Posted Fri 24 Feb 2012 01:31
We sit with our children
watching the show and have taught them to be humble, play fair and
mindful of what you say and do with everything in life.
... But to carry on and be smug
and arrogant is not what we want to see on prime time tv.
Thomas and Carla have shown their true colours long before this episode and, yet, your family is still watching.
Gavin, if your children are so impressionable that your years of parenting can get derailed by the actions of strangers on a cooking show, well... I really hesitate to let you in on what happens when they go to school (unless they're home-schooled, of course).
If your family doesn't want to see this kind of dastardly behaviour on TV, there's a highly technical way to keep this horrifying blemish on polite society at bay: change the channel or, better yet, turn off the TV and celebrate family night with a book or board game.
The producers are very happy with the finished product. The producers only need to listen to advertisers about programming content when those advertisers find that their involvement in the program is going to be penalised by viewers. They certainly aren't going to listen to members of this forum who threaten to stop watching the show (especially if they don't stop watching).
Sure, I preferred the earlier formats where contestants supported each other and maintained friendly relations. I'm still watching this season because I know that the real show begins once the teams aren't given the opportunity to score other teams. And I've even laughed along the way. There are worse things in life to get upset about than arrogant strangers on TV.