This celebrity goo was created by player Brad Htnck.
Scott Hardie provided the source image, gooed image, category, and difficulty, wrote the clue, and wrote the explanation.

publication date: Friday, February 27, 2004 (part of Round XXII)

category: Television

clue: All Japanese chefs, no matter their mettle, fear the chairman of the kitchen.

explanation: Kaga, an accomplished Japanese stage actor, played "Chairman Kaga," the host of "Iron Chef," a Japanese cooking-themed game show. The word "mettle" was a play on the title of the show. more…

solved by: Steve West, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, Mike Eberhart, Dave Mitzman, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Lori Lancaster, Aaron Fischer, Jackie Mason, Todd Brotsch, Christine Marie Doiron, Nadine Russell, Anthony Lewis, Amir H. Sufyani, Phyllis Persun, Dave Stoppenhagen, Dan Donovan, Scott Baumann, Elizabeth Chesher, Jason Charles Butterhoff, and Allan Russell

player landmarks: This was the first goo solved by Scott Horowitz.

trivia: This goo was requested by Brad Htnck, a fan of the series. Scott was willing to accept Kaga Katsuda (the full name of the character) and Katsuta Shigekatsu (the actor's birth name) as valid guesses. Numerous players guessed "Iron Chef" and were asked to guess again and be more specific. The only incorrect guesses were for Masaharu Morimoto and Koumei Nakamura, who (at two different times) played the Japanese chef on the series.

the Goo World Tour This goo represented Japan in the Goo World Tour.



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