Iron Chef America was not the first. Puttering around on Hulu looking for a show to put on while cleaning, what did I find? Iron Chef USA, starring William Shatner.
Does everyone else already know this exists? And no one told me? Because an Iron Chef show starring Shatner seems like the sort of thing that should be common knowledge. It's commentary is straight NBA2k1.
"Got his game face on right now."
"Just cutting the legs right off there. Do they use the legs? Or just the body?" (this is talking about crabs)
Shatner kills it, just storms around the stage and kicks people off for a stray hair and waxes poetic about the element of surprise. They treat him as a god.
Anyway, they're only 20 minutes into the battle, and it's already my favorite show ever.