Most egregious (unintentionally comical) bit of product placement on a product placement-plagued episode: Padma Lakshmi telling the cheftestants that they would discuss their ideas about the restaurant challenge "en route to your location in your RAV 4's."
Was it just us, or did guest chef Mike Yakura's new 'do make him look like an extra from Mel Gibson's Apocalypto?
Pearl of wisdom from Top Chef head coach Tommy "LaSorta" Colicchio: "Sort of's not a concept." Wait, but uWink is? WTF?
Most (unintentionally) sexually suggestive statement made by a cheftestant: "Pull that bacon."
Second most (unintentionally) sexually suggestive statement made by a cheftestant: "Get more sugar on there, 'cause it smells a little gassy."