'Round and 'Round the Cuckoo Cook Table — Alton's After-Show

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Alton reveals the sabotages for German apple pancakes, gumbo and cookies.

It was just a few weeks ago that Alton Brown revealed "the human rotisserie" for the special grilling-themed episode of Cutthroat Kitchen. And on tonight's all-new episode, he put a cuckoo spin on that fan-favorite sabotage to create what he called "the showstopper of the day," otherwise known as his "cuckoo clock prep station," which made its debut in the first round's German apple pancake test.

"Come on! Take a ride," Alton urged Simon Majumdar, who, never one to shy away from trying his hands at a sabotage, hopped atop the moving floorboard to take a few spins around the clock — along with a Bob and Alton, of course. Looking back on Chef Paper's turn at the sabotage, Alton revealed to Simon that the challenge ultimately caused her dish's demise. "That's why it was burned," Alton said. "Because right when she got done, it was time to cuckoo around." While some chefs indeed manage to survive their sabotages and ultimately turn out successful dishes, Alton revealed that this particular sabotage "did render the desired effect" in that it did one chef in, as Chef Paper was ousted after Round 1.

Click the play button on the video above to see Simon and Alton test out the sabotage for themselves, and hear both guys' thoughts on more of the day's sabotages.

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