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  • NIKA HARPER: Hi, and welcome to "GastroGeek,"

  • where food meets art.

  • I am your host, Nika Harper, and we're going to take food

  • to the next level.

  • We're creating magnificent geeky sculptures

  • out of edible items.

  • These competitors think they have what it takes, and they

  • were available on short notice.

  • Let's welcome them.

  • To start it off, we have--

  • bring out the booze--

  • Hannah Hart.

  • HANNAH HART: Hey, that's me.

  • My name is Hannah Hart, and I have a YouTube show called "My

  • Drunk Kitchen," which you can find online at

  • youtube.com/harto.

  • Well, for me, the inspiration behind "My Drunk Kitchen" was,

  • at one moment, I was awake.

  • Then I was drunk.

  • And then I was hungry.

  • So I began to cook.

  • And my life has never been the same.

  • If I won "GastroGeek" here today, it would change my

  • entire life.

  • I'm the kind of person that says things like, I'm not here

  • to make friends.

  • I'm here to win.

  • NIKA HARPER: The man with the appetite--

  • Furious Pete.

  • PETER CZERWINKSKI: What up?

  • My name is Peter Czerwinski, but I'm also known as "Furious

  • Pete" in the competitive eating world.

  • That's right.

  • I am a competitive eater.

  • Winning this competition would mean everything.

  • I have eight Guinness world records, but that means

  • nothing if I lose this competition.

  • I have to win today.

  • NIKA HARPER: And her majesty, the queen of

  • geek, Felicia Day.

  • FELICIA DAY: Hi, my name is Felicia Day.

  • I'm a writer, actress, producer, gamer, pet owner--

  • pretty much everything but a food sculptor.

  • My inspiration to start Geek and Sundry was that, I woke up

  • one day, and I said, it's a great idea to

  • do a video a day.

  • Why not?

  • The shows on Geek and Sundry are all about geeky things,

  • like tabletop gaming, and gaming with my brother, and

  • sculpting things out of food.

  • I mean, we make everything.

  • Why are you asking?

  • "GastroGeek" has such an amazing provenance.

  • And it's so auspicious.

  • I couldn't be prouder of putting the trophy--

  • did we get a trophy?

  • No?

  • I couldn't be prouder to put the prize-- uh,

  • do we have a prize?

  • I just couldn't be prouder.

  • NIKA HARPER: Welcome to "GastroGeek."

  • Please grab your buckets.

  • You'll be creating a sculpture out of food based

  • on the theme provided.

  • There's only one round, so if you blow

  • it now, you're screwed.

  • Also, before you, you have a bucket of mystery ingredients.

  • You must incorporate each of these

  • ingredients into the sculpture.

  • You can also use ingredients from the

  • counter or the fridge.

  • Your experience here is timed.

  • When the time runs out, our secret panel of judges will

  • appear to judge your sculpture based upon the overall theme,

  • the artistry, and how creatively you used your

  • secret ingredients.

  • Ready?

  • Open your buckets.

  • PETER CZERWINKSKI: Whoa?

  • HANNAH HART: What?

  • FELICIA DAY: Eww.

  • [MUSIC PLAYING]

  • NIKA HARPER: Ready?

  • Open your buckets.

  • FELICIA DAY: Eww.

  • PETER CZERWINKSKI: Whoa.

  • FELICIA DAY: When I took the top off the bucket, it smelled

  • like puke in there.

  • I'm just saying.

  • PETER CZERWINKSKI: Oh.

  • HANNAH HART: What is that?

  • FELICIA DAY: I told you it stinks.

  • PETER CZERWINKSKI: Oh, that smell.

  • NIKA HARPER: Your first mystery

  • ingredient is dried squid.

  • PETER CZERWINKSKI: The squid smells like death.

  • No, it just smells like rotten fish.

  • FELICIA DAY: Ew, ew!

  • HANNAH HART: Aahh.

  • NIKA HARPER: The second mystery

  • ingredient is bitter melon.

  • FELICIA DAY: It has a problem.

  • It stayed out in the sun too long.

  • It's got some skin damage.

  • NIKA HARPER: The third mystery ingredient is taro root.

  • FELICIA DAY: Which one is taro?

  • HANNAH HART: [SINGING PARODY OF "TEARIN' UP MY HEART"]

  • PETER CZERWINKSKI: I'm guessing it's this.

  • FELICIA DAY: Oh, I've had this.

  • PETER CZERWINKSKI: What else do we have here?

  • NIKA HARPER: Your fourth mystery

  • ingredient is sunchoke.

  • HANNAH HART: Sunchoke?

  • FELICIA DAY: Sunchoke?

  • Oh, I read about these.

  • HANNAH HART: Is that this?

  • FELICIA DAY: These cause people to fart a lot.

  • HANNAH HART: Really?

  • PETER CZERWINKSKI: Really?

  • FELICIA DAY: I'm serious.

  • Look it up on Wikipedia.

  • HANNAH HART: Are you choking around with me right now?

  • NIKA HARPER: The fifth mystery ingredient are chicken's feet.

  • FELICIA DAY: I can't, no.

  • Oh, it's gross.

  • Oh my god, chicken feet.

  • Like with the--

  • [SIGH]

  • HANNAH HART: There you go.

  • FELICIA DAY: Actually, I can't deal with this.

  • HANNAH HART: There you go.

  • FELICIA DAY: I'm not kidding.

  • [SOBS]

  • PETER CZERWINKSKI: Do you need some help?

  • NIKA HARPER: The sixth and last

  • ingredient are cheese puffs.

  • FELICIA DAY: You should have saved the foot for last.

  • NIKA HARPER: The theme of the show is movie monsters.

  • That means aliens, robots, anything you can think of.

  • Any questions?

  • You have 45 minutes.

  • Your time starts now.

  • FELICIA DAY: Instantly, when I see the squid, I know what I'm

  • going to do.

  • Kraken!

  • The kraken is my centerpiece, so I'm going to focus my taro

  • root, and my squid, and also the chicken foot all in that

  • one centerpiece monster.

  • PETER CZERWINKSKI: I don't really know what to build.

  • I'm never really good with monsters, and themes, and

  • movies, and whatnot.

  • But I think I'm just going to build something that looks

  • scary, and massive, and it's coming out

  • of the ground somehow.

  • I don't know.

  • I'm just going to go and just start building something.

  • And hopefully it turns into a monster.

  • HANNAH HART: Suddenly it occurred to me.

  • The thing I should make is the birth of the monster itself.

  • So I'm going to build a structure that is a

  • non-offensive witch doctor using a human sacrifice to

  • birth a monster from the side of a mountain.

  • Duh!

  • I think my toughest competition is Pete.

  • Felicia is her own worst enemy, so I'm not really

  • worried about her.

  • FELICIA DAY: I feel like the squid would be disgusting were

  • I not so freaked out by this chicken foot right now.

  • Oh, this is so gross, seriously.

  • Hey, mom.

  • PETER CZERWINKSKI: So now I have an idea.

  • I'm kind of going to use the squid as kind of a cyclops

  • kind of thing that's going to be coming out of the ground.

  • FELICIA DAY: This is the point at which I'm

  • just getting desperate.

  • I need to somehow assemble my kraken.

  • And it doesn't feel like anything's going to be holding

  • these really heavy pieces of taro together.

  • So I just go for