plate.
Hugo "Hurley" Reyes (Lost)
Hurley had to get creative when making food from a limited menu while he was a castaway, as well as later when he worked as a chef for the Dharma Initiative, so we bet he could work with whatever ingredients were thrown at him.
Sookie St. James (Gilmore Girls)
A talented chef, Sookie is unfortunately unable to delegate in the kitchen, which puts her at a disadvantage in team competition. But she often rewrites her menus at the last minute, so cooking in a time crunch should be a snap.
Det. Jason Walsh (The Unusuals)
By day, he's a cop. By night, he's also a cop. When he has a few free hours, he opens his diner and cooks using whatever ingredients he has on-hand. His ability to improvise should impress the judges, especially when he whips up his pork chops a la Skittles.
Lafayette (True Blood)
His food is delicious, but when the competition starts getting hot, this part-time drug dealer can dip into his pharmaceutical supply. Nothing like a little vampire blood to make a dish truly mind-blowing.
Barth (You Can't Do That on Television)
Early on in the competition, one of the contestants will go missing, and when the judges ask Barth about it, he'll reply, "Whaddaya think's IN the burgers?" Rimshot, followed by a criminal investigation.
Willy Wonka (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
On the downside, some of Wonka's more experimental recipes may cause bloating and skin discoloration. On the upside, the snozzberries really taste like snozzberrries.
Gareth Blackstock (Chef!)
The other contestants would do well to avoid enraging Gareth, unless they want this to turn into an episode of Hell's Kitchen.
The Swedish Chef (The Muppet Show)
If you thought Stefan and Fabio had adorable accents, wait till you get a load of this guy. He'll certainly have trouble explaining "Steering Wheel Souffle" to the judges.
Essentially a four-armed parody of Emeril Lagasse, Elzar will be disqualified for excessive use of the Spice Weasel and the phrase "Bam!"
Chef (South Park)
Magically, this animated elementary school cafeteria chef will end up going all the way. His winning dish? Chocolate Salty Balls.
Which made-up chef do you think would go all the way? Shake and bake below.
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