Worst Cooks in America, Season 7: Craziest Moments

Relive some of the top moments captured on camera, including goofs, epic fails and eliminations.

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Episode 1: Cracked-Up Innuendo

"I've been on how many shows now where they want me to take my shirt off," says Chris about his reason for cooking protein-packed tilapia and hard-boiled eggs. "Clearly you didn't have to cook," Anne surmises of Chris' time on The Bachelor as she picks up one of his eggs, which has partially exploded. "There's other things you can do in the kitchen," Chris retorts.

Poking Fun at the Slow Pokes

"So Chris and I over here — we're just slow," Kendra points out as she's making her grilled cheese sandwiches. "I have so much going on inside ... I have to slow my mind down," she adds. "I think if you slow down any more you're going to go backwards," Anne tells her. "I think they're making fun of us," Chris says after Rachael and Anne burst out laughing.

Drinks All Around

"The vibe in the kitchen is extremely stressful," says Jaleel. "We need a drink." Dean says, "Hey, why not bring the pressure down." Jenni calls out to Jaleel, "You better be making one for me." They clink measuring cups and throw back their "adult pours" of whiskey. "I need more," says Chris, who also gets in on the fun. "I'm going to be ready for a drink after this," Anne calls out to them.

Surprisingly Bad from Beginning to End

"Are you stirring with a knife?" Anne asks Ellen, who's starting on her signature dish of pasta surprise made with ketchup. "The ones with the round ends, they're called spoons," Rachael tells her. "I don't know how Anne does this season after season," Rachael comments. "Now it looks like something that somebody's eaten," Barry points out to Ellen after she adds canned beans.

Nutrition vs. Presentation

"Is this going to wind up on my plate?" Anne asks Barry, pulling out one of his boiled carrots. "Did you think of peeling them? Did you think of taking the greens off?" she adds. During the potluck dinner, Jenni says, "I guess this is more like a do-it-yourself type of meal." Barry's reason for leaving the skin on: "I always thought the vitamins were in the skin so you're supposed to leave it on."

Watch the Highlight: Pitiful Potluck Pals

A Winner in His Own Mind

"I think that the choice of objects was good," Ellen says of Dean's dish. "To me it tastes like hospital food," Anne says. As there's only room for six celeb recruits, Dean is the one left standing at elimination. "I've never been eliminated first in anything in my life, in any competition ever," he says. "I'm the worst of the worst," he says as he walks out of Boot Camp. "In a sense, I win."

Episode 2: The Blind Leading the Blind

"I think there's a pig head under there and I'm already psyching myself out," says Jenni when she sees covered plates in front of Rachael and Anne. "Is this 50 Shades of Grey?" Ellen asks when the recruits find out they'll be blindfolded for a taste test. Jenni makes the funniest face as she tries tahini, which neither she nor Ellen guesses correctly. "It's so good to know that you don't know anything," Ellen adds.

A Test of Takeout Cooking, Not Calling

"I have to go down and color Jenni's finger," Anne says, seeing from the catwalk that her recruit is holding her knife incorrectly. Soon Barry is next. "I don't have many knife skills," Chris says. "It doesn't take a lot of cutting to prepare frozen dishes," he adds. "Poor kid. I can't have him go down like this," says Jenni, seeing Chris is struggling to finish his stir-fry. Both she and Barry help Chris come in just under the clock.

A Mistake He Can't Take Back

"I set the bar pretty high in the first challenge," says Jaleel, worried he can't repeat the relative success from last week. He accidentally adds whole spices to his saute pan without grinding them first. Only after Rachael notices does he realize the mistake, letting out the shrillest scream. "I don't know how to recover from this," he says, and Rachael coaches him to add more soy sauce to counteract the spices.

Watch the Highlight: Did I Do That?

A Rematch with His Vegetal Enemy

"Carrots seem to be a problem for me," says Barry, remembering last week. This week he had trouble prepping his carrots for a noodle stir-fry. "Are you scared of the carrots?" Anne asks him. "I am now," he says after Anne nominates him for a first-ever elimination challenge that will have him competing against the Blue Team's lowest scorer, Jaleel, julienning carrots and dicing zucchini.

Going from Front-Runner to Dead Last

"Yes, I conquered the carrot," Barry says after Anne announces that he managed to cut his vegetables most uniformly, which means Jaleel must exit Boot Camp. "The first week I would have made you the forerunner," Rachael tells him. "This week, literally, the knife dropped totally differently," she adds. Jaleel feels the burn: "It sucks to go out the second week."

Episode 3: It's Five O'Clock Somewhere

"Brunoise, julienne and minced are examples of what?" Anne asks competitors Kendra and Barry in a game of Family Food. "Julep," shouts Kendra. "She was thinking 'cocktail,'" says Rachael, laughing. "I thought she said 'mint,'" Kendra says. The points go to Barry when he answers "knife cuts" correctly. "A little too early to start drinking," he says. The Red Team earns the most points in the game.

Sandwich Innuendo

"My brain is like a fried egg," says Ellen, seeing that Rachael's making a sunny-side-up egg during the group demonstration; Ellen worries she doesn't know how to make a sandwich, which is the challenge at hand. "It's like sex in a sandwich," Anne says, topping her steak sandwich with an egg. "I'm not sure I agree with that," Chris retorts. "Anne and her sandwich need to get a room," says Kendra.

Messy, Sloppy and Clueless

"We're supposed to make a sandwich that represents us the most," Kendra says, describing the challenge. "I am spicy. I am sloppy. I'm a hot mess, so sloppy joe?" Kendra figures it out. "I feel like I should boil these potatoes because I don't want to kill anybody with, like, raw potatoes," Kendra says, planning on making potato chips for her side. "Normally a potato chip is fried, right?" Rachael asks.

Too Hot to Swallow

"If there's anything I can impress Anne with, it's my meat," says Chris, and he does! Anne is pleasantly surprised by his stuffed burger. But that's not the case with his side salad, which he calls a Canker Sore Salad. "It's something we used to make back in the day," he explains, but it's so vinegary and spicy that Anne spits it out. "Please, don't make that salad ever again," Anne tells him.

Watch the Highlight: Chris's Canker Salad

It's Over with Over-Easy Eggs

Kendra and Chris, both in the bottom two, must cook sunny-side-up and over-easy eggs in an elimination challenge. "The over-easy [egg] is one I've never done successfully," Chris admits. After judging the entries blind, Anne and Rachael decide Chris' eggs weren't up to par. "You're the hard-boiled egg man," Rachael says, disappointedly. "Anne, I'm sorry I let you down, but will you accept my spatula?" Chris jokes.

Episode 4: Finding Their Yin and Yang

"Pound the chicken with the chicken? What the hell does that look like?" Rachael says, seeing her team is struggling with the fill-in-the-blank chicken piccata recipe challenge. "It needs to make sense," Rachael yells at them. "I'm pretty competitive, and Ellen's more free-spirited," Kendra says of her partner's quirks. "But we might be communicating on a different level," Ellen says, suggesting she's psychic.

Taking Control of the Situation

"I'm going to take charge," says Jenni about the challenge. "Barry's going to listen." Although she manages to pound out the chicken breasts, they're not thin enough. "Would you like to do the splash?" Barry asks her when it comes time to add the wine. Jenni adds some to the pan and swigs from the bottle, with Barry wiping her mouth. "This is the way we do it down the shore," Anne jokes in a New Jersey accent.

Banking on Her Acting Skills

"Ellen can sometimes be on an island all of her own," Rachael says, seeing her recruit is improvising the recipe in the pasta challenge. Ellen's adding almost a half-bottle of vermouth to the clams she's cooking, and after battling the pasta attachment, she somehow manages to finish the dish. But seeing Ellen quite confused, Anne asks, "Did you go to the demo?" Ellen admits she blacked out for most of it.

Watch the Highlight: Ellen Spaces Out

Misbehaving for Attention

"Are you just acting out because you want Mommy to come spank you?" Anne asks Barry, noticing he's not following directions. "Kind of," he replies. Barry thinks he's got pasta making down, but instead of adjusting the pasta attachment, he mistakenly adjusts the machine's speed and doesn't roll out the dough thin enough. "You ran it through five times on number 1," Anne tells him.

Second Chance to Prove the Mentors Wrong

"On the bright side, I have more experience being in the final elimination than anybody," says Barry, going into the elimination challenge. He and Ellen face a pasta cook-off, which will be judged blind. "I need to prove that I can pay attention," Ellen says. "I see pluses and minuses in both," Anne says, tasting both of their dishes. She and Rachael decide Ellen's dish meets their criteria better, and Barry is eliminated.

Episode 5: There Is an "I" in This Team

"Jenni is the Red Team. The Red Team is Jenni," says Anne. "Failure is not an option." Jenni feels the pressure to succeed in the salsa and guacamole challenge. Anne likes Jenni's idea to add bacon to guacamole, but questions her idea for the salsa. "Are you going to make a salsa Parmesan?" Anne goads Jenni upon seeing basil on the recruit's station. "I'm not even Italian," Jenni exclaims.

The Blue Team's Boat Is Sinking

"I thought my head was going to pop off," says Rachael, urging her team members, Kendra and Ellen, to fry their chips before time is called. "Your time management is sucking," Rachael tells them. "I know that you're going to say that I won this challenge, but I want to give it to Jenni because I'm just feeling in that generous mood," Ellen jokes. The win goes to Jenni, the only recruit who completed the challenge.

It's Time to Soar on Their Own

"I just love putting things in my mouth," says Kendra, referring to tapas, the Main Dish challenge. Whoever cooks the most successfully will advance straight to the finale. "I need to really get it together," she says, worrying about time to cook three different tapas. But Anne and Rachael reveal they're leaving Boot Camp and won't be helping the recruits. "Without Rachael here to help me, I'm freaking out," says Kendra.

Smack Talk, Back Talk and a Spot in the Finale

Even though Anne and Rachael have left the catwalk, they're still secretly watching on closed-circuit television. "I like being on my own," says Jenni while smack-talking Anne. "She ain't screaming at me." An offended Anne says, "Wait until she finds out I'm watching." Jenni manages to put out the best dishes and wins the challenge. Teammates Ellen and Kendra are left to face off in an elimination challenge.

Watch the Highlight: Season 7 Highlights

Facing Poop Patrol, Again

"This shrimp is my second chance," says Kendra, who didn't properly devein her shrimp in the previous challenge. "I really need to finger it all out," she says. Ellen, who happens to be allergic to seafood, unknowingly butterflies the shrimp instead of just deveining them, which disqualifies her. "You've redeemed yourself," Rachael tells Kendra. "I will never enter another kitchen again," Ellen says as she exits.

Episode 6: And Then There Were Two

"After five weeks of a lot of trials and tribulations, you guys have made it all the way to the finale," Anne tells Jenni and Kendra. "You guys outcooked every celebrity teammate," Rachael adds. But for their final challenge, the two remaining celeb recruits will have to represent for their mentors in a final cook-off, which will determine who gets $50,000 for their charity.

More than Just a Cooking Coach

"That's the perfect sauce for you," Rachael says, describing a puttanesca sauce to Kendra. "It means 'whore sauce.'" But Kendra's confused: "Is she describing me?" Kendra mostly stood by during Rachael's demo and feels flustered on finale day: "I'm doing a lot of these things for the very first time," she worries. "I really felt like a Lamaze coach," Rachael says, telling Kendra to breathe.

Seeing the Fruits of Her Mentoring

"I am panicking inside my head," Jenni says, feeling overwhelmed during the practice cook. "Honestly I would just like to pay these culinary experts off," she says, half-jokingly. But when it comes to the finale day, she finds herself getting into a zone: "My mind is just like ... robotic tunnel vision." And Anne is very pleased. "I feel like a proud mom right now!" Anne says. "I'm just glad I'm making Anne happy," says Jenni.

Deciding Between Rustic Simplicity and Elegant Execution

After tasting all three of Kendra's and Jenni's courses, the three culinary experts convene to make their final decision. "Three impressive rounds, and I thought they both succeeded in their own way," says judge Ross Matthews. "Are we looking at best dish or what chef is better?" asks Chef Jamie Bissonnette, who points out the inherent differences. "What it comes down to for me is flavor," says Chef Madison Cowan.

Watch the Highlight: Season 7 Highlights

Going from Kitchen Zero to Hero

"I'm about to faint," says Kendra, standing along with Jenni and the mentors, waiting for the verdict. "At the end of the day we decided to go with the recruit who gave us the meal that we'd all like to eat again," Ross announces, revealing that Jenni has won the competition. No longer a worst cook, she leaves with $50,000 for her charity. "I went from J not-so-wow in the kitchen to JWoww in the kitchen," says Jenni.

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