Reality TV Hits the Kitchen: 'Nightmares'
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
Here's an example of when something other than money motivates restaurant workers to do the dishes. Our last word in business, "Kitchen Nightmares." That's a TV reality show. It's new, in which celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay whips ailing restaurants into shape. He usually finds rotten meat and moldy food; then, in the great tradition of reality TV, he screams.
(Soundbite of TV show, "Kitchen Nightmares")
Mr. GORDON RAMSAY (Chef): (As Himself) That's not even lobster. That's just like baby food inside gunk. Who garnished that dish?
Unidentified Man #1: What?
Mr. RAMSAY: Who garnished the (bleep) dish?
Unidentified Man #2: You got to be kidding me.
MONTAGNE: Humiliation. Now, that's another kind of motivator.
This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.
STEVE INSKEEP, host:
And I'm Steve Inskeep.
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