Talk:421: Making Hash Browns

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He could hit his friend with the potato who could then fall back onto his fork. 20:09, 7 June 2013 (UTC)

He could dice the potato but not propel the freshly-made hash browns forward; they would instead fall on head. 18:31, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

Because a potato getting dirty from the ground is totally one of the worst things that could happen. Newsflash: Potatoes come from the ground, and these ones don't look like they've been washed anyway. Alcatraz ii (talk) 00:06, 8 November 2013 (UTC)

That's probably not a glass of orange juice but a cardboard container in which the french fries are delivered at the fast-food restaurant, painted on the outside and white inside, of the characteristic shape with a cut-out on the front side. What can be more appropriate to catch the fries with? 00:45, 31 January 2014 (UTC) I think the "orange juice" looks like frying oil. 08:10, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

I would have thought one of the ways it could go wrong would be if the glass of juice was literally half-empty. 19:42, 1 November 2014 (UTC)

I feel it is important to include suspension of disbelief, such that we are assuming the tennis racket method has been devised properly and they can indeed fry and dice the potato with the tools they have aquired. Thusly, the searing hot potato could land on his friends face instead. 01:56, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

I agree that there are a lot of ways the hypothetical flaming potato could cause more problems. I would also like to point out that he is clearly trying to “serve” hash browns the same way he would serve a tennis ball. -- 09:04, 11 December 2015 (UTC)

Really, this unjustified prejudice toward fork/spoon cross breeds still irks me. Anyone dealing with utensils should know good and well that the breed doesn't matter, but rather the environment and people around them. Raised properly, a spork mutt is just as kind and gentle as any purebred fork or spoon. I swear, they make one movie and it instills years of prejudice. 10:59, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

The flaming potato could hit the platter, scattering burning hash browns on the friend. This could ignite the contents of the glass as it gets flung back to the server. Randall Munroe, meet Rube Goldberg. Jelsemium (talk) 03:37, 14 December 2017 (UTC) Jelsemium

Man, I really want to try this. Herobrine (talk) 22:59, 13 March 2018 (UTC)

Numbers 2 and 9 are currently identical (dropping the flaming racket onto the gasoline can) 19:26, 25 February 2019 (UTC)

Add to the list: potato dices and cooks perfectly, crisp and hot hash browns land directly on the friend's plate, friend suffers serious health consequences from ingesting gasoline. 18:15, 10 July 2020 (UTC)

No one made the obvious pun on "serving" hash browns with a tennis racket? Nitpicking (talk) 12:24, 25 August 2021 (UTC)

For the list of ways it could go wrong, it lists seventeen, but in the title text is says three of those ways involve the fork in some capacity. Not to mention it says "at least fourteen", which suggests there could be more (non-fork related) ways it could go wrong. -- 10:49, 13 April 2022 (UTC)