The perky talk show host has chosen comedian Gilbert Gottfried, NFL legend Hines Ward, actress Kathy Najimy and singer Carnie Wilson while Guy recruited figure skater Johnny Weir, R&B singer Chilli, actor Dean McDermott and fashion designer Cornelia Guest.
Their first challenge that the teams have to face was to open their own dinner theatre and cook for 100 people. In addition to that, the celebrities had to perform a three-minute skit and they would be judged by not only the 100 guests but also members of the Entertainment Weekly staff.
Both teams brought their A-game to prepare their meals and also faced challenges as well. Team Guy’s biggest problem was that they did not prepare their deconstructed s’mores for the 100 guests. Dean came up with the idea of making it family style. Meanwhile, Gilbert Gottfried faced creativity and recipes issues when he was figuring out what recipe to make for this challenge. Rachael helped the SNL alum to upgrade his peanut butter and jelly.
After two hours of cooking, it was time for the teams to present to the crowd. Their presentation showcased lots of humor and surprise that received lots of laugh. The Entertainment Weekly staff members and guests enjoyed every dish but Johnny Weir’s chicken meatball and complained about the size of their dessert.
Team Rachael’s presentation of Potluck Princess made all of the diners’ laugh but some of the team members’ dishes specifically Kathy Najimy’s vegan mushrooms and Gilbert Gottfried’s peanut butter and jelly. However, they gulfed down Carnie’s bread pudding. Unfortunately, it was Kathy and Gilbert that had to face off in the Blind Taste-Off.
While Kathy actually stepped up to her plate and cooked up some pita and hummus, Gilbert stuck to what he did best and made another peanut butter sandwich. Unfortunately, the comedian was the first celebrity to be eliminated from the competition.