The Brief: Gordon Ramsay appeared on an episode of Hot Ones: an interview-based show where guests eat spicy chicken wings.
After fans had been demanding it for years, Gordon Ramsay, the celebrity chef, restauranteur, and food TV star finally appeared on Hot Ones, the show with “hot questions and even hotter wings.” In this episode, Ramsay sat down with host Sean Evans where they discussed Ramsay’s career, personal philosophy, and notoriety, as well as snowflakes, savage restaurant reviews, and millennial food trends. At first, when the wings were reasonably mild. Gordon commented a bit on their dryness and lack of meatiness. As the wings got progressively spicier, Gordon Ramsay endured through the “wings of death,” but not without his signature use of profanity and creative exclamations. While Sean, a seasoned spicy wing consumer remained relatively collected, Gordon Ramsay sweat, cried and did everything he could to combat the intensity of the hot sauces.
At the end of the episode, while still recovering from the extreme spiciness, Sean and Gordon cooked slow-scrambled eggs, one of Gordon Ramsay’s signature dishes.
Memes & Reactions
As this was a much-anticipated episode, reactions online have been largely positive, with some focus put on Gordon’s techniques to survive the spiciness: drinking Pepto Bismal, eating donuts, and pouring lime juice everywhere he could.
My mouth is still burning ! Hot as Hell https://t.co/JWJ7fdEfjT
— Gordon Ramsay (@GordonRamsay) January 24, 2019
hot ones episode w gordon ramsey was really good pic.twitter.com/YCwATnkajF
— m❄️nica (@monicaleibowitz) January 24, 2019
Stress level: Gordon Ramsay whipping out his emergency donuts on Hot Ones pic.twitter.com/EDQ0Hwb1GX
— Erinara (@_Erinara) January 24, 2019
Gordon Ramsay drank A CUP of pepto bismol on Hot Ones !!! pic.twitter.com/tvJHkiU8v7
— Sean Cronen (@SeanCronen) January 24, 2019