Why Alton Brown Is the Cutthroat Kitchen Prop Master

Leave it to the host of this evilicious contest to not only ride in a tank but also wear a blueberry suit and don a bald cap. 

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A New Kind of Funky Town

In honor of the 1970s-themed battle during his Time Warp Tournament, Alton went to great lengths — and circumferences — to bring disco back. 

Meet Dr. Evil 2.0

When you're hosting an evilicious show, it's only natural that you dress up as Dr. Evil on Halloween.

Big-Time Sabotages

What with the chefs' diabolical challenges, like having to cook in that tiny car behind Alton, the scene in the Cutthroat arena was indeed a circus on a special circus-themed episode.

Better Hang On

Alton brought a taste of the rodeo to the arena while riding an especially fierce bronco.

A Culinary Battle

This camo-green tank made an appearance during a special episode that brought together members of America's armed services.

Dressing the Dish

When pumpkin pie is on the menu, it's only fitting that a chef don a pumpkin head to celebrate — or fear — the occasion.

An Elephant Entrance

Alton wowed the chefs when he rode into the arena on an elephant, which would later serve as one chef's prep station during a tikka masala challenge.

Alton Calls, London Answers

Two chefs were in for double trouble when Alton unveiled this double-decker-bus contraption that put them together to prep proper British pub fare.

Cutting Edge

If these teeth look sharp to you, that's exactly the point; one chef had to use this shark jaw as a cutting implement while executing poke.

A Roman Ride

This movable chariot served as one chef's home base for a doozy of a Caesar salad battle — and it came with a spiffy helmet, too. 

Seeing Blue

Not one to shy away from a costume, Alton landed in this, a giant blueberry, which served as one chef's getup during a blueberry muffin test.

Comfy Cooking

Don't let Alton's feet-up pose and jovial smile fool you; one chef was in for a particularly tricky round when relegated to this recliner to make meatloaf.

A Super Sabotage

Just in time for a special episode devoted to big-game eats, these diabolical bleachers provided nearly all of the food — and the space — two chefs could use to make chicken wings.

A Different Kind of Jolly Suit

Much as a souffle puffs up, so too does this oversize suit, which one chef donned for making a souffle.

Thirsty for a Battle

It was Halloween again in the arena, and this time Alton brought the fear in the form of a ghostly vampire cape. 

Sandy Sabotage

No one ever said that cooking on Cutthroat Kitchen was like a day at the beach.

Everyone, Meet Sally

In what's perhaps the ultimate take on farm-to-table cuisine, Alton unveiled a cow, Sally, whom one chef milked in order to gather the milk for a tres leches cake.

Giving Thanks for Sabotage

By now you know that Alton is a fan of suit sabotages, and this over-the-top turkey costume was just what this special Thanksgiving battle was missing.

Playing with Fire

Even a roaring flame is no match for the master of eviliciousness.

Right at Home

Alton's makeshift living room was anything but inviting when it turned into a prep station for two competitors making a TV dinner.

A Very Meh Birthday

The scene on set wasn't too happy when Alton forced one chef to tear through these wrapped presents in order to find fixings for a birthday cake.

Going Bananas

Alton hopped onto the banana boat that one chef would have to maneuver while prepping bananas Foster.

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Check out Food Network's Cutthroat Kitchen headquarters for more on-set photos, and to watch Alton and the judges on the After-Show.

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