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Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi Gets Harrassed by Muppets

Top Chef hostess and hottie, Padma Lakshmi, has shared the Top Chef kitchen with many guest judges including Anthony Bourdain, Ted Allen, Rocco DiSpirito and Michelle Bernstein. Occasionally, the guest judge will be a celebrity or something annoying, like a group of school children. This past week, however, Muppets Elmo, Cookie Monster and Telly were the guest judges in a cookie-making quickfire competition.

Though the finished and edited show looked like everyone was having fun (wasn't Elmo cute), Bravo recently leaked outtakes which show the Muppets acting in a manner that could only be described as, well...childlike. Video after the jump.


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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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