Tonight’s episode of MasterChef saw contestants battle it out in a truly zesty challenge. But for the love of God, can we cool it with the citrus puns already? Fans on Twitter were quick to vent their frustrations at the pun-filled episode.
Contestants had to battle it out in a two-part citrus-inspired challenge, requiring them to cook both a sweet and savoury dish using their fruit of choice. Naturally, all the dishes looked bloody delicious, but fans weren’t too keen to sink their teeth into the puns.
— Channel 10 (@Channel10AU) June 1, 2020
Now, I love a good pun as much as the next guy. But as luck would have it, the internet is really over the citrus puns.
Sweet baby Jesus these terrible citrus puns have got to stop… ????♀️ #MasterChefAU
— swalji (@swalji1) June 1, 2020
You could say the excess of puns left a bit of a ~sour~ taste in peoples’ mouths.
— Tas Mavridis* (@TasMavridis) June 1, 2020
No? I’ll see myself out…
— Jackson (@JacksonBreer) June 1, 2020
Some fans, however, actually added to the conversation with their own zesty suggestions after Andy ran out of his own puns.
— Teresa Lane (@misslane77) June 1, 2020
Although Andy was fresh out of ideas, the internet was quick to share the juiciest puns they could come up with.
Andy says he can’t think of a pun. May I offer: ‘better get cracking or you could find yourself in eLEMONation!’ #MasterChefAU
— Lan (@thatslantastic) June 1, 2020
If the MasterChef producers are looking for a new pun-finding intern, they’re ripe for the picking on Twitter today.
Orange you glad I didn’t make a citrus pun? #MasterChefAU ????????
— Kaylee Tennison (@kayleetenn) June 1, 2020
Watching #MasterChefAU and Andy admits he couldn’t think of a citrus pun. I guess the writing was “sub lime”.
— Margaret Rafferty (@MargRaff) June 1, 2020
It’s a good thing Andy is decent at critiquing food because he’s got some serious competition in the pun department.
— Leon Sjogren (@Leonsjogren) June 1, 2020
Image: The Simpsons
Andy searches for a citrus pun: something zesty, a-peeling and pithy #masterchefau
— Lisa Romano (@LisaMRomano) June 1, 2020