If you’ve ever heard the expression “age is just a number,” you know that it’s often too true. People of all ages accomplish amazing feats: 80-year-olds climb Mt. Everest. Sixteen-year-olds develop revolutionary new ways to detect cancer. And little kids display outrageously well-crafted culinary talents in reality shows like Masterchef Junior, the Gordon Ramsay show that pits young 10- to 14-year-old chefs against one another in competition. And it gets intense.
But a new Masterchef iteration, Masterchef Junior Junior, may be taking things a step too far. Hilariously so.
The video for the spinoff, a gag for The Late Late Show with James Corden, reimagines Masterchef Junior by featuring children who are even younger than the typical MCJ (does anyone call it MCJ?) contestants. In fact, they’re…well some of them are literal babies.
But don’t think for a second that that stops Ramsay from dishing out his signature harsh criticism. “Your chicken’s dry, your greens are way too weak, and your pasta is way too tender. You should be ashamed,” he scolds a toque-wearing baby who puts his head down in shame. It’s the kind of lesson that would probably stick with the kid if he were old enough to form memories.
And James Corden doesn’t make out much better than the children, thanks to some seriously inedible dishes from the contestants. Between a Play-Doh donut and a plate of raw…something, it’s no wonder he’s all but abandoned ship by the end. Check out the video below, and let’s just hope these two Brits keep spending quality time together—and videotaping the results.
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