I don't know why or how Arthur has captured a bunch of media attention. There's at least one of him every season, isn't there? I remember last year there was a dude named Andrew, I think, who used the same strategy, and who I remember as being at least equally annoying as Arthur, and who I believe had a longer winning streak. I don't remember any puff pieces being written about him, but then I don't think he was all over twitter or whatever seeking attention. That kind of stuff just adds to my perception of Arthur as a self-important tool.
I believe Alex said no, but then asked for more, and he said molecular cooking, and then said no. Second guy said cuisine, said no. Then came back and gave it to the second but not the first, which I agree wasn't right. They're either both right or both wrong.
The first guy said just molecular, the second guy said molecular cooking and Alex said the reason was they were asking for a two word term.
I rewatched. Jim said "molecular," and Alex asked for another word, and Jim said, "molecular cuisine." Alex said that was wrong. Chuck had already rung in to scoop up the question, so Alex turned to him, and Chuck answered molecular cooking; Alex said that was wrong as well. Then after the break they ruled Chuck right. I think if molecular cooking could be accepted, they should've gone back to Jim's answer of molecular cuisine and accepted that. It's really neither here nor there because both are wrong in my book, but how it played out on the show doesn't seem right to me.
Edited by Lois Sandborne, Feb 5, 2014 @ 10:36 AM.