You know what every kitchen needs? A Bloonderbooss or a Boomashootn, and Swedish Chef shows us why.
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The Swedish Chef (Muppet Wiki)
is the incomprehensible preparer of foodstuffs for The Muppet Show. A rather literal variation of the Live-Hand Muppet concept, the Swedish Chef is a humanoid character, with human hands rather than gloves. An annotated list of every televised appearance of the Swedish Chef is after the fold... Børk! Børk! Børk! [Click here to view the thread translated fully into Mock Swedish]Encheferize your own text here
The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence| Sandwich
In a three-a-pert sketch, zee Svedeesh Cheff mekes a sundveech, useeng muny unoosooel ingredeeents. Ifentooelly, zee sundveech spruoots veengs und fleees evey, boot zee cheff shuuts it doon veet a goon.
(The name of his program is "Järnvägskorsning" or Railway Crossings in real Swedish)
Episode 2| Meatballs
Zee Svedeesh Cheff preperes meetbells, vheech buoonce-a vhee drupped. He-a zeen grebs a tennees recket und svets zee meetbell intu zee oodeeence-a. Stetler fulleys it beck veet a recket ooff hees oovn. "Feeffteee, lufe-a!" seys Veldurff.
Episode 5| Flapjacks
Zee Cheff preperes puncekes, vheech veend up stoock oon zee ceeeling. He-a zeen grebs a goon und shuuts zeem doon.
Episode 11| Spaghetti
Zee speghettee cumes tu leeffe-a und ettecks Zee Svedeesh Cheff.
Episode 14| Doughnuts
Zee Svedeesh Cheff uses a boomåshootn tu shuut a hule-a thruoogh un Ingleesh mooffffeen tu meke-a a duooghnoot.
Episode 15| Spicy Sauce
Zee Svedeesh Cheff's sooce-a is su speecy thet hees het fleees ooffff, geefing zee oodeeence-a a rere-a boot breeeff gleempse-a ooff vhet zee cheff luuks leeke-a veethuoot hees het.
Episode 20| Japanese Cake
Zee Cheff edds creem und frooeet tu a chuculete-a ceke-a, boot es he-a gues tu coot it, zee ceke-a luoodly oobjects...in Jepunese-a! Zee ceke-a is insteed deespetched by a cekenschmuuscher.
Episode 1| Fishie Chowder
Zee Svedeesh Cheff ettempts tu meke-a feesh chooder useeng a leefe-a feesh.
Episode 5| Salad, Brussells Sprouts
, and Coconut
In a tvu-pert sketch, Zee Svedeesh Cheff shuuts lettooce-a veet a goon, furst creeteeng a seled und zeen Broossells spruoots. Leter, he-a treees tu shuut a cucunoot, boot insteed shuuts a roobber cheeckee und gets heet by a cucunoot.
Episode 8| Talking to Reporter
Svedeesh Cheff tells iferytheeng he-a knoos tu a repurter, deestoorbing Kermeet
Episode 9| Lobster Thermidor
Zee Svedeesh Cheff treees tu bueel a loubster, boot is ettecked by a gruoop ooff lubster bundeetuse, vhu rescooe-a zeeur cumrede-a frum zee pute.
Episode 12| Egg Bomb
Zee Svedeesh Cheff vunts iggs fur hees deesh, boot hees cheeckee leys a bumb.
Episode 14| Ping Pong Ball Eggs
Zee Svedeesh Cheff preperes "igg der cheff," boot hees cheeckee oonly leys der peeng pung bells. Zee Cheff becumes ungry und poorsooes zee hee veet a kleefer; thees becumes a leeterel roonneeng geg thruooghuoot zee rest ooff zee shoo.
Episode 15| Frog Legs
Seence-a Kermeet rooshes zee Svedeesh Cheff oonstege-a (vhee he-a's nut reedy), zee Cheff tekes Rubeen und treees tu prepere-a frug legs.
Episode 16| Salad
Zee Svedeesh Cheff mekes a seled vheele-a Cleu Leeene-a seengs "Yuoo're-a Joost in Lufe-a."
Episode 17| Cow
Zee Cheff peeents oon a reel leefe-a coo tu demercete-a zee deefffferent coots ooff beeff.
Episode 18| Coconut
Zee Cheff hemmers und sevs a cucunoot, tryeeng tu creck it. Vhee he-a feenelly gets it oopee, he-a deescufers a bumb inseede-a it.
Episode 20| Chocolate Moose
Meeckey Muuse-a helps zee Cheff meke-a "chuculete-a muuse-a". Kermeet interroopts thees pley oon vurds.
Episode 21| Pressed Duck
Zee Svedeesh Cheff treees tu use-a zee irun tu press Runeld Doock, vhu grebs it und zeen drups it oon heem und fleees evey.
Episode 24| Popcorn
Zee Svedeesh Peeg mekes pupcurn.
Episode 3| Living Dough
Zee Svedeesh Cheff is ettecked by leefing duoogh, vheech heets heem veet hees oovn rulleeng peen. Thees is zee lest Svedeesh Cheff sketch tu teke-a plece-a in zee ooreeginel keetchee set.
Episode 6| Jean Stapleton, Sam the Eagle, Swedish Chef
Jeun refeels tu Sem zee Iegle-a thet zee Svedeesh Cheff duesn't speek reel Svedeesh, boot she-a cun understund heem, becoose-a she-a tuuk a currespundence-a cuoorse-a in muck Svedeesh. Sem inseests thet zee Cheff stert speekeeng hunestly, su frum noo oon he-a egrees tu speek in hees neteefe-a lungooege-a--muck Jepunese-a.
Episode 9| Patient Swedish Chef
Vhet sterts es a Svedeesh Cheff sketch feenishes veet Fetereeneriun's Huspeetel, es zee huspeetel steffff deescufer zee cheff hes a rere-a cese-a ooff in-groon cuffffee-a put.
Episode 10| Onion Cake
Zee Svedeesh Cheff shoos Gledys zee veddeeng ceke-a thet he-a's mede-a. Zee ceke-a is tupped veet feegoores ooff Kermeet und Peeggy es zee gruum und breede-a.
Episode 11| Chicken in the Basket
Zee Svedeesh Cheff throos a cheeckee thruoogh a besketbell huup.
Episode 12| Banana Split
Vheele-a prepereeng a bunanunanuna spleet, zee Svedeesh Cheff is cunteenoouoosly interroopted by Spuneesh duncers. Zee Cheff elsu speeks French iff yuoo cun cetch it
Episode 16| The Chef and his Uncle
Zee Svedeesh Cheff is jueened by hees uncle-a (pleyed by Dånny Kåye), und zeey meke-a a toorkey.
Episode 17| Swedish Chef tells a joke
Svedeesh Cheff tells a heeleriuoos juke-a thet zee oozeer moopets cunnut understund
Episode 23| Swedish Chef Reciting Shakespeare
Veelliem Shekespeere-a is celled upun by Sem zee Iegle-a tu prufeede-a cummentery fur zee shoo thet zee Mooppets ere-a pootteeng oon, Rubeen Huud. It duesn't metter thet zee femuoos pleyreeght ooff zee seme-a neme-a deedn't vreete-a zee femuoos feble-a, thees Shekespeere-a uses zee neme-a oonly es hees nums de-a ploom, und dues nut cleeem tu be-a zee mun vhu Sem beleeefes vrute-a Zee Suoond ooff Mooseec. Despeete-a thees, upun reqooest, he-a recrooeets zee Svedeesh Cheff tu receete-a a purtun ooff Hemlet, effter Sem hes beee inffurmed thet zee mun vhu vrute-a zee vurds is deed.
Episode 1| Squirrel Stew
Zee Cheff is oooot in zee vuuds, tryeeng tu meke-a sqoourrel stoo.
Episode 4| Hot Dogs
Zee Cheff preperes hut dugs. Meess Peeggy, vhu is luukeeng fur Fuu Fuu, cumes oon-stege-a, eskeeng zee cheff iff he-a hes seee her dug. Zee Svedeesh Cheff, essoomeeng zee qooery is ebuoot zee veeeners, seys thet zee dug is in zee put, cooseeng Peeggy tu theenk thet zee cheff is cuukeeng Fuu Fuu. Meess Peeggy's kerete-a chup is elsu deffeeted
Episode 5| Turtle Soup
Cheff ettempts tu meke-a toortle-a suoop, boot zee toortle-a keeps poolleeng up intu hees shell vhee zee Cheff is ebuoot tu heck ooffff hees heed. Froostreted, zee Cheff threetens zee uneemel veet a bloonderbooss, oonly tu be-a met veet a duooble-a-berreled meenietoore-a cunun frum veethin zee toortle-a's shell.
Episode 8| Home-Cooked Meal
Zee Cheff pluns a hume-a-cuuked meel, boot zee toorkey reffooses tu be-a skooered, zee peeg boosts heem in zee fece-a, und zee "biff" stempedes oofer heem. Ifee zee fegeteble-a stoo is unsooccessffool. Ifentooelly, zee Cheff unfeeels hees deenner -- feetemin peells.
Episode 12| No Bananas
Zee Cheff seengs "Yes, Ve-a Hefe-a Nu Bununes" veet zee Seenging Fuud.
Episode 13| Poisoned Food
Fuzzeee-a soospects zee Cheff ooff pueesuning zee heleeboot eleebi vheele-a ecteeng es zee Beer oon Petrul.
Episode 20| Milk Shake
Sveedeesh Cheff preperes a Meelk Sheke-a fur Elun Erkeen et zee begeening ooff zee Shoo.
Episode 23| Meat Loafers
Zee cheff poots meet intu a shue-a. Zee oovner ooff zee shue-a, a peeg, demunds tu hefe-a hees shue-a beck, und poots it oon, despeete-a zee fect thet zeere-a is meet in it. He-a zeen gets chesed by dugs.
Episode 7| Eric the Parrot
Ireec zee Perrut seengs und dunces tu Ceruleena in zee Murneeng vheele-a Zee Svedeesh Cheff treees tu cetch heem
Episode 8| Swedish Lump Bread Puppetry
Zee Svedeesh Cheff mekes a pooppet useeng hees hunds und sume-a breed duoogh es he-a seengs "Zeese-a Buuts Ere-a Mede-a fur Velkeen'" in hees neteefe-a tungooe-a.
Episode 12| Spring Chickens
Zee Cheff mekes spreeng cheeckens, vheech spreeng oooot ooff cuntrul. Thees is zee oonly Svedeesh Cheff sketch vhere-a Zee Unnuooncer intrudooces zee ect.
Episode 14| Soup
Zee Svedeesh Cheff preperes suoop, boot gets interroopted by moolteeple-a Beekers. (Previously)
Episode 22| Lighter than Air Soufflé
Zee Svedeesh Cheff preperes a leeghter thun eur suoophlé.
Episode 23| Champagne
Zee Cheff gues flyeeng vhee he-a pups a buttle-a ooff chempegne-a.
The Jim Henson Hour:
Episode 7| Cake
Zee Svedeesh Cheff ettempts tu meke-a a ceke-a, boot is interroopted by Jeqooes Ruech, vhu ixpleeens thet rueches ere-a indestroocteble-a becoose-a ooff zeeur ieteeng hebeets. Thees is prufee vhee zee cheff unsooccessffoolly treees tu get reed ooff jeqooes by keetting heem, druppeeng a reffreedgeretur oon heem, und ifee bloo heem up.
The Muppets at Walt Disney World| Tacos
Zee Cheff preperes a tecu fur Boonsee und Beeker, vheech is su hut thet it bloos zee peeel thet hes beee stoock oon Beeker's heed cleer ooffff... und beck oon egeeen. Zee cluseeng fur hees oopeneeng sung is "Olé" insteed ooff zee usooel "Børk, børk, børk!" (Previously)
A Muppet Christmas: Letters to Santa| Swedie Pizza
Zee Svedeesh Cheff preperes a "Svedeee-a Peezza" fur tvu gooys in un Iteleeun restroorunt. Zeey reeleeze-a zee Cheff is nut Iteleeun und yell et heem tu gu evey, und he-a roons ooffff ("Oooky!Oooky!Oooky!"). Oone-a ooff zee gooys remerks thet it duesn't luuk thet bed und thet meybe-a zeey shuoold try it.
Europe MTV Music Awards|
Chef and Wyclef Jean perform on stage at the Europe MTV Music Awards on November 16, 2000 in Stockholm, Sweden.
Muppet viral videos| Cårven Der Pümpkîn
Zee Svedeesh Cheff ettempts tu meke-a jeck-oo-lunterns oooot ooff tvu telkeeng poompkeens fur Hellooeee. Zee poompkeens zeen sooggest thet he-a use-a meescelluneuoos items thet vuoold nut nurmelly be-a used (i.i. a bettle-a exe-a, a cheeensev, und a bezuuka). Effter he-a gets oooot zee bezuuka, zee poompkeens get blested intu tvu poompkeen peees, vheech zee Cheff teetles "der pümpkîn peee-a a la bezuukeee-a", reeght beffure-a pesseeng oooot frum zee ixpluseeun. Thees is zeen fullooed by a leettle-a heckleeng frum Stetler und Veldurff vhu hefe-a beee vetcheeng zee cleep oon zeeur cumpooter.
Muppet viral videos| Pöpcørn
Zee Svedeesh Cheff preperes pupcurn shreemp tu zee toone-a ooff Hut Bootter's "Pupcurn." Zee feedeu elsu prufeedes cepshuns, elthuoogh zee cepshun vreeter edmeets thet zeey hefe-a nu idea vhet zee cheff is seyeeng; zeey joost try tu vreete-a it phuneteecelly, vheech ifee zee vreeter cun't spell. (Previously)
Chef's Musical Career:
Ringing of the Bells
Stars & Stripes FOREVER!
Fan Made Homage:
Andy Samberg on SNL
Meet the Muppets|
Because evryone is trying to cheer Kermit up, Robin tries to get the Chef to make Lily Pad Goulash. The Chef fails to understand him and thinks he wants Frogs' Legs Goulash, then takes Robin to make the dish. Onstage, Robin talks the Chef into stopping, and leaves.
The Treasure of Peg-Leg Wilson|
Because the Chef is making onion soup at the same time that a toast-hurdling contest is happening, toast flies out of the pot as soon as the recipe is complete.
-According to Brian Henson in one of his introductions for The Muppet Show, "Jim Henson had this tape that he used to play which was 'How to Speak Mock Swedish'. And he used to drive to work and I used to ride with him a lot. And he would drive to work trying to make a chicken sandwich in Mock Swedish or make a turkey casserole in Mock Swedish. It was the most ridiculous thing you had ever seen. And people at traffic lights used to stop and sort of look at him a little crazy. But that was the roots of the character that would eventually become the Swedish Chef". Jim Henson had previously explored the idea of a funny foreign chef at the US Food Fair that took place in Hamburg, Germany in 1961, where Sam and Friends character Omar prepared a flaming salad while speaking in some quite comprehensible mock German that Henson and Jerry Juhl had previously scribbled down in phonetics.
-Cröonchy Stars was a breakfast cereal by Post Cereals of North America. The cereal was released in 1988, and discontinued about a year later, though it made a brief return in 1992. The box featured the Swedish Chef from The Muppet Show, who described the cereal as "cinnamonnamony". The product's name is likely a pseudo-phonetic rendition of how the Chef would pronounce "crunchy." The back of the box featured ridiculous, and sometimes unsolvable, games and puzzles, including a memory-type card game on every box.
-There was a Swedish Chef sketch that was taped but not broadcast, in which the Chef prepared ratatouille.
-From the appearance of a ring, the Chef seems to have gotten married as early as 2006
-The Swedish Chef's song has been construed as a "scathing editorial" against former Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork by Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report
-Opera Software once retaliated against the MSN intentionally breaking its website for Opera users by translating the fixed site into ChefSpeak