Iron chef is a televised cooking competition. Mervin Pringle has a fit from the stress, thus delaying his and Joyces appearance at the cookery contest. His opponents are a French chef who's won the competition twice before and a Englishman who's worked at the famed "Bon Appetit" in Paris. The host of the TV programme makes stale jokes about "porridge" and the likes. The celebrity Peter Russell-Clarke has a chat to Mervin and tells him that "Francois" actually comes from Ballarat. Mervin wins the cookery contest over his snooty "English" and "French" rivals.